Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Maggie and Charlie get married

Maggie and Charlie are the best dancers I know. When they told me about their wedding Charlie forgot to mention that he would throw Maggie over his shoulder on the first dance and that I better be ready. It was a beautiful day and we did the family photos before the ceremony which meant there was lots more time to party. To see the slide show you can click this link Slideshow

Monday, October 25, 2010

Town & Country Magazine November Weddings page

Here is the photo that ran from Emily and Joe's wedding

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Golden Children

Last night Golden Children held its first fund raiser and so when Bill Tansey called me to tell me about it I was thrilled to be a part of the night by taking photos. Elizabeth Ross Johnson, the founder of the organisation has set up a program for orphans in Cambodia where they are loved, housed, inspired and educated. Any one who knows Bill has heard his stories and seen his photos as he has assisted Elizabeth and is very involved with the project. The party was held in the beautiful space belonging to Levy Lighting who made a custom fish pond that was interactive. There were fish swimming on the floor, This amazing projection was so life like. It was inspired by a ritual where the children release fish into the river as a sign of freedom. Glorious Foods catered the event with an asian flair. To learn more about the organization please visit them at

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New York City Ballet

This year the New York City Ballet Gala gave me a seat to watch the ballet. I was mesmerized by the first piece that was inspired by Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth. Firstly the duo was shown on a screen and then the danes came on stage and had me riveted to my seat. After the performance the dinner and dancing followed. Sarah Jessica Parker was beautiful as always and somehow managed to survive the crush of photographers.
To see all the photos you can visit my website at Julie Skarratt Photography and click on View your Event

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The World Monuments Fund Gala

Last night the World Monuments Fund held its annual Gala at the Plaza Hotel. This year they gave the Hadrian Award to Ratan N. Tata and the Tata family in recognition of their leadership in the restoration and protection of India's cultural heritage. Having made several trips to India for both work and pleasure I have certainly been the beneficiary as a tourist, of all the hard work that has gone into preserving places of interest. The Tata family has also converted old palaces into hotels some of which I have been lucky enough to have stayed in including the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur and the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur.
To see all the photos you can visit my website at Julie Skarratt Photography and click on View your Event

Friday, October 8, 2010

Christina and Adrian get married

I met Christina a few years ago. She works at the Metropolitan Opera so we would always see each other at the Gala's. One year she arrived in the most beautiful ball gown and I asked if she would come to my studio and allow me to take her portrait. She brought her parents with her and since then we have been great friends. When she told me she had met a guy who lived in Japan I was amazed. They had met while he was home on leave. She was smitten and the 2 of them found a way to fall in love across an ocean.
It is rare that I get to be a guest at a wedding. I had the best time. Of course I could not leave my cameras at home. Her are the photos that I took. Thanks Christina. I really had a great day and was so happy when they threw you both in the air that I was able to catch it for you. To see the slideshow please click this link Slideshow

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Hispanic Society Gala

This year the Hispanic Society held their annual Gala at 583 Park Ave. The place was buzzing when I got there as everyone was excited and waiting for the arrival of Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca. The event was organised by MF Productions. Melissa Feldman was there to oversee every last detail. The lighting was done by Frost Lighting, flowers by In Bloom and the music was the Bob Harwick Band. At the end of the night when I went upstairs I met the chef John, who had prepared the delicious food. He had come to take a peek at the festivities. To see all the photos you can visit my website at Julie Skarratt Photography and click on View your Event

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Spelman's Blue Gala

When I got an email a few months ago from Dwight Johnson asking me if I would be available to photograph the Blue Gala I said yes having no idea what the Blue Gala was. Dwight is one of the most amazing people I know and so when he calls I jump!
As it turned out it was an amazing star studded night that raised over 2 million dollars for women's scholarships at Spelman College with the hard work of many lead by Latanya Richardson and her husband, Samuel L Jackson. It seems that when Latanya calls people jump high as well. To see all the photos you can visit my website at Julie Skarratt Photography and click on View your Event