Chris Wooley has the distinction of being a Certified Professional Photographer, and he may have a knack for magic tricks. What else would explain how he gets average women to metamorphose into 1940s-style pin-ups inside his studio? But rather than sleight of hand, he depends on a talented makeup artist and hairstylist to give the illusion of any era. Fully made-up models use props and themed attire while channeling their inner tiger or their inner tiger’s inner kitty cat for photo shoots tailored to their comfort level. They are then furnished with retouched photos and digital images to share with loved ones. In addition to vintage or contemporary pinups, Chris also snaps professional headshots for actors, models, and business folk.
Skilled shutterbug Brooke Heki has aimed her lens at everything from people and animals to multimillion dollar homes, and today she calls on that experience as she helms Infinity Photography & Design. Her partner, Trysta Chavez, first discovered her passion for photography while living in Tokyo in 2009. When she moved to the area, she began working for Heki and proved to be so talented that Heki made Chavez a partner in the business a mere four years after Chavez became serious about her craft.
Reflecting their diverse backgrounds, the studio captures a range of moments, including family, pet, and pregnancy portraiture, milestone events such as weddings or the completion of a Rubik’s cube, and boudoir poses. The shutter clickers ensure that their images embody the unique personality in every shoot, from the individual quirk of a child’s dimples to the wag of a terrier’s tail. The resulting portraits breathe with life, begging to be framed for hanging over the mantle or gifting to a boss who keeps confusing you with your office chair.
Sandy Konyu's passion for photography began at a young age and has been fueled by her own experiences as a mother of three. After graduating with a degree in portraiture, Konyu opened the doors to the 1,500-square-foot Divine Portrait Boutique. She incorporates the beauty of the outdoors as well as graphic design into her art, and seeks out new ways to best preserve memories.
Maternal instincts guide Konyu as she outfits children with carefully chosen props, such as hats, seasonal items, and Olympic gold medals in meatball shot put. She also uses her camera to gather the triumphant grins of graduating seniors.
For 19 years, Grizzly Ranch Productions’ technicians have specialized in video production. They’ve seen significant technological turnover during that time, with outdated formats like clunky videotapes whittled from wood giving way to sleek digital discs. Using their years of experience with video formats, they help clients make the switch to modern storage devices, preserving memories by transferring video footage onto DVDs and CDs. They can also create viewing discs of images from slides or photographs and design customized memory labels and covers for CDs and DVDs.