An ultramodern white loveseat sits framed by a wall decked in vinyl records and a zebra-print rug. There, a figure strikes an edgy pose. Though it might sound like a scene from a music executive's metropolitan loft at the height of the Swinging Sixties, the action plays out far closer to home. At Revolution Studios, the photo enterprise owned and operated by the husband-and-wife duo of Dan and Somer Hadley, glamour is only a costume change away. During their photography shoots, they pair individuals and couples with the scenery and inspiration to bring their inner wild things to life. Dan and Somer encourage their clients to express themselves through personal props and wardrobe choices. In addition to devising personal styles, clients can also consult with on-site hair and makeup experts.
Frameworks Gallery and Frame Design, Inc.’s owners, Charles and Carolyn, operate by a simple philosophy: “Frame it once, frame it right, and frame it forever.” For more than 30 years, the custom frame shop and art gallery has matched museum-quality frames with portraits, memorabilia, and portraits of memorabilia, earning repeated recognition from loyal customers and local publications such as Metro Magazine. Customers can peruse a selection of ready-to-hang frames or collaborate with helpful staff members to create a one-of-a-kind picture home, with a variety of framing materials, mats, and glass to choose from. On its walls, the family-operated store proudly displays work by local and regional artists interspersed with flawless Sunday crossword puzzles completed entirely in ink.
Since 1968, Jerry’s Artarama has assisted artists through every phase of the creative process, including furnishing their studios with art supplies and finishing off their completed artwork with custom-framing services. They stock their shelves with student- and professional-grade supplies, including Winsor & Newton’s high-value Winton line of beginners’ oil colors and Williamsburg handmade paints. The framing department, meanwhile, keeps a wide range of mats, moulding, and glass on hand to create lavish homes for fine artwork or simple enclosures for family photos and important receipts.
Tina Loebach takes pride in the pictures she takes, but she finds even more satisfaction in the time she spends with her clients. Whether it's following a bride on her wedding day or catching the joy in a parent's eye as they pose with their newborn child, Tina uses her gift as a quiet observer to capture true emotions. She also applies her diverse skill set to sultry boudoir shoots, coaxing out each subject's inner pinup in the process.
Horses graze amidst wildflowers, silhouetted against a cherry-red barn; nearby, ponds glitter in the sun. The pastoral scene provides a stunning backdrop for portraits captured by the award-winning pros at Lundie's Photography. Besides snapping shots on the 10-acre farm, the specialists work with children, families, and graduating students at four studios. The resulting images immortalize nearly every stage of life, from pictures of sleeping newborns to pictures of very awake new parents.
From her years spent in the U.S. Army to the harrowing birth of her daughter, many life-changing events have left an indelible mark on the way Amber Fite views time. As a professional, licensed photographer, Amber works tirelessly to stop time in its tracks, celebrating milestones and memories on digital film before they’re gone. While the camera is Amber’s medium, natural light is her muse, and she moves seamlessly from outdoor landscape to landscape, snapping natural poses between mother and child, man and wife, and beagle and bacon. Amber’s easygoing manner helps subjects feel at ease during the shoot, while her regular practice of hand-delivering prints to local clients after the shoot reinforces her commitment to her clients and her refusal to play into the postal service’s propaganda.