We have developed a very strong relationship with La Bella Bride Magazine. Owners/publishers Steve and Katina LaFazia are great people and we always have an incredibly fun time hanging out /working together. The first editorial shoot I did for them was a runway fashion show in NYC. The dates for this year's fashion show have yet to be announced and I hope that Enna and I will be available for the shoot. After last year's show we all planned to go to one of NY's top restaurants after the show... We never made it to dinner at the restaurant because the Red Sox had an important game that night and Steve luckily convinced the ladies to join us across the street at a taco shop that had a tv:) When I photographed David Beahm for them a few months ago (see blog post here) we ended up at Matt Murphy's enjoying pub food and drinks. We worked together again recently on a spread for their 09 issue. After this most recent shoot they treated us to dinner at the Intrigue Cafe, which was amazing, and Katina introduced us to her own creation... the Katini. It's her own martini that I am still waiting for the recipe!!
For their latest shoot we went to the Boston Harbor Hotel and had an "A" list of wedding planners, designers, bakers and florists bring their latest designs to show off in the 2009 issue of La Bella Bride. So the work is top secret folks! Only snapshots of us working here:) If you want to see the great creativity you'll have to run out to the news stands when the issue is released:)
At the end of the day I snapped a shot of the group that remained. From left to right - Karen from La Bella Bride, La Bella intern Rachel, Steve and Katina LaFazia, Magdalena Andreozzi, and Angela from Rentals Unlimted.
Event planner Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara who ownes Unique Weddings by Alexis (who Enna and I love!) set an amazing table on the waterfront. We documented several weddings for Alexis last year and can't wait for our next wedding with her! Her events are always top notch, decorated with her unique creative eye, and run so incredibly well.
Tasha Bracken of SD Events is such a good sport, smiling for me while she is hard at work trimming flowers for her table. Tasha had these cool clear plastic chairs for her table that allowed her floral design to be viewed without obstruction from wherever you stood in the room.
My new friends! Jay and Melissa Lane of Golden Gate Studios. Their table was bursting with color and elegance. They had a lot of cool details at the table for me to photograph, and I was able to play with all sorts of points of view to show off their work.
The Event Diva! Need more be said?! Magdalena Andreozzi is a blast to hang out with. I only recently met Magdalena and I can't wait to shoot events for her. She shared with me some of her plans for this coming year's events and she has some pretty amazing stuff happening! She is also a fan of the Katini, how can you not love a fan of the Katini?!
The fabulous Katini!!! Love ya too babe!!