Framed by Kosal's archivists comb a vast inventory of conservation materials to retrieve mats and mouldings that best showcase each client's valuables. By giving special attention to each custom framing order, the archivists carry on a tradition that began when the shop first began preserving artwork, keepsakes, and entire refrigerator doors. From in-store to at-home consultations, staff members guide customers toward the framing materials that optimize beauty and longevity. In addition to framing, Framed by Kosal's specialists offer photo restoration and large-format photo printing, and stock the store with a wide selection of art.
Kelly and Kathy's friendship first began in high school, staying strong throughout their college years in Virginia and an eventual move back to Connecticut. Kelly's passion for photography led her to establish her own studio, and Kathy's business and education degrees directed her to teaching—though she never gave up on her childhood dream of becoming an artist. With Simply K Studios, the duo finally combined their respective experiences and industry savvy into a lifestyle photography venture, documenting weddings, senior portraits, infants, and families.
The shutterbug pair tries to capture each client's one-of-a-kind character during sessions, which typically travel to a nearby location or homecoming game reenactment of personal significance. Their prints, digital slideshows, and packages make for prime scrapbooking fodder as they transfer memories to tangible forms.
The memory-preserving digitizers at MotoPhoto etch outdated images onto conveniently contemporary media. Three DVD transfers transmit home movies from tangle-prone VHS tapes onto easily storable and Frisbeeable DVDs. Add a mix of music, captions, and voiceovers to transform mundane family films into Oscar-worthy documentaries about childhood soccer games and the gritty politicized underbelly of noncompetitive piano recitals.
A distinguished marksman for the US Marine Corps who trained his fellow Marines in pistol and rifle shooting, Sergeant Matt Foster now helms a team of coed firearms instructors. Teaching classes such as the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course, an state pistol-permit class, and a women's-only session, the instructors rely on a TPI training method?an acronym for Total Participant Involvement?that emphasizes one-on-training and encourages students to go at their own pace to maximize skill retention.
Edward J. Parent specializes in portraits, capturing shots of families, models, and children in his downtown studio. He also brings his photography talents on-location to immortalize memories of special events, such as weddings, sweet 16s, or senior portraits for graduation.
No surface can resist the image transfers performed by Unique Creations Embroidery & Printing's staff. Armed with thread and ink, the staff makes photographs leap from digital files to canvas prints, and its embroidery stitches add visual interest to any garment. The team uses its skills to create company garments or allow artists to make their two-dimensional creations wearable.