In recent weeks, changes have come to the downtown Captured Images photo studio as Gary and Kylene Palmer renovated their place of business in order to improve its appearance as well as the services they provide.
“I’ve been in the studio business for 20 years this October,” photographer Gary Palmer said, adding there had not been significant changes made to their Fort Scott office during that time. “We were due for a refresher.”
To celebrate the renovations, Captured Images held an Open House Friday, welcoming visitors to come and see the changes.
In past months, the front space of the studio had been shared with other area businesses. But when those leases expired, Palmer said they decided to make changes to the front that would let customers and those walking by know they are there and what quality of services they offer.
Those changes came in the form of replacing old carpet with wood floors, adding new coats of paints and other features to the studio, including new shooting bays to provide more portrait options more quickly. Old photography equipment on display gives the building a vintage feel that Palmer said they wanted in their studio.
“Everything’s been redesigned or rebuilt,” Palmer said of the studio.
They also added a consultation room where customers can sit comfortably and view their photos on a screen as well as see options for sizes and styles of their portrait prints.
Photographic artwork will also be rotated through the front of the studio for visitors to view while items such as jewelry, frames, art prints and other retro items and gifts will be available for purchase as well, a new addition for Captured Images.
With the Open House, Palmer said they are also offering special deals, such as up to 50 percent off sessions booked between now and July 15, with the session paid for in advance. More information on portrait options and prices can be found at their website: www.capturedimagesportraits.com.
“I love it,” Palmer said of his job for almost the past 20 years. “This is where my passion is.”