Forever October Photography's skilled picture mavens snap digital freeze-frames of subjects seeking memory preservation. Collect candid shots of siblings, children, couples, or other social combos with the aid of props and crafty posing, positioned against an indoor or outdoor backdrop of choice. Expectant mothers can forge a record of their swelling belly or final encounter with solid food for the subsequent decade. Holiday-themed photos constitute a colorful keepsake, and struggling actors may acquire a series of headshots to propel a career in the respected discipline of phrenology. After the shoot, models will receive a CD loaded with up to 30 digital images that they can save and send to loved ones.
The National Animal Control Association–certified staff at Planet Doggiewood utilize specialty pet-care products and state-of-the-art equipment such as waist-high tubs with gentle restraints, vet-grade disinfectants, and temperature-controlled water for grooming and bathing services. Those who wish to give their nonhuman best friend a quick bath outside the delicate confines of their Faberge-egg-stocked home can opt for the self-service pet wash (a $12 value), which leaves the cleanup to Planet Doggiewood's merry band of dog and cat whisperers. Precise handheld sprayers as well as aprons and sleeve protectors help owners stay dry, and tearless shampoos and conditioners moisten pet pelts without discomfort or awkwardly emotional moments. DIY villus revamping can be executed with professional grooming equipment such as a grooming table, pet-specific brushes and combs, and a high-velocity dryer.
In spite of their business name, the versatile technicians at Advanced Carpet Cleaners specialize in more than just eradicating dirt from shag. They apply the same cleaning prowess that's garnered them three Best of Jackson County awards to clean home exteriors, driveways, and patios with pressure washing. During warmer climes, the team revs up mowers to manicure overgrown lawns.
At Spoiled Rockin’ Kidz Salon, patient cosmetologists pamper youngsters with kid-friendly haircuts and pintsize spa treatments, earning mention from WAAYTV. Draped in cheerful smocks, boys pilot stationary mini cars or airplanes as stylists trim, coif, and stripe their hair with temporary color juiced from crayons. For the spa day, girls perch on soft leopard-print stools as cosmetologists brush nails with lacquer. A quarter-hour later, lasses lie back as skincare experts slather chocolate on their faces and apply sheer makeup to eyes, cheeks, and lips.
The brainchild of Patrick Wallace, Focused Xposure Photography specializes in weddings, capturing every moment of the big day from the ceremony to the traditional removal of the garter snake that crashed the reception. Well before the wedding, Wallace can capture couples in engagement portraits, and he also catches newborns and families in his lenses.
In 1997, friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz set out to create a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth bundt cake. What began as an endeavor in their own home kitchens soon blossomed into a bustling business with bakeries in 13 states. Rich cocoa browns and soft pastels lend a nostalgic feel to each bakery, where every day lava-powered ovens warm up batter made from fresh eggs, real butter, and cream cheese. Flavors such as chocolate chocolate chip, pecan praline, and white-chocolate raspberry remain constants on the menu, and a new flavor makes a guest appearance each month. Cakes come in several sizes, from the standard 8- or 10-inch bundt to the single-serving bundtlet and the bite-size bundtini, all frosted with a signature blend of cream cheese and butter.
Each Nothing Bundt Cakes location also houses its own stock of gifts. Patrons may come across the brightly hued handle of a confetti cake knife or opt to take home an old-fashioned tin, perfect for stowing coffee and imprisoning gingerbread men who have tried to run away. Contact the location of your choice for gift pricing and availability.
At four locations across Alabama, Phone Restore’s technologically savvy team keeps all manner of smartphones and tablets running smoothly. Customers can stop in with a variety of devices: iPhones; HTC, LG, and Motorola smartphones; or telegraphs implanted with tiny brains. Regardless of the machine, Phone Restore’s technicians can replace or repair an arsenal of parts, including speakers, power buttons, LCD screens, and touchscreens. The crew also services first-, second-, and third-generation iPads, as well as iPod touches. All repairs are performed onsite and typically take less than two hours. Phone Restore further puts customers at ease by confidently backing its work with a 90-day warranty.