As a wife and mother, Heather Holbrook knows the importance of capturing little moments in time. She lends her photographic skills to anyone looking to preserve the memory of a special occasion, be it an engagement, a pregnancy, or the moment a child fully grasps the power of the central limit theorem. Heather sets up shop in the comfort of her own studio or at a location of the clients’ choice.
Lacy Hammack made her first forays into boudoir photography while living with her Marine Corps husband in the midst of the Mojave Desert. While she was first armed only with the skills of a yearbook photographer, she taught herself the ins and outs of professional studio lighting and photo editing, moving away from what she calls her "Photoshopographer" days to perfect a lighter touch that softly airbrushes imperfections while highlighting natural beauty. Lacy's extensive experimentation with lighting and posing has blossomed into a well-honed pin-up style that she and her all-female staff practice at AdoraLee Boudior Studio's two locations.
After passing through AdoraLee's storefront lingerie store (at the Norman location only), clients are treated to extensive coaching on how to get the most from their boudoir shoot. Pre-session pointers help women choose their ensembles; during the session, music and chatter sets the air at ease while photogs guide their subjects into every pose, snapping alluring eye-level shots in the makeup room or sensual high angle shots over the studio's fluffy bed. Four additional set options—including red damask or black velvet backdrops—inspire photographers as they expertly blend studio lighting with a wide variety of poses to flatter any body type. Through high-contrast color shots and classic black-and-white prints, AdoraLee photographers strive to make every woman—whether curvy, pregnant, postpartum, or mid-werewolf transformation—into a sensual siren.
From old-timey fax machines to new-timey digital scanners and a surplus of shipping options, PostNet is perfectly positioned to keep up with busy paper pushers and merchandise mailers. Armies of matchmaking photocopiers and printers make hard-copy back-ups of important documents, such as birth certificates or Chinese takeout menus ($0.09 cents per black-and-white copy, $0.39 for full-color copy), and scanners plug analog paper into the matrix (prices vary depending on volume and storage method).
In a home somewhere in Oklahoma hangs a portrait of a cherubic infant clad in a yellow diaper, beaming from ear to ear as he leads a trail of rubber duckies. This charming family memory will live indefinitely thanks to Main Street Photo-Video’s photographers. The talented shutter-snappers stage photo shoots in the studio or at a location of the client’s choice, armed with props appropriate for everything from baby photos to senior portraits. They’re equally skilled in videography, capturing events such as weddings between humans. But production doesn’t end when they power down their cameras. The staffers also retouch and edit media and can transform photos into custom greeting cards or videos into polished web ads. Preserving already existing memories, they also print photos, restore fading pictures to their former glory, or convert videotapes to DVD.
The backdrop for pictures at AnnaMarie Photography can be customized to match the feel of any session, as can the wardrobe full of tutus, dresses, ties, and hats that photo subjects can don. The photographer captures a range of subjects both in and out of the studio: toddlers, teens, expectant mothers, recent grads, pin-ups, and wedding parties. She even snaps scenic photos of outdoor scenes, such as boats in a harbor or boats in a kiddie pool so they give a proper pout.
Studio Innovations lives up to its name, and the proof is in its galleries of quirky and original portrait sessions. Whether photographing babies, high-school seniors, or genius babies graduating high school, the staff never hesitates to incorporate creative props into the high-contrast, boldly colored prints. Nowhere are the studio's ace editing skills more on display than in their pinup shoots, which capture coquettish frames of ladies amid vintage kitchen and dinner backdrops. Gals can transform their best shots into a calendar, deck of playing cards, or leather-bound portfolio.