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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.

625 N Euclid Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

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.

26 Maryland Plz
Saint Louis,
MO
US

With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (most for under $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24x36 pieces are under $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.

22 N Euclid Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

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 modern, glass-walled 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.

3684 Forest Park Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

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.

5536 Pershing #313
St. Louis,
MO
US

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.

1706 Washington Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US