A professional photographer whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and Ebony, Wilson Studio owner Wes Wilson lends his lens to capturing glamorous portraits and special occasions. Instead of gluing macaroni likenesses of new family members to old portraits, update images of the current clan during a studio session ($60/hour). Snapshot connoisseurs expertly execute specific session styles, such as urban, pizzazz, and glamour, transforming negative film into positive mementos. Location sessions ($90/hour) find subjects frolicking through their favorite parks or kicking it in their own backyards, and special beach sessions ($169+) immortalize sand castles before they can be sacked by Visigoths. Wilson Studio also commemorates monumental moments by photographing weddings ($2,000+ for packages) and high-school senior portraits.
In their white vans and red polo shirts, the technicians behind Augusta Carpet Cleaning travel to homes and businesses to clean carpets, rugs, and upholstery. Before they dig in, though, they throw open the back doors of their trucks to reveal HydraMaster equipment. They use its silver nozzles, attached to long blue tubes, to expunge odors, allergens, and stains with steam-cleaning techniques and distribute Scotchgard to protect carpets from future splotches. When they aren't purifying fibers, they purge tile and grout, clean air ducts, and restore abodes that have been flooded—they ask the resident, however, to fish out any trout beforehand.
State of Art facility located in historic North Augusta one mile off I-20, exit 5. Our facility has electronic gate access, perimeter fencing and lighting, climate controlled unit, security cameras, outside parking, wide aisles and professional, friendly staff.
Dr. Andrew Hopkins, named Chiropractic Neurologist of the Year in 2003, and his staff of certified massage therapists chase knots from earthly temples with a 30-minute full-body massage. To kick things off, Dr. Hopkins helms an introductory consultation with each client to determine his or her problem areas and danger zones, ensuring that massages are devoid of pain-induced yelps or spasmodic break dances. Afterward, a seasoned staffer ensconces customers within a private room sporting the sounds of music or silence, depending on customer preference. Then the glissading strokes of the Swedish massage traverse the body’s surface, gelatinizing muscles into the consistency of marshmallows for deeper relaxation and greater buoyancy in hot chocolate.
Nestled several miles north of Augusta National Golf Club, the 27-hole course complex at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club resembles golf’s most hallowed grounds in ways that extend beyond geographical proximity. Designed by Tom Jackson, the course rolls through curtains of carolina pines, speckling nearly 2,000 acres with white-sand bunkers and scenic water features that test the accuracy of every swing.
The two original nines, the Chester and the Vintage, shine with visually stunning vistas and elevation changes—on the Vintage course alone, 8 holes boast a rise or fall of 30 feet or more. Opened in 2008—eight years after its forebears—the Independent course puts water in play on all but 1 hole, testing golfers’ abilities to manage high-pressure shots or skip balls close to pins.
Owner Craig Martin views a yard as a living canvas. He and his team maintain and cultivate grounds with landscaping services such as lawn mowing, gardening, and gnome shoeshines. They also care for the nonliving parts such as decks, fences, and walkways with pressure washing treatments.