Whether snapping photos at an event or inside her studio, professional photographer Carmen Celentano takes cues from her subjects to ensure that they are comfortable while being photographed and looking their best in each retouched image. Although she praises black-and-white film for its unparalleled romantic appeal, Carmen also shoots in color to capture the hues of a bridesmaid’s dress or the best man’s traditional tie-dyed tuxedo. In addition to documenting special events, Carmen also teaches beginner photography lessons and snaps shots of models to help build their portfolios at in-studio shoots.
A four-time Emmy nominee and 2008 winner for his children's show The Adventures of Young Thomas Edison, Randy Rossilli, Jr. knows how many components go into making a quality TV show or film. The three studios at his 11,000-square-foot Nightstand Studios come outfitted with all the necessary tools for a stress-free shoot, including private makeup stations, control rooms, and, at Studio C, a green screen. Randy's facility also caters to musicians with a recording studio equipped with ProTools, two isolation booths, and a wide range of quality microphones.
Steven Burchard is used to entertaining an audience—he spent 13 years commanding the stage as a magician. So when he established Magical Memories Entertainment, he already boasted a solid understanding of what keeps crowds captivated. That’s why he and his team provide all the trappings for a memorable bash: DJs and bands; clowns, fortunetellers, and caricaturists; photographers and photo booths; and even arcade and carnival games.
With Flip a Hit’s affordable alternatives to expensive event-videography packages, friends and family members become the creative directors behind big events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, and birthday parties. Days before the event, the company ships out five pocket-sized HD video cameras so the motley film crew can capture behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the bride’s stunt double. Multiple roving cameras catch views that a professional videographer might not, and unique angles that produce a wide range of classic and candid footage. After sending the recordings and equipment back to Flip a Hit, the business’s professional editors refine the raw footage and mail back a highlight reel in addition to the raw footage, all of which can also be hosted online.