Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Rocco James Biasotti

20 weeks...

15 weeks...

11 weeks...

Rocco is about 7 weeks old here and he wasn't really into our portrait session as you can see by the look on his face in the first three pictures. Then daddy came home and he was all smiles showing off his dimple. But that's how it is with babies, you wait and wait to get a shot and then when you do you're hooked on that kid. I could have stayed all day documenting this little guy but soon he became tired of me shoving my camera in his face waiting for him to do something, anything. I'm not done with you yet Rocco. There will be hours and hours of me in your adorable face so I think you should just get used to it now and work on a signature pose. I think this first one is a good start. He has a pouty aloofness to him that says "Sigh...if you must camera girl..."

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Why Not...

The second edition of Why Not involves wedding dress fabric alternatives.

We all know of the typical wedding dress fabrics, duchess satin, chiffon, lace, organza, etc. Beautiful as they may be some women just don't want to wear a dress of the traditional feel. Either their weddings are of a more casual affair or they just want something unique and non-traditional. May I introduce the idea of Jersey? I know, I know, upon hearing Jersey I instinctively think of a few unflattering images myself..the Jersey Turnpike, Jersey Girl the movie, and my ex-boyfriend from Jersey...but give it a try. This fabric actually drapes nicely and is very comfortable. Having a garden or beach wedding this summer? Any one of the dresses below would be perfect and can you believe they are all under $300? Simple, chic and affordable.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Brooke, Greg & Bachelor - San Francisco

More family portraits! And how cute is this couple with their dog Bachelor? Bachelor is a special breed of Golden Retriever, he's all white. He is gorgeous, oh sorry really handsome.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Why Not...

I've decided to add a little segment to my photography blog to help brides out there who maybe be a little style challenged or to simply give inspiration. If you have your own specific style or if you want to go the traditional route, great! Go for it. But if you know you need help with fashion in general and want your uniqueness to shine through on your wedding day then tune into my Why Not posts for some friendly wedding fashion advice.
Before I became a wedding photographer I worked in fashion. I did pretty much everything including personal shopping in NYC. In addition to working in fashion I was brought up with the philosophy of image is everything. My mom would not let me leave the house if I didn't have matching socks on with my perfectly put together appropriate outfit. My mom has excellent taste and I am proud to say I inherited this from her. I can't deny my past career and inherent good taste so I've decided to incorporate it into my wedding photography.
It amazes me that the wedding industry as a whole still pushes brides to carry on antiquated wedding traditions without many options. We need to change the way we think how a modern day brides should look. I know there are many women who are not into the traditional look and don't know where to turn. Through my personal shopping experiences I discovered many women do not even know how to go about putting together an appropriate outfit that suits their personality. So, I'm going to start to give out advice as to how to achieve a more modern, chic and unique wedding day look for those who may be style challenged. If yards of tulle on your head is not really the look for you then these posts can help achieve the look you really want. Don't be afraid to look different.

The first installment deals with alternative jewelry options. Why not...

...wear unique pieces to make a simple dress a little more interesting? Pair any of these statement pieces with a strapless dress and you're on your way to becoming a chic bride in the 21st century. Hooray!

I found all these fun pieces on a website called Bag Borrow or Steal that lets you borrow jewelry, handbags, etc for either a day or a week. Remember Louise's borrowed LV handbag in Sex and the City movie? What a fantastic and cost effective idea for wedding jewelry.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Becerra Family

I love weddings but I am kind of glad wedding season is over so I can do more portrait sessions. I love, love portraits and even more so if they are of kids. Kids are very honest so what you see is what you get with them. The camera doesn't lie and neither do the expressions of kids.
Here is the very cute Becerra family of Simon and Kasey and their adorable boys Max and Niko.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bernadette & Michael - New York, NY

I am almost done with the 2008 wedding season and I am so excited to post about this fantastic wedding I shot in New York. Bernadette asked me a long time ago to be her wedding photographer and I just couldn't wait because I knew it was going to be a great time at a very cool place, the Metropolitan Place in New York.
This was a marriage of two people who exude a fun, relaxed and down to earth attitude at all times, so it was no surprise that their wedding reflected the same spirit. I was in the company of extremely warm, funny and gracious people who knew how to have a good time. I had one of the funnest nights in a long time and while shooting the wedding!
Bernadette looked so New York chic. She put together her whole look for a fraction of what the normal bride spends on her attire and looked fabulous. Her head piece is from Fasinators in New York and they liked my pictures so much they decided to use a few for their website/blog header and wrote about me in their blog! I am so honored.
Please be sure to check out these amazing head pieces if you are searching for a traditional veil alternative. These will definitely complete your modern look.
Thanks Bernadette and Michael for letting me be a part of your fantastic NY wedding!