Century-old trees line the quarter-mile driveway to Focus On You Photography's log-cabin studio, greeting visitors with the same timelessness owner Kim Cartmell and her team create in their photographs. Kim has travelled around the Niagara region snapping wedding shots since 1993, and now she and the team welcome subjects to their own idyllic photogenic turf. Outside, an antique buggy and wrought-iron gazebo dot the three-quarter acre of land, which serves as a natural outdoor backdrop for family portraits beneath the leaves or engagement shoots by the creek.
Focus On You Photography's unique children's fantasy portraits immerse young ones in whimsical scenes, whether exploring moments as a fairy, unearthing a pirate's booty of dubloons and Reader's Digest back issues, or flaunting leather jackets atop a miniature motorcycle. In addition to Kim's many specialties are her bike portraits, which capture the just-as-tender love between riders and their rides.
There are many perishables in an average household—bananas, milk, and VHS tapes, for example. So, the technicians at Lifetime Video do their part to preserve memories by clearing out those tapes before they begin to lose their quality. With 130 machines at their disposal, they transfer video content onto modern formats such as DVDs. Their services accommodate several types of tapes, from the most common VHS tapes to 8MM tape and Digital 8 tapes. The tech can handle orders of any size, and never charge customers if one of their unlabeled tapes turns out to be blank.
True to its name, The T-Shirt Factory creates thousands of T-shirts and jerseys for Buffalo-area businesses, sports teams, and organizations. Tim Vasiloff, who has worn shirts from an early age, is the clothing mastermind behind the operation. Under his direction, the company has printed emblems and designs onto shirts for clients such as college fraternities and the North Bailey Fire Rescue organization.
Each edition of the award-winning Buffalo Spree magazine delivers a full month of event calendars, local feature stories, and timely articles showcasing art, design, and culture across Buffalo and Western New York. Dining guides highlight the best local eateries, and profiles of the area's movers and shakers introduce notable businesspeople and do-gooders. Shopping guides and reviews of designers and stylists keep readers entertained and up to date on the latest trends. Home and garden coverage bores a peephole into area abodes through photographic tours of residential interiors, exteriors, and laundry rooms.