Southern Art & Framing offers much more than its name implies—aside from custom-framing projects and ready-to-hang art, the store also boasts an eclectic gift shop stocked with goods made by local and national artisans. Shoppers can peruse a selection that includes everything from handbags and scented candles to barbecue tools and home decor designed for fans of popular college sports teams. Local artists also host onsite art classes, teaching skills such as impressionist painting and converting your boring sedan into an exciting police cruiser.
Baseball gloves, football helmets, and training apparel for a host of sports hang from the racks and fill the shelves at Rick's Sporting Goods. In addition to regulation sporting goods, Rick's provides custom screen-printing services. Customers can even submit specific hand-drawn designs, allowing local teams to take to the court, field, or diamond in style.
Regina Hattaway snapped her first photos in college, and when she became a mother a few years later, she found a focus for her photography: families. Children are her favorite subjects because of the challenge and their boundless energy. With a certification as an elementary-school teacher, she's well equipped to direct them. Regina frames kids and their older relatives in shots both candid and composed, at locations such as lush backyards and gardens, old porches, and Dauphin Island beaches.
Fun props, minimalist backgrounds, and professional lighting breathe life into Daphne Ellenburg's photo shoots at her new 2,000-square-foot studio. Daphne specializes in wedding and portrait photography, training her eye on capturing life's precious moments and milestones. Her production model is fully integrated, and she takes as much pride in her skills as a photo editor as she does in her skills behind the lens.