Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stacey and Adam's wedding

What a wonderful, romantic and low key wedding! Stacey and Adam chose to do things very simply and very intimately in Riverside Park with just a few friends and family present. Nature was on their side too, giving them a beautiful early summer day. Just the right temperature and no humidity at all.

I love that I got to take some portraits of Stacey in her wedding gown on the steps up to the Soldier's and Sailor's monument. It's been one of my favorite locations since I realized that it's the very same staircase that Scarlett Johansson is seen running down as Cinderella in Annie Leibovitz's iconic shot for Disney!

Bettina's Headshots

I've always been a little wary of shooting actor's headshots on a plain grey backdrop. It seemed like it would be too easy to come up with something that just looked like a mug shot. For Bettina's headshots I decided to give it a go for two reasons. One; her favorite shot of grace Kelly is on a grey background and she really wanted to recreate some of that feel and two; we decided to shoot in her apartment for the beautiful window light but the background would've been much too cluttered if I didn't bring something in.

I love the final shots, they have a certain style that standard actor's headshots rarely do but they are absolutely useable at an audition. It also helps that Bettina is very photogenic!