Portrait artist Charles Waugh visualizes and executes stunning portraits of his subjects, drawing out inner personalities and highlighting exterior beauty to the delight of such renowned clients as Katie Harman-Eber, Miss America 2002, or Tom Potter, the 50th mayor of Portland. Charles works closely with every client, creating the ideal setting, lighting, and mood for each shoot, and employing his expertise in photo enhancement to touch up and soften images as much or as little as a client would like. He attacks his craft with an eye for detail, evident in his careful selection of backdrops and lighting that draw in the viewer’s eye and flatter faces. This skill has extended into his invention of the smartphone SlingShot, which steadies smartphones as they record video, capture vacation moments, or deploy streams of water from their prank apps.
Far more than merely creating fine photography, Charles Fine Art Portraits maintains a strong commitment to community service. The company has donated more $100,000 every year to noble causes such as Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Girls, Inc., and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Getting one's foot in the proverbial door of a business is a daunting task, especially when it comes to crafting the résumé that can get you there. Fortunately, ResumeStarr is ready and willing to polish résumés and cover letters for all lines of work. During one-on-one sessions in person or over the phone, a knowledgeable consultant helps job seekers highlight their most hirable characteristics, while deftly eliminating such application pitfalls as listing one's dog as a reference. Potential interviewees benefit from coaching, and workshops employ writing exercises to equip students with the ability to produce their own refined products.
Mitche Graf has owned a lot of businesses—a cribbage board company, for example. And a hot tub rental business. And a photography studio. Most were successful while some were not. It's both his successes and his failures that have made him uniquely qualified to help other business owners forge their own career paths. With Power Marketing 101, one of his three current companies, Mitche instills entrepreneurs with sales, marketing, and other business skills through educational seminars, webinars, and podcasts. In all mediums, he touches on a range of topics, from the importance of branding to the art of balancing your personal and professional life without having to marry your copy machine.
In JJ Extreme territory, a girl wearing a harness is suspended from the ceiling by a rope and swings back and forth, her squeals carrying throughout the space. Elsewhere, her brothers also wear harnesses as they race one another, running toward a basketball hoop and hoping to make a shot before a bungee cord pulls them each backward across a soft, inflatable mat. Here at JJ Jump and JJ Extreme, each location sprawls over more than 4,000 square feet and teems with inflatable challenges and bouncing joy for children. JJ Jump’s jousting arena settles sibling rivalries in a civilized and laugh-filled fashion, and giant slides teach children about the effects of gravity and hair’s weakness against it as they safely soar toward the ground. Each facility also boasts a creative play zone that eschews bouncing for a while and is ripe with construction toys and a stage where children can let their imaginations run wild.
Yuen Lui Studios, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates photographic heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area Yuen Lui studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.