With more than 1,000 pieces of pre-framed art and a skilled staff of Certified Professional Framers on board, Madison Art and Framing combines its vast selection and expertise to fulfill the aesthetic needs of each customer. The shop’s sophisticated framing services can enhance any work of art with mats, frames, and glass put together by a crew also skilled at canvas-stretching, repair, and restoration work. During custom-framing consultations, each frame maker works one-on-one with the customer to ensure the work performed is exactly as envisioned, keeping incidences of satisfaction high and Hulk transformations low.
Since 1989, designers and framers at the locally owned and operated The Great Frame Up have covered artwork and photos with thousands of frame and mat combinations and prevented 3-D keepsakes and sports memorabilia from selling themselves on eBay by enshrouding them in shadowboxes and acrylic cases. Framing jobs take place entirely on-site, ensuring a speedy turnaround on projects and a personal guarantee on all craftsmanship. The Great Frame Up’s website offers tips and trends to help customers navigate the process, from choosing frames to hanging and arranging finished pieces.
After graduating from Madison Area Technical College with degrees in both photography and small business, Allison Halkey navigated her way through apprenticeships with local photographers and studios. She fused the real-world knowledge she gained with her collegiate background to open her own business, Allison Halkey Photography, where she has captured the auras of subjects for more than five years. With 100 wedding, 350 high-school-senior, and countless family and children sessions under her belt, Allison skillfully frames her clients before generating their likenesses on digital files, retouched prints, or custom photo books sandwiched between softcovers, hardcovers, or heavy-metal covers.
Shoot the Moon Photography's trained artists specialize in preserving candid, natural moments on film. The 4,000-square-foot Mequon studio has more than 40 distinct shooting areas, and the Okauchee studio offers dozens more. Outdoor locations just steps away from each studio also offer ideal backdrops for scenic heirloom portraits. After the shoots, the digital team perfect portraits to ensure subjects look their best. Personalized ordering appointments provide a number of options, including wall art, Heirloom Albums, painted imagery and gifts.
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.
Ticket stubs, needlework, oil paintings: the experts at The Great Frame Up have handled them all, turning them into wall-ready hangings. Their selection of hundreds of frames, matting options, and varieties of glass makes it easy for clients to find the right colors and textures to complement their artwork. In addition to custom framing, the professionals offer conservation framing for paintings with monetary value or used napkins with sentimental value. Three-dimensional objects are also a specialty: The experts can slip hockey pucks and musical instruments into acrylic cases or send clients home with one to keep empty in anticipation of finally acquiring that unicorn horn. Inside the store, customers can peruse a selection of ready-made frames and framed art work.