This is the time of the year when the world of fashion meets in Paris for the Autumn Winter 16/17 Couture Fashion Week. Yesterday, I was honored and humbled to shoot Elie Saab new Haute Couture collection, from backstage and runway show, to the cocktail party held for clients and celebrities. A deep dive into that temple of fashion. This reportage has been shot in digital for once, for delivery timing reasons to the client.
Already one of the hottest destinations in bridal, the arrival of the second (highly anticipated) LoHo Bride boutique, proved an event and an evening, not to be missed. Opening its doors in chic West Hollywood, LA brides finally have somewhere suitably luxe yet relaxed, in which to seek out their perfect gown, an edit and a space befitting that California bride vibe. I got the honor to shoot that opening last March, and here are some sneak peeks!
With the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop and a secluded section of Malibu’s rocky coast as a stage, this wedding editorial came to life. Preferring minimalism over the ornate, simple coastal elements were used to create a dreamy seaside table: blue iridescent mussel shells, weathered driftwood escort cards, white coral. Each place was set simply with fine white china and gold flatware, and adorned with a simple mussel shell, anchoring each place card to a white linen napkin.
See more of this editorial in the latest issue of Magnolia Rouge, and on their blog here.
Eva&Peter live in New York City, and I instantly fell in love with them. They are so easy-going, with a great sense of humour, and hanging out with them in the West Village for their engagement session – featured on Style Me Pretty here – was pure joy. Peter’s family is from Puerto Rico, and that’s all naturally that they had decided to organize their wedding in San Juan. Saying that I was not disappointed by that wonderful day in Old San Juan is a huge understatement. I fell in love with Puerto Rico and was in awe all day capturing that beautiful wedding.
So honored to be named one of the 19 top wedding photographers in the United-States by Harper’s Bazaar. Even though clients’ excitement, recognition and delight remain what makes my activity a dream job, this is a moment we’re going to appreciate at the studio, as a reward to the all of the hard work accomplished in the last couple of years!
“You have secured an ideal venue, are collaborating with a planner who anticipates your every need–and if they’re worth their salt, they’ll likely refer a photographer from this list. Your decor, dress, flowers and cake can all look perfect on the day of, but it’s the skillful shooting and the fly-on-the-wall discretion that will shape your memories of the day as you look back on your event’s styling and spontaneous moments.”
This is the second section of Rime Arodaky new ready-to-wear collection, mainly focusing on kaftans and bathing suits. We shot this campaign in Rio de Janeiro, being inspired by the beachy vibes of Ipanema and Copacabana. A perfect backdrop for a honeymoon after an intimate destination wedding with close family and friends.
Shannon and Garrett are the sweetest couple from Iowa, who had decided to bring their style-A game to the streets of Paris. Being a photographer herself, photography was really important to Shannon, who had contacted me a long time ago to ask me to photograph her day. It is safe to say I was immediately seduced by Shannon’s radiant personality and sense of humour. She has become a great friend since.
For the debut of her ready-to-wear collection, Rime Arodaky chose a new muse to highlight the designs of her minimal chic pieces, to follow brides and their friends step by step in their wedding journey. We shot this campaign in Rio de Janeiro, being inspired by the boho vibes of Santa Teresa area. In between color walls, and luxurious vegetation taking over the city, Santa Teresa truly is a one of a kind neighbourhood.