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.
Photographer Jenn Sparks couldn't pick a more fitting name for her business, Sparks of Life Photography. That's because the shutterbug of nearly a decade snaps photos of all aspects of life, from a smile shared between newlyweds to the night sky above a sprawling canyon. Her specialty—family and lifestyle portraits—is apropos given her penchant for capturing moments and her personable approach to her subjects. In addition to working with people, Jenn's adept with inanimate objects, frequently designing ads and building websites for local businesses.
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.
A blossoming cherry tree casts its shade over a bride and her bouquet. A couple kisses in front of a tiered fountain. A wife calls down to her husband from her balcony in a tableau that evokes Romeo and Juliet. The team at Bellissima Images specializes in enchanting snapshots just like these, traveling to locations throughout the city to host engagement, wedding, and bridal photo shoots. With their clients’ ideas in mind, the photographers call upon more than 15 years of experience as they orchestrate romantic scenes and capture them with professional equipment. Bellissima Images releases all copyrights of its snapshots to clients, allowing them to freely post the pictures online or on coffeeshop bulletin boards.
While Dave Updike's passion for photography isn't surprising—his grandfather and father both owned photography studios—Jacques Nell only fell for the art form in his 20s after taking some formal classes. Dave's more than 35 years of experience and Jacques' passion for portraiture form the current backbone of JayLynn Studios, a studio in business since 1906. In addition to Dave and Jacques' pictorial expertise, JayLynn Studios' partnership with CoverLook—represented for the last 20 years by certified makeover maiden Cynthia Kimball—beautifies clientele for in-studio or on-location shoots. Specialists hand finish each print package for families, high-school seniors, weddings, or businesses with precise retouching, finishing, and gentle caressing of printed images.
The Dezember Photography team snaps vivid, full-color images ranging from shots of wide-eyed toddlers perched on antique chairs and high school seniors showing off their personalities with footballs or football-shaped calculators to action shots that tell a story—to a father tearfully walking his daughter down the aisle or newlyweds sharing a kiss neck deep in the ocean at sunset. They complement their keepsake shots with cutting-edge technology—after their shoots, subjects can showcase their images on the studio’s custom smartphone app.