Nancy Billingsley Calvert has enjoyed a fascination with photos from as far back as she can remember. On the walls of each of her various family homes were framed people she had never met, memories she could not recall and stories she loved to hear. Inside the drawer of her grandmother's antique secretary were pharmacy envelopes full of black and white photos soon to be replaced with color photos. She laughs each time she recalls the headlights on her parent's movie camera, the super 8 she has to this day. Christmas gifts would simply have to wait till she and her younger brother got over the glare and could see again. Fast forward to photographing family trips, birthday parties and major events. We all have our lives chronicled in those various developed pieces of paper.
When the digital age arrived she greatly appreciated the ease with which she could now record her memories to memory sticks but soon she realized what she really loved was the ability to manipulate her pictures. In 2006 while attending Atlanta Market she resolved to transition from Microsoft's photo editing tools to the gold standard of software. . .Adobe Photoshop. Now her world had truly been rocked!
By 2007 she was attending Photoshop World in Las Vegas, breaking into Lightroom, Illustrator, Bridge and several book editing and photo album programs with a professional photo lab. In 2015, with the advent of the first generation iPad with a pencil, she made the jump back into drawing and painting, only digitally. Suffice to say, she loves all things Apple and spends many an hour surfing the web and attending classes on YouTube.
And when Nancy is done with her part in steps the awesome and incredibly talented Edward Villarreal who applies magic to the monograms, printing to the photography, and stars to the stationery. He is as one customer declared, “The Bomb.com!” Yes, as I told her, he sure does make all my dreams come true.
A. Do you want to make your photos look the best they can?
B. Is there someone in the photo who is no longer in your life?
C. Was someone not able to be there when you took that family photo?
D. Did you capture a picture on a trip or at an event that you want to enlarge, even though the resolution is low?
E. Would you like to create a painting from a photo?
F. Did you know she can create a book from your photos?
G. Would you like to have the photos from your wedding put into a lie-flat leather bound album?
Our clients now have options they have never before had. From 5” square to 72” x 48” and all stops in between.
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