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.
After vacationing in France in the early 1970s, retired physicist Carl Sontheimer was inspired to go back to work. He?d seen a new gadget?a mechanized food processor for restaurants?and wanted to retool it for passionate home cooks like himself. His machine was efficient and versatile: mixing eggs into puff pastry took 15 minutes for a human, 10 minutes for a trained chimpanzee, but just 15 seconds in the food processor. Immediately, revered chefs including Julia Child, Jacques P?pin, and James Beard applauded the invention, and Beard even wrote an entire cookbook dedicated to the machine. Decades later, Cuisinart?s line of innovative products ranges from waffle makers and rice cookers to eco-friendly nonstick pans.
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.
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.
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.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.