John DeMato - NYC Branded Lifestyle Portrait Photographer

NYC Branded Lifestyle Photographer - Blog

NYC Branded Lifestyle Portrait Photography Blog | Hi, I'm John DeMato, and I collaborate with thought leaders to create powerful, purposeful and authentic images. This is my blog where I talk all about the magic behind the portraits we create.

Who said cigars aren't pretty?


Who said a cigar isn't pretty, hmmm?

I am a cigar smoker - been one for almost 10 years.

I know that annoys the hell out of many of my friends, but fortunately, some people in my life celebrate this fact with me.

Love them or hate them, a cigar makes for some pretty portraits!

Recently, a client of mine, Matthias, who is co-founder of Fine Tobacco NYC, a community of cigar and spirit enthusiasts, was looking to capture an image library of portraits that he can use to help promote his cigar brand.

Aside from the regular portraits that go with a branded, lifestyle portrait session, we wanted to stuff his high-volume, image library full of some sexy, cigar-based portraits.

And boy, did we go to town with this!

Now, a cigar brand clearly calls for these types of portraits to be used in their promotional materials, but, how about you?

What types of portrait images does your brand call for?

Are you unsure of what types of images to post? 

Perhaps I can help you with that.

Schedule a call with me here and let’s see if we’re a good fit to work together.