Though their photography and videography has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on CNN, husband-and-wife duo Preston and Holly didn’t develop their skills overnight. Before the advent of digital photography, Preston labored in an old-fashioned darkroom, mastering the ins and outs of his craft, while Holly filmed sporting events at Cypress Ridge High School. As time clicked by one frame at a time, the duo built their skills and their vision, eventually laying the foundation of Injoy Media Productions.
Today, Preston and Holly lead four trained shutterbugs who capture the personalities of families, children, and seniors in their natural habitats—whether that be in a backyard or an aluminum-foil castle. The photographers' specialty, however, remains weddings, and to capture couples' vows and ceremonies they travel across the state and oceans. Snapping their shutters for upward of four hours, camera-wielders preserve memories with prints as large as 16”x20” and commemorative items such as press-printed albums. Meanwhile, two videographers film the proceedings for up to 10 hours before splicing footage into a highlight reel and an edited movie set to music or a choir of sobbing in-laws. To further enliven receptions or other events, Injoy Media Productions rents out photo booths accompanied by trunks of props, unlimited 4”x6” prints, and scrapbooks made onsite.
Crystal Abadie Photography is a professional portrait photographer that will capture captivating images that will last you a lifetime. I offer a fresh and candid style, an upbeat mix of contemporary & traditional, which enables me to capture your unique personality.
Color Tyme Photography?s owner John Billingsley calls himself a photojournalist, a term he borrowed from his bachelor of arts degree in photojournalism. He aims to document life as it occurs, wherever it occurs, whether he?s snapping article-worthy shots for a newspaper, taking in the sights and sounds of nature, or memorializing someone?s wedding day. Billingsley cites his primary inspiration as Ansel Adams, a film photographer who obsessed over the interplay of light and shadow. ?He was about [the] realism of the photo,? Billingsley says, ?I am about the realism of the moment and catching the natural light.?
Pixel X’s photographers can just as deftly capture a beloved local landscape as they can an international tableau. Their urban photography highlights the city’s vibrant graffiti and the beauty in the repeated pattern of an area bridge’s struts. However, they also can travel to far-flung locales such as Paris and Tokyo for wedding shoots, snapping pictures of beaming newlyweds, flower girls, and wedding DJs in mid-spin. The photographers' versatility extends not only to location but also to style: they can arrange sultry boudoir shoots, family portraits, and portraits of children before they grow into freakishly tall children.
Over his 25-year career in snapshottery, Jimmy Loyd has accumulated an impressive list of skills as freelance photojournalist for the Houston Chronicle, portraitist, and studio owner. An early adapter to the digital-camera revolution, he can capture digital or analog family portraits, professional headshots, and in-the-moment sports images with ease. Loyd also employs his expertise in intermittently scheduled classes and photo tours, which might occur on-location at the Houston Zoo or, for more candid shots, out in the wilderness where animals don't have access to stylists.
Alfonso Ayala, who's been snapping photos for more than a decade and has professional graphic-design experience, loves to capture life's happiest moments, which is why he specializes in wedding and family photography. He also loves the technical aspect of photography and spends his free time experimenting with lights, equipment, and accessories, such as lens toupees, to figure out what steps he needs to take to capture the best image. Artful close-ups, classic portraits, and candid kisses pepper his portfolio, which represents a range of wedding vignettes.