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.
Photojournalist and famed graffiti artist Flint Gennari of Fine Art Fotos creates candid images with the help of his intimate knowledge of Staten Island locales. During a consultation, clients discuss what they want to take from the shoot, which might be a family portrait for Christmas cards or blurry evidence to prove a great-uncle’s existence. Between the clean lines of a studio or immersed in a compelling environ, models light up as the flashbulb blazes and the shutter clicks. After the shoot, clients can peruse 60 digital images online and select one to immortalize in print form and tape to their heads to achieve eternal youth.
Though pictures may fade, Dan Demetriad’s talent for capturing one-of-a-kind moments never has. A photographer for more than 30 years, Dan has developed an affable manner with subjects and a sharp editorial eye, making him sought after by Manhattan's top entertainers, business people, families, and creative professionals. Joined by a team of six, he and the team work together to fulfill a mission to “help clients look (and compete) better in the digital world.”
Founded in 1985, Demetriad Photography has snapped portraits of children, families, celebrities, and budding photo-bombers and has provided graphic design and product photography services for businesses. In addition, its photographers’ work has graced the covers of such magazines as New York Contribute and Business Miami.
The photographers share the tricks of their trade during individual and group classes that teach basic and advanced shutterbugs photography and digital-imaging skills. The studio also runs a nonprofit called PowerShoot, a series of weekend workshops that teaches teens to tell stories through visual media, such as with a minute-by-minute pictorial of how the family cookie jar went from full to empty.
Though Jerry and Caroline Rizzo aren’t the original owners of David Eric Photography, they felt strongly about keeping the studio’s name when they took over in February 1992. But the David Eric name isn’t the only element that was saved during the transition. The Rizzos and their team of photographers proudly uphold the studio's traditions of excellent customer service, which includes giving ample attention to every client—from wedding couples and boudoir models to newborns—before, during, and after each shoot. And it is with this patience and attentiveness that the studio has gone on to earn high praise from The Knot and Wedding Wire.