Lou and Marianne Fenninger founded Art Source in 1978 in a 200-square-foot basement. When demand for the couple's poster prints exploded, they soon expanded their products and services. Within a few years they'd outgrown the basement, and moved into the 6,000-square-foot showroom they occupy today.
Nowadays, Art Source reaches every corner of the globe, distributing art for both retail and wholesale clients as far-flung as Europe, Japan, and New Zealand. The shop helps customers find perfect pieces for complementing their room decor and covering up unsightly fire extinguisher cases with 10,000 stock images of classic, modern, local, and international art, as well as an original art design service, all available for custom printing. Additionally, Art Source's staff help patrons preserve cherished pieces with custom framing services that can wrap works of any size in a carefully designed and assembled border.
For nearly five decades, G & K Picture Frame Canada has been protecting keepsakes from the wear and tear of time⎯and they do so in style. With four shops scattered across Ontario, the family-owned business presents its clients with hundreds of custom framing options and combinations. Expert staff members at each location help navigate the oasis of choices, flexing their framing muscles by putting everything from diplomas and sports jerseys to exotic brochures and clothing behind glass. They can also safeguard 3-D objects and bulkier relics, such as guitars and needlepoint creations.
The professionally trained photographers at Snap Photo Studio capture timeless family moments with in-studio portraiture. During each session, they capture personalities through creative and dynamic lens-work, while getting to know each family through jokes and smiles. Within cleanly designed, modern studio spaces, staff members encourage children to take candid, classic poses, as well as dynamic action shots. The studio also handles more pragmatic photography needs, such as passport pictures, available at select locations.
Jennifer Rue relishes all photographic opportunities. No matter the subject, to her, capturing a moment is always exciting. She brings that enthusiasm to her clients' customized photo shoots, be they for families, kids, couples, or pets.
At Experience Photography, seasoned photographers converge to conduct photo shoots and swap skills inside a 1,500-square-foot studio. On the main floor, a cyclorama wall, green screen, and props enhance photo shoots, and a sturdy lock keeps out photo-bombing mayors. Upstairs, photographers impart their wisdom to shutterbugs of all levels during workshops, which cover topics such as composition and studio portraiture.
Photobook America requires nothing from its clients but their photos and a bit of creativity. The company is the facilitator?it has the software, designs, and professional-grade covers, printers, and binding to turn clients' photos into personalized albums that are carefully constructed and tastefully designed.
The first step is settling on a theme: photo books can document a wedding or family vacation or serve as a portfolio for a business or artist. If customers wish, they can design their book from scratch; otherwise, they can select a template from Photobook America's Readybooks library. The company enables clients to upload their photos, edit them to their liking, and select the type of cover they'd like, with image-wrapped, softcover, or debossed options for the exterior. Their photos and design choices then materialize in the form of a professionally bound, vibrantly colored photo book that preserves their memories in a tasteful and durable volume that would fit right in on the coffee table or beside Uncle Larry's taxidermied Shakespeare busts.