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A-B-C. Always Be Closing. Who doesn’t remember that legendary line from the infamous film Glengarry Glen Ross?
5th Avenue Digital welcomes Lisa Becker as our new Regional Sales Director and we’re very confident she’ll be bringing a lot of ABC to our organization! Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in marketing from the University of Arizona. Her extensive sales career includes the selling of enterprise software to Fortune 500 companies. Lisa has held Account Executive and Sales Director positions at top companies including Netscape, AOL and Microsoft.
Articulate, persuasive and highly motivated, Lisa has a demonstrated ability to manage the sales process and develop new business. Adept at analyzing people and situations, she’s a proven deal closer. Although her prior sales experience has been concentrated in software solutions, her basic skill set is applicable across all businesses: uncover the customer’s problems and solve them.
“I understand how to decipher the needs of a client and meet them. My responsibilities at FAD will require meeting and coordinating all the parties involved including the client, photographer, venue, etc. I’m great with people and multi-tasking so this is a welcome challenge. I’m looking forward to learning from Elizabeth and working by her side.”
Photography is a long way from software but Lisa is excited about this new category. “I’ve always enjoyed photography – my walls are covered with pictures of my family taken by professional photographers. This is a service I can sell with a personal touch.”
When Lisa’s not working she has lots of personal interests to keep her busy. Her Family, which includes her husband, Jed, and her two young children Adison and Jack, are a big part of her life. Then she loves a good workout – yoga, tennis, spinning. In particular, Lisa is a certified yoga teacher in adult, children’s and prenatal yoga. And then there’s her passion for books – from classics to titillating romance.
We welcome Lisa Becker to 5th Avenue Digital and wish her great success!
Richard and Vaughn traveled from Victoria, Australia to New York City for their destination wedding. Vaughn spent months creating his wedding attire, which consisted of customized shoes, pants and a coat by Alexander McQueen.
Richard and Vaughn married at Trinity Lutheran Parish followed by the reception at The Four Seasons Hotel. FAD’s husband-wife team, Dakota and Kris, photographed the wedding. Dakota and Kris captured everything from the grooms getting ready to the reception décor and details.
After the wedding the grooms wrote, “The photos are absolutely amazing and are more than we could have ever hoped for.” Read the rest of this entry “
You feel good when you attend events to support and contribute to important causes for the betterment of others.Yet, it’s not every day that you’ll enjoy an exclusive, nonprofit event in a stellar location and have the pleasure of watching a gala fashion show by one of the world’s icons in fashion. This is exactly what took place during the White Plains Hospital’s 120th Anniversary gala celebration this past April. The drama of the Oscar de la Renta fashion show fit in perfectly with the unique setting of the 800 Westchester Avenue building in Westchester County.
Oscar de la Renta, in partnership with Mary Jane Denzer, presented their 2013 fall collection to White Plains Hospital’s eager audience on a runway that was the centerpiece of the building’s domed atrium. Read the rest of this entry “
Meet the 5th Avenue Digital Photographers: How Are Same Sex Weddings Different Than Traditional Weddings?June 5th, 2013
The relationship may be unconventional but the goal of same sex wedding photography is the same: capturing the expression and celebration of love. It may require a little out-of-the-box thinking but it’s also a creative opportunity to transform conventional wedding traditions to reflect the values of the couple. Our professional wedding photographers at 5th Avenue Digital share their thougths. Read the rest of this entry “
Though wedding, portrait and event photography are a large part of Kari Otero’s business, a growing passion has been her work in boudoir photography. Here she shares some of her insights about that genre.
For those who don’t know you, can you explain what type of photography you do?
I’m a portrait, event and boudoir photographer. I take particular interest in making women feel beautiful and confident in my work and the boudoir style gives me the unique opportunity to work with women in a more intimate session and photograph them in a new light. It’s a particularly exciting time for Boudoir photography as more women are venturing into sessions.
How did you start doing boudoir photography?
My background is in dance and theater. I’ve always found myself surrounded by artists and I would take the opportunity to photograph them. I love creating storyboards and scenes for individual sessions based on the persons own history—a more dramatic version of themselves. Sensuality and heightened emotion are usually the result of individuals playing a more dramatic version of themselves. My style was developed through these initial sessions. I quickly learned that I could make individuals very comfortable in front of my lens.
In one sentence describe yourself and why you belong in boudoir photography.
I am drama without all the drama and women tend to gravitate towards that; I find you can make any woman feel sexy and great about themselves without focusing on their “shape.”
A picture is a snap shot of time and when it is printed it becomes a memento. When was the last time you had a picture worth printing?
Amidst the smartphone era, everyone is a photographer. Phone applications and social networks make it easy to snap, edit and share pictures in seconds. The ease that today’s technology offers, however, has us settling for quantity and forgetting about quality.
Obsessed with capturing every moment we drown in hundreds of unfocused pictures—pictures that often exclude us as we get stuck behind our camera phones.
With our new studio space we want to bring back quality photography, capturing you, your family and milestones in the best possible light. Family photographs are great mementos and make great gifts.
To kick off our new studio space we are offering a family photography special, just in time in for Father’s Day. On June 9th we are offering a 45-minute shoot for $250, with a 5 x 7 print included. Space is limited so make sure you reserve your spot!
E-mail Elizabeth@fifthavenuedigital.com to RSVP.
For more information give us a call: 212-741-6427.
Ever notice how tense things can be at a wedding? From the worried bride to the anxious parents to the nervous wedding planner, everyone’s on the quest for perfection. But the more you want things to go perfect the more they don’t. In the end we should all just have fun because the funniest moments are often the happiest ones we remember, like this candid moment of the bride and grooom captured by 5th Avenue Digital wedding photographer Tim Waltman.
“I just love the look on this groom’s face as he’s being lifted up for the hora” says BJ Enright, wedding photographer at 5th Avenue Digital. “The bride and groom were a hilariously fun couple, and I found myself laughing a lot and really enjoying spending their wedding day with them.” Read the rest of this entry “
Meet the 5th Avenue Digital Photographers: What’s the Funniest Thing That Happened to You on a Wedding Shoot?May 22nd, 2013
Photographing a once-in-a-lifetime wedding can be pretty serious business, but that doesn’t rule out the possibility of the unexpected, the humorous and the totally hysterical. Our professional wedding photographers at 5th Avenue Digital share some of their funniest moments.
Stavros Panopoulos: There have been many events that were funny, although the bride and groom’s opinion may differ, but one stands out that I think all can agree on. I was photographing a newlywed couple in Central Park after the wedding and Steven Tyler of the band Aerosmith walks in to photo bomb the shot. Everyone was delighted. The bride gave him a kiss on the cheek and he went on his way. Read the rest of this entry “
At a wedding last weekend at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, the groom serenaded his partner with a flash-mob rendition of “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry. This all-male revue is proof positive that love can make everyone feel like a teenager — and you’re never too old for love.
Video by 5th Avenue Digital: http://vimeo.com/66319330
Watch it and smile!
Location, Location, Location! What’s the best location to capture those special engagement photographs? Want to know what top NYC photographers think? We asked our professional engagement photographers at 5th Avenue Digital to share their favorite spots in New York City. Here’s what they had to say. Read the rest of this entry “