Monday, December 26, 2011

For many more photos by Laurie Rhodes, please visit my newer Tumblr blog.
I've been slowly transitioning my blogging efforts to this site throughout the Fall 2011.
CLICK HERE or on the screenshot below.



Thursday, December 22, 2011

LINDA & VINCE GET MARRIED: This was one of those events where it was hard not to take a good picture. Between the beautiful, animated people and the gorgeous setting at the Wainwright House in Rye (New York), this wedding was a delight to shoot.

















Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Juan and Alice - Central Park - "Don't Tell The Bride" BBC Program



Here’s a preview from a wedding I was asked to shoot related to an episode of the BBC program Don’t Tell the Bride, a series in which the groom must choose every detail of his wedding, from venue to cake to wedding dress. The program focuses on an engaged couple who are given 12,000 pounds and three weeks for the groom to plan the details. The couple lives apart and has no communication for those three weeks prior to the wedding.

This episode was aired in the UK on December 20th and will be available on the BBC website shortly - Stay Tuned! More photos of the production will be added soon.

The theme of the reception was “Alice in Wonderland.”















Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SLOW FOOD NYC FUNDRAISER


For all you foodies out there, there's a great benefit tomorrow night, November 16, in Brooklyn at The Invisible Dog Gallery that you should consider. It will feature artisanal cocktails by some of the finest mixologists in town, a whole pig roasted for us by Fatty ‘Cue other seasonal treats. My good friend, Mary Cleaver — a pioneer in the sustainable food movement and founder NYC's preeminent green caterer, Cleaver & Co (photos above come from Cleaver & Co events) — will be recognized as the 2011 Snailblazer Honoree awarded by Slow Food NYC. Slow Food is a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract the culture of fast food.

Money will raised through door admission ($100 general/$200 for VIP Hour) and via an auction. Party Proceeds benefit Urban Harvest programs which focus on kids in communities with limited access to fresh, healthful food – helping them learn about good food and their health, the health of their communities and the the health of the planet.

Find out more info about the event here

Friday, October 7, 2011

PHOTO TIPS for Wedding Guests:

The wedding season is upon us. If you're attending one and plan to take photos for yourself, here are three things I recommend:

1. Favorite photo apps for i-Phones...

>> Hipstamatic
($1.99): With a swipe of the finger, change your lens, flash, or film and it has built-in social media sharing capabilities.

>> Quad Camera - MultiShot
($1.99): Allows you to take continuous shooting with high quality effects...winner of Best App Ever Award 2009 Best Photography App!


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2. Try turning off your flash — it will make your photos look less flat and more 3-dimensional.

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3. Consider waiting before you snap: The ceremony and first dance are perfect opportunities to reflect your joy and excitement to be part of the bride and groom’s celebration. Try turning off your cameras and phones and put your full attention on them with a big smile. This will also make their wedding photos “pop” with energy as the wedding photographer usually photographs the couple surrounded by the guests’ smiling faces.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

WEDDING: Laura Green and Max Blum

How could you not smile when you look at these photos? Super fun couple...somewhat unconventional wedding as it was rockstar-themed, held at the Hudson Theater in midtown Manhattan. Needless to say, it was a hoot. While we were shooting in Times Square, onlookers actually thought she was Lady Gaga and wanted to pose with her for a photo— how appropriate!