Things to Come…

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It’s a new year and that brings new opportunities and clients! With that in mind we are featuring our first client of 2013.

When I was contacted by Cipriani I was so excited to have the opportunity to photograph their iconic locations. Cipriani is a brand that is synonymous with luxury, class, and prestige. With locations spanning the most elite around the world, they provide all manner of eateries, residences, resorts, and event hosting. To view their portfolio is to see the best the world has to offer. To have the opportunity to work with this group gives me a great sense of pride.

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Represented here is the main ballroom of Cipriani Wall St. Yes, it is as awesome as the image depicts! A former bank built from 1836-1841 the building is a National Historic Landmark and has been mentioned as a “facility unequaled in America” (White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot (2000). AIA Guide to New York City). In my humble opinion this statement is not an exaggeration.

During my visit I was fortunate enough to tour the facilities and view some of the amazing amenities provided for the residence of this magnificent location. Below is the private eating area constructed within the former vault of the bank.

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I hope this is a sign of things to come, if so this is going to be a spectacular year!

Welcome to the Family

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A new family is exciting. New challenges, new experiences these are not always fun at the time, but you have to see the humor in certain situations and laugh about them later. Sometimes these are the best memories families have. This is one of the reasons I enjoy photography so much, capturing these images or events which remind you of these situations.

Recently, I had clients who are new parents. We had a great time with their boy running in the park and creating some wonderful memories for them to reflect on in future years. I wish them the best in raising their son and would like them to keep the above in mind. It is not always easy to appreciate the events which will provide the most memorable moments, but with kids that’s part of the ride. Go with it and don’t take things too seriously, this is advice sometimes I need to heed as well!

New Eyes

One of the challenges of photography is to find something new in the daily things, interactions etc. Personally, I try to do this as much as possible. I often look at my home from as many different perspectives as possible. The same goes for an assignment. Recently I was on an assignment for a client whom I have done work previously. While their space remains the same it is often decorated differently. Be it for a special occasion or simply because there has been furniture or accents added to the décor. It’s fun to notice new things which the owners may take for granted after they see it on a daily basis. I captured the image below in the myths of a raucous party. The flowers were stunning and the server passing in the background adds to the sense of activity which was in full swing.

The “O”

I know I have been gone for a little bit, but for good reason. I have been busy, with some wonderful clients! One of my favorite recent assignments is Olivia or “The big O” as I call her. Although she is teeny tiny she radiates a loving aura. She is brand new and is such a blessing to her family who has been waiting for her all their lives.

Olivia was a beautiful and calm subject and was very willing to be posed to create some wonderful images. Below are a few examples of the great images we were able to capture on this day.

She is a miracle and I only hope this is the beginning of helping her proud parents catalog her life.

Welcome to the world “O” you’re going to love it!

Cynthia Ross Affairs

When Cindy contacted me to help in the updating of her website I was ecstatic. Having worked with her in the past and knowing her personality I knew that we would have a great time, I was right. Cindy was willing to give into my vision for her and I think it paid off big. We had a great, albeit chilly, afternoon in the Meatpacking District of NYC. We made the most of the day and were able to obtain some wonderful results. Cindy was her usual accommodating self and therefore it made the shoot all the more rewarding and pleasurable. Thank you so much for being a great subject and so photogenic Cindy. I know you will love your images and I am sure they will enhance your updated site.

Cynthia Ross Affairs has been extraordinary at planning events over the past several years. Cindy’s company manages all facets of events and does it with the most courteous of manners. I highly recommend her and her company to anyone looking for an event planner. Please visit her site at cynthiarossaffairs.com.