Had a great day shooting beauty with the stunning model Kenz with One Management, New York. Some behind the scenes photos with makeup artist Dani Schacter and hair stylist Tomoko working their magic. They had the tough job of making gorgeous Kenz gorgeous. I look forward to sharing the final selects soon!
May and June have been really busy months for me. I have been shooting a lot of catalogs, advertising campaigns, promotional, and social media campaigns. I even photographed my first wedding for a friend of the family who would not take no for an answer!
Now that we have some beautiful weather in New York I have been shooting jobs outside. The past 2 weeks I had two shoots that took advantage of this. The jobs were very different, but both great.
Jewelry and handbag designer Cristina Sabatini creates gorgeous high end pieces. She secured a phenomenal house situated on the water on the North Shore of Long Island. This weekend house was incredible and we had run of the entire property… including the Rolls Royce convertible! The landscaping was gorgeous, outdoor and indoor pools, magnificent decks, and super chill family that hosted us. The beautiful models were Genesis Suero (Miss New York) and Catalina Morales (Miss Puerto Rico). Hair and makeup by my talented dear friend Veronika Robova. The fashion stylist was Dash Armstrong. The shoot was extremely elegant and upscale. I love seeing the client beginning to post images on Instagram. Can’t wait to see the campaign roll out!
Here is a photo of the two models shot by the outdoor pool overlooking the beach and bay.
Yesterday I worked for footwear designer J/Slides. J/Slides is a fun, comfortable, youthful brand creating quality casual sneakers and shoes. The client cast two great models from Next Model Management NYC; Lily Jean and Kianna. We met in Central Park at 6:30 am with camera, shoes and clothes and ran around the park taking fun lifestyle images. I was amazed how busy the park was at that hour. People running, biking, walking dogs, supply trucks making deliveries. The models were great. We made super fun images and video. I am looking forward to seeing the client’s select. Here is a behind the scenes photo of me with the models shot by my assistant at the end of the shoot.
Yesterday I stopped by the retail store of my long time client Lee Anderson Couture. Lee creates exquisite custom couture fashion for her discriminating clientele. Unfortunately Lee was not in the store, but got to see some of the images we shot last year in print.
I picked up a couple of postcards that are sent out as promotion, and the in store poster she prints each season.
The model is the stunning Jessica LeBleis from Next Model Management, New York. Jessica totally gets the clothing and concept. Everything looks amazing on her. Makeup artist and hair stylist Hiro Yonemoto with Art Department had the difficult job of making the beautiful Jessica look beautiful!
Special thanks to Wikkie for her beautiful craftsmanship and styling on set!
Wednesday evening. Just completed my third day shooting for the early fall McCall’s Pattern Company catalog; two more days to go! McCall’s creates patterns for home sewers to create their own clothing. The company has a deep, rich history dating back to 1870! I had the pleasure of working in their studio and touring their catalog archives. They have all of their past catalogs and is a real history of fashion and trends. A plethora of supermodels have graced the covers!
The amount of preparation and thought that goes into each shoot is really impressive. I am honored to be entrusted to help execute the team’s vision while adding my personal style to each shoot. The art direction, styling, model casting, makeup/hair and organization is always on point.
It is a thrill to receive the catalog after it is printed. I love doing photography for this client!
Since there is an embargo on the fashion images I can only show limited images I take specifically to share for social media. I get approval from the fashion editor prior to posting.
Here are some natural light beauty images of models Sam Vrielink of Wilhelmina New York, myself with model Bamboo (Shine Ibu), Lauren Macarro of State Management NYC, Karen cutting Lauren’s hair (not) and Anna Vorobyeva Wilhelmina New York in the makeup chair with makeup artist Dawn Brocco and fashion director Karen Duffy.
Can’t wait to shoot children’s fashion tomorrow!
I love Lee Anderson. She is a smart, funny, thoughtful, interesting woman who happens to be a brilliant designer. Lee’s garments have a unique look with brilliant cuts combined with exquisite fabric which keep her discriminating clientele loyal to her work. Lee always books stunning models which make my job very easy. This is our second shoot with beauty Jessica Le Bleis from Next Model Management. Hiro Yonemoto did an exquisite job with hair and makeup.
Below are a few images from the shoot. Please take a look at her website to see more of my photography from previous photo shoots. www.leeandersoncouture.com
Early January I had the pleasure of working with model Ana Marques from Wilhelmina New York. The beauty team was hair stylist Monae Everrett and makeup artist Heidi Paul. Love it when the agency uses my work for the opening picture of the model’s portfolio! Ana was a pleasure to photograph. I hope I have the opportunity to shoot with her in the near future!
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.
I love working in my new studio Located in Long Island City, just outside of Manhattan. It has a chill vibe, 4 great studios to shoot in, 2 with cyc walls. Another amazing draw is the gritty exterior with it’s industrial landscape.
On a beautiful October day stylist Andre Austin and I shot a quick test with a beautiful new face from New York Model Management, Sammy Gardner. The talented Jonet Williamson provided hair and makeup.
Andre pulled a lot of the looks from DSquared2 and mixed it in with fashion elements to give a cool vibe.
Very pleased with this beautiful photography featuring Brazilian beauty Victoria Lehmann from Elite Model Management, New York. Makeup artist (who also was the stylist on this shoot) Veronika Robova couldn’t resist using a bold red on Victoria’s gorgeous lips. The full loose hair was courtesy of the talented Alam Ko.
The work was shot in my new studio against a huge cyclorama wall.
Wishing everyone a wonderful, festive holiday season!