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.
Since 1994, Postnet has been helping West Des Moines with all their printing and shipping needs. Getting a message out effectively is not only the backbone of business, but of personal communication, too. Whether a business needs brochures or business cards printed or wedding invitations need to be designed, printed, and sent, the staff at Postnet has a suite of services that make the experience easy. In addition to its vast printing, copying, and digital expertise, the team can also custom-pack items and help customers choose the best shipping options for their needs. When it comes to helping small businesses grow, Postnet also offers the services of its staff experts in search-engine optimization and website construction.
The sharp-eyed shutterbugs at Flash Digital Portraits take a timely and convenient approach to photography, but they never skimp on creativity. Inside their studios, flash bulbs pop as the photographer captures grins from a wide range of subjects including infants, high-school seniors, and entire families. To further personalize sessions, clients can choose from a variety of props and plenty of colorful backgrounds. They can even bring special items and mementos from home such as a favorite stuffed animal or a birthday cake. After the shutters snap for the final time, Flash Portraits? photo technicians get to work on customizing the results, outfitting collages with unique borders and other enhancements.
Bruce Dodgen of Dodgen Photography snaps meaningful mementos destined to dress walls, wallets, and digital landscapes. Equipped with Nikon and Kodak digital cameras and professional lighting equipment for in-studio and on-location shoots, he captures images of beloved pets, engaged couples, or large family groups. Subjects return to the studio to preview the fruits of their session and select which should be printed and burned to CD or emblazoned permanently in the mind’s eye. After customers view the images, he hands them to his spouse and business partner Paula, who touches up the images with her prodigious Photoshop skills, smoothing out uneven skin and limiting the prominence of relatives’ likenesses to Big Foot.
In Stuart Alexander's perfect world, every garden is a wonderland. Blades of grass form an undisturbed carpet of green, flowers burst with intense color and fragrant smells, and trees provide shady havens for weary travelers. Now, after spending years as an event planner and designer, Stuart works his artistry outside as part of 5th Room Landscapes. Working with seasoned landscapers and garden experts, Stuart's team oversees all facets of domestic plant life, from designing and installing gardens to maintaining creations throughout all seasons yet to come. Their spaces are as usable as they are beautiful, encouraging homeowners to spend more time barbecuing in the summer, leaf-peeping in the autumn, and protecting the yard from territorial hockey players in the winter.
Capture The Moment Photography's professional shutterbugs distill memories into stunning pictures captured, edited and printed by an experienced photographer. Couples celebrate impending nuptials with wedding portrait packages, and starry-eyed high-school seniors celebrate their amble into adulthood with flattering senior photos that incorporate props, such as a graduation cap tricked out with hydraulics. Families freeze heartwarming split seconds during baby, children, and reunion photo shoots that yield tangible printings, as well as viewable online galleries and DVD slideshows.