Inside the 2,100-square-foot facility, two isolation rooms and a live room accommodate solo artists and string ensembles, whose work is captured by a 48-track digital recording platform. During sets, performers can enhance their recordings with tracks from an extensive sample library and take creative breaks in the lounge or on the patio. Many recording packages also include open bar and catering for those who need drinks or gourmet cupcakes to get the creative juices following.
In addition to music producers, the company also employs a staff of graphic designers who await direction for projects such as media kits and website design. Additionally, the facility houses a video-production suite that is calibrated for all aspects of visual projects, including mapped acoustics and setups for aggressive lighting.
Southern Art & Framing offers much more than its name implies—aside from custom-framing projects and ready-to-hang art, the store also boasts an eclectic gift shop stocked with goods made by local and national artisans. Shoppers can peruse a selection that includes everything from handbags and scented candles to barbecue tools and home decor designed for fans of popular college sports teams. Local artists also host onsite art classes, teaching skills such as impressionist painting and converting your boring sedan into an exciting police cruiser.
Baseball gloves, football helmets, and training apparel for a host of sports hang from the racks and fill the shelves at Rick's Sporting Goods. In addition to regulation sporting goods, Rick's provides custom screen-printing services. Customers can even submit specific hand-drawn designs, allowing local teams to take to the court, field, or diamond in style.
Regina Hattaway snapped her first photos in college, and when she became a mother a few years later, she found a focus for her photography: families. Children are her favorite subjects because of the challenge and their boundless energy. With a certification as an elementary-school teacher, she's well equipped to direct them. Regina frames kids and their older relatives in shots both candid and composed, at locations such as lush backyards and gardens, old porches, and Dauphin Island beaches.
Fun props, minimalist backgrounds, and professional lighting breathe life into Daphne Ellenburg's photo shoots at her new 2,000-square-foot studio. Daphne specializes in wedding and portrait photography, training her eye on capturing life's precious moments and milestones. Her production model is fully integrated, and she takes as much pride in her skills as a photo editor as she does in her skills behind the lens.