Interview: Markus Ramlall

Ellen - How did you find out about Ellen Wolff Photography / Long Island New York Headshots?

Markus - The internet.


Ellen - Can you tell us why you came in for a headshot?

Markus - I have always wanted a headshot done by a professional.

Ellen - How do you take your coffee?

Markus - half and half with 1 spoon of brown sugar.


Ellen - What was the last book you read for fun?

Markus - The Bible.

Ellen - It is said that genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. What is that ratio like for you?

Markus - 70 percent inspiration and 30 percent perspiration.


Ellen - Red or white?

Markus - White.


Ellen - What is your favorite restaurant? Why?

Markus - Oxtail rice and peas at the Door Restaurant, in Jamaica, Queens.


Ellen - How did you get started on your current path?


Markus - I started out as a truck driver and went to school at nights.  It took 15 years for me to get my Master's in Accounting.


Ellen - Tell us something you want us to know about what you do, something most folks don't ask and you wish they would.

Markus - I wish folks would ask what inspires me.  I have been blessed and I love to share my knowledge to impact change. I would like to leave this world a better place than I found it.


Ellen - What is your dream project?


Markus - My dream project is to work with kids and share my experiences and let them know you only have one life and limited time on this earth and they should make the most of it because it goes by really fast.


Ellen - Where can we find out more about you?

Markus  - I have very limited social media presence but I plan to write a book in the future.

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Interview: Dr. Stefanie Wolf

Ellen - Can you tell us why you came in for a headshot? 
Stefanie - New website, new look. We came in to update headshots for our new website.


Ellen - How did you find out about Ellen Wolff Photography/Long Island New York Headshots?
Stefanie - Good old fashioned google! Loved Ellen's work and had a feeling it would be the right fit.


Ellen - Tell us something you want us to know about what you do.
Stefanie - Our sense of hearing connects us to individuals and the world around us, we work with those with hearing loss and help them to achieve their best hearing possible which hopefully will improve their quality of life.

   
Ellen - What has led up to your most recent project?
Stefanie - Our recent project is an ongoing initiative to educate physicians about the comorbidities that often increase the prevalence of hearing loss and the risks of untreated hearing impairment. Depression, cognitive decline and social isolation are only a number of consequences of unaddressed hearing loss.  Physicians should be encouraging patients to schedule hearing evaluations as they would with any other specialty heath care service.

 
Ellen - What's the best part about the next thing you're doing?
Stefanie - The best part about the next thing that I am doing is being able to help the next patient with their ability to hear, communicate, interact and improve the quality of their life.


Ellen - What was the last book you read for fun?
Stefanie - Still working my way through the Outlander series. I am currently half way through book three and I may possibly be reading the books for the rest of my life... but they are sooooo good!


Ellen - Red or white?
Stefanie - Pink sparkling!!!!!!


Ellen - Do you have a favorite breakfast?
Stefanie - Vacation breakfasts are the best!


Ellen - How do you take your coffee?
Stefanie - Cappuccino (triple shot-whole milk) preferred.


Ellen - Where can we find out more about you?
Stefanie -  Audiology of Nassau County

 

Interview: Aviva

Ellen - Can you tell us why you came in for a headshot?

Aviva - I recently purchased a business and I needed to recreate the branding. Since I am the face of the company I needed to start with a new picture.

Ellen - How did you find out about Ellen Wolff Photography/Long Island New York Headshots?

Aviva - From a friend that got her headshots done with you and her pictures came out amazing.

Ellen - Tell us something you want us to know about what you do, something most folks don't ask and you wish they would.

Aviva - I have an incredible amount of patience.

Ellen - What has led up to your most recent project?

Aviva - I realized after some soul searching, A single mom of 4 I need to teach my children to be independent and strong. Nothing is given to you in life whatever success you have needs to come from hard work.

Ellen - What's the best part about the next thing you're doing?

Aviva - I am in control of my own destiny.

Ellen - Do you have a favorite breakfast?

Aviva - A chocolate protein shake… Fast, easy, tasteful and filling

Ellen - What was the last book you read for fun?

Aviva - What I told my daughter: Lessons from leaders on raising the next generation, by Nina Tassler.

Ellen - How do you take your coffee?

Aviva - I only drink tea. 😊

Ellen - What's your dream project?

Aviva - Create a culture and a reputation in the company where we are known to respect and encourage family first while giving the utmost level of care to our patients.

Ellen - If I gave you a check for ten million dollars what would you do with it?

Aviva - I would give some to my father so that he can retire and enjoy his grandkids, Put away enough money for all my kids future needs. Find an organization or charity that helps underdeveloped countries ( clean water, birth control and education for women etc..) and really invest myself into that with finances and my time.

Ellen - Where can we find out more about you? Do you have online resources or a website?

Aviva - My website ILoveHearing.com will be up and running in a few weeks and you can find out more about us and connections to social media on there.

Ellen - Do you have any last thoughts?

Aviva - Don’t let life just happen to you. Live so that you happen to life.

Thank you Aviva!

 

Aviva

Interview: Shannon Pallen

Ellen - How did you find out about Ellen Wolff Photography/Long Island New York Headshots?
Shannon - Actually I found Ellen Wolff Photography when my husband needed a head shot and of course had no time, and wanted somebody great. I really did pour through many websites and pictures until I came across Ellen’s work. 

Ellen - Can you tell us why you came in for a headshot?
Shannon - All professionals  should have a head shot. The problem is we don’t take them until we NEED one. I needed one for my Linkedin and also applied with some companies that asked for a photo. First impressions matter. Nobody wants to see my selfie from New Years Eve!

Ellen - Tell us something you want us to know about what you do, something most folks don't ask and you wish they would.
Shannon - I love managing events, all events, from fun weddings to corporate meetings to more serious causes. I love the beginning, middle to the end. I think when most people talk about event they like to talk about all the success stories. I like to talk about the naughty or mishaps, the rain-outs. Mostly because there is always a solution, sometimes the solutions are just more complicated to get to.

Ellen - Do you have a favorite breakfast?
Shannon - I LOVE eggs! Any way I can get them.

Ellen - Red or white?
Shannon - Red when I'm cold, white when its hot, and beer when I work in the garden.


Ellen - What has led up to your most recent project?
Shannon - Talking and making friends everywhere I go! Talking to the bellman to the general manager of a 2000 room hotel in just the same way. The truth is i will get more use out of the bellman when I work. Tomorrow evening I will be loading up 50 people for a sunset cruise on an air balloon over breathtaking Albuquerque  NM.


Ellen - What's the best part about the next thing you're doing?
Shannon - My project next week is an Earth Fair. I think it is very important in life for people to get involved. Maybe make up for some sins!

Ellen - What was the last book you read for fun?
Shannon - A Chelsea Handler book. Life is too dramatic to be reading it!


Ellen - If I gave you a check for ten million dollars what would you do with it?
Shannon - It sounds so phony, but the truth is I would start a charity foundation. It would encompass all my passion. I would however wear the most beautiful pant suits to work!!! Oh and of course hire the BEST photographer to shoot my good side at all my events!


Ellen - Where can we find out more about you?
Shannon - I can be found on LinkedIn.

Interview: Samantha

Ellen -  Can you tell us why you came in for a headshot?

Samantha - I came in for a headshot because I needed a photograph that was professional, but not too serious.  I really wanted my personality to come through in the photo.  I believe the headshot was professional enough to be used on LinkedIn, but modern enough to be posted on social media. 

Ellen - How did you find out about Long Island New York Headshots/Ellen Wolff Photography?

Samantha - I found out aboutEllen Wolff Photography  when I googled where to get a headshot on Long Island.  The company was one of the first results that popped up. 

Ellen - Tell us something you want us to know about what you do, something most folks don't ask and you wish they would.

Samantha - I am very interested in advocating for human and animal rights, which I have done through debating and giving presentations.  I have awards from the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly for my work, which strives to provide equality for all. 

Ellen - Do you have a favorite breakfast?

Samantha - I don't have a favorite breakfast food, but I'll eat anything if it comes with iced coffee. 

Ellen - If I gave you a check for ten million dollars what would you do with it?

Samantha - If I was given a check for ten million dollars I would save some of the money to help pay for my law school education. But, I would use the rest to start a charity.  The charity would give families money to send their children to school and eventually college.  The charity would provide clothing, supplies, and food so children can be healthy and prepared in the classroom.  The charity would also help families save up money for a college education.  

Ellen - Where can we find out more about you?

Samantha - I have a LinkedIn under the name, Samantha Spindler.

Interview: Dr. Rick Henningsen

 

Ellen - Can you tell us why you came in for a headshot?

Dr Rick - If you can believe it... I actually had a Headshot Emergency in the middle of a crazy day. A publisher had  requested a last minute article from me on a program called "How to Eat and Grow Thin." The race was on... I started writing at 2:30 am completed at 6 am and then she asked for an updated headshot. Thanks to the magnificently talented Ellen Wolff an eleventh hour appointment helped make the deadline.

Ellen - How did you find out about Long Island New York Headshots?

Dr. Rick - Credit goes to google search... Ellen's name popped off the screen and well... the rest is history :-)

Ellen - Where can we find out more about you? Do you have online resources or a website?

Dr Rick - My tree of life has many branches. Here are two: RC Henningsen.com will bring you to my interactive sci-fi authors page; HowtoEatandGrowThin.com brings you to an amazing program designed for rapid weight release without diet products of any kind.

Ellen - What's the best part about what you're doing?

Dr. Rick - The best part about everything I do is the journey and the talented people I meet.

Ellen - Tell us something most folks don't ask and you wish they would.

Dr. Rick - Gratitude changed my life for the better.

Ellen - Do you have a favorite breakfast?     

Dr. Rick - I'm a foodie... Eurostyle fresh fruits and cheeses with steaming hot croissants... spinach, feta omelettes or eggs benedict or florentine.

Ellen - Red or white?

Dr. Rick - Pink!

Dr. Rick - Thank you for the opportunity to share. :-)

Ellen - Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know more about you and for calling on such short notice Dr. Rick!

Dr. Rick Henningsen, Author

Interview: Dr. Meredith "Meri" Vandegraft

Ellen - Can you tell us why you came in for a headshot?

Meredith - I am starting a new job and need to get my face out there, so to speak.


Ellen - How did you find out about Long Island New York Headshots?

Meredith - Google. But let me say that I called/emailed several
other photographers around Long Island, and Ellen was the only one to
pick up the phone immediately! She squeezed me in the next day, and
was warm and friendly from the phone call to throughout the session and
thereafter. She made me feel so relaxed, and was just such a delight to
spend 90 minutes of your day with.


Ellen - Where can we find out more about you?

Meredith - Currently working on my website now with my partners. Otherwise, I have an
instagram account (mtv1020) where you can see what makes me happy:
my son, husband, food, friends, and travel. Sometimes the dog too!


Ellen - What's the best part about the next thing you're doing?


Meredith - I am FINALLY going to be doing what I have trained for over 10 years
for— I’ve joined a private practice as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
I’m both nervous and elated!


Ellen - Red or white?

Meredith - Red from September-May. Once it gets warm, white all the way.

Dr. M. Vandegraft

The space in Cedarhurst

My shooting space located in Cedarhurst, Long Island, has 2 East Southeast facing windows, a white corner and multiple back drops. A variety of lighting configurations can be executed to create custom looks.

 

Interview: Dr. Allan Simon

Ellen -  Can you tell me why you came in for a headshot?
Dr. Simon - I needed to update my website and I wanted a professional headshot

Ellen - Where can we find out more about you? Do you have online resources or a website?
Dr. Simon - I am a veterinarian at The Animal Hospital of the Rockaways

Ellen - Tell us something you want us to know about what you do, something most folks don't ask and you wish they would.
Dr. Simon - I am the president of the Lawrence Men's Tennis Club, the co-chairman of the PAW Project in New York State, an organization that wants to ban the declawing of cats. I have done volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity, rebuilding houses in Breezy Point, NY

Ellen -  Do you have a favorite breakfast?
Dr. Simon - I do not eat breakfast

Ellen - What's the best part about the next thing you're doing?
Dr. Simon - As the new President of the Lawrence Men's Tennis Club, I will be working with a great group of guys at the best tennis club in the Five Towns

Ellen - Red or white?
Dr. Simon - White

Ellen - If I gave you a check for ten million dollars what would you do with it?
Dr. Simon -  I would donate it to several conservation and environmental causes

 

Interview: Peter Austin Noto

Ellen - Can you tell me why you came in for a headshot?

Peter - Compared photos to another photographer who is called #1 in NY...an Ellen's were better

 

Ellen - Where can we find out more about you? Do you have online resources or a website?

Peter - 1. http://www.peteraustinnoto.com/index.html

2. http://www.youtube.com/user/peteraustinnoto

3. https://www.facebook.com/peter.a.noto

4. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3428515/?ref_=rvi_nm

 

Ellen - What has led up to your most recent project?

Peter - Led Zeppelin

 

Ellen - What's the best part about the next thing you're doing?

Peter - Eating the apple pie

 

Ellen - What was the last book you read for fun?

Peter - Hammer Of The Gods

 

Ellen - Pick 2 celebrities [or public figures] to be your parents.

Peter - Tia and Topsy

 

Ellen - If you were a utensil, what would you be?

Peter - Spoon

 

Ellen - Coffee or tea?

Peter - Both

 

Ellen - How do you make a tuna sandwich?

Peter - I make it good

 

Ellen - If I gave you a check for one million dollars what would you do with it?

Peter - I'd run away with my love

Interview: Dr. Bilich

I am so excited to publish my first interview on the blog at Long Island New York Headshots: Professional headshots for professional people. Dr. Bilich is such an interesting woman. I was fascinated to learn about "tapping" I knew nothing about this. I learned so much from her in the short time she was here for a headshot.  Continue reading to learn more.

Can you tell us why you came in for a headshot? How did you find out about EllenWolffPhotography?

I needed a headshot for various professional reasons--to send out to media and conference coordinators when they asked for a photo, to use on my website and Linkedin, to use on the cover of a book I am working on. I found out about Ellen Wolff Photography through an internet search. I called, liked what I heard and booked an appointment.

Where can we find out more about you? Do you have online resources or a website? How do people find out about you?

I am a clinical psychologist.  I recently threw out my old website and started over. The new website - MarionBilich.com is still under construction, but I've completed enough for people to get a flavor of what I'm going to do.  It's a great starting point for people interested in learning about the benefits of energy psychology and about learning to listen to their own inner wisdom instead of always relying on outside authorities. My resource section is almost complete and I will be adding various videos I'm creating to help people understand the basic concepts of energy psychology.

Tell us something you want us to know about what you do, something most folks don't ask and you wish they would. A special skill you have...

I have the ability to take difficult psychological and scientific concepts and explain them in ways that make sense to people who don't have a background in those areas.  I've been doing this for years with my writing, but have begun learning how to use video to explain these ideas.

What has led up to your most recent project?

I decided I wanted to learn how to create videos so I could introduce a wider audience than I can reach in my private practice to an exciting new field called "energy psychology"  Using the techniques of one type of energy psychology, called "Emotional Freedom Technique" (EFT), I have watched people overcome problems they have been struggling with for years in just a few sessions.  What I love about these techniques is that, once learned, they are easy to do on your own. They are empowering.  

What's the best part about the next thing you're doing?

I am at a stage in my life where I don't have to work for a living.  I'm semi-retired. So I can just explore the things I love. One of the things I love is educating people about psychology and spirituality and another love is creating video.  So I am combining the two together.  Pure joy!


What was the last book you read for fun?

I'm always reading a lot of books at the same time. I love Science Fiction and just  finishing  A Fire Upon the Deep by Victor Vinge.  I am also reading Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Come Unstuck by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.  It fascinates me to learn why some ideas just catch on. What is it that makes one idea catch on and another not.

Coffee or tea?


I love good strong coffee.  I'm a bit of a coffee snob--dark roast organic coffee, fresh ground and made in a French press is my coffee of choice. I only drink one cup a day but I savor that cup.