Much like a butterfly collection or a loose trans-dimensional tesseract, a family portrait is best kept secured behind a protective pane of glass. Entrap a memory with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of custom framing at Raffensberger Photography & Framing in German Village.
As a custom-framing specialist with more than 25 years of experience in his grasp, Neal Raffensberger masterfully constructs a plethora of picture-enhancing products to fit patrons' needs. Artwork and portraits can be faded and damaged by wear, tear, and harmful UV radiation. By having images expertly mounted and contained by conservation glass, customers can protect precious moments and mock the rays of the powerful but morally ambiguous sun. Due to the wide variety of possibilities involved in a custom job, prices vary, and are largely dependant on the size of the frame. For reference, a request for a 16"x20" print in a 20"x24" frame was priced at $125, while a request for an endlessly recursive loop of framed pictures of other pictures would cost roughly seven years of indentured servitude.
Raffensberger Photography & Framing
One man crouches low, weapon resting on his shoulder. Another stands erect, a pair of binoculars held to his face. An entire military squad of toy soldiers stands ready for eternal battle within a shadow box crafted by Neal Raffensberger. The shadow box is one of 4,000 framing options showcased inside Raffensberger Photography & Framing's red-brick façade, where professional photographer and custom-framing specialist Neal and his assistant help patrons conserve their most beloved mementos. Multitudes of frames, mats, mountings, and glass—including conservation glass that blocks 99% of color-dulling UV rays—come together to display anything from photographs and posters to jerseys and wisdom teeth. Neal, who first dabbled in photography at the age of 5 in his father's basement darkroom, also flaunts his artistic eye behind the camera in the store's onsite studio. Families, couples, and proof-seeking Bigfoots can capture history in portrait sessions, which use digital photography to allow for immediate viewing after each shoot.
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