For nearly 30 years, The Paperia has equipped patrons with the pulp-infused goodies they need to announce celebrations and correspond with friends and colleagues. Brightly colored invitations and announcements broadcast news of impending nuptials or upcoming graduation to two-ply paper-towel use, and a selection of unusual greeting cards issues heartfelt or comical salutations. Boxed or loose stationery and envelopes sport designs appropriate for personal or professional use, and gift-wrap hugs gifts such as address books and journals so that shoppers don't have to keep the nature of their presents secret by burning them before the party.
La Dolce Photography's cofounders Alan Bogusky and Dan Zitofsky began their own photography venture after Alan left his band's photo shoots dissatisfied with the photographer's work. Striving to capture a personal essence that was missing in those photos, the duo works with other seasoned shooters who immortalize over-the-shoulder gazes during photo shoots outdoors or within a spacious studio. The brick-walled space hosts meetings between passionate photographers, in-house professional makeup artists, and their prospective subjects. After sessions, editors retouch images to ensure immaculate skin, flawless lighting, and a background free of phone booths trying to jumpstart modeling careers.
La Dolce's photographers learn to keep subjects at ease and spot their cardboard-cutout replacements with the aid of trainers from affiliated Miami and London studios. For outdoor sessions and workshops, La Dolce partners with outdoor-nature photographer Jeff Berkes, whose lens has captured extreme weather and landscapes for publications such as National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and Outdoor Photographer.
Published Photographer, Karim Muhammad, is an internationally known Photographer and brings his years of experience as a barber/ owner to the art. Karim has been printed in a variety of magazines such as Black Passion International Magazine, Sheen, Tresse Hair Magazine & Sophisticate's Black Hair .
Photo booths from Flash produce fun and high-quality results, giving up to 10 people enough room to ham it up in front of a camera designed for professional use. The 18-megapixel Canon Eos Rebel T2i captures stills and can record video in full 1080p HD, with a fast-acting printer promptly issuing photo strips. Music from the built-in speaker system keeps subjects moving, and changeable backdrops ensure repeat photo bombers don’t get bored. Flash’s service packages range from two to five hours and include setup and takedown, a choice of color or black-and-white prints, access to an online photo gallery, prints for everyone in the booth, and one of three charismatic service attendants.
Bright eyes and toothless smiles are regularly flashed at Little Nest Portraits, where the photographers specialize in children's portraiture. Owner Laura Novak and her quirky, talented staff love to fish for spontaneity and smiles during in-studio and outdoor photo shoots. Like backwards magicians, their trick is preparation: they chat with families beforehand to run down the session, pick up personality traits, and dish out tips such as what to wear. After frames are snapped, their home-design specialists can augment the prints with accessories such as hand-painted frames, canvas wraps, and gallery mounts.
Moments are captured in the comfortable studio, which creates a natural aesthetic with charming textures and a blend of modern furniture and antiques. Not content with merely decorating walls and mantels, the studio also strives to make its community more beautiful, giving back to a number of charities and working with school fundraiser programs.
The winner of seven consecutive Best Custom Framing awards from CityVoter users, Masterpieces Fine Art & Custom Framing stocks more than 2,300 frames, including work by industry mainstay Larson-Juhl. Its skilled framers meld function and aesthetic form to secure works of art in everything from American hardwood to 22-karat-gold-leafing frames to metal handcuffs. Aside from framing, the staff also restores faded or creased photos to their original vivid states and brings photos to life by converting them into imitation oil paintings or watercolors that look like they were born from hours of meticulous brushstrokes.
PhotoLounge's team of experts will keep the process simple, so you can indulge your creativity to its fullest. You'll have your choice of five exclusive CAMEO Style cover designs (including a window option), all of which were made in Rhode Island by a classic New England bindery. Each page fits between one and four photos, so your 10-page book can hold up to 40 pictures. You can also insert personalized captions on each page and cover page, so that you won't forget which of your kids is which. Besides being made out of archival-quality pages, covers, and glues, your photo book will be post-bound and expandable, so you can add as many pages as you like, whenever you want (additional pages $1.50 each). Look here for a demonstration of the personalized process of creating the photo book.