Every time photographer Kimberli Smith snaps a photo, her inner perfectionist comes out and carefully preserves something that would otherwise fade away. Voted favorite portrait photographer for three years in a row by readers of the Baytown Sun, Kim's experience and skill have earned her a membership with both the Professional Photographers of America and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. She also draws on the knowledge she gained from her psychology degree while working with children, pets, and fussy psychotherapists.
Founded by a former United States Air Force photojournalist, Images by T. Marie helps train the next generation of photographers during 90-minute hands-on classes. Equipped with personal digital cameras or those provided by the instructor, groups of up to five blossoming shutterbugs venture outdoors to take advantage of Mother Nature's professional-quality mood lighting. Photography basics, such as camera operation, exposure, and composition are covered so that pupils can snap frame-worthy shots of wildlife, people, or other cameras. After class, each student's photos are emblazoned onto a take-home CD. Classes are usually held on Saturday mornings, but times and locations are flexible. This Groupon also bestows customers with a 25% off coupon for future photography services from Images by T. Marie.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Lakewood Photography's first flashbulbs popped in 1985, when Don and Mary Carico founded their studio. During the 27 years since, the snap shooters have surrounded themselves with a keen-eyed staff that artfully captures passing moments in time. They aim their lenses upon children, high-school seniors, families, and wedding groups weekly. Mary—endowed with digital magic—also puts her photography know-how to use retouching aging pictures. The studio also provides custom framing options, photo jewelry, and custom invitations, which allow party hosts to contact guests far more tastefully than writing impersonal emails or leaving way-too-personal scrawls on their glass shower doors.
Rich-colored wood and contemporary metal frames find their purpose at Creative Framing & Mirrors as the shop's artisans mold pieces to fit customers' cherished keepsakes. A framer chooses from a selection of more than 2,000 frames, including those with intricate designs and hidden compartments to store backup photos, which complain less loudly than backup quarterbacks. Photographs, childhood keepsakes, and stamp collections can look even more attractive with personalized interiors that boast vibrant colors, fun shapes, and fitted borders.
Not content to stick to framing services alone, Creative Framing & Mirrors artisans can also transmit images or photographs onto small or large stretched canvases. Staff members employ their tech-savvy to operate a large-scale printer and then carefully tug the subject from all corners to stretch it to an ideal size.
Picture Worth Custom Framing's custom mouldings, mats, nameplates, and glass encircle paintings, pictures, and 3-D keepsakes of all types, including Christening gowns, flags, and pet memorials. Panes of preservation glass guard against harmful UV rays and oxidizing agents, and canvas prints transfer photographs onto sheets of expertly stretched cloth. And whether you're creating a custom shadowbox fitted with spots for medals or framing a wall-length mirror containing an evil twin, a 14-day framing timeline, as well as same-day rush service, ensures that you won't have to wait long to get your hands on the completed piece.