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Justine Miller has always done her best to preserve memories. As a young girl, she would watch the Christmas lights on neighbors' houses, blinking hard to hold onto the festive images and etch them into her mind. Today, she still does her best to capture the magic that happens in everyday life. Instead of using expensive lighting equipment or posing her subjects in elaborate scenes, she shoots outside in the natural light and encourages her clients to act naturally so she can capture their real emotions. That may explain why some of her favorite photo subjects are people at their happiest: brides on their wedding day, children at play, newborn babies, and adults lounging in extra-large diapers. Though she prefers to hold sessions outside, she does schedule studio sessions for clients upon request. After a session, she performs light editing on frames before posting them in an online gallery, which clients can peruse to select the images they’d like to print.

8513 Hixson Pike
Hixson,
Tennessee
US

Music Instruction Studio's university-educated teachers dispense harmonious how-tos during music lessons for students 6 years and older. Offering instruction in pop, jazz, and classical styles, the instructors equip vocalists with belting skills, teach pianists masterful ivory tickling, and inspiring guitarist. Music Instruction Studio stocks its interior with instruments as well as an entire library of sheet music that students can purchase at an additional cost; pupils may also rent out equipment for at-home practice. After stepping up their skills, students can draw on MIS's extensive music studio to showcase newfound abilities and hair-metal power slides during semiannual recitals at no additional charge.

5502 Hixson Pike
Hixson,
TN
US

Certified professional photographer John Nader specializes in outdoor-portrait photography, weddings, and model shoots. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, John Nader?a member of the Professional Photographers Association?excels at using natural light to create and preserve memories against the backdrop of the great outdoors. Applying subtle techniques such as bokeh, John Nader enhances his subjects?often brides, models, and families?while softening background scenes of trees, pastures, and bears playing chess. Above all, whether catering to a company event, holiday party, or high school reunion, John Nader aims for the complete satisfaction of his clients, exercising a keen sensitivity to the needs and wants of his subjects.

8513 Hixson Pike
Hixson,
Tennessee
US

Scott LaFlamme of LMI Studio passes down more than 20 years of music-industry experience through instrument lessons, songwriting and composition classes, and studio sessions. Aspiring musicians of all levels can take lessons in guitar, bass, drums, piano, and vocals.

5502 Hixson Pike
Hixson,
TN
US

US Elite Training was established to create a clear pathway of athletic development, to positively impact performance while providing an avenue for the underprivileged athlete to be discovered. US Elite Training Vision is two-fold: to provide year-round, non-sport specific, strength and conditioning training programs.

6246 Dayton Blvd
Hixson,
TN
US

Though fun to produce, abstract, finger-painted tributes may be taken the wrong way, as Picasso found out the hard way in grade school. Instead, capture crystal-clear images with the fetching precision of photographer Kate Williams’s eagle eye, which was grown in a lab. Her love for photography and snagging striking images was nurtured during a three-month journey across 17 countries, just like Marco Polo’s search for himself. Combining a photojournalistic style with formal shots, Kate will capture a variety of planned and unplanned shot options. Each session includes one hour of shooting at any location in San Diego County, an online viewing of 30–40 retouched images. Additionally, the included CD of retouched images is convenient for printing your pics and for entertaining cats with fascinating beams of reflected laser light.

8513 Hixson Pike
Hixson,
Tennessee
US