Though Jeff and Sabrina Williams come from very different backgrounds—Sabrina grew up in urban Rio de Janeiro, and Jeff hails from a rural area of Memphis—they share a mutual love for photography that ignited their personal and professional relationship when they first met in 2000. The award-winning duo developed this passion through eight years of formal education, which led to their MFAs in photography as well as the creation of JS Photography.
As the parents of two young boys, Jeff and Sabrina have a particular interest in family, newborn, and maternity photography. Combining the best aspects of fine-art and commercial photography, they strive to capture timeless images that are both classic and contemporary, while avoiding outdated trends such as drawing handlebar mustaches on each subject. Together, they've also immortalized more than 1,250 weddings across their careers and have also enjoyed imparting their talents and knowledge of Photoshop, lighting, and black-and-white film to other aspiring shutterbugs while serving as part-time teachers at the University of Florida.
The team at Synergie AMS at Abstract Bodyworks offer an array of spa services. Facial-tightening treatments increase circulation to help provide a younger, healthier look, while three-step MicroPeels help remove wrinkles from the neck, forehead, lipline, and more. Synergie cellulite-reduction treatments break down fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite and smooth skin. They also design 15-minute workouts in the hopes of helping clients live like they?re 15 years younger. Though short, the one-on-one sessions introduce the body to proper exercise, which helps build lean muscle, boost bone density, and increase metabolism with the proper diet. They design their sessions to protect against issues such as osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, and fat gain.
Though Garrett Blanton, LMT, CLT's expertise includes modalities such as deep-tissue and relaxation massage, he specializes in myofascial therapy, which treats the connective tissue that ties together all bodily systems. He likens the human body to a sausage: "Things can't move around right if the casing's too tight," he says, not to mention the fact that it bursts when held over a campfire. Garrett?s clients stretch out on a biomat, whose amethyst crystals work to draw out toxins and relieve pain as his nimble fingers work. Placing hot or cold packs on sore spots as needed, he assuages muscles with raw and organic shea or cocoa butter, eschewing perfumes that might lead to allergic reactions or bees attempting to pollenate your bellybutton.
International business mogul and entrepreneur Newell Fox recognized that many colleges fail to prepare their graduates for possibly the most important skill in landing a job: the art of interviewing. He and Jason Wingenback—a top national sales representative—share their wealth of experience in how to wow a courting interviewer with thoughtful answers and pointed follow-up questions. Seminars instill attendees with the confidence to navigate virtually any interview situation, fielding tricky questions such as “What is your greatest weakness?”
Adventure-seeking photographic partners Susan and Stewart Powers capture fun and elegant shots of visitors in their professional studio and garden, and travel to wedding ceremonies to document couples as they establish matrimonial alliances. Families, newborns, lovers, and jury-duty reunions converge for portrait sessions, posing naturally and playfully for shots that are retouched before printing. A verdant garden acts as the backdrop for naturalistic shoots, the sunlight appealingly wreathing clients as they pose beneath stone arches and the low-flung boughs of surrounding trees. Wedding packages allow couples to live out their special days secure in the knowledge that every vow, kiss, and bouquet-related eye injury will be captured for all eternity.