Jun 26, 2008

New Still Lifes: for Nantaka Joy!

Here are some of my new still life photos of some of the newer notebooks and cards designed by the amazing Joy D. Cho of Nantaka Joy for her paper and product line on the web and for her catalog...

Jun 25, 2008

More of My Still Lifes of Joy's Cards and Notebooks

joy and i started to work together on creating photographs for her nantaka joy site, featuring lines of paper and pattern products, after i shot her wedding a couple of years ago. what a talented designer, and what a pleasure it is to collaborate with her.

Jun 18, 2008

Diana and Osman's Wedding at the Foundry

may 3, 2008
diana and osman's wedding at the foundry in long island city, ny. love the cherry blossoms and lilacs!

Jun 16, 2008

My Favourite Film Images from Weddings from over the Past 5 Years...

priti's slippers. priti wore these shoes to her farewell brunch in india after her week-long wedding extravaganza. i just had to get a photo of them, especially against the henna and chiffon dress...

anjali's portrait. what beautiful skin, there was no retouching on this photo. the amazingly talented Susmita Patel did her makeup.

marina and leon's wedding took place on the edge of a cliff in negril, jamaica. marina, being in the fashion industry, brought her own fabrics to drape over the tables. what beautiful colors and a gorgeous setting for a wedding!

joy and bob looked so elegant and dapper at their PAFA wedding in philadelphia. we did a unique portrait session on a white backdrop down the hall from the gallery where the dining took place. this left us with tons of really creative and clean-looking portraits. (you will find more photos of this wedding on joy's blog as well as on my weddings website.)

"100 degree breeze" is the title this photo on my weddings website, which accurately describes the amount of heat on that day. i arrived at this location in rajastan, india in the morning, to shoot as many shots as possible, before the bride and groom arrived. the canopies (and the pool) were a beautiful and functional idea, shielding guests (and bride having henna painted) from the sun. 
please see more on priti and jaouad's wedding page.

Priti's mehndi (henna) ceremony. thankfully the sun was starting to go down as the henna was being painted, what a hot day for mehndi! notice how everything is fuschia...priti had everyone wear hot pinks on this day to match her decor... more here...

caroline and damion at the penthouse 15 loft in manhattan. what a cute couple, and i love the silver balloons!

jade's dress and stance is beautiful here on the bridgehampton, ny beach in late summer.

one of my all-time favorite portraits. i made this one of dana in the w hotel in union square before her wedding. this shot ended up winning fifth place in a wpja creative portrait contest.

david and his groomsmen (including his dad, how cute) on a dock in chatham, massachusetts last september.

guelay and her maids before the ceremony at the brooklyn botanic garden (bbg). i love how they agreed to be posed in different directions at different angles from the bride, making for a really elegant and sexy group portrait.

eric and sarah chose a gorgeous time of year to be photographed. their wedding was up in westchester, at estherwood mansion, at peak season for colored leaves!

this is one of my favourite kiss images. the light is perfect on jade and chris and their white attire and the canopy (no, not a chuppah) keep everything in the photo looking so clean.

angel oransanz foundation (a former synagogue in the lower east side of manhattan, where sarah jessica parker got married) is absolutely stunning at every angle. i love how the lights project radiant colors against the altar just as the bride and her dad are walking down the aisle. perfect.

Jun 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

happy father's day dad! here are a few photos which I love, with you in them.
thanks for being a great dad, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend. i'm looking forward to seeing you in montreal next week!
laurie, dad, sophie the cat and me seated in the living room. it looks as if it might be winter as laur is wearing nana's knitted hat and we're both wearing flannels...
i took this photo of my parents, in 1986, with my dad's minolta camera. i love this picture. the pose, the way my father carefully holds his glasses. apparently he introduced me to photography at a young age... thanks dad!
dad, oscar and me seated in the living room on trafalgar ave. dad always had a fondness for cats, and they always flocked to him...
dad in genoa. he's so striking!
dad and laurie in santa margherita, liguria, italy. i love how relaxed this photo looks.
dad and I dressed up for laurie's wedding. again, look at how dapper and handsome he is!

Jun 13, 2008

Food as Art

"Food as Art" was written by Ken Swarner, freelance writer for the Weekly Volcano newspaper in Tacoma, Washington.
Please click here to see more of my food photography: www.foodandart.com