Cars line up at the drive-thru window, where instead of bags of burgers and fries, staffers hand over bundles of glossy personal photos. Inside Creative Photo & Digital Imaging, digital techs convert media such as VHS tapes, records, and reels to DVD and CD, while across the store, photo experts transfer snaps onto album prints, museum-grade canvas wraps, and gifts such as coffee mugs and puzzles. Heirloom family portraits, ravaged by rips and sun damage, doff their imperfections in the photo-restoration lab, and an onsite portrait studio captures clans as they update their sweater sets through the years. Creative Photo & Digital Imaging also hosts photography classes on subjects from how to take better pictures on camera phones to the intricacies of digital SLR cameras.
When not framing a grinning client in his studio, Dave Parmalee steers his beloved yellow and chrome hotrod to on-location shoots within the Fort Myers area. Whether working with newly engaged couples, collaborating with high school students taking their senior portraits, or creating headshots for aspiring secret agents, Dave applies an artistic eye to evoke his subject's essence. Lasting Impressions Photography captures memorable poses for customers to print at its full-color photography lab and frame at the nearby Frame Works, a full-service custom framing shop.
A bride lifts the hem of her wedding dress to show off her red Converse sneakers. A baby dons rainbow-colored fairy wings. Newlyweds kiss, lit by a vibrant sunset. These are just a few of the memorable moments captured by Richard Jencks, the photographer behind Jencks Photography. Snapped on location or in his studio, his shots run the gamut from sultry boudoir images to group portraits that chronicle the evolution of a family over time.
Relying on more than 25 years of experience in the framing and art-design fields, Affordable Frame Design's seasoned staff performs a diverse bevy of services and products for homes and businesses. The artistically conscious professionals assemble elegant frames for artwork, documents, and family memorabilia in-house, using professional conservation materials to seal contents inside sleek encasings. More than 4,000 frame samples line the shop's two showrooms, where the multitalented designers also repair busted frames, cleanse and stretch canvases, proffer art appraisals, and construct borders for shadowboxes and flat-screen TVs. To ensure their custom creations don't clash with curtains or throw pillows' new shoes, Affordable Frame Design's team travels to clients' homes for personal consultations and installation services.
Naples Illustrated celebrates the notable people, happenings, and luxurious lifestyles that abound in Southwest Florida, covering the area from Marco Island to Fort Myers. Ten yearly issues profile aspects of affluent living, as exemplified by a recent in-depth guide to oysters, which included regional shellfish hotspots and a drink-pairing guide. Lifestyle tips instruct readers on the finer points of beauty and health, profiles spotlight notable change-making citizens, and going-out guides publish museum events, fundraising galas, and recent treasure-hunt results. The publication also leaps beyond its Southwest Florida focus to explore travel destinations that range from the Caribbean and Yosemite to close-flung locales such as Jacksonville and Orlando.