Dogs rarely get lonesome at Dogtown Cincinnati. That's because they'll be spending too much time playing with the other dogs and the staff. Whether inside or outside, pups have ample space to run, jump, and play statue, and even overnight, it's like a big slumber party, where everyone bunks down together and they're under the watchful eye of the faithful human crew. Owners can also schedule grooming appointments or training sessions, while cats stay for the day or overnight in their own private area.
Owner Emily Momohara and her staff at Lucky Cat Studio are masters of art within art. In addition to their classic portrait photography, they take snapshots of paintings, sculptures, theatrical performances, and other works, whether they're situated inside a studio or at a separate location. Some of these images might even be of the process—an artist sketching on canvas or considering schematics, for example. Momohara also puts her editing experience to work by restoring old or damaged photographs. Using negatives or high-quality scans of the image, she fixes blemishes and fading to produce clarified color and black-and-white versions.
The Groneck Photographix story began in 2006, when seasoned graphic design artist Michael Groneck started performing digital preservation services out of his home. Today, Michael is joined by a staff of fellow graphic artists at his own shop—a cheerful little store, where photographs of local sports teams and landmarks speckle the walls. Michael and his staff provide a variety of photo-restoration and digital transfer services, while extending their design expertise to create a variety of professional brochures, signs, and business cards. A seasoned shutterbug, Michael also snaps photos at local events, sports games, and Elvis sightings.
Kim Rice's love of photography stretches all the way back to high school. From there, she went on to get a photography degree, and in 1988 she founded Keepsake Photography Studio. Her passion for the art stays strong to this day, as she continues to capture snapshots of families, high-school seniors, pets, and loving couples within her studio's homey confines. Ms. Rice isn't the only friendly face visitors find at Keepsake Photography Studio, however. Pet sidekicks Oscar the parrot and Houdini the cat also greet clients, and they both know the secrets to striking a compelling pose.
Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Experienced professional photographer Becky Dorsch has an eye for fleeting moments. At her company, Simper Expressions Photography, she uses that eye to her advantage, capturing the personality of newborns, children, families, and adults in just a few clicks. Offering helpful suggestions for flattering poses during her on-location shoots, she works to help make memories that last a lifetime.