Michael Scott, an expert portrait photographer and owner of Atlantis Photography, harnesses a deep understanding of lighting to illuminate his subjects' true personalities at his 1-acre outdoor portrait park and a spacious indoor studio. Armed with an abundance of lighting possibilities, Scott masterfully bends beams to create lovely portraits of families, children, pets, and couples. Scott will spend as much time as reasonably possible during the session to capture the most appealing angles of his clients and ensure they finish their game of hangman. Once the session is complete, shutterbug subjects will preview the pictures on a state-of-the-art 55” plasma monitor to decide which likeness they would like to have immortalized on an 11”x14” UV-lacquer-protected canvas textile. Meanwhile, a special coating technique enhances the chosen print's appearance to evoke the effect of an oil painting. Once the canvas print is affixed to a sturdy acid-free mounting board for increased support and framing ease, the final product will be ready to be ogled by family art thieves.
Director and naturopathic doctor Christine Brinker is a wellness wonder worker who has also earned her Master Herbalist degree and has been practicing since 1996. Initial consultations with Christine (a $120 value) last about an hour and include an iris analysis, nutritional assessment, and a biological terrain assessment (BTA; a $70 value). Natural Health Services' BTA is a state-of-the-art diagnostic assessment (one of the only labs of its type on the East Coast) that will generate a cellular panel used to customize each client's protocol. You'll receive a dietary and supplemental recommendation, along with a detailed exercise program and lifestyle coaching. Attend to plaguing health concerns, shape up for summer, or spring clean your immune system. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
In their 3,000-square-foot studio or on-location, the visual-media experts at FineLine Weddings—whose striking, modern images earned a bride’s-choice award from WeddingWire.com—record special moments with photography and videography. Although they specialize in wedding, engagement, bridal, and “trash the dress” photography, their services also include boudoir photography, senior portraits, and a variety of prints, keepsakes, and albums. In the studio, 24 backdrop designs and sets offer customers a choice of settings, and flexible photographers can capture an array of moods including elegant, goofy, artistic, romantic, or hungry for pizza. Clients are encouraged to bring their own music to their photo shoots, or they can select music from FineLine’s satellite-radio system.
After photo shoots, a dedicated staff of professional photo editors touch up all photos, and FineLine Weddings guarantees that wedding photos will be ready within eight weeks of the wedding date. To complete momentous days, FineLine also offers wedding DJ and photo-booth-rental services.
As a young girl, Jody Adams delighted in sorting and rearranging her home, but it wasn't until the passing of her grandmother that her passion for organization was granted greater meaning. The discovery of attic-stowed boxes brimming with her grandmother's photos and keepsakes made Jody realize how much possessions are essentially extensions of their owners, and to leave those items in disarray makes individual life stories less evident for others. After earning two degrees and exploring various career paths, Jody found her voice as a professional organizer, surveying homes and workspaces to determine methods of reducing clutter and making life more manageable. During her organization sessions, she identifies which items are out of place, how each came to be that way, and whether it currently has a place in its owner's life. Targeted belongings are then arranged according to a long-term tidiness plan that is personalized to the individual client, and unneeded items are responsibly repurposed or basted in gravy and devoured whole.