Anastasia (Stacey) Pleasant

Anastasia (Stacey) Pleasant

Award-Winning Photo Editor, Producer, Researcher, Consultant, Collaborator

Greater New York City Area

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Anastasia (Stacey) Pleasant's Overview

  • Photo Editing by Anastasia Pleasant at Client - Adrianna Papell Group
  • Photo Editing by Anastasia Pleasant at Client - Time Inc. Content & Marketing Strategies
  • PHOTO PRODUCER & EDITOR at Photo Editing by Anastasia Pleasant
  • Photo Editing by Anastasia Pleasnt at Client - Merrill Lynch Private Banking Investment Group
  • Photo Director at Epsilon/ Alliance Data
  • Business Development Manager at Pictopia
  • Director of Photography at Doubledown Media - Trader Monthly
  • Photo Editor at Institutional Investor
  • Director of Photography at Goodman Media Group, Inc.
  • Freelance Photo Editor at photo editing by Anastasia Pleasant
  • Photo Editor at Your Company (Time Warner/American Express)
  • Web Consultant at CondeNet
  • Cover Photo Editor at Newsweek
  • Picture Editor at TV Guide Magazine
  • Assistant Photo Editor at Entertainment Weekly
  • Photo Researcher at Manhattan Inc. Magazine
  • Account Executive/ Photo Researcher at The Image Bank
  • Photo Research Assistant at Random House

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Anastasia (Stacey) Pleasant's Summary

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WHAT I DO: I am a Photo Producer & Editor that loves the collaborative creative process. There is nothing better that finding the perfect photographer or stock image to make an idea come alive! I help brands, businesses and individuals with photo & video shoot production, coordination and photo research for editorial, marketing and advertising projects. To see samples of my work, please visit:

HOW I DO IT: I am an award-winning Photo Producer & editor with international and domestic experience. Projects vary from 1-person portrait sessions to shoots with over 70 people from 12 countries, to 30 shoots in 30 days. The range of photography includes fashion, celebrity, sports, business, conceptual photo illustration, architectural, lifestyle, and fashion B-roll video.

SCOPE: Fortune, Time, Money, Sports Illustrated,, CNBC, Adrianna Papell Group, Psychology Today, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Institutional Investor, The Wall Street Journal, The Phillip Johnson Glass House, TIAA-CREF, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Century 21 Fine Homes & Estates, American Express.

AWARDS: Society of Publication Designer’s Award Winner, Folio Ozzie Gold Winner, Folio Eddie Gold Winner, Jersey Shore PR & Advertising Association Jasper Awards Best of Show & Gold Winner Communications Arts Award Winner, American Society of Business Publications Editors Silver min Integrated Marketing Award Winner, APEX Award Winner.

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AKA/Common misspelling: Stacy Pleasant

Specialties: Photography editor, creative director, project management, strategic planning, contract negotiation, location scouting, styling, coordinator, casting, budget management, publishing, image editing.

Anastasia (Stacey) Pleasant's Experience

Photo Editing by Anastasia Pleasant

Client - Adrianna Papell Group

November 2010Present (3 years 11 months)

Photography Director, Producer, Manager and Coordinator for Spring, Fall, and Bridal Lookbook and video shoots for this elegant ready-to-wear collection for women of all ages. Brands include Adrianna Papell, Aidan Mattox and Hailey Logan.

Photo Editing by Anastasia Pleasant

Client - Time Inc. Content & Marketing Strategies

March 2010Present (4 years 7 months)

Photo Editor, Producer and Researcher for advertorials for Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Time, Money, Clients include McDonald's, Canon, Olympus, NUL, GMC, Raymond James, Allied Wallet, Foresee, Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Wounded Warrior, Indy 500,
Hyundai, Catapult, NCAA, Novartis, Powerade, National Minority Supplier Development Council.


Photo Editing by Anastasia Pleasant

Photography industry

April 2008Present (6 years 6 months)

Photo shoot production. Stock photography research.
Editorial, advertising and marketing projects.

• Turn-key outsourced photo shoot coordination
• Award-winning Photo Producer & Editor
• Worldwide Photography Network
• Creative Direction
• Fee & contract negotiation
• Location scouting
• Styling
• Strategic planning
• Account management
• Quality control
• Stock photography research
• Images delivered on time and on budget


Fortune, Time, Sports Illustrated, Merrill Lynch, Newsweek, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, Institutional Investor, The Wall Street Journal, Century 21 Fine Homes & Estates, Adrianna Papell, Aidan Mattox, Hailey Logan, CNBC, Computer Associates, American Express, Philip Johnson Glass House, Merrill Lynch, Paul Fredrick, TIAA-CREF, Excel Builders and Psychology Today

Twitter: @Stacey_Pleasant
Instagram: @anastasia_pleasant

Photo Editing by Anastasia Pleasnt

Client - Merrill Lynch Private Banking Investment Group

November 2010May 2014 (3 years 7 months)

Photo Editor, Producer, Coordinator and Researcher for relaunch of Merrill Lynch's Private Banking Investment Group website, as well as for their various teams across the United States.

Photo Director

Epsilon/ Alliance Data

20062008 (2 years)

Met with clients to collaborate, visualize and plan projects. Produced photo shoots, assigned illustrations and researched stock photography for this marketing and custom publishing company. Created and curated web galleries for client review, managed billing and budgets for multiple accounts .Clientele included: American Express, CMP Publishing, King Fish Media, Stride Rite and The San Diego Zoo.

Business Development Manager


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Online Media industry

20052006 (1 year)

Developed new business for this online print fulfillment company by signing up 40+ newspapers
through The Gannett Company, The Smithsonian Institution, Road & Track, and The Harvard Crimson. Led contract negotiations and worked as curator of photo galleries for clients.

Director of Photography

Doubledown Media - Trader Monthly

20042005 (1 year)

Director of Photography as part of launch staff for Trader Monthly Magazine. Set up photo department as well as implemented image and billing systems. Hired photographers and produced shoots, including scouting, permit procurement, prop set-up, and catering.
Cast models for fashion shoots. Led contract and rate negotiations. Forged and maintained partnerships with major photographers. Consistently secured deliverables under budget.

Photo Editor

Institutional Investor

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; ERM; Publishing industry

19992004 (5 years)

Introduced a “fresh” art direction to the photography that included personal interests of the subjects, winning magazine awards for the first time in 30 years. Served as photo editor of a new hedge fund magazine. Assigned and researched photography worldwide. Photographed staff and still-life images. Led negotiations and operational system implementations.

Director of Photography

Goodman Media Group, Inc.

19981999 (1 year)

Director of Photography for a stable of magazines that included Log Homes Illustrated, Timber Homes Illustrated, Country Accents, and FIT. Assigned, styled, produced, and cast shoots. Photographed staff writers and was a contributor for FIT. Supervised associate photo editor; maintained a photo library; and managed budgeting and billing.

Freelance Photo Editor

photo editing by Anastasia Pleasant

Photography industry

19981999 (1 year)

Produced photo shoots and researched stock images. Clients included Business Week, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day Special Interest Publications, McCall’s, and Wall St. Journal.

Photo Editor

Your Company (Time Warner/American Express)

19961997 (1 year)

Assigned, produced, and photographed shoots. Supervised the assistant picture editor while leading negotiations, budgeting, and color proofing procedures. Captured unique photos for small business owner pieces.

Web Consultant


Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Online Media industry

19951995 (less than a year)

Directed photography initiatives for the launch of, the first website at CondéNet, while leading contract negotiations. Assumed control of photography, significantly saving operational costs.

Cover Photo Editor


Public Company; 201-500 employees; WPO; Publishing industry

19941995 (1 year)

Cover Photo Editor for domestic and international editions. Led typesetting, negotiations, and proofing processes. Supervised the assistant picture editor. Produced cover shoots varying from Paul Newman to a dinosaur exhibition at the Museum of Natural History by Louis Psihoyos, which won a Communications Arts Award.

Picture Editor

TV Guide Magazine

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; GMST; Publishing industry

19911994 (3 years)

Redefined the direction of the magazine. Generated story ideas and negotiated contracts with photographers. Set up photo departments in New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.

Assistant Photo Editor

Entertainment Weekly

Public Company; 51-200 employees; TWX; Publishing industry

19891991 (2 years)

Part of the original launch staff that established the visual direction of the magazine. Researched photography for cover stories, features, special issues, and review sections.

Photo Researcher

Manhattan Inc. Magazine

19881989 (1 year)

Hired photographers and did stock research. Managed billing and return of photos to their various sources. Retouched photos and sized photos for pasteups. Photographer for the Real Estate section.

Account Executive/ Photo Researcher

The Image Bank

19871988 (1 year)

Account Executive and Photo Researcher for a variety of advertising and editorial clients.
Managed clients and billing.

Photo Research Assistant

Random House

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Publishing industry

19871987 (less than a year)

Photo Research Assistant for the College Textbook Division of Random House. Researched and organized photos, did photo retouching. Photographed unique concepts for various authors.

Anastasia (Stacey) Pleasant's Skills & Expertise

  1. Photography
  2. Photo Shoot Production
  3. Creative Direction
  4. Image Editing
  5. Photo Research
  6. Editorial
  7. Magazines
  8. Photo Editor
  9. Portrait Photography
  10. Fashion Photography
  11. Editorial Photography
  12. Photo Shoots
  13. Celebrity
  14. Advertising
  15. Location Scouting
  16. Photos
  17. Art Direction
  18. Digital Photography
  19. Publishing
  20. Art
  21. Portraits
  22. Photojournalism
  23. Fashion
  24. Commercial Photography
  25. Fine Art Photography
  26. Marketing
  27. Styling
  28. Travel Photography
  29. Image Manipulation
  30. Video
  31. Storytelling
  32. Publications
  33. Illustration
  34. Journalism
  35. Editing
  36. Newspapers
  37. Film
  38. Studio Lighting
  39. Digital Media
  40. Videography
  41. Graphic Design
  42. Social Media
  43. Event Photography
  44. Multimedia
  45. Mac
  46. Documentaries
  47. Photo Director
  48. Project Coordinator
  49. Photo Manager
  50. Project Manager

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Anastasia (Stacey) Pleasant's Education

Rochester Institute of Technology

BFA, Photo Illustration & Documentary Photography


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