Like many folks I was anxiously awaiting Spring's arrival this year. One of the great things about living in New Jersey are the beautiful cherry blossoms on the local trees. I took advantage of the weather and gorgeous foliage by heading out with Cat Lopez for a shoot. (Working with beautiful models like Cat is another great thing about living in New Jersey.) Cat is a professional model and is available for hire for your next project. See more of Cat's photos on her Instagram page.
As a full time photographer I have really come to appreciate the support I get from other photographers. A group of photographers that have been very supportive of me is the New Jersey Photography Forum. Founded in 1995 by Nancy Ori, the group's mission is to promote and foster fine art photography in New Jersey by advancing the skills of its members. Nancy is a former student of Ansel Adams and sets a very professional, yet friendly tone for the group. This month the NJ Photography Forum is celebrating 22 years with its Annual Juried Photography Exhibit at the Watching Arts Center in Watchung, NJ. Many of my friends from the group have pieces in the Exhibit and I had a chance to work with Nancy in putting together this video to promote the show. A true professional, it was a lot of fun working with her. You can watch the 8 minute video below. The New Jersey Photography Forum is open to photographers of all skill levels. Anyone is welcome to attend its monthly meetings at the Visual Arts Center in Summit, NJ. Please check http://www.njphotoforum.com/ for details. Also if you are in the Watchung, NJ area, please stop by the Arts Center and check out the show. Call ahead for exhibition hours (908) 753-0190.
Please contact me if I can help out with professional video production services for your business.
Had a great photo and video shoot with Megan last month along the gorgeous Jersey Shore. Special thanks to Debbie Bayna for arranging the shoot and Rajeev Kushwah for his photo and video assistance. Megan is not only beautiful but very professional. It was very cold that day but she didn't complain once. She's a real pleasure to work with.
Check out Megan's swimsuit video reel which I directed!
In addition to headshots and portraits, I am also a fine art photography. I have a huge collection of landscape, cityscape, seascape and still life images that I exhibit around the New York/New Jersey area. I am currently one of 15 photographers invited to show my work as part of the New Jersey Photography Forum's 2016 Invitational Exhibition at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ. In addition to photography, I also have extensive experience in the area of video production so volunteered my time to put together this five minute video highlighting the amazing photography-based art that makes up the Invitational show. You can watch the video by clicking on the link below. Let me know if I can help your business or organization with HD or 4K video production.
I recently spoke at the Princeton Photography Club on my transition from being an attorney to being a photographer. As a portrait and headshot photographer, I photograph a lot of professionals, including lawyers. I find I have an instant rapport with most of them since I understand their lives. This sets me apart from most other headshot photographers. It helps my subjects feel at ease and generally makes our time together more enjoyable. You can watch my talk about my career transition by clicking on the video below.
Kerry Dziomba is an up and coming actress and model. We worked on a conceptual photo and video shoot together recently. I asked Kerry to portray a character who is lost in her own world of isolation and despair. Kerry was a lot of fun to work with and very professional. She's definitely someone to watch in the future.
"Lost" - Conceptual Video Project
Starring: Kerry Dziomba Director: Peter Alessandria
I recently had the opportunity to do some individual and group photos for one of my favorite professional clients: RRBB Accountants & Advisors. Not only are these guys and gals at the top of their game professionally, but they are genuinely nice folks to boot. In addition to accounting services, they also specialize in individual wealth management and outsourced financial controller services to businesses. Please consider them next time you are in the market for accountants and financial advisors. Special thanks to Mike McDyer for arranging this and all our other photo shoots.
Had the honor of photographing Olivia Jordan, the current Miss USA. Olivia was a dream to work with - very beautiful and professional. She represents her title very well. Special thanks to the Miss Universe Organization for arranging this photo shoot. Also special thanks to Samantha Page, who did Olivia's hair and makeup. Samantha is a top notch stylist/makeup artist and highly recommended to work with.
Super excited to announce that my portrait photography is featured in the current edition of the Adoramapix newsletter. Adoramapix is a national retailer and photolab. They interviewed me on what to do with model's hands while posing them. It is quite an honor to be included in the newsletter as they feature some very accomplished photographers. You can read the entire interview here.
Had a great time shooting with Ariana recently. It was our second photo shoot together; the first was a couple of years ago. Ariana is an aspiring model based in Northern New Jersey. She's very professional and wonderful to work with. If you think she would be right for your project, drop me a line and I will put in touch.
Check out Ariana's video reel which I directed!
Peter Alessandria, Headshot Photographer.