Professional paparazzos and novice documentarians alike frequent Main Street Photo for their photographic needs, including equipment and photo-specific services. Owner and snapshot guru Todd Briniger stocks his photogenic shelves with accessories and equipment from a variety of top-shot companies, including Canon and Ilford. Outfit an artful eye with cameras, lenses, tripods, and lighting accoutrements, or commit already-composed photos to tangible memory with Main Street's in-store digital-photo kiosks. Snapshots publish in convenient sheets of eight wallet prints ($2.99), mantle-worthy 12"x18" prints ($6.99), and large-format 44" prints. Restore age- or Sashquatch- chewed prints or worn antique films with Main Street's array of digitizing and restoration services, as well as options for digital conversion to DVD and Gicl?e printing.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
After spending years designing kitchens and handcrafting cabinets, John Barlowe opened Frame Shop Art Gallery & Gifts to celebrate and showcase great household art. A member of the Professional Picture Framers Association, he's won awards for his custom-frame designs, which pair his meticulous woodworking skills with elements such as football skin to accent displayed pieces. As a premier partner of Larson-Juhl, he has access to thousands of ornate American hardwood borders and gilded moldings crafted with more than 100 years of company expertise. Each artwork or photograph squeezes between Tru Vue glass and Bainbridge mats and backboard, a sandwich framers can often complete in as little as 24 hours.
In addition to displaying art, John and his team specialize in various photo services, from printing images to transforming ordinary snapshots into caricatures or watercolors with artistic photo treatments. They also prevent boxes of family photos from falling victim to age, disasters, and swamp monsters’ thumbprints by digitizing large collections.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world?s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is ?memories for a lifetime.?
Any media that is stored in an analog format is vulnerable to the ravages of time, which holds no mercy for VHS ribbons and wheels of slides. The technicians at Transfer Me to DVD specialize in storing and restoring such items, etching important memories upon stable disks and unassailable computer drives. Video tapes, film reels, and audio cassettes can all be digitized, with the knowledgeable staff performing edits to remove blank footage and legally disowned family members. The team produces eye-catching slide shows from collections of family pictures and can even restore time-worn photographs to their former clarity.
Born in Grand Rapids in 1971, Frames Unlimited has grown across the states by providing personal, creative, and punctual framing services for its aesthetically aspiring customers. The store?s expert resident framers can hang a rectangle around anything from photos to prints to paintings using premium metals; colorful, complementary mats; museum-quality glass; and repurposed tree parts. Though rates for frames range as widely as their focal-pointed subject matter, an average 8.5?x11? complete wood frame starts at around $25, and a standard 11?x14? complete metal frame is available for as low as $48. Whether you're looking to display a favorite old image or encase a family portrait before the kids grow up and forget how to use a photograph, Frames Unlimited has both the materials and the expert, expedient care required.