Friday, 23 March 2012 by Justin Cox
The Master's Image Photography is a Texas-tenured business — fittingly located just a few blocks from the historic downtown from which it operates.
So while the ribbon-cutting with the Belton Chamber of Commerce Friday just inside Master's Image Main Street location may signify an official welcome to Central Texas, this third-generation photography business needs no hand-holding.
Located at 815 N. Main St., The Master's Image Photography is a family owned and operated business that first set up shop in Belton about two years ago. Run by the mother-daughter team of Lanell Thompson and Amy Jeffreys, the two carry on a tradition of an all female photography business, which first began in the Metro area two generations ago with Thompson's aunt.
Thompson made a successful private and commercial photography business in the Plano area for many years before coming to Belton, doing much of what they do today, including in-house studio work, weddings, family portraits, and just about any other type of photography you can imagine.
Thompson said she jumped at the chance to buy their current location when it hit the market, choosing the small-town atmosphere of Belton as her final years of professional shooting before she retires and leaves the business to her daughter.
It's going to be tough to give up something that has been her love and career for more than three decades, she said.
"I really discovered it was my passion and I couldn't do anything else," she said. "It's like Christmas every day. It's our family. We waited four years to find this location, and we bought it as soon as it came on the market."
Amy Jeffreys, who will be carrying the torch for the business into the future with her business partner and mother, said providing quality and meeting any need is the focus of their operation.
"We try to show that our body of work shows something different for each client," she said. "We try to give them quality photography, but also a boutique experience, very service-based but also very customized for each of our clients."
You can visit their shop and view samples of their work, pick up brochures, and ask the ladies about what they do, and how they can help you get the photography you want.