The staff at Woodinked transforms treasured memories into one-of-a-kind art. They transfer your photos onto high-quality wood canvases, which lend an artistic touch to images with their rich texture and wood grain. To ensure the images remain vibrant, they first treat the wood and then use a light system to penetrate its surface with ink. This process preserves the wood print even in humid conditions, including hanging in bathrooms and secret underground dungeons. They then ship the finished work of art to the owner’s home ready-to-hang.
When Brandee Brantly takes a photograph, she's not just looking to capture a smile. She's also looking to capture a story. Though she's been a self-described "photo enthusiast" for more than 20 years, Brantly's interest in the art form spiked as soon as she had children. She wanted to document every moment of their young lives, and to bathe those moments in the nostalgic glow that's unique to a candid photograph.
Today, Brantly points her lens at plenty of people besides her own children. She travels around Carrollton and the greater Dallas area, seeking out subjects with their own stories to tell. She prefers on-location shoots for their narrative and artistic potential; rather than pose people against stark studio backgrounds, she can snap them sitting in their favorite public park or on top of their sworn enemy's Mercedes.
Enchanted Faeries Studio seems less like a venue for family photos, and more like a portal to another world. During sessions, children don flowing dresses or fantasy woodland costumes, as well as shimmering wings. They pose for pictures by sitting atop giant toadstools, holding bright lanterns, or even puckering their lips at a hopeful frog figurine. The staff members touch up the images with ethereal effects—they can add flames to a brandished sword, or create a mirror-like pond to complete the forest environment. Parents can even wear wings of their own in a group portrait, and later purchase photo packages of prints and DVDs.
Anytime Fitness, as the name suggests, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 512 days a year with nonstop security. Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of a two-month membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them fit enough to run a marathon inside a swimming pool filled with mud. One personal-training session or group class guides fitness-seekers in the direction of toned bodies with personal attention or the positive reinforcement of group environment and rebar. Highlight the results of fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying sessions with five tanning sessions to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze. As an added bonus, this Groupon waives the enrollment fee.
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in Dallas, Plano, or Allen in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class.