Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala

I love New Yorkers for Children Fall gala. It is a very special group of people dedicated towards making life better for kids in foster care and extending the support beyond age 18 when with help and encouragement they are able to go to university.
The Gala at Cipriani was fantastic. Another amazing design by David Stark.
To view all the photos please click on this link The NYFC Fall Gala

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Metropolitan Opera Fall Gala

Last night was The Metropolitan Opera Fall Gala in NYC. What an amazing event. The opera was broadcast live in Lincoln Center Plaza and the place was buzzing both inside and out. After the most amazing performance by Anna Netrebko and the rest of the fantastic cast the guests headed to the tent where David Stark had worked his magic. The space glowed. The dinner started around 10 and the next time I looked at the time it was well after 1am. Mercedes Bass looked stunning as did Mrs Ziff. Also Peter Gelb's beautiful wife Keri-Lynn Wilson was there. She looked stunning in a dress designed by Zac Posen

To view all the photos please click on this link The Metropolitan Opera Fall Gala

Monday, September 26, 2011

New York City Ballet Fall Gala

Last Thursday night was the New York City Ballet gala and the premiere of the collaboration between Peter Martins and Sir Paul McCartney who wrote the music. Keeping it all in the family Stella designed the costumes.
I have never seen so many women in Blue all in the same place at once. They were inspired by the theme of the Ballet called Ocean's Kingdom.
The stars came out to support Sir Paul and in the crowd were Bon Jovi, Angelica Huston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Seinfeld, to name just a few.
After the ballet the guest headed to the tent where they were served a vegan dinner that not only tasted good, was good for the planet.

To view all the photos please click on this link The New York City Fall Gala

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Gala

I had a wonderful time on Saturday Night covering the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Gala in the windy city.
It was raining when I arrived but by 5 pm the weather was looking better so luckily everyone arrived without getting soaked.
After the concert the guests went the the Hilton where they had dinner following by dancing. The room looked great. It was my first time there and I loved all the chandeliers.

To view all the photos please click on this link Chicago Symphony Gala

Thursday, September 22, 2011

La Grenouille NYC

Yesterday was the first day of fall as I was reminded by Charles at La Grenouille.
I was there at lunch time to photograph a private party.
After a very long taxi ride through the crazy streets of Manhattan I arrived at the tranquil haven on 52nd St where the flowers always make me feel like I am in a country home far from the city.
There were roses on the tables but my favorite were the lilies hidden in corners to be found like a treasure hunt as I explored the space. Every nook and cranny has something to inspire me.
This lilly was in a vase upstairs near the piano and I had to take a moment to capture it. It's colors seemed to signal the end of summer to me.
The guests lunched on chilled cucumber soup, fresh delicious salmon on a bed of lentils and an apple sorbet for desert with a surprise of lemon curd in the bottom of the glass.
It was light and perfect for the guests who had to venture back to their offices and the traffic that they had forgotten about during the precious time they had spent eating wonderful food in such special surroundings.

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

Friday, September 16, 2011

Nick and John get married

Yesterday I had the best day ever. Nick and John who have become my newest bestest friends got married at their home and I was there as guest and photographer or should I say guest photographer. This amazing couple have been together for over 25 years. I have known them for a little over a year. I was thrilled when Nick called a few weeks ago to tell me the great news and to ask if I would come and shoot the wedding.
Many congratulations and many more fabulous times together.xoxoxoxox

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

When In NY the Brooklyn Bridge is a great place to visit.

I love taking both locals and tourists across the bridge in any weather and any at any time. It is a great place to view the city and amazing for making photos.

Another Iconic NY location

I always dream about travel when I drive past the globe in Queens

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A beautiful sight, New York City at dusk

I love being a New York City Photographer. The best thing about this place is it never sleeps and there is always something to photograph. With amazing museums, the arts, weddings, and buildings i never get tired of walking these streets.

Friday, September 9, 2011

His and Hers

Tadashi Shoji Show at Lincoln Center

It was great to see the Tadashi Shoji Show yesterday at Lincoln Center.
I loved the makeup. It was clear and light and the girls looked fabulous. The dresses were airy and wafted down the runway.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stella Mc Cartney Fabulous

Yes Stella McCartney is really fabulous

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Inspiration Board

Sand and happiness

Dreaming of the beach

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Inspiration Board

A few little photos to inspire myself to take time and smell the roses and the freesias.