Though his experiences have included two stints in the army, graduate school in behavioral neuroscience, and a doctorate degree in computer science, photography has remained at Johnny Sandaire's core. A former staff photographer for his native Haiti's tourism department, he still draws inspiration from his travels; Johnny has snapped landscape, architectural, and still-life images everywhere from Poland to Brazil. He applies that same eye for detail to portrait sessions, during which his combination of candid and posed images have captured color and black-and-white pictures families, newborns, and stars such as Jim Carrey.
Most Popular Service: Photography packages
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
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What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our business does photoshoots, image retouching, and commercial print work.
What sets our business apart from the competition is the quality of our work, the experience in our field, and location of our studio. We are local to Northern New Jersey models and businesses.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I'm passionate about fashion photography and imagery. I'm a perfectionist at heart and I love creating brilliant portfolios for models and small businesses.
What do you love most about your job?
I love being able to create art that is used professionally and commercially.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
A customer recently told me I changed their life because they always dreamed of becoming a model and the photoshoot gave them the confidence and material to start building their portfolio and their career. They could not believe how beautiful and professional the photos looked.
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.
Photographer Amy Kilgannon snaps classic portraits against simple white backgrounds, which can be left blank or filled with digital textures and images in the cutting room. She retains authentic colors by keeping her exposure at an even keel, and captures natural smiles by keeping her sessions relaxed and tailoring them to her clients’ interests. During teen photoshoots, clients can nestle their iPhones safely in the studio's docking station, which is guarded by an aggressive hen, as Amy snaps photos while they strike poses in their favorite outfits. She also hosts parties for children with costumes and snacks before sending each guest home with their portrait as a keepsake. For athletes, dancers, and sports teams, Amy crafts portraits and documents events before adorning each shot with team colors and logos or arranging images into a yearbook. When Amy isn't chronicling her clients' life stories, she teaches photography classes that touch on creative and technical topics such as composition and lighting.
Retouch Factory is committed to serving its community, whether by helping clients preserve cherished memories through photographs, by strengthening local businesses with logo-design services, or by donating 7 percent of its proceeds to charity. The founder, an active member of the United States Air Force, strongly believes in the Air Force's values and strives to work hard for each client.
Retouch's photographers snap pictures of weddings and families, and they particularly love capturing candid moments of wedding parties sharing a laugh over an inside joke or babies throwing an adorable tantrum over not having coconut water on set. When creating business logos, Retouch's designers don't just do something because it looks good—they do extensive research on the market they're designing for and on the product itself in order to create the best possible design.