The pearly white of a toddler’s first tooth. The glow of a young woman’s cheeks on her sixteenth birthday. These are the things that Classic Imaging Photography’s experts seek to capture with a deft click of the shutter. The professional photographers position subjects during in-studio shoots or go on-location to snap images of newly engaged couples in the park where they met or defeated a rival family of swans. The shutterbugs also photograph or capture video of cake-cuttings and dances at landmark events, attempting to stay quietly in the background all the while. To generate souvenirs and bolster revelry, the crew also brings photo booths to parties.
Photojournalist and famed graffiti artist Flint Gennari of Fine Art Fotos creates candid images with the help of his intimate knowledge of Staten Island locales. During a consultation, clients discuss what they want to take from the shoot, which might be a family portrait for Christmas cards or blurry evidence to prove a great-uncle’s existence. Between the clean lines of a studio or immersed in a compelling environ, models light up as the flashbulb blazes and the shutter clicks. After the shoot, clients can peruse 60 digital images online and select one to immortalize in print form and tape to their heads to achieve eternal youth.
Relaxed. Natural. These are just a few ways to describe Picture Perfect Photography's style. Prior to each portrait session, the photographers conduct a free consultation where they display samples, discuss clothing ideas, and get a feel for the photo you're looking for. Always artful, the photographers' images capture subjects in sharp focus with stunning backdrops of sunsets and green parks. When zooming in, they catch every facial expression, every bit of body language, and every candid reaction that makes each moment unique. Photographers are dedicated to producing quality photos of families, kids, and couples, and can also cover special events such as weddings and bar and bat mitzvahs. Once the photos are taken, they can be printed in a variety of sizes and on materials such as metal and canvas.
Photographer Ron Wade freezes special moments using his keen eye and a camera. He dispenses his skills during shoots for newly engaged couples, high school seniors, and family portraits. He also expertly floats around wedding receptions, capturing the bride and groom on their special day.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
In her family lifestyle portraits, photographer Melanie Mercogliano has a gift for capturing the tiny things that add up to the bigger picture. A newborn's first introspective glance. A toddler's first dance with a dandelion. The look of a doting dad playing piggy back with his daughter. Shooting on location and utilizing the ambiance of natural light, Melanie's artfully composed pictures tie the knot on the moments that create family ties.