Shutterbug Michael Spangler, owner of Expressions Photography of Central, has been snapping photos professionally since 1986. His skills earned him stints as president of the Louisiana Professional Photographers Association and the Capital City Professional Photographers Guild. Today, he crafts portraits and senior photos both inside his studio and amid natural surroundings. His sophisticated, black-and-white portraits occasionally include pops of color to highlight a red car, a pink tutu, or a bad case of the blues. In his color photos, Michael runs the gamut between heavy saturation and subdued, desaturated hues to highlight his subject's dynamic poses.
While chronicling weddings, he draws on 26 years of experience as he alternates between traditional poses and candid shots. Michael also transforms sports photos into memorabilia such as custom composites, trading cards, and magnets. When he isn't capturing still images, he professionally records concerts and recitals on video.
Since 1957, local dogs, cats, and fish have relied on Greco Pet Supplies for almost all their needs. The Greco team boasts a diverse and expansive collection of goods, ranging from food and medication to water-gardening equipment. It also prides itself on its customer service, welcoming customers with a smile and helping them find the gear that's right for their furry, scaly, or invisible friends.
The clean-clothing crusaders at Sunrise Cleaners fight fabric foes with an arsenal of apparel-safe ammo. The skilled wardrobe-washing staff can launder a sullied T-shirt ($2.29), a pair of pants ($4.29), or an impolite child's mouth, and even wash and fold laundry by the bulk ($1.75/lb.). Powerful dry-cleaning technology can take on more difficult defilements, such as food-fight residue residing on a blouse ($5.19), formal wear ($12.99+), or a zoot suit ($10.50). Coddle a comforter ($25.99), favorite fur, or leather luxury item with specialized dry-clean care. You can also let the experts sew up tattered attire or minimize overgrown garb with alterations, hemming, and shrink wrap. Sunrise Cleaners adds convenience to chaotic schedules, with pickup, delivery, and next-day services (for an additional fee) for the minority of commercial and residential customers who still believe that time exists.
With the amount of fresh and boiled seafood required to meet the needs of their catering requests, dine in and carryout orders, and deli shoppers, it would take two Randy Montalbanos to properly run Randy Montalbano's Seafood & Catering. Luckily, that's exactly what they've got. The restaurant was built on the collaboration between Randy Montalbano, Sr. and his son, Randy Montalbano, Jr., as the crown jewel of the family's three generations in the food-service industry. Above the checkerboard floors of the eatery, display cases show off fresh shrimp, crab, and fish. Patrons can snag live seafood to cook at home, order boiled crab and shrimp to dine in or tote in tidy to-go lunch boxes, or order large platters to cater a football tailgate or a Little Mermaid-watching party.