As Jessica Gilliland grew up, her mother was always behind the camera, snapping shots of everything from family gatherings to sporting events. At Shoe Button Photography, Jessica channels her mother’s passion during portrait sessions with kids and families. Though happy to accommodate guests at her studio, she prefers to capture images at a location where clients feel most comfortable, such as home or a favorite park. After gathering all the pictures from each session, Jessica asks clients to select their favorites to adorn a selection of products, including framed prints, ceramic mugs, and mouse pads.
Elite Photography's Sara Delak discovered her initial passion for photography while snapping shots of wildlife in locations such as Yellowstone National Park. She dreamed of working for National Geographic and traveled the globe with her camera, but eventually realized that home was where her heart really was.
So Sara opened Elite Photography, where she's broadened her skills dramatically shooting portraits, sports, pets, boudoir settings, and weddings. She still finds time to travel the world and has even put together a bucket-list book, Been There, Done That, to help people check off activities they most want to do in life, such as taking a gondola ride in Venice or napping in a kangaroo pouch in Australia. The book showcases photos Sara has taken doing the listed activities.
Whether orchestrating adorable scenes where babies with mohawks pluck Fender Stratocaster guitars in their studio, or capturing familial comfort in living rooms on location, Flash Digital Portraits aims to tell a story. Creative backgrounds and props draw out the personalities of babies and kids, and sessions with families render treasured keepsakes that, when framed, enliven a room. Whether focusing their lens on pets or trying to get graduating seniors to look into the camera by dangling stuffed animals in front of them, the staff design personality-packed images to realize each client's vision.
Quality vintage clothing, jewelry & accessories from the 1900s- 1980s; specializing in wears from the 50s-60s Our racks and brimming with the finest in yesterday's goods! Circa Vintage emphasizes today's style with original pieces that echo today's looks.
Matthew Kemmetmueller took the reigns of Kemmetmueller Photography in 2010, but the roots of the business go much deeper down than that. Matthew's father founded the studio in 1972, long before the invention of digital photography and when the term "camera-phone" just meant a rotary phone on a tripod. In June of 2013, Matthew was named Member of the Month at Wedding & Portrait Photography International, and his business has expanded beyond family portraits, sports shots, and senior photos to include photography and technical workshops.
The Twin Cities Originals are a coalition of locally owned and operated restaurants with a shared mission of preserving and promoting the distinctive experience of dining at individually owned eateries. This year’s event will give you unlimited access to the gourmet goodies of 20 local restaurants. As you graze among Woolley’s Steakhouse, Great Waters Brewing Co., and Azia Restaurant, you’ll get bottomless beer and wine tastings throughout the event to wash down the wonderful wares. You’ll also witness first-hand the “Restaurant Olympics,” where local celebrity judges will rank area bartenders and chefs as they go head-to-head in a Chairman Kaga-free battle for culinary domination. TCO will also play host to a wine raffle ($10 per ticket) that will award two thirsty people 30 bottles of wine. So take a stand against chain restaurants and support local, independently owned restaurateurs, or gift a Groupon to a food-obsessed friend and treat them to a fun night on two towns.