Entering one of The Framing Establishment's locations is like walking into an art gallery. Large traditional landscapes and contemporary abstracts hang on the walls, and shadow boxes housing portraits and collectibles line the shelves. Amid this modern decor, professional framers scuttle about, sizing objects and answering customers' questions. They help their patrons pick out ready-made frames and art or consult with them to determine flattering custom mouldings and mats for their photos or most impressive parking tickets. They also help customers transform their TVs into works of art by providing frames and fabrics that complement home furnishings.
In the last 40 years, Portrait Scene's photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.
Ogden Blue offers up an array of printing and design services, whipping up custom greeting cards, invitations, calendars, and promotional materials for thoughtful gift givers and business-minded professionals. Available in color or black and white, greeting cards printed with images of loved ones, favorite pets, or memorable cloud formations never fail to elicit smiles ($150 for 100 cards with one side of color). Standard business cards printed on 12-point stock come with front-side UV coating and randomized job titles ($20 for 100 with one side of color). Eye-catching add-ons, available for an additional price, include silk lamination. Ogden Blue also boasts speedy duplication services for black-and-white ($0.08/sheet for 8.5"x11") and color copying ($0.29/sheet for 8.5"x11"). For a list of printing services, prices, and customizing options, check out Ogden Blue’s product pricing booklet.
Snapping memorable portraits of families, couples, and graduating seniors, Rusty Healey Photography specializes in capturing life’s most huggable moments amid an amenity-rich sanctuary of reflection. After conferring with the photographer to design a customized session, customers can pose for stunning shots in a studio equipped with a bevy of backdrops, a motorcycle, and meadow of blooming puppies. Wrapped in richly hued brick walls and wrought-iron doors, Rusty's warm studio allows subjects to relax and unwind while a makeup artist finely preens faces before each shoot. During the session, clients can change outfits two or three times as well as precisely rearranging features like a fetching Mr. Potato Head. More than 100 photographs are taken during the shoot, allowing clients to peruse more than 40 first-class shots before selecting one to have digitally airbrushed, printed in an 8”x10” size, and shown repeatedly to the family dog so it knows who the boss is.
The shelves at Color Me Mine’s studios teem with whimsical bisque-pottery pieces—pony and princess figurines, piggy banks, and kitty-cat mugs—each stark white and waiting for the brush strokes of a budding artist. That artist might be a birthday boy at a party with up to 50 of his friends, or a grown-up unwinding at a girls' night out. No previous experience is required, as the studio staff dispenses plenty of painting tips, stencils, and artistic inspiration. Afterwards, the staff will fire the resulting pieces, which can then be used as décor or dinnerware thanks to Color Me Mine's lead-free, food-safe, paints.
In addition to open painting and private parties, the studio hosts after-school enrichment programs, field trips, and activities that inspire adults to design their own kitchenware or to turn that pile of rocks in the backyard into a pile of multicolored rocks.
Target Portrait Studios are operated by professional photographers who aim to help you capture special moments. Target's studios can be decorated for most any type of shoot, whether you're celebrating a mom-to-be, a graduation, or an upcoming holiday. Subjects also have the opportunity to choose their own backdrops or props, and they can even bring in their favorite toy or invisible friend. The customization doesn't end with the shoot, though?digital files can be personalized with borders, designs, and quotes and then printed in a variety of sizes.