The quadrilateral connoisseurs at the frugal framer perform all production in-house to ensure that posters, memorabilia, and artwork are encased in the finest shells. The skilled craftspeople specialize in custom framing, a process in which they design, size, and construct picture cocoons based on the dimensions, characteristics, and food allergies of the artwork. Customers have their choice of frames ($5+/ft.), mats, glazing, and moulding material. Box experts can forge a standard 8”x10” frame with matting for laundry folding certificates ($40 on average), or construct a 16”x20” edifice with a wooden frame, mat, backing, and regular glazing for prized post-it note ideas ($80 average). The frugal framer will also equip a 26”x34” piece of art, raised and floated on a rag mat with spacers ($300 average), or enshrine pieces in specialty casings such as shadow boxes with UV-blocking glass.
Christy Gaddis has photography in her blood. Her grandfather was a photographer, and her sister also works as a professional shutterbug. But, despite her family ties, it wasn't until later in life that Christy left her job as a teacher to found Christy G Photography, a business that allows her to pursue her passion for pictures while still giving her plenty of opportunities to interact with children. With camera in hand, Christy travels to clients' homes or outdoor venues near her home in Rock Hill to photograph clients in cozy or scenic settings.
Versatile photographer George Simpson strives to honor his clients’ vision as he documents their family milestones and corporate events, or snaps slick marketing shots of their products. His portfolio showcases his eye for artful composition and authentic emotion, evident whether he is working with couples high off of the thrill of an engagement or youngsters high off the thrill of their first bank heist.
At FastFrame, highly trained framers enhance artwork, memorabilia, photographs, and other keepsakes with custom-crafted frames. Like a magic 8 ball's opinion on investment portfolios, the prices at FastFrame vary wildly, hinging on size and scope—many projects start at around $100. Accent mementos with a complementary wood or metal frame, or prevent precious fine art from escaping walls and joining traveling art shows. Framers can add mats to ensure a dramatic, polished presentation, and seal the back of frames to guard works from dust and debris. FastFrame safeguards client satisfaction with a 30-day design guarantee, allowing owners to return pieces if they can't play nicely with nearby light fixtures, in addition to a lifetime craftsmanship guarantee.
Since 1997, Records Reduction has helped homes and offices go paperless with storage services and confidential scanning of documents and images. The company digitizes a variety of file types, including slides, which saves clients the hassle of devouring photos to commit them to memory and makes it possible to upload them to social-media sites, such as Facebook and Flickr. To ward off identity thieves, Records Reduction can shred CDs, x-rays, and documents containing addresses, social security numbers, and superhero aliases. The facility is monitored 24/7, and features an alarm system to prevent stored goods from escaping.
CharlotteVibe Photography's trio of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and PPA-member photographers capture memories at weddings, sporting events, and in-studio sittings through their cameras' high-quality lenses. Every step along matrimonial journeys, from the engagement to the newlyweds' departure in a "Just Married"–emblazoned time machine, finds tasteful immortalization through the staffers' photographic savvy. Headshots and corporate photos can take place in their studio or at a favorite area locale. Photographers also stand on the sidelines of sporting events, big or small, to capture action-packed shots of young champions scoring points or professional athletes trading their own baseball cards.