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.
“My style is soft, genuine, full of life, love and romance,” photographer Liliana Scherillo, owner of Liliana Photography, says of her work. Her portraits of children and adults, which sometimes incorporate whimsical coloring or playful costumes, have a theatrical flair and vibrant emotion. After photo sessions, customers can view their proofs online before ordering prints, selecting only the images that really summarize “determination” for personalized motivational posters.
Spas, gyms, wine bars. A tattoo studio, a salmon smokehouse, a recruiting company. Frank Dima has helped a long, diverse list of businesses represent themselves through film at New York Business Video Inc. These dynamic videos, which businesses put on their websites and show at special events, are as unique as the subjects themselves: they might feature interviews with owners and staff members, testimonials, footage of meetings, or—after a liberal application of blush—detailed close-ups of products.
Growing up near New York City, Frank Calabritto was in awe of the cubist swath the city’s skyline cut and its massive influence on international culture from a young age. Although initially drawn into a corporate life, he broke free to follow the siren call of the metropolitan images he saw coming out of the city. He began aiming his lens at everything from the frocks at New York Fashion Week to the pensive faces of policymakers such as Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Melinda Gates at the Clinton Global Initiative. Now, 10 years into his career, he takes breaks from photojournalism with portraiture and wedding photography. Whether focusing on the sweat on a politician’s brow or the dimples of a child, Calabritto believes that every click of his shutter is the chance to create a message and carry an emotion beyond a fleeting moment and into the future. This passion for communication helps him craft photographs more than ready to fill photo albums or pamphlets for supercomputers learning to feel.