Most students in introductory stained-glass-making classes are in search of a new hobby or a fun few hours, but not Connie Beckers. In 1995, she took such a course and soon built a career around the art of stained glass and kiln-working. Now, through The Goddess of Glass, she teaches others her craft during classes that cover the creation of jewelry, coasters, plates, and transparent overalls. She?s also been known to flex her instructional muscle as a guest artist on the DIY Network show I Hate my Kitchen, on the episode entitled Cramped Quarters, where she taught the show?s host and contractor how to make stained-glass tiles for a kitchen in the middle of remodeling.
The Goddess of Glass also sells artwork and gifts out of a separate retail shop. Patrons can commission a custom piece, such as a stained-glass window, or peruse a collection of pieces by more than 80 local artisans. The shop?s staff can also advise clients who need custom framing, helping them to pick the proper matting and frame so that their Richard Nixon rookie cards really pop.
Oozing with passion and more than 10 years of experience in professional shutterbugging, Meghan Doll's sharp eye for detail and sidekick lens work in tandem to smoothly capture the precious moments of families and their prized hedgehogs. Those preferring a slightly more controlled environment can head to her spacious studio for an indoor session (a $175 value), where Doll will use artificial lighting and smile traps to lull striking poses from prolonged hibernation. Her patient and natural approach also translates finely to outdoor sessions (a $200 value), where she ably captures the raw energy of kids in their natural habitats—on the grass, in a sandbox, or upon a gleaming lily pad. Post-session, clients will be presented with one sprayed and mounted 8’’x10’’ master print photo (a $75 value), poised for adorning mantles or future screen-printed sweaters. Additional prints will be available for purchase.
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Owner and principal photographer Amy Zellmer approaches every shoot from two angles. With a modern style of traditional photography, each shot is composed and framed to fit alongside family portraits from any decade. But with the addition of her photojournalistic skills, her photos also tell the story of her subjects, capturing their emotions in a single, telling moment. The all-female staff at her studio shares this dual focus to shoot families, weddings, and private boudoir sessions.
Amy requires an engagement session before the wedding day with every couple she works with so that she can develop a relationship with the soon-to-be-weds and find the photography style to match their personality. She incorporates this same communicative approach in basic portrait sessions, often taking pictures in black and white to emphasize emotions or the stark contrast of an oreo. Amy coaches natural poses from her subjects during boudoir sessions that build confidence and reinforce her belief that women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful.