For more than 30 years, the team of dedicated shutterbugs at Wurzell Photo Studios has captured indelible images of generations of Toledoans. Whether they're shooting professional portraits in the studio or traveling throughout the region to capture weddings, special events, and sports games, team members combine an eye for artistry with years of industry experience. The photo experts also shares their know-how with aspiring shutterbugs in group and private photography classes, where they teach students shooting and editing techniques, such as how to remove red eye or crop out the ghosts that reside within most cameras.
Operated by an ARDMS ultrasound technologist, My Little Me helps expectant parents to bond with babies in the womb with 3-D/4-D ultrasounds. The center's GE Voluson 730 Pro system uses the same audio waves produced by 2-D ultrasound machines, then builds the information collected into a three-dimensional image of the babies-to-be kicking, playing, and sucking thumbs in utero. After clients obtain a medical diagnostic ultrasound from their health-care provider, My Little Me helps with gender determination, highlighting the baby's facial features. Images are emblazoned onto USB drives and DVDs, and audio from the child’s heartbeat can be forever stored on one of My Little Me’s plush heart beat animals.
Any media that is stored in an analog format is vulnerable to the ravages of time, which holds no mercy for VHS ribbons and wheels of slides. The technicians at Transfer Me to DVD specialize in storing and restoring such items, etching important memories upon stable disks and unassailable computer drives. Video tapes, film reels, and audio cassettes can all be digitized, with the knowledgeable staff performing edits to remove blank footage and legally disowned family members. The team produces eye-catching slide shows from collections of family pictures and can even restore time-worn photographs to their former clarity.
Helmed by certified professional photographer Sandy Tripp, Avancer Studio tailors portrait sessions for newborns, families, kids, and couples. Erin, Alisha, Heather, and Sandy’s husband, Gary, round out the team and work together to create a seamless experience that begins with preshoot consultations and ends with images captured in crisp color and composition. They also customize packages for high-school senior and maternity photo shoots as well as engagement sessions. To enhance packages, they offer more than prints and digital images, also crafting gallery wraps, photo-covered coffee table books, and greeting cards.
A person's style speaks volumes about them, and no fashion can communicate a message as clear as a custom T-shirt. The professionals at Toledo Tees work with advanced screen-printing technology to quickly personalize high-quality clothing by Jerzees and Gildan. They can painstakingly apply original designs created in their studio or supplied by the customer. Toledo Tees has experience designing shirts for all manner of clients, from local businesses to bands to shy statues.
Born in Grand Rapids in 1971, Frames Unlimited has grown across the states by providing personal, creative, and punctual framing services for its aesthetically aspiring customers. The store’s expert resident framers can hang a rectangle around anything from photos to prints to paintings using premium metals; colorful, complementary mats; museum-quality glass; and repurposed tree parts. Though rates for frames range as widely as their focal-pointed subject matter, an average 8.5”x11” complete wood frame starts at around $25, and a standard 11”x14” complete metal frame is available for as low as $48. Whether you're looking to display a favorite old image or encase a family portrait before the kids grow up and forget how to use a photograph, Frames Unlimited has both the materials and the expert, expedient care required.