A stay-at-home mother with three young boys, Jillian harnesses her maternal instincts and empathy for new parents when capturing youngsters on film during four-hour newborn sessions. She also snaps shots of mothers-to-be, families, and high-school seniors in her studio or on location until her lens cap starts sobbing from homesickness. Jillian always consults with her clients before shoots and afterward, during in-studio proofing sessions, patrons can pick out their favorite shots to preserve as retouched prints, mounted wall portraits, or canvas gallery wraps. A password-protected online viewing and ordering gallery similarly assembles each shot from the session for client consideration.
Cake Decor LLC is a one-stop destination for cake lovers, providing supplies, classes, and its own custom-decorated cakes. A team of Wilton-certified chefs creates imaginative designs to fit special occasions of all kinds, and shares their confectionary-crafting skills during hands-on cake-decorating classes. Amid a storefront stocked with an array of baking equipment, molds, party and wedding-specific supplies, and fondant tools, Cake Decor's chefs demonstrate how to build custom desserts that are a step above traditional cakes or melted Jolly Ranchers molded into a bust of Cookie Monster.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and manage arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help to manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lifting and lowering motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses pushing and pulling motions to develop toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.