New York Times assignment – Le Caprice at the Pierre Hotel

Since I started getting into food/restaurant photography a few years I had one specific goal I always wanted to achieve, and that was to get an assignment for the New York Times. Today I had my first published piece and I’ve shot another one (yet to be published but will hopefully appear soon). This shoot is at the new Le Caprice restaurant at the Pierre Hotel, on 5th avenue next to Central Park.

The staff there was very friendly and the room was beautiful. The food looked pretty great (especially that smoked haddock trout, the one the knife and fork are cutting) but I didn’t try anything because I was meeting Jordana for dinner at Tipsy Parson that night (amazing meal).

You can read the review by Sam Sifton here. There’s a slideshow with my photos on that main page as well.


Eating out in New York City for Haiti – Finally an excuse to eat bone marrow

The good people over at Time Out New York have been putting together a list of restaurants in New York City that are donating a portion of their receipts to Haiti on this upcoming Sunday, January 24th (also my birthday for those of you who haven’t gone shopping yet). just kidding.

So if you’re in New York City on Sunday, try to hit up some of the restaurants on this list. It’s really great that all these restaurants have gotten together for a good cause. So go eat something. Another site to check out is Dine Out 4 Haiti.

The following photos of mine are from shoots at just a few of the participating restaurants (and some of my personal choices you should visit on Sunday!)

If you’re in the Meat Packing district swing by Morimoto for some of the best sushi in the city:

Michael White’s Marea is the restaurant I’d choose if I want to spend a lot of money but get one of the best meals of your life:

Michael Psilakis is doing some delicious things on the Upper West Side at Kefi:

If you want sweet delicious BBQ try Hill Country:

I’m not sure I’m cool enough to eat here but I’ve tasted a few awesome things at Delicatessen:

Another Michael White/Chris Canon restaurant, Convivio is giving to Haiti:

If you want a beautiful wine selection, try Ardesia:


A fall wedding in New York City – Dirk and Chastity

Back in October I had the pleasure to work with a lovely couple named Dirk and Chastity. They started out getting married at the Riverside Church in Morningside Heights.  We took advantage of the beautiful leaves and October weather to take some photos in the surrounding area, and then head down to the reception. The party took place at Havana Central, also in upper Manhattan. The reception was held in a large private room in the back with beautiful booths and a really cool tile floor for the dancing. The flamenco band played some fiery Latin music and even offered some dancing lessons to the bride (who really didn’t need it as she was an amazing dancer). Everyone had a wonderful time laughing, drinking, and dancing into the wee hours of the night.

Wedding Crashers Fair – The Best of Brooklyn Weddings

Last Saturday’s Wedding Crashers event at the Bell House in Park Slope was a great resource for Brooklyn brides and grooms — and any couple looking to bring a bit of indie spirit to their affair. As a speaker at the fair, I was able to meet a ton of hip prospective brides and grooms, who all seemed to really be enjoying themselves.

All the vendors there were amazing, really in my opinion some of the best wedding related businesses in New York City. The food, music, flowers, invitations, outfits, and people overall were so cool I was honored to be a part of it.

I gave a speech on wedding photography, going over a 10 point list of “Things to look for in a Wedding Photographer”. It was well attended and I got some very pertinent questions from the audience. I was a bit nervous and missed a few points but overall I think it went well 🙂

Some of the vendors who were there in no particular order:

Blossom and Branch

Frankie’s 457 and Prime Meats (best hand rolled pretzels I’ve ever had)

Popshop DJs (very cool wedding dj)

Brooklyn Bride Online (She’s the one place I advertise on)

Cleaver Company (mini chicken pot pies..oh baby)

Michael Arenella and his dreamland orchestra (awesome, original band for a wedding)

The engagements

Root Stock, and Quade

Artikal millinery (she makes really cool head accessories for brides)

Hello Super 8

Aisle Dash

Brooklyn Brewery

Small World Terrariums

I walked around for a few minutes and snapped a couple shots while I was there:

A few shots of me speaking, courtesy of Sam Horine Photography:

New York City Wedding Photography- Briar and Isaac

First off to all couples who are getting married in New York City, I will be presenting a lecture at a very cool wedding fair this weekend called “Wedding Crashers“. Check that link out for more information and if you want to go, shoot me an email and I can get you a discount on the tickets. It will be everything you need for a wedding all in one building, and the vendors are hand picked as some of Brooklyns best wedding vendors.

Now onto this awesome wedding I photographed a few months ago when the weather wasn’t totally freezing like it is today! Briar and Isaac started off with a beautiful engagement session we did together in downtown Manhattan over the summer. We had a great time together for that so I knew they would be just as much fun during the day of the wedding. Their wedding took place in the gorgeous Bryant Park Grill, which gave us the opportunity to take some quintessential NYC photos around that area.

The dancing was amazing. The wedding cake was gorgeous (and made by the bride who is a pastry chef here in New York City!).  I had a second photographer fly in from Denver, Colorado to shoot with me. Most of all though Briar and Isaac made for some beautiful wedding photos. What a great wedding.