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.
All Signs and Tint shrouds cars and houses in blankets of secrecy with their wide range of automotive, residential, and commercial window-tinting services. By applying a thin, gray translucent film to windows, the tinting technicians at All Signs and Tint are able to fine-tune the amount of visible light and UV radiation that enters and escapes any glass-enclosed space, keeping their interiors cool under the harsh gaze of the sun. While automotive tinting prices vary depending on the size and shape of the vehicle windows, today's Groupon will cover the tinting of an average car's side and rear windows with a 30% transparent film. Residential and commercial window tints are also available in several different levels of transparency and reflectivity, a strong combination of which can help reduce energy bills by up to 30% ($3–$7/sq. ft.). All of the window tinters at All Signs and Tint's two locations are certified installers, and can apply tint to cars, houses, boats, and glaring gold mine tunnels.
With more than 20 years behind the camera, the shutterbug at Reatta Photography has developed a clean, classic style of portraiture. She executes this expertise during shoots for families, kids, couples, moms-to-be, and high-school seniors. Remaining engaged in the art form through continued education, she can guarantee she’s up to date on all the latest techniques and technology. That means that her style can be customized to suit each client’s needs and that any editing and effects added in postproduction are performed masterfully. The photographer also covers special events such as weddings, baptisms, and quinceañeras.
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.
Though at first she pursued photography only as a hobby, graphic designer Angela Garcia-Lavin fell fully into her passion after the birth of her first child, Zoey Isabel. As she snapped photo after photo of her newborn daughter, other mothers noticed her work and began to enlist her talents. Angela has since branched out to frame candid, photojournalistic, and posed images of not only newborns and toddlers, but also expectant mothers, families, and new couples.
She conducts sessions at emerald-green parks and blooming gardens as well as quiet spots on streets bordered by cars that have had their horns surgically removed. After each session, she translates images into glossy re-touched prints, custom handmade scrapbooks, and printed postcards that showcase her graphic-designer touch.