A newborn being cradled in his parents? hands. A newly engaged couple nuzzling together. A family wrestling a Burmese python for their most recent family portrait. These are the moments that the photographers at Abundant Moments Photography strive to capture during their in-studio and on-location photo shoots. Less concerned with poses and more concerned with spontaneous actions, they keep their cameras focused on babies, seniors, families, and brides and grooms. Outdoor photos can be shot on the scenic studio grounds, which feature a waterfall, wildflower field, and a stream. The resulting photos can be shared online, printed, arranged into a collage, or superimposed on accessories such as bags and jewelry.
American Tent and Event Rentals helps party planners host memorable events with a wealth of furnishings and decorative accents. Handsome linen cloths drape over buffet and cocktail tables, while spacious pole and frame tents keep guests shady and dry in all kinds of weather. Strands of lobe lights cast a charming glow on wedding receptions, while can spotlights zero in on the teary toasts of best men and sneaky cake thievery of ringbearers. Sturdy hardwood dancefloors host hours of moves and steps, and custom-designed stages support ensemble cast productions, DJ booths, and fashion runway shows with safe, secure construction.
The family that owns and operates Honey B's Grooming dotes on their own dogs at home. When customers bring in dogs to be groomed, the family treats each canine with the same love and attention that they lavish on their own pets. They wash and brush fur, clean ears and teeth, clip nails, and express glands. Patrons can also opt for flea treatments or oatmeal baths for sensitive skin.
Fosters Cleaners pairs its more than 50 years of experience with modern technology such as eco-friendly solvents and a network of filtration systems. At five locations, the cleaners reinvigorate dungy garments, bedclothes, and sport coats for houses, readying the sundry textiles the same day if brought in before 9 a.m. on a weekday.
Tim Griffin has come a long way from washing dishes. That first job gave set him on a path into the restaurant industry, which led to stints in almost every position including bartender, server, manager, and dish taster for visiting monarchs. He first used his experience to launch a catering company, and then kept evolving and founded his own restaurant, J.Bean's Gathering Place. Today, Tim—along with his wife Ibby and head chef Blair Johnson—welcome guests with a creative menu of dishes ranging from crab-rangoon dip to fish tacos. The two-level dining room evokes a warm, welcoming atmosphere with an abundance of hardwood furnishings and trim anchored by a stone fireplace. The establishment also often hosts special events, such as occasional live music on the patio.
Photos taken in a booth probably don't need to look as quality as portraits taken in a studio—but don't tell STL Fun Photobooth that. Each of their expandable booths comes equipped with photography lighting that illuminates subjects evenly. The 18-megapixel camera snaps high-definition shots or records video, and a photo printer reels off studio-grade prints. Guests use a 21.5-inch touchscreen to edit specifics of the shoot, such as opting for black-and-white prints.