The music programming at the nonprofit Maine Academy of Modern Music is designed to allow pupils to rock out to their favorite contemporary jams. During individualized lessons, teachers help students master the basics of rock instruments such as guitar, bass, drums, and more. From there, young rockers can enlist in one of the school's rock bands, where they'll learn to play alongside other musicians as a group. That, in turn, leads to performance opportunities, which the school sets up at renowned Portland venues like Bayside Bowl, Big Easy, Asylum, and the Old Port Festival.
Bands also assemble at the school's rock camps, where attendees not only rehearse originals and covers but also learn rock history and take field trips to local radio stations. Besides its in-house opportunities, the academy's outreach programs also supply local schools with everything from private concerts to master classes to ensure everyone has access to quality music education.
At Shelly Rose Photography, women of all ages, shapes, and sizes get in touch with their feminine sides with customized boudoir photography. After shoots, Shelly creates stunning keepsake gifts using advanced retouching techniques that include smoothing out skin tone and slenderizing.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Photographers Jennifer Lamoreau and Mindy Mercier feed off each other’s creative energy at their shared studio, Untamed Violets Photography. With two husbands and five children between them, the duo easily channel their love for their own families into their family photography, capturing tender moments between parents and children or engaged couples. Alternatively, the duo’s keepsake portraits of high-school seniors and expectant mothers document landmark occasions. Thanks to continuing education, their shots look fresh and modern, unlike vintage polaroids taken during the Civil War.
Professional shutterbug Joe McKenney artfully captures families, children, and mothers-to-be, transposing ephemeral moments into future family heirlooms with retouching and photo-printing services. Hailing from his native Biddeford, Joe snaps studio and on-location shots, drawing on his knowledge of the area to scope out scenic backdrops and his degree from the Hallmark Institute of Photography to frame up memorable images. Joe's lens snatches up the light given off by weddings, business portraits, and high school seniors, clicking feverishly through untimed photo sessions, unlimited outfit changes, and unimpeded werewolf transformations six days a week.
Maine Photo Booth Co. delivers fun in booth form anywhere in the state. Its booth of choice is the Model 12, a retro variety that produces images with enough quality to be approved for passport and ID pictures. The booth comes fully-assembled. The metal cabinet style booth appears old-fashioned looking on the outside while the inside is state-of-art with the latest digital technology. Visual and voice instructions guide guests as they pose and pout for a series of six pictures, which the booth slaps onto photo strips and spits out in 10 seconds or less. Maine Photo Booth’s rentals include an unlimited number of these strips in black and white or color, plus one flash drive for the renting party, so guests can share pictures online or frisbee them into a passing neighbor’s car. Since attendants take care of the setup and cleanup, guests need only worry about which celebrity’s smile they want to imitate.