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.
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.
When brothers Joseph and Herb Guiry founded the paint store that bears their name, Denver was still an untamed frontier town, William McKinley was President, and the flag still had 45 stars and not a single cartoon dog. The year was 1899, and, in the hundred-plus years since, the store has remained a family tradition across four generations of shopkeepers. Today, the store’s seven locations carry paints for everything from houses to school projects, and supplement their stock with home decorations including lighting, wallpaper, and furniture.
The photographers of End Bad Photos strive to achieve their titular goal by offering positive photo-taking experiences to their clients. They work to take shots that their subjects can be proud to show off for use as business portraits or in modeling portfolios. They also take portraits of individuals, couples, families, and pets for memory preservation with a variety of print sizes.
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.