What started as a seasonal gig turned into a career and passion for Charity Kraynak, the shutterbug behind Sun Angel Photography. She named her business after her love of natural light, which she harnesses in her portraits of babies, kids, and families. Kraynak doesn’t just snap stills, though; she also takes photos at events such as sports meets and weddings.
The media-preservation team at Photo-60 is working against time. As old photographs and Super 8 reels slowly crumble and fade after years of use, the team scans these precious keepsakes and stores them in more durable digital formats. The center employs a high-speed Kodak scanner—which transforms 1,000 photographs into high-resolution JPEG files within 24 hours—and an 8mm projector that transcribes flicker-free images onto a digital sensor frame by frame. Though some photos may be irreparably damaged due to fire or drawn-on mustaches, Photo-60’s staff can breathe new life into creased, torn, or faded images with a combination of traditional and digital restoration techniques.
The restorative experts at Techlab Photo provide a variety of filmy services, including traditional-film processing, original prints, slideshows, audio/video transfer, and more. VHS tapes and filmstrips lose quality over time, so prolong their viewing cycle by converting to DVD. Aging photographs can time warp via the image-enhancing touch of Techlab's photo-restoration services, including color correction, contrast adjustment, and cleaning. A variety of high-end services, such as picture-slideshow creation and custom photo-book printing are also available to capture the many souls of life's memories. Pricing varies by project; call for details.
Professional high quality portrait studio. Beginning our 50th year in business. In addition to studio portraiture we do numerous federal, state and local government contracts, political action committees, professional dance photography, private schools, weddings and private corporate functions.
When Carrie Karki began her study of photography more than 20 years ago, her interest wasn't in grinning families. As a horticulturalist, she took many close-up pictures of plants and insects, capturing her beloved nature in great detail. These photos still form a notable portion of her portfolio, where she's captured the multicolored kernels of freshly picked corn, the channeled bark of an austere tree, the futility of a praying mantis trying to woo a hood ornament. She takes this eye for the sublime and her affection for the outdoors into her sessions with humans, setting them in pleasing lighting within outdoor scapes. An impish child may peer from between the bars of an iron fence, or a coursing river may become the backdrop for a family tableau.
Former Masters champion Fred Couples has competed on golf courses around the globe. So he had plenty of inspiration to draw from in designing Westfields Golf Club, which incorporates Northern Virginia's unique topography into its 18 holes. Amid the rolling hills, natural wetlands, and towering beech and oak trees that pepper the course, a lake looms to the left of the signature third hole as players take their tee shots. Other features make the course unmistakably Virginian—on hole 13, for instance, a Civil War burial site comes into play on the right side. After taking in all the course has to offer, players can relax and untangle their coiled hips by visiting the clubhouse's indoor and outdoor dining areas.
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