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.
The husband-and-wife team at Dan Yeniz Photography have been capturing their clients’ best angles for more than a decade. In their cozy studio, they capture families, graduates, and boudoir subjects in vivid photos, then memorialize them in prints, digital albums, and DVDs. Outside of the studio, they photograph and film newly engaged couples and follow them around again on their wedding day. The couple also sets up photo shoots for girls celebrating their quinceañeras or quinceañera-themed 14th birthday parties.
At Frame & Art Dept., the Trejo family shares its creative flair by assisting customers with services that include custom framing, digital printing, and reproduction. In the industry since 1984, the Trejo’s help customers preserve art, photos, and memorabilia by placing treasured memories inside of customized frames, built on site. Not afraid to take on unconventional requests, the team has even framed computer screens as well as flat-screen TVs for customers that believe in the artistic merit of the national broadcast signal. To see some of the Trejo family’s finest works, check out their shop’s online gallery.
Allan Jeffries has been providing friendly framing services to all sorts of picture possessors since 1984, including fine artists, professional photographers, and people who know someone who has been candidly captured within six feet of Kevin Bacon. The studio's team of talented framers specialize in museum-style archival methods and are well versed in the matting, mounting, and framing of both two- and three-dimensional pieces. Possible enclosable keepsakes including paintings, drawings, certificates and diplomas (around $100 with black wood frame and glass), limited-edition prints, posters (about $79 for a 24"x36", and about $89 for a 27"x40" movie-size poster with metal frame, drymount, and glass), family photos, children's art, coins, Roger Rabbits, and stitch-work projects. For the truly conservation-minded, a high-quality photograph with black wood frame, acid-free matte border, and UV-protective Plexiglas can run around $300. Allan Jeffries and his Jeffries will work with you to devise a framing plan that jives with your décor and budget, carried out with top-notch craftsmanship and care.
Belle Amie Studios’ travelling trio of shutterbugs, led by owner and photographer Melissa Olsen, journeys to beaches, piers, homes, and parks to snap shots of families and couples. The team believes that natural light and natural smiles make great pictures, and keeps sessions fun and relaxed to bring out the easy grins it seeks. In addition to outdoor portraiture, the photographers offer their skills to brides-to-be for engagement-party shoots, wedding days, wedding showers, and practice pretend weddings.
Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits, has been creating photographic heirlooms since 1947. With your 20- to 30-minute photo session ($30), get your soul captured indoors at Yuen Lui's studio, boasting 16 background options, or let nature provide the backdrop at Aliso Beach's outdoor picture-taking spots. Up to eight people can appear in the shoot (additional subjects will incur an extra cost), making this deal an ideal opportunity to upgrade the framed family photos that have been hanging in your parents’ home for the past 600 years. Now that you aren’t riddled with acne or plagued with a six-year-old’s gummy smile, split the cost with your sibs and surprise your folks with a more up-to-date snapshot just in time for the holidays.