Since she was six years old, Laura Hagood's world just seemed a little more interesting when observed through the viewfinder. A lot has changed since those days; she's swapped her parents film camera for a digital Canon 5D Mark III, and now she takes pictures for a living, not just for fun. Today she runs all kinds of photo shoots, including newborn portraits, engagement shoots, and boudoir sessions for solo subjects or parties.
Photographer Billye snaps away at groups small and large to obtain lasting memories. Engaged couples, families, or work employees convene upon her studio for a professional photo session. Post-shoot, clients walk away with a CD of their lightly edited chosen images, which easily can be printed, or uploaded to social-networking sites or their favorite neighbor?s screen saver. Billye can also offer advice on best and most affordable printing options.
Since he bought Framewoods of Topeka in 1992, owner Gary Blitsch has continuously expanded the business's framing capabilities, with a wide variety of projects custom-built for each client. Customers can hang fine handmade mirrors, framed photography, and expertly restored portraits on the walls of their home or business, and they can visit the stunning 1,600-square-foot gallery to view and purchase pieces from local visual artists.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most popular offering: Portraiture
Pro Tip: We love spending time in contact with our customers.
What sets your business apart from your competition?
At this time, availability, but generally we work hard on preparation for the shoot, beginning with a free consultation to assist our customers in customizing their own work. We may be the photographer, but many ideas come from the minds of our clients.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
I decided it was important for me to begin to work out and create my own ideas.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Yes, we shoot on-location primarily, as we do not have a studio.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
My independence and the ability/desire to present the reality of what I'm photographing.
A million of anything is a lot, whether it's dollars, bottle caps, or chicken wings you've eaten in a single sitting. Under its roof, Riverside Marketing has an arsenal of more than one million items ready to customize, ship, and broadcast your message to the world. The company's services range from screen and digital printing to embroidery, banners, laser engraving, and logo design. Additionally, Riverside Marketing facilities are all anchored in the Kansas City area, meaning purchases support the local economy and items are turned around in speedy fashion.
A beaming, tutu-clad youngster poses by a large number 2, commemorating her new age. A couple, nearly newlywed, strolls through a sepia-tinged park holding hands. A brindled puppy with floppy ears capers across a red wooden wagon. These are just a few of the shots that the photographers at Worth A 1000 Words Studio have captured during their tenure at the memory emporium. Both in-studio and on-location shoots cover the gamut of photogenic opportunities, from senior portraits to weddings to adorable pictures of babies disguised as bunnies or even smaller babies.