Entering one of The Framing Establishment's locations is like walking into an art gallery. Large traditional landscapes and contemporary abstracts hang on the walls, and shadow boxes housing portraits and collectibles line the shelves. Amid this modern decor, professional framers scuttle about, sizing objects and answering customers' questions. They help their patrons pick out ready-made frames and art or consult with them to determine flattering custom mouldings and mats for their photos or most impressive parking tickets. They also help customers transform their TVs into works of art by providing frames and fabrics that complement home furnishings.
Hidden behind a copse of office buildings and warehouses, Big Rock Clothing Company’s 15,000 square feet of designer clothing outfits sportsfolk and outdoorsy types with long-lasting outerwear and stylish accessories. Each of Big Rock’s signature T-shirts exemplifies the rugged adventurousness of the American West with a durable composition reinforced by double stitching, a 7-ounce cotton construction, and a 3-inch-thick ironclad plating. The shirts’ slightly oversize fit ensures comfort during adrenaline-fueled sessions of fly-fishing, hiking, or hunting, and over 1,200 designs decorate torsos with colorful natural scenery, trophy bucks, and leaping salmon. Ladies and gents alike marvel at the store’s selection of denim jeans, shoes, jewelry, and shirts, readying themselves for the call of the outdoors with well-made, dependable threads.
Mike Olson blossomed early. After first taking a shine to photography at age 12, he was already snapping shots of weddings and senior portraits in five states while he was still a teenager. Mike hasn't slowed down in the years since, serving as photographic supervisor at the inauguration of President George Bush, framing famed personage such as Donny and Marie Osmond, and running two photography studios. These days, Mike captures images of weddings, families, and children during on-location or in-studio sessions. Newlyweds can preserve their pictures with custom albums or high-resolution files, while portraiture patrons can print shots on artistic canvases or paste them onto the spare Picasso canvases moldering in the crawlspace.
The Busath studio is a historic mansion with elegant rooms and stately gardens all set for babies, children, high-school graduates, families, couples, and pet rocks to strike a pose. The professional photographers will flick their fingers to determine the MVP (most valuable pose) in a fresh, yet classical, style that superbly captures countenances, personalities, and sonic screams. Once the flash powder has settled, Busath will guide the pictures through development, and from there you choose the most festive image for an 11"x14" print or 25 5"x7" Christmas cards. Busath Photography has been capturing cherished moments for more than 37 years, three generations, and 500 lunar days. During that time, the camera-wielding warriors have received an arsenal of accolades. In April 2010, Busath was awarded the Best of State award in the Visual Arts: Photography - Portrait category, and, in May 2010, Professional Photographer magazine featured the company on the cover and in a feature story. Call to schedule an appointment.
The professional framers at Signed & Numbered handcraft each individual frame from raw wood to create an expansive selection of premade frames as well as myriad options for custom-designed frames. The custom-designed variety ($7–$18/linear sq. ft.) allows customers to enclose masterpieces in parameters meeting their own specifications, whether sized to fit oversize wall tapestries or shaped to resemble the DNA double helix. After meticulously sculpting portrait houses, a seasoned specialist coats wooden surfaces in a color of the client's choosing and in an eco-friendly water-based finish.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.