Photographer Cesare Bonazza has spent a lion's share of the last 30 years peering through the lens of his camera, snapping editorial images for magazines and portraits for individuals that reveal the personality and particularity of each subject. From a smoldering snapshot of Kim Cattrall to an austere headshot of Morgan Freeman, a gallery of celebrity portraits testifies to Bonazza's competency in creating red-carpet-caliber images of his clientele. The photographer also specializes in weddings and engagement photos, capturing the romance or visible bolts of electricity that fly between love-struck couples. The talented Bonazza also guarantees utter satisfaction with the results of each photo shoot.
Since taking on photography as a full-time pursuit in 2001, Joshua Ian has archived the happy moments of families, parents-to-be, and newlyweds through his skillfully targeted scene constructions. Solo portrait sitters and groups of friends and family converge in Joshua's studio or their choice of flattering location, such as a park, backyard, or vacationing neighbor's living room. Joshua artfully composes unlimited shots during his sessions, subtly editing them for blemishes and correcting color. After sessions, clients can drop by for print-ordering sessions, perusing and sharing their sets from an online gallery before choosing their favorite shots for emblazoning on photo paper and canvases.
Though seasoned photographer Yasmin Tajik didn't invent the camera, that doesn't mean she won't invent it someday in an alternate universe where cameras have yet to be invented. Put her nurturing directorial skills and time-freezing talents to the test by having her coax natural smiles out of your newborn, soon-to-be mom, high-school senior, or accomplished pet. Because Yasmin specializes in family portraiture and capturing the significant events that punctuate a family's history, this package could also be your opportunity to upgrade the framed photos that have been hanging in your parents’ home for the past 600 years. Now that you aren’t riddled with acne or plagued with a six-year-old’s gummy smile, split the cost with your sibs and surprise your folks with a more up-to-date snapshot.
Friends and family members perch on comfortable couches as a 4-year-old boy peers glances excitedly between two-flat panel monitors and a 100-foot screen, anxious to catch the first glimpse of his new brother or sister. The plush theater at Vegas Baby! 4D Ultrasound can accommodate up to 10 friends and family members along with the mommy-to-be, giving them all up-close introductions to the new baby in strikingly detailed 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D images gleaned using GE Voluson Ultrasound System technology. Their system's clear images reveal specifics such as gender, heart rate, or secret handshakes between fetal twins. The specially trained ultrasound technicians boast a 99.9% accuracy rate on gender identification, and they'll schedule a complimentary second appointment if they are not able to identify the gender at 14 weeks or later. They can also develop images into black-and-white or color prints, DVDs, and personalized jewelry.
After watching his father work in the glass industry for more than 30 years, Troy Mason followed in his footsteps by opening his own full-service glass shop in 1991. Not content with simply fixing cracks, Troy also developed an in-house technician-training program that allies itself with the standards set by the National Glass Association. Two of its graduates were honored as half of the top four installers in the United States, earning the esteem of their peers and a gold medal made from old hood ornaments at the United States Auto Glass Olympics.
When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones. When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones.
In 1976, Joan Barnes—a California mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time—took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play and Music. In the decades since Gymboree’s founding, Joan’s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children's cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classes for parents, newborns, and children under 1 year that cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beckwith to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.