Peals of laughter ring out in the McMaster Studio’s large rooms, where groups meet to slip memories into photographic amber. The experienced shutterbug has captured weddings, graduation ceremonies, and a wide range of wildlife. The photographer swings around the lens to capture shots of newborns and toddlers, helping parents to remember their children’s’ first steps even after they get a license to rollerblade everywhere.
Originally gracing the awning of a hardware business, the Ashdown name has been synonymous with household upkeep since 1869. Over the years, Ashdown's Furniture & Interiors Ltd. has expanded to stock retail appliances and showcase furniture, all with the aim of helping people “create lifestyles in [their] home.” A helpful sales staff with a half-century of sales experience guides visitors through a spacious showroom decorated with La-Z-Boy recliners, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, and Whirlpool appliances to look like cozy bedrooms and sitcom sets.:m]]
Sooter Studios’ team of photographers train their camera eyes on newborns, families, and kids. They also shoot photos for youth sports teams as well as high-school senior portraits. Large events such as weddings also highlight their services, as do smaller sessions for the family pet. Jacks of all photographic trades, they’ve even photographed professional wrestling events with the same aplomb they exhibit during gentler events such as photo shoots for moms-to-be.