Little Make-up, Happy Faces: Stowaway Cosmetics

I have the good fortune to be a regular contributing photographer for Well Rounded New York, a blog for "trendsetting mamas-to-be, providing inspiration and information that speaks to a cosmopolitan pregnancy." Through working with them I've met so many amazing mamas from PR mavens to fashion designers to founders of doula collectives, among others. This mama was no different. Chelsa Crowley is the co-founder of Stowaway Cosmetics, a cosmetic company that makes 'right sized' make up without harmful chemicals and preservatives. They make sizes that you will use before they expire and the best thing to me is that they won't drag down your bag! I am always a proponent for traveling light, especially when also carrying a camera bag or laptop. You can read her tips for staying healthy and keeping fit during pregnancy on WRNY right here. I had a great time documenting her morning routine as well as taking a visit to Stowaway HQ. Of course I couldn't leave out the cat.

Brothers! Dumbo Family Photography

Here are a few shots from a recent family shoot. Mom wanted to get some pictures for the annual Christmas card, but the boys were more interested in meeting their friends at the playground. To make all parties happy, we took a quick walk through Dumbo to take some fun photos, including lots of running and jumping, and then ended the shoot with hot chocolate at One Girl Cookies with friends. Win, win for all parties.

Moody Romantics Behind the Scences

This is a behind the scenes look at the preparation for the Moody Romantics style shoot (see previous post). Just like any event, it required advance planning, coordination, set up, and take down. And once again, here's the list of all who contributed.

Concept and hair accessories (including dip dye veil) Kerry Ann Stokes, Planning/Concept/Coordination Dawn Maubarrett Events, Florals (and bride) Sweet Thorn Flora, Dresses and Furs Lovely Bride, Lace Dress Rue de Seine, Silk Dress Leanne Marshall, Marsala bridesmaid dress Ash and Light, Make-up Maubarrett FX, Hair Stephanie Kauffman from The Karcher, Jewelry Sophie Hughes Jewelry, paper good Of Note Stationers, signage Kristin Texeira, Venue and Food The Grand Bar and Grill, taxidermy Hoardaculture, pies Cutie Pies, Plates and glassware Eleven Thirty Six/L'Atelier Vert

The Moody Romantics

The Moody Romantics is a styled shoot that I had the good fortune to photograph. The concept behind it was dark fairy tales and deep woodsy nature. It was brought together by an extensive list of vendors (see below) who each brought their unique skill set to bring it to life. In it you'll find wardrobe and decor rich in color, like the Pantone color of the year Marsala (2015), and in texture, like lace, fur, quartz, and black diamonds. The botanicals are wild and lush and taxidermy insects drive home the theme. A bride and her two bridesmaid attend a lovely party with a 3 course meal accompanied by cocktails and followed up by a variety of berry pies. But enough from me, please take a look at the photos to see this magical world yourself.

Here are all the vendors that participated: Concept and hair accessories (including dip dye veil) Kerry Ann Stokes, Planning/Concept/Coordination Dawn Maubarrett Events, Florals (and bride) Sweet Thorn Flora, Dresses and Furs Lovely Bride, Lace Dress Rue de Seine, Silk Dress Leanne Marshall, Marsala bridesmaid dress Ash and Light, Make-up Maubarrett FX, Hair Stephanie Kauffman from The Karcher, Jewelry Sophie Hughes Jewelry, paper good Of Note Stationers, signage Kristin Texeira, Venue and Food The Grand Bar and Grill, taxidermy Hoardaculture, pies Cutie Pies, Plates and glassware Eleven Thirty Six/L'Atelier Vert

And we are very excited to announce that the shoot was featured on Thanksgiving week by Ruffled as a Friendsgiving story. You can check it out here.

Autumn Wedding in Montauk

Last year around this time I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Molly and Ben at the Montauk Lake Club. Molly is the author of the blog Dunk and Crumble where she shares recipes and photos of delicious food. Ben is an all around go getter, althete, traveler and fun guy as far as I can tell. They chose to get married at the Montauk Lake Club as Molly spent summers there with her family since she was little and they were fortunate to have one of the most beautiful of days. The weather was perfect, guests were treated to an amazing raw bar, among other things, and later were sent home with treats from Liddabit Sweets (based out of Brooklyn) where Molly interned before starting her blog. I think some of my favorite shots of the night were the ones I took of her and her grandfather dancing. I love seeing multi generations at weddings and you could tell her was so proud and happy for her. Later in the night I saw him taking pictures with an ipad. Check the photos for yourself!

These were shot for Stylish & Hip Weddings and edited in my style.

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum - Elizabeth + Jeremy

So I figured it was time that I started a blog and I thought the first wedding I shot solo would be the perfect place to start. A little over a year ago I had the honor of shooting Elizabeth and Jeremy's wedding at the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum in the French Quarter. You can probably guess that a wedding in New Orleans, with a bride that moonlights as 60s soul DJ (DJ Bunny) and a groom that is the founder of the New Orleans Daiquiri Festival, is gonna be a good time and that it was!   There was a roasted pig from Bacchanal, rainbow sprinkles were tossed on the bride and groom, and guests were gifted moonshine as a parting gift. Of course the party continued on into the night at One Eyed Jack's a few blocks away. And I'm excited to report that I'll be shooting another wedding in New Orleans this month.

Check out the photos from this one ...