Aileen Invitations's shelves are brimming with ornately adorned, high-quality papers and funky gifts. Order personalized stationery printed with your name or favorite politician’s name in a typestyle and color scheme of your choice. Or thumb through hundreds of wedding, baby shower, and birthday invitations artistic enough to be framed. Monogrammed bar-soap sets, personalized cutting boards, and stunning laser-cut cupcake wrappers are suitable gifts for any celebration or anyone regardless of age, style, or predilection for thumb-sucking.
Though he's based in Miami, documentary photographer Cesar Quijada traces his roots to Venezuela. That country's lush forests and sprawling mountain ranges must have left an indelible impression on Quijada, whose work evinces a refined taste for nature's aesthetic beauty.
Of course, the bustling city of Miami presents plenty of photo opportunities that extend beyond the natural world. Quijada has especially taken to wedding photography, drawing on his documentarian instincts as he spends entire days snapping shots of couples and their guests. He also offers intimate, on-location portraits of subjects posing on the beach or messing up the papers in their boss's office.
The photographers at Acalon Studios specialize in a range of styles. They snap shots at weddings, or stay in the studio and help aspiring models create portfolios. They also capture sensual and flirtatious shots during boudoir and glamour shoots. To get the most out of these photography sessions, Acalon's staffers can apply makeup and style their clients' hair.
With thousands of frame and matte combinations, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24"x36" pieces are under $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
A father walking a bride down the aisle. A line of groomsmen, all sporting sunglasses. Newlyweds kissing on the waterfront. As a wedding photographer, Marilyn Garcia specializes in capturing scenes like these. However, her versatile talent allows her to just as deftly compose tasteful boudoir shots of women—using accessories from boxing gloves to boas—and create enduring family portraits. In fact, family photography introduced Marilyn to the camera in the first place. During Marilyn’s childhood, her mother shot a steady stream of candids, at birthdays, parties, and on trips, capturing familial closeness without holding every family dinner in a photo booth.
Fabric gurus at Tiffany Fabrics draw upon 37 years of textile savvy to transform interiors with more than 7,500 bolts of imported fabrics. The vast selection ranges from classic oriental and paisley patterns to modern-day animal prints and binary codes. Staff happily consult with customers to discern the best fabrics for their home-accessorizing needs, and match fabrics with thousands of trimmings, tassels and tiebacks. Once clients home in on their ideal fabric, Tiffany Fabrics' carpentry crew can fit it to furniture of all sizes.