Sunday, December 18, 2011

Jennifer and Hans Wedding

When Hans and Jennifer called to tell me they were getting married I had my fingers crossed that I would be available for the date. They are an inspiring couple. The wedding proved to be a perfect expression of their creative lives and talents. Hans who is an architect by training is also a gifted photographer, Pianist and poet. Jennifer has a passion for food and people and together they created with the help of some amazing people the perfect wedding.
Molly Middleton Events lead the team that helped realise the couples ideas. Hans redesigned the interior space of the indoor riding arena and commissioned a 30 foot chandelier to be made by local craftsmen. He bought in earth and trees and created a forest.
Jennifer and Hans worked closely with Renny and Reed Event design to create a magical circle in the garden for the ceremony and to decorate the space for the cocktails and dinner.
The catering was done by Olivier Cheng Catering . The guests arrived by bus from NY and were greeted with hot chocolate and mini donuts. No one could resist them.
The weather looked bad. It had rained all morning on and off. Hans had weather reports from everywhere and Molly had umbrellas in position. At the last minute it was decided to go ahead and do the ceremony outside. The umbrellas were on stand by but luckily we did not need them.
Once inside the barn the guests enjoyed cocktails and found their escort cards which were little boxes filled with a chocolate mouse.
The cake was amazing. It was 3 layers held in place by a sculptured tree form. Jennifer had seen the pastry chef Elizabeth Hodes on the cooking channel and tracked her down.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

La Grenouille NYC

Today I went up town to La Grenouille to take some photos. Yes I know it is a restaurant but to me is more than that. When I go there I always feel like Alice in Wonderland. Instead of falling down a rabbit hole all I have to do is walk up the narrow stairs and I am transported into another world.
Today there was a lunch for a private client. There was one long table with so many things magically woven together.
There is a wooden bowl that always has something different in it. Today it was filled with walnuts.
After I finished photographing I went down stairs and enjoyed a truly delicious meal and wouldn't you guess, when I was served the cheese there were the freshest walnuts waiting to be popped into my mouth.

Here is the link to the website for more info La Grenouille

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Rebecca and Brad Portrait session

Last week Rebecca Miller and her fiance Brad Weisbord came over for an engagement photo.
The amazingly talented Marissa Dreesen joined us to do the makeup. We were so lucky with the weather. Yes it is winter but we had a very mild 60 degrees so after some fun photos in my studio we went up to Central Park.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

FAI Gala 2011

Last night was the FAI Winter Gala 2011 at The Warldorf Astoria. It is amazing to think that in 14 years the FAI has raised over 80 Million dollars to research food allergies. Started by the amazing Sharyn Mann this years the honorees were Alfred Portale from Gotham Bar and Grill and Douglas L. Braunstein the CFO of JPMorgan Chase.
Sharyn was given an award for all that she has done as well.
David Koch and his wife Julia were the Corporate Dinner Chair and Gala Dinner Chair between them.
After the awards Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis sang songs from Porgy and Bess. The room was decorated by Remco from VAN VLIET & TRAP

To view all the photos please click on this link The FAI Gala

Friday, December 2, 2011

Miami Art Basel

I am here for a few amazing days photographing for a private client. I have had some time off to wonder around with my camera of choice, my iphone for when I am playing tourist. My new favorite app is instagram. There are fab filters to play with.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Unicef Gala 2011 Cipriani NYC

Tuesday night was the Unicef Gala in NY.It was an amazing star studded affair.
To view all the photos please click on this link The UNICEF Gala