The Portrait Shoppe's shutterbug squad has captured the likeness of athletic legends, enigmatic celebrities, and ordinary people getting married. Put their nurturing directorial skills and time-freezing talents to the test by having them coax natural smiles out of your newborn, soon-to-be mom, high-school senior, pets, or family. You can also use your session to commemorate the joys of marital engagement or the promise of potential in a post-graduation smile.
Sam's Art & Framing preserves and stylishly showcases photos, prints, portraits, and memorabilia with expert care. Sam invokes more than 30 years framing experience to craft each frame by hand on the premises. Choose from thousands of molding and mat-board samples to enshrine a child's artwork or an overturned parking ticket. Framing options are virtually limitless, but as an example, about $70 can get you a 20"x24" frame with glass, backing and hanging hardware, and a basic diploma will run about $100.
Kesha Lambert Photography and the AboutFace Makeup Artist Network teamed up to create Lash to Lens, a one-stop shop for customized portraiture and modern lifestyle photography. Published in the New York Times, Boston Herald, and OK! magazine, Kesha Lambert and her supporting cast of savvy shutterbugs create a relaxed and fun environment for capturing life’s most memorable moments, whether it be a candid family photo, a sizzling boudoir portrait, or a reproduction of The Last Supper starring a litter of beagles. Each session is tailored to the client’s style and personality, incorporating clever props and interesting locales to create a customized photo shoot as unique as the subjects it snaps. AboutFace’s senior makeup artist, Charlene Armstrong, uses top-quality beauty products to hide blemishes, eliminate shine, conceal red eyes, and distract attention from obtrusive bunny ears, resulting in camera-ready countenances.
Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
The artists at Montage Clothing Inc. specialize in sharing their garment-customizing craft with others. Intimate workshops at the studio ensure one-on-one attention from instructors teaching how to emblazon graphics onto garments or use Adobe software for image design. Students wishing to start their own printed clothing lines can also benefit from the class, with tips for avoiding common pitfalls such as printing their own face onto all their clients’ garments.
The shop simultaneously practices what its staffers preach, with the capability of custom-screening images in up to six vibrant colors onto as many as 10,000 pieces of clothing for clients. An authorized dealer of Ryonet screenprinting supplies, the shop traces the brand’s high-quality ink over everything from personal orders to the seeds of new fashion lines.
When Brian Schatzel takes headshots, he is both artist and shrewd businessman. With each finished portrait, he arms clients with a career-boosting tool that captures their personality. His process is a detailed one: he consults with each client about his or her vision before starting the shoot, which has no time limit or maximum number of images. Together, they select the best shots and send them to Alex Thompson, a professional retoucher, for a final sprucing.