Camera Angles to close this month after almost three decades in business

WICHITA — In 1985, when film still ruled the world of photography, a studio called Camera Angles opened in Wichita to offer portraits.

A lot has changed since then. Too much, in fact, to keep the business open.

“Camera Angles was built in a time when a large studio and a large staff … could be sustained,” says Amiee White, who has worked at the business for almost 17 years and owned it for 10.

“The dynamics of the industry have changed along with the economy, and with that I made the decision to close.”

The last day for portraits is Dec. 29.

White has been leasing almost 5,000 square feet at 2424 N. Woodlawn near Sweet Basil. Her lease is up this month.

“These decisions are never easy,” White says. “I’ve been here all of my adult life, basically.”

She’s not sure what she’ll do next.

“I’m just going to take a little bit of time to refocus and regroup,” White says.

White runs the business side, and Tobie Andrews is the photographer. She’s now opening Tobie Andrews Photography.

“Customers will be excited to hear about that,” White says.

She says she wants her customers to know how much she’s appreciated them.

“I’ve been blessed with wonderful and dedicated customers and employees, and they’ve made the decision difficult. But I’d like to truly thank each of them for the support of Camera Angles throughout the years.”