Wedding of Maya and Stan, Jamaica
March 28, 2009
Fashion Shoot at…
April 3, 2009

Right upon returning from Jamaica and landing in the JFK airport, I rented a car and drove into the night, continuing my day that started with shooting my couple in sunrise on a sugar cane plantation. My destination was The Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY where I finally arrived at 3 AM, tired but stirred up (hmm… that makes it a 23-hour day for me…). The hotel is a fabulous place and a pleasure to shoot in, such as during my 2-day workshop through Canon Digital Photography Forums some time ago. This time around, the Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State (PPSNYS) 3-day convention is less about shooting to me but more about industry insight on business practices – marketing, sales, customer relationship, etc.

The convention, as many others, organized in a way that attendees choose from concurring classes given my industry leaders, often nationally and internationally renowned. My speakers of choice were Rod Evans, Kevin Kubota, Mark Garber / Jennifer Gilman, and David /Ally McKay. What a load of useful information and inspiration! Certainly things to note and adapt, raising the bar of customer experience, wowing my clients, and bringing my business to yet the next level… just in time for the upcoming changes to be soon announced.

Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov is a creative director and lead photographer of Zorz Studios, Manhattan-based boutique photography studio, offering arousing and daring fashion, commercial, beauty, and wedding photography. Multiple Fearless Photographer™ award winner, named among the top 50 US wedding photographers, top 10 NY wedding photographers, winner of Adobe contests, featured by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle et al, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographer, and a distinguished member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, he is eager to step out of his and willing clients' comfort zone to pursue original artwork with a lasting impression.