In 1999, 17-year-old Laura Renée began her first foray into photography by snapping shots of tour groups passing through Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. From that summer job, Laura’s fascination with photography eventually led to the opening of her own professional studio. Both at the studio and on location, Laura takes a photojournalistic approach, capturing candid images of families, newborns, and expectant moms rather than using artificial poses or encasing subjects in plaster casts for the entire session. She maintains this approach when she’s covering weddings, for which she offers unlimited photographs. During sultry boudoir shoots, however, she mixes in posed images with candid ones.
French for "pouting room," the boudoir of yore was a place where sulky young ladies were sent to pout in private. At Little Black Book Boudoir, however, resident shutterbug Angel captures images of women feeling far from blue. After a professional makeover replete with hair and makeup, clients strike flirty, yet elegant poses during on-location shoots inside hotel suites or at their homes. Angel's boudoir, pin-up, and glamour sessions yield color and black and white images that she preserves with prints, which make a more intimate gift for significant others than building a Jumbotron by their bedroom window. Along with snapping sultry pictures, Angel lends her photography services to patrons in need of headshots or family portraits.
The cleaning experts at Eco Friendly Detailing are dedicated to protecting the environment and revitalizing almost any surface by using gentle, environmentally friendly cleaning products and prodigious elbow grease. Uniformed staff members arrive on-site, armed with all the earth-friendly accoutrements they'll need to speed through their assignments. A gentle cleaning whisks away residual layers of dirt, mildew, mold, road salt, and chalking paint. Cleaners pore over surfaces to protect them from the elements, rejuvenating their beauty and restoring their value. Their commitment to green products and cleaning methods create a healthier environment for their customers and reduces runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. They pledge 100% customer satisfaction before leaving the site and offer 24-hour emergency service in the event 1,000 birds decide to make your property their personal restroom.
The insured technicians at Trying to Make It Cleaning wreak havoc on dust-bunny colonies during residential cleaning sessions. Homeowners can solicit a sprucing guru for a range of tasks, such as sanitizing the bathroom, vacuuming, window cleaning, or wiping away hair grease from plaster busts of Elvis. The company also offers one-time cleanups for moving and other clutter-some events.
Over the years, Simone English has focused her lens on cultural luminaries such as Muhammed Ali, The Temptations, and Snoop Dogg. Perseverance and dedication to her craft landed her gigs photographing dancers and celebrity guests on Soul Train in the ‘80s and a role as chief of photography for Death Row Records in the ‘90s, chronicled in her memoir Time Served: My Days and Nights on Death Row Records. At Image Art by Simone LLC, clients receive the same expertise English has lent to celebrities for decades, capturing candid moments and evoking subjects' inner selves.
Preferred Restoration reinvigorates flagging floor coverings with steam cleaning and restoration services designed to prolong the life of household carpeting. Bonded and insured technicians suss out unwanted smells and blemishes and revivify the underfoot hues of fading carpets with factory-style dye jobs rather than replace them. Staffers repair tears and water damage, eviscerate bleach stains, rid textiles of pet scents, and work to scrub and restore upholstery, tile, grout, and leather, helping to beautify homes and offices without disrupting their customers' daily activities, such as staring at the carpet for hours on end.
The Sip & Chow Tasting Tour guides culinary adventurers across a carefully chosen menu of savory snacks and sweets, exotic wine and liquor, and specialty beers. Each admission ticket grants diners 15 samples from a panoply of dishes and desserts, such as a mac 'n' cheese plate baked with fresh sausage, jumbo crab, and pulled pork slow-cooked in a secret Southern sauce as mysterious as the password to Robert E. Lee’s screensaver. Each bon vivant also receives 15 alcohol samplings that enable tasty combinations of creamy rice pudding, Corsendonk Abbey brown ale, and lucid dreams about living in a Masterpiece Theatre production. Sip & Chow Tasting Tour gourmands can expect to consume and imbibe the equivalent of four glasses of wine and a large plate of victuals before returning home sporting food-sated grins.