Though Jerry and Caroline Rizzo aren’t the original owners of David Eric Photography, they felt strongly about keeping the studio’s name when they took over in February 1992. But the David Eric name isn’t the only element that was saved during the transition. The Rizzos and their team of photographers proudly uphold the studio's traditions of excellent customer service, which includes giving ample attention to every client—from wedding couples and boudoir models to newborns—before, during, and after each shoot. And it is with this patience and attentiveness that the studio has gone on to earn high praise from The Knot and Wedding Wire.
When Tyra Toren first ducked behind a camera, it was to take pictures of her family and friends. Nowadays, even though she has completed several photography classes and opened a photography studio, Take a Shot, she hasn't strayed from her original subject matter. Her portfolio is full of colorful and black-and-white portraits of children, infants, families, and expecting mothers. Many of them are staged against her studio's backdrops, though she also opens her shutter for outdoor photo shoots.
The New York City skyline rises from the horizon, juxtaposed against the natural splendor of sparkling water and grey-blue rocks. Images from Melo LLC's photographers strive to capture both man's impressive creations and nature's majesty in a single photo. In human-centric portraits, they blend the beauty of genuine emotion with the polished look of a posed position.
Jaquis Saylor began his career in fashion by designing his own line, Green Grape Clothing. But soon photographing models piqued his creativity more than dressing them. So he ditched his sewing kit for a camera and taught himself the ins and outs of photography. At Green Grape Photography, Jaquis's runway and editorial experience led to his specialty: building the portfolios of up-and-coming models with sessions that include makeup, up to four looks, and high-resolution images. In addition to fashion shoots, he snaps photos for glamour and pinup sessions, as well as events and family portraits.
Though the expression holds that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” the photographers at Magique Studios aim to take photos that can replace verbal wedding stories altogether. Since 2000, they’ve captured clients’ true emotions at hundreds of nuptial celebrations, centered on diverse religious and cultural traditions. The shutterbugs' versatility extends to other photo-shoot types as well, such as family portraits and boudoir sessions. During the planning process, Magique’s staff members pride themselves on their open lines of communication—they’re readily accessible by phone, e-mail, and carrier pigeon. After everything has concluded, clients may receive black-and-white, sepia, or color prints ready for inclusion in scrapbooks.
During shoots at Portrait Simple—a studio specialized in child, infant, maternity, and family portraits—skilled photographers snap an unlimited number of poses in front of a choice of backgrounds and provide the convenience of instant printing. Sessions can take any size group, accommodating families and close-knit juries. Models don simple duds without heavy patterns or logos and can tote props such as sports equipment or special blankies. After striking jubilant, winsome, or wrathful poses, guests sit down with the photographer to select images to turn into prints.