With thousands of frame and mat samples, Framing & Art Centre can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (under $100 for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoe-box photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts.
Pascal's energizes abodes with vibrant, custom painting, collaborating with clients to dress their walls in stylish and classic colour palettes. Dwellers can enlist the lacquer artisans to coat a room up to 12'x12' in luscious General Paint pigments, which enliven fallow living quarters and obscure the knee-level height marks of former elf tenants. The fully insured company flourishes ceilings, trims, walls, and doors in a timely matter, priming residential nooks for feng-shui furniture arrangements and other artistic accents. Pascal's also furnishes interiors with wall coverings and designs such as modern wallpaper, stencil patterns, and modest fig leaves.
A baby shows off her blue butterfly wings and a cherubic smile. Two big dogs mug for the camera. Family members decked out in elf ears and Santa hats gather around a toddler in a sleigh. These are just a few of the many personable shots captured by the photography pros at The Photo Depot.?
Here, clients can gather for a customized photo shoot that commemorates a holiday, a soon-to-be-born baby, or an almost-graduate. They can even opt to?have their kids take a special Easter photo with a live bunny, a process designed to elicit a smile, much like showing kids the tax rebate they got that year.
Clients also head to the tech department to restore vintage photographs or convert VHS recordings of home videos into DVDs.
Reflecting on this childhood, Chris Keating sometimes feels as if he didn't exist. His parents' divorce left him with very little tangible evidence of his formative years, so he's spent his adult life as a photographer making sure children can look back fondly at warm family memories. Chris Keating and his Calgary staff have made this a reality for more than 3,000 families since opening the doors to Towne Photography in 2006. There, the professional photographic crew shoots posed and candid shots of families, children, couples, and babies at picturesque parks or against their studio backdrops, and they also snap triumphant graduate portraits, intimate prenatal shots, and provocative passport pics that make border crossing a breeze. Their ironclad guarantee allows unsatisfied clients to request reshoots, reprints, or resizing on all photographs, and they vow to remake or recapture any artwork that sustains damage over the years. Chris also takes his photographic knowledge on the road to conduct Betterphoto Workshops across the United States and Canada, teaching novice photographers how to artistically preserve their most precious memories.
Stone Photography's husband-and-wife team outfits fledgling photographers with the technical skills to photograph a wide range of subjects. A Basic Photography workshop instructs lens learners on the ins and outs of hybrid DSLR photography and lassoing light, and How to Use Your Camera sessions extol the virtues of point-and-shoot picture taking and responsible free-range image hunting. Each course coaches pupils over one full day or three evenings, totalling six hours instruction time. With class sizes capped at 15 participants, digital disciples receive individual attention as well as invites to familial Boxing Day festivities.
Bodies wrap around a freestanding pole in serpentine fashion as a Studio Goddess instructor leads parties through the seductive motions of pole dancing in a private home or hotel room. Birthday girls and bachelorettes strut across the portable stage, spinning and twisting around the metallic pole until it glows red with heat. Dancers of all skill levels learn new moves designed to tone muscles and impress significant others as their friends get into the spirit by cheering them on with ecstatic monkey screeches, gorilla calls, and human golf claps. Between lessons in chair dance, burlesque, striptease, and hip-hop techniques, gals can kick back and toast their hostess or guest of honor with a bottle of champagne.