emma severino
Photographer; specialized in fashion, family, wedding, portrait, etc.

my love for all kinds of art, craft, and expression is what drives my photography and shapes my perspective on the world around me. 

In my role at Deals on Designers, 
I specialized in photographing notable brands of vintage clothing, both tabletop and on mannequins, within a studio setting. My responsibilities extended to creative direction, styling, and shooting photoshoots with models for seasonal social media campaigns. 
As a key member of the team, I supervised an assistant product photographer and a photo intern, ensuring a smooth workflow. A significant part of my job involved maintaining a high daily output, achieving a production target of 200 product images for e-commerce purposes.
skills: direction, color correction, lighting, innovation, problem solver, creative, curiosity, efficiency, Adobe Lightroom, Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Mamiya  

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When shooting weddings, my focus is on capturing authentic, joyful moments and transforming them into enduring memories. My laid-back approach ensures every big moment and little detail gets captured. I love delivering albums that couples can't wait to show off. 

My approach to event photography is rooted in a documentarian style, where I prioritize capturing authentic moments that reflect the true essence of the occasion. I have a keen eye for those spontaneous, candid scenes, which I love to photograph as they beautifully highlight the joy of your celebrations.

My approach to family photography has always been about creating a comfortable and fun atmosphere, where each family member can truly be themselves. My flexibility and creativity have been key in adapting to various family styles and preferences, ensuring that every session is personalized and special.


Head Product & Fashion Photographer / Creative Director
Deals On Designers, Bethpage, NY
April 2020 – August 2023
Managed and executed high-volume studio photography, capturing and editing approximately 200 images daily of high-end pre-owned and vintage fashion items from brands such as Armani, Chanel, and Nike. Directed on-location photoshoots with models from concept to execution, organizing and editing the final images monthly. Recruited, trained, and supervised Junior Photographers and Photography Interns, ensuring a high standard of work. Developed social media content and designed multiple digital and physical marketing materials.

Freelance Photographer & Graphic Designer
Long Island, NY
August 2015 – Present
Shoots weddings, engagements, and family portraits, focused on directing personalized sessions for each client. Passionate about shooting and directing fashion and retail campaigns. Designs custom large-scale and small-scale event signage and branding materials, collaborating with wedding planners and small businesses and restaraunts. Continuously growing in photography and graphic design skills, securing ongoing bookings and client satisfaction.

Portrait Photographer
LifeTouch, Long Island, NY
September 2020 – October 2021
Traveled across the region to schools, ensuring the setup and breakdown of photography equipment. Directed and photographed students and staff, maintaining high standards for school portraits.

Family Photographer
Storybook Experiences, West Islip, NY
October 2020 – December 2020, October 2021 – December 2021
Created magical holiday photography experiences, capturing family interactions with Santa in themed settings.

Graphic Designer
Above All Events, Long Island, NY
September 2021 – September 2022
Collaborated on wedding projects, designing both small and large-scale signage and event materials.

Design Intern
KSDesignery, Remote
August 2020 – October 2020
Assisted with various graphic design projects, including templates for thank-you cards and business cards, and contributed to brand development strategies.

Design Intern
Coalesce NYC, New York, NY
July 2018 – August 2018
Developed digital marketing materials and assisted with brand development for start-up companies.

LifeTouch Target Portrait Studio, Bay Shore, NY
August 2015 – January 2017
Specialized in family and child studio portraits, ensuring high-quality images and customer satisfaction.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
SUNY New Paltz
Associate of Applied Science in Photography
SUNY Suffolk County Community College

Dean's List (2015–2019)
SUNY New Paltz & SUNY Suffolk County Community College
Certificate of Achievement & Excellence (2017)
Outstanding Academic Achievement in Photographic Imaging, 

SUNY Suffolk County Community College

Equipment: Mac, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Godox Lighting, Natural Lighting
Applications: Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects, InDesign), Microsoft Office, Slack, Canva, Dropbox, Google Suite
Personal: Detail-oriented, Problem solver, Passionate about photography and design, Enthusiastic, Positive, Expressive


Travel Photography (2016–Current)
Loves capturing dreamy landscapes and architecture while traveling both out of state and out of country. Warming up to capturing local personalities out and about.

ART (Life-Long-Love)
In acts of self expression, plays with lettering in paint markers and paints on various textures, papers and canvases. Influenced by many artists, photographers, and designers like Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Timothy Goodman, Jessica Walsh, Bruce Weber, Stephen Shore, Thierry Mugler, etc. 
Inspired by juxtapositions and striking compositions. Always observing for new and unconventional inspirations.

References available upon request.

Thank you!