Practicing dentistry for more than four decades has given Dr. Steven Poznyansky the perspective that a patient's health doesn't end at the mouth. He and the team view oral health as an extension of total health, and they express this philosophy by keeping procedures such as dental implants, cosmetic gum surgery, and extractions as noninvasive as possible. They work to keep the body safe from foreign bodies by replacing metal fillings with nontoxic resins and clearing away dental plaque that can leach into the blood stream and clog arteries.
Veronika Savitsky, the woman behind the lens at Photonika, relies on her sense of humor almost as much as the tiny painter inside of her camera. The sociable shutterbug, who holds a BA in photography, jokes and chats with clients, getting to know them and forging comfortable working relationships. This results in natural shots of wedding parties, families, engaged couples, and other subjects.
The expert shutterbugs at Jeffrey A Stewart Photography travel throughout the New York City area to capture photos with a fashion-editorial style. Their portfolio includes family portraits, engagement sessions, and weddings. For weddings, the company sends a male and female photographer, so photos reflect the perspective of both the bride and groom.
Rachel Knowles is no stranger to the spotlight. For two years after college, she acted in film, television, and theater productions, even penning her own off-Broadway play. In 2011, after her son was born, Rachel shifted gears from acting to another creative passion: photography.
Knowing a performer’s nerves firsthand, she maintains a pressure-free environment at each session, which she conducts at clients’ homes and other locations where they feel comfortable. At every one- to two-hour shoot, the natural-light photographer snaps a mixture of posed and candid shots of subjects, from expectant moms, newborns, and kids to whole families and wedding parties. Afterward, she preserves her clients’ favorite images with packages whose products range from prints and digital images to canvas collages.
The culinary experts at Lioni Italian Heroes assemble more than 150 menu offerings, including more than 70 heroes. The shop’s sandwiches, each named after or previously spoken to by a famous Italian figure, combine Monteleone and Cammareri breads with a slew of fresh ingredients. House-made mozzarella augments heroes, and platters of sandwiches or breakfast items feed groups of up to 25 people.