The photographers at Life Photo Studios excel in the fine art of lifestyle photography, encouraging subjects to be comfortable before the camera during lighthearted photo shoots at their spacious facility in the Beacon Hill Shopping Centre. Family milestones get the weight they deserve with special photographic packages. Life Experience sessions give families the time and space to be themselves, often laughing, dancing, or performing traditional family gymnastics routines for the camera to create professionally edited portraits that stretch to whatever size the subjects' walls will allow. The Lullaby Club, a package of serial shoots, allows parents to document each stage of their new baby's development from maternity shoots to toddler shots in four sessions that each produce one 8"x8" portrait from the bounty of images snapped. Life Photo Studios supports local charities by offering photo sessions at a reduced fundraising rate and by regularly participating in rallies to promote lens-cap awareness.
By teaching kids to shape clay, we can help stimulate their creativity. At least, that's the belief of Clay for Kids founder Maureen Dennis. During her tenure as elementary school art teacher, Maureen observed firsthand how art projects could promote personalized learning, sensory development, fine motor skills, and even problem-solving skills.
Maureen's endeavors laid the foundations of Clay for Kids, who opened the doors of their first location in 1981. Since the Deer Run location's opening in 2008, adult and child students alike have expanded their artistic horizons with classes in clay-making, pottery wheel instruction, fused-glass, and ceramic painting.
International award winning photographer Arete Tula Edmunds' meets with subjects at her studio, or at outdoor locales where she creates comfortable surroundings and brings the shared artistic vision of client and photographer to life. After capturing all of the creations, Tula edits and puts finishing touches on a few of the images selected. Package upgrades are available.
Safe Self Storage secures its clients' precious cargo with 22 varieties of clean and convenient storage units that feature optional heating. Seasonal lawn furniture can be put out of the weather’s warpath in a 4'x6' storage unit ($55/month), and spare parts for a robot butler can be squirrelled away in an 8'x10' unit ($109/month). Safe Self Storage's larger units can accommodate a house’s worth of possessions, from dining-room furniture to the contents of an overstuffed garage. Should temperature-sensitive possessions call for Caribbean-like environs, Safe Self Storage offers heated units to keep valuables balmy and coconut-scented. For the paperwork-drowned, Safe Self Storage offers document and record storage ($79.99/month), with pickup service available for $3 a box. Packing supplies are also available for customers to seal their belongings up tight so neither nosy housemates nor one’s renegade shadow can get to them.
Purified Water Store's skilled staff send H2O molecules through a reverse-osmosis system that strips out unwanted solvents and dispenses liquid ready for drinking or cooking. Equipped with rented water containers or any brand of bottle that followed them from home, patrons enter a full-service filling station, where experienced water wranglers clean and rinse bottles before filling them with up to 18.9 litres of purified water. Each liquid droplet journeys through a reverse-osmosis process, in which pressurized force liberates water from contaminants, such as pollutants, minerals, and bacteria and vanquishes unwanted smells and tastes. The water-cleansing system, tested weekly by the Calgary Health Board, is said to transform regular H2O into a thirst-quenching beverage that is purer, safer, and can hydrate bodies quicker than tap water. Finally, customers can relax as staff members carry or saddle up and ride filled-up water bottles to cars.
The Barking Lot supplies pet owners with the tools they need to keep furry friends healthy and happy. Inside the shop, neatly lined shelves boast natural pet food from brands such as Weruva and Taste of the Wild, guaranteed to be devoid of by-products or unspecified animal fats. Healthy treats, such as dental chews, keep canine mouths occupied and less likely to rant at passersby, and supplements aid in producing shiny coats. In addition to stocking interactive toys, The Barking Lot stocks collars, leashes, and seasonal accessories that keep pets both stylish and safe. The knowledgeable staff is always on hand to make suggestions as well as special order any products not in stock. Whether primping for dog shows or de-matting fur, The Barking Lot’s experienced groomers demonstrate a keen understanding of all breeds’ styling needs. They use professional grooming techniques and high-quality products during spa packages, which include baths, nail trims, and ear cleanings.