Michelle Zuccaro interned at Teen Vogue and for the iconic Annie Leibovitz, but she'd rather capture the glimmer of a child's smile than the glare of the red carpet. For 10 years before she took up the study of fine-art photography at St. John's University, she volunteered to work with children ranging from 6 months to 7 years of age at a vacation Bible school. During those years, she developed a keen sensitivity to children's moods—"I wanted to be a teacher before I discovered photography," she says. With her professional photography career now in full throttle, she specializes in portraits of children, but also snaps holiday-themed family photos and flattering headshots for upcoming auditions for Wheaties commercials.
Over 13 yearsin Street in Islip Hamlet.
Spurred by the desire to present handcrafted items, overwhelmingly American-made, in an inspired enviornment based on the caves in Spain.
As soon as you step inside the door you will realize this is not your typical South Shore frame shop, or Crafts gallery.
Come and lose yourself.
Known for being quick and convenient, The UPS Store is a three-headed office chimera belching forth flame-free shipping, printing, and office necessities. Its packaging experts take the hassle out of delivering gifts to far-off third cousins (twice removed) by using top-notch packaging materials and geometrical know-how. Customers can cast their bundles off in whatever time frame works best, using one of the full range of UPS shipping options, including next-day air, ground, and international shipping.
Named a top gallery in the nation for retail excellence in growth by Décor Magazine in 2005, LaMantia Gallery offers a variety of original artwork alongside professional picture framing. Protect and preserve fine art, posters, and Styx concert memorabilia inside custom frames and shadow boxes (typically starting at $125). With professionally contained artwork and mementoes, memories are deep-frozen for easily microwaved reminiscenses.
Bubble bolsters budding artists with structured crafting sessions for kids of all ages. Groupon holders are granted access to bubble’s Craft Bar, where youngsters and their parents can use a cocktail of supplies to create beaded bracelets ($0.25+/bead), shape fragrant soaps ($10/two bars), or glue together popsicle-stick send-ups of Michelangelo’s David. With a smorgasbord of possible projects available, from sock-puppet sewing to candle making, an afternoon of crafting at bubble can singlehandedly solve the problem of bare refrigerator doors, spartan mantelpieces, or mostly-empty hope chests. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended to avoid potentially disastrous googly-eye shortages. Bubble's summer hours are Monday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday form 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As former fashion photographers, Sarah Browne and Ina McConnell have eyes for texture, color, and spotting just the right pose. Just as impressive, they are able to capture these shots with or without directing their subjects. In fact, during weddings, they prefer working behind the scenes, allowing visual stories to unfold as they would with or without a camera present. When the occasion calls for it, however—it might during boudoir shoots—they deftly direct subjects into sultry poses and maneuver lighting to elicit evocative and expressive shots.
The birth of a child. A graduation ceremony. A pet’s first obedience-school play. Amazing Milestones Photography's shutterbugs help clients relive these special moments. The experienced staff is available for a wide array of photo shoots, from weddings to community gatherings to in-studio portrait sessions.
The video-production experts at Natron Studios, Inc. capture and edit all types of moving images. For businesses, they create commercials and infomercials. For regular customers, they shoot videos that chronicle every special moment and travel to events such as weddings. The staff also preserves old memories by transferring outdated analog tapes onto DVD.
Matthew Turri traces his interest in photography all the way back to his birth in Rochester, New York, which is also home to the headquarters of Kodak. It would appear that some Kodachrome bonded with his DNA, as he focused heavily on picture-taking in high school, eventually pursuing photojournalism at the University at Albany-SUNY. Since then, Turri aimed his aperture as an intern for the New York legislature, a staff photographer for a daily newspaper, and a freelancer for numerous weddings and events. Now in full command of his own prowess, Turri lends his services to families romping in the sand and superstitious brides and grooms sharing drinks on the opposite sides of a door.
Weeks before expectant moms meet their bundle of joy, the ultrasound technicians at Baby's 1st Appearance give them a glimpse into motherhood. Their elective 3D and 4D sonograms work like radar in the womb, emitting sound waves into the belly that bounce back and, based on return time, generate an image of soon-to-be sons or daughters. Parents can memorialize the session long after their baby's first birthday with photos (black-and-white, color, or 3D color) or DVDs of the sonogram's findings.
Diane Garetano's school—whose curriculum covers piano as well as other instruments—was an immediate success in the first year. She was renting space to accommodate her ever-expanding student body and the pianos that kept sprouting extra keys. Today, The Piano Studio for Kids imparts instrument skills at two locations. The school also has evolved in terms of technique, with instructors now incorporating even more methods built on fun, structure, and positive reinforcement. Once a year, students may elect to show off the fruits of these labors, with admission free of charge at a recital culminating in certificates, gift bags, and applause.
The photographers at Time and Moment aim to celebrate each client's personality in every shot, creating expressive and artful photos. Equally at ease with taking striking creative approaches or framing more traditional photos, the staffers at Time and Moment take into account clients' ideas and collaborate with them to find the most unique approach for each photo.
At Stor In Style Portraits, photographers train their eyes through viewfinders as they snap memorable shots of individuals, couples, and groups. Customers are welcome to bring in their own props or use provided curios as they pose for portraits. Photographers then retouch those portraits and provide them as prints, digital images on CD, or in private photo galleries.
Lenny Stucker has had a long career in visual mediums, one that’s brought him to the director’s chair at NBC, to Europe as a television program director, and finally to TalentWorks Art Photography as an art photographer. It’s here that Lenny makes his clients look and feel their best by framing them in complementary light and snapping portraits and headshots.
For more than two decades, artists of all ages have congregated at Studio E, ranging from 3-year-olds learning to cut and glue to the professional artists leading lessons. Sprawled across 2,000 square feet, the studio hosts classes on visual-art fundamentals for kids, tweens, teens, and adults in media such as ceramics, painting, and collage. Individualized lesson plans are catered to the unique needs of each student. Guests are required to commit to consecutive week sessions when taking multiple classes. Two excused absences are permitted for 8-week sessions and 1 excused absence is permitted for 4-week sessions.