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.
With more than 3,000 styles of custom frames to choose from, United Picture & Frame Co. expertly mounts images and mirrors to match any décor. Feel free to furnish a subtly ornate black and gold frame with a fancy portrait of a famous forefather, or fill the metal, streamlined art-deco frame with a candid hologram of future incarnations. Most of United's custom frames can also be fitted with either beveled or plain mirrors. Because of the customizable nature of today's deal, prices may vary depending upon size; a 20"x24" picture under glass in various frame styles may range from $75–$125 and a mirror can be added to a bathroom or dresser sized 20"x40" frame for $35 or a mantle-worthy 24"x36" frame for $55. United Picture & Frame Co. boasts expert conservation methods for the vital preservation and proper display of family heirlooms, works of art, or baby's first dissertation.
Khoren Gevorkyan founded Royal Gor in 1981 (now iPreservedit), naming it after his then-newborn son and now company CEO Gor Gevorkyan. Using first-rate video and photography equipment, they point their professional lenses at subjects for an array of occasions, including wedding and commercial shoots. As photographers who understand the enduring importance of their medium, the iPreservedit team also helps preserve their clients' aging keepsake photographs. They scan the precious snapshots onto DVDs with a professional Kodak photo scanner that can crop and automatically correct each photo's color without rubbing it against a chameleon.
A&I Books makes making your own photo book easier than sticking photos into slipcovers for a photo album, and the results are brilliant and professional. After receiving your Groupon, go to A&I Books to download its free, intuitive software. Drag and drop your digital photos into the program's templates, and use the ID# on your Groupon to activate your credit at checkout. Your custom-designed book will be printed in-house at A&I on high-quality paper with superior image saturation and color density. The finished product will be delivered to your door, or to your office if you prefer. Books are available in hard and soft cover. Get a few small 4x4 and 5x5 books ($14 for soft cover with 40 pages, $24 for hard cover) or an 8.5x11 hard cover with 40 or fewer pages ($45). If you have a bigger project in mind, you can use your Groupon toward the cost and pay the remaining balance.
The photographers at Attraction Studio doll up subjects before subjects make their debut in front of the flashing lights. Both the West Covina and Arcadia locations employ professional makeup and hair artists for family, boudoir, or maternity shoots that shuffle backdrops and allow two to three wardrobe changes. Personal items, such as a basketball, guitar, or piece of lint—brought along as props—add a touch of personality to the 25–50 photos snapped at the shoot. After the session, a computerized slideshow parades the fresh snapshots so that customers can nominate their favorites for prints and retouching. Pictures gain an aesthetic lift from Magic Touch, which enables photographers to remove wrinkles, blemishes, and third eyes.
Cean Orrett, an avid shutterbug since age 5, has captained a team of likeminded photographers at Cean One Photography Studios for more than 15 years. Rather than relying on the same setups and compositions for every shoot, Cean and his team customize their approach to the clients in question, whether they're newlyweds or high school seniors. Depending on their clients' preferences, they shoot sessions inside their San Diego studio or in the great outdoors throughout California, capturing candid images to suit each subject's personality. The same guiding principles fuel Cean One’s film subset, in which he documents milestone events such as parties, weddings, or baby's first doctoral thesis.