Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Central Park Zoo Wedding Reception

I had the pleasure of photographing a lovely reception at the Central Park Zoo a few weeks ago designed by the bride's family with Curtain Up Events! The ceremony was held at the lovely Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church on Fifth Avenue and everyone arrived at the park just before sunset for cocktails and a private performance by the sea lions! The event was filled with lovely details including live sitar music during the cocktail hour, colorful throw pillows all around, peacock feathers for each guest on the tables, paper lanterns surrounding the park and lovely gold & green table decor. Guests were treated to an amazing meal provided by Great Performances and rocked the night away to the music of DJ David Chang. As a cake-lover, one of my favorite elements was the custom six-tier almond wedding cake with lemon-buttercream frosting decorated with sugar green cymbidium orchids and blackberries on a custom tree stand made by Sugar Flowers Cake Shop. I didn't have time to taste it but it was spectacular! All the details were amazing and it was an incredible event!

Event Planning: Curtain Up Events
Reception: The Central Park Zoo
Catering: Great Performances
Flowers: Jane Packer Flowers
Cocktail Music: Harrice Miller Entertainment
Reception Music: DJ David Chang
Hair: Joseph Gonsalves
Palm Trees: Chris the King of Foliage
Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop

Futures & Options Event at The Stone Rose Lounge, New York

I had the pleasure of working with Futures & Options at their first annual Dream Big gala event at Stone Rose Lounge in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. Event honorees included William Thompson, Jr., Andrew Rasiej and Resham Saujani. The evening included dinner, a silent auction (I donated a family photo session!) and a raffle. I can't believe it but I actually won a raffle prize - a lovely gold & crystal necklace! I'm actually wearing it today! It was a great event and guests included patrons, sponsors and Futures & Options alumnus. I had the pleasure of speaking with several former F&O interns now successful college graduates and working in New York City. Cheers and it is always a pleasure working with you! I can't wait to see your annual report!!!

The evening was catered by Gracious Thyme

The lovely view from the lounge.

Event honorees William Thompson Jr., Reshma Saujani and Andrew Rasiej

You can see more images on the Facebook Album.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Baby Charlotte! Family Photography

I had the pleasure of taking Charlotte's first official photos last week! She was delightful and I think enjoyed being in front of the camera! I photographed her parent's wedding just over two years ago and it is great to see the growing family and Grandma & Grandpa were there too! Congratulations to you and your family!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Children's Aid Society Gala at the Waldorf Astoria

We had the pleasure of shooting the first gala for The Children's Aid Society last night at the legendary Waldorf Astoria. This was a sold-out event and the evening was led by Master of Ceremonies, Ron Suskind and Iris Abrons the Gala Chair. The event recognized the work of Robert Wolf, Ann Sather & Doris Meister for BNY Mellon. The Children's Aid Society Chorus performed as well.

Promise Award Recipient Robert Wolf, Gala Chair Iris Abrons and Children's Aid CEO Richard Buery

Master of Ceremonies Ron Suskind, Ruchard Buery and Gala Committee Member Anne Citrin

Richard Buery and Petra Nemcova

Petra Nemcova, CAS student and Donna Pressman

Table decor made by Children's Aid Society students

Robert Wolf and Tamara Tunie

Award recipient Ann Sather and Patti LuPone