La Dolce Photography's cofounders Alan Bogusky and Dan Zitofsky began their own photography venture after Alan left his band's photo shoots dissatisfied with the photographer's work. Striving to capture a personal essence that was missing in those photos, the duo works with other seasoned shooters who immortalize over-the-shoulder gazes during photo shoots outdoors or within a spacious studio. The brick-walled space hosts meetings between passionate photographers, in-house professional makeup artists, and their prospective subjects. After sessions, editors retouch images to ensure immaculate skin, flawless lighting, and a background free of phone booths trying to jumpstart modeling careers.
La Dolce's photographers learn to keep subjects at ease and spot their cardboard-cutout replacements with the aid of trainers from affiliated Miami and London studios. For outdoor sessions and workshops, La Dolce partners with outdoor-nature photographer Jeff Berkes, whose lens has captured extreme weather and landscapes for publications such as National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and Outdoor Photographer.
Styledelphia owner Jessica Saint is a former model and modeling director who doles out a wealth of fashion-industry insight accrued during 10 years in the business. Now, along with a team of instructors and photographers, Jessica leads classes that show how hair, makeup, and wardrobe can mesh with one’s personal interests, career goals, and affinity for jumping out of moving cars. More niche classroom sessions, such as body-painting, vintage-hairstyling, and stage-makeup workshops, round out a creative-minded curriculum. Styledelphia’s expertise in retro styles adds realness to the studio’s boudoir-photography branch, which takes clients to shoot photos at old-timey locales such as Darling’s Diner and the hospital room where the Liberty Bell was born.
Published Photographer, Karim Muhammad, is an internationally known Photographer and brings his years of experience as a barber/ owner to the art. Karim has been printed in a variety of magazines such as Black Passion International Magazine, Sheen, Tresse Hair Magazine & Sophisticate's Black Hair .
Joy Pinkney-Davis cut her teeth at a popular photography chain, rising through the ranks until she was eventually training other photographers. By the time she started Just Joy Photography, she had already photographed hundreds of Philadelphia families. Her newfound independence has allowed her to pursue her passion: newborn photography. With her keen eye, she captures serene snapshots of sleeping little ones. But she's also confident taking candid outdoor engagement shots, posed family portraits, and elegant wedding-day photos.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Reservations/Appointments: Not necessary
Most popular offering: Local, personalized transfer services.
Pro Tip: Ask about getting your footage on a hard drive for added longevity and accessibility.
Urdaneta Photography's team of photographers and their trusty cameras work together, capturing professional images that reflect subjects’ inner personality and outer beauty. Urdaneta Photography's portfolio of posed and candid shots showcases a unique blend of technical expertise and artistic vision, encompassing full-color portraits, vivid head shots, and black-and-white images.