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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Pulse Entertainment is unique because we are a true one-stop shop for everything you could need for your event. You name it, we do it, no matter what the scale (big or small). We can accommodate any client to make their dreams come true and have done so for the better part of 20 years!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Pulse North Jersey takes the same full-scale entertainment experience of Pulse Philadelphia but expands those ideas to include the style, vibe, and culture of the New York/North Jersey clientele, from chic set-ups to stylish entertainers.
What do you love most about your job? The smiles I see on the faces of my clients when I know that I have been a part of something so special to them that they will never forget. It's not [in] every profession that you get the chance to make a memory for somebody that will last a lifetime. I get the honor to do so, and do so with pride!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? Earlier this year we worked a wedding for a bride that was severely ill. She was very pleased with our work and wrote (to summarize), "You guys just made the party of a lifetime happen, which is not long for me, so thank you for allowing me to forget my problems for one night and smile forever!"
Inside a vibrantly lit ballroom, the names of two newlyweds glow in big, cursive letters on the dance floor. The venue, an expansive space with arched ceilings and ornate chandeliers, is no doubt a popular spot for wedding ceremonies, but Majestic Events' team has gone above and beyond to make the space unique to the bride and groom.
This quest to personalize each event is what fuels the decisions of Majestic Events' photographers, videographers, DJs, emcees, and lighting technicians. Their services include live music, photography, and lighting design and were awarded WeddingWire?s Bride?s Choice award in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Liron Amsellem, photographer and former VP of the PVA NY Professional Photography Association, wears many creative hats—this artistic powerhouse is also an interior designer, jeweler, and stylist. She walked away from a promising architecture career in Dallas and into New York’s bustling streets, where she continues to embrace the freedom that her photography career affords her.
At Verona’s Photography, the shutterbug-in-chief captures photojournalistic, candid, and posed shots of families, models, and actors, aiming her lens at every stolen moment and flashing smile she can find. She illustrates the grace and movement of dance as easily as she preserves the memory of happy couples, food and products, and high fashion. When she isn’t coordinating on-site engagement and baby shoots, Amsellem can be found at weddings and events across the city, documenting festivities and attempts to rig corporate bingo games on camera.
Husband-wife duo Mark and Marina Frost know what it's like. They saw each other from the opposite ends of a crowded room. They felt a pull toward one another. They knew. Since then, they've been committed not only to one another, but to helping other couples document their own stories through gorgeous wedding and engagement photography. Their expertly lit and strikingly composed shots capture moments big and little: a boutonniere waiting to be pinned on a lapel, the laughter of giddy bridesmaids, newlyweds clasping hands on the dance floor.
Their excitement for each couple and attention to the little things has earned them accolades such as The Knot's Best of Weddings award and Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice award, each for three years running. In addition to wedding-related photography, they also have a photo-booth-rental service for couples who want to remember what their guests looked like 50 years later, when they'll be uploaded to flying cars—the license of which will still only be earned after a four-hour wait at the DMV.
Through photos, videos, and the in-between—short videos turned into photo flipbooks—Kapture provides a fun way preserve memories of weddings, birthdays, dances, trade shows, and other events. Photo-booth sessions are updated from dusty machines in malls to a party's star attraction, where guests can pose—egged on by an interactive video of an outrageous photographer in SuperBooth sessions—and take home custom photo strips as souvenirs. The focus on modern technology is apparent in Instabooth sessions, where Kapture sets up an Instagram hashtag for easy social-media sharing, perfect for photos of friends or carefully filtered snapshots of food. For a more traditional way to remember special days, unobtrusive videographers and photographers are available.