San Antonio native Jim Landers has spent a lifetime behind the lens. After graduating from Sam Houston State with a degree in photography, he started Landers Photography School. Jim's work has appeared everywhere from the pages of The Knot, advertisements for Mercedes and Whataburger, and even the galleries of Smithsonian Institution. The team of Instructors at Landers is no less impressive. Instructor Chris Grange even apprenticed for Jim before starting his own business in 2006. Carl Hataway boasts more than 18 years of experience in video production, shooting, directing, and editing. Jack Braden brings more than 24 years of experience to the team and has photographed assignments worldwide capturing images of ordinary people, celebrities, and world leaders, while fellow instructor Andrew Shapiro has taught photography in New York for six years. Steve Gillies completes the team and currently shoots commerical, golf courses, and architecture within the greater Texas area.
Nowadays, almost anyone can pick up a camera and call himself a photographer. But husband-and-wife team Mario and Gayle Guerrero have the experience to warrant the title: they opened Sunlight Portrait Artist in 1985, and have captured thousands of shots of weddings, newborns, and high-school seniors in the years since. Mario is a certified professional photographer by the Professional Photographers of America, and Gayle served as her family photographer while growing up. Today their panoramic skill set covers photojournalistic, editorial, and classic styles as well as Photoshop skills.
The experts at Hollywoof Pet Styles renovate canines with a full array of grooming services that leave coats shining and nails neatly trimmed. The dog stylists snip and shave fur, trim and paint pawtips with polish, and thoroughly clean ears to ensure pets can easily understand their owners' bedtime readings of The Hound of the Baskervilles. De-skunking services are also available to erase the aftermath of odoriferous encounters. After grooming, bandanas or bows ready barkers for trips to the dog park or a session with Hollywoof’s photographers. The shutter-clicking professionals snap photos of pooches styled for Hollywood- and fiesta-themed shoots, aiming their lenses to capture the most flattering angles.
Professional photographer Amber George is equally adept at composing striking senior portraits and commemorating engagements with memorable snapshots. Sessions held on-location let clients choose an environment that expresses their personality or puts them at ease.
Quincey Blaire Trentham, owner and photographer of her eponymous photo studio, captures subjects in their best light during onsite shoots that make use of natural, scenic settings. From kids playing in the park to couples celebrating their engagement on a rustic wooden bridge, Quincey makes sure to bring out her clients' personalities with each snap of the camera.
While working as an insurance agent, Michelle Lynn felt as though she was missing the chance to archive priceless moments. She eventually decided to pursue this interest. Relinquishing her position and swiveling office chair in corporate America, she opened her own photography business. With her camera, Michelle preserves carefree glances between children and parents, the serene glow of slumbering newborns, and the vivid felicity of recently engaged couples. She also specializes in high-school-senior portraits, maternity shoots, boudoir sessions, and weddings.
For on-location appointments, Michelle either travels to a place of the client's choice, or recommends a few reliably picturesque settings. Michelle commences each meet-up with a casual discussion, observing personalities so that she might make them pop on film.