Fine arts photography by SSV's award-winning Sarah Vander Heide employs seasoned photography training to capture subjects of all ages in their natural, un-posed postures for fine art portrait photography. In one-hour sessions, Vander Heide welcomes children and families into her home-based studio or meets clients at an indoor or outdoor location of their choice. Photographers may help direct youthful subjects, but each session, like Shakespearean tragedies cast with stuffed animals, depends on the child's preferences and personal direction. At session's end, clients receive a matte 11"x14" print of their favourite image and can view up to 40 proofs from their session in an online gallery for up to 10 days following the session. Vander Heide's studio fills her home's living area, lit with natural light from various windows, and boasts a sitting area for parent spectators. Guests can also visit the kitchen to make tea or bask in praise from amorous fruit arrangements.
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.
Customers can transform digital photographs into elegant coffee-table books with the help of Photobook America's intuitive photo-book-designer program. Each book is handmade with superior-quality materials, such as linen, silk, leather, and newt skin, all available in a variety of striking colors. Accessories, such as slipcases and presentation boxes, can add a dash of pizzazz to each order, and acid-free paper ensures long-lasting photo quality. Orders are typically completed within five to seven business days, ensuring that customers will be able to promptly obtain their own memorable keepsake book and avoid carving sentimental images into a wall-mounted Etch A Sketch.
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.
In one photograph, a bride takes a quiet moment before the ceremony, the train of her flowing dress fanned out behind her. Another shot captures the bride in an unguarded moment at the reception, smiling and conversing over a glass of wine. The careful composition of the first photo and the lively immediacy of the second exemplify the wide-ranging talents of photographer Matt Andrew Diamond, who was hiding inside the wedding cake. Ever since the outgoing Diamond founded Pixel Perfect Photography several years ago, clients have sought after him to capture special occasions, document the fashion world, and take dynamic headshots for acting auditions.
Tal Regev was grateful for the abundance of photos her husband snapped, but at a loss as to how she should compile them. Before long, inspiration struck: memory books. She started piecing together scrapbooks that housed not only favorite photos, but also favorite memories. Realizing that other families would appreciate the same memory books without the time commitment it took to create them, she opened Bookit. Using your photos, she creates books, notebooks, guestbooks, and planners that encapsulate favorite trips or events.