Lamborn’s Studio was founded before the turn of the century in Athens, Ohio. It became Lamborn’s Studio and Custom Framing in the 1940’s after being purchased by Darrel Tom, Master Photographer. It has been in the Tom family ever since and is now being run by Fred C. and Christine M. Tom. Located at 48 East Stimson Ave. To best serve our customers  we have dedicated parking and easy access.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:30-5:30 · Friday 10:30-5:00 · Saturday 10:30-1:30 ·
Wednesday by appointment

Our staff has been creating memories together for the last 15 years.  Allow us to give you a free quote on framing, portraiture or restoration.  We are confident that our prices will beat the big boxes located out of town and leave you with the peace of mind that your project will be handled by experts, not someone in a temporary position.  We would love to share our knowledge and ideas with you!

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Custom Framing


Come and allow our expert staff to help you design unique and interesting framing to enhance your home.  We offer choices in every price point and will work with each individuals’ needs to create framing for your
favorite art, photography or just about anything else you can bring us.

We specialize in conservation framing. The latest high quality materials from Crescent and Bainbridge Art Care to Tru-Vue Conservation glass. Protect your art and your heirlooms with our knowledge and expertise. Use the professionals that know how to not only showcase your art, but protect it for future generations as well.

Our store features a selection of already framed art if you are looking for a gift, or we are happy to order special order prints and posters for you. Or, bring your unframed artworks and we will help you create a masterpiece. We can even re-frame prints or photos to better match your current decor. Whatever you have, our professional design team can help you select a frame and mat that enhances your artwork and displays it with the love it deserves.

Our services include (but are not limited to):
Canvas and Needlework Stretching
Archival mounting
Custom Acrylic Display Boxes
Jersey Frames
Readymade Frames for Do-It-Yourselfers
Archival Matting
Archival Display Bags
Multiple Opening Mats



Save money with our new “Frame it Yourself” Supply Center

For those looking to save money by assembling their framing project themselves. Choose a ready-made frame, or bring your own to work from. Select a piece of matboard – we’ll cut it, as well as your choice of glass, for you. Need advice? Our friendly designers can help take the mystery and confusion out of framing. You’ll walk away with your frame, pre-cut glass, a custom mat, and supplies and instructions so that you can assemble it yourself at home.

“I have always relied on  Lamborn’s expert staff to help me make a decision when choosing a frame. When I come in to Lamborn’s to pick up a newly framed painting, I feel that now that painting is complete. The right frame will show off a painting. The right frame will augment the painting, contain it and complete the presentation. When I saw that red frame we’d chosen on the painting I did, I was thrilled. The painting seemed improved, contained, finished.”

— Kate Spencer




We offer a wide variety of options for photographing you and your family.  Whether you need a classic family portrait, graduation portrait or portrait of your quickly growing children, we can customize a session to fit your needs.

Photo Restoration

We do restoration of old or damaged photographs with advanced digital imaging techniques, both in the studio and through our labs. Bring your photos in for an estimate.

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Are your grandparents or other family heirloom portraits starting to show their age? Old photos have color changes and other problems that you may not notice as time goes by. Let the experts at Lamborn’s give you a free estimate to restore your treasured memories for future generations.


Local Art

The works of several local artists are available in our store.

A few of the works we have available are listed below.

Call to inquire about pricing or shipping, or stop in to see us.