The Portrait Shoppe's shutterbug squad has captured the likeness of athletic legends, enigmatic celebrities, and ordinary people getting married. Put their nurturing directorial skills and time-freezing talents to the test by having them coax natural smiles out of your newborn, soon-to-be mom, high-school senior, pets, or family. You can also use your session to commemorate the joys of marital engagement or the promise of potential in a post-graduation smile.
Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
Kesha Lambert Photography and the AboutFace Makeup Artist Network teamed up to create Lash to Lens, a one-stop shop for customized portraiture and modern lifestyle photography. Published in the New York Times, Boston Herald, and OK! magazine, Kesha Lambert and her supporting cast of savvy shutterbugs create a relaxed and fun environment for capturing life’s most memorable moments, whether it be a candid family photo, a sizzling boudoir portrait, or a reproduction of The Last Supper starring a litter of beagles. Each session is tailored to the client’s style and personality, incorporating clever props and interesting locales to create a customized photo shoot as unique as the subjects it snaps. AboutFace’s senior makeup artist, Charlene Armstrong, uses top-quality beauty products to hide blemishes, eliminate shine, conceal red eyes, and distract attention from obtrusive bunny ears, resulting in camera-ready countenances.
When Brian Schatzel takes headshots, he is both artist and shrewd businessman. With each finished portrait, he arms clients with a career-boosting tool that captures their personality. His process is a detailed one: he consults with each client about his or her vision before starting the shoot, which has no time limit or maximum number of images. Together, they select the best shots and send them to Alex Thompson, a professional retoucher, for a final sprucing.
DLS New York Photography turns pinup poses into timeless keepsakes in a host of photography services. Their shutterbugs use their experienced eyes to craft family portraits, newborn photo shoots, engagement pictures, and candid shots from events such as birthday parties and barmitzvahs. DLS New York Photography contributes 10% of their proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Covenant House.
Though they rarely have a moment to savor between snapshots, Silverfox Photography’s Joann and John Salkowsky have certainly had a year worth celebrating. From the 20th anniversary of their photo studio to a recent Bride's Choice award courtesy of Wedding Wire, the husband-and-wife team have racked up accolades but show no signs of slowing down. Silverfox Photography continues to capture intimate moments and special celebrations as they happen, stationing professionals behind the lens and taking care to leave no important memory outside of the frame. The studio’s photography freezes time in front of vivid backgrounds, and its videography services give clients the opportunity to relive first dances, graduations, and daily trips to the grocery store.