When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills. The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beck.
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Chris Marshall is a triple threat. An artist, photographer, and videographer, he first cut his teeth working for production companies in LA, including stage managing for That 70s Show. Now back in Lexington, he combines these experiences with an artistic eye at Marshall Law Productions, where he snaps shots of special events and assembles video footage and graphics for a range of productions. Beyond that, he even dresses up walls in playful murals that feature sports images and animal motifs for kids' rooms.
The proprietors of Eveland Photography don't see what they do as a job. Instead, they consider themselves invited into special moments with families and friends. Whether focusing their apertures on newborn babies, families, or weddings, the photographers aspire to capture the collection of quirks and personalities that make every subject unique. Images from these shoots return professionally retouched and edited, rendering participants in their most photogenic light.
Professional photographer Leslie Wilkes captures important moments in clients' lives, whether snapping shots of a newborn or cataloging a wedding. When shooting for events, he takes pictures prolifically, providing clients with a disk of all the high-resolution photos afterward.
When Louisville Lens Photography’s photographers arrive at clients’ homes or at such outdoor locales as Cherokee Park and Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, they start each session with all of their camera equipment tucked inside their carrying cases. They do this so that they can get to know their clients and make them feel as comfortable as possible. After engaging in friendly conversation or playing a handful of children’s games, the photography pros begin snapping photos designed to capture the subject’s true personality. Their most popular sessions feature kids, parents-to-be, seniors, couples in love, and couples idly perusing a takeout menu. The staff also leads photography workshops for novice photographers that take place outdoors, showing students how to light and compose artistic shots.