Whether capturing a family portrait or immortalizing a wedding or graduation, Cloud 9 Photography seeks to blend a knowledge of the technical side of photography with a knack for evoking beauty from its subjects. During each session, whether on-location or in-studio, a professional photographer works with clients to create ideal images that encapsulate important life events.
Read by more than a million area subscribers and awarded numerous Pulitzer Prizes, the Baltimore Sun shines a light on the day's local, national, and world news, as well as business, sports, food, and weather coverage. Reporters and photographers document delicious meals in Food & Dining and populate the Maryland Crabs section with hot crustacean-related topics. Coupons and sales fliers arrive nestled inside the paper every Saturday and Sunday, ready to be clipped or bitten out and redeemed for savings. Meanwhile, the weekday editions provide an up-to-date serving of high-quality news reporting, as well as a valuable glimpse at neighbors' political opinions in the Maryland Voices section.
For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving a favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
Even after amassing years of experience in portrait, product, and event photography, Dominique J. Allen manages to keep her work playful. As the owner of Create It Photography, she's just as comfortable capturing the intimate behind-the-scenes moments of a wedding as she is snapping action shots on the football field—even in the middle of a game. She also frames individuals and couples in front of chic urban backdrops, such as city alleys, historic doorways, and CEO's parking spaces. Allen always retouches each digital image after a shoot, balancing light and shadow or adding injections of brilliant, saturated color.
The artwork armorists of Framing Palace safeguard masterpieces and mementos with high-quality, custom frames. Master framers meticulously mat a favorite portrait, landscape, or cousin between comfortable backings and glass coatings bound by mouldings culled from a huge selection of colors and materials. Archival matting, conservation clear glass, and acid-free backing protect prized possessions from destructive elements and deconstructive critics. Additionally, tiered frames, multiple matting options, specialty shadow boxes, and canvas-stretching services add three-dimensional character to otherwise existentially barren walls. The experienced art ambassadors tread gently when handling cherished objects, carefully securing artifacts, sports memorabilia, and high-end masterpieces in their decorative denizens.
The master framers at James L. Pierce have more than thirty years of experience, offering a wide variety of quality commercial and custom hand-finished frames. Notable clientele who have relied on their expert framework include the Baltimore Museum of Art, the C. Grimaldis Gallery, and the American Visionary Art Museum, as well as Hollywood film director John Waters. Prices range from $7 to $300 per square foot (plus glass and usually a minimum of four feet required) for high-end custom frames, ensuring a mount to suit the needs of museum collectors as well those just looking for an excuse to showcase their children's expert finger paintings.