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 horticulturalist Brian F. Jorg isn't cultivating native plants at The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, he treks up to 20,000 miles a year on globe-trotting photographic excursions. As he leads guests through the Great Smoky Mountains or the Peruvian Amazon, he captures nature's grandeur with his digital camera, sharing his ever-increasing portfolio with the world through field guides, educational displays, and mass text messages addressed to “world.” Brian's passion for nature overflows not only into his photography, but into community activities. He can often be seen sharing his horticultural wisdom at area flower shows, teaching classes to the general public, or snapping dynamic images at sporting events.