Signature Service: Photography
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Canon
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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.
Melissa Michalczyk strives to see beauty in everything, and throughout six years as a professional photographer, she has worked tirelessly to capture it in its natural habitat. As flashbulbs light up the second-floor studio that New Girl Photography calls home, Melissa coaxes forth her subjects’ inner sirens with friendly chatter and posing pointers during her signature boudoir-photo shoots. A strong believer that every photograph should tell a story, Melissa orchestrates candid shots to artfully tease out meaningful images in portrait session or at special events from weddings to baby’s first recitation of Homer’s The Iliad.
As the senior photographer at Reel Photography Studios, Pasquale Velez has more than two decades of experience in the field. Pasquale has spent much of that time exploring new ways to make his photography more prominent, and his eye for detail brings out the best in family portraits, headshots, and even stock photos for business use. Along with his wife and creative partner, Barbra, Pasquale also takes the Reel Photography Studios business on the road to a variety of events, from parties and graduations to arts showings and baby showers, the rarest meteorological phenomenon.
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.