Frank Denevi is a technical expert when it comes to photography and video transfers, but that's not the only reason he's well known in the Bay Area. In the 1960s, he was one of the first business owners in the city to appear in his own television commercials, complete with a memorable jingle: "Dublin, Berkeley, San Lorenzo, Cupertino and San Jose…"
Today, major corporations such as Kodak and Walgreens trust Frank Denevi and his son, Michael, with their media transfer needs, but the Denevis and their staff also lend their expertise to individuals. They convert home videos, photos, and slides from VHS to digital formats that can easily be read by a DVD player or plugged directly into technologically advanced brains. DVDs are archival quality and come with protective poly cases; the playable discs include easy to use chapter mark navigation.
At Pharaoh Studios, owner and master photographer James F. Edwards peeks through his lens to capture the complex and singular personalities of actors, models, and families. In doing so, he consults with his clients and incorporates their ideas when staging group portraits, senior pictures, or headshots. He can then touch up the best photos and transform them into specialty items, including posters and zed cards, which showcase an actress or model's finest photographs.
When not shooting within his professional studio, Edwards and his camera travel on-location and through time to encapsulate moments at weddings and birthday parties.
When major life events take place, Linda Hans dispatches to the scene to capture moments in a candid, natural manner. She's especially polished in shooting weddings and engagements, though she'll also snap the smiles of kids and families for portraits. After sessions, clients can even have Linda organize photos and transform collections into memory-packed albums.
Dawid Bilski has a knack for spotting eye-catching moments—his portfolio includes a newly engaged couple hanging from the bars of a trolley and a pair of dice caught midflight at a craps table. These shots of candid life and intriguing action are the basis of his galleries, which is stuffed with reels from weddings, bat mitzvahs, and birthdays. But the galleries also contain more eclectic subjects, from surfers kicking up sprays of water in Santa Cruz to capoeira artists caught mid-handstand.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”