In the last 40 years, Portrait Scene's photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.
The clients: those who want to get there and back without a single worry. The fleet: the Cadillac Escalade ESV, a souped-up, all-wheel drive living room on wheels, with stretching space for six passengers, eight suitcases, and a carry-on walrus. The drivers: not just car-jockeys, but former Marines and ex-military. So while the Escalade ride is a comfort in itself, it's the drivers that put the "elite" in American Elite. Each chauffeur is heavily vetted, as able to provide CPR and other life-saving procedures as they are to carry on a cordial conversation. Under their watch, all highway hassles, from road ragers to rampaging high school marching bands, are instantly thwarted, giving riders peace-of-mind en route.
Air Orlando Aviation is equipped with more than 20 vessels and a flock of experienced teachers to help flight enthusiasts chase their dreams on or off the ground. Under the supervision of an FAA certified flight instructor, trainees can take to the skies in a brand new Cessna 172 standard training aircraft or a sleek chopper to seek the thrills that only defying gravity and gelatin bodysurfing can provide. During the airplane lesson, the student and an optional guest are greeted with a 15-minute Q&A session followed by 45 minutes aloft, with the person seated in front controlling the craft for a portion of the flight. The helicopter lesson also begins with a 15-minute Q&A, but guests are asked to watch from the ground as students soar for 30 minutes while taking control of the blades. Both sessions end with a 15-minute debrief to discuss the lesson, aeronautical philosophy, and local pigeon gossip.
Especially among tourists, Florida is known for two things: its amusement parks and its gorgeous, family-friendly beaches. Unfortunately, those attractions aren't located in the same part of the state?but that's where Jet Set Express comes in. Its luxury motor coaches provide transportation between Orlando and Miami so visitors can enjoy much of what Florida has to offer. On the fleet of buses, which run between the cities several times a day, passengers can take advantage of the onboard TVs, WiFi, air conditioning, and restrooms while someone else does the driving. In 2012, the company even provided transportation services for both Republican National Committee officials and President Barack Obama's reelection campaign.
Park Bark & Fly's car sanctuary allows pre-flight drivers to kiss their steel steeds goodbye just an aerodynamic stone's throw from the airport. Park your buggy in their safe, spacious, uncovered lot, and after you lock up and pocket your keys, the friendly and professional car watchers will shuttle you directly to your check-in terminal—any time of any day. The tender attendants at Park Bark & Fly will assist you with your unwieldy sousaphone and brick-filled suitcase before and after your shuttle ride to ensure a hassle-free day. An established limit of up to 10 Groupons for today's deal equates to 10 days of car nannying, a safer alternative to overpriced auto babysitters that guzzle your last bottles of motor oil and invite seedy mechanics to the garage for overnight necking.