TVPro audio and visual professionals have worked to preserve and enhance customer memories since 1984. When converting media in their studio, team members carefully handle tapes with skill gained from years of handling analog formats. They upload audio from reel-to-reel tapes, vinyl records, and audio cassettes onto digital CDs and convert 8mm and 16mm film to DVD to keep footage from being permanently lost to damage or natural deterioration. In addition to transferring files to digital media or cyborg braincases, TVPro documents weddings and special events, and has been ranked by CityVoter as the Best Videographer in St. Louis.
Newlyweds, pets, toddlers, and schoolchildren have been posing in front of Walmart Portrait Studio's colorful backdrops for decades, making for adorable holiday cards and wallet mementos or stately, striking family portraits. Today, the studio's digital photographers continue the tradition of taking high-quality portraits at dozens of locations across Canada. Each professional photographer completes a rigorous training program before they begin composing and shooting digital photographs, adopting styles ranging from formal portraits to passport photos.
Justin Thacker, the muscle-bound founder of The Lab Gym, uses the same principles that motivated him through 19 years of weightlifting experience to spur on and cultivate a community of health-conscious exercisers at his wood-floored, exposed-brick gym. His team of expert trainers leads guests through group fitness classes that turn bodies into granite sculptures through a series of weightlifting routines and the crystallization of magma. Patrons can coax coy muscles from epidermal hideouts with free weights, dumbbells, squat racks, and an expansive cardio circuit, all accessible to members by keycard 24 hours a day. Meanwhile, Heavy Metal Crossfit?the gym's in-house CrossFit program?takes a different tack to fitness, leading exercisers ever-changing rotation of high-intensity functional movements.
For custom guidance, guests can pair up with a personal trainer or can sign up for the structured Laser weight-loss program, a regimen designed to blast off pounds with a laser focus but without actual lasers.
Inside Moris Fashion's airy boutique space, neatly pressed garments enjoy plenty of elbowroom on the racks. Shopkeepers prioritize quality over quantity, and as a result the shop holds a carefully curated inventory of items that earned it the title of Best Men's Clothing from CityVoters in 2010. Well-tailored polos, tees, jeans, and blazers for gentlemen bear the labels of top designers such as Ted Baker, Theory, John Varvatos, and Hugo Boss, all with classic styles that are equally appropriate for job interviews, dates, and renaissance fairs.
The photographers at Strike A Pose Photography match their settings to their subjects, creating memorable images set in local spots or against intimate studio arrangements and backdrops. Outdoors they carefully capture the expressions of kids, couples, and families, as well as the rich texture of stone walls or the bristles of tree bark that surround their compositions. Indoors, the studio is decorated to reflect a theme or holiday, and photographers take special care to shoot beauty-pageant headshots that rely on natural retouching, soft lighting, and other tricks to conceal imperfections. For more exotic shots, Strike A Pose places subjects in front of green-screen backdrops of idyllic locales, such as Venice, Disneyland, or a white-sand beach on the island of Dr. Moreau.
The staff members at Motion Picture Memories, Inc. are in the business of documenting fleeting moments. That’s why they customize shoots to suit all needs, including sessions for families, newborns, kids, and couples. Preserving those moments for all time is their goal, so they include DVDs of digital images that never fade or age. Their team also can cover big events such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthday parties.