Friday, November 26, 2010

Robert Greenidge releases a Christmas CD

Earlier this year when I was on the road with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers I was asked to take a photo of Robert the Steele drum player for his new cd. Given exactly 2 minutes and 3 seconds I ran on stage as one of the roadies set up a ladder for me. With out time to think I climbed up and took 3 photos, well maybe 4 and with that it was done. So if you are looking for a new holiday record this is a must. It is called A Coral Reefer Christmas by Robert Greenidge. The CD is out and is in the usual places like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Sam's Club and can also be ordered from and

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Robyn and Ross getting married in St Barths

Last weekend I had the best time possible. Robyn and Ross were so relaxed about their wedding at the Eden Rock Hotel on St Baths. They had left all the planning details up to Karine Bensa , from D&K Events. After making all the decisions needed a few months ago the couple was totally relaxed and so the weekend was a lot of fun.
The night before the wedding there was a dinner on the top terrace of the hotel. Ross supplied every one with fake mustaches and it set the tone for the next 48 hours. One of the things that made me laugh was the multi caked display that had different cake toppers on each cake. Yes it was a little warm and the butter cream was a little soft. Take a look at the bottom photo. The topper had a little help from Robyn. And best dance move of the night goes to the guest who tossed Robyn not once but twice in the air. To see the slide show please click this link Slideshow
Eden Rock Hotel

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Jimmy Buffett Sings For Change

It was an amazing concert in July at Gulf Shores Alabama. I am happy to see one of my photos in print in this months Charleston Magazine. It is always a blast hanging out with Jimmy.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Barbara Carroll The Woman of Jazz

Behind every photo there is a story and often times many people to thank.
Firstly Lisa Schiff who introduced me to Barbara 10 years ago when she hired me to take publicity shots for Barbara.
Next I have to thanks Kim Hick. I knew I needed a gown worthy of the woman and so I emailed Kim and tracked her down in Paris where she was showing her line of extraordinary handmade couture designs. She agreed to let me borrow one for the photo shoot. Many thanks to Thelma my trusted second shooter and when needed my assistant extrodinare who is always calm and collected and keeps me organised and finally to Barbara who is such an inspiration as mother, jazz pianist, cabaret artist and so much more. I will see you at the Algonquin. xox

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Michelle and Michael

When Alexis Clark called to tell me her friend Michelle was getting married on 10.10.10 I was happy to hear they were celebrating m in Brooklyn near to their new home.
With the church service at 2 pm it gave us lots of time to go to the Brooklyn Bridge to take some photos.
It was a perfect day and it seemed like every one had the same idea to visit the bridge however Michelle and Michael were the only newly weds to make the hike.
Michelle who is the Senior Fashion Director at Harper's Bazaar looked radiant in her Vera Wang gown. I had had a sneak peak at the dress at her final fitting at Saks 5th Ave the week before the wedding. The wedding planner on this event was amazing. Kelly from not only made sure that the flowers and cars and guests were all in the right place, he later became the DJ that rocked the house.
To see the slide show you can click this link Slideshow

Abby and Peter

When ever James Abel from James Abel Events calls I stop what ever I am doing and pull out my date book and hope that I am available to meet his brides and that was just how it was when he called to tell me about Abby and Peter.
We met and I could see why James was so excited. The couple were thrilled about their plans which included the Essex House on Central Park South. This lead to the conversation about would we have time to go to Central Park after the wedding for a few photos.
Luckily with James help we were able to make the time and I took the two newly weds up to the Conservatory Garden, a place that neither of them had ever visited.
It was a beautiful day and it was fun to get a few quiet moments before heading back to the Hotel.
The rooms looked beautiful. The guests were already happily tasting the mini hamburgers and milk shakes.
After the cocktails everyone went into the main ballroom for dinner and dancing. To see the slide show you can click this link Slideshow

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cartier introduces its new iconic Love Collection

Last week I ran over to The Lion, that new hip restaurant in the West Village where Cartier was having a dinner for digital media to introduce new styles in Cartier's iconic Love collection for this year. The evening was hosted by Cartier International Director of Image, Style & Heritage, Pierre Rainero, who was in from Paris for a nano second. The jewelry was displayed cleverly to mix with all the artwork and yet it stood out on its own. As always the symbols were there on every level as the displays represented how Love links people together and strengthens ties. Dark and sexy this new hot spot was the perfect location to show off the new collection.

Annie and Nick's Wedding

Annie and Nick were blessed with more than just great weather as they got married a few weeks ago. The couple were surrounded by their family and friends. The wedding took place at the Church of our Saviour followed by the reception at Glenmore Country Club. Beth Hyder who is the director of Catering at the club made sure every last detail was taken care of. The food was delicious and the guests danced until late.
To see the slide show you can click this link Slideshow

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Studio Museum in Harlem Gala

I confess. I have a favorite event that happens every October, The Studio Museum in Harlem's annual Fall Gala and this year it was even better than ever as they honored Pamela Fiori for her work at Town & Country. Always the best dressed women and men, year after year, they refuse to sit for long as they table hop and then dance until the band can play no more. Held at Cipriani Wall Street, the event was run by the fantastic Melissa Feldman from MF Productions.

To see all the photos you can visit my website at Julie Skarratt Photography and click on View your Event