This week may bring Michael Kors and Bebe, and next week could feature Ann Taylor and Seven, but no matter when someone stops in Eye of the Beholder Consignments, items from high-profile brands can be found on the shelves. Handbags may carry names such as Prada, Coach, and Juicy Couture, and clothing may hail from Talbots, Chico's, and Coldwater Creek. The shop also stocks shoes, business suits, and maternity wear for expectant mothers and dudes who just want to get closer to their children by dressing as a nanny. A portion of proceeds goes to charities such as the Baltimore Humane Society and the American Cancer Society.
Chrissy L Photography's lens expert makes the 30 miles around the 21117 zip code her office. And she lets her subjects choose which part of that office they'd like to explore for on-location photo shoots. The shoots can capture a wide range of occasions, from engagements and pregnancies to senior portraits and other special events. Chrissy even offers a Baby’s 1st Year plan with a schedule of five shoots throughout the new child's first 365 days, or 46 weeks by The Beatles' count.
Although tape and video media were once the mainstays of recording technology, repeated usage will gradually deteriorate their quality. The team at Advanced Video Systems has stymied that deterioration by digitizing Super 8, 16mm, audio, and other media into wear-proof CDs and DVDs for more than three decades. In addition to preserving precious memories, the staff also restores the color and contrast to faded and foggy images, slides, and vinyl records.
Although framing a Facebook photo sounds like an exercise in futility, National Photo’s technicians bridge the gap between the online and offline world by printing digital images on high-quality photo paper. They can also print photos in diverse formats onto greeting cards, posters, and collages, or emblazon snapshots onto iPhone cases. Additionally, the studio’s photographers snap their own images, capturing families, children, and even pets against simple backdrops rather than at parks or on the beach, where attention-seeking wildlife might try to steal the camera and shoot the pictures themselves.
In 1999, 17-year-old Laura Renée began her first foray into photography by snapping shots of tour groups passing through Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. From that summer job, Laura’s fascination with photography eventually led to the opening of her own professional studio. Both at the studio and on location, Laura takes a photojournalistic approach, capturing candid images of families, newborns, and expectant moms rather than using artificial poses or encasing subjects in plaster casts for the entire session. She maintains this approach when she’s covering weddings, for which she offers unlimited photographs. During sultry boudoir shoots, however, she mixes in posed images with candid ones.