Marvin Blue sees beauty in everything. It's his job to capture it and present it to the world. As a perfectionist, he's always striving to get the best angle, lighting, and composition. Only the best is good enough for him, so he guarantees clients get the pictures they were hoping for every time. He shoots everything from weddings and engagement sessions to family portraits with a soft focus. That deft use of soft focus, as well as the use of filters, draws emotions and personality to the forefront. It's all in the details, and he cuts no corners, creating only artful and meaningful images to be treasured for all time.
An incomplete list of things that come in pairs: socks, Twix bars, earlobes, Jason Burton and Chris Knitter. Photographers Jason and Chris are the co-owners of Midspace Photography, and when clients book a shoot from Midspace, they get both of them. The duo prefers to take photographs together to add camera angles and creativity to shoots, as well as to safeguard against equipment failure. Both have several years of experience in snapping portraits of families as well as children, who can be tough to photograph because of their naturally red eyes. They also specialize in fast turnaround times—edited images and prints are usually available within 48 hours.
A ponytailed toddler grips her sunglasses determinedly as her parents crouch, smiling, in the background. Walking atop either side of a railroad track, a young couple bridges the distance with their hands. In the midst of wedding preparations, a bride pauses to read a love letter from her soon-to-be spouse. These are a few of the fleeting moments placed in a beautiful image-jail by This Is Life Photography’s founder Marisa. Fascinated by the power of freezing time since she was a child, she composes portraits and wedding scenes with an eye toward creating mementos that can be handed down for generations.
Following in the footsteps of her aunt, a renowned photographer, Ciera Bassett of One Eye Shutterfly harnesses the latest cameras and technology to take the sharpest pics possible. Having worked with a variety of people in all kinds of environments, she customizes shoots to each client, photographing events ranging from weddings to corporate functions and private events. She also works closely with clients during portrait sessions for families, kids, and couples, and masters the latest software to exact flawless retouchings to images.
Joey Colletti lets his camera eye wander wherever the mood takes it, capturing the emotions behind all of life’s moments. That could be joy, love, excitement, or anything else felt during weddings, family portraits, or engagement sessions. As an expert in natural-light photography, he’s adept at outdoor shoots, including sporting events, but also manipulates indoor lighting to the photo’s benefit at events such as theater performances.
Vic Benedetto brings more than 25 years of wedding and portrait photography expertise to his sessions at Manhattan Studio of Photography, but he still attends seminars and events to learn new approaches. Originally specializing in wedding shoots, he now also captures special events, sports teams, and seniors.