With Flip a Hit’s affordable alternatives to expensive event-videography packages, friends and family members become the creative directors behind big events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, and birthday parties. Days before the event, the company ships out five pocket-sized HD video cameras so the motley film crew can capture behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the bride’s stunt double. Multiple roving cameras catch views that a professional videographer might not, and unique angles that produce a wide range of classic and candid footage. After sending the recordings and equipment back to Flip a Hit, the business’s professional editors refine the raw footage and mail back a highlight reel in addition to the raw footage, all of which can also be hosted online.
At Tomasula Studio, we take a decidedly nontraditional approach to portrait photography. As we like to say around here, we “Turn Traditional Portrait Photography on its Side.” Tomasula Studio is located in Yonkers, New York, in the historic former Alexander Smith Carpet Mills building.
For Jen Morais, photography preserves moments that might otherwise be forgotten. Inside a client's home or at their favorite park, Jen's on-location portraits capture expectant moms, kids, families, and couples at ease, in moments of happiness and reflection that could easily be lost to time. Her wedding photography is closer to a documentary shoot than a simple portrait session. She covers every step of the day, from the nerves of getting dressed and ready to the joy and high-flying emotions of the ceremony to the spontaneous synchronized kabuki displays of the reception. Regardless of the subject matter, one to two weeks after Jen's shoots (four to six after weddings), she produces digital proofs that give clients the opportunity to choose which images to keep as prints, gallery-wrapped canvases, albums, or custom iPhone cases.
As a child, Julio Vilar always wanted to photograph his family's gatherings; at every birthday party and family reunion, he'd be the one trying to hold the camera instead of posing in front of it. These days, Vilar snaps shots all over New York City, capturing the dynamic angles and giant sea monsters that fill the city skyline as well as the subtle details of subway stations and neighborhood storefronts. Families, though, still remain his favorite subject. He specializes in family portraiture and infant photography, giving parents tangible memories of their children growing up.
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. The staff 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.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”