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 family golf membership grants you, your spouse, and the human-like hybrids you've spawned full access to Champion Hills Country Club. The verdant, 200-acre course showcases a smaller cottage-style design, nine holes that emphasize unique architecture and reward strategic thinking while remaining approachable by all skill levels. Club membership nets unlimited and unrestricted tee times, as well as no green fees, leaving extra money to make it rain at the elegant, auburn-hued dining room and full-service bar, accessible as part of the membership. Members-only special events include the wine- and chocolate-themed ladies' night out and a weekly Friday night fish fry. The golf-disinclined or swing-weary can sneak off to enjoy the club’s private outdoor pool and winter ice-skating rink.
At Lake Aviation, FAA-certified flight instructors oversee a wide spectrum of programs that help patrons develop aeronautical skills, whether they're aspiring aviators or casual joyriders. Pilots-in-training can take a Private Pilot's License and then branch out into specialty programs such as Instrument Certification and Ground Instruction. Everyone else, meanwhile, can skip right to soaring through a scenic discovery flight, wherein two or three passengers fly high above upstate New York and even the Niagara Falls while a professional pilot steers the aircraft around any cloud-based traffic jams.
Attorney Jessica L. Bryant's practice spans the legal system, from real-estate closings and will drafting to custody cases and criminal infractions. Bryant tackles each case, no matter how stressful, with aplomb and compassion, thanks to her extensive schooling, pro bono work in post–Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, and a stint with the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.
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.