Saturday, March 15, 2014

La Grenouille. The most fabulous Desserts in NY

Wondering what I did last night? I spent it in the kitchen at La Grenouille watching the amazing pastry Chef Mathew Lambie whip up soufflés and desserts and taking photos as he prepared his master pieces with his  talented hard working crew. What am going to do tonight?  Dinner, dessert and Champagne at the Restuarant's cozy bar. What a perfect night.

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Frick Museum Young Fellows Ball 2014

Last night I was so thrilled to photograph the Celestial Ball. This was the 15th Annual Young Fellows Ball to be held at the Frick.

The dress code was Ethereal Black tie which meant that anything really went. Paul Ka was the event sponsor and many of the women were dressed in the beautiful designs.

I was happy to see Julia Loomis as soon as I arrived and not long after had a chat with Hanna Bronfman who I shot a few weeks ago for Quest and who looked stunning in a slinky black dress. If you follow her on instagram then you will know that she works out hard to look so hot!

It is always fun to run into Micaela English and Sam Dangremond from Town & Country. Maybe some of my shots will end up on Michaela's post for the magazine.

Lisa Volling and her husband Jeff were mingling with friends. It seems like yesterday I was photographing their wedding in Hope Sound.

Alexis Light from the Frick made sure I was getting the shots I needed while Heidi Rosenau was checking on Bill Cunningham. Everyone was wishing Bill Happy Birthday. Amazing that he is now a young 85.

I also met a few new people and chatted in between photos. Here is a secret. If you want your photo taken just say hello to me! Some times with so many people in the room it is not that I do not see you but say hello and I will be happy to take a picture or 2.

To view all the photos please click on this link The Frick Ball 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St Barths Wedding that went off with a big SPLASH

I just got home last night from St Barths having shot a really wonderful wedding for a fun loving couple from Paris. Charlotte and Stephane spend most of their lives in airplanes traveling from Paris to where ever work takes them both in their busy lives. Somehow they found time to get to St Barths with 40 of their close friends to enjoy warm weather, great beaches, fantastic food and each others company.
Staying at The Eden Roc Hotel they hired Karine Bensa from DK Events to help arrange all the logistics of the wedding.
After the ceremony in the Anglican Church in Gustavia the excitement continued. The guests were all given clues to a secret location and were told to follow the colored balloons to find the treasure. It was so fun to watch the women in their high heels take to the street racing towards what would become a sunset cruise back to the Hotel.
Once at the 4 boats the guests took of their shoes and scrambled on board. We then motored to Colombier Beach where the boats were tethered together for champagne and potato chips. Who dosen't love a salty chip washed down by some bubbles
It did not take long for people to start jumping into the water. Charlotte was concerned about taking off her dress in front of her guests and making people feel uncomfortable but a few seconds after her new husband Stephane took the plunge she jumped in dress and all.
As the sun set the boats headed to St Jean and The Eden Rock for cocktails on the beach followed by dinner in the Sand Bar.
On Sunday the bride and groom and guests met up for brunch at La Plage which is an easy walk from the hotel. Karine and her staff had decorated the tables with pink flowers and there was a white straw hat with a pink ribbon at everyones place setting. The guests all showed up in white and enjoyed a lunch of fresh grilled local caught fish , salad and lots of chilled rose.

Quest Magazine with Alexandra Richards and Hannah Bronfman March 2014

It is always wonderful shooting for Quest Magazine especially when Daniel Cappello is producing and styling the shoot. He always puts together an amazing team of talent and crew and a few weeks ago it was no exception.
With garment bags in hand he arrived late after work to arrange everything so we would be ready the next morning when Hanna Bronfman and Alexandra Richards arrived for what would be a fun day of trying on Michael Kors beautiful clothes and accessories, sharing stories and yes taking photos.
Gina Bettelli a Senior MAC Cosmetics Artist kept the girls looking fresh and natural while Foto Athanasiadis did wonders with a curling iron without making their hair look quaffed.
Lucky for me there was Pandora to listen to cause how do you decide what music to play when you have the best DJ's in town in the house.
You can view the entire magazine at
Happy reading.

Here is a behind the scenes glimpse of Daniel styling the belt on Hanna making sure that everything was perfect.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Annabel Vartanian and Andrew Jeffries Wedding in Town & Country Magazine

It is always fun to see my work in Town & Country Magazine so I was excited when the new weddings issue came out with Annabel Vartarian and Andrew Jeffries Wedding this month. It is interesting to see how 2 different magazines covered the same wedding in such a different way.. Again many thanks to wedding planner Annette Babich the Wedding Planner, Gracious Thyme Catering , Petal the Floral design and Sperry Tents

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Annabel Vartanian & Andrew Jeffries in Quest Magazine

Event planning by Annette Babich
Catering by Judy Hundley at Gracious Thyme Catering