Feb 24, 2009
Although they live a bit south and east of San Francisco, Dorothy and Michael drove up to meet me in SF the day after a wedding shoot. I discovered the city through my lens as they brought me to The Presidio, to Baker Beach overlooking The Golden Gate Bridge, and to The Legion of Honor, an architecturally beautiful museum of ancient and European art surrounded by views of the Pacific, SF valleys and many redwood trees. I got to know this cute couple through photographing them, which is a good thing as I'll also be shooting their wedding in Austin, Texas this October! (Dorothy is from Austin, and they met there at The University of Texas a few years ago.) I love that late afternoon San Francisco light.
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
Here are a few more grids from my trip to California in January. Ahhh, the beautiful Pacific Coast. Seeing these again makes me miss the ocean and springtime in New York! Can't wait to go back in June for a wedding shoot I will have in Malibu... Arrivaderci!
Feb 12, 2009
I finally had a moment to put this together: here is a collage of some of my Big Sur, California images. After I completed a couple of San Francisco shoots, Chandler and I drove south to Big Sur on the Pacific Coast. We spent time hiking in the woods, photographing, and we also did the 1 am-3 am hot springs baths session at Esalen! Sorry no pics at Esalen, as all you could see were the stars. What magnificent weather we had there. More images to come...
Feb 11, 2009
The crisp cool air on red cheeks. The low and fleeting light at sundown. Colorful lights decorating Rockefeller Center. We wear layers upon layers. The view of the Brooklyn Bridge through foggy glass. This is Winter in Manhattan. It's not easy to plan a winter wedding in NYC. No one knows what the weather will be like. Layering in a beautiful way is tricky, and impending snowstorms are definite considerations. On Jan 3rd, Irene Vallye and Quinn Martin Jr. lucked out. Situated in the heart of the historic South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan, the sun set beautifully over their venue: the beautiful glass enclosed Bridgewaters. The talented graphic designer, Irene Vallye, designed and planned her wedding from scratch. She created her invites, monograms, coasters, menus, maps and more stationery for her guests. She designed the program and favors on paper and had them all printed professionally, while everything else she letterpress printed herself. The plan was to letterpress everything, but she ran out of time and had to outsource. I was still really impressed! A melange of top of the line vendors assisted in the making of the couple's wedding day. Here is the List: Location, food and cake: Bridgewaters Stationery (invitations, favors, menus, coasters, programs and save the dates): Irene Vallye, the bride herself. Dress: Legends by Ramona Keveza Veil: designed by Anna Vallye, her sister Shoes: Stuart Weitzman for the ceremony + 1st dance. Christian Louboutin for the Reception. Bridesmaids Dresses: Ann Taylor CELEBRATIONS line in Crimson and Grape. Bouquets: Irene and her bridesmaid Nadya bunched calla lillies for she and her maids. Boutonnieres, corsages, cocktail hr. and reception centerpieces: Ali Barone of Diana Gould Ltd. Make Up: Her bridesmaid Suzy Gerstein who normally does make up for fashion shoots. Band: East Village Exchange Ceremony Musicians: Juniper String Trio Hair: Stacey Pitt Marty's Suit: Calvin Klein Irene's Fur: Vintage Broach: It's actually a button from M& J Trimming (in Manhattan). Inspiration: Irene found me and a lot of other inspiration on the fabulous Style Me Pretty blog!
Feb 7, 2009
Feb 6, 2009
Brooklyn Bride Blog's current feature of Jade and Chris' Bridgehampton wedding at the Bridgehamtpon Racquet & Surf Club can also be seen on my website here, under Weddings ->Bridehampton.Also in Elegant Bride Magazine:
As quoted by Elegant Bride when they published an image I made of Jade in the Elegant Brides section of their magazine: "For her September wedding to Chris Cunningham, Jade Holdaway envisioned a simple, elegant event. Their search for a venue led them to the chic beach town of Bridgehampton, NY, where they spend their summers. They visited the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club one rainy day, and in spite of the inclement weather, they knew it was the perfect spot for them. Jade worked with the designer Gina Pedone to create her dress. After six fittings, the result was an airy, crocheted gown with cap sleeves, an open back and a sweeping train. Jade kept her accessories simple: diamond drop earrings (a gift from Chris) and a veil adorned with the same lacy fabric that made up her dress. Before the big day, Jade was most excited for the reception, so she was a it surprised at how much she loved the ceremony. "The atmosphere on the beach when we took our vows was breathtaking," she says. "With the light and the waves crashing. It was magical." - from Elegant Bride, Fall 2007.