About Our Partners

At Ty Swartz Photography, the emphasis is always on you and your family. We make sure that your experience is fun and enjoyable! We strive as a photographic artist to continue honing our skills at helping clients feel relaxed and have fun – that will show in your finished portraits. We want to create timeless and beautiful portraits for you, whether it’s at our studio, at your home or another beautiful location, you will be given the finest service and craftsmanship possible – your happiness is 100% guaranteed. We are confident that your portraits will be the best you can possibly imagine. We stand behind our work by taking all the risk off of you.

At Douglas James Studio, we are redefining the concept of the traditional photographer. With our innovative style that has a fresh, modern twist, we produce stellar images that are beyond the ordinary. We believe that to make an impact in photography today images should be timeless works of art that embody emotion and story telling.  Everyone has a compelling story and we want to help you tell yours.  Based in Virginia Beach and Kitty Hawk, NC, we are available year-round for shoots near and far.

At Triple R Ranch, we seek to make an impact in the lives of all of our guests. We believe that the outdoors represents a rich potential for communicating God’s essential life truths. Accordingly, the Triple R is committed to practical presentation and application of Biblical truth, using a broad range of outdoor adventures to develop spiritual and moral depth in tomorrows leaders.

Astro Entertainment has been the area’s leader in wedding and party services for 30+ years. Our diverse staff of entertainers can handle all kinds of events, from birthday celebrations to black tie affairs. Astro also has a full complement of sales representatives to assist you in selecting the perfect entertainer and entertainment.  With our wide array of services, you can customize your party – big or small –  to be unique to your style and preference.  Astro primarily services the Hampton Roads/Richmond area, but we are available anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Face painting & Makeup have always been a passion of mine since I was around the age of 15.Women do not need MAKE-UP to be beautiful but should not be shamed for wanting to feel beautiful with Make-up. My goal is to influence what our society views about the Make-up industry by uplifting derogatory reputations influencing personal opinions on women wearing all forms of makeup. I also want to educate people who do not contain an artistic hand.
I became interested in body art when I was a teenager and I always wanted to be a makeup artist. I started with general makeup, but face painting always caught my eye. Every time I went to a festival that was the first place I went. Body art is something I started getting into a couple years ago. Many of my close friends would ask me for advice on how to apply make up for weddings, dates, everyday work events, etc. They started pushing me to start my own business so I’d be able to help them.

Back in 1984, Marianne Schmitz, through her association with Atkinson Realty as the owner of a resort rental unit, was the first to recognize the need for a service to provide linen rentals for visitors to Virginia Beach. By emphasizing customer satisfaction and quality product, Marianne Linen Rental soon established itself as the premier linen company serving the rental homes of the North End, Croatan and resort areas of Virginia Beach.
In 2001, her children, Katie and John, took over the business, and continue to maintain their mother’s high standards of service and quality. They have since expanded MLR’s services by adding baby and beach equipment, credit card acceptance and online ordering.

“Youth Challenge is a place of hope.”  Youth Challenge has been helping men and women facing addiction since 1979 by providing faith-based recovery.  The organization has been a treasure in Hampton Roads assisting with addiction & recovery for nearly 40 years.  Many men and women have found freedom from addiction through the residential program.  We are available to speak with your organization about how to assist those facing addiction.


Early on, I lived on the west coast completely drawn to makeup due to a close friend who acted in Los Angeles.  Years later, after helping friends and knowing the illuminating effects of the right makeup and skin care, I realized the depth of the fire in my heart to elevate beauty and be a makeup artist.  I realized that it’s what I was meant to do. Corporate America had been good to me but I never found a compelling passion there.  So, I graduated near the top of my class at the International Spa Institute where the makeup courses ignited my passion profoundly.  I finished and obtained my Virginia state license in esthetics but makeup was my huge calling so I launched my freelance business.  Following a few years of growth, I established my LLC to further develop my journey of helping people look their best – for whatever the event may be.  I also study the works of internationally recognized makeup artists.