Located on State Route 99 in Lynnwood, The UPS Store's obliging staff and reputation for reliable package conveyance attracts all types of packers, shippers, and printers. Packers regularly stop in for masking-tape rolls and other do-it-yourself supplies. Alternatively, senders can enlist the skillful packing of the store's staffers, who will deftly seal boxes and cushion contents with bubble wrap or styrofoam peanut-butter sandwiches. In addition packaging services and supplies, such as moving boxes, the knowledgeable shippers proffer printing services for large-quantity flyer makers and mailbox rentals for lazy messenger pigeons. For more than 100 years, UPS's recognizable brown trucks have been showing up on doorsteps in a timely fashion; each independently owned UPS Store location abides by the company's rigorous cargo standards and solemn Pack & Ship Promise.
Drawing upon 15 years of experience—including time spent as a photojournalist and an army reconnaissance photographer—Jonathan Heppner passed his photographic passion onto his pupil, Trina. Their love of pictures is only rivaled by their love of one another; nearly three years after marrying, the two joined forces to create the award-winning PS Photography & Video.
A finalist and runner-up for photography and videography, respectively, on the most recent KING5 Best of Western Washington list, the duo has captured the happiest moments of brides and grooms at hundreds of weddings in western Washington and southern California. A graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Jonathan can add extra coverage by filming everything from save the date videos and nuptials to grandma’s dirty-limerick-filled toast at the reception.
Maternity, family, and portrait photography fills the duo's other sessions, which they hold on-location at their favorite outdoor spots or locales preferred by their clients, or at their studio 10 minutes north of downtown Seattle. The two also engage in their own very different specialties; Jonathan channels his love of animals during pet photography sessions, and Trina snaps sultry images of female clientele during boudoir shoots.
Yuen Lui Studios, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates photographic heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area Yuen Lui studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.
Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.
At Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center, owner and triple board-certified surgeon Dr. Donald Wortham uses his expertise and certifications in cosmetic, facial plastic and reconstructive, and head-and-neck surgery to sculpt and contour bodies during a range of surgical procedures. Because plastic surgery is a weighty decision, the doctor strives to inform each patient about the details about their desired service and tailor each procedure to the patient receiving it. A thorough presurgical consultation not only helps the patient understand their procedure, but also informs the physician about the patient's aesthetic concerns. With this knowledge, the surgeon devises a custom treatment plan and presents it to the patient through detailed discussion and spirited rounds of Pictionary.
Since 1996, a medical aesthetician has helmed Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center's full-service med spa. To ensure clients get the best effects, the aesthetician personally researches and evaluates many skincare lines before offering them for purchase. They remove unwanted hair with a LightSheer laser and perform a slate of Aromatic spa facials, clinical chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments.
With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.