Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Shanequa and Arthur

Ok. I thought because there was suppose to be a little rain on this day, we'd have SOHO to ourselves. Well, I guess someone else had other plans, because the sun came out in full force and so did the people. We hit the Apple store, really just the steps inside the store where this silly couple sat for a shot. Arthur took us into a store to check out some $300 jeans, where each style had their own names. My style was called Billy. Not too sure how I feel about that. Not too big on naming my jeans, or any of my clothes for that matter. Don't ask me what the name of the store is, I'm pretty sure Arthur will leave that info in a comment with this post. Needless to say, Billy didn't walk out the door with me that day.

We jumped on the subway for a second, Arthur jumped in the middle of Broadway and stopped a tour bus, and we discovered this spot with really cool bridal outfit in the window called Kiki De Montparnasse, you can see it in the image above. It was a really cool day.

Shanequa and Arthur's wedding this August should be a blast.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Shushania and Oba

Ok, I know. I'm a little behind on my posting, so over the next few days I am going to share a bunch of stuff with you in no particular order. First up are a few images of Shushania and Oba.

This wasn't one of my regular weddings, and that has something to do with the fact that this couple was already married. The catch is that they never took any wedding photos. So that's were the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and myself come in. If you've never experienced taking photos there, it's pretty cool. They set you up with a security guard that acts as an escort for your time in the gardens. It got a little weird for me at times because our escort seemed to be a little confuse and must have thought that the Pope was still in town and hanging out with us. I swear she was clearing paths about 15' wide and 30' deep. I have to admit, I did feel like a big shot!

Afterwards we headed over to the the Red Bamboo here in Brooklyn where Oba, Shushania and the family met with other family and friends for a reception. Below are some of my favorites.

Another Reason why "I LOVE BROOKLYN"

If you have time this weekend you should really make an effort to check out the SONYA Studio Stroll. For those of you that don't know, SONYA stands for "South of the Navy Yard Artist," and every year they host the Studio Stroll. For two days local artist display their work in different venues in the area south of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It's really cool! The venues include homes, lounges, and studios hidden in the oasis of Brooklyn. This year's stroll includes over 40 artist and groups. So if you can, check it out. If you click on the link above you can go to their site and download the SONYA Stroll map. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Caryn and Ross

A few weeks ago my friend Jason Group decided to pick a couple; that has been affected by the closing of Celebration Studios and present them with a new portrait shoot. Caryn and Ross were that lucky couple, and Jason, being Jason decided to invite fellow friends Jennifer Davis, Julia Newman and myself to be surprise guest photographers on their shoot. DUMBO was the setting for the rainy day shoot, oh yeah it rained. What made the day truly special for Caryn and Ross was that it also happened to be be their 1st year anniversary. We had a great time, below are some of my favorites, and don't forget to check out the other images.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Brides aren't the only Divas out there.

Recently my friend Victoria asked me to take some photos at the "Diva's With Heart" concert which took place at Radio City Music Hall, featuring Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle and Diana Ross. Below are a few images from that day. If I had one on, I'd take my hat off to the photographers that make a living covering these events. Shooting the pictures are easy, the politics and drama you go through to take the pictures is a whole other story.