After Elaine Halpert graduated from Ryerson University, she worked as an exhibiting fine-art photographer and taught photography classes. With her more than a decade of accrued experience, she refocused her efforts to build her own photography business, drawing upon the many lessons she learned, including the idea that two cameras are better than one. She and a sidekick attend all special-event shoots, capturing as many memories as possible during celebrations ranging from bar mitzvahs to weddings.
Her work emphasizes normal exposure and natural light, ensuring pictures suffused with authentic hues and clear focus. On occasion, she saturates colours by drawing out the brightness of a blue balloon or the stately beiges of a municipal bus shelter. Elaine also varies her lenses to achieve portraits with soft backgrounds and group shots with crisp details.
Hip Pooch welcomes dogs and dog owners to a bathing facility with waist-high tubs and other amenities that make bath-time more pleasant than it would be at home. Owners slip into rubber aprons and lather pets with all-natural shampoo before drying fur with clean microfiber towels and a special doggy dryer. Hip Pooch also houses a boutique stocked with designer collars, dog apparel, toys, and other accessories.
The Pawsh Dog offers a variety of dog-centered caregiving services such as private training sessions and group obedience classes. It also keeps dogs neat with a self-serve wash station or staff members can provide salon services for the dogs by snipping nails, trimming coats, and even painting nails.
Those looking for short-term or long-term care for their dogs may find use in the daycare services or doggie hotel. The doggie daycamp allows dogs to socialize in a safe play area as well as go for walks and receive some one-on-one private training. As puppies leave the day camp, other dogs may stay in the doggie hotel rest in fluffy beds and are treated to lots of belly rubs.