When another photographer asks you to photograph their family, it is both incredibly flattering and somewhat terrifying all at the same time. I experienced these emotions several weeks back when Jerry Frazier, who is a photographer friend asked me to shoot a session of him with his gorgeous children Jemma and Andrew. Since I already had plans to go to the OC Fair to see Tears For Fears the day that was convenient for them, I suggested that maybe that might be a good location to do the shoot. It was definitely a "busy" location for a shoot, full of badly dressed tourists, harsh lighting and signs announcing horrifying foods like chocolate covered fried bacon but sometimes it's fun to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. And I'm glad we did because we managed to grab some images that cover all of the emotions one experiences
Archive for Jul 2009
I've been a bit behind schedule in my blogging after shooting 3 weddings in 8 days in 3 different states but I'm now slowly but surely catching up. The last of those three weddings brought me to Short Hills, NJ to work with Laura and Anton, a wonderful couple who were referred to me by Bershan and David whose wedding I shot a few months back in DC (scroll back through the blog a bit to see). A big thank you to Stephanie Reinish for coming out to shoot with me, it was a fun day and a really great party. Ceremony: Saint Mary's Armenian Church, Livingston NJ Reception: Short Hills Hilton And thank you also to Bershan and David for giving me a ride back into NYC the following day, for letting me hang out at your gorgeous loft and for feeding me all of that champagne before my flight back to
When I heard from Carin & Perry for the first time earlier this year, I was so excited to hear that they were planning a wedding at Marvimon House, a venue that I had been admiring from afar for some time already. I was sure that we would get along great for that reason alone and how right I was. So on July 3rd, I headed over to the Millenium Biltomore in downtown LA to start with a few portraits of the two of them. After that it was onto Chinatown and then finally to Marvimon for the rest of the evening. Thank you to Franny for being an awesome assistant and to Chelsea Elizabeth for second shooting.
Wow it has been quite a weekend and I am zonked. After shooting a Friday evening wedding in Los Angeles, my darling husband drove me to the airport at 4am on Saturday to catch a plane to Maine. Not just one plane though, I had to connect in Minneapolis and then take a 2.5 hour ride on a puddle jumper with 2 large carry-on bags of camera equipment under my feet. Luckily the guy sitting next to me was a good conversationalist because I didn't even have anything to read. After landing in Bangor, Maine in the rain, I picked up my rental car and drove an hour and a half to the B&B where I'm staying just in time to see a few fireworks over the harbor. Charged up my batteries and went to sleep. Yesterday I got up bright and early to shoot the lovely wedding of Kara Dioguardi