With pennies pinched from her modeling career, Kimberly Yatsko bought a camera. She had a vision of being on the other side of the lens, and, inspired by the stunning magazine ads of Italian designers, she set off to make a career out of fashion photography. This career-change also inspired a move, and she plunged into Los Angeles's fashion scene without a backward glance. Once in LA, she worked for celebrity photographer Matthew Mitchell and fashion shutterbug Ash Gupta, honing her craft until she felt ready to start her own business.
Now, as the proprietor and artist behind Kimberly Yatsko Photography, she snaps portraits for magazines and private citizens. And she brings her fashion sensibilities to every shoot, whether she's showing off a product or helping a client feel and look beautiful. Once shoots are over, she provides her clients with both prints and digital versions of her images, ideal for printing at home or at the public library where that cute librarian works.
Iconic Pinups's skilled photographers capture gorgeous shots while unleashing customers' inner femme fatales. Before the shoot, subjects don their own outfits or borrow some from the studio's collection of vintage-style pantsless pants, then bask in full makeup and hairstyling to help them transform into midcentury pinup beauties. Brandishing eggbeaters in the vintage kitchen or donning cowboy boots before grabbing a guitar and sprawling across a bed, women of all shapes and sizes are led by the photographers through a series of provocative poses during each shoot. In addition to private sessions, the studio also hosts pinup parties, dolling up ladies for special events such as bachelorette and birthday parties.
FreeAir Photo Booth ups the ante at parties with its light and compact booths that set up in about five minutes and sport 20-inch touchscreen systems. To capture lively moments in crystal clarity for posterity, the booths are equipped with LED studio-quality lighting, Canon DSLR cameras, and dye-sub printers that develop 2”x6” photo strips in seven seconds.
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.