Steve Chesler and his team of shutterbugs blend traditional and photojournalistic shots to capture the spontaneity of each client's wedding day. A winner of a Photographer of the Year award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2007, 2008, and 2010, Steve also zips to destination weddings from Key West to Mexico City. Creative trash-the-dress sessions let decked-out brides jump in swimming pools or caper about on horses for a down-and-dirty photo shoot after the big day. Chesler Photography also offers traditional in-studio portrait and maternity sessions.
The recipe for success at Luxury Motors of Rochester has been a simple one, offer lavish automobiles for rent with a concierge-like level of customer service. Through these basic tenets, Luxury Motors makes indulgence available to the masses before releasing them temporarily for weddings, Father’s Day gifts, and jaunts past your high-school bully’s hovel.
Rochester Linoleum & Carpet One's flooring professionals partner with more than 900 companies to gather a diverse selection of carpet, hardwood, tile, and laminate-flooring materials. Carefully organized shelves help customers quickly browse samples from brands such as Tigressá and American Expressions, and a multilevel warranty system categorizes products according to expected lifetime and level of protection. Expert ground softeners also aim to minimize airborne irritants, such as dust, mold, and dust-covered trapeze artists, by installing new carpeting with signature Healthier Living techniques.
During shoots at Portrait Simple—a studio specialized in child, infant, maternity, and family portraits—skilled photographers snap an unlimited number of poses in front of a choice of backgrounds and provide the convenience of instant printing. Sessions can take any size group, accommodating families and close-knit juries. Models don simple duds without heavy patterns or logos and can tote props such as sports equipment or special blankies. After striking jubilant, winsome, or wrathful poses, guests sit down with the photographer to select images to turn into prints.
Clix puts a personalized twist on traditional photo-booth snaps with a series of customizable photo backgrounds and templates built into their portable booths. Throughout one of their booth rentals, partiers can come and go, taking series of four photos that can be superimposed over backdrops, corporate logos, or personal messages before being printed out in 15 seconds in full color or black and white.
On 134 acres of farmland outside of Fairport, the dedicated staff and volunteers of Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester care for thousands of stray animals each year. The open-admission shelter adopts animals of all breeds and species—including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, and pigs—and holds programs to educate visitors on the issues that contribute to the animals' overpopulation and difficulty in attaining advanced degrees.
The staff encourages families to visit the animals and enjoy the outdoor farm petting area, and oversees younger visitors as they build bonds with animals through education programs such as basic pet care for 3–5 year-olds. The Future Vets program teaches aspiring veterinarians in fifth–eighth grades how to conduct basic exams and begin working toward careers in animal care or pig-to-horse translation services. Summer farm camps also provide a hands-on experience as young visitors have fun feeding animals and caring for their own designated camp pets.