Inside, white velour drapes cascade from 17-foot ceilings to the floor, where diffused lighting casts a soft glow across a studded sofa. Outside, sunlight washes over the rooftop, illuminating models as they pose against the sea of brick and windows that makes up Manhattan’s garment district. At Image Powerhouse, a team of photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists, and videographers frame images within both scenes, meticulously setting up each shoot, from individual boudoir sessions to group shots. Fully using their 2,500-square-foot studio and rooftop, the artists create signature set designs that draw upon vintage aesthetics, modern lines, and industrial textures. Image Powerhouse also rents out its studio and library of production resources—which even includes a karaoke system—so that patrons can amplify bridal showers or continue convincing their parents that they’ve made it as a rock star.
Yoni Zion Levy's fated history with photography began at age 7, when he held his first camera. This camera radiated a passion that burrowed itself deep within him and grew with each passing year. Fueled by this love of shutters, Yoni eventually graduated from Camera Obscura in Paris, became a photographer for a European newspaper, and attended the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he worked as a fashion photographer.
Now, Yoni snaps everything from portraits to luxe glamour shots, creating stylish, sophisticated prints. His adaptable lens captures the celebratory moments of bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs, parties, and weddings. During events, he and his photographers try to let everyone enjoy the day, remaining as delightful and unobtrusive as Lord Licorice’s surveillance bureau in Candy Land.
Between her time in the United States and in her native Brazil, Alexandra Neuber has spent 20 years behind the lens of her camera perfecting her framing and shutter-snapping skills. She remains discreet and out of the way during the many weddings, portrait sessions, and bar or bat mitzvahs she photographs, preferring to capture natural moments between kin and friends rather than dictating their every pose. Once sessions conclude, Alexandra and her clients confer to pick out favorite images, preserving the retouched pictures with prints, albums, posters, and dips into the Fountain of Youth.
Though she dedicated herself to fine photography for years, exhibiting black-and-white collections in New York and Paris, Tiziana DiTullio felt an emptiness at the center of her work. Despite the artistry of her photos, Tiziana felt that she wasn't giving full expression to her passion for photography or making the contribution to society that she so desired. This all changed in 2005, when a nonprofit invited Tiziana to Brazil's Jequitinhonha Valley to take pictures of the people living there, igniting a newfound passion in her for photographing families and children. Since then, DiTullio has specialized in beautifully composed shots of newborn babies, pregnant mothers, and smiling families, immortalizing happy moments on film for posterity and the people who walk through strangers' living rooms.
After more than 10 years in the business, Daniel Coyle has developed a photojournalistic, editorial, and documentary style of photography. He uses his camera to tell real stories, traveling to weddings to capture the smiling faces of newlyweds and their families. In addition to these intimate affairs, Mr. Coyle regularly snaps photos at public and corporate events. This eye for detail has earned him features in Modern Bride and Martha Stewart Weddings, among other international publications.
Fiorella Image Studio understands that each moment is fleeting, but not when a camera is present. Their photographers apply expertise in composition, lighting, and angles toward capturing those moments for preservation during portrait sessions for families and kids. With the same elegance, they also shoot engagement sessions and weddings.