David, the resident shutterbug at Careylynne Event Planning & Photography, has snapped thousands of pictures, capturing everything from an infant’s first smile to the loving embrace of a couple celebrating 60 years of marriage. With a resume listing a degree from the New York Institute of Arts and nearly 20 years of experience in the field, David is no stranger to the ins-and-outs of professional photography. He fortifies wedding, engagement, and family shoots with proper lighting and backgrounds to yield images that are natural and mantle-ready.
Photography is just one aspect of the business, though. With an event-planning team boasting more than 15 years of experience, Careylynne also helps party hosts and brides-to-be riffle through all of the nitty-gritty details necessary to make their big event a success. From coming up with a unifying theme to solving last minute budget issues, the staffers are there to ensure everything runs smoothly so party-givers can relax with family, friends, or stuffed animal attendees without stress.
As owner Kam Bradley told Seattle's King 5 News, "There's not a lot of limitations." She's referring to Absolute Air Park's indoor trampoline playground, where jumpers spring from floor to wall, spinning and flipping until gravity yells "uncle." To keep the park free of limitations, she and her husband added activities for kids, teens, and adults such as high-flying dodge-ball leagues as well as bouncy fitness classes. Recognizing how the trampolines made exercising fun, they offer trampoline aerobics, which incinerates calories with a variety of aerobic and fitness activities, as well as boot camps that incorporate interval and circuit training during 55-minute sessions. While the fitness is a plus, they know fun is the park's main draw, so they enhanced jumping possibilities with snowboards and bounce boards made specifically for trampolines, as well as party packages replete with personalized birthday cakes and extra-large pizzas.
Kathy Centala has been a proud cat lover for 25 years. When she founded Purrfect Pals in 1988, she operated the organization as a modest cat boarding facility that took in the occasional homeless cat. However, she quickly recognized that these homeless kitties were part of a much large group of cats in need, and she began taking on more and more cats rather than let suffer from hunger and neglect on the streets. When she ran out of room at home, she moved the organization to a five-acre estate in rural Arlington, Washington, allowing her to provide a loving temporary home for cats and broaden her goal to putting an end to feline homelessness in Puget Sound.
Today, her organization provides a sanctuary where all cats – including feral cats, cats suffering from leukemia and FIV, and cats with behavioral issues – can enjoy the love and attention they deserve. Kathy’s adoption and rehabilitation programs allow Purrfect Pals to place more than 2,500 cats and kittens in loving homes each year. Furthermore, she seeks to educate families on the importance of spaying and neutering and humane ownership.
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At Clear Image Darkroom, professional visual artists assist with customer projects by restoring, printing, and archiving their images. Presentation is no problem with an onsite custom framing shop and giclée printing, and the photo lab makes scanning, file conversion, and laminating possible as well. To preserve memories trapped on outdated mediums such as VHS, the technicians transfer the content of old tapes to DVDs.