For 60 years, Photos Unlimited's large network of experienced photographers—selected through a rigorous screening process—have been capturing the personalities of families, kids, and pets with their in-studio and outdoor photo shoots.
Photos Unlimited now captures on-location photo sessions, too, including snaps of engaged couples walking hand in hand or images of newly married couples performing the traditional cake toss. And its photographers can work with clients to create professional-looking advertisements and press releases for their businesses.
After photo sessions conclude, photographers print out high-resolution digital images, put them on CDs, or add them to Photos Unlimited's online and mobile platforms.
At PDR Picture Frames & Gallery, framing treasured pictures and memorabilia is a family affair. Ross Pritchard and his kin size up clients' heirlooms and refrigerator doors, charting their exact dimensions to fashion decorative frames that display and protect. He and his staff utilize museum-grade conservation materials for added safekeeping. Not only a framesmith, Ross is also an accomplished artist whose paintings and pottery sit alongside other works in the location's gallery.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Personal portraiture
Pro Tip: The studio is in my home, so it is a very relaxed and laid back atmosphere with professional results.
Good for Kids: Yes
Q&A with Suzanne Leakey, Photographer, Retoucher
What sets your business apart from your competition?
I offer a very personalized service with plenty of communication so that all your needs and desires are met from your session with me. I also have a lot of accessories and props, so don't worry if you don't have any jewelry, scarves, or hats.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
I launched this business because I have a passion for photography. I also love working with people and making them feel beautiful.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I have been told that I have a great personality and the ability to put people at ease.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Common reactions such as "You made me look so beautiful!" and "That was fun!"
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Seeing my clients' reactions when I give them great pictures of themselves.
Crestina wears many hats—a photographer, music-video director, Photoshop wizard, and visual-arts teacher to novice photographers and immigrant women. For each of these trades, she draws on her camera skills, which have landed her covers of magazines such as Homes and Land and gigs capturing concerts by bands such as Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails. She refines talents by snapping boldly coloured, close-up portraiture and on-location weddings for Crestina Photography. She painstakingly edits her best shots by adjusting colours and removing blemishes and distractions such as the paparazzi mob that follows her wherever she goes.
Photographer's Lounge broadens the horizons of aspiring artists by connecting them with top professionals and challenging field work. The studio hosts an expansive curriculum of classes and workshops designed to engage photographers with their environment and teach the skills to capture fireworks, master the laws of photography, or market themselves as a small business. The studio also spearheads international photo tours that travel to Iceland, Venezuela, and Paris in search of rare images of foreign cultures and geography.
Braun’s is Bicycles stocks its three stores with a plethora of bikes and bike-related gear, supplying cyclists with new chains, mountain bikes, and high-quality helmets. But the establishment isn’t just focused on selling merchandise. The 88-year-old business regularly sponsors local charities in the community, from family-friendly carnivals to bike rides to raise funds for neighbors in need.