Frame-Arts Hawaii's staff crafts attractive hangings that serve to protect their contents with such amenities as acid-free mat boards and nonreflective glass. Hundreds of framing choices stack up inside the shop, drawing the eye as soon as it rolls in the door. In addition to framing traditional artwork and photographs, the staff offers services for displaying sports jerseys, mirrors, and collections of autographed Social Security cards.
Expressions Portrait Design’s portfolio captures families, graduates, babies, and even pets. More than 100 backgrounds unfurl on set, letting subjects surround their poses with almost any mood or theme. After the flash has gone off and the “freeze time” switch has been flipped again, color effects and image editing add more options for customization. All photo packages include standard prints, but custom framing, greeting cards, and canvas images also are available to surround portraits with gallery-caliber fanciness.
Award-winning photographer Dawn Nash understands that the best pictures happen when her subjects feel beautiful and loved. As the founder of The Romance Specialist, she translates these ideals into precious photographic keepsakes during shoots held at her brand new La Mesa studio. Whether she's capturing traditional portraits or teasing out sultry sexiness during boudoir shoots, Dawn encourages unguarded moments with the help of in-studio privacy and an all-female staff.
Anthony Calleja grew up on the Mediterranean archipelago of Malta surrounded by the rich history of the ancient Greeks and Romans. When he got his first camera at age 11 he used the history of the islands and the flavor of the Maltese people as the inspiration for his photography. It's not surprising, then, that after moving to the U.S. it wasn't long before another group of islands caught his eye. Tony moved to Hawaii in 1992 and he's been sharing his photographic talents with local couples and visiting families alike ever since. To ensure professional production, he employs a photojournalistic approach during all photo shoots and enhances all images through detailed retouches using Photoshop.
The staff at EmbroidMe Honolulu think of themselves as an extension of their clients' marketing departments, and are there to help grow their businesses. Once a customer comes in, a specialist will work with them to identify their needs and objectives and then customize marketing products to fit their goals. In the store, customers can touch and feel samples, watch customization in action, and learn about all the products and services that are available. Products include bags and totes, caps and hats, corporate apparel, T-shirts, team apparel, and promotional products. Services include award engraving, embroidery, and garment printing.
Groups of up to six family, friends, and charismatic strangers can strike their favorite poses in one of Fun Pix Inc.'s seven photo booths. Sessions last anywhere from 8 to 20 minutes, owing to each booth's many editing and customization options. A variety of booth themes helps capture the style desired, including the glamorous So Beautiful 3 or the mischievous Love Joker. After printing out the photo sheets, which double as stickers, patrons can sit and cut out their photos to trade with friends. Fun Pix Inc. also boasts a selection of cell phone cases and accessories.