Framed by Kosal's archivists comb a vast inventory of conservation materials to retrieve mats and mouldings that best showcase each client's valuables. By giving special attention to each custom framing order, the archivists carry on a tradition that began when the shop first began preserving artwork, keepsakes, and entire refrigerator doors. From in-store to at-home consultations, staff members guide customers toward the framing materials that optimize beauty and longevity. In addition to framing, Framed by Kosal's specialists offer photo restoration and large-format photo printing, and stock the store with a wide selection of art.
Signature service: Custom framing
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 minutes or less
Pro Tip: Fast turn around. 100% work done on premises, not outsourced.
For more than 17 years, the photographers at Fashion Shots have devoted every inch of their 3,500-square-foot studio, to letting ladies feel sexy and confident, with a theater viewing room complete with red carpet, and a makeup and dressing room area. During boudoir and glamour shoots, women strike sultry poses with female photographers under artfully arranged lighting, rotating through different outfits and getting primped by onsite hairstylists and makeup artists. Afterward, the team retouches shots to erase any blemishes or photo-bombing ghosts.
As former fashion photographers, Sarah Browne and Ina McConnell have eyes for texture, color, and spotting just the right pose. Just as impressive, they are able to capture these shots with or without directing their subjects. In fact, during weddings, they prefer working behind the scenes, allowing visual stories to unfold as they would with or without a camera present. When the occasion calls for it, however—it might during boudoir shoots—they deftly direct subjects into sultry poses and maneuver lighting to elicit evocative and expressive shots.
Named a top gallery in the nation for retail excellence in growth by D?cor Magazine in 2005, LaMantia Gallery offers a variety of original artwork alongside professional picture framing. Protect and preserve fine art, posters, and Styx concert memorabilia inside custom frames and shadow boxes (typically starting at $125). With professionally contained artwork and mementoes, memories are deep-frozen for easily microwaved reminiscenses.
The video-production experts at Natron Studios, Inc. capture and edit all types of moving images. For businesses, they create commercials and infomercials. For regular customers, they shoot videos that chronicle every special moment and travel to events such as weddings. The staff also preserves old memories by transferring outdated analog tapes onto DVD.