Bryant Art Gallery is committed to bringing one-of-a-kind art and splendid aesthetic displays to Birmingham’s creative cognoscenti. With a collection spanning the pigment-and-canvas styles of the old masters through sculpture, mixed media, and screaming performance artists, Bryant’s friendly staff stands eager to assist patrons in finding the perfect complement for home décor. Selections from a series of 8'x10' oil paintings start at $45.
Gallery owner Kirk Carlisle doesn’t just sell art—he protects it. In addition to showcasing his self-curated collection of century-spanning paintings that deck the walls of Carlisle Gallery, he also helps newer art battle the forces of time with artistic framing services. The gallery’s custom-framing specialist draws on more than 30 years of experience as he pairs diplomas, paintings, and finger-painted replicas of Bayeux Tapestry with complementary matting and outlines before securing them in their new glass-covered homes. Frames make aesthetic statements of their own, with edging chosen from more than 10,000 frame styles ranging from hand-carved Italian moldings to sleek metallic boundaries.
Capture memories in their natural habitat with a one-hour, on-location photography session in which the studio comes to you. With experience shooting family portraits, baby photos, kids, and more, professional photographer Danielle Smith braves indoor AC blasts or squint-inducing solar rays to freeze a multitude of carefully composed moments in time at a location of your choosing. Danielle’s friendly expertise translates into stunning group shots and solo poses for future mantle-piece ornamentation or library-card identification extravagance. The one-hour session ($75) includes a DVD of 25 retouched photos ($75) as well as password-protected, secure online proof viewing, affording photo subjects the ability to grant looking privileges to only the most complimentary of family members.
Meghan, the photographer at m.newsom photography, understands that a photo shoot doesn't just amount to a few pictures; it's a full experience in itself. A questionnaire before each shoot gives subjects a chance to explain what they want out of the experience, to ensure that each session best reflects the individual personalities of everyone taking part. Afterward, clients can choose from keepsakes that go far beyond the typical prints and digital images, including 12"x24" wood canvas prints and high-quality hardcover wedding albums.
A mom herself, the experienced photographer behind Mommies Memories Photography eschews traditional posing inside a studio, instead traveling to subjects’ homes or favorite outdoor locales to capture them as their most comfortable selves. Believing that everyone deserves beautiful family photos on their walls, she assembles affordable photo-shoot packages and puts her expertise to use in serving families in need through several local charities.