The three-story Tommi Studio grants patrons access to beauty treatments, a photography studio, and wedding services all under one roof. Inside the pulchritude paradise—dubbed a "beauty heaven" by Allure magazine—trained stylists dress tresses, and massage therapists melt tension from muscles with Swedish, pressure-point, or deep-tissue kneadings. Aestheticians blend treatments for custom facials and build baking-soda volcanoes at the spa lab as guests unwind with a cup of hot tea in the environmental holding area. The aesthetic experts can also coat keratin in pretty polish at one of six pedicure stations featuring aromatherapy footbaths or take advantage of the third-floor sanctuary's vaulted ceilings to amplify impromptu rap battles.
In its 2,000-square-foot studio, DollFace's professional snapping duo, Darah and Siobhan, strives to unleash the buried bombshell in clients through expressive, elegant boudoir photography. Aspiring sirens begin their 30-minute mini sessions and subdue belly-dwelling butterflies by filling the studio with their favorite tunes and a few swift sips of bubbly. Hair and makeup application is available for an additional charge; once ready, kittens slip into the more conservative of their two outfits to help ease into the flashbulb's glow in front of the camera's honest lens. Once power suits have been stripped down, women are welcome to improve the appearance of a variety of set pieces with their presences, either taking direction from the photographer or vogueing to the beat of nature's drum—the heart.
Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Creative Photography by Maya's staff of professional shutterbugs will happily accommodate families, children, families of children, pets, and triumphantly posed statues during the in-studio photo session. The fully equipped studio provides several backgrounds from which to choose. The classic white can be used for a quick passport photo before the entire fam poses for a heartwarming family scene around the Christmas tree in the Christmas Morning backdrop. Likewise, graduates, high-school seniors, newlyweds, and soonlyweds can beam sunnily before a Garden View, Perfect Sky, or slightly less popular Ragnarök backdrop. There are even huge plastic crayons and other foreground props for your giant pet scorpion to wave around as the cameras flash. After your session, you'll receive a DVD containing full-resolution versions of all photos and a photo-release form enabling you to print, publish, and share them.
When it comes to making memories, nothing captures your guests' true personalities quite like a My Picture Lounge photo booth. At parties and special events, up to 10 people pile in, and suddenly tongues are sticking out, faces are crunching up, and eye are going googly. Wacky props such as masquerade-style masks and cowboy hats only encourage the mirth-making, and ensure a barrage of candid, one-of-a-kind shots. But despite all the kookiness, the My Picture Lounge booths deliver completely professional images. Backgrounds with sparkles and wallpaper patterns assist in that area, as do the studio-quality lights and onsite attendant.
While the photo booths are a fun way to create memories, the photos themselves make great keepsakes, and add-ons such as scrapbooks and photo strip frames can dress up the images and preserve the memories for years to come. And, My Picture Lounge can even customize a DVD montage of all the event's images, set to music or a recording of your favorite bird calls.
Countless trees fly by under your feet as you soar hundreds of feet above the ground. Suddenly, the forest floor below opens up into a gorge. At Red River Gorge Zipline, riders witness this incredible sight on regular canopy tours set amid the picturesque wilderness of Daniel Boone National Forest. The system's ziplines span more than 4,000 feet above the forest canopy, with the longest reaching about 1,900 feet in length. At the end of the tour, dual racing ziplines send riders charging down from more than 200 feet above the ground, and reaching speeds exceeding 50 mph. All of Red River Gorge Zipline's guests are strapped into harnesses for the duration of their tours, while helmet cams document their adventure.