Liz and Rich Carroll, the husband-and-wife duo behind Studio360 Lifestyle Center, both hail from a health-and-beauty background: she is a stylist, and he is a personal trainer. Today, they lead a staff of educated stylists inside a 3,000-square-foot salon. Hairstyling tools and mirrors hang on chainlink fences in the industrial space decorated with graffiti and street signs, as well as an indoor fire escape that grants bird's-eye views of all the action. In addition to salon services, the facility also features a jewelry counter, a café, and the Invictus Athletic Club, a fitness center that hosts small-group training and boot-camp classes.
For Karen Wilson, the appeal of boudoir photography all comes down to s-words: sassy, soulful, sweet, spicy, sophisticated, sexy. At her studio, Cha Cha Sugar Boudoir Photography, Karen strives to bring out these qualities in her female clientele with personally tailored on-location and in-studio sessions. Clients arrive to the photo shoot, where they can opt to sit for hairstyling and makeup applications by Cha Cha Sugar’s in-house stylists. Then, Karen puts her clients at ease, taking care to keep the environment fun and comfortable as she encourages ladies to strike sultry poses in cute dresses or get sassy in daring lingerie. Karen enhances the look of each confident pose with dramatic lighting that can create a glamorous atmosphere or mimic the look of a playful '50s-style pinup. Afterward, Karen preserves her customers' favorite images with products such as prints and accordion photo books.
With 46 years experience and a photojournalistic approach, Ferlise Photography doesn't let a moment slip by undocumented, using traditional techniques to produce classic images. This is vital when the photographers cover special events such as weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and first communions. Besides deftly capturing fleeting moments, their background in fine-art photography ensures each picture tells a story and reveals the character of its subjects. They also imbue portrait sessions with the same pride in craftsmanship. Headshots for performers, social media, and businesses are also available.
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.