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.
The experienced instructors at Art Starts Here foster artistic abilities in a gamut of mediums, leading classes that teach new techniques and instill confidence in Picassos of all ages. Supervised kids' classes facilitate budding creative expression and help keep paint blobs out of mouths or Roth IRAs and on paper where they belong. Mommy & Me classes enhance bonds between art, tots, and parents, and a preschool art class helps kids grasp the basics of sculpture, drawing, or painting.
Adult and teen classes are more freeform than the classes for younger humans. Nascent Monets work at their own pace to master a variety of techniques, from acrylics to sculpture, drawing, oil painting, and professional-grade forgery. Art gurus proffer individual assistance and advice throughout each class, nudging technical ability higher, teaching new skills, and sparking inspiration in fertile minds. Sessions help students see unintended strokes not as mistakes, but as creative detours that lead to new avenues of thought or abstract impressionistic landscapes of Reno.
Allure Wedding Chapel guides lovebirds toward wedded bliss with traditional wedding or vow-renewal ceremonies and receptions, performed by licensed and experienced ministers. Professional wedding coordinators scurry about, tending to details and teleporting in Elvis impersonators to ensure proceedings move forward smoothly. One of the chapel's ministers leads affianced pairs through the rites of marriage as videographers capture every romantic moment. The chapel can also outfit couples in rented gowns and tuxedos and take pictures following their union, providing admittedly nonconclusive evidence that they didn't accidentally marry each other's clone.
Capturing True Emotion is driven by a dynamic band of instructors who rove across the continent with cameras and teaching skills in hand. By fusing their narrative, tech-savvy minds together into one oversize head, the educators provide comprehensive guidance on both camera operation and creative visualization, giving participants complete control over all of their camera settings. During the hours spent in the company of other pupating shutterbugs, students convene at a tantalizing location to practice skills such as controlling depth of field by adjusting the aperture, composing a family portrait so there's not always a burning zeppelin in the background, using alternative angles to avoid red eye, and other techniques.
Traveling photographer Adam Trujillo—who splits his time between Las Vegas and Portland—forges strong relationships with his clients, getting to know couples before documenting their weddings or earning the trust integral for successful boudoir shoots. During nuptials, Adam anticipates emotional moments, positioning himself to capture the tearful close of a father-daughter dance or the adorable, scrunched-up face the officiant makes during the couple’s first kiss. Alternatively, his tasteful boudoir shots sizzle without relying on clichéd pinup poses; Trujillo’s editorial style and eye for dramatic shadows add an air of mystery to portraits of women reclining in bubbly bathtubs or lounging in intricate lingerie.
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.