Mailed announcements take on an air of artistry at Paper Planet, an all-purpose paper outlet whose designers craft handmade stationery sets, elegant invitations, and monogrammed mailing supplies. Racks of paper sheets spruce up scrapbooks and crafts with polka dots, florals, and other original designs. Stationery sets come in more than 60 bold color schemes, such as a pink azalea and poppy theme that soothes the sting of breakup notices. While customers wait, a personalized monogramming service embellishes the cards with calligraphic initials. The elegant script also appears on custom-designed invitations, which often grace the virtual pages of the Brides of North Texas blog.
The quaint shop, tucked beside a bakery in the historic Handley district, also welcomes visitors to drop in for craft classes. Usually limited to six students or two Edward Scissorhands, the workshops introduce a range of paper arts, such as handmade books, invitations, and paper wreaths.
Professional photographer Zohair Kabani is in the business of making memories. Setting up shop at various locations around the DFW area, Zohair captures beautiful, candid shots of all sorts of subjects, from engaged couples, to kids, to entire families, perfectly preserving their smiles for years to come.
In 1909, two rival papers, the Star and the Telegram, joined forces to form a single towering source of local news and information: the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. From its early days, the paper stressed an importance on regional affairs, delivering digests of local news by stagecoach throughout an 84-county area while updating neighbors in its immediate vicinity via paper airplane. The paper has also demonstrated a knack for technological innovation, establishing Fort Worth's first radio station in 1922, the South's first television station in 1948, and one of the first computerized newspaper services in 1982.
Today, the Star-Telegram continues to inform Fort Worth area residents in every way possible, supplying print and online editions of its international and national stories, sports, local coverage, and thought-provoking editorial pages. The paper?s award-winning investigative reporting protects the public through intensive documentation of issues including foreclosure-auction abuses, toxic substances in everyday products, and local schools? performance records.
After becoming a mother, Stork Vision Ultrasound Imaging Centers' founder Malissa Nied sought a way to help expecting families share in the joy and wonderment of pregnancy. Each Stork Vision location is helmed by a state-licensed medical director and staffed by sonographers who are registered or registry-eligible with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. In the hands of these trained professionals, 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D sonograph and ultrasound machines scan bellies to produce stunning images of future bundles of joy. Stork Vision offers its services in packages that range from black-and-white still images for gender determination to full-color videos set to music. Stork Vision also offers party packages that include DVDs, digital images, prints, and cupcakes that reveal the baby's gender.
Inside Barron Photografix's full-service photo lab, staff members create both digital and film prints using traditional chemical processing. The team can also mount and finish prints, create fine-art prints through an Ultrachrome giclee process, or make digital duplicates of decades-old images.
Drawing on 15 years of industry experience, Locations Photography's Tammy Graham hones students' photo-trapping skills with comprehensive introductory courses. Aspiring photographers bring their own cameras to the 90-minute studio classes, during which they explore their instrument's basic abilities and the myriad functions that often encumber digital cameras. The expert instructor imparts cautionary tales against common beginner pitfalls and lighting techniques that help reduce overexposure and hammy shadows. Students will also learn posing tips to successfully capture friends and family in natural environments or coax smiles out of stubborn statues.