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The bride stood under the photographer’s lights, resplendent in her wedding gown, as her family looked on from a distance. As she and her photographer, M. Chen, prepared for the shoot, she was handed a package—a prewedding gift from her soon-to-be husband. When she lifted the lid, she immediately burst into tears. Inside laid a photo of a great dane puppy—the dog she’d always wanted, which her husband planned to give her on their wedding day. As she ran to hug her mother, Mr. Chen ran after, shooting image after image, capturing the exact moment she fell into her mother’s arms. These quick reflexes have been honed through his nearly 30 years as a sports photographer and professional fly swatter, and he draws on photojournalistic techniques to compose a traditional portrait or snap once-in-a-lifetime, candid moments.
Regardless of specific approaches, he consistently draws from the landscape style of Ansel Adams and the dramatic lighting techniques of Monte Zucker. His work as a photojournalist and private portrait photographer has earned him more than 300 publications in the glossy pages of New York Daily News, Popular Photography, ESPN Magazine, and Professional Photographers of America magazine. When not snapping on-location engagement shoots, family portraits, or boudoir sessions, he passes on his technique through traveling photography seminars, hands-on workshops, and by gently tapping the heads of his students. Though formerly designed only for professional-level photographers, these classes instill confidence and camera basics in beginners. As he frequently finds new class examples and takes feedback from his students, Mr. Chen frequently fine-tunes the curriculum after each seminar.
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At Airpark IAH, cars slide into a covered or uncovered space in the fully secured garage, located a mere half-mile from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Meanwhile, their owners hop aboard a chauffeured shuttle or VIP town car en route to the terminal. Helpful attendants at the onsite concierge service take down flight reservations and changes, or make reservations at restaurants and golf courses. While customers are away, office personnel keep a close eye on rides. The garage’s Corporate Perks Club eases travel for globetrotters with benefits such as a 15% discount on VIP town-car transfers and discounted parking rates.
The drivers at Citi Streets Limos handle more than their namesake vehicles—they also pilot a fleet of town cars, SUVs, 10-passenger buses, and even stretch Hummers. Before buckling up behind the wheel, they undergo extensive training and regular testing to ensure they can safely maneuver the streets and jump over school buses in the event of a car chase. And no matter how large the interior, they devote ample time for classy touches, stocking each vehicle with cold bottled water, soft drinks, hand lotion, peanuts, and even newspapers. Before picking up its human cargo, each vehicle receives a regal cleaning to ensure the interior smells fresh and looks as clean as the cars’ gleaming exteriors.