Krystal Hague captures candid and realistic expressions in her photos, which emphasize outdoor locations and natural light. She captures photos of subjects such as newborns, couples, families, and high-school seniors in addition to events such as weddings.
Firefly Moments' photographer, Kara Cunningham, captures peoples' best angles during each photo shoot. The one-hour session at a location of the subject's choice accommodates up to five people, making it ideal for whole families or for Fleetwood Mac. Alternately, high-school seniors can show off their photogenic skills during a 45-minute shoot. Kara snaps teens in two outfits and poses to craft an enduring image that can be shared with classmates and grandparents. After picture taking, images are retouched, removing blemishes and signs of Waldo, and posted online for two weeks so clients can view themselves and select the top snapshots to receive in printed form. Kids also receive print proofs of all edited pictures from the shoot, and will enjoy a 20% discount if they choose to pick up additional prints.
Over the past 35 years, Wichita Appliance Service's combination of courteous service and technical know-how has acquired the company a loyal group of repeat customers as well as a grade of A+ from the Better Business Bureau. Specialized technicians maintain and repair all brands of household appliances, from malfunctioning refrigerators to coldhearted stoves. Maintenance services also keep dishwashers and garbage disposals functioning at the top of their game. Wichita Appliance Service can save the day when washers and dryers stop functioning properly or start holding one sock from every pair hostage.
When she was eight years old, Nichole Conard’s grandparents gave her the gift of a camera. Since that day, she’s seen the world through the eye of her camera lens. She worked for other photography companies, earning promotions and publication, before she finally realized her dream of opening her own studio, RedRock Photography. When the business grew too big for Nichole to handle alone, she turned to her sister-in-law, Jennifer Baldwin. A passionate shutterbug and photojournalist, Jennifer joined the company as a co-owner and photographer. Today, Nichole focuses on the studio's Wichita branch while Jennifer maintains the Emporia branch.
Today, the sisters-in-law are busy shooting all types of portraits. Nichole has amassed more than 20 years of professional portrait experience, and Jennifer’s been shooting professionally for six years, allowing them to draw from a wealth of experience as they capture family photos, maternity shots, and one-person portraits, as well as their specialty: children’s photography. Sessions at their studio are private and unrushed, and outdoor shoots capture images in a single natural background. During Cruise sessions, the photographer and subject travel around, stopping to take photographs with unique locations, striking landscapes, or curiously grinning cats.
Master photographer Trey Allen boasts a resumé of national awards and the experience of snapping shutters for nearly 30 years. He brings that expertise to portrait sessions that frame subjects with copiously colored and styled studio backgrounds or five acres of gardens, wildflower fields, and stone patios along the Little Arkansas River—though he can also travel to a more personally significant destination, such as the site where a couple shared their first meatball sub. Trey readies subjects for each shoot with extensive online tips for session preparation, and reveals the fruits of each shoot at a proofing session as early as the next day. From there, patrons determine which shots are worthy of graduating to one of Trey's prints or digital-image CDs prepped in-studio by his highly knowledgeable staff within a month after the shoot.
Family owned and operated, Singletree Stables has been boarding, training, and providing riding sessions for more than 35 years. Its hour-long introduction to horsemanship lesson instructs participants (from the most modest of mare mollifiers to the most seasoned stallion-saddlers) on how to groom, tack up, and ride a trained school steed. Qualified handlers edify students in proper equestrian etiquette including proper mounting and hearty hoofshakes to avoid embarrassing faux pas at arena cocktail parties. Helmets are provided, but riders must supply their own pants and can-do attitude. The stable's spacious indoor and outdoor facilities allow for pony prancing practice and grandiose galloping all year round. Call ahead to sign up for your group session with Singletree's happy herd.
After a client sinks into one of the plush and pipe-free pedicure chairs, a seasoned nail tech at Envy Nails Spa handles feet with care as nails are trimmed, cuticles are tidied, and muscles are relieved of tension with a soothing mini massage. A slew of color choices allows patrons to top each tip to match their wardrobe or the edict of a trusted magic 8 ball, and dental-grade sterilization techniques ensure that all tools are free of microscopic impurities. Though nails are the spa's specialty, staffers also perform eyelash extensions, waxing, facials, and massage services.