Thursday, December 26, 2013

Alyson+Jordan // Engagement // A Love Supreme with Love+Brain Films

This is the first installment of more to come from our collaboration with Courtney from Love+Brain Films!  Alyson and Jordan are the most adorable couple, and are high school sweethearts to boot!  When they met with us, they told us they just want to have fun, and decided that a digital save the date would be the way to go!  So Courtney made this awesome video(see below) for them to share with friends and family, and I did a photo shoot with them at Patina Vintage Rentals in Brooklyn!  Big thanks to those ladies who let us set up shop there, to help bring their sweet story to life!  I love these photos, as it really does reflect their super fun playful style!

Alyson & Jordan - Save The Date! from Courtney Arcese on Vimeo.

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Shoot Location: Patina Vintage Rentals
Digital Save the Date: Love+Brain Films
Hair and Makeup: Ash Orzol

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday D.I.Y. Tutorial

 I recently teamed up with Thea from Hushed Commotion, Stacy from Styles on B, and Nicole Sievers Makeup Artistry to bring you this lovely tutorial.  These ladies are true experts in their field, and each of them had some great beauty tips that you can do at home, so be sure to check on the full post on Thea's blog, where you can also find her gorgeous accessories.

Happy holidays!!


Hair: Styles on B
Makeup: Nicole Sievers
Accessories: Hushed Commotion
Location: Patina Vintage

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Kim+Hunter // Engagement

 So here is a fun little story!  Have you ever thought to yourself as you're getting ready to jump on a long flight, hmmmm??? Maybe I'll sit down next to a cute guy or girl, and we'll hit it off, and maybe they'll be my soul mate??  Well guess what!?  This is Kim and Hunter, and they met on an airplane sitting next to each other, and then it turned out, they lived only a few blocks from each other, and so began a romance that soon became an engagement!  They'll be getting married next year at the  Wythe Hotel!  There is is so much to say about this shoot!  First, this has been one of the best fall season's we have had in a long time!!  I wish that this weather and color palette could last forever, because as you can see, it has treated me well this!  Second, this was one of those drizzly overcast days, which I love, but it's not always how people picture their engagement photos, so I had to check in with them to make sure they were cool with that, as you can see, they were down!  Overcast days, just make the colors pop so much, and it's so easy on the skin!! I just love how much the colors come through, as well as how easy they were to work with!!  As I've said man times before, so much of photography is about trust, and you really have to surrender to get good shots!! If you are busy worrying about anything, it will come through in the photos, so you want to make sure you trust your photographer, and that you get to have a good time!  New York City is gritty, and you have to embrace it!   That's very much a part of my credo when it comes to shooting here, you have to work with it, and accept it, which did not come naturally to me at first, but now I love it!  I'm from California, where everything is beautiful, and here it's a concrete jungle and you have to learn to embrace it. Now, when I shoot here, it's like this fun little challenge every time to make it fresh, make it fun, and make it feel as alive as it is.  I love these photos so much because I really feel like it looks like Brooklyn, it looks like their neighborhood, it's their train line that sometimes gets shut down, and you just have to make the best of this life, and embrace it all!  The best part of this story his how they met!!

Congrats Kim and Hunter!