Entering one of The Framing Establishment's locations is like walking into an art gallery. Large traditional landscapes and contemporary abstracts hang on the walls, and shadow boxes housing portraits and collectibles line the shelves. Amid this modern decor, professional framers scuttle about, sizing objects and answering customers' questions. They help their patrons pick out ready-made frames and art or consult with them to determine flattering custom mouldings and mats for their photos or most impressive parking tickets. They also help customers transform their TVs into works of art by providing frames and fabrics that complement home furnishings.
Shooting with Canon Vixia HFM31 cameras in full high definition, the crew at Robin Hood Studios helps create lasting memories and professional promotions. The team specializes in filming everything from weddings and family reunions to football games and TV commercials for local businesses. Robin Hood Studios also stretches their creative muscles by creating something they dub "Muvies." Clients that choose to do a Muvie get the chance to take their favorite song and have its story performed by actors and filmed by the Robin Hood crew. Unlike music videos, which often focus more on the musicians performance, Muvies bring clients' favorite songs to life.
Specializing in framing memorabilia, Canyon Gallery & Framing preserves prized possessions and treasured memories with expert custom-framing services and top-notch materials. Browsers can choose from more than 2,000 framing samples, hundreds of mats, and even different glass types, such as a museum glass that showcases works of art while offering a portal into any of the world's great art museums. Ready-made rectangles range from petite 5"x7" ($10+) and 11"x14" ($20+) frames to larger 20"x24" ($45+) frames, ideal for housing renegade prints ($10+). Whether it's an impressive stamp collection or the dress from a baby's first trip to a haunted mansion, custom framing ($75+) by a seasoned staff member carefully encases pieces in acid-free materials that aid in conservation.
Hazen Studios has been preserving precious memories with image artistry for 32 years, and produces all prints and products in their in-house lab. Pairs who prefer the comfort of four walls stroll into a spacious studio, and select from a well-populated roster of sets and backdrops to customize their shoot. Alternatively, couples can opt for an on-location outdoor shoot to express their mutual love for hugging trees or dumpster diving. The gallery-wrapped print mounts the evidence of palpable affection on walls, edited to imbue a radiant glow and erase imperfections such as tattoos of an ex's pet iguana.
Regardless of which of the hundreds of Target Portrait Studio locations you meander into, you can always count on a similar experience. Tucked into Target retail locations throughout the nation, each studio boasts a staff of professional photographers, premium lighting equipment, and advanced digital cameras. The seasoned crew takes pains to customize photo sessions to suit each customer's vision, setting up desired backgrounds and props before guiding families and high-school seniors through a mélange of poses. Afterward, customers will work with a professional to personalize their portraits with different special effects and styles, such as black and white or sepia tone. They then pick up their physical portraits at the studio in 7–10 days. If they don't feel like holding their breath that long to see the final products, they can access the images in an online gallery within 24 hours of the session, at which point they can order extra prints for gifts, collages, and greeting cards.
Professional photographer Kassie Farr immortalizes her clients' most cherished memories during on-location photo shoots. Her subjects range from newlyweds and engaged couples to recent graduates and newborns. After sessions, clients receive full copyright ownership over all images taken, which prevents evil corporations from photoshopping refreshing zero-calorie colas into your family portraits.