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New photo studio opens in Uniontown

| Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A thousand memories can be stored in a photograph. Tara Rack hopes to capture precious moments for her customers to keep alive forever.

Rack recently opened Amber Photojournalism in Uniontown. She offers all types of photography and specializes in the repair and restoration of old photographs.

A graduate of communications from Waynesburg College, Rack worked for area news publications during the summer months.

"I took photographs for the Tribune-Review," Rack said. "I was a freelance photographer for the Fay-West section."

Rack said that over the years, she had tried different facets of the communications industry but always returned to her one passion.

"I always came back to photography. It was always a nice hobby and I thought that it would be great to make it into a business.'

"Around mid-January I really started to think about it. I was looking for a new job and nothing seemed to be right, nothing was a perfect fit. I was planning my own wedding and I met with a few photographers and I thought I could do this."

The photo restoration part of her business is something that Rack enjoys. She likes being able to bring joy to her clients by offering the unique service.

"People often have photos that are torn or maybe too light, and many times they are of loved ones that have died. This is a great way for them to have the restored pictures as something that they share with future generations."

The process that she uses takes a digital photo of the original picture. The original photo is not restored, but a new picture is created. The new photos can be light altered and enlarged if requested.

Rack is offering digital memory albums set to music.

Rack offers full-day coverage of an event with each package. She is willing to travel.

"I offer something that is suitable for everybody and I offer a lot with my packages. They pay me to be there at the event and the pictures that I take are theirs."

Rack offers several catalogues and selection books to her clients, enabling them to select from different media the exact wedding or special event that they have in mind.

Future plans for Rack include a special service centering on pet photos. She would donate a portion of the proceeds to area animal shelters.

"I enjoy what I do and I take the time to listen to exactly what they want then I do my best to see that they get it."

For information, call 724-439-8920 or visit the website at www.amberphotojournalism.com.

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