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]]
From portraiture subjects donning extravagant furs to babies dressed like mermaids, Summer isn’t afraid to inject a spirit of play into her photographs. Of course, the Southern California–based photographer also captures more straightforward images, including candid photos of couples on the beach and expectant moms striking poses. Held outdoors or at her eponymous home studio, Summer’s sessions yield an online proofing gallery, where clients can share their pictures with family and friends. Her subjects also receive a disc packed with edited versions of the best images from their shoot.
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.
It took photographer Dean C. Stinson less than a year to go from developing film for MotoPhoto to shooting corporate pictures for Ford Motor Company and Woodbridge Glass. In the 15 years since, he has refined his natural talent with the experience of shooting weddings, portraits, location sessions, and events. Skilled on both sides of the camera lens, Dean takes care of both photographing and processing images, professionally retouching prints and digitizing shots for upload onto websites or digital fireplace mantels.
Laura De La Cruz, the smiling face behind Laura De La Cruz Photography, believes that life should be celebrated and documented at every turn, which is why she takes great pride in creating beautiful photography that individuals and families can cherish for a lifetime. Rather than asking clients to assume unnatural poses or hold a bouquet of rattlesnakes, Laura likes to let real moments unfold that she can then capture with her lens and artistic eye. She specializes in photography for a variety of occasions including weddings, engagement sessions, children and family portraits, and special events such as quinceañeras and birthday parties.