The talented technicians at Blazing Trails Media leapfrog between the worlds of photography, videography, Photoshop, and video editing. Artists snap intimate family portraits and arresting headshots, as well as wedding photos and promotional photos for small businesses. Blazing Trails Media staff also can collaborate with clients on graphics-design projects, or help edit and shape home-movie clips into a cohesive documentary on who actually won that hotly contested game of Scrabble.
At Frame & Art Dept., the Trejo family shares its creative flair by assisting customers with services that include custom framing, digital printing, and reproduction. In the industry since 1984, the Trejo’s help customers preserve art, photos, and memorabilia by placing treasured memories inside of customized frames, built on site. Not afraid to take on unconventional requests, the team has even framed computer screens as well as flat-screen TVs for customers that believe in the artistic merit of the national broadcast signal. To see some of the Trejo family’s finest works, check out their shop’s online gallery.
FrameStore's craftsmen have created more than 250,000 custom frames in the store’s 35-year tenure, designing pieces that now adorn the walls of prestigious institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Walt Disney Company. Professional designers guide FrameStore’s clients through the 2,200 moulding options that can accent paintings and treasured items while adding style and elegance to rooms. The store’s craftsmen then fashion pieces to patron specifications, outfitting frames with classic or museum-quality glass that blocks UV rays from bleaching out images or censoring pictures of the moon. Every piece goes through a 16-point inspection before it is given to patrons, and the team averages a seven-day turnaround on all of its projects.
Brother and sister Melanie and Matthew Lawton believe it requires more than a creative eye and a pretty face to make art. They hold that the best photographic images occur through a relaxed collaboration between the subject and the camera. To establish this natural rapport, they guide individuals, families, and couples through on-location shoots, suggesting poses while listening to ideas. They encourage candid shots filled with movement and energy—such as newlyweds parading down an aisle of sparklers—while keeping their eyes open for opportunities to interact with on-location environments.
Allan Jeffries Framing's experienced staff handcrafts custom framing treatments for treasured collectibles, letting you choose from more than 1,000 custom frame samples. The knowledgeable staffers guide patrons in selecting the right supplies for each piece, creatively framing works of art, diplomas, photographs, or million-dollar bills. To protect your treasures, the staff can outfit them with archival museum-quality mats and UV-protected nonglare glass or plexiglass.
Treasured Moments Photography shutterbug Adam Almeida has a passion for photography. For more than 15 years, he has been capturing life from behind the lens. His passion and experience haven't gone unnoticed: Daily Breeze readers have voted him one of South Bay's best photographers for three consecutive years. Adam preserves special memories at events or photo shoots and develops prints in an advanced onsite lab. His wife, Kristin, works behind the scenes to ensure that the administrative side of the company runs without a hitch.