In their 3,000-square-foot studio or on-location, the visual-media experts at FineLine Weddings—whose striking, modern images earned a bride’s-choice award from WeddingWire.com—record special moments with photography and videography. Although they specialize in wedding, engagement, bridal, and “trash the dress” photography, their services also include boudoir photography, senior portraits, and a variety of prints, keepsakes, and albums. In the studio, 24 backdrop designs and sets offer customers a choice of settings, and flexible photographers can capture an array of moods including elegant, goofy, artistic, romantic, or hungry for pizza. Clients are encouraged to bring their own music to their photo shoots, or they can select music from FineLine’s satellite-radio system.
After photo shoots, a dedicated staff of professional photo editors touch up all photos, and FineLine Weddings guarantees that wedding photos will be ready within eight weeks of the wedding date. To complete momentous days, FineLine also offers wedding DJ and photo-booth-rental services.
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Portrait Innovations operates digital-imaging studios throughout the country that use advanced technology to capture and print family memories in about 60–90 minutes. Before the session, adults can browse the open studio space's selection of different poses, props, and backgrounds while children entertain themselves at a Lego table and beg invisible friends to make an appearance for the camera. Photographers use handheld digital cameras to memorialize smiles during the session, utilizing the studio's lighting system to enhance candid images. Patrons then view and select their favorite poses, adding special effects to design and create personalized gifts such as portrait books, calendars, canvases, and mugs. The team prints the high-resolution portraits on archival-quality paper with a high-capacity Fujifilm Digital Frontier system.
There are a lot of things Kristen—the head photographer at Sable Photography—admits to loving. Chocolate, the outdoors, and shoes just to name a few. But put a camera in her hands, and well, that’s her true passion. Kristen takes pride in telling stories through her photography. As a mother of three, she’s certainly familiar with life’s treasured moments. She’s also familiar with how quickly those moments come and go. Stationed behind her lens, Kristen captures special moments in her clients’ lives, whether it be through wedding shoots or senior portraits. Kristen also offers professional editing services, enabling clients to spruce up family photos without pasting celebrities faces over the kids.
Olan Mills Inc. provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to re-create the look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Solar Control Window Tinting swathes panes in professional films that diffuse sunlight and maintain even-keeled climates in cars, homes, and offices. Residential and commercial windows don sheer or dense privacy films from brands such as 3M and Piper, which block up to 99% of UV rays, trap warmth in the winter, and block heat in the summer, keeping energy consumption in check and environments comfortable. The coatings also protect art and upholstery from sun damage, and can reduce the number of flying shards should storms or soprano houseguests shatter windows.
Solar Control’s techs apply the same surface savvy to car windows, precision-cutting film to fit individual panes or covering vulnerable auto paint with weather-resistant urethane film. While technicians work on rides at the company's headquarters, drivers can settle into plush couches, peruse satellite TV channels, and join a free WiFi network in the waiting room.