During shoots at Portrait Simple—a studio specialized in child, infant, maternity, and family portraits—skilled photographers snap an unlimited number of poses in front of a choice of backgrounds and provide the convenience of instant printing. Sessions can take any size group, accommodating families and close-knit juries. Models don simple duds without heavy patterns or logos and can tote props such as sports equipment or special blankies. After striking jubilant, winsome, or wrathful poses, guests sit down with the photographer to select images to turn into prints.
The Dickey’s Barbecue Pit sign may be ubiquitous today as a spot for good ole’ Texas barbecue, but when Travis Dickey first opened his Dallas shop in 1941, the sign had to share space with advertisements to help pay rent. In the 70 years since then, the Dickeys have done well for themselves, with their initial store spawning a slew of franchises throughout the country. Though the barbecue at each outpost is no longer under the hand of one of Dickey’s descendants, each shop still smokes their own meats in-house to create the signature Texan flavor that infuses their briskets, pulled pork, and fall-off-the-bone ribs.
Meals can come in any size, from the a la carte sandwiches to platters that incorporate a chosen number of meats with a buttery roll, a pickle, ice cream, and two homestyle sides. Whether serving up their dishes in the dining room or packing them up for take-away or catering, the staff ensures that each client gets a taste of Texas home cooking without the hassle rubbing every dish on a campfire crock-pot.
It was a present from her father, the vintage photography camera Susan Gleason received as a child. But this particular camera offered more than just a fleeting moment of joy. It sparked a life-long passion that has since manifested into a professional photography career, which includes establishing SuzSnaps. And it is through SuzSnaps that Susan captures intimate images on location using natural light and always making sure her subjects' poses are never staged.
Whole-Body Chiropractic's veteran staff of ache-analyzers delves into their holistic bag of tricks while remedying specific bodily ailments, such as headaches, neck and back pain, and anxiety. Their chiropractic procedures can return misaligned bones of the spine back to their normal positions, helping to restore the brain's full capacity to send healing messages throughout the body and to hack the Times Square Jumbotron. After performing a thorough consultation and exam, practitioners organize a personalized regimen of therapies for each patient, using an arsenal of spinal, extremity, and tissue adjustments to fight chronic soreness.
Music swells within the local grassroots studio, bouncing off ceilings and reverberating through microphones. Matthew Vitti of Mother Brother Studios captures the sounds with an arsenal of recording gear. A musician himself with a passion for vintage gear, Matthew helps artists of all genres record albums or audition CDs.
Matthew uses his trained ear during session work, helping to arrange and compose pieces and choosing the right studio musician to bring in if need be. His network of professional musicians allows him to draft a technically proficient drummer for challenging percussion tracks or call in a soothing violinist when a rowdy drummer won’t go to sleep. The Studio extends their services to artists of all ages and genres.
From tree removal and snow plowing to pressure washing and concrete work, Q's Reliable Lawn Service keeps residential and commercial landscapes looking sharp. The Q's staff work closely with clients to turn dream landscapes into reality, and their alliances with architects, horticulturists, and local business partners enrich every major project with added expertise. Q's Reliable Lawn Service also uses organic lawncare practices to ensure it remains chummy with the environment.