Named the city’s best portrait-photography studio by CityVoter in 2010, The Studio—a full-service portrait studio—maintains a separate department dedicated to boudoir photography. The studio’s three female photographers have worked together for more than a decade, helming tasteful yet sensual shoots for women of all ages and body types. Subjects can pose in outfits ranging from delicate lingerie sets to corsets, nighties, or artfully draped men’s shirts; licensed makeup artists and hairstylists finish off looks with custom touches that range from a natural, girl-next-door vibe to a dramatic, girl-from-Valley of the Dolls look. For outfit changes, subjects can return to the studio’s private dressing room, and after shoots have concluded, they can sift through their finished images in a separate viewing area.
With human-resources consultants, recruiters, and career coaches on staff, the management at Cornerstone Consulting Group aims to create a one-stop-shop to match its clients with fulfilling careers. Staffers help both sides by using keywords to make résumés and cover letters stand out from the crowd and teaching employers how to verify applications and evaluate skills. They also provide career coaching to help those looking to transition to a new field as well as people who want to develop a trajectory within their current company. For applicants seeking entry-level jobs, Cornerstone provides job-readiness training with custom attention focused on skill development.
Sid Andruska's road to becoming a counselor was bumpy to say the least. Her rocky childhood equipped her with firsthand glimpses into the problems that her clients may be facing, and her own path out of that dark period and into one of security and happiness enables her to help guide others. She channels her knowledge into life coaching with more than 15 years of experience helping others. During sessions she meets one-on-one with clients in the throes of indecision, emotional turmoil, or anxiety.
After approving a dream application, Dream Factory volunteers meet with the child's family to organize the fulfillment of the dream, and already granted dreams include fantasy vacations and trips to meet favorite celebrities or athletes. As a result of rising airline prices, plane tickets represent the second highest cost associated with granting travel dreams. The Dream Factory needs additional help funding the costs of plane tickets to ensure that no child’s wish goes unmet.
Resume Writer Webs helps job seekers to stand out in a sea of applicants with a unique approach: they enlist the help of executive-level professionals who make hiring decisions at their own companies. Clients discuss their qualifications during a telephone interview that lasts 30–60 minutes before skilled writers compose cover letters and résumés highlighting those qualifications. The executive advisors then provide feedback and writers make any changes that they recommend. A final phone call to clients ensures satisfaction with the finished product.