Two decades of experience in portrait and commercial photography have refined Trish Taylor's artistic instincts, which she brandishes at a studio that sits 20 minutes south of downtown Houston. Photography shoots capture subjects at their most confident, and commercial sessions depict fashion, food, and architecture with a vivid professional aesthetic. Seasoned photographer Trish Taylor and the team at Imaging Studios put clients at ease during fun and exciting photo sessions. Before the shoot, clients speak with a staff member to discuss preferences, goals, and effective eye flutters. The photographer guides each subject through a series of poses at the studio according to comfort level, incorporating props such as jewelry, food, or toy-encrusted vacuum cleaners.
A lush lawn and garden center teems with trees, flowers, and fragrant mulches, inspiring homeowners to create cozy stomping grounds for their farm animals and household pets. Inside Gulf Coast Equine and Pet Center, bags of feed from brands such as Purina and Nutrena await trips to swine troughs, dog dishes, and the Triple Crown trophies from which the coolest horses eat their meals. An onsite pet salon grooms dogs large and small, paying close attention to families' and pets' personal tastes as groomers create each dog's new 'do.
The Cake Lady's bakers have been baking and frosting fresh confections daily since 1979. Batches of cake balls roll from the oven and somersault into sweet coatings before launching themselves into mouths via edible trebuchet. White-cake cupcakes induce barely audible taste-bud cheers with simple, delectable flavor, and chocolate-frosted confections sate tonsils’ cocoa cravings. Patrons can pick and choose their 6 or 12 sweet morsels to create a custom snack for holiday parties or to fuel the post-game celebrations of winning foosball teams. Customers can upgrade to specialty flavors such as strawberry shortcake or coconut for an additional $0.50 apiece; please note that specialty-flavor orders must be placed at least three days in advance.
Coach Shane Laurent and Coach Steve Barlow have a lot in common: both are fathers of three boys, both have about a decade of youth-coaching experience, and both believe that every kid should have the chance to learn their favorite game as early as possible. Backed by the Youth Football Coaches Association, years of experience on the field, and Houston Texans linebacker Connor Barwin, the two mastermind game plans for athletes aged 3–12 at Totball.
Totball's miniaturized version of an American pastime forgoes competition and tackling in favor of fostering camaraderie among teammates as they learn football basics. Girls and boys huddle up for fun-infused drills that hone agility, blocking techniques, kicking, passing, and catching. At the end of each session, parents get a scouting report highlighting their child's progress, strengths, and success in avoiding the temptation to see whether the ball might secretly be filled with candy.:m]]
Active learning is at the heart of Kids Bloom's mission. This means they facilitate intellectual development in children through exciting classes that forego the old, ineffective means of education?lectures, quizzes, and rote memorization. Instead, Kids Bloom kindles creativity and critical thinking with classes that help illuminate educational material by focusing on fun and interactive materials. Take, for example, the robotics classes?kids build drumming monkeys, airplanes, and remote controlled devices, all the while learning science and engineering without realizing it. Other classes focus on the arts, languages, and science, but in a way that's at once entertaining and instructive. Instructors strive to help children tap into problem solving, critical thinking, and creative skills while fostering teamwork and fine motor skills.
If a pet can’t stay at home while its owner is at work, its days can be just as comfortable and fun-filled at Gimmie a Bark’s elegantly homey facilities. Here, beloved pooches 25 pounds or less lounge on comfy blankets in well-kept kennels or frolic in the secure outdoor confines. Once their humans come to retrieve them, they can peruse the multihued doggy boutique together for gourmet treats, handpicked dog food products from brands such as Acana, or debonair attire for doggy prom.