In 1990, Trish Lounsbury opened Celebrations with her husband, Stan, and her father, Ed. They seek out products from artists, designers, and leading companies such as Crane and Sweet Pea when crafting custom invitations and stationery. They also specialize in custom framing for a variety of projects, as well as unique gifts and elegant wrapping papers.
Fusion Photography specializes in artistic and organic fine-art portraits ideal for senior pictures, business headshots, and photos of brand-new babies. A one-hour photo session begins with a preshoot consultation to forge a common vision between subject and photographer (a $50 value), freeing the shutterbug to pursue mantle-ready images set against the in-home feel of the Fusion Photography studio. After capturing wild light and taming it with practiced technique and minor touch-ups, Fusion Photography traps customer-selected shots in two 5”x7” prints (a $64 value) and loads 10 retouched, printable images on a CD (a $400 value) ostensibly for posterity, but actually as fodder for dummy VIP passes to exclusive gatherings of high-flying librarians.
At Moments Photography, seasoned shutterbug Lori Reeder combines top-notch picture-snapping skills with professional photography equipment, capturing images of everything from babies to blushing brides. With this deal, you’ll get a basic photo session ($45 value) in one outfit at Lori’s well-lit studio—perfect for immortalizing the shining smiles and model-imitation poses of your family or child. After the images have been frozen in film, the raw photos will be retouched and distilled into a video slideshow and mini proof book, offering up the purest essence of photogenic presence.
Straub Photography captures the individuality of every portrait-sitter, preserving memories of your tattoo tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder for years to come. Professional, accredited photographers snap pictures in the 5,000-square-foot indoor studio—with hundreds of backgrounds to choose from—and in the 5.5-acre outdoor studio, offering friendly tips and posing suggestions. Mug and vogue your way through the 60-minute session while the camera clicks away, taking plenty of shots to make sure your multiple personalities shine through on film. After the shutterbugging session, models receive an 8"x10" portrait print of the image of their choice, perfect for proving to skeptical future generations that 2011 was the year everyone's soul was stolen.
Stocked with more than 2,000 in-store frames, Inman's garnishes the walls of homes and businesses with handsome, professionally bordered images in a range of colors and styles. An advanced, computerized matte cutter quickly and easily cleaves almost any design to fit around pictorial borders, from simple square slices or last names to the machine's own interpretation of what the wind looks like. Choose from the store’s more than 1,000 clip art images to further embellish your images. Though custom framing prices are highly variable, a 16"x20" double-matted print can be framed for $99.
Duke's Sporting Goods outfits athletes for a variety of sports with apparel and equipment from companies including Nike, Adidas, and Rawlings. Keep legs insulated during wintertime sprinting with a pair of Gildan heavy-blend sweatpants ($15.10), or suit up in matching Sport-Tek reversible mesh tanks ($14.98 each) to clearly divide sides during a pickup game or Revolutionary War reenactment. Nike Golf pique knit polos ($33.98 each) double as casual garb for an afternoon on the course or trapped inside the clubhouse, and Port & Company large duffels ($19.98 each) keep gear conveniently stowed away. Officials, referees, and fugitives trying to lie low among a zebra herd can equip themselves with Duke's reffing gear for any sport, and casual observers can comfortably outfit themselves with an extensive selection of T-shirts ($3.50+), activewear, and caps ($3.98+).