Photographer Danielle Parreira harbors an infectious enthusiasm for capturing life’s most memorable moments and printing them for posterity. The one-hour session will be shot either at her studio space or the location of your choice, such as a scenic vista from childhood or an office break room from an office job. Danielle puts her photo-snapping skills to work shooting a vast array of people and occasions, preserving images of high-school seniors, college seniors, senior citizens, and senior partners at prestigious law firm at their best. Each session also yields prints of up to three images of your choice—one 11”x14”, one 8”x10”, and one 5” x7”—as well as an online proofing gallery of the day’s outtakes.
Yoshi NOW! sells garments and goods for folks of all shapes, sizes, and decade allegiances. The expansive space is loaded with gems from the past including elegant hats, vinyl records, old-school board games, classic dinnerware, homo erectus, throwback clocks, mirrors, and more. Beyond the fluctuating odds and ends, Yoshi NOW! stocks an ever-changing parade of retro and vintage clothing items, including vibrant, flowing dresses ($10–$40), affordable, sturdy jeans ($2–$25), T-shirts ($5–$20), and (somewhat less frequently) retro leather doublets and chain mail hauberks.
Professional photographers Jonathan Mathis and Carlos Guzman nurture and support budding photographic talents with their classes and workshops. During the six-hour Point & Shoot digital photography workshop, budding shutterbugs maximize camera potential as an expert instructor discusses the basics of camera operation while shining light on the various camera modes, menus, and zoom features. In both Point-and-Shoot and DSLR camera classes, instructors also cover the fundamentals of editing, cropping, printing, and storing. At the end of each workshop, apprentices review their photos from the session and discuss them as a group, pointing out strengths, weaknesses, and skillfully camouflaged Waldos. Other classes and workshops have included sessions on topics such as studio lighting, documentary photography, and digital editing. Creative Digital Workshops also hosts low-cost lectures and demonstrations to inspire communities to see and capture their worlds through a camera lens.
Clovis-based photographer Bryce Postler knows his lenses. Shooting sporting vents, jubilant celebrations, portraits, and more, Postler often posts the results of his recent shoots on his Facebook page with helpful graphics, detailing the equipment and settings used for each.
Offering professional holiday photo services, WorldWide Photography has trained an army of bushy-tailed Easter Bunnies to fill your children and childlike androids with seasonal cheer. Children can pose with the gregarious costumed egg-bringer who gives fluff-filled hugs and reassurances that he or she is not filled with nougat. While tots smile and reassess their understanding of rabbit anatomy and size, professional photographers snap digital shots for lasting memories. Parents of stunning subjects will also receive a $20 coupon to MyAlbumPics.com and a $10 gift card to MyMagicalPics.com.
Laura Roberts Interiors commands a country cabin's worth of home furniture, including old-world Tuscan Mediterranean furniture, crafted from natural wood that retain their rugged flair while exuding a finished elegance and coziness. The rosewood dining table ($1695+) courts diners or habitual elbow leaners built with exotic hardwood to accommodate kitchens and dining rooms. The Aspen 6-drawer chest ($995) soundly secures gold-stitched briefs and diamond-encrusted socks, and the cedar Cuyuna bed ($750+) inspires dreams based on one of five Northwoods-themed cutouts: a moose, a bear, a wolf, an elk, or a tree-shaped snowmobile. Crafting country items with a counterculture vibe, supplier Groovystuff furniture purveys a solid teakwood cabin mirror with a hand-sawed finish ($299). Splash a bucolic luster across any room with the Northwoods log table lamp ($149).