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18 May 1 - 14, 2010

by Miachelle DePiano

Tammy Amoroso is a woman of evolving creativity. A former interior designer, she now operates a boudoir photography business, Amore Designs, with the goal of bringing out the inner beauty of every woman, regardless of physical attributes. Amoroso had an interior design business for 10 years, and wanted to work from home in order to be with her family. She graduated May 2009 from Mesa Community College with a degree in web design and a minor in photography. Amoroso has been involved in photography since the 1980s when she owned her first camera, a Minolta. After graduating from college, she started Amore Designs as a combination web design and photography business, but with the downturn of the economy Amoroso was forced to focus on her

Business

photography.

Tammy Amoroso

Amoroso’s desire is to bring out the beauty in all of her clients with unique, sexy but tasteful artistic photography. Her studio is in her home to afford her clients privacy and comfort, as she says many of them are uncomfortable with their bodies. She offers a variety of photo packages as well as movies of the photographs set to music, a popular client selection. Clients pay a session fee depending on the type, such as a bridal color session, which costs $120. Package pricing ranges from $175 to $450. Amoroso has her own wardrobe for a variety of looks, ranging from sequined boxer shorts to lingerie to pink boxing gloves, fake furs and leather jackets.

Amoroso says her clients are pleased and surprised with the results when they see the photos.

Orbital expands in Gilbert

Orbital Sciences Corporation recently completed its acquisition of a Gilbert-based spacecraft development and manufacturing business from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.

With the acquisition, Orbital welcomed 325 new employees, most of whom are engineers, technicians and program managers, many with security clearances for sensitive U.S. Government programs. Orbital also acquired a 135,000-square-foot systems manufacturing integration and test facility. “We are very excited to welcome a great team of highly qualified and experienced satellite professionals to the Orbital family,” says David W. Thompson,

Orbital’s chairman and chief executive officer. “With the addition of important new strategic customer relationships, a broad range of complementary satellite products and engineering capabilities, and a state-of-the-art production facility, we have significantly strengthened our competitive position in the defense and intelligence, civil government and commercial satellite markets.”

Orbital develops and manufactures rockets and space systems for commercial, military and civil government customers, and provides satellite subsystems and space-related technical services to U.S. Government agencies and laboratories.

Von Hanson’s honors nurses

In honor of Nurses Day, Von Hanson’s Meats & Spirits, the “New Old Fashioned Meat Market,” has a special deal for nurses in the East Valley throughout May.

Any nurse who presents an identification card at the store will receive one pound of Von Hanson’s brats for free to “celebrate the nurses for all they do for the community.”

Von Hanson’s Meats & Spirits is located at 2390 N. Alma School Rd. Call 480-917-2525 for more information.

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Photographer finds beauty in women of all types

“I had one client who told me she wished she’d had a video camera on her husband’s face when he watched the video I made. He was surprised at how sexy, yet tasteful the photography was,” says Amoroso. Currently Amoroso is collaborating with Brenda Bark, owner of Focus on Fitness. Bark has a Biggest Loser competition in her gym, and the winner receives a boudoir session as a prize. Following this competition, anyone that signs up at Focus on Fitness will receive a 20 percent discount on a boudoir package. For more visit www.amoredesigns.org or call 480-980-7753.

Miachelle DePiano of Gilbert is a technical writer and freelance photographer who can be reached at Miachelle@SanTanSun.com. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80
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