Michelle Zuccaro interned at Teen Vogue and for the iconic Annie Leibovitz, but she'd rather capture the glimmer of a child's smile than the glare of the red carpet. For 10 years before she took up the study of fine-art photography at St. John's University, she volunteered to work with children ranging from 6 months to 7 years of age at a vacation Bible school. During those years, she developed a keen sensitivity to children's moods—"I wanted to be a teacher before I discovered photography," she says. With her professional photography career now in full throttle, she specializes in portraits of children, but also snaps holiday-themed family photos and flattering headshots for upcoming auditions for Wheaties commercials.
The photographers at Time and Moment aim to celebrate each client's personality in every shot, creating expressive and artful photos. Equally at ease with taking striking creative approaches or framing more traditional photos, the staffers at Time and Moment take into account clients' ideas and collaborate with them to find the most unique approach for each photo.
Through its convenient online booking system, Homejoy Cleaning strives to connect homeowners with the cleaning services and technicians they can trust. After scheduling a cleaning appointment, homeowners receive a profile of their assigned cleaners⎯including their picture and their mop's astrological sign⎯so that homeowners can get to know the crew before they arrive. Teams then carry out an extensive list of tasks during cleaning visits, from blasting away dust and debris from counters to vacuuming and mopping floors. Customers are free to create or change appointments from their home computer or smartphone, and may also opt for additional services, such as laundry, oven cleaning, or spotless interior window cleanings.
The board-certified physicians at The Center for Medical Weight Loss draft up holistic, nonsurgical weight-loss plans, offering dietary and fitness guidance while helping patients overcome behavioral blocks that inhibit slimming down. Consultations last approximately 30 minutes and begin with a thorough review of medical histories. Clients then hop on an advanced scale that calculates bodily levels of fat, muscle, heroism, and water before machines glean resting metabolism rate and blood pressure. Based on these data and an in-depth conversation about fitness goals, physicians prescribe a weight-loss plan covering diet and exercise that accounts for any emotional, mental, and physical barriers that interfere with pound shedding. Physicians discuss strategies to help clients overcome factors such as stress-related eating patterns and hauntings by ghostly bacon strips. After consultations, patients receive vitamin B12 and fat-burning injections that help jump-start fitness quests. Check the clinic's weight-loss-prediction calculator for an estimate of program results and the current weights of celebrities.
Dogs' grooming needs are as individualized as people's and vary greatly based on breed, size, and fur length. The certified groomers at Jessica's Dog Grooming take each dog's needs into account, custom tailoring bathing and grooming packages. The staff trims nails and cleans teeth, removes mats from long fur, performs deshedding treatments for short-haired canines, and restores sheen to dogs' coats with shampoo and conditioner. A bow or bandanna put the finishing touches on a pooch's day at the salon.
STEP Preschool's teachers don't just shape kids cognitively—they also develop them physically. That's because the state-licensed preschool employs multitalented staffers who lead clinics in soccer, T-ball, gymnastics, and other sports to help refine the motor skills and kinesthetic learning of children aged 2–5. Physical education boasts as integral a role in the curriculum as reading and writing, math, technology, and other academic areas that prepare kids for kindergarten and a tenure-track professorship.