Wilson Camera Digital Lab & Portrait Studio opened in 1954, back when most photos were still developed on papyrus scrolls. Nowadays, digital gear fills the store’s two locations, but photographer Rudolph Henninger still brings old-school photography knowledge to his work in the shop, drawing on more than 37 years of experience behind the camera. He and his staff offer photography services for weddings and family portraits, teach photography classes, and work in their photo lab to digitally restore old photos.
When Mike Maez purchased his first digital camera in 2001, it was love at first snapshot. Swapping his previous day job for a life behind the lens, Maez has since filled his portfolio with more than 40 magazine covers, publishing work for Getty, the Boston Globe, and corporate clients including AOL, Microsoft, and Ford. This infectious enthusiasm extends to his portraiture, helping him immortalize wedding days, graduations, or sack-race victories with complete photographic packages rendered in digital formats or appealing albums. Mike also teaches students to become self-sufficient shooters with photography workshops, during which classes combine hands-on experience and classroom work to teach pupils how to attractively compose and light their shots.
At iMemories, the expert in-house pixelators have all the tools and tech-savvy spirit required to alter the fate of fading VHS tapes and unruly reels of film. No matter which medium they’re preserving, the iMemories process provides simplified transferal of all materials as well as straightforward, step-by-step pricing. First, customers pack materials in their own box or select a SafeShip box ($19.99 for an 11” x 11” x 5” box), which is then delivered to the home, filled with tapes or reels, and then shipped back to iMemories for digital conversion (video tapes, $9.99 each; film, $9.99 for each 50 feet without sound). Then, after the iMemories staff immortalizes the footage in a digital format, customers can preview their work using a private online account—an account that also allow customers to edit and customize their content, right down to the DVD packaging. Once the online preview reaches peachy approval, iMemories then allows users to place orders for delivered DVD copies ($9.99 each; DVD holds up to two hours of video).
Though it’s always been customary to wear fake mustaches and zany hats to weddings, proms, and fundraisers, few of those outfits have ever been properly documented. With its onsite photo-booth service, Memory Maker AZ helps capture customers’ celebrations in all their splendor. An attendant transports all materials to the site of each fete, helping maintain the props and a custom scrapbook throughout the evening as guests pile into the booth and snap away. Party hosts can request that the photo booth match the theme colors of the event, and can also select the photo-backdrop fabric. At the end of the rental period, the host receives a flash drive containing all of the evening's photos plus some vintage pictures from the time the Founding Fathers brought a photo booth to the Constitutional Convention.
Established in 2004 by husband-and-wife team Char and Tony Mandarich, Mandarich Photo offers professional photography with both a male and female perspective. Tony is a former NFL offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts. As a high-profile figure who has appeared on the cover of publications including Sports Illustrated, Tony has unique insight into the world of photography. He and Char, a well-known fitness and glamour photographer, capture flattering images of models and athletes and boudoir shots of people of all backgrounds.
Michael of ACE Photography focuses on keeping quality high and fees low, allowing everyone to document their special moments with crisp, professionally shot photos. He specializes in weddings, crafting customizable packages, and also arranges glamour shoots and family portrait sessions.