Georgina and Amal’s Wedding Reception at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée The mother of the bride called me to ask if I could photograph her daughter’s wedding reception at a beautiful venue in Paris, France – Le Cercle de l’Union Interalliée, and naturally I accepted. What a thrill to penetrate the halls of such a venerable institution as this and for a perfect reason; to photograph a young couple about to engage in the vows of marriage. Indeed the real wedding will take place in India, so this Parisian event was the only moment that friends and family unable to travel to India could celebrate the bride and groom to be. A little history. The Union Interalliée was founded in 1917 at the point when the United States entered into the war. The founders conceived of a place where officers and personalities of the Allied nations could rejoin and give each other moral support and share resources. Receiving support from many, they were able to acquire the hotel Henri de Rothschild in 1920 and thereby encourage diplomatic relations between the allied nations. The building is situated on rue Faubourg Saint Honoré, just down the street from the Elysée Palace and … Read More
Mother and daughter, a newborn studio portrait session A quick photo session was in order after Meg gave birth to her lovely baby daughter Kloé. In order to bring out the adorable design of Kloé’s natural diapers and newborn pink skin, I set up a simple black background in the studio. Kloé gave a great performance for Mom and the camera before deciding that she’d had enough. It was a lovely morning at Studio Galerie B&B.
Open house event photo shoot at DLP Paris DLP Paris, a production/animation company in Paris, asked me to photograph their open house cocktail party. They could not decide between a standard photo shoot and formal studio portraits of their clients to be offered as gifts, so they chose both. I set up a Mad Men-style studio on site, using office furniture as a backdrop; a couple of stylish leather and chrome armchairs and a decorative Fresnel-ish lamp. While encouraging guests to step into the ‘boudoir’ for a studio shoot, I worked the event with an on-camera flash (Mark III for the reportage and Hasselblad digital back for the studio portraits). The art director was very pleased with the results! www.dlpparis.com
Parisian Prom Portraits Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose – Gertrude Stein I was asked to photograph a Parisian school prom and the theme was The Roaring 20’s. Two outdoor studio setups, a 4×5 film camera, a Hasselblad digital back and a tennis club. It was a challenging technical adventure and a wonderful portrait opportunity!