A mysterious figure from the Yukon Gold Rush days, Klondike Penny owned a successful upscale brothel before she disappeared, leaving just three photographs behind to prove her existence. The photographers at Klondike Penny's Old Time Portrait Studio attempt to take pictures that could easily fit in next to Penny’s. They do this by outfitting guests with an inventory of Gold Rush-era costumes, situating them against a variety of period backdrops, and arming them with props such as lanterns, shotguns, and vintage bowler hats. After sessions, costumes are available for purchase for those who lose themselves completely in their Gold Rush alter ego. That way they can assume their new identity fulltime or at least during weekly trips to the supermarket.
Linda Kahle still cries at weddings. Which is impressive, considering she’s been to dozens—sometimes as many as four in one week. With her Canon DSLR cameras and arsenal of lenses in tow, Linda has captured exquisite images at those same weddings, cajoling smiles out of her subjects by having them play leap frog over the wedding cake.
In her unique approach to photography, Linda imagines each shot as if it was going to appear in a magazine spread, resulting in glamorous, dynamic prints. She was even tapped to be the official event photographer for a Weddingwire.com conference in Seattle.
In addition to wedding photography, Linda performs on-location shoots for families and recently engaged couples, and she also snaps classy boudoir portraits. To put her clients at ease, Linda takes the time to get to know them over a cup a coffee or even a yoga class.
When Photo Center NW was originally founded in the early 1980s it was known as the Exposure School of Photography. Since then it has undergone numerous transformations, some of which included becoming a nonprofit organization and an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Now standing as a mecca for students and creators in the Pacific Northwest art community, the center hosts regular exhibitions in addition to a robust curriculum of classes and workshops. Their faculty conducts 53-credit certification programs and 10-week courses within the facility’s four labs devoted to black-and-white and digital photography. The building also houses an immense reference library and plans to add a daylight studio and a playground for the cameras to relax in the very near future.
Armed with the inspirational power of more than 3,000 frame designs, the preservation experts at The Framery Inc have everything they need to help clients protect and accentuate their keepsakes. The team utilizes a vast variety of glasses, mats, and other components as they frame items such as photos and artwork, as well as larger memorabilia, such as sports jerseys, baby shoes, and first monster trucks. The image wizards also handle creative projects, such as image restoration, photo-to-art treatments, and canvas or fine-paper printing. And to make sure that each piece fits its surroundings, the shop extends a 30-day guarantee for all projects, vowing to redesign any creation upon request.