Photos with a "cinematic fashion feel"?that's how Jennifer Emery of PBJ Candids Photography describes her style. With a background in acting, she certainly has a grasp of the dramatic. Whether shooting headshots, weddings, or portraits, she uses that approach to infuse images with excitement. During her 20 years as a photographer, her unique style has landed her work in renowned publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings and Pasadena Magazine.
A highly adaptable photographer, she can customize her style to suit virtually any photographic opportunity. That includes live events, corporate photography, and creative pin-up girl or boudoir sessions. With her cinematic touch, she also creates art prints, photo jewelry, and photo coasters. As a photographer with a boundless passion for the art, she also leads workshops, teaching others how to operate digital cameras, compose images, and return the souls accidentally captured on film.
At Craftdate, a group of environmentally conscious artists and designers helps visitors create unique pick-me-ups—all in a personalized but ecologically minded manner. Under the guidance of the Craftdate ladies, visitors decorate T-shirts and cards with one-of-a-kind designs during silkscreen classes, and they transform old lotions and perfumes into handmade soaps during soap-making workshops. The Craftdate curriculum includes a smattering of other options, including paper-marbling courses, planting parties, and monoprint-card classes that are free for kids aged 8 and under.
The educated, collaborative team of instructors at 8-Limbs hold laid-back fashion-design seminars each month. A sewing school with a strong focus on building fashion, the 8-Limbs team hopes to provide inspiration to every student they get the chance to meet. The space is now also available for students to rent by the hour to work on projects in a creative workshop atmosphere. As Silverlake buzzes outside, the team infuses the funky workshop with their own artistic energy, equipping novice designers with the skills necessary to fashion their own threads, home goods, or any number of projects. Hands-on classes maintain modest sizes, ensuring budding designers receive personal attention. Each student mans a sewing machine, available to rent for $5?or his or her own trusted apparatus?and learns the gamut of garment creation, from sewing machine basics to the intricacies of alterations and clothing construction. 8-Limbs also offers new and used sewing machines for sale, a variety of the sewing supplies including fabric and tools, and a friendly and knowledgable staff.