All portrait photographers want to coax natural smiles from their subjects, but many of Canan Photography’s scenes are engineered to make viewers chuckle, too. Since the studio was founded in 2009, its shutterbugs have snapped an average of 1,000 customers a year in poses ranging from glamorous to sugar sweet—a woman’s pregnant belly bearing a ribbon and a tag reading “Do Not Open Until February 12,” or a toddler fashioning a green beard for himself out of birthday-cake frosting.
Aside from personality-packed family portraits, Canan specializes in sultry fashion shoots and headshots. The team also ventures out of the studio to snap events, using a journalistic approach to capture everything from stolen kisses at weddings to clandestine naps at professional conventions.
The professionally trained photographers at Snap Photo Studio capture timeless family moments with in-studio portraiture. During each session, they capture personalities through creative and dynamic lens-work, while getting to know each family through jokes and smiles. Within cleanly designed, modern studio spaces, staff members encourage children to take candid, classic poses, as well as dynamic action shots. The studio also handles more pragmatic photography needs, such as passport pictures, available at select locations.
Lou and Marianne Fenninger founded Art Source in 1978 in a 200-square-foot basement. When demand for the couple's poster prints exploded, they soon expanded their products and services. Within a few years they'd outgrown the basement, and moved into the 6,000-square-foot showroom they occupy today.
Nowadays, Art Source reaches every corner of the globe, distributing art for both retail and wholesale clients as far-flung as Europe, Japan, and New Zealand. The shop helps customers find perfect pieces for complementing their room decor and covering up unsightly fire extinguisher cases with 10,000 stock images of classic, modern, local, and international art, as well as an original art design service, all available for custom printing. Additionally, Art Source's staff help patrons preserve cherished pieces with custom framing services that can wrap works of any size in a carefully designed and assembled border.
For nearly five decades, G & K Picture Frame Canada has been protecting keepsakes from the wear and tear of time⎯and they do so in style. With four shops scattered across Ontario, the family-owned business presents its clients with hundreds of custom framing options and combinations. Expert staff members at each location help navigate the oasis of choices, flexing their framing muscles by putting everything from diplomas and sports jerseys to exotic brochures and clothing behind glass. They can also safeguard 3-D objects and bulkier relics, such as guitars and needlepoint creations.
ThePhotoBooth.ca enlivens events from corporate parties to weddings and bar mitzvahs with photo booths that utilize 10-megapixel cameras to capture high-resolution shots. Groups of up to eight people can complete three- or four-picture sessions in about a minute, and shots eject about 30 seconds later on high-quality photo paper in a choice of black-and-white, sepia, or colour. Rentals include unlimited photo sessions, allowing guests to try out a variety of backgrounds, real-time slideshows, and green screens that put subjects on their choice of Jupiter's moons. An on-site attendant—who also performs setup and tear-down—helps partygoers maximize the booth experience and explains how guests can view and share photos via logging on to a private web gallery, accessible for one year.
Canvas Palette rescues pictures from the dark, unvisited corners of hard drives and transforms them into stand-out pieces of canvas art. It all starts with the company?s easy-to-use, online design studio, where customers can upload and customize their own images from the comfort of their own wifi-equipped bullet train. Noise reduction, colour enhancement, red-eye removal, and date-stamp removal are free in all orders. Canvas Palette also has a top-notch team of committed designers and framers. Upon stretching images to the desired size, Canvas Palette applies a non-toxic, water-based gloss that makes colours pop and protects finished products from UV rays.