Paradise Photo & Video
Paradise Photo & Video started on Main Street in Natick Center as a video rental store. In 1999 a 1 Hour mini-lab offering film developing, printing along with frames, albums and specialty items like holiday cards was added followed later with addition of a photo studio offering family portraits, executive portraits and later in time high school seniors and team photos. In July of 2007, Lewis Glass a longtime Natick resident and local professional photographer took over the business. The video rental market evaporated as on-demand via cable or the internet took control. Paradise moved to Washington Street in Natick Center before relocating to the South Natick Commons building in 2016. It's current South Natick studio offers FREE parking and multiple outdoors locations for portraits through the year.
Lewis A. Glass began his communications career at the age of fourteen when he first picked up a 35mm camera. Photographing sporting events and formal banquets, Mr. Glass started his professional photography business "A Touch of Glass." Mr. Glass’ undergraduate studies took place at Rochester Institute of Technology where in 1979 he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Photographic Communications and an Associate ofApplied Science degree in Biomedical Photography in 1977. He pursued his graduate work in Boston University's Educational Media and Technology program receiving his Masters Degree in Education from BU in 1986.
Mr. Glass has worked as a photographer / cameraman at Boston’s Children's Hospital and for BostonUniversity Medical School. He was also a television cameraman at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, for ESPN and other local sports networks. Working in a corporate environment, Mr. Glass worked for Granada Hospital Group where he had attained the role of Product Manager and was responsible for all of the companies marketing functions. In 1996 Mr. Glass formed his company “Medical Video Technologies” which specialized in supplying and supporting educational television systems for hospitals across the country. Mr. Glass was the camera man and co-producer of "Wake-Up Everybody" a documentary which received awards in national film festivals.
Throughout his healthcare career a camera was always at his side. Photography was not only a hobby but also a profitable ‘second career.” As his children grew older they hoped for a dad who traveled less for work and in response the photography business was expanded. In July of 2007 Mr. Glass purchased the assets of Paradise Photo and Video in downtown Natick. A full service portrait studio and photo finishing lab Paradise also serves corporate, dance, sports and schools. Paradise currently serves as the school and yearbook photographer for Natick High School. Having started his career at NHS, Mr. Glass is very proud to return to the fields and halls of his alma mater. Mr. Glass has had work published in Sports Illustrated, Town & Country, Parade magazine and countless newspapers, medical journals and magazines throughout his career.
Patrick is a 1998 graduate of Framingham High School where he started his photography career. While at FHS he also worked at Pann photo lab where he worked in a true B&W darkroom, copied photos and performed retail and commercial photo finishing.
Mr. Sullivan went on to attend the New England School of Photography where he majored in commercial/advertising photography with a minor in digital imaging. Mr. Sullivan also received an AAS degree in graphic arts from Gibbs College where he concentrated his studies in web design and multimedia.
Mr. Sullivan joined Paradise in 2004. In addition to being one of the principal photographers at Paradise, he also utilizes his past work experiences in both retail and custom photo finishing. Mr. Sullivan does amazing work in digital imaging, reproducing original artwork for local artists, colorizing black and white photos and in restoring old photographs to like new quality. Pat is truly a guru in his use of Photoshop.