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.
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
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.
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!"
Sears Portrait Studio's original photographers committed their first family photos to film more than 60 years ago, and the studio's digital photographers continue the tradition of taking high-quality portraits at more than 1,000 U.S. locations open today. Each professional photographer completes a rigorous training program before they begin composing and shooting digital photographs, adopting styles ranging from formal portraits to passport photos. Their all-digital system lets customers access their photographs online, where they can add graphics before ordering prints for collages, greeting cards, mugs, and broken-mug collages.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: Always consult your photographer about clothing and backgrounds before your sitting date
Snapping evocative, story-telling pictures is more than a profession to photographer Jay Mayer. It's a family tradition. Long before Jay took the reigns of Trenton Photography, which was established by his family more than 50 years ago, he spent his entire childhood surrounded by photographers who frequently discussed their own work. This cultivated Jay's deep love and appreciation for the art. Today, he works closely with his clients to capture both noteworthy and natural moments during his photo shoots. Jay and his team wield their digital cameras for a wide array of occasions, including family portraits, pet sessions, or monumental events such as weddings, communions and graduations. They can also perform videography services.