FastFrame’s skilled framers customize borders for an array of wall-worthy pieces. Selecting from an extensive inventory of materials, they craft frames to showcase original artwork or to endow special photographs with a dignified display. Their carefully curated conservation materials prevent works of art from fading and prevent their subjects from sprouting a 5 o’clock shadow. But the framesmiths don't limit themselves to two dimensions—sports memorabilia, kids’ artwork, and other three-dimensional objects find artistic preservation within shadowboxes. They even transform flat-screen TVs into customized, framed works of art by installing a VisionArt feature, which transmits the still image of a painting, family portrait, or favorite infomercial onto idle screens.
FrameStore's craftsmen have created more than 250,000 custom frames in the store’s 35-year tenure, designing pieces that now adorn the walls of prestigious institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Walt Disney Company. Professional designers guide FrameStore’s clients through the 2,200 moulding options that can accent paintings and treasured items while adding style and elegance to rooms. The store’s craftsmen then fashion pieces to patron specifications, outfitting frames with classic or museum-quality glass that blocks UV rays from bleaching out images or censoring pictures of the moon. Every piece goes through a 16-point inspection before it is given to patrons, and the team averages a seven-day turnaround on all of its projects.
With more than 3,000 styles of custom frames to choose from, United Picture & Frame Co. expertly mounts images and mirrors to match any décor. Feel free to furnish a subtly ornate black and gold frame with a fancy portrait of a famous forefather, or fill the metal, streamlined art-deco frame with a candid hologram of future incarnations. Most of United's custom frames can also be fitted with either beveled or plain mirrors. Because of the customizable nature of today's deal, prices may vary depending upon size; a 20"x24" picture under glass in various frame styles may range from $75–$125 and a mirror can be added to a bathroom or dresser sized 20"x40" frame for $35 or a mantle-worthy 24"x36" frame for $55. United Picture & Frame Co. boasts expert conservation methods for the vital preservation and proper display of family heirlooms, works of art, or baby's first dissertation.
Signature Service: Boudoir photography
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Pro Tip: Arrive 10 minutes early. Avoid any clothes that will leave lines.
Q&A with the Owner
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
We give women confidence. We help them feel special and beautiful and discover or rediscover their beauty. It is a very emotional experience for women and often changes their outlook for the better.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
We help clients choose the best outfits to bring by doing a styling phone consultation to help them create the exact look they are hoping for.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
We are the love child of Little Black Dress Boudoir, which is our luxury brand of boudoir photography [and] which has been around for six years. We saw a need for an affordable economy boudoir studio that still gave clients the amazing quality that we are known for. We believe all women should have an amazing boudoir session at least once in their lifetime. It can be life changing for some people.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are an all-women studio. We are a Little Black Dress company. Our photos start at $380 and go up from there, and the average client spends $575 on their photos.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
Reza and his team at U.S. Printing can customize products to fit inside a customer’s wallet or on a customer’s wall. They can take their clients' personal logo, or design one for them, and then transfer that media onto a variety of mediums that range from bookmarks and flyers to promotional bags, water bottles, key chains, and letterhead. Other printing products include CD and DVD inserts, envelopes, catalogs, and calendars.