The team at PPG Pittsburgh Paints has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid paints, stains, and primers. Multiple sheens of Manor Hall ($61.38+/gal.) and Manor Hall Timeless ($67.65+/gal.) paint stand ready to replace previous exterior embellishments, such as presidential portraits painted in mustard. Sun-Proof, whose penetrating formula provides long-lasting UV protection ($58.41+/gal.), helps to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season.
A clean carpet feels soft underfoot, bolstering the comfortable aura of one’s own living room or bedroom. To bring about this sensation of hominess, techs from Hydra Green Clean Carpet Cleaning show up to launder carpets and upholstery with eco-friendly chemicals and a powerful truck-mounted cleaning system. Minimal water is used during custom home treatments, allowing for faster drying time and less environmental waste. The company is also fully licensed and insured for more complicated services such as extracting water, repairing water damage, and explaining to neighbors why you have locks of their hair.
Award-winning photographer Gary Woods strives to capture the spirit of his subjects with beautifully crafted in-studio or on-location photo shoots. Photogenic groups gather at a predetermined city locale or secluded Great Smoky Mountains outcropping, where Gary snaps photographic evidence of heartwarming family camaraderie or a sibling’s intense fear of bright flashes. An in-studio or online portrait viewing allows clients to select a favorite design and discuss digital retouching. The two-hour photo shoot encompasses an unlimited number of subjects, allowing extended families and barbershop octets to capture timeless images on 16" x 20" matte-finished prints. Though not included in the Groupon, matte ($45+), canvas ($189+), and giclée ($275+) additional prints are available for purchase from the studio.
Mosquito Terminators of East Tennessee clears the air of mosquitos using a low-toxicity spray composed of pyrethrum, a flower with natural insecticide properties. The company’s specialists prepare outdoor areas for special events such as weddings or barbecues with short-term mists, and banish mosquitos for up to three weeks at a time with barrier mist applications. Those who want around-the-clock relief can opt for automatic misting systems that spray low concentrations of mist several times each day.
With a knack for understated hues, a sharp focus, and a vintage finish, Yana trains her camera lens on weddings and portraiture. She artfully navigates outdoor settings, harnessing natural light to the photo session’s benefit as she shoots family portraits among fall foliage and cobblestone walkways. To best represent her subjects, she coaxes natural-looking expressions and incorporates provocative props, such as vintage suitcases or a family’s prized classic car. She also applies her thoughtful vision to portraits of couples and children as well as fashion and modeling sessions, using her ability to turn subjects' bad side and good side into their good side and totally fabulous side.