Frame and Art Gallery's staff preserves keepsakes using archival framing materials in addition to conservation-clear, conservation-reflection, and museum-quality glass. Many of their moldings sell for less than $175, efficiently enclosing photographs and other valuable items. Frame and Art Gallery also specializes in framing jerseys, stretching canvases, and art restoration. If shoppers don't already possess artwork they'd like to frame, they can pick up John A. Maxwell original paintings or purchase a pet portrait to memorialize domestic animals without constructing a shrine out of fur.
Gallery owner Kirk Carlisle doesn’t just sell art—he protects it. In addition to showcasing his self-curated collection of century-spanning paintings that deck the walls of Carlisle Gallery, he also helps newer art battle the forces of time with artistic framing services. The gallery’s custom-framing specialist draws on more than 30 years of experience as he pairs diplomas, paintings, and finger-painted replicas of Bayeux Tapestry with complementary matting and outlines before securing them in their new glass-covered homes. Frames make aesthetic statements of their own, with edging chosen from more than 10,000 frame styles ranging from hand-carved Italian moldings to sleek metallic boundaries.
Meghan, the photographer at m.newsom photography, understands that a photo shoot doesn't just amount to a few pictures; it's a full experience in itself. A questionnaire before each shoot gives subjects a chance to explain what they want out of the experience, to ensure that each session best reflects the individual personalities of everyone taking part. Afterward, clients can choose from keepsakes that go far beyond the typical prints and digital images, including 12"x24" wood canvas prints and high-quality hardcover wedding albums.
Photographer Shannon Youngblood has two specialties. The first is capturing the happiness and tranquility in the faces of children, families, and newlyweds, often using natural lighting and rustic backdrop. Her second specialty is creating alphabet photography. Camera in hand, she ventures into natural and urban environments, finding scenes and objects that resemble letters: the branches of a tree might make a V; a wrought-iron fence might form the curves of a G. Those images then combine to spell words, paying tribute to anything from a family name to a person's favorite condiment.
A mom herself, the experienced photographer behind Mommies Memories Photography eschews traditional posing inside a studio, instead traveling to subjects’ homes or favorite outdoor locales to capture them as their most comfortable selves. Believing that everyone deserves beautiful family photos on their walls, she assembles affordable photo-shoot packages and puts her expertise to use in serving families in need through several local charities.