FastFrame’s skilled framers customize borders for an array of wall-worthy pieces. Selecting from an extensive inventory of materials, they craft frames to showcase original artwork or to endow special photographs with a dignified display. Their carefully curated conservation materials prevent works of art from fading and prevent their subjects from sprouting a 5 o’clock shadow. But the framesmiths don't limit themselves to two dimensions—sports memorabilia, kids’ artwork, and other three-dimensional objects find artistic preservation within shadowboxes. They even transform flat-screen TVs into customized, framed works of art by installing a VisionArt feature, which transmits the still image of a painting, family portrait, or favorite infomercial onto idle screens.:m]]
With access to thousands of frame and mat combinations, the staff at The Great Frame Up works to protect and enhance customers' wall adornments. They select frames and mats to accommodate each piece and make them stand out in a room even in the midst of distractions like living wallpaper. Specialty items such as diplomas, personalized jerseys, and dorm-room movie posters can also be mounted, and customers can consult with the specialists to find a home for prized possessions such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up performs each framing job onsite, ensuring that keepsakes won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities. For advice, the website offers tips and trends to help customers choose, arrange, hang, and decorate everything, including the art, frame, mat, and glass.
FastFrame outlines photographs and wall-worthy art with more than 1,000 frames in styles ranging from baroque gold trims to funky contemporary schemes. Dedicated to craftsmanship and creativity, professional framers help select matting hues that will complement a diploma or the neighborhood Declaration of Independence. All projects are completed onsite, ensuring that no materials get dented or lost by clumsy carrier pigeons, and clients can return any custom designs for complete retooling within 30 days if they don't match their home’s decor.
Though engaged couples often fear long ceremonies will bore guests, they still hire Chloe Atnip to make their weddings last for decades. Her wedding shoots, which she strives to match to each couples’ unique style, capture meaningful moments for posterity, from the bride’s walk down the aisle to the groom’s walk around the bride as he checks her for scurvy.
From her studio in Old Town Tustin or on location in the scenic landscapes that surround it, Atnip can snap shots in a variety of styles. She just as artfully captures children playing with buckets of fruit, families silhouetted against a sunset, or high-school seniors considering whether to call their graduation speech “Good Job, Guys” or just “Good Job.”
Orange County visual artist Don Le has a passion for expressing his subjects' inner beauty and personality. In his career in photography and video production, Le's portfolio spans across a wide range of styles, from wedding compositions to celebrity and fashion photoshoots to family portraits. Le's pieces often splash with a dreamy saturation of color, and he can upgrade a shot with his playful, inventive use of lighting, computer-generated backgrounds, and various angles. During three-hour photography courses, Le teaches students how to visualize and create photo compositions of their very own. Those courses include pointers in both outdoor and indoor photography, so you can properly capture Bigfoot in either the woods or a department store.
Seasoned shuttersmith Karen Mayo has honed her photography skills over the last 20 years to capture family moments and female forms in public and private sessions. Mayo specializes in children and mother-and-child shoots, arranging parents and their progeny cheek-to-cheek and directing kids' foci in the same direction. The soft, ethereal quality in her color and black-and-white images develops from the use of natural light that streams through her beachside studio's windows or from the miniature sun tied to her wrist. Boudoir photography sessions capture feminine frames under skillfully arranged lighting while striking expressions with the sauciness of a crushed tomato.