Bounce Wright's inflatable castles, bounce houses, and playgrounds keep kids bouncing with joy during birthday celebrations, block parties, and family reunions. Kids can shoot down the multi-playground unit's inflatable slide or leap into the air to dunk a basketball inside a bounce house while parents outside man a rented concession machine full of fluffy cotton candy or buttery popcorn. Bounce Wright also equips parties with tables and chairs.
A pediatric physical therapist, Marc Castelo has witnessed impact of play and therapeutic touch during his work with infants and in early child development. Recognizing that babies could benefit from massage just as much—if not more so—than adults, he created Play 2 Grow. At his child-care center, techniques such as loving touch and innovative play are a vehicle for improved growth and caregiver-child bonding. In that vein, he and program director Jenny Smith-Davids interweaves play, games, and socialization, all with an eye toward improving infants’ developmental capabilities and future cribbage skills. Parents are also welcome to take part in the learning process through “scaffolding,” during which they are active participants in family play activities.
Kids slip down huge slides, scramble through obstacle courses, and bound within Mighty Jumps Party and Play Center's colorful assortment of inflatables. Basketball arcade games and air hockey challenge all ages to try their skills, and a toddler area shields tiny ones from too-large leaps. For parents, large-screen TVs, wireless Internet, and computer stations remain about an arm's distance from the play area, if that arm belongs to someone with exceptionally long arms. The staff specialize in hosting parties with packages including customizable add-ons, all-day admission for each guest, and cleanup.
Atlanta Rocks' expansive vertical playground is home to hundreds of climbs, 50 top-rope stations, and more than 12,000 square feet of professionally set routes atop a safe climbing surface. All passionate climbers themselves, the staff has created interesting and intricate problems to solve for climbers of all skill levels. Climbers looking to enhance their know how can participate in one of the gym?s many programs, and the staff also drops knowledge on beginners with introductory climbing courses that include all required gear and cover subjects ranging from advanced lead climbing to the fundamentals of massaging knots out of tense rope.
At The Brand Factory, a collective of seasoned photographers, videographers, and music production specialists make the dreams of aspiring musicians and up-and-coming artists a reality. Performers take their talents to the recording studio, where producers turn soulful songs and catchy hip-hop tracks into crisp, clear, professional albums. During photo and video shoots, visual artists create stunning promotional stills and videos, boosting the signal of the local music and performing-arts community.
With a degree in digital arts and design, a background in fashion design, and 10 years of photography experience, Consuela Vlek is a master of the tools that create impressive images. Whether capturing a wedding, family portrait, or headshot, Vlek's compositional craftwork frames subjects in the best light. A soft focus gives photos a glowing quality, and editing and retouching endows each image with a flawless, professional finish.