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.
The creative minds behind WeMakeNoise-ENT are multitalented and committed to bringing their skill, love and passion to their work, specializing in DJ'ing and photography. Basking in the sound waves of the DJs' speakers, dance floors become electric, and partiers can't help but groove. In the lens of one of their cameras, subjects feel free to strike poses and show off their best looks.
The color purple can symbolize royalty or nobility, and Purple Carpet Entertainment kept that in mind when choosing its striking signature textiles. It provides event rentals and services that can heighten a festive event to the level of Hollywood royalty, with custom red-carpet-style backdrops, striking theatrical lighting, DJs, emcees, and vacuum cleaners cleverly disguised as Sharon Stone’s cousin Jeremy.
Though Orlando expected his trip to Ground Zero to be a meaningful one, it wasn't until afterward that the visit profoundly changed his life. He had snapped some photos of the site, and upon seeing the proofs he was spellbound; their power convinced him to pursue photography professionally. Today he is more likely to be found shooting lovebirds than landmarks, as he mostly channels his passion into capturing weddings. However, the elements of realism that initially inspired Orlando still shape his work; he's been known to catch stolen moments such as a ring bearer scowling as a grownup adjusts his suit buttons, and a bride beaming as she gets a first glimpse of her freshly applied makeup. Like an alarm clock that gives wet willies, his style has not gone unnoticed—Orlando boasts Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire for 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Harlem local Jean Andre Antoine’s passion for videography led him to explore the world of photography, where he brings his eye for movement and cinematography to photo shoots to capture capturing memorable family moments, individual portraits, and elegant boudoir scenes. Each shoot demands Antoine’s full attention as he seeks to put clients at ease, ensuring every session’s images reflect a natural, genuine version of their subjects regardless of the setting, style, or purpose of the shoot. Antoine consults with clients about attire and any concerns they have before the shoot, and encourages subjects to plan ahead for sessions by checking over his list to arrive better prepared than a bomb shelter stocked with 10 years’ worth of Chef Boyardee. Antoine also applies his knowledge of digital retouching to spruce up raw images before handing them over as traditional prints or safely stamped on a CD
Inside, white velour drapes cascade from 17-foot ceilings to the floor, where diffused lighting casts a soft glow across a studded sofa. Outside, sunlight washes over the rooftop, illuminating models as they pose against the sea of brick and windows that makes up Manhattan’s garment district. At Image Powerhouse, a team of photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists, and videographers frame images within both scenes, meticulously setting up each shoot, from individual boudoir sessions to group shots. Fully using their 2,500-square-foot studio and rooftop, the artists create signature set designs that draw upon vintage aesthetics, modern lines, and industrial textures. Image Powerhouse also rents out its studio and library of production resources—which even includes a karaoke system—so that patrons can amplify bridal showers or continue convincing their parents that they’ve made it as a rock star.