When Stephen Staples comes across an ancient ash can or a board stripped of its nails, he studies it as if it’s the Mona Lisa. What appear to the common eye to be scraps are seen by Stephen for what they truly are—the building materials of early New England homesteads and factories. With his family, Stephen repurposes the salvaged materials into handcrafted kitchen tables, headboards, armoires, and benches.
“All this stuff is from somewhere special. … You look at the piece, you see the history, you know what went on," he says. "They say the piece can’t talk. They do talk, you just need to know how to listen.” For those not fluent in the language of reclaimed materials, Stephen includes a certificate of authenticity with each piece that details its age and probable history, including which pilgrims stored their socks in it. For his meticulous handiwork and passion for history, Stephen has been featured on This Old House and WCVB's Chronicle and in Design New England magazine and the Boston Herald.
During shoots at Portrait Simple—a studio specialized in child, infant, maternity, and family portraits—skilled photographers snap an unlimited number of poses in front of a choice of backgrounds and provide the convenience of instant printing. Sessions can take any size group, accommodating families and close-knit juries. Models don simple duds without heavy patterns or logos and can tote props such as sports equipment or special blankies. After striking jubilant, winsome, or wrathful poses, guests sit down with the photographer to select images to turn into prints.
When parents need to prove to their children that jolly old St. Nick is real, they call on Santa On Camera. Using a digital photo maker, Santa On Camera lets parents upload real pictures of their house and then place in images of Santa. Sizing, color, and brightness options ensure seamless integration, creating images that capture Kris Kringle in poses such as emerging from the chimney or enjoying milk and cookies.
Whether working in the sunshine at the beach, framing the shores of lakes, or setting the scene amid greenery at the park, Kenneth Berman effortlessly captures classic family portraiture. With over 30 years of experience, his skills also cover wedding, bar mitzvah, and business photography.
The Camera Company is a Brick and Mortar, family owned camera center located in Norwood, Massachusetts. We have been here since the early sixties, which gives you the comfort of purchasing from a reputable retail store with a proven track record of success. The Camera Company carries the top video, photography, and editing
Capture the Moment’s Christine Narciso ensures clients get the exact shoot they're envisioning by conducting 30-minute in-studio consultations prior to each session. During that time, she gets to know customers and chooses props and backgrounds, as well as the style of images. Before ending the powwow, she even helps clients pick the best place to hang their portraits. While Capture the Moment focuses cameras on kids, families, and weddings, its sister company, Shhh... by Capture the Moment Photography, snaps sultry boudoir shots.
After capturing the photography bug at the historic Ferranti-Dege, Krzystyna Harber honed her skills and founded Vintage Girl Studio. Specializing in old-timey imagery, Harber creates traditional pinup prints that evoke famous, flirty portraits of yesteryear's starlets and Coke bottles. Each private photo shoot, whether vintage-themed or boudoir, takes place in an intimate, sunlit studio with hardwood flooring. Professional makeup artists and hairstylists spruce up pouts and coifs, helping women feel beautiful and confident in front of the camera's winking eye. A selection of packages allows subjects to commemorate their sessions with prints, digital files, or novelties inscribed with a sensual image.