Tag Archives: Food Photography

Central Park Wedding

Where do I start with this amazing wedding. If I had to describe Sydney I’d say she was totally elegant, graceful, and of course made a beautiful bride as you can see. James made for a handsome, classy groom. The wedding ceremony took place in Central Park and then a small intimate dinner was held at one of New York City’s most prestigious restaurants, Thomas Keller’s Per Se. The party did not end there though, it actually went across the bridge into Brooklyn, where a larger reception was held at Chesnut, a restaurant in my neighborhood!

It was a beautiful fall day filled with joy and laughter and I tried to capture the most amazing wedding photographs I could..I think I got a few nice one’s so lets get to it (I put a lot in here I was having a hard time leaving any of my favorites out!).

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.

Enjoy!

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:

enjoy!

Prime Meats Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY

Prime Meats is a new restaurant located in my neck of the woods, Carroll Gardens. The Frank’s who are behind Frankies 457 recently opened Prime Meats on 465 Court St
in Brooklyn, NY¬†and have been doing quite well since. Frankie’s 457 (located at 457 Court street) is an Italian joint and Prime Meats is more of a German restaurant featuring sausages, spatzel, pretzels, and a few other items including Stumptown Coffee (which I also quite like). I’ve only been there once at night but hear it’s pretty packed..they have a nice classic cocktail menu featuring some old style cocktails.

There’s a certain vibe/decor which I call the “new aesthetic” to this place that is common with a lot of Brooklyn shops and restaurants..using antique fixtures, lighting, and a lot of beautiful wood, and if it’s salvaged or refurbished, all the better. Old cloudy mirrors and the light bulbs where you can see the guts inside are usually found at places like that.. I have to say that I dig the style and the mood of Prime Meats, and there’s great light during the day when I’m generally in there.

Here are a few photos from a shoot I did recently: