Professional Photographers from the PhotoSesh App cover the 2017 Crawfish for Cancer NYC Boil

Professional Photographers from the PhotoSesh App cover the 2017 Crawfish for Cancer NYC Boil

The PhotoSesh Charity Campaign continues.  We had a blast with this special charity event photographing 1000+ people as they chowed down on some good ol' southern cookin. Rain or shine, these young "do-gooders" were in great spirits contributing to a great cause.  We had a portrait photographer, a fashion photographer, and added one more professional photographer to cover this awesome event.  Money raised was to benefit CFC's mission to help fund research in fighting Multiple Myeloma!  What a great organization!  Bravo to everyone involved! 

PhotoSesh credit goes to some of our favorite PhotoSesh photogs Aline Velter, Julian Chokkattu, and Shavon Meyers!

To see the pics from this event, CHECK THEM OUT HERE!

 

About Crawfish for Cancer, Inc.

Started in 2008, Crawfish for Cancer (CFC Inc.) is dedicated to fundraising for multiple myeloma cancer research. By hosting events that cater to young professionals we are able to provide much needed funds in the fight against this currently incurable disease.  

The passion for this cause is a result of the founder of CFC, Inc.’s father having had multiple myeloma. Lieutenant Colonel Lorenzo Mayo Crowell, USAF, Retired passed away as a result of multiple myeloma in March 2014.

 

Multiple Myeloma & the MMRF

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of your plasma cells, a type of white blood cell present in your bone marrow. Plasma cells normally make proteins called antibodies to help you fight infections. In multiple myeloma cancer, a group of abnormal plasma cells (myeloma cells) multiplies, raising the number of plasma cells to a higher than normal level. Since these cells normally make proteins, the level of abnormal proteins in your blood also may go up. Health problems caused by multiple myeloma can affect your bones, immune system, kidneys and red blood cell count

We at CFC, Inc. aren’t qualified to do cancer research; therefore we turn over the success of our efforts to those that are qualified.  Since 2009, our success has benefited the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, donating $400,000 to the MMRF as of 2016.

To participate, contribute, or learn more please visit:  https://www.crawfishforcancer.org/

How to Hire Professional Photographers Without the Usual Price Tag

- By Nick G.

Your child’s birthday is approaching and you’d love beautiful, professional photos of their special day.

You’re hunting for the perfect career and know that having professional photos will set you apart from the crowd.

You’re planning an event and need a professional photographer, but can’t justify the massive cost.

You’re starting a business and need professional photos of your team, your products or your store but can’t afford the usual rates of a commercial photographer.

Do any of the above situations sound familiar? Professional photographers can work magic and capture an event in amazing detail, but they’re very costly – often $100 an hour or more – and usually have strict minimum time commitments.

What if you could hire a professional photographer for your event without the time commitment or the huge hourly fee?

Introducing PhotoSesh

PhotoSesh is a free iOS app that lets you find and hire professional photographers in your area, all at a fraction of the usual cost.

Instead of searching on Google or flicking through the Yellow Pages, you can simply open the PhotoSesh iOS app and instantly find and hire photographers in your area.

You can sort photographers by location to find professional photographers close to you, view photography portfolios, or sort results by price to find the most affordable photographers in your area from just $30 per hour.

Using PhotoSesh is simple

Here’s how it works:

Once you’ve found a photographer you like from the database of expert professional photographers, choose PhotoSesh Now to book them right away. You can also select PhotoSesh Later to set a date and time for your photography session.

Choose from any of 16 photography categories and you’ll soon have a professional photographer making their way to your location to photograph your event.

All of PhotoSesh’s photographers are pre-screened and rated, letting you search for reliable photographers with the skills and experience required to capture amazing photos of your event.

Since payments are handled via credit card through the PhotoSesh app and the cost of your photographer is displayed before you book, there’s no need to worry about surprise costs, writing checks or paying in cash.

How much can you save?

The photographers on PhotoSesh are all freelance professional photographers who offer their services at a discount. PhotoSesh lets them fill in gaps in their schedules, letting you access your area’s best photographers from just $30 per hour.

For $30 to $75 per hour, you can access some of the world’s most talented freelance photographers for your special event, commercial photography session or any other purpose.

How to use PhotoSesh to remember great moments

From little league games to children’s birthday parties, there are some occasions that deserve to be remembered forever in beautiful photos.

It’s easy to use PhotoSesh to get professional photos of birthday parties, sports games, family events and more. Just use PhotoSesh Later to book a professional photographer for your event and you’ll get a set of beautiful professional photos.

You’ll receive your high-resolution photos via a Dropbox link within 0 to 72 hours, giving you quick and simple access to professional photos to print, email to friends and family or keep in your collection at home.

How to use PhotoSesh to enhance your career

Do you need professional photos for your business or career? Whether you need to develop your personal brand or stand out in a competitive industry, having a set of high quality professional photos is a great way to get ahead of the competition.

Instead of paying hundreds of dollars per hour to book a photographer directly, you can use PhotoSesh Now to receive high-resolution photos of yourself, your business, your team or your latest product.

Download the App

PhotoSesh is launching in the NY, NJ and PA area in early 2016. To keep up to date as the app launches, enter your email address and we’ll send you not-so-frequent updates, as well as the latest camera tech news, free courses and more.

Are you a professional photographer?

If you’re a professional photographer, PhotoSesh can help you optimize your work day and acquire more customers. Using PhotoSesh, you can fill in the gaps in your professional schedule with profitable photography sessions.

With thousands of photographers across 1,000+ US cities in 43 states, PhotoSesh is a huge market for your professional photography skills that’s growing rapidly. Contact us for more information on joining PhotoSesh as a photographer.

Why I Need a Photographer! And How to Find an Affordable Photography Service On – Demand!

Why I Need a Photographer! And How to Find an Affordable Photography Service On – Demand!

The other day I was flipping through pictures I had taken at my daughter’s third birthday party. I smiled seeing the balloons, the aqua blue mermaid cake, squirt guns, and neighborhood kids running around in swim trunks. But there was one really important element I didn’t see anywhere: her mom—me! But finally, I found one picture of myself—oh, but wait, it’s just a lame selfie, I thought. The only picture of me at my daughter’s party was just me holding the camera out and squinting into the sun. You couldn’t even tell where I was.

While this story sounds pretty pathetic, it’s becoming more and more common. We live in the era of Pinterest parties and magazine-worthy baby showers. And, so often we are driven to get pictures of the cupcakes, tissue paper flowers and cake pops—so we can post a pristine pic of our event on Instagram. But there’s just one problem: we don’t end up in many of the pictures. Even worse, we often spend our time taking (or asking others to take) iPhone photos all night, essentially missing the whole point of our party or event in the first place: to have fun! And after spending half your party figuring out photo logistics, good luck tracking down all the pictures scattered across ten different iPhones.

It’s not practical to book a full-priced photographer for every barbecue, birthday and ballgame—so how do we solve this modern predicament? Luckily, there’s a new way to schedule an affordable, on - demand photographer for an event, party, sporting event or even a weekend vacation! It’s a company called PhotoSesh, and it’s fulfilling a HUGE need in the event and photography industry. You can book a professional photographer, at rates starting around $30 an hour—for any event. If I had known about this, I would have jumped at the chance to just enjoy the birthday party without worrying about taking pictures with my phone. I could have spent time with the kids and guests all while a local, professional, experienced photographer took care of it!

And, PhotoSesh isn’t just for parties. Maybe you are listing your house, or hitting up a music festival, or taking your four-legged friend out for a quick romp and want a PhotoSesh. It’s so easy and affordable; you can now hire a photographer for pretty much anything. Paying by the hour makes sense for you and the PhotoSesh photographers—who are a community of vetted, professional photographers with background checks, by the way. Plus, you can leave feedback and ratings about your experience. You can even hire a photographer outside of the PhotoSesh scheduling system, if you are blown away!

But actually, the coolest thing about this company is that, simply put, it’s got heart. It’s family-owned, service-oriented, and looks out for its clients and photographers. It’s not “just another app.” PhotoSesh makes giving back a part of their company fabric. They donate photographic coverage to food drives, charity tournaments and animal rescues. And with the spirit of giving in mind—wouldn’t an hour or two of PhotoSesh make a unique present for your parents’ anniversary? Or a friend’s moving day?   

When it comes right down to it, we all want photographs of happy times and loved ones—and lots of them. With social media, printable picture books and blogging, beautiful pictures are a must. Taking pictures at events and parties is a must, and I know that I don’t want to spend my daughter’s fourth birthday behind my iPhone. So, with the PhotoSeshApp, I can look forward to sitting back and relaxing, knowing that PhotoSesh has me covered. I’m already dreaming about that special mommy-daughter birthday picture. I think I might even document our next family hike…or the neighborhood barbecue…or get some frame-worthy shots of my nephew’s little league game…I could go on, but you get the idea: PhotoSesh is a revolutionary new way to provide on-demand, affordable photography to the masses!

-Nancy M.

PhotoSesh App Launching in May 2016!!  SNEAK PREVIEW!

PhotoSesh App Launching in May 2016!! SNEAK PREVIEW!

If you haven't yet heard, we are building a mobile platform that connects customers to the PhotoSesh community, which consists of nearby talented freelance photographers and iPhoneographers who offer both on-demand and scheduled discounted sessions during the gaps in their schedules that would otherwise yield zero income.

HERE'S A SNEAK PREVIEW OF WHAT'S TO COME THIS MAY WHEN WE LAUNCH AT TECHCRUNCH DISRUPTNY 2016!!!


What problem are we solving?

        Hiring a photographer is tedious at best; exhausting at worst. Plus, it's a process which lacks transparency of pricing, reviews and usage rights.  Customers have to waste valuable time to search portfolios, compare websites, scan cherry-picked testimonials, search or call for quotes, and finally, check availability. If schedules don't match up; it's back to square one. 

Even worse than time spent finding and vetting a photographer is the current "Do It Yourself" trend--people who attempt to take their own--or ask guests to take their own--photos at their own events. In addition to less-than-stellar photographic results, this trend leaves little time for a host to mingle, handle event details, eat, enjoy the party, and actually BE in the pictures.

However, DIY still remains a tempting option due to the high cost and time investment associated with hiring a photographer.


There is a second problem that our platform solves: with limited marketing budgets, many photographers have trouble filling their appointment books.  They also don't pick up much work while traveling or out of town.  Most photographers we surveyed have little success with listing sites--which usually come with added costs for subscriptions, bids, and featured listings.


  What is our solution?

        PhotoSesh will allow customers to easily search for talented photographers, in their geographical area, who are available for a specified day or time, and for the type of event relevant to the photographer's skills. 

PhotoSesh photographers work at discounts within our platform. Current rates range between $30-75 per hour, and each photographer posts their pricing to represent a discount of 25-75% on their normal rates. 

This pricing model encourages customers to book PhotoSesh photographers more often, and for more casual events when formally hiring a photographer doesn't make sense. Now, rather than being stuck behind an iPhone during a baby shower, birthday party, anniversary or wedding, hosts can enjoy the party, knowing the photography is covered.  Plus, when hired through our platform, photographs include digital usage and printing rights.


This expanded market for photographers means more clients and more bookings--keeping them busy and meeting new referrals.  After being approved and added to the PhotoSesh community at no cost, a photographer's schedule will start to fill up with customer requests. They can even accept requests while traveling. By handling bookings and payments, we serve as a photographer's marketing team, agent, and personal assistant.

No More Selfies: An On-Demand Photographer is More Affordable than You Think

No More Selfies: An On-Demand Photographer is More Affordable than You Think

By: Meagan L.

The other day I was flipping through pictures I had taken at my daughter’s third birthday party. I smiled seeing the balloons, the aqua blue mermaid cake, squirt guns, and neighborhood kids running around in swim trunks. But there was one really important element I didn’t see anywhere: her mom—me! But finally, I found one picture of myself—oh, but wait, it’s just a lame selfie, I thought. The only picture of me at my daughter’s party was just me holding the camera out and squinting into the sun. You couldn’t even tell where I was.

While this story sounds pretty pathetic, it’s becoming more and more common. We live in the era of Pinterest parties and magazine-worthy baby showers. And, so often we are driven to get pictures of the cupcakes, tissue paper flowers and cake pops—so we can post a pristine pic of our event on Instagram. But there’s just one problem: we don’t end up in many of the pictures. Even worse, we often spend our time taking (or asking others to take) iPhone photos all night, essentially missing the whole point of our party or event in the first place: to have fun! And after spending half your party figuring out photo logistics, good luck tracking down all the pictures scattered across ten different iPhones.

It’s not practical to book a full-priced photographer for every barbecue, birthday and ballgame—so how do we solve this modern predicament? Luckily, there’s a new way to schedule an affordable, on-demand photographer for an event, party, sporting event or even a weekend vacation! It’s a company called PhotoSesh, and it’s fulfilling a HUGE need in the event and photography industry. You can book a professional photographer, at rates starting around $30 an hour—for any event. If I had known about this, I would have jumped at the chance to just enjoy the birthday party without worrying about taking pictures with my phone. I could have spent time with the kids and guests all while a local, professional, experienced photographer took care of it!

And, PhotoSesh isn’t just for parties. Maybe you are listing your house, or hitting up a music festival, or taking your four-legged friend out for a quick romp and want a PhotoSesh. It’s so easy and affordable; you can now hire a photographer for pretty much anything. Paying by the hour makes sense for you and the PhotoSesh photographers—who are a community of vetted, professional photographers with background checks, by the way. Plus, you can leave feedback and ratings about your experience. You can even hire a photographer outside of the PhotoSesh scheduling system, if you are blown away!

But actually, the coolest thing about this company is that, simply put, it’s got heart. It’s family-owned, service-oriented, and looks out for its clients and photographers. It’s not “just another app.” PhotoSesh makes giving back a part of their company fabric. They donate photographic coverage to food drives, charity tournaments and animal rescues. And with the spirit of giving in mind—wouldn’t an hour or two of PhotoSesh make a unique present for your parents’ anniversary? Or a friend’s moving day?   

When it comes right down to it, we all want photographs of happy times and loved ones—and lots of them. With social media, printable picture books and blogging, beautiful pictures are a must. Taking pictures at events and parties is a must, and I know that I don’t want to spend my daughter’s fourth birthday behind my iPhone. So, with the PhotoSeshApp, I can look forward to sitting back and relaxing, knowing that PhotoSesh has me covered. I’m already dreaming about that special mommy-daughter birthday picture. I think I might even document our next family hike…or the neighborhood barbecue…or get some frame-worthy shots of my nephew’s little league game…I could go on, but you get the idea: PhotoSesh is a revolutionary new way to provide on-demand, affordable photography to the masses!

Kate Wohlrab and Lauren Amendola hosted an amazing charity event to support the CarePacks4Homeless initiative last night. Paint for a Purpose was a huge success. Proceeds north of $1200 along with CarePacks made will go a long way and bring many smiles to the individuals and families without a roof to call their own. Specifically through the David B Skinner shelter and Bowery Mission. Kate and Lauren whipped this up in less than 2 weeks with the help of donated space by the American Legion, discounted pricing by Craft Clique, efforts by Nolan Johnson , Mayor Mike Gonnelli and generous donations by Michael Gonnelli Bobby Dornan, Leah Farinola Alexis Trombetta Cossolini, Catharine Naszimento Craig Bronowich Joanna MarieJaime Torrejon Reggie Rosales Torrejon Jennifer Basilio Rotella Jenn Casper Licamara Eric Licamara Nicole Bonito Michael Wurst Anthony Napoli James King Rob Acerra Alicia Marie Lavelle Acerra , Zeke Wohlrab, Ashley MarieShawn Collins Shari Seshadri Christopher Seshadri, Tom McEnroe, Lacka Family, Trombetta Family, Wohlrab Family, Dornan Family, Lisa Vaccarella Papa, and others that still need to be added to this list. PhotoSesh was privileged to shoot this event courtesy of one of their top photographers. PhotoSesh credit goes to Sean Jamar. Kate and Lauren stepped up for a great cause and resemble an amazing example of community leadership. The conversations of charity and giving were flowing heavy Friday night with some great ideas. Can’t wait to see what the next event has in store and who leads the way! The CarePacks4 Homeless initiative was born right here in North Jersey and has reached a new level thanks to these 2 ladies! Great great job! ‪#‎CP4Homeless‬ ‪‬ ‪#cause ‪#change ‪#charity ‪#dogood ‪#donate ‪#fundraiser ‪#give #giveback ‪#hunger ‪#impact ‪#poverty #cp4homeless #giving #photosesh #givingtuesday

Kate Wohlrab and Lauren Amendola hosted an amazing charity event to support the CarePacks4Homeless initiative last night. Paint for a Purpose was a huge success. Proceeds north of $1200 along with CarePacks made will go a long way and bring many smiles to the individuals and families without a roof to call their own. Specifically through the David B Skinner shelter and Bowery Mission. Kate and Lauren whipped this up in less than 2 weeks with the help of donated space by the American Legion, discounted pricing by Craft Clique, efforts by Nolan Johnson , Mayor Mike Gonnelli and generous donations by Michael Gonnelli Bobby Dornan, Leah Farinola Alexis Trombetta Cossolini, Catharine Naszimento Craig Bronowich Joanna MarieJaime Torrejon Reggie Rosales Torrejon Jennifer Basilio Rotella Jenn Casper Licamara Eric Licamara Nicole Bonito Michael Wurst Anthony Napoli James King Rob Acerra Alicia Marie Lavelle Acerra , Zeke Wohlrab, Ashley MarieShawn Collins Shari Seshadri Christopher Seshadri, Tom McEnroe, Lacka Family, Trombetta Family, Wohlrab Family, Dornan Family, Lisa Vaccarella Papa, and others that still need to be added to this list. PhotoSesh was privileged to shoot this event courtesy of one of their top photographers. PhotoSesh credit goes to Sean Jamar. Kate and Lauren stepped up for a great cause and resemble an amazing example of community leadership. The conversations of charity and giving were flowing heavy Friday night with some great ideas. Can’t wait to see what the next event has in store and who leads the way! The CarePacks4 Homeless initiative was born right here in North Jersey and has reached a new level thanks to these 2 ladies! Great great job! ‪#‎CP4Homeless‬ ‪‬ ‪#cause ‪#change ‪#charity ‪#dogood ‪#donate ‪#fundraiser ‪#give #giveback ‪#hunger ‪#impact ‪#poverty #cp4homeless #giving #photosesh #givingtuesday

CarePacks4Homeless event is COMPLETE: This past Tuesday night the goods were delivered to the David B. Skinner shelter! #givingtuesday @sharisesh83 @realestatemachine

CarePacks4Homeless event is COMPLETE: This past Tuesday night the goods were delivered to the David B. Skinner shelter! #givingtuesday @sharisesh83 @realestatemachine

Unbelievable turnout to a great charity event for the homeless. Thanks everyone for shopping at the dollar store, coming out, and donating CarePacks 4 the Homeless with only 5 days notice. Big success with over 80 CarePacks total to be donated to David B. Skinner shelter and other members of the Emergency Shelter Network.

Unbelievable turnout to a great charity event for the homeless. Thanks everyone for shopping at the dollar store, coming out, and donating CarePacks 4 the Homeless with only 5 days notice. Big success with over 80 CarePacks total to be donated to David B. Skinner shelter and other members of the Emergency Shelter Network.

PhotoSesh photographer with iPhone and Moment Wide Lens used for this Luxury Real Estate Listing. 8 Fox Hill Drive Wayne, NJ @sesh2727 @sharisesh83 @marcbarros @moment_lens @remax @realestatemachine #instahome #dreamhome #momentlens #momentwide

PhotoSesh photographer with iPhone and Moment Wide Lens used for this Luxury Real Estate Listing.
8 Fox Hill Drive Wayne, NJ @sesh2727 @sharisesh83 @marcbarros @moment_lens @remax @realestatemachine #instahome #dreamhome #momentlens #momentwide

Happy Birthday Natty!! #cinnamonrollhug #cinnamonroll #photosesh

Happy Birthday Natty!! #cinnamonrollhug #cinnamonroll #photosesh

Always take a 15min break during a good sunset. #EnjoyTheMoment Building #PhotoSesh Day N Night #summer #sunset #happy #homeoffice #nosleep #thebuild #startup

Always take a 15min break during a good sunset. #EnjoyTheMoment Building #PhotoSesh Day N Night #summer #sunset #happy #homeoffice #nosleep #thebuild #startup

Congrats to Jen & Eric Licamara 6-19-15. #photosesh #cinnamonroll #cinnamonrollhug #wedding #jeric61915

Congrats to Jen & Eric Licamara 6-19-15. #photosesh #cinnamonroll #cinnamonrollhug #wedding #jeric61915

#cinnamonrollhug #wedding #summer #friends #happy #photosesh #iphoneonly

#cinnamonrollhug #wedding #summer #friends #happy #photosesh #iphoneonly

Care Package for the Homeless. This one went out to our new friend Ashley who we met in midtown Manhattan. More details on giving to Ashley on Facebook.

Care Package for the Homeless. This one went out to our new friend Ashley who we met in midtown Manhattan. More details on giving to Ashley on Facebook.

#PhotoSesh captures more moments. PhotoSeshing for free at #EDCNY !!! @insomniacevents @teejay_coloreo @napbacktoback @jimmykingnyc @bobbydee15

#PhotoSesh captures more moments. PhotoSeshing for free at #EDCNY !!! @insomniacevents @teejay_coloreo @napbacktoback @jimmykingnyc @bobbydee15

Day N Night #iphoneonly #iphonesia #photosesh #photoseshnow #instagood #photooftheday #picoftheday #instadaily #igers #instalike #nycevents #iphoneography #iphoneographermovement #photoseshcommunity #startup

Day N Night
#iphoneonly #iphonesia #photosesh #photoseshnow #instagood #photooftheday #picoftheday #instadaily #igers #instalike #nycevents #iphoneography #iphoneographermovement #photoseshcommunity #startup

@pluralsight Great job at TechDayNY. Good meeting you! #talentpool #startup #photosesh #iphoneonly #iphonesia #iphoneography

@pluralsight Great job at TechDayNY. Good meeting you! #talentpool #startup #photosesh #iphoneonly #iphonesia #iphoneography

@blueapron Great Job at techday! This company is great. Too many times we find ourselves running back to a store because we forgot an ingredient for dinner. Blue apron solves that by bringing us everything we need for exactly how many people are eating. #blueapron & #photosesh are key ingredients to a party! #iphoneonly #iphoneography #iphonesia #iphoneographermovement

@blueapron Great Job at techday! This company is great. Too many times we find ourselves running back to a store because we forgot an ingredient for dinner. Blue apron solves that by bringing us everything we need for exactly how many people are eating. #blueapron & #photosesh are key ingredients to a party! #iphoneonly #iphoneography #iphonesia #iphoneographermovement

@hotelied Great idea. Best of luck to you all. #photosesh #vacationpics #touristpics

@hotelied Great idea. Best of luck to you all. #photosesh #vacationpics #touristpics