Now a professional photographer who trained at the New England School of Photography, Erik first cottoned on to photography while living in Europe. Awestruck by the beauty and excitement that comes with trekking around unfamiliar places, he wanted to pull the sights through the lens of his camera and keep them from weathering in his memory. His newfound passion for photography snuck into his luggage on his trip back to the U.S., where it grew into a full-blown career of photographing boudoir shoots and weddings.
Patton Boudoir’s 900-square-foot studio, decorated like an old-fashioned dressing room, sets an elegant backdrop for tasteful photo sessions. Commercial lighting casts a flattering glow over skin, and bottles of champagne set a festive mood. During boudoir sessions, Erik uses a mix of humor and specific direction to create images that draw out each client's personality, celebrate their beauty, and show off the elegant curve of their antennae. Depending on the package, the shoot takes the form of a full-fledged event with professional makeup artist Michelle working at Erik’s side, styling hair, applying makeup, and orchestrating the wardrobe. After the shoot, Erik lightly retouches and individually tones prints to mimic darkroom techniques.
Katfam Photo’s collection of the latest digital printing equipment empowers the studio to produce professional-grade photos within one hour, and it also offers photo books, canvas prints, and large-format printing. Staffers work with both artists and business professionals to create letterheads, flyers, postcards, and more, with average turnaround time ranging between one hour and eight days, depending on the intricacy of the project. Katfam’s team also includes experienced photographers to shoot portraits and cover special events such as weddings.
For more than a decade, the insured technicians at Sampaio Services Company have waged a war on the grime that accumulates on windows, roofs, and siding. They arm themselves with power washers and biodegradable cleaning products before launching their attack, rendering skylight panes transparent and evicting the mold that keeps shingles from ever getting a beautiful suntan. The experts’ attention to detail returns chandeliers to their sparkling glory, and their knack for organization helps tidy garages and attics after dusting and sweeping them. Customers can call the professionals for nearly any kind of cleaning project or trash removal.
Express Cleaners’ customer-focused garment gurus spruce and mend chassis coverings with an array of dry-cleaning and alteration services. With same-day service, time-pressed customers can unload sullied shirts ($3.25–$4.99), blouses ($3.25–$4.99), two-piece suits ($8.50–$10.99), and other articles by 9 a.m., and then return to pick them up on the same day by 5 p.m.