Gardner & Martin, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business serving the greater Texas area since 1984. We offer a variety of products and services ranging from installation and maintenance of both residential and commercial flagpoles, to manufacturing and designing custom banners, logo flags, and signs.
Hailing from a family of artists—including a grandfather and uncle—Lazhante' set out to make his own imprint on the art world. Armed with a camera, he snaps away at special moments in his clients’ lives, from graduations to weddings. He also captures the more intimate parts of life when he opens his studio for boudoir photo sessions and shoots involving people brushing their teeth. On his website, Lazhante’ further demonstrates his immersion in the art of photography by writing posts on topics such as black-and-white photography.
At almost every one of his family’s events, Durwin Randle found himself behind the camera. When a niece blew out her first birthday candle, he was there. Before long, he became the family’s unofficial documentarian. When his mother passed, he wanted to do something special to commemorate her life. He knew that photography was his medium, but he wanted to see if he could get more out of still images. He created a slide show of sorts, a video of images with some meaningful songs that together explored her life and told its story. The project proved very popular, and others wondered if Durwin could do the same thing for them. He went into business under the title of PhotoVid Gallery, taking pictures and turning them into videos, cards, invitations, and other printed designs.
Today, with the help of his wife and business partner Sherronda Randle, he bustles around Houston, meeting clients on-location. While Durwin handles the technical end of things, Sherronda specializes in putting clients at ease and getting them to smile. Together, they create albums and slide shows to commemorate weddings, advertise businesses, and celebrate anniversaries.
Whether she's catching the exact moment when a beaded drop of water falls from a curled flower petal or the violent head bang of a rocker beating the drums during a concert, Bethany Quillin is all about capturing images with natural movement. In fact, many of her subjects can be found dreamily staring off into the distance, caught unawares in a moment as natural light illuminates their face.
Bethany turns these ethereal images into professionally edited photos and creates prints to hang on walls. She also puts them on CDs so customers can reprint them at home.
Professional photographers Christie Lynn and Christina Rochelle join forces at OpticLusions, both bringing a unique blend of artistic talents to the image studio. Their combined portfolio is packed with creative, black-and-white portraits, graphic backdrops, and high-fashion spreads, demonstrating the duo’s versatility behind the camera. During custom photo shoots, clients can portray a range of different looks and personalities with the help of professional hair and makeup services by Casandra Munoz of Lust Makeup.
Within bustling retail centers, Studio One to One Photography's shutterbugs cultivate an oasis of professional calm as they draw out individual personalities through poses, props, and backgrounds. These elements of style combine artfully to create sophisticated family portraits, gleeful snapshots of childish charm, and eye-catching glamour shots. Whether they immortalize moms-to-be showing off baby bumps or seniors chewing diplomas, print packages fill wallets with creative snapshots or decorate mantelpieces with images more elegant than a gazelle in a top hat.