For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they do workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
Alley's obliging staff enhances the art-collecting experience, whether you frequent fine-art auctions or fancy half-finished needlepoint work. With this deal, you’ll get expert custom framing on anything from your personal artwork to cherished sports memorabilia (most framing costs $75–$250). Alley’s framing services include needlepoint-art stretching, creative matting, and shadowboxes. Alley stocks hundreds of frames and mat samples to accommodate personal tastes, and will work with you throughout the design process to create a framed tour de force. All of Alley’s materials are created in-house and are of archival quality to ensure heirlooms enter the future unscathed.
Photographer Christina Brown manages to cast everything in a flattering light. With a degree from The Ohio Institute of Photography informing her techniques, she snaps subjects against natural backdrops that lend each shot its distinct personality. An expecting mother stands against a field of growing ferns; a graduating senior launches into the air with a smile; a newborn rests soundly in his parents’ hands. In black and white or in highly saturated color, Christina’s images are precisely composed without feeling forced, an aesthetic that carries across her regular in-studio or on-location shoots, as well as wedding sessions that capture the big day better than embedding a hidden camera inside the cake.
Master photographer Mark Garber gathers children, families, and engaged couples for in-studio or on-location photo shoots. During weddings, he snaps candid photos as couples say ?I do? and share their first dance. After shoots, Garber?s work can be framed and placed on a mantel, hung on a wall, or dangled from a rearview mirror.
Peters' expert camera wielders specialize in humanely capturing families before a variety of professional studio backgrounds. Sessions launch with consultations, and then once goals are out in the open, a member of the Peters team helps to arrange subjects in the most flattering, vision-fulfilling poses and compositions. Setting options include a simple, bright white motif and a variety of warm, neutral-toned backdrops that are scientifically proven to accentuate freckles drawn in red Sharpie. Eyes can absorb inspiration and lessons about the human life cycle inside Peters' online galleries of pregnancy, family, and children's portraits.
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