The head photographer at LRK Studios draws on her experience as a model when constructing comfortable photo shoots for her clients. Held in-studio or at an offsite location that holds special significance to the client, shoots can capture the beauty of a pregnant belly, the bond between engaged couples or newlyweds, or the fuzzy heads of newborn babies unobstructed by the toupees they usually wear. Alternatively, clients can don lingerie or pose for tasteful nude shots during boudoir sessions that aim to capture their sensual side.
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Owned by Steven Downer, winner of the World Tea Expo's 2011 Tea Infusion Challenge, Sipping Streams Tea Company hand-blends and brews an aromatic complement of caffeinated, herbal, and ornamental drinkables. Liquid nirvana seekers can pore over a catalog of loose-leaf teas available in an aromatic rainbow arcing from white King of Silver Needles ($21.25 for 2 oz.) and green Imperial Mao Feng ($26.50 for 4 oz.) to black organic Darjeeling ($19 for 4 oz.) and chocolaty Northern Serenity ($18.25 for 4 oz.) varieties. Crystalline kettles ($30 each) can house nostalgic wintry dioramas or showcase the transformation of art teas ($20 for 8 bundles) from lifeless leaves into aquatic blooms. Sipping Streams' eclectic menu of light bites lets tea tipplers pair their libations with Eastern- and British-inspired treats. Inundate mouths with a bite-sized barrage of steamed red-bean-paste buns ($2.50 each), or delicately nibble cucumber sandwiches ($4 each), which combine crunchiness and elegance, much like a Fabergé egg fashioned from potato chips.
With 28 years of industry experience, Laura Dagon, the founder and director of Laura Model & Talent Agency (LMTA), refines and educates performing-arts entrants. Through a partnership with GA Digital Photos, each workshop ($250) includes a digital headshot (one high-resolution, one web-resolution) and a professional resume template to help participants list their circus talents in order of importance. Deepen your knowledge of the actor's process through LMTA's acting workshop, and ascertain the basics of auditioning, cold reading, body movement, and entourage-selection skills. Or, discover how to successfully catwalk during a three-hour model-makeover workshop, and learn fashion trends, posing, choreography, and makeup application.
Apogee Studios has a confidence that was built over 20 years of adjusting apertures and framing snapshots. Within the storefront studio or on location at a favorite park or busy intersection, flashbulbs illuminate high-resolution images of families, children, engaged couples, models, and other subjects in custom photo-shoot packages. A complimentary phone consultation tells muses what to wear and bring, and the fruits of each session arrive on doorsteps in the form of glossy prints or in inboxes as online galleries, which supply retouched shots ready to use in online profiles.
From a baby girl digging into her first birthday cake to a bride preparing for her wedding, photographer Brandi Alexander captures the joyous moments in life's myriad milestones. With the eye of a photojournalist, Brandi mixes up formal portraits with candid shots and dramatic close-ups, bringing out the subtle human nature hidden in her subjects' software. Though she specializes in photographing babies and children whether on location or in her Anchorage studio, Brandi also tackles everything from maternity photos and family portraits to intimate boudoir sessions.
You've just gotten to the final round in the video game. One more level and you'll be finished. But there's just one problem: what do you do once you've beaten the boss and have nowhere left to go? Play N Trade Video Games understands this problem all too well, so it came up with a solution: it buys, sells, and rents new and used video games and consoles. Before buying, players can test out the games to make sure they love playing them.