For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they do workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
For more than a quarter century, the fashion accessories, stationery, and jewelry at Franny's Gift Gallery have brightened birthdays, holidays, and weddings with notes and keepsakes from brands such as Hallmark, Vera Bradley, and Precious Moments. Colorful beads of Italian Murano glass and amber glisten upon silver chains and earrings, and Dickens' Village figurines and landscapes miniaturize the quaint, old-fashioned Christmas cheer and rapidly shifting class conflicts of Victorian England.
On location at a client’s preferred spot or within their fully equipped studio, the shutterbugs at Nicholson Studios capture the personality of their clients in engaging shots. Whether its young families frolicking on the beach, seniors commemorating their impending graduation, or lonely men standing in front of their many hoagie-eating trophies, the talented team yields stunning, professionally edited images.
Pix Perfect's photo specialists free party hosts from carrying around camera equipment by setting up and operating photo booths to capture special occasions. Specialists then hand guests prints of their smiling faces shortly after their session, gifting them with a keepsake of the event or at least a strip of paper to cover their eyes during scary movie scenes.
Though Nathe Photography's team members specialize in recording life-changing occasions, they don't always take the big picture. Their wedding gallery compiles portraits as well as more minute details, such as a black-and-white shot of the bride's and groom's hands, with their rings providing the image's only splash of color. This mix of zoomed-in and larger compositions artfully captures the event's scope, from celebratory shots to moments of quiet romance. The photographers also arrange photo shoots for families, couples, and individuals, posing their subjects against outdoor backdrops such as local parks.
Desired Focus Photography gives amateur shutterbugs the skills to capture images of children, sporting events, or wildlife and nature. Led by Sarah Kobunski, the studio offers an extensive collection of classes that break down the minutia of digital cameras and their sundry parts. Students peek through the lens and learn to manipulate lighting and visual composition. Classes cultivate the skills needed to capture all the treasured moments in daily life, from a baby?s first steps to a toddler?s first deadlift.