This is the issue: the move to the West Coast came about when Bill Edwards, the founder and original owner of Light Impressions, sold the business. The move to Los Angeles was only a side show - the key point is that there was a change of ownership.
Originally Posted by eddym
Actually, Edwards fairly quickly recognized that his traditional customers weren't getting the kind of service he had provided, and his solution was to start a new business - Lumiere Photo.
By the way - Lumiere sells L-pins.