Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Meadows of wildflowers and towering trees border the Caney Fork River on both sides, providing a refuge for deer, herons, turkeys, and hundreds of other bird species. With a fleet of canoes and kayaks as well as shuttle service straight to the riverbanks, Canoe the Caney makes it easy to explore this river’s natural beauty. Though the current bustles along at a slow and steady pace and the banks are usually 30 yards apart, Canoe the Caney staff still holds safety as its highest priority. The staff provides everyone with life jackets and review safety guidelines before giving paddlers permission to depart.
In addition to 6-mile and 9-mile trips down the river, Canoe the Caney also facilitates more playful adventures, including romantic picnic outings and a pirate adventure that invites paddlers to hunt for Captain JaBez’s long lost contact lens.
Since the early 1970s, the McPherson family has cleansed and protected their clients' wardrobes at locations in Lebanon and Nashville. At each full-service facility, cleaners help garments outlast fleeting trends with dry cleaning, spot removal, alterations, and smoke restoration. They also revitalize shoes, jackets, belts, and wearable sofas with specialized leather-cleansing treatments. In addition, shirt laundry and bundle service is available for garments that have taken swimming lessons. The McPherson team washes and folds each item and offers delivery service to keep pants from getting lost while walking home on their own.
Though he’s worked with juggernauts such as Purina, Animal Planet, and the Discovery Channel, professional shutterbug Don Wright is just as happy to capture images of families, weddings, and historical places. In doing so, he’s able to focus on the storytelling aspect of photography, zooming the lens in on the sweet glances during a married couple’s first dance or using a time-lapse technique to make clusters of stars in the night sky appear to be moving around in circles in an effort to catch each other. To glean a sense of the rich composition of Don’s work, one might look at a cityscape photo of Nashville on his website—red-brick buildings in the foreground contrast with a deep-blue sky, together popping with the electric vividness of police lights.
Whether reflecting upon her time in the US Marine Corps or her experience as a mother, photographer Rebekah Jean understand the power that memories hold over the people who make them. This knowledge guides her each time she steps behind the lens at The Untitled Photo, where she orchestrates in-studio and on-location photo shoots for families, friends, and wedding parties. Rebekah's portfolio is populated with low-saturation and black-and-white portraits, which are required for decorating tasteful living rooms or replacing Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.