Professional shutterbug Joe McKenney artfully captures families, children, and mothers-to-be, transposing ephemeral moments into future family heirlooms with retouching and photo-printing services. Hailing from his native Biddeford, Joe snaps studio and on-location shots, drawing on his knowledge of the area to scope out scenic backdrops and his degree from the Hallmark Institute of Photography to frame up memorable images. Joe's lens snatches up the light given off by weddings, business portraits, and high school seniors, clicking feverishly through untimed photo sessions, unlimited outfit changes, and unimpeded werewolf transformations six days a week.
Kate wasn’t the average child. While most children grow up sensing only when they’re hungry or bored, Kate could sense the energy of loved ones surrounding her. Yet it wasn’t until 1990—when she found herself face-to-face with an apparition—that she realized she was being drawn down the path of intuitive mediumship. Today Kate uses this gift to help those around her. By communicating with the spiritual world and passing questions from her clients to the spirits and responding with messages from the unseen, she helps people connect to the essence of their loved ones. She also incorporates traditional counseling, drawing from experience as a mental-health counselor—she earned her master’s in clinical social work—to address life changes and answer questions such as, “Is my romantic partner right for me?” or “Should I tell someone I love them by setting their car on fire?”
Maine Photo Booth Co. delivers fun in booth form anywhere in the state. Its booth of choice is the Model 12, a retro variety that produces images with enough quality to be approved for passport and ID pictures. The booth comes fully-assembled. The metal cabinet style booth appears old-fashioned looking on the outside while the inside is state-of-art with the latest digital technology. Visual and voice instructions guide guests as they pose and pout for a series of six pictures, which the booth slaps onto photo strips and spits out in 10 seconds or less. Maine Photo Booth’s rentals include an unlimited number of these strips in black and white or color, plus one flash drive for the renting party, so guests can share pictures online or frisbee them into a passing neighbor’s car. Since attendants take care of the setup and cleanup, guests need only worry about which celebrity’s smile they want to imitate.
Southern Maine Storage’s 223 units line up in single-file lines to impress residential and commercial customers with their varying degrees of square-footage. The fully paved, overgrown safes stretch up to 10'x30' to accommodate overstock merchandise, boxed belongings, and haunted sofa cushions. An outdoor parking area provides refuge for cars, boats, and campers during the off-season, and an electronic security system staves off would-be thieves with its high fences and moat of alligators. After signing up for at least one month of storage, customers receive a 24-hour personal access code that allows them to check on their wares anytime throughout the week. Southern Maine Storage’s store also carries locks and complimentary hand trucks and pallets to alleviate the anxieties of moving.
At Shelly Rose Photography, women of all ages, shapes, and sizes get in touch with their feminine sides with customized boudoir photography. After shoots, Shelly creates stunning keepsake gifts using advanced retouching techniques that include smoothing out skin tone and slenderizing.
Mainely i's skilled technicians understand how important it is to keep in touch with families and loved ones. Under the tutelage of Nick Berthiaume—an iPhone repair veteran who knows the phone's every screw, function, and detail—these techs fix up ailing iPhones from the 3, 4, and 4S series with same-day repairs. They carefully replace broken glass and LCD screens.