Amie Sussman Photography New York City

Amie Sussman brings her flashy style to New York City.

Amie is available for hire for all types of events, from celebrity portraits, galas, to high end clothing brands. 

Rates: $20,000 per event, up to 12 hours. 

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Fashion Photography History

David Bailey, a renowned photographer, once rendered a definition of fashion photography as “a portrait of someone wearing a dress”. This profession can trace its roots back to the era of Victorian societal portraiture. As far back as the 1840s, young debutantes, accomplished actresses and graceful dancers would don their best attire and pose for photographers who specialized in portraits – much like their maternal figures did for distinguished painters during their time. 

However, Bailey’s portfolio serves as evidence to the transformative capabilities inherent within each camera lens. Irving Penn held tenure at Vogue magazine longer than any other photographer in its history. His perspective on his role was that he was not merely selling clothing but rather “selling dreams”. Beyond just capturing the intricate details of fabric and surface elements on film, images that truly leave an impression either fulfill or challenge viewer’s desires and expectations. The realm of fashion photography has never been isolated from external influences. 

The constant testing of limits by photographers has resulted in unique artistic expression coupled with commercial needs which have driven monumental creativity along with technological innovation. Whether they are fashion editorials or promotional advertisements; these images serve as mirrors reflecting contemporary societal norms, major global occurrences and dramatic shifts witnessed in women’s roles throughout the 20th century.

Boudoir Photography

I have done several boudoir shoots for celebrities and the wives of celebrities. Boudoir photography presents a multitude of distinct styles, each as unique as the photographer behind the lens. Popular boudoir aesthetics range from the dramatically shadowed low-key to the radiant high-key, incorporating elements of playfulness and sophistication. Using the skills I learned from master boudoir photographer Michael Jones, I create beautiful boudoir photos you will cherish forever.

Having an array of boudoir styles can be overwhelming which is why maintaining a curated ideas book or offering pre-set packages could prove beneficial in conveying your vision to potential clients. This strategy also applies when structuring your modeling portfolio or website- it serves not only as an ideal showcase for your work but also illustrates your versatile approach towards different photographic genres.

The secret to thriving in this business lies in comprehending customer expectations alongside recognizing what you’re capable of delivering professionally; avoid promising a high-key vogue setup if you lack requisite equipment. When exploring boudoir photography and its nuances or deliberating over techniques involved therein, it may be tempting to categorize it merely as another branch of portraiture; however that would undermine its complexity. Boudoir involves much more than just posing – there’s a whole process embedded within that one needs to execute flawlessly lest they get it wrong.

Celebrity Photography

Photographers who specialize in capturing images of well known individuals are often present at events like movie premieres, fancy dinners and prestigious award ceremonies. They also offer their services for other occasions such as music festivals, weddings and private gatherings.

The field of event photography has not been without its share of controversies. One notable dispute arose in 2000 when Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglass wedding was featured in Hello! magazine. The couple claimed that the publication invaded their personal lives, which they believed had a negative impact on their careers. They filed a lawsuit against the magazine, demanding a staggering $800,000 in damages for publishing unauthorized pictures from their wedding ceremony. In 2003, justice was served for Zeta Jones and Douglas when the court ruled in their favor in the case against Hello! Ltd.

Even at red carpet events, event photographers have occasionally ignored certain celebrities due to disagreements or dissatisfaction with their behavior. Initially, they may express disapproval by jeering at the celebrity as a warning. However, if this is ignored repeatedly—for instance, if the star fails to stop for photographers or refuses to pose—they may completely refuse to capture images of that particular celebrity as a professional response.

This situation typically unfolds when a star disregards or shows disrespect towards photographers, thus triggering professional indifference from these photographers towards the offending party.

Brand Photography

Brand imagery is a collection of professional photos that visually portray your company, aligning with its visual persona through the application of color schemes, moods, props, and sets. This can incorporate images of you personally, your team members, your offerings or products in action, the process involved in creating those products or services as well as snapshots from your workspace and other unique features representative of your enterprise. 

Perhaps you have previously had a professionally clicked portrait for use on platforms like LinkedIn or an ‘About Us’ web page. While such high-quality headshots indeed play a significant role; they merely represent one component within the broader branding spectrum. To ensure that their business presents itself optimally at all times across various promotional materials over time; entrepreneurs should seek to maintain an array of consistently stylized and meticulously crafted photographs. 

Findings reveal 80% customer confidence towards enterprises whose founders are actively present on social media platforms; moreover 75% demonstrated increased propensity to purchase from these businesses. This doesn’t imply that these pictures are exclusively meant for social media usage nor do they necessarily need always to include you: it merely emphasizes consumers’ desire for personal connections – wanting beyond just corporate interactions – aspiring to interact with actual people behind the brands and resonate with them on a more human level.

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