Staffers cart Elegant Photo Booths’ free-standing camera kiosks to weddings, parties, and events, where they translate treasured memories into 2"x6" double photo strips. Revelers pose in front of a drape background lit by natural sunlight and the glow of fireflies working freelance as a professional attendant keeps the booth operating smoothly. Some packages also include scrapbooks for guests to fill with photos and signatures or bins of props such as hats, glasses, and boas. The resulting displays are viewable the day after on online galleries and image CDs or via telepathic connection with the darkroom's photo enlarger.
The instructors at Canvas, Paint and Wine, Oh My! edify budding artists in their spirited 2.5-hour workshops, which yield canvas-and-acrylic images of sunsets, cresting waves, death-metal album covers, and other pleasant images. In classes often held at Luggatti's Italian Grill, teachers help guide students' brushes across the canvas with step-by-step instruction as students imbibe wine and absorb appetizers.
Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates visual heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area 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.
The key to Zazzle.com?s success isn?t a 3,000-strong stock of T-shirts, phone cases, and accessories?it?s the fact that customers can express themselves on products before they're printed and shipped, generally within 24 hours. The website?s user-friendly design interface allows customers to affix their favorite pictures to messenger bags, scrawl personalized messages on coffee mugs, or insert their favorite movie character into family portraits. Zazzle.com also showcases designs from creative customers around the globe and big names such as Disney, Marvel, and The Who. Each product is made to order and bears a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Zoom Room?s dog training facilities have one cardinal rule: owners must be present during class. This is because humans need just as much training as their canine companions when building confidence and communication, and it?s important that owners learn the best positive-reinforcement techniques from the knowledgeable staff. Group classes cover topics ranging from general obedience and agility training to more specific needs such as overcoming shyness. Other classes include Urban Herding, where dogs herd exercise balls into soccer goals indoors, Scent Work, where dogs learn to sniff out missing car keys or the TV remote, and Pup-lates, which is geared toward overweight or senior dogs, or those recovering from an injury.
In fact, improving canine social skills is one of Zoom Room?s missions, as evidenced by the regularly hosted fundraiser events and Doggy Disco parties, which give dogs a chance to meet other dogs and expand away from their inner circle of fire hydrants. This combination of training and fun, in addition to the facility?s selection of solution-oriented training gear, natural dog treats, and functional dog accessories, has garnered an array of local and national press.
The husband-and-wife team behind Pinned Together know how most people feel about wedding favors: no one wants a snow globe, a plastic picture frame, or a picture of the actors in the couple's favorite movie. So the duo set out to create a cute party favor that would make someone's wedding stand out—Mr. and Mrs. Kiss. These clothespins, hand painted to look like the bride and groom kissing, can be used as place-card holders and taken home at the end of the night by the guests. They even can be used as a cake topper.
Pinned Together also helps weddings stand out by equipping them with vintage-style kissing booths and props. These can be used as fun backgrounds for photo shoots or as actual kissing booths that help raise money for the newly married couple.