Dr. Teresa Nguyen and the staff at House of Wellness Spa use their musculospinoskeletal expertise and holistic approach to align spines, clear chakra freeways, inspire weight loss, and slacken stressed-out shoulders. A 15-minute acupuncture consultation determines a constellation of points for needles to enter into the body, stimulating blood flow and attempting to embolden immune systems. Using the same stress-deflating principles, acupressure begins with a relaxing hot-stone treatment, which loosens up muscles before a therapist plies pressure points to erase tension, pain, and memories of full-contact games of Trivial Pursuit. The waist-slimming-and-firming session blends acupuncture with a hodgepodge of slimming solutions—lymphatic drainage massage, low-frequency stimulation, and vacuum therapy—which may result in up to 2 inches of loss over the course of 6 to 12 sessions. Like fingers on a hand, the slimming-and-firming treatments are most effective in sets of six.
Created by the merger of two high-level photography studios, DOMAIN Photography and its team capture virtually all subjects, events, and products in sharp, magazine-quality images. The photographers shoot everything from movie premieres and restaurant openings to concerts and holiday parties, with specialties in traditional and fashion portraits and headshots designed for business professionals, actors, and use on social-media sites. The team also shoots pet portraits and crafts classy boudoir and pinup photo sessions. For a touch of added glamour, they offer professional hair and makeup services.
As friends in masquerade masks, clown wigs and boas pose inside one of Foto Cabina’s photo booths, passersby can watch the shenanigans on a 17” screen on the booth’s glossy black exterior. For more lasting memories, Foto Cabina supplies keepsake photo strips to be saved or glued onto your novelty-sized business card. A friendly attendant oversees every rental. The company’s diverse packages can also include CDs of digital images, instant double prints, and a personalized custom graphic for each strip.
Capable of emailing, capturing data, and integrating social media, All Smiles Photo Booths' tech-savvy photo booths stay in step with the times. They're also designed to be unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing so they can fit into any kind of event, from a birthday or corporate gathering to a family reunion or bar mitzvah. Photo-booth packages can also be customized to suit shindigs with options such as props, booth enclosures, and red carpets.
The bride stood under the photographer’s lights, resplendent in her wedding gown, as her family looked on from a distance. As she and her photographer, M. Chen, prepared for the shoot, she was handed a package—a prewedding gift from her soon-to-be husband. When she lifted the lid, she immediately burst into tears. Inside laid a photo of a great dane puppy—the dog she’d always wanted, which her husband planned to give her on their wedding day. As she ran to hug her mother, Mr. Chen ran after, shooting image after image, capturing the exact moment she fell into her mother’s arms. These quick reflexes have been honed through his nearly 30 years as a sports photographer and professional fly swatter, and he draws on photojournalistic techniques to compose a traditional portrait or snap once-in-a-lifetime, candid moments.
Regardless of specific approaches, he consistently draws from the landscape style of Ansel Adams and the dramatic lighting techniques of Monte Zucker. His work as a photojournalist and private portrait photographer has earned him more than 300 publications in the glossy pages of New York Daily News, Popular Photography, ESPN Magazine, and Professional Photographers of America magazine. When not snapping on-location engagement shoots, family portraits, or boudoir sessions, he passes on his technique through traveling photography seminars, hands-on workshops, and by gently tapping the heads of his students. Though formerly designed only for professional-level photographers, these classes instill confidence and camera basics in beginners. As he frequently finds new class examples and takes feedback from his students, Mr. Chen frequently fine-tunes the curriculum after each seminar.