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Spring Photography Giveaway Challenge! Win 1 of 3 Packages!

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Win 1 of 3 Photography Packages!

Spring is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate, than a wedding, portrait session and Photo Booth giveaway! We're giving away a complimentary 6-hr wedding basic package. We're also giving away a photo session, good for a 30 min anniversary, portrait, headshot, or engagement session, etc. Dress rentals (size permitting) will be included and chosen from the few options we have to offer.

That's not all, we're also giving away a 2-hr Photo Booth package! You could win one, or all three.

Click HERE for more details.2018 Travel Dates

Can't make it to New York City for a photo session? I'm traveling this year so mark your calendars and contact me ASAP to book your session while I'm in your city! 

Las Vegas, NV: 2/24/18-3/1/18 Miami, FL: 3/9/18-3/11/18 CANCELLED Boston, MA: 3/23/18-3/25/18 San Diego, CA: 4/1/18-4/6/18 (tentative) Cape Cod, MA: 7/1/18-7/5/18 Boston, MA: 9/1/18-9/4/18 Richmond, VA: 9/7/18-9/9/18 Charlottesville, VA: 10/11/18-10/14/18

About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer that also shoots headshots, portraits and events and provides photo booth services and rental. She has photographed couples in Hawaii, Boston, Florida, California, Philippines, Canada, Barbados and other destination caribbean islands. Angelica continues to  be published in many publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News – Down The Aisle, Time Out New York, The Huffington Post, Staten Island Live news, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com, The Frosted Petticoat and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2013 and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2014 and have also won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2014. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. She utilizes natural lighting as well as off-camera lighting to ensure her clients receive beautiful photos from a Style Me Pretty type of natural look to an editorial/dramatic magazine worthy look. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). On top of capturing weddings, she also provides photo booth option for her clients called the InstaMemory Booth, which is always a hit at any event! She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC. Angelica would love to hear from you so send an inquiry to book your wedding and engagement sessions at info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com

2008-2018 © Copyright | Angelica Criscuolo Photography| All Rights Reserved | info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com | NYC Wedding Photographer travels to New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Destination Weddings worldwide including Caribbean, Philippines, India, Europe, Polynesian Islands & more.Engagement Photographer and Luxury Boudoir photography. Photo booth rental and service. NO travel fee to San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Boston, DC – Available for Travel.

New York Headshot Photographer - Brandon

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Brandon is in the financial world and whether you're a CEO, a small business owner, an accountant CPA for accounting firms,  everyone needs a headshot. Your website or LinkedIn profile requires the best photo of you. Head hunters, recruiters, your clients or customers that go to your website, they all review a lot of headshots on websites and having that one that captures attention because it has that look you can't take your eyes away from is very important. In addition, headshots must show that you are approachable, confident, and friendly. A true professional headshot photographer doesn't just ask you to smile and click a photo, the look at all the angles, work with your eyes, the window to any headshot, smile, facial expression, in addition to lighting and high quality retouching. Work with a professional headshot photographer and you will get noticed. Being voted Best of 2016 Event Photographer by LinkedIn, it just shows that my clients on LinkedIn understand the value of professional photographs for their headshots and events. You can find me at www.linkedin.com/profinder or directly at www.CriscuoloHeadshots.com New York Corporate Headshot photographerHeadshot photographer in NYC for financeNYC Headshot photographer

Book your headshot photos at www.CriscuoloHeadshots.com or email info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com

Session availability in Manhattan New York studio by appointment only.

About Angelica Criscuolo: Angelica is based in NYC and photographs headshots. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Boston University’s School of Communication and transitioned from in front of the camera, to behind the camera. She enjoys capturing your real persona, while attaining the confident and approachable look to represent your brand, whether or not you’re an actor, a CEO, an entrepreneur, an employee who needs a LinkedIn profile headshot or going on a dating website service. What makes Angelica a unique headshot photographer is that she knows and understands what Talent Agents/Casting Agents are looking for due to her experience working with SAG-AFTRA’s Commercials Department, where she dealt with casting and talent agents on a daily basis. She has also studied from the best headshot photographer, Peter Hurley, and continues to be mentored by him. She incorporates this knowledge into her corporate and portrait headshots.

Angelica lives in New York City, but travels worldwide for work. Consider her bags packed and passport in hand!

You can review more of her work at: www.criscuoloheadshots.com www.angelicacriscuolophotography.com www.instamemorybooth.com

New York Headshot Photographer - Hadrian

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Hadrian is an amazing actors and person and we worked on his New York headshot photos to update his look. We wanted to showcase his dark and handsome look, but make him look approachable and friendly. When it comes to casting directors who review hundreds of headshots, having that one that captures attention because it has that look you can't take your eyes away from. In addition, headshots must show that you are approachable, confident, and friendly. A true professional headshot photographer doesn't just ask you to smile and click a photo, the look at all the angles, work with your eyes, the window to any headshot, smile, facial expression, in addition to lighting and high quality retouching. Work with a professional headshot photographer and you will get noticed. Work with a professional headshot photographer and you will get noticed. Being voted Best of 2016 Event Photographer by LinkedIn, it just shows that my clients on LinkedIn understand the value of professional photographs for their headshots and events. You can find me at www.linkedin.com/profinder or directly at www.CriscuoloHeadshots.com

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Book your headshot photos at www.CriscuoloHeadshots.com or email info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com

Session availability in Manhattan New York studio by appointment only.

About Angelica Criscuolo: Angelica is based in NYC and photographs headshots. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Boston University’s School of Communication and transitioned from in front of the camera, to behind the camera. She enjoys capturing your real persona, while attaining the confident and approachable look to represent your brand, whether or not you’re an actor, a CEO, an entrepreneur, an employee who needs a LinkedIn profile headshot or going on a dating website service. What makes Angelica a unique headshot photographer is that she knows and understands what Talent Agents/Casting Agents are looking for due to her experience working with SAG-AFTRA’s Commercials Department, where she dealt with casting and talent agents on a daily basis. She has also studied from the best headshot photographer, Peter Hurley, and continues to be mentored by him. She incorporates this knowledge into her corporate and portrait headshots.

Angelica lives in New York City, but travels worldwide for work. Consider her bags packed and passport in hand!

You can review more of her work at: www.criscuoloheadshots.com www.angelicacriscuolophotography.com www.instamemorybooth.com

New York Headshot Photographer - Claude

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Claude is a SAG-AFTRA member and we worked on her new New York headshot photos to update her great look. When it comes to casting directors who review hundreds of headshots, having that one that captures attention because it has that look you can't take your eyes away from. In addition, headshots must show that you are approachable, confident, and friendly. This goes for a CEO, real estate, CPA, doctor, entrepreneur, and everyone! A true professional headshot photographer doesn't just ask you to smile and click a photo, the look at all the angles, work with your eyes, the window to any headshot, smile, facial expression, in addition to lighting and high quality retouching. Work with a professional headshot photographer and you will get noticed. Being voted Best of 2016 Event Photographer by LinkedIn, it just shows that my clients on LinkedIn understand the value of professional photographs for their headshots and events. You can find me at www.linkedin.com/profinder or directly at www.CriscuoloHeadshots.com New York Headshot photographers NYCNYC headshot photographer for casting directors and talent agentsNew York headshot photography for SAG-AFTRA membersSAG-AFTRA headshot photos in NYC

 

Book your headshot photos at www.CriscuoloHeadshots.com or email info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com

Session availability in Manhattan New York studio by appointment only.

About Angelica Criscuolo: Angelica is based in NYC and photographs headshots. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Boston University’s School of Communication and transitioned from in front of the camera, to behind the camera. She enjoys capturing your real persona, while attaining the confident and approachable look to represent your brand, whether or not you’re an actor, a CEO, an entrepreneur, an employee who needs a LinkedIn profile headshot or going on a dating website service. What makes Angelica a unique headshot photographer is that she knows and understands what Talent Agents/Casting Agents are looking for due to her experience working with SAG-AFTRA’s Commercials Department, where she dealt with casting and talent agents on a daily basis. She has also studied from the best headshot photographer, Peter Hurley, and continues to be mentored by him. She incorporates this knowledge into her corporate and portrait headshots.

Angelica lives in New York City, but travels worldwide for work. Consider her bags packed and passport in hand!

You can review more of her work at: www.criscuoloheadshots.com www.angelicacriscuolophotography.com www.instamemorybooth.com

New York Headshot Photographer | Boris - Information Technology

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Boris works in Information technology and he knows the importance of getting a professional new york headshot from NYC headshot photographer, Criscuolo Headshots.

Book your headshot photos at www.CriscuoloHeadshots.com or email info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com

Session availability in Manhattan and LIC studio by appointment only.

About Angelica Criscuolo: Angelica photographs headshots and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree from Boston University's School of Communication. She enjoys capturing your real persona, while attaining the confident and approachable look to represent your brand, whether or not you're an actor, a CEO, an entrepreneur, an employee who needs a LinkedIn profile or going on a dating website service. What makes Angelica a unique headshot photographer is that she knows and understands what Talent Agents/Casting Agents are looking for due to her experience working with SAG-AFTRA's Commercials Department, where she dealt with casting and talent agents on a daily basis. She has also studied from the best headshot photographer, Peter Hurley, and continues to be mentored by him. She incorporates this knowledge into her corporate and portrait headshots.

Angelica lives in New York, but travels worldwide for work. Consider her bags packed and passport in hand!

You can review more of her work at: www.criscuoloheadshots.comwww.angelicacriscuolophotography.comwww.instamemorybooth.com

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New York Headshot Photographer | Namyoung - Fashion Designer

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Nam is a fashion designer who has travelled worldwide seeking the best designs. She has worked as a designer for Tommy Hilfiger in NYC and as a head designer for Old Navy in San Francisco. Currently she lives in New York with her husband, and knows the value of a great headshot.

Book your headshot photos at www.CriscuoloHeadshots.com or email info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com

Session availability in Manhattan and LIC studio by appointment only.

About Angelica Criscuolo: Angelica photographs headshots and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree from Boston University's School of Communication. She enjoys capturing your real persona, while attaining the confident and approachable look to represent your brand, whether or not you're an actor, a CEO, an entrepreneur, an employee who needs a LinkedIn profile or going on a dating website service. What makes Angelica a unique headshot photographer is that she knows and understands what Talent Agents/Casting Agents are looking for due to her experience working with SAG-AFTRA's Commercials Department, where she dealt with casting and talent agents on a daily basis. She has also studied from the best headshot photographer, Peter Hurley, and continues to be mentored by him. She incorporates this knowledge into her corporate and portrait headshots.

Angelica lives in New York, but travels worldwide for work. Consider her bags packed and passport in hand!

You can review more of her work at: www.criscuoloheadshots.com www.angelicacriscuolophotography.com www.instamemorybooth.com

New York Headshot Photographer for Actors, CEO, Corporate, Real Estate, Social Media, and more!

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These days, everyone is linked to the world wide web, it's not just millennials who are web and social media savvy anymore. Chief Executive Officers (CEO), corporations and their personnel, advertisers, ad agencies and more are going online to capture those consumers and viewers. However, an online presence means the faces of these companies are more important than ever. Everyone wants to know about the CEO and what he/she looks like. Everyone wants to know who you are in your LinkedIn profile. Real Estate Agents are getting better profile photos because customers want that friendly face when they are purchasing their new home. Your financial agent has to look friendly as well because customers are entrusting them with their retirement or their finances. Medical professionals are in the same boat, because if you are entrusting them with your life, they better have those friendly eyes that show they do care about you. Best New York Headshot Photographer for Corporate, Actors, Realtors, Doctors, Professionals

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These are just a few reasons why headshots are not just for actors, dancers, entertainers and musicians anymore. Professional headshots are a must for every professional, whether or not you're part of a company, an actor, dancer, musician, or someone looking for a job and need a headshot for your LinkedIn profile, Facebook, or any other social media. It has is imperative to get the right look for your profile. You cannot just have a friend with a camera take your headshot. A selfie taken with your iPhone, Galaxy, or tablet is definitely not what you should be posting! You need professional headshots because you want people to see that you care about the quality of your image enough to make sure it is taken by a professional who knows how to capture that friendly and confident look in your eyes and bring out the best expressions. Photographers who know lighting and can coach you is important. If your photo looks amateur, then that next client, agent, viewer, or follower, will go choose someone else.

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Take this excerpt from an article written by Backstage.com and their #1 word of advice regarding headshots:

"1. Go pro. Spend the money. It’s worth it. Go to a professional, who is trained, understands lighting, and takes headshots for a living, not some friend who happens to have a decent camera who “sorta knows a little about photography.” Save those pictures for Instagram, and leave the headshots to the pros. Good headshots range from $400-$1200, and to get them professionally duplicated (not at CVS) will cost you another $100. Anything less is just a glorified passport photo. If the headshots look cheap, they probably are. And you look like you don’t care about your career."

Backstage may be speaking to an audience of actors and entertainers, but the above holds true for other individuals as well. Make sure you show quality in your headshot, because your audience only wants the best to follow, hire, and trust. Why cut corners when you'll only acquire customers, followers and audiences that are NOT your ideal clientele?

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So go get your headshot. Go to a professional who will do it right. It's not that easy to take a photo of someone. You just don't say "smile!" and expect magic to happen. Professionals coach you extensively in addition to just having a conversation with you during your session so they can get the right shot that says "I am confident, trustworthy, and friendly." Trust me, I'm a professional.

Best New York Headshot photographer

www.CriscuoloHeadshots.com

New York and Tri-State headshot photographer capturing faces and events since 2008. Studio and on-location photo shoot available.

Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Award 2015 - Angelica Criscuolo Photography - We won again!

Doing the Jiggy Dance everyone! We are proud to always serve our brides, grooms, couples, and all our clients and because YOU are just amazing, getting published is a breeze! We THANK YOU for this 2015 Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Award and to the editors of Two Bright Lights for choosing our wonderful clients to publish. These editors range from The Knot, to Today.com and so much more. Our couples have been published in many publications and we're very excited for this year! So much more to come. "The Editors' Choice Awards honor Two Bright Lights' members whose talent was continually recognized by top print magazine, blog and ezine editors. Their hard work and commitment to getting published places them among the top 5%, from a community made up of over 40,000 photographers and event professionals across 100 countries."

To think, there are THOUSANDS of photographers that uses Two Brights Light and my couples have been chosen to be published by editors that uses Two Bright Lights to find amazing photos and stories. THANK YOU to our amazing clients, couples and brides and grooms in New York (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx), New Jersey, California, Florida, Caribbean, Hawaii, Long Island, and Destination weddings!!!

Thanks again everyone for making Angelica Criscuolo Photography a success! "Like" our Facebook page and follow our newsfeed!

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Wedding Wire and The Knot Best of Wedding Winner Angelica Criscuolo Photography

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New York Wedding Photographer - Winner of Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Award 2014

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This is an amazing year! We found out that New York Wedding Photographer Angelica Criscuolo Photography did not just win The Knot Best of Weddings Awards and the WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award, but we are also now the winner of the Two Bright Lights 2014 Editors' Choice Award!

We are now part of an exclusive group whose number of published features in 2013 placed Angelica Criscuolo Photography among the top 5% of all Two Bright Lights members!

The award recognizes the hard work and talent required to be repeatedly featured in top magazines and blogs. Among more than 35,000 photographers and vendors competing for publication, the Editors' Choice winners represent the best-of-the-best. woohoo!!!

THANK YOU Two Bright Lights and THANK YOU to our amazing clients, couples and brides and grooms in New York, New Jersey, Long Island, and Destination weddings!!!

Follow us on Facebook/AngelicaCriscuoloPhotography and Twitter/Instagram @ACphotographyNY

New York Wedding Photographer Award winning Photography Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Awards

The Knot Best of Wedding 2014 Best New York Wedding Photographer

About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer based in New York, NYC that also shoots boudoir, portraits and events in New Jersey, Upstate New York and Long Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Sand Diego, Boston, Miami and Destination Weddings. She has been published in many publications including The New York Times, , Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com, Style Me Pretty and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2013 and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2014 and have also won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2014 in addition to Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Award 2014. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. Taking photographs to commemorate memories is what she does best and Angelica is very passionate about her work. She continues to hone her craft with the industry’s finest in wedding and commercial photography so her clients only gets the best images. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC.

Senior Portraits & Head Shots in New York, NJ, Long Island

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Parents of Seniors and future grads! Summer is ending and your child's senior year starts in a few days!!! Seniors, do you want your yearbook to have the same cap and gown look like everyone else, or do you want to have YOUR picture the way you want to be in your yearbook? Contact me soon so we can book your senior portrait session anywhere in New York (Manhattan, Queens NY, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Bronx), Long Island, New Jersey and even Connecticut! Remember, most schools require that your pictures are due for submission in the FALL so make sure to book your session as soon as possible to make the deadline. Senior Portraits have been used for head shots as well! Email Angelica Criscuolo Photography at info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com for more details. Referral programs also welcome. The more seniors you refer, the more credit you will receive towards prints. Any seniors under 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

So would  you rather have this type of senior portrait picture....yes that is me...please be kind...I didn't know I had options back in 199x...

Or these type of portraits? I chose these!

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Here are some samples of head shots taken in NYC, Brooklyn, Staten Island and NJ. Travel to NYC and parts of Long Island and NJ are included in the session fee.

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About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is a photographer that shoots weddings, portraits and events in New York, NJ, PA, CT, and Destination Weddings like Barbados, Dominican Republic, Philippines and travels anywhere in the USA and foreign countries. She has been published in many publications including The New York Times, Engagement 101, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire,Brides.com and more! Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients. Taking photographs to commemorate memories is what she does best and Angelica is very passionate about her work. She continues to mentor with the industry's finest in wedding and commercial photography. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).

New York City Head Shots - RW

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Wanted to share a few New York City head shots I did with a client last week...was it last week? Did I lose a week? The things my brain goes through! A former client referred my services and my new client, Raquel, was in need of last-minute head shots...When I say last minute I mean she needed them by 11AM the NEXT day! So I went to my home studio, grabbed my equipment and came back into Manhattan to meet my client. It was a short session, but very successful. Head shot sessions do not need to be over an hour long, but usually I take time with clients and go to different locations to get the lifestyle feel of a modern head shot. When you take an individual, whether an actor, singer, writer, etc, casting directors tend to want to see them in their natural elements so they can imagine this person in their show, commercial, movie, etc. Nothing wrong with studio head shots. If you have a very good photographer who takes their time and makes sure the lighting is done right, then you will get beautiful head shots. Because we were limited in time and location, I met my client in Grand Central, found a secluded area with enough lighting to work with (which was fine since I also brought my torch light and reflector) and we got working. I had Raquel change into a blue shirt to help her gorgeous eyes show more, and below are the end results. Tips for anyone doing head shots, shoot at a higher angle so the client is looking a bit up at you to open their eyes. Another very good tip is to get multiple angles. Raquel actually liked her left side more, but as a client ask to get different angles so you can see what your face looks likes. You never know if a side of your profile actually looks best when taken by a professional photographer.  

 

Portraits Are More Than Paper - Why photographs are very important and lasts forever....

Today I read a post by Jeanine Thurston, re-posted by so many photographers and non-photographers alike, and the letter that created the post stirred old memories that I too had to post it: http://fototails.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/a-letter-on-my-doorstep-portraits-are-more-than-paper/ After reading the letter, I cannot help but feel this person's regret of not understanding how pictures are so much more lasting than "trivial" items. Portraits and photographs  are more than a piece of paper, since it helps memorialize an event or a person or a special memory of a newborn being born or children growing up with families, a wedding, and more. From time to time I do get the "oh no! there she is again!" when I take out my camera and start photographing family and friends when we're together privately or out so I can capture those memories.  Many say their memories are in their mind and do not need photographs or videos of an event, but for me, personally, I love having a tangible visual of an event or memory with my husband, family and friends. Why do I do it? I do it because I know memories are fleeting. Getting older, my memory is not what it was years ago...and that is scary. How many times have we told ourselves I'll remember this moment forever...but later stumble upon a picture (maybe years or weeks later) taken by someone else and you truly forgot that moment occurred? I LOVE going through my pictures from time to time and remembering time spent with those I love. I have folders of digital images going back from 1999 with a miscellaneous folder where I added scanned images of older paper photographs.

Maybe some think that going overboard...and some may think its not...but each of us must do what feels right and capturing memories the way I know how feels the right way. I also take pictures because I know often time pictures are all we may have left of someone one day. A sad thought but true...and it was true for Karen L. who wrote the letter. Her letter has made this past hour an emotional roller coaster, leaving people wondering why I look like I've been crying...so here I am pretending to have a cold, but in reality I'm remembering the feeling of not having that picture I wanted and needed of someone who suddenly passed on. When my father passed away in 2007, I was creating a memorial board of him, and realized that the last picture I took with him and I alone was taken...well I couldn't find one. Honestly the last good one (not blurry or anything else) was from 2001 when I graduated college. There was one picture from my birthday party my dad threw for me at his house in 2005 that had me, him and my siblings together, and I had to cut out my siblings so I can frame that picture of me and my dad in my apartment. The picture was also blurry, but it was all I had standing next to him. Other pictures before he passed was of me taking the picture, or a group picture. Just remembering that realization made me panic. This was the eve of my father's wake and I'm scrambling to find pictures of my dad and me and I couldn't find a one.

Photographs of any event or a portrait of your family or pictures with friends are something that should not be taken for granted. For many they are not just a want or a need, but a priceless memory that can be passed on. If you haven't read Karen L's letter, read on: http://fototails.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/a-letter-on-my-doorstep-portraits-are-more-than-paper/

Thank you Jeanine for posting this letter. Karen L. and many more are in my prayers.

Happy New Year! from Angelica Criscuolo Photography

What an amazing 2011!!! Weddings, celebrity events, precious portraits of families and newborn and more filled this year and each session was a special moment to me. However, it is because of all of you that made is such a special year. I cannot wait to meet new people and explore new places in 2012!!!

Stay tuned for a special sale promotion Angelica Criscuolo Photography is having with Living Social!!! That's coming up in a few weeks...and boy will 2012 be busy!!! To ensure you get your session (especially engagement/wedding dates) booked, do not wait to contact me! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!

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Happy Holidays 2011 from New York Wedding Event Lifestyle Photographer Angelica Criscuolo Photography

2011 Fall Portrait Session Photography Special! by Angelica Criscuolo Photography

Fall is here and here's my special portrait photography savings and giveaway for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut (Tri-State) and for any destination wedding outside the Tri-State! Take advantage of all the gorgeous fall colors and book your Engagement, newborn, family, children, maternity and even head shot 1 hour portrait session today! Well, by November 11, 2011 (yes, that's 11/11/11) and receive 20% off your 1 hour session! For regular portrait sessions including newborn, family, children, maternity and head shot receive an 8x10 Metallic print and proofs on a DVD.

For all my engaged couples out there, receive 20% off  your engagement session as well, plus if you also book a wedding package for 2012 by 11/11/11 you will receive a FREE engagement book!!! GREAT as a guest book for the wedding. This is even a lot more saving since we all know how much anything wedding related costs these days! I will specially design the engagement book to fit your wedding theme.

To get the special savings as outlined above, just head on to my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/angelicacriscuolophotography and "like" the page! Very easy to get this discounted pricing! In addition, as soon as my Facebook page receives 1000 likes, I will choose a winner randomly to receive a FREE SESSION of their choosing!!!!

I cannot wait to work with you all and I am very blessed to be busy this year and cannot wait to make it more so in 2012! Look through my website for samples of my lifestyle photography and photo-journalistic style and if you have any questions do not hesitate to call 646.662.6567 or email me at info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com!

xoxo Angelica

New York Headshot Session - Lia

Had the best time capturing Lia's headshots a few weeks ago! A beautiful woman whose career is taking off, Lia was great to work with. JP Makeup Design's Jen Paelmo was on site and created Lia's natural to the more dramatic look. The result was an amazing session and it was truly a wonderful experience working with such professionals! Here's a few teasers from the beginning of the session. Towards the end of the day, the three of us explored Astoria and captured more images of Lia with her gorgeous face, makeup and hair.

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