Furnace Hill Photography’s team of shutterbugs composes vibrant and artful images during portrait sessions for newborns, families, and high-school seniors. Skilled at handling large volumes of photos, photographers also work with schools and dance studios to document all the excitement of special events. Their talents extend to planning wedding shoots and covering ceremonies to preserve memories for generations.
With 14 locations in the Pittsburgh area, Model Cleaners wetlessly de-soils the duds of more than 50 southwest Pennsylvania communities with a tidy tapestry of services. Keep the glimmer in your three-piece suit ($17.55) or exorcise your blankets ($24.85–$30.85) of hibernating dust demons. Alteration and repair services transform cycloptic rag dolls back into two-buttoned beauties, and delicate sweater treatments ($6.35–$8.10) keep your wool fluffy enough to sell to any wolf in need of sheep’s clothing. Model Cleaners gives thrill-seeking threads a coming-of-age road trip with free pickup and delivery, which can be arranged by calling ahead. A full list of services and pickup times for each community can be viewed online.
As a young girl, Jody Adams delighted in sorting and rearranging her home, but it wasn't until the passing of her grandmother that her passion for organization was granted greater meaning. The discovery of attic-stowed boxes brimming with her grandmother's photos and keepsakes made Jody realize how much possessions are essentially extensions of their owners, and to leave those items in disarray makes individual life stories less evident for others. After earning two degrees and exploring various career paths, Jody found her voice as a professional organizer, surveying homes and workspaces to determine methods of reducing clutter and making life more manageable. During her organization sessions, she works with clients to identify which items are out of place, how each came to be that way, and whether it currently has a place in its owner's life. Targeted belongings are then arranged according to a long-term tidiness plan that is personalized to the individual client, and unneeded items are responsibly repurposed or basted in gravy and devoured whole.
Pluma features flavors from across the globe, with Asian fusion, traditional American, hints of Tex-Mex, invasions of Grecian flavor, and Mediterranean traditionals. Crash-land your appetite on the restaurant’s runway-sized menu and scour the pages to settle on an appetizer such as fried provolone (breaded and fried provolone cheese with house-made marinara, $8.95). Then, split a 16-inch meat lover’s pizza with a carnivorous amore (house-made sauce, sausage, pepperoni, ham, bacon, and Italian cheeses, $9.95).
In their 3,000-square-foot studio or on-location, the visual-media experts at FineLine Weddings—whose striking, modern images earned a bride’s-choice award from WeddingWire.com—record special moments with photography and videography. Although they specialize in wedding, engagement, bridal, and “trash the dress” photography, their services also include boudoir photography, senior portraits, and a variety of prints, keepsakes, and albums. In the studio, 24 backdrop designs and sets offer customers a choice of settings, and flexible photographers can capture an array of moods including elegant, goofy, artistic, romantic, or hungry for pizza. Clients are encouraged to bring their own music to their photo shoots, or they can select music from FineLine’s satellite-radio system.
After photo shoots, a dedicated staff of professional photo editors touch up all photos, and FineLine Weddings guarantees that wedding photos will be ready within eight weeks of the wedding date. To complete momentous days, FineLine also offers wedding DJ and photo-booth-rental services.