The other day I took some photographs of my neighbor's dog Jasmine. She is a King Charles Cavalier and Cocker Spaniel mix. We had a lot of fun and took a bunch of photos. A few days later the temperature reached 90 degrees and Jasmine's owner, Kate, asked if I would dog sit because she knew I would be home and she was concerned with the heat. I had a fun day with Jasmine and took some more photos.
First things first, Kate brought over her food, water, leash, and some toys.
Then Jasmine made her self comfortable on the couch.
and she stayed on the couch.
After a while I tried to get her to play, so I tried to get her off the couch.
but, I think she really liked the couch.
Overall I had a great time with her. She kept me company as I did some editing and took photos of her. She's a great subject.
Coming soon: Pet Portraits of Jasmine.
I had a wonderful time shooting with Nigyar. She had a fun personality and was great to work with. We got so many amazing photos that I had a hard time choosing my favorites!
I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph some awesome (and adorable) kids at their first holy communion. It was at St. John Nepomucene in Manhattan. It is only a few blocks away from where I live so it was also very convenient. It was a beautiful day outside & the kids did wonderfully! They really looked like they were having fun! They were all dressed up in their dresses and suits! It was a really fun day! Congratulations to all of them!
One of my favorite shows at fashion week last month was Carolina Herrera. The Collection was stunning; so elegant and classy, including the music (I recorded a bit of it on my phone so I wouldn’t forget it) You can hear it here: http://youtu.be/RdbDBZ7lsjA. it is “A whimsical riff on Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata by Tom Hodge” I wish I could own every piece that came down that runway. After the show was over I was very lucky to go back stage and meet her. Here are some photos from the show:
I always get asked about teaching a class, so I finally decided to do it. Here's the link: http://skl.sh/Sbio7s Its called Studio Photography From your Home. I will cover things like studio lighting in small spaces, lighting setups, as well as some information about the business end of photography. It's going to be a lot of fun!
I really hope to see you there!
Theodora (Teddi) is an opera singer who needed some promotional photos of herself done---or rather, updated promotional photos, since her last set were done more years ago than we can count. She contacted us through Jane Gillman (who we know from a commercial project we did for J'tote), and we had some tentative plans for a shoot, but scheduling issues came up which prevented it from going through the first time around. But happily, she contacted us again not so long ago and we made it happen! Teddi has had a long and distinguished career in opera, so our challenge was to take a portrait of her that both reflects her seriousness and dedication as an artist, without losing any of the warmth she has as a person and as a performer. This was one of our favorites:
You can read more about Teddi here.