Danny and Aimee decided on High Line in the meatpacking district of New York City to be the backdrop of their loooooooooooooove. I’ve known these guys for a while. Danny is the brother of my good friend Keren, whose whole family I know. They are ALL amazing.
Both Danny and Aimee were extremely comfortable and graceful in front of the camera, I thought.
This is them waiting to get silly.
The camera loved them, as you can see.
In this shot, we hijacked a suitcase dolly (is there a name for those things?) and Aimee eagerly jumped on one for a few photos.
Some romance inside Chelsea Market.
Danny taking a break. Danny – I’m SO glad you were comfortable in your sneakers… ; )
Love funky backgrounds. Posters work!
You guys are gorgeous… can’t wait to shoot your wedding : )
As my own wedding photography season is about to start in a really crazy/explosive way (shooting 2 weddings today), I was fortunate enough to go as a guest to a wedding in the quaint Saba’s Well. The tasteful and organic-style decorations made me glued to my camera (I only brought my Canon 5DmII and just one 50mm 1.4 lens).
Chuppah to the right, Olam to the left.
Drowning in rose petals.
It was a very colorful wedding and the guests dutifully dressed to match the color schemes.
More sneaky shots of gorgeous, happy wedding guests.
Another thumbs up to the decor of the place.
More rose petals.
The food was, as you can expect, a-mazing.
The happy couple, Chris and Sophie, walking off after the ceremony. (I always love watching other photographers at work : )
I was amazed at the planning of the wedding… how so many different colors and themes came together in this amazing cacophony to create something so tastefully beautiful.
No detail left behind!
A thoughtful guest.
Hit me up ONE last time (OK… maybe not the very last).
There was a record/cassette theme going on. The guest place cards were taped to cassettes!
The children were given goody bags with fun props and toys.
I have been a little bit away (in Israel) and not had time to post… BUT… that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been shooting exciting things… like flamenco dancing in a really cool neighborhood in Tel Aviv!!! Ronit is a talented dancer who has been dancing flamenco since age 6!!! When Ronit talked to me about photographing her, I immediately thought of Florentine, a graffiti-decorated, up-and-coming neighborhood of southern Tel Aviv.
We were lucky enough to have Ronit’s makeup done by the amazing Sara Rutstein, a Make-Up artist from London (her website is www.make-upbysara.com). She lives in Tel Aviv and is available for weddings & special occasions.
I was excited by the unexpected juxtaposition of the messy and alive Florentine as the backdrop and Ronit’s flamboyant flamenco outfit and accessories.
Some of these shots had a slow shutter speed so that I could show the motion of her dress by blurring it slightly. I had asked her to try to keep her face still, because I wanted to show the intensity of her glance through sharpness.
The black garage door did wonders in this series of shots.
Florentine was really fun to play around. Unfortunately, due to Israel’s harsh sun (and me liking soft, diffused natural lighting) we only had about an hour to work with, right around sunset.
Some more Florentine action! I love running through the street shots. Because Ronit has such good posture, I actually asked her to run in a relaxed way where she is almost slouched.
Dancing in some fading back light.
I really enjoy shooting dancers because they are so graceful with their bodies and know exactly what to do.
Amazing mix of colors created by sunset and the light from passing cars.
Taking a break.
Here is another corporate photoshoot I did recently for Edgemont Capital Partners, a healthcare merchant banking company located in Manhattan. David and his team are hard at work at a meeting.
Love the ties! I actually increased the saturation just for the ties so that they pop out.
David was a past photography client of mine, and I was thrilled when he reached out to me again, this time, for a corporate shoot.
My niece started playing tennis around age 5. She now practices twice (!) a day and is home-schooled because of it.
She’s at a pretty amazing level. My shutter speed for this image is 1/250 sec and as you can see, the ball is still slightly blurred, which tells you there was some definite speed.
Here she is with her coach and mom (who hates being in photos and will kill me as soon as she sees). Being silly is one of her favorite hobbies and I LOOOOOOVE being silly together with her.
Through the net.
A parting B&W shot. Here is a shoot I did of her a little while ago where she’s NOT playing tennis: www.ritarosephotography.com/blog/alex
Did we plan for it to snow in a really sleety kind of way? Not really. Were we happy that it actually did? Well, I was (minus the slight frostbite that I got). And here is the thing – Kelly and Scott are snow people. Like to the point that Scott proposed to Kelly on top of a MOUNTAIN (as she was getting ready to go down in some sort of snow-sport kind of way)… so this actually fit them perfectly! But back to the photography part of this, the misty snow/sleet/whatever-it-was created a gorgeous backdrop for this engagement session. Kelly and Scott live in Queens, so they asked me to do this photoshoot near Queens Plaza. I don’t get out to Queens very much and I was psyched when I saw the location. Really, I couldn’t get over it. And the foggy weather added the Manhattan city line to the photos as a soft building backdrop – perfect.
Love the rain/sleet. How romantic does it make the pics?!
Kelly and Scott were super sweet and VERY laid back. Very laid back as in they were also totally open to sitting on sleety surfaces : )
Gotta have my black and white!
Long Island City. The rain and fog helped with making the background a little smooth, not to mention people-free.