The experts at Art & Frame Express help customers tweak the colors and textures of each custom-framed project until it’s ready. This helps clients make informed decisions among the store’s simple and ornate frames before the professionals transform an oil painting, tapestry, or diploma into a wall-ready masterpiece. In addition to outlining artwork, the staff uses digital printing to generate archival-quality giclées, design photo collages, and restore photographs taken during the days when cameras ran on coal. They also pair homeowners with artwork and snap passport photos before international flights.
The winner of seven consecutive Best Custom Framing awards from CityVoter users, Masterpieces Fine Art & Custom Framing stocks more than 2,300 frames, including work by industry mainstay Larson-Juhl. Its skilled framers meld function and aesthetic form to secure works of art in everything from American hardwood to 22-karat-gold-leafing frames to metal handcuffs. Aside from framing, the staff also restores faded or creased photos to their original vivid states and brings photos to life by converting them into imitation oil paintings or watercolors that look like they were born from hours of meticulous brushstrokes.
Countless trees fly by under your feet as you soar hundreds of feet above the ground. Suddenly, the forest floor below opens up into a gorge. At Red River Gorge Zipline, riders witness this incredible sight on regular canopy tours set amid the picturesque wilderness of Daniel Boone National Forest. The system's ziplines span more than 4,000 feet above the forest canopy, with the longest reaching about 1,900 feet in length. At the end of the tour, dual racing ziplines send riders charging down from more than 200 feet above the ground, and reaching speeds exceeding 50 mph. All of Red River Gorge Zipline's guests are strapped into harnesses for the duration of their tours, while helmet cams document their adventure.
The photographers at Casual Candids Photography rely on photojournalistic techniques to capture candid, visually striking images that tell a story. They specialize in capturing the lifetime events that draw a family closer together—a wedding, an engagement, a bar or bat mitzvah, and an unveiling of the sibling who's been living in the attic. These events can be more formally commemorated in Casual Candids' art books, which are built on the studio's templates and individually personalized.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Always consult your photographer about clothing and backgrounds before your sitting date
Snapping evocative, story-telling pictures is more than a profession to photographer Jay Mayer. It's a family tradition. Long before Jay took the reigns of Trenton Photography, which was established by his family more than 50 years ago, he spent his entire childhood surrounded by photographers who frequently discussed their own work. This cultivated Jay's deep love and appreciation for the art. Today, he works closely with his clients to capture both noteworthy and natural moments during his photo shoots. Jay and his team wield their digital cameras for a wide array of occasions, including family portraits, pet sessions, or monumental events such as weddings, communions and graduations. They can also perform videography services.