Husband-wife duo Mark and Marina Frost know what it's like. They saw each other from the opposite ends of a crowded room. They felt a pull toward one another. They knew. Since then, they've been committed not only to one another, but to helping other couples document their own stories through gorgeous wedding and engagement photography. Their expertly lit and strikingly composed shots capture moments big and little: a boutonniere waiting to be pinned on a lapel, the laughter of giddy bridesmaids, newlyweds clasping hands on the dance floor.
Their excitement for each couple and attention to the little things has earned them accolades such as The Knot's Best of Weddings award and Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice award, each for three years running. In addition to wedding-related photography, they also have a photo-booth-rental service for couples who want to remember what their guests looked like 50 years later, when they'll be uploaded to flying cars—the license of which will still only be earned after a four-hour wait at the DMV.
Muscle-kneading duo Linda Mehleisen-Kelly and Bryan Bauer eradicate back-bound aches with nine massage and energy-balancing services, calling upon years of training from Albany's own Center for Natural Wellness. Swedish and deep-tissue massage work kinks out of tired physiques, and reiki employs dexterous hands to clear away energy blockages and detoxify the body. Hot stones and bamboo sticks gently unwind tension with pulsating warmth, loosening even the most tightly wound of muscles and thawing out backs frozen from giving snowmen piggyback rides.
Jonathan Allen never gives the same massage twice. That's because this licensed massage therapist crafts a unique bodywork treatment for each client, drawing from Swedish and deep-tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, and deep stretching to address each person's individual needs. Jonathan welcomes clients with all types of complaints, from sore muscles and chronic pain to general stress. Not only will he target those issues with a comforting massage, but Jonathan will also fill clients in on how their muscular system works and provide some stretching exercises to continue the healing at home.
From decorative digits to classic haircuts, Serenity Garden Salon and Day Spa pampers clients from head to toe. Stylists smooth strands with Keratin Complex treatments and craft elegant updos for brides. Custom facials, soothing spa pedicures, and ANC and Shellac manicures are among Serenity's spa offerings. In addition, co-owner Marjorie E. Garden invites guests to unwind during her therapeutic massages.
Stephanie Cavoli welcomes visitors to the tranquil confines of Sanctuary Massage. There, the therapist performs a host of restorative and preventative therapies. The Sanctuary also specializes in head, hand, and foot massages, all of which can use herbal oils hand-made by the massage therapist.