Rather than constantly reinvent one space for each of his photography sessions, Daniel Butler frames high-school seniors, brides, families, pets, and children at one of his four studios. Along with his indoor workspace?where he hosts Easter specials with live bunnies and ducklings?Daniel owns three outdoor studios: a private lakefront area, a portrait park, and a portrait garden. Subjects can lounge in front of the water, relax in the gazebo, or strike poses in front of a rustic truck. Daniel shares the digital images with his clients, at which point they choose which images to print and preserve. Additionally, Daniel ensures each shot's longevity by framing pictures in his gallery, as well as restoring images with more advanced techniques than coloring in faded parts with a crayon.
Real Life Studios specializes in snapping youngsters and conducts its sessions with an eye toward spontaneity to bring out each kiddo's true character. The studio?s funky, colorful backdrops and mini-trampoline can help give a lively vibe to a portrait, and the well-stocked costume and prop closet helps children express individuality and explore life as a key grip. Or memorialize a toddler's inaugural public pronunciation of "cheese" by opting for outdoor shots, which take place in a beautiful nearby park. After the one-hour photo frenzy, choose an image for a beautiful 5"x7" print, an ideal size for framing or shellacking on to oatmeal boxes.
The studio stalwarts at Commonwealth Photography employ an uncommon eye for detail and a friendly lens to capture the most memorable whims and grins for detainment in elegant, hangable portraiture. The experienced and award-winning staff of shutterbug artists is ready to deploy its mastery for shots of families, seniors, and competitive crabwalkers. Tote a bevy of winsome poses to Commonwealth?s comfortable studio, where the friendly imagesmith will capture a variety of careful, creative impressions. After your 60-minute session, you'll be able to select your favorite image for transformation into a graceful, vivid 11?x14? portrait, which will arrive pre-mounted for simple mantle or wall decoration. Commonwealth will also populate a compact disc with a small army of ordered 2-D likenesses, perfect for arming a Facebook profile or powerful chain email. Commonwealth Photography will also slice 20% off any additional portrait purchases.
Old movies are full of treasured memories, and in some cases, literal treasure. When 90-year old Evelyn Weiner sent in her 16-millimeter film canister to YesVideo for digital conversion, a staff member discovered $3,100 in cash in the canister. The company quickly alerted Ms. Weiner of the bounty, which her late husband had stored away and forgotten. While YesVideo cannot promise such a dramatic financial return on investments, over one million families, along with major retailers such as Costco, Target, and Walmart have trusted YesVideo technicians to unearth and modernize priceless memories through mail-in conversion services. Films receive a digitized update as the team transforms VHS tapes and film reels before they deteriorate. Personalized DVDs with convenient chapter divisions last longer than VHS tapes and make it OK to finally feed the VCR peanut butter. Online galleries of the content can be shared through Facebook, Twitter, and other social-media sites.
Richmond magazine's pages glisten with stories and images of the River City's most intriguing dining, entertainment, shopping, and travel options. Each issue captures an exciting cover story in its glossy grip, detailing notable goings-on and spotlighting local movers and shakers. The monthly's reporters and editors highlight area restaurants in the dining section, and they fill the arts-and-entertainment section with news on upcoming concerts, gallery openings, back-alley dance offs, and theatrical performances. Meanwhile, news features keep locals abreast of politics and regional issues, a health section offers overviews of top doctors and facilities, and the life-and-style section details the ins and outs of fashion, along with articles on which travel hotspots are currently not overrun by gophers. Sister publication R Home arrives every other month with plenty of hints and tricks for home decor, gardening, and organizing.
A Guild Commended Framer, Frame Nation employs certified framers who match existing frames and create special projects from scratch. Behind the shop's brick storefront, staffers help customers to make selections from more than 2,000 frame samples, including acrylic, steel-welded, and wood options. Combined with glass, museum-quality practices, and a tiny flux capacitor, these protective casings preserve everything from diplomas to wedding photos.
To find inspiration for their own creations, visitors need only view the artwork lining the walls. Frame Nation regularly displays the handiwork of local artists; one ever-present exhibit includes a collection of frames and three-dimensional collages crafted from recycled materials.