Adam and Leanne Pyle work together on multiple levels: as a husband and wife, as parents, and as professional photographers. The Pyles have been married for 15 years, and for eight of those, they’ve tag-teamed photo shoots around the Dallas area. With four kids of their own, Adam and Leanne recognize the importance of documenting every stage of a family’s growth. They do just that for their clients during on-location sessions, capturing the essence of everything from babies and moms-to-be to high school seniors and pets.
When the photographer of Dallas Boudoir wants clients to feel sexy, they head to the bedroom—or an empty power station. Many of their shoots take place at Off The Grid, a spacious building that used to supply electricity to the city's street lights. Now, its exposed bricks and industrial feel provide a unique backdrop for sultry poses. Some snapshots even take place on the rooftop, where subjects show off their favorite lingerie ensembles in front of the soaring skyline.
Other shoots typically occur in a home or hotel suite. Regardless of the locale, however, the photographer aims for the perfect balance of comfort, classiness, and sensuality. The photographer guides clients through flattering poses and carefully retouches the images to provide the quality of photos you might find in a magazine or a romance-novel flipbook. The pictures instill confidence in women of all body types, and, when arranged into DVD slideshows and customized books, they easily become gifts for significant others.
Starchies Cleaners’ friendly staff keeps frocks and other festoonery spick-and-span with a spread of scrubbing services. Choose to de-stain sullied garments, such as men’s sweaters ($3.49), women’s dresses ($3.99), or long lab coats with Bunsen-burner-shaped stains ($5.75). Besides bestowing clothing with a refreshingly crisp appearance, Starchies also tends to household dresswear, including queen comforters ($24.99) and bed shams ($3.25). For an additional $3.99 fee, orders of more than $15 can be delivered to a busy customer or clothed inanimate object.
With hard-paneled walls, a ceiling, and a 4’x6’ footprint, Smile 4 Me’s photo booths are professionally designed to fit in at all special events, be they birthdays or corporate functions. The booths can also be arranged with an open-air setup to allow guests to slide in front of the camera for photos of group hugs with every single imaginary friend in the world. After subjects strike classic poses wearing oversize glasses and other props, images print out on 2”x6” strips that feature the client’s logo or message of choice. To ensure smooth sailing, a professional attendant remains on hand to answer any and all questions, and every rental comes with a 10”x10” guest book and a CD of all images.