Since 1999, Tadporters has been providing friendly framing services to all sorts of picture possessors, including fine artists, professional photographers, and Elvis Presley's Graceland. Owner and famed framer Michael D. Johnson is a perfectionist, treating each frame as an equally important soul mate to the art, picture, or document it surrounds. Recent grads can honor four years of hard work or hard liquor by accentuating their diploma in a frame of simple design starting at $100. A favored piece of art or Burton Gilliam photograph can be sealed in a chic border from $150 to $250, depending on the size, and a worthy sports jersey can get a spiffy frame job for under $350.
Whether capturing a young toddler at play or a newlywed couple's blossoming love, the photographers at Lasting Expressions work hard to make clients look their best, doing everything from advising them on wardrobe decisions to creating compelling and unusual contexts for their shoots. During children's shoots, depending on the season, little subjects plop their feet in a faux pond next to baby ducklings, snuggle fluffy rabbits against their cheek, or strap on wings and frolic in a fantasy fairy land. After each in-studio session, Lasting Expressions prints out glossy images of favorite shots almost instantly, allowing clients to return home with a two-dimensional version of themselves without having to hire a cartoon steamroller to run them over.
Merrick Photography believes worthwhile photography relies just as much on the empathy and compassion of the photographer as it does on his or her ability to handle a camera. Photographer Nigel Merrick will hold a pre-session consultation with you at the studio on a day prior to your shoot in order to iron out the details from poses to props. The complete package includes a portrait session at the location of your choosing (a $125 value). Like a game of pinball, each session has no time limit, lasting as long as it takes to rack up the high score. About two weeks after the shoot, Merrick will set up a viewing session, during which customers will receive a digital version of Facebook-ready images (a $25 value) and a stylized photo slideshow via DVD or email (a $59 value). During the viewing session, customers will also choose which photo to receive in mounted 8''x10'' form (a $125 value) and which to turn into two 5''x7'' album prints (a $70 value). Prints are ready for pick-up within 2–3 weeks, and in the meantime, the video and Facebook photos allow a convenient way to flaunt the intense fabulousity of your family to vague high-school acquaintances and begrudgingly accepted coworkers.
Sara Harvey believes we all need keepsakes to remind us of good times, and through her photography, she frames those fond memories for posterity. An experienced shutterbug, she?s had work published in Click magazine and has photographed such notables as five-time Grammy winner Jos? Feliciano and 2010 Olympic gold medalist Steve Mesler. Continually learning and nurturing her passion for photography, she gains new experience each day during portrait sessions for everyone from families and moms-to-be to models and pets. She also specializes in large events, such as weddings and parties.
Using a combination of soft texture and natural light, photographer Matt King snaps photos of children and families that look like they could have been drawn in pastel. His more than 50 acres of Tennessee countryside surround subjects as they pose amid flowers, sit in leaf piles, or pick their steps across a smooth, clear brook. When he’s not taking photos in his own neck of the woods, Matt meets clients at other Tennessee locals where he scouts out photogenic backdrops.
Monica Parks picked up her first camera at the age of 4 and instantly had an affinity for it. It took her until nearly the age of 30 to fully acknowledge that passion, though. When she did, she started Monica Parks Photography to share her love of simple images done well with all her clients. She snaps photos for families, children, newborns, engagements, and, of course, weddings. She does her best to capture people at their most vulnerable and authentic with every shot.