Kay Martinez of MatsuFoto Photography specializes in photographs illuminated with natural light. Though her favorite subjects are pets—a preference she exercises by volunteering and taking photos for the Humane Society—she gladly snaps on-location pictures that focus on people and businesses.
The wireless wizards and service providers at AT&T Authorized Retailers equip phones with a wealth of accessories. An iGo green universal wall charger ($49.99) powers up virtually any phone—with corresponding cables, sold separately, and doubles as a battery backup to provide power when wall outlets run dry. Two-packs of screen protectors for the Impulse 4G and Xperia Play ($15) keep displays smudge-free and glare-free. Alternatively, an AGF leather-inlayed rubber case ($30) grants Samsung Galaxy S II's the protection of an iron gauntlet ensconced in a stylish velvet glove, and the Body Glove soft-shell case for Impulse 4G phones ($30) offers a smooth, gel surface that stows easily without attracting pocket lint or bellybutton lint masquerading as pocket lint. Throw a party to celebrate newly acquired phone accessories with entertainment provided by an iHome mini stereo-speaker system, featuring two amplified speakers and vacuum bass expansion with a protective carrying case ($49.99).
Artisan Catering Concepts cooks up crowd-pleasing edibles for weddings, parties, business meetings, and other special events. Unlike companies that only offer cheese platters or platters made of cheese, Artisan Catering has an extensive menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert dishes to keep hungry hordes well fed at any time of the day.
The friendly and energetic photographers at CL!X Portrait Studios welcome families, seniors, and tikes into their studio, where upbeat photo shoots yield visually fetching portraits. During shoots, photographers delegate full creative power to the clients, who can direct their own shoots by bringing in pets, props, and any outfit they desire, while the photographer makes suggestions and exchanges ideas with the client. CL!X’s generous lenses let any number of subjects bunch into the frame, so golfers may pose solo or with their caddy’s extended family for the same charge.
Bashes go off without a hitch when hosts relinquish control to MyFunOverLouisville, which steps in to provide photo booths, racecar tracks, and portable mini golf. While photo booths capture and print whimsical pictures of guests decked out in provided props, fellow partygoers steer remote-control Ferraris or Mini Z's toward the finish line on the racetrack. If hosts have 350 square feet of indoor or outdoor space to spare, MyFunOverLouisville can also erect nine-hole putt-putt courses and set competitors loose with putters, colorful golf balls, and score sheets to tally strokes or use for sketching the festivities until the photo booth's set up.