Bright eyes and toothless smiles are regularly flashed at Little Nest Portraits, where the photographers specialize in children's portraiture. Owner Laura Novak and her quirky, talented staff love to fish for spontaneity and smiles during in-studio and outdoor photo shoots. Like backwards magicians, their trick is preparation: they chat with families beforehand to run down the session, pick up personality traits, and dish out tips such as what to wear. After frames are snapped, their home-design specialists can augment the prints with accessories such as hand-painted frames, canvas wraps, and gallery mounts.
Moments are captured in the comfortable studio, which creates a natural aesthetic with charming textures and a blend of modern furniture and antiques. Not content with merely decorating walls and mantels, the studio also strives to make its community more beautiful, giving back to a number of charities and working with school fundraiser programs.
Countless trees fly by under your feet as you soar hundreds of feet above the ground. Suddenly, the forest floor below opens up into a gorge. At Red River Gorge Zipline, riders witness this incredible sight on regular canopy tours set amid the picturesque wilderness of Daniel Boone National Forest. The system's ziplines span more than 4,000 feet above the forest canopy, with the longest reaching about 1,900 feet in length. At the end of the tour, dual racing ziplines send riders charging down from more than 200 feet above the ground, and reaching speeds exceeding 50 mph. All of Red River Gorge Zipline's guests are strapped into harnesses for the duration of their tours, while helmet cams document their adventure.
While looking through Nikicham Photography's portfolio, artful composition and elegant lighting jump out of the frame. But the pictures also exude their own distinct playfulness—whether it's a bride showing off her garter or a model gently biting the index finger on a long, black leather glove. These elements reflect the personality of the photographer, Shannon McMahon, who brings a love of family and a zest for life to everything she does. Though photography is her chief passion, her bon vivant energy is evident in her pursuit of other hobbies, including dancing and Zumba, which she is certified to teach professionally.
When she's not shooting the runway struts of New York City models, April Holland is snapping portraits of families and newborns with the same pizazz. April works closely with clients to develop a style unique to them, encouraging them to come up with clever ideas and locations for shoots. She also suggests bringing props that are either meaningful or plain silly to add a personal touch to each session.
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