As the sun dips into the horizon, a bride and groom share a quiet conversation, almost forgetting that their photographer, Mike Impens, is mere feet away from them snapping shots of their special day. Mike's photojournalistic and candid approach to portraiture helps him compose photographs that tell a story and organically reveal his subjects’ personalities. Many such scenarios have played out during portrait shoots in Mike's laid-back studio on the southern shore of Lake Erie as well as under his watchful eye during alfresco sessions all around the region. Along with capturing the events that are most important to his clients, such as weddings and family outings, Mike also maintains a portfolio of sports photography, snapping energy-filled action shots of teams and individuals playing hockey, baseball, and soccer.
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Photographer Amy Britton suavely aims her lens toward infant, portrait, and glamour shoots within a well-lit, 2,200-square-foot studio. Preserve memories for children, grandchildren, and their wind-powered robo-children with a 30-minute photo shoot, during which children, families, and pets are welcome and get help expressing themselves through playing with Britton. After the session, clients flock back to the studio on a separate occasion to review every dimple-capturing image with Britton, selecting which one will be transferred onto a 12"x12" canvas print. After clients clear their walls of lingering shadow puppets in preparation for the print's arrival, they may pick up the finished product from the studio.
Matt Dunlop spent 16 years in marketing and sales, founded four companies across North America, and earned extensive certifications in digital marketing and corporate training. Then he turned his attention to the professionals around him. He founded Trained By Pros to transform their doubts and fears into tools for their own success. Engaging, interactive training programs take the form of informal lunch-and-learns, online webinars, and sales-strategy sessions, led by marketers, educators, and executives. Each customized training program and seminar helps businesses and their associates tackle specific workplace roadblocks, teaching them to master conflict resolution processes, overcome fears of public speaking, and tie a perfect half-Windsor knot. Thanks to Trained By Pros’ and their use of an Adult Accelerated Learning strategy, which integrates unique approaches and specific techniques for learning, seminars boast an 85 percent retention rate and are effective across a wide range of disciplines.
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