Combining her love of photography with her love of meeting people, Emily Rose creates an affable atmosphere for clients during her portrait, event, and wedding shoots. She rendezvouses with patrons at a location of their choice for her one-hour portrait sessions, where guests can swap outfits and strike poses at numerous locales during their allotted time. Afterward, they can opt to purchase a CD of enhanced photos or prints of their favorite shots. Emily also supplies a photo CD to hosts of events, which she covers at an hourly rate. Weddings receive the same CD and hourly treatment, and afterward, shots are posted to an online gallery for sharing. She also offers a free consultation for events such as weddings, wherein she and the couple discuss their image goals and how to swiftly disguise the cake for photographing as a relative that couldn't attend.
Experienced photo gurus Doug Box and Randy Kerr impart practical photo skills to curious shutterbugs during engaging seminars that have appeared across the States and in eight countries abroad. Doug Box, author of myriad photography-technique books, is one of 13 Kodak mentors and is the Executive Director of the Texas Professional Photographers Association. His co-teacher, Randy Kerr, heads World Photographic, which uses photography as a vehicle for illuminating humanitarian and environmental topics. Both men have been teaching photography classes for years and help amateurs take photos that capture piercing looks, toothy smiles, and elusive dodo sightings.
With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.
Love That Jazz Photography was born out of a love for New Orleans. Richard, a photographer, lived in the city for many years and returned for a visit with fellow photographer Nicky to show her why it held a special place in his heart: the culture of such a diverse community. Together, they help other people capture those moments that mean so much to them, including weddings, anniversary parties, or family reunions. The duo also rents out a photo booth that dispenses color and black-and-white photo strips, and fits up to 10 people or two velociraptors at once.
FastFrame beautifies the boundaries of pulchritudinous photographs, pilfered paintings, memorable Big Mac wrappers, and other collectible items with expert custom framing, which ranges from around $46- $203. The shop’s team of experienced framesmiths boasts an artistic background and will happily walk you through the framing process. They’ll also help you navigate a showroom of more than 1,000 frame samples (many of which can be seen adorning the brick walls) and an even more bewildering array of mat boards, textures, and fabrics. Once you’ve made a selection, a computerized mat cutter allows for detailed mat designs; Frame Vue software makes it easy for customers to visualize how a striking frame will supplement their diorama of stuffed hamsters dressed as the major characters of Les Misérables. FastFrames’ 30-day design guarantee ensures that patrons are satisfied with their selections, and the shop’s lifetime craftsmanship guarantee safeguards frames against disintegrating into space dust.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.