Love this boyfriend themed shoot with model Gee Burridge with Major Model Management, New York. Was originally going to shoot outside but the weather was not cooperating. Decided to create a simple set using three muslin backdrops; one hanging to make a wall, a second for the floor, and a third to throw over props for the model to sit/lean on. Very happy how the shoot turned out. Gee is a great model and worked the clothing. It was tough to select final images. Hair stylist Cassie Carey and makeup artist Dmitry Potapov did a great job creating beauty looks that worked with the clothing and setup. I love the loose hair! When we had a break in the weather we shot a look outside as well. Below are some final selects from the shoot.
I love working with my swim client Kuleana! Their swimwear is beautifully designed and cut to compliment a women’s physique. They use beautiful fabric with fun patterns and great colors. We have assembled a great team so the day runs smooth and efficiently. Monae Everrett provides hair and makeup. She gives us a natural beachy beauty look. Below is a photo of model Becky Boggs from State Management New York. Becky is great, giving a variety of looks and nailing it each time. This was our last shoot for the Summer 2018 collection. Can’t wait to start photographing the next collection starting in May! Ironically, next week I will be shooting for a fur client.
Below are a few photos from the day.
I love working for New York knitwear designer Label and Thread! They create beautiful sweaters, scarves and hats, are really great with styling the looks, book great models, and are really fun to work with. We always use Andrea Wilson of Next Artists for hair and makeup. Andrea is extremely talented and a blast to work with. Her energy keeps the set jumping and her attention to detail makes sure each look is flawless. This season the client booked Dutch model Romy de Grijff from Wilhelmina NY. Romy is a stunning woman and a pleasure to work with. She made my job extremely easy.
The day started off similar to most. I arrived at the studio early to start setting up. I like to be ready to shoot when the client arrives. This way I am free to spend time helping the client with what they need to prepare for a day of shooting. During the week another photographer had a job photographing food. My studio manager surprised us with a crate of assorted bags of tortilla chips. There were about 30 bags! Jokingly I asked him what about the guacamole? He came in with a bag of ripe avocados, onion, tomato and limes. I spent the next 10 minutes making some killer guacamole for the crew and studio staff. That was a first!
Unfortunately there was no tequila left over. Never too early for shots!
We had a really productive day of shooting. Below are some of the looks from the F/W18 collection. I am looking forward to seeing the images live on their website! If you would like to see some of our work from the current season take a look at www.labelandthread.com.
Romy and Andrea love my guacamole!
And images of the collection
Last week I had the pleasure of shooting for my client Vigoss, a denim and outerwear designer. The client cast great models from Next Model Management, New York and State Management, NYC. We took advantage of some great afternoon natural daylight to shoot looks for their website and catalog. Makeup artist Veronika Robova gave us great natural hair and makeup which worked perfectly for the concept. This is the first season for their Men’s collection. The jeans, shirts and outerwear look great, so there is no surprise that they are getting great response from the buyers. I look forward to rocking some of the denim myself!
Here are some photos from the day.
My Spring 17 photography for activewear lifestyle brand LukkaLux are currently up on their website! LukkaLux creates chic, sexy, trend setting designs implementing great graphic cuts, bold colors and materials with a focus on comfort and utility. These bras, tops, bottoms, jackets and bags look and feel equally great in the gym/studio or at brunch!
Last week packed up my camera, strobes, stands, seamless background paper and headed to the garment center to shoot for outerwear lifestyle brand Member’s Only. After shooting the collection against seamless paper we set up outside for some additional environmental image shots. The showroom has a few balconies overlooking W. 40th St. with east and west views which scream Manhattan. I had a great day with models Gabrielle Covers from Major Model Management, New York, Todd Charles from Q Models NYC and my favorite Czech makeup artist/hair stylist Veronika Robova. Sidenote,the client styled the shoot with cool footwear from their friends at Jibs Life!
Below are some photos straight out of camera, no retouching.
All my adult life I have been volunteering with children. I have done literacy work in New York City elementary and high schools for 10 years, a volunteer for Catholic Big Brothers for 8 years, and have hosted 6 foreign exchange students through AFS, each for a full school year.
It goes without saying I love photographing kids. Where it is not a large percentage of my work, I find it fun and gratifying. The younger they are, the more difficult it is. Try getting a cranky two year old to stand on a specific spot, facing forward, and smiling while the clothes look well styled!
I don’t share much of my children’s work, but here is a new collection from one of my NYC fashion clients. We shot it this spring. I am excited to hear it is already in 50 stores!
Last week I worked with client Label and Thread shooting their F/W ’16 catalog. They design beautiful sweaters. This is my third time shooting for them. It is always a fun, productive day. Makeup artist and hair stylist Andrea Wilson with Next Artist Management is not only an incredible talent but she brings a great energy onto set. Our stunning model was Sofia Reynal from Wilhelmina New York.
Here are some behind the scenes photos from the shoot.
Client shooting a behind the scenes photo of hair stylist Andrea getting some body into model’s hair.
Nothing like a Makita portable leaf blower to get the hair going in the studio!
Can’t wait to see the final images on their website!
Last week had a fun day shooting photographs for a denim/jeans catalog for client Driftwood. The models Vanessa Jorge and Mikeala Blumberg from Major Model Management NYC are both beautiful and a pleasure to work with!
Hair and makeup were provided by the talented Ellen Guhin.
A fun behind the scenes photograph of the client snapping some photos of the models for social media.
And a few final images from the shoot. Looking forward to the website going live!
Very excited about the revamp of my client Member’s Only Fall 16 collection. I had the opportunity to shoot the campaign and catalog earlier this year. The iconic brand is updating the look into a fashion forward collection under the creative stewardship of Gene Uy. Keeping and building on the original legacy collection, changing lengths, silhouettes, fabrics and details gives the collection a contemporary cutting edge look while remaining true to the brand history!