Skilled shutterbug Virginia Valdez leads Le Dolce Boudoir Photography’s all-female staff members, who encourage women as they pose for tasteful, sensual photo shoots. Virginia aims to capture her subjects’ personality and boost their confidence as she snaps elegant, contemporary shots in her studio or at camera-friendly sites such as clients’ own homes, a chic hotel room, or the light-meter aisle at the nearest supermarket. Her supporting team helps to enhance subjects’ ensembles with hairstyling, makeup applications, and costumes plucked from the studio’s wardrobe.
Krystle Thomas has been snapping photos for a decade, a passion she’s morphed into a career at Krystography. Specializing in portraiture, Krystle works to put her subjects at ease, knowing that the best shots often come as a result of fun, spontaneous moments. This is especially true for children, whom Krystle photographs in local parks and botanical gardens, capturing their genuine smiles and candid reactions to nature’s colorful sights and weird smells.
As photographers who understand the enduring importance of their medium, the iPreservedIt team helps preserve its clients' aging keepsake photographs. The team scans the precious snapshots onto DVDs, CDs, and even USB or hard drives with a professional Kodak photo scanner that can crop and automatically correct each photo's color without rubbing it against a chameleon. Taking the same care with video, the team can preserve a variety of nostalgic formats including old VHS, 8-millimeter, and DV tapes. These moving memories are transfered onto DVDS or hard drives for modern viewing and safe keeping.
At Optimize Health Center in Los Angeles and Advanced Health Solutions in Glendale, a team of chiropractors, nurses, therapists, and doctors helps bring pain relief to patients. The health experts use nonsurgical spinal-decompression treatments to alleviate the pressure inside spinal disks, and they employ oxygen therapy, infrared therapy, and laser therapy to reduce pain and quickly heal tissue.
These treatments can help people suffering from problems such as lower-back pain, neck pain, and headaches. They not only relieve pain, but also address the underlying cause of the pain without surgery or prescription medications.
Orlando Aviles was never a big shutterbug until he met his fiancé, Ana, an avid documenter of family events. Her passion was contagious, and soon Orlando found himself behind the lens, snapping shots for his own company, Owando Photography. He specializes in portraits of other engaged couples, which he conducts at each pair's favorite location. Those sessions result in slideshows, prints, and a DVD with more than 80 images of the soon-to-be newlyweds. Orlando also lends his photographic talent to special events as well as individual and family portraits.
FotoTranz helps regular Joes and Janes feel like glamorous movie stars by turning personal photos into full-size movie-like posters, emblazoned with titles, taglines, and even review blurbs. Clients simply upload their wedding pictures, senior portraits, or family vacation snapshots, and then accent them with a stylized border and a title of their own design. With FotoTranz's sets of custom patterns, users can memorialize a one-in-a-lifetime bachelorette party with a Hollywood-style poster, or enshrine their beloved pet's faces on a full-size cinema broadside, complete with titles such as "BEWARE OF ME", or "KRAMER VS. KRAMER: THE ALL-DOG VERSION".
After 95 years of business, Crown City Hardware has established itself as a beacon of high-quality hardware goods, offering more than 100,000 items and cultivating professional relationships with more than 600 suppliers. Perusing the general department preps homeowners for everyday household projects with Gorilla Glue Super Glue ($3.69), paintbrushes ($0.39+), and WD-40 ($7.79). Meanwhile, the builders' section at the store's back counter houses a host of popular reproductions and exclusive restoration hardware, including solid forged brass handrail brackets ($33.99), which offers stair-climbers support and stability, and Jeffersonian rain gauges ($189.99), which can measure the rainfall in backyards or the number of tears you’ve cried since Firefly was cancelled.