For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they do workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
For more than a quarter century, the fashion accessories, stationery, and jewelry at Franny's Gift Gallery have brightened birthdays, holidays, and weddings with notes and keepsakes from brands such as Hallmark, Vera Bradley, and Precious Moments. Colorful beads of Italian Murano glass and amber glisten upon silver chains and earrings, and Dickens' Village figurines and landscapes miniaturize the quaint, old-fashioned Christmas cheer and rapidly shifting class conflicts of Victorian England.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
With a quick draw on their cameras and an eye for detail, the shutterbugs at Schade Photography don't let a moment slip by. They cover everything from weddings to birthdays, documenting all manner of important life events. They can also snap portraits of families, kids, and couples, both in-studio and on-location.
Adam Queen’s photo-snapping prowess can capture a family member’s elusive smile emerging from hibernation or convey emotions through imagery without requiring any of the people in it to wear kabuki masks. Since 2001, Adam has worked as a pro photog in such places as Mexico and Spain, and his studio of white sweep backgrounds and tabletop environments provides Columbus with a convenient locale for senior photos, baby pictures, smooching couples, and family portraits. Otherwise, you can opt to shoot at a nearby location within 7 miles of I-270 (call Adam to confirm), such as your apartment or the faerie market you stumbled upon while sleepwalking. After the shoot, you’ll obtain copyright to 10 images, as well as 20% off your next session and 10% off any prints or additional digital files you'd like to purchase. If you prove to be unusually photogenic, you can even buy the entire roll ($100).
Led by Amitai 'Ami' Sela, the staff of Amitai Sela Photography works to create timeless, classic images that tell a story. Working creatively with clients, Ami, along with photographers, captures indelible portraits or candid shots at events in the style desired. Packages for the first year of a baby's life help to document everything from maternity shots to learning to stand, and wedding packages can include slideshows set to music and special-effects editing.