Services and Pricing

Wedding Photography

We provide high quality, artistic wedding photography at very reasonable prices.

About our Wedding Photography:

  • We’re a husband and wife team and always work together, so when you hire us you get two photographers for the price of one.  This also allows us to provide you with excellent coverage of your wedding and our distinct photographic styles give you a unique selection of images.
  • Style:  Our overall style is photojournalistic, but we make sure to get all the desirable traditional shots as well to insure you have a great selection.  We especially enjoy capturing people during candid moments and feel it is the best way to document special moments that may have otherwise been forgotten.
  • If you have a particular style of photography that you prefer, we will be sure to accommodate you.  For example, some of our clients have requested that half of their photos are in black and white.
  • During your event we will work hard to insure we capture all the important moments.  We dress to blend in with your guests and we pride ourselves on getting all the shots while remaining unobtrusive throughout the day.

Wedding and Engagement Packages Include:

  • Two Photographers for the price of one!
  • Professional Color Correction, Adjustment, and Retouching of All Images
  • Online Gallery that you can share with family and friends
  • High Resolution Images burned onto an archival quality CD
  • Optional Wedding Album (Starting at $150)
  • Optional Print ordering through your online gallery

Half Day Wedding Package – $1500

  • 4 Hours of Photography – (actual shooting time, not including preparation)
  • Up to 2 Locations
  • 100 – 150 High Resolution, Digitally Processed Images Burned onto a CD
  • One 8×10 Print (photo of your choice)

Full Day Wedding Package – $2800

  • 8 Hours of Photography – (actual shooting time, not including preparation)
  • Up to 3 Locations
  • 200 – 300 High Resolution, Digitally Processed Images Burned onto a CD
  • Three 8×10 Prints (photos of your choice)

Engagement Package – $450

  • One Hour of Photography – (actual shooting time, not including preparation)
  • Up to 2 locations – maybe the place you met or your favorite spot to relax together
  • 10 – 15 High Resolution, Digitally Processed Images Burned onto a CD

All of our packages are flexible and can be modified to fit your needs! Please feel free to Contact Us with any questions.

A note on Digital Post Production work:  Digital post-production is as important a part of every photographers work as taking the photos themselves.  For each project we spend many hours transforming raw digital images from the camera into high quality finished images.  Digital post production nowadays is what the darkroom was to photography in the past.  Our technique and attention to detail in this process leaves our customers with not just photos, but with unique pieces of artwork.

Event Photography

Black Paw Photo Event Photography

At Black Paw Photo, we specialize in capturing your once in a lifetime experiences in a natural, unchoreographed way. We can cover almost any type of event photography including:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Bridal Showers and Baby Showers
  • Social Gatherings
  • Corporate Events – including: parties, award ceremonies, conventions, and tradeshows
  • Large Scale Public Events – See our logistical photos for the NYRR during the 2010 NYC Marathon!
  • Religious Events such as: Christenings, Bat Mitzvahs, and Bar Mitzvahs
  • Sports, Races, and Golf Tournaments

We consider it a privilege to provide coverage of your most important moments, and we do our best to provide you with a beautiful record of the day’s memories. We enjoy our work very much, and with a candid photojournalistic style we capture natural, unique images that will be treasured forever. Our customers are impressed with our ability to remain invisible while documenting moments that otherwise may have gone unnoticed. We Guarantee you’ll enjoy your time with us and be thrilled with the results!

All Event Photography Includes the Following:

  • Two Photographers for the price of one!
  • Online Gallery to share with family, friends, and colleagues
  • High Resolution Images burned onto an archival quality CD
  • Optional Printed Photo Album/Book (Starting at $150)
  • Optional Print ordering through your online gallery

Depending on the type of event, we have two basic hourly rates:

Just the Photos Package – $200 per hour

This package is designed for clients who require immediate delivery of their images, have the need or means to process the images themselves, and for those that are on a tight budget.  It includes:

  • Professional photography by Anthony and Orsi from Black Paw Photo
  • Photos may be captured in JPEG or RAW format
  • All photos will be unprocessed and straight out of the camera.  They are deliverable to the client immediately via memory card or upload to a storage device.

Complete Photography Package – $425 per hour

  • Includes everything from the package above and adds Professional Image Post Processing, which includes: Color Correction, Adjustment, and Retouching of ALL Images delivered to client.

Digital post-production is as important a part of every photographers work as taking the photos themselves.  For each project we spend many hours transforming raw digital images from the camera into high quality finished pieces.  Digital post production today is what the darkroom was to photography in the past.  Our technique and attention to detail in this process leaves our customers with not just photos, but with unique pieces of artwork.

Family Portraits

Beautiful Outdoor Family Portrait Session – $450

Let us come to your favorite outdoor location to capture you and your family in the beauty of natural light!

Our outdoor photo session brings a unique, natural quality to family portrait photography and breaks the monotony of studio portraits.

We’ll meet you in a park, near a river, or in your own backyard! (depending on location, a $50 travel fee may also apply)

Family portrait sessions include the following:

  • Two Photographers for the price of one!
  • One full hour of photography (actual photo time, not including prep time)
  • 15-20 High Resolution photos burned onto a CD
  • Up to 3 different locations during the 1 hour photo session
  • All photos are fully post processed with retouching, color, and contrast adjustments
  • Online gallery you can share with friends and family, including optional print ordering

See our latest outdoor photo session here: Helen and Dave’s Portrait Session in Brooklyn Bridge Park

About the Process: So, you’re probably wondering how it takes us a whole hour to get only 15-20 final photographs. Do we just show up, take 20 pictures in 15 minutes, then hang out for the remaining 45? NO. For a typical family portrait photo shoot, we spend the entire hour taking photos of you and your loved ones. For a shoot like this we’ll end up taking anywhere from 100-150 photographs. Why so many? Well…people blink, children cry, folks make funny faces, dogs don’t stay, cousin Tommy has to use the rest room – you get the point. We then narrow down the photos to the best 25 to 40 and we provide you with an initial proofing gallery from which you can choose your favorite 20 photographs. Depending on how difficult the lighting and shooting situation is, in a worst case scenario — we may only end up with 15 to 20 great images. Lastly, we will apply artistic post processing magic to the photos to adjust them for color, contrast, cropping and blemishes. This is when we also create your Black and White or Sepia images if that was your preference. We will deliver these wonderful, beautifully processed, finished images for you to download online in full resolution and/or burn them on a CD and mail them to you.

?What if we end up with more than 20 good photos and you’d like to choose more? Easy — Should you wish to have more than the 20 photographs included in this package the fee is $35 per additional image, or $300 for an additional package of 10 images. Why do we charge this extra fee? Because it takes us extra time and work to process additional photos!

Candid Marriage Proposals

Candid Marriage Proposal Photo Session – $450

Let us capture this once in a lifetime experience in a way no one else can!

During your marriage proposal we stay out of sight to capture the natural reactions of your loved one.  We will take photos of the two of you en route to your planned proposal destination, and then capture the proposal itself.  Afterwards, we give you the option of posing together for a few photos that will celebrate the occasion.

We always work together as a 2 person photography team so you’ll get excellent coverage.  You choose the place, and we’ll be there to capture the moment!

Your Candid Marriage Proposal session includes the following:

  • Two Photographers for the price of one!
  • Candid Photography before and during your marriage proposal. (1 hour of actual photo time, not including preparation)
  • Posed shots after he or she says YES!
  • 10-15 High Resolution photos burned onto a CD
  • All photos are fully post processed with retouching, color, and contrast adjustments
  • Online gallery you can share with friends and family, including optional print ordering

See samples of our Candid Marriage Proposals here: New York City Marriage Proposal Photos

About the Process: So, you’re probably wondering how it takes us a whole hour to get only 10-15 final photographs. Do we just show up, take 15 pictures in 10 minutes, then hang out for the remaining 50? NO. For a typical marriage proposal shoot, we take some of the photos in a candid manner and the remaining photos with the couple looking at the camera together. For a shoot like this we’ll end up taking anywhere from 100-150 photos. Why so many? Well…people blink, they make funny faces, things get in the way in a candid situation, etc… We then narrow down the photos to the best 20 to 30, and we provide you with an initial proofing gallery from which you can choose your favorite 15 photographs. Depending on how difficult the lighting and shooting situation is, in a worst case scenario, we may only end up with 10 to 15 good images. Finally, we will apply our artistic post processing magic to the photos to adjust them for color, contrast, cropping and blemishes. This is when we also create your Black and White or Sepia images if you elected for us to do so. We will deliver to you these wonderfully gorgeous, beautifully processed images to download online in full resolution and burned on a CD if you’d like.

?What if we end up with more than 15 good photos and you’d like to choose more? Easy — Should you wish to have more than the 15 photographs included in this package the fee is $35 per additional image, or $300 for an additional package of 10 images. Why do we charge this extra fee? Because it takes us extra time and work to process additional photos!

Pet Portraits

Outdoor Pet Portraits – Season Special ! – $400

Let us come to your favorite outdoor location to capture you and your pet in the beauty of natural light!  Our outdoor pet portrait session captures your furry friend in a relaxed environment that’s comfortable for them.  We can hold the session in a location near you — like a park, the beach, or in your own backyard!

Our Pet Portrait sessions include the following:

  • Two Photographers for the price of one!
  • One full hour of photography (actual photo time, not including prep time)
  • 10-15 High Resolution photos burned onto a CD
  • Up to 3 different locations during the photo session
  • All photos are fully post processed with retouching, color, and contrast adjustments
  • Online gallery you can share with friends and family, including optional print ordering

See our Pet Portrait Portfolio by clicking on the link at the top of the page…and, our Silver Lake Dog Run Series is here: http://prints.blackpawphoto.com/silverlakedogs

About the Process: So, you’re probably wondering how it takes us a whole hour to get only 10-15 final photographs. Do we just show up, take 15 pictures in 8 minutes, then hang out for the remaining 52? NO, we certainly do not. For a typical pet portrait photo shoot, we spend the entire hour taking photos of your beloved pet. For a shoot like this we’ll end up taking anywhere from 100-150 photographs. Why so many? Well…dogs blink, cats run away, horses get shy, and parrots sometimes just want to talk – you get the picture. We then narrow down the photos to the best 20 to 30 and we provide you with an initial proofing gallery from which you can choose your favorite 15 photographs. Depending on how difficult the lighting, the subject, and the shooting situation is, in a worst case scenario — we may only end up with 10 to 15 good images. Lastly, we will apply our magical and artistic post processing techniques to the photos to adjust them for color, contrast, cropping and blemishes. This is when we also create Black and White or Sepia images if that was your preference. We will deliver these gorgeous, beautifully processed, finished images for you to download online in full resolution and/or burn them on a CD and mail them to you. We see each image as a work of art.

What if we end up with more than 15 good photos and you’d like to choose more? Easy — Should you wish to have more than the 15 photographs included in this package the fee is $35 per additional image, or $300 for an additional package of 10 images. Why do we charge this extra fee? Because it takes us extra time and work to process additional photos!

Music Photography

Rock ‘N Roll!

We are music fans!  We love all different types of music and enjoy photographing musicians during their performances.

We have two different photography packages just for musicians at a price point that’s very reasonable.  The first package is geared toward live concert photography, and the second is designed to provide photos for album covers, posters, websites, and other promotional materials.

When we photograph musicians, we do our homework first.  We will listen to your music, visit your website and social network pages, and get an overall feel for what you are all about.  Our job is to make you look good, and to help you put forward the image you want your fans to see.  You may know exactly what you want when you contact us, or you may need some creative input to help define the type of photos you need.  Whatever the case, we are ready to handle the job!

All Music Photography sessions include the following:

  • Two Photographers for the price of one!
  • One full hour of photography (actual photo time, not including prep time)
  • All photos are fully post processed with retouching, color, and contrast adjustments
  • Online gallery you can share with friends, managers, and agents – including optional print ordering

Live Concert Photo Session – $450

  • 2 Photographers capturing multiple angles during your entire set
  • 10-15 High Resolution photos burned onto a CD

Band Photo Session – $400

  • Up to 3 locations throughout the photo session
  • 2 Photographers capturing multiple angles during the session
  • 10-15 High Resolution photos burned onto a CD

See our latest Live Music photo session here: Company of Thieves – Bowery Ballroom – New York City

About the Process: So, you’re probably wondering how it takes us a whole hour to get only 10-15 final photographs. Do we just show up, take 15 pictures in 9 minutes, then rock out and get drunk for the remaining 51 minutes of your gig? NO, we’d like to – but we don’t. For a typical music photo shoot, we spend the entire hour taking photos of your awesome band. For live music photography we’ll end up taking anywhere from 100-150 photos. Why so many? Well…lighting changes, guitarists run across the stage and block the drummer, singers jump up and down, and bass players hog the limelight…you understand. We then narrow down the photos to the best 20 to 30 and we provide you with an initial proofing gallery from which you can choose your favorite 15 photographs. Depending on how difficult the stage lighting, the subjects, and the shooting situation is — in a worst case scenario, we may only end up with 10 to 15 good images. Lastly, we will apply our super magical, artistic post processing techniques to the photos you choose in order to adjust them for color, contrast, cropping and blemishes. This is when we also create Black and White or Sepia images if that’s your preference. We will deliver these images — all edited to make you look 10 times cooler than you already are — beautifully processed and finished. You can download them online in full resolution and/or have us burn them to a CD and mail them to you. We see each image as a work of art, and the reason we do music photography is because we love music. Anthony even thinks he can play the guitar.

?What if we end up with more than 15 good photos and you’d like to choose more? Easy — Should you wish to have more than the 15 photographs included in this package the fee is $25 per additional image, or $200 for an additional package of 10 images. Why do we charge this extra fee? Because it takes us extra time and work to process additional photos!

Photo Restoration and Retouching

Photo Restoration

We can make that old torn up, beaten film photograph from the past look new again!  During the photo restoration process, we pay attention to all the smallest details to bring out the original beauty of the photograph.  We fix the damage and imperfections to leave you with a high resolution digital file that can be saved forever and printed when ever you choose.

Photo Retouching

We are highly experienced in using the latest software to produce beautiful results during the photo retouching process.  We consider photo retouching essential to the art of photography and liken it to what film developing was in the past.  We use this skill so often that we rarely go a day without fixing, adjusting, or modifying a digital image in some way.  Using our unique skills we can transform a regular, mundane photograph into a unique work of art.  We are able to work with an average photo and turn it into something spectacular.

We specialize in retouching digital photos in any way you can imagine — whether it be to add or remove a feature, adjust the colors, or change the background.  Let us know what you  your requirements are, and we’ll make it happen!  We can make fat look thinner, erase pimples, smooth out skin tones, or anything else you can imagine.

Pricing

Based on the estimated time we will need to complete your project.

Contact Us today for a quote ————– No job is to BIG or too small!

See some of our Photo Retouching and Restoration work here:  Photo Restoration and Retouching

Video Production – Commercials, Promo’s, and Music Videos

Commercials and Promotional Videos

We provide businesses with complete video production services, from idea development to the final product.

Black Paw Photo can work with you to take the message you want to deliver and turn it into a high quality video that you can use to represent your product or service.  We film everything in 1080p or 720p high definition format, and our final product can easily be embedded on your website or burned onto a DVD for playback on TV sets.

If you already know exactly what you want for your video, we can make it happen!  If you only have a basic idea of the message you want to deliver, we will work with you to develop it into a final product that makes sense for your business.  We can handle every aspect of video production; from writing a script and choosing locations, to creating motion graphics, logos, and special effects.

We are creative by nature and hold degrees in Media/Communications, Public Relations, and Marketing.  When we start a project, we always do research to learn as much about your business as possible.  By putting ourselves in your shoes we are able to use what we learn to understand your business.  We keep marketing and your brand image in mind at all times, which allows us create a product that gives you the best return for your investment.

Pricing:

Pricing for Commercials and Promo videos start at $750

Our latest promotional video can be seen here: FitNox NYC – Personal Training

Music Videos

At Black Paw Photo we’re not just videographers, we’re music lovers!  We appreciate the hard work and dedication it takes to play original music.  When we create your video, we’ll put the same energy into our work as you put into your music.   We work hard to help you put forward the look, style, and feel you want to convey to your audience.  We can also help you define your look by capturing you in a way that truthfully reflects your art, style, and philosophy.  During a video shoot, we use up to 3 cameras simultaneously to capture different angles.

We always work as a two person team, and having two distinct artistic styles, we use our diverse perspectives develop and define the final production.  Whether you want your video to be a live performance shoot or if you want to tell a story by filming different scenes — we can handle it!  If you only have a partial idea that you want to develop, we can help you with that as wekk. When you work with us, we Guarantee you’ll have a good time and be happy with the results!

Sound Recording:  We provide sound recording for solo artists at an additional charge.  We are equipped to record up to three sources simultaneously into a Digital Audio Workstation using Ableton Live Software.  We can handle 1-2 instruments directly plugged into our mixer via 1/4″ TRS plugins (such as a guitar or bass), any type of instrument that with line level outputs (such as a keyboard or MPC), and up to two XLR mic inputs.

Digital post-production is an important part of every job. For each project we spend several hours transforming the raw digital footage from the camera by carefully adjusting the colors, cuts, and special effects.

Pricing:

Pricing for music videos starts at an affordable $750

An example of an entry level video at this starting rate can be seen here:  Enrico Arcaro: Slave Pen

Product Photography

We provide product photography services at our studio and can provide you with just about any type of background color you need for your product.  We work with standard black, white, and natural canvas backgrounds as well as a chroma key green background which can be removed from an image and replaced with any solid color, pattern, or scenery.

Our product photography rates are as follows:

* Single Image – $50

* 2-4 Images – $35 per image

* 5-9 Images – $30 per image

* 10-19 Images – $25 per image

* 20-49 Images – $20 per image

* 50-99 Images – $15 per image