For a small business, Riveting Frame & Design’s staff boast an impressive resumé: two members are artists—one of whom has a fine-arts degree—and the team has nearly a half-century of combined experience. Customers can meet with these experts at the store, where they will receive same-day quotes that detail all the possible design options. Working with the team, clients then choose a design from an extensive selection of frames, mouldings, mats, and fillets; with staff using computerized mat cutting to ensure accuracy. Additionally, Riveting outfits delicate artworks or especially successful peach cobblers in conservation framing, and the shop sells original and fine art, mirrors, canvas prints, and giclées.
Choose from Blessings from Above's variety of shapes and colors to create a custom imprint of your tot or terrier's tiny finger- or toe-docks. Shapes like footballs ($45), flowers ($42.50), dog bones ($37.50), or ribbon-tied ornaments (starting at $15) are available for imprinting. All of Blessings from Above's products are non-toxic and non-leaded, and each appointment—from arrival to color and shape selection to imprinting—typically takes just 15–20 minutes. Allow four to six weeks for completion of the impression, which can then be picked up or delivered for a small fee. Call ahead to set up an appointment.
Sgt. Peppers Photography Studio employs the art of portraiture to capture personalities. High-school seniors strike poses in the Littleton location's contemporary indoor area or in the awe-inspiring flora of a private garden. On-location shoots backdrop family portraits—ideal for sending out with annual Groundhog Day cards—with the crystalline waters of Chatfield Lake and the Platte River or rocky faces of Castlewood Canyon. The seasoned snapshot wranglers consult with clients beforehand to hammer out every detail of the shoot, from flattering garb to complementary color schemes. Staffers also channel their expertise into photography classes that build up students' repertoire of info about readying workstations, tweaking preferences, and cropping out blurred high-speed car chases from the backgrounds of engagement photos.
To remember her son’s childhood, Soraya Cartwright stockpiled pictures, video clips, and mementos. Irked that many types of videotape only have a 15-year lifespan; she looked for a way to safeguard her memories for generations, and as a result founded her own digitizing business, Life’s Sweet. Today, she and her technicians convert videotape and film formats to archival quality DVDs; they can also store audio footage on CDs, rather than player pianos. In addition, they scan pictures to save them in digital format, compile them into photo books, or showcase them on custom greeting cards.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
In 2007, Brandy Caruso transformed her lifelong passion for photography into a professional operation, where she specializes in customized portraits of expectant moms, newborns, families, and high school seniors. Whether chatting with adults, goofing off with kids, or patiently waiting for restless newborns to sleep, her informal demeanor helps set her subjects at ease. She snaps posed and candid shots inside her studio or out on location. After two to three weeks worth of editing, Brandy previews each image for her clients, who then select which pictures to preserve with boutique products such as custom framed prints, gallery wraps, and photo jewelry.