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Metropolitan Building Modern Marie Antoinette Styled Shoot | NYC Wedding Photographer

Playful, fun, and girly are the first words that come to mind about the shoot below which is in such stark contrast to my last post, the Hunger Games Inspired Shoot that the only thing I can think of that these two styled shoots have in common is the high fashion standard that the vendors and visionaries’ set.   Judy Pak Photography envisioned a shoot that would play on Sofia Copola’s depiction of Marie Antoinette in her movie where we met a young, lavish, playful, if somewhat lost girl instead of the frilly, stuffy detached aristocrat we all have come to know as part of history and legend.    It was so fun to work on this shoot at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, a Versailles-worthy location for a wedding,  with four beautiful models and a ton of extremely talented vendors (listed below).  Judy did such an amazing job of putting this together and finding the right vendors for the job, that no wonder it was featured on Style Me Pretty’s main page last week!

 

And if you are planning your wedding definitely check out the vendors below, you will not be disappointed!

Venue: Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, New York / Floral Design: Barbara’s Flowers / Event Styling: Michelle Edgemont / Desserts: Big City Little Sweets / Wedding Invitations: Papel Paper & Press / Wedding Dresses: Samuelle Couture + Galit Levi via Designer Loft / Hair + Makeup: Jina Pak + Wendy Wang

Brooklyn Bridge and the West Village | NYC Engagement Photography

I had the great privilege of being asked to do an engagement shoot for this adorable duo from Kansas who broke out of their small town a few years back, and took the brave leap of moving to the big city together.  Now they are super excited to be tying the knot in October of 2012 back in their home town, but meanwhile they wanted engagement photos that would capture their love for this great city.  So early one Saturday morning we met in DUMBO (which stands for Down Under the Brooklyn Bridge)  for some skyline shots and shots in an abandoned brick building…score!  Then we moved to their corner of the city- the West Village to finish up.

Katie’s the kind of girl who everyone wants for a bff.  She will greet a new acquaintance with a big hug- much to my elation as the girl that hugs her clients hello…guilty.   Jaime is the kind of guy who says a lot without saying a lot.    Toward the end of my shoot, I had misplaced the cover to my camera bag which I also often use as a little seat for my clients if I’m having them sit on the ground for a pose.  I figured we’d finish up and then I’d go look for it, but he insisted on finding it, and before I could object he was running down the street in the other direction to the last place we’d been.    You  can tell they both really care about people, towards the end Katie was sharing with me all the best West Village Restaurants and  Jamie, a tax lawyer, was offering advice on protecting my business legally (free advice…I’ll take it!)  These two will certainly be an unstoppable duo making friends wherever they go- you can’t help but love them!

Thanks to my second-shooter and fellow cat-lover Michelle Clemente-Lange who was a great help on this shoot.

Will and Tyler | NYC Business and Actor Headshots

Hey All!   I hope you are having a great holiday season!   I just realized that I never blogged some head shots I did, so I thought I would share!  Will (pictured first) needed professional head shots for his company and grad school apps (we did a few creative ones as well for the fun of it).   Tyler (pictured second) needed musical theater head shots.    For headshots its important to find a simple background that draws attention mostly to the person’s face.  Will’s whole shoot took place in and around my apartment in Astoria which turned out really well with a perfect soft dusk light.  Tyler’s we did entirely at a plaza near battery park.

 

Stephen and Bianca at the Cloisters | NYC Engagement Photographer

Get ready for a warm and spicy autumn treat! Ironic because this session was shot in 40 degree weather for which Bianca bravely donned an adorable Urban Outfitters dress bare-legged (props girl!).  Nevertheless, this session is reminiscent of a steamy cup of mulled apple cider… spiked with a little rum.   The last 6 months while Bianca was in Oregon performing in the cast of Oklahoma, Stephen remained in NYC studying for his Masters at Columbia University.  Finally the show ended and the two are reunited, and their love for each other seems to have grown all the stronger in their time apart.  Now these two are able to get a jump on planning their wedding taking place upstate in May of 2012.   Bianca wanted a fall themed engagement shoot in a unique location.   When she suggested New York’s Medieval art and architecture museum called “The Cloisters,” I was elated.  This museum, constructed from ruins of castles and cathedrals in Europe (each stone transported to the US and reconstructed) is one of my favorite places in the city and is perfectly placed right next to a long beautiful park on the Hudson.  Though most of the leaves fell the weekend before this was taken,  we were able to find some areas that still had the rich fall colors.  With the beautiful autumn sunset light and a couple so passionately in love, I felt that I had stumbled into a autumn fairytale dream.  Can’t wait to shoot their wedding in May!

 

 

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