About Us

stephanie about usCNY MODE owner, Stephanie Burghardt is originally from Montreal, Quebec where she began her modeling career. Stephanie did runway, editorial, promotional, and showroom modeling in Montreal and Toronto. She has over 20 years of experience in modeling, business management, marketing, promotions, and event planning.

CNY MODE offers clients in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany with professionally trained models and talent for print, commercial, runway, and promotional jobs. You can rest assured that when you book talent through CNY MODE you are getting the best Central New York has to offer along with unparalleled customer service, we pride ourselves on client satisfaction.

List of Services/Clients

  • Model & Actors A variety of professional, reliable, and courteous talent.
  • Full studio rental Our studios located downtown Syracuse have full make up and dressing rooms, lighting, backdrops, and props. If you are looking for a location for shoot consider renting our space.
  • Photographers We have a list of professional photographers we work with if you are looking for quality results.
  • MUA, Stylists, Costumes Professional MUA, Hair Stylist, or Costumes for events and/or photo sessions.


At CNY MODE we provide our models and talent with professional representation. We work with models to help develop and market them to clients, and in certain cases larger markets. We provide models and actors with honest advice, management and representation. We are diligent and committed to getting our models and talent work.

List of Services/Talent

  • Portfolio Development We do not require you to purchase portfolios through us, but do offer packages available if you want professional results.
  • Model Development We work closely with our models to guide them in developing images, posing, style, and marketing.
  • Bookings We work tirelessly to submit our talent for upcoming jobs in the regional market. We also use our models exclusively for our CNY MODE events, CNY MODE Magazine, and CNY Parent Magazines.