I am a woman of many nicknames Al, Aly, Aly cat, and my personal favorite Ol' Al (this is already so interesting right?) And if I'm being honest I really don't like introducing myself but I think its super important that we get to know our clients and vise versa. Before photography I worked as short order cook for 8 years and it wasn't until I met Dan when he got a job as a waiter at the same diner I worked at and introduced me to photography and I quickly fell head over heels for both. I left the kitchen (cue woman joke) for a life of passion and people. These are a few things that make me human... My loyal beast Clark, the 17lb cat, who is everything soft and pure in this world and my muse. I live for sarcasm and I think Alanis Morissette rocks. Legends oF The Fall is my favorite movie of all time and red is my favorite color but you wouldn't think so looking at my wardrobe. I spend a lot of time outdoors which has shaped me into the tent loving, snowboarding, mountain climbing, photographing woman I am today.
My name is Dan. I studied Biology in college, and after graduating I picked up my first digital camera. I was fascinated with (and still am) the idea of shooting macro photography of insects and flowers. Unlocking new worlds. That eventually snowballed in wanting to take photos of everything. Now Al and I try to bring our cameras everywhere and provide people with a new perspective on their surroundings. I have an affinity for music, tech and the outdoors, and luckily photography is cohesive with all of it. Al and I love to learn, and we are constantly improving our craft in the pursuit of creating art.
“Let me start of by stating that I never leave a review. Ever. But, wow. My husband and I hired DNA photography to photograph one of the most important days of our lives. And we were not disappointed. They absolutely blew us away with their creativity, skill and professionalism. Our wedding was beautifully and creatively captured. We were speechless as the photos exceeded our expectations (and I feel like that’s an understatement).”
where are you guys willing to go?
In a word, anywhere! We travel all throughout New York and we are always ready for a destination. Travel fees will be baked into the price
How long before I get my shots?
We pride ourselves on being quicker than the rest. We will process your images and deliver them to you in a digital format within TWO WEEKS. Can't beat that.
why can't I have the photos right away?
Without getting too technical, photos straight out of camera are in RAW format. These files are not viewable with conventional software, so they must be edited and exported.
what is post processing?
Post processing is the editing that takes place after the photos are shot. It is meticulous and it is time-consuming, but it is where we derive our style and feel. We love it as much as we love shooting the actual photos.
"why are photographers so expensive?"
Both of us asked this question before we were fully immersed in the world of photography. Now we wholly understand, and we know others are curious too. The equipment used is very expensive and the knowledge required to use it takes years to garner. A lot of work goes into it - not only during the shoot itself but afterwards as well. The editing process is long, and we carefully scrutinize each individual image before delivery. You will know what we mean once you get your photos.
Do you do video?
We specialize in stills. Video and the editing behind it is a whole other animal, and we can link you up with someone who practices it exclusively.