Alessia’s 1st Birthday Portraits

This weekend I shot some portraits of Alessia, an almost-1 year old cutie whose mother wanted some nice portraits to use on the invitation to her 1st birthday party. She’s quite the fast little crawler and was endlessly interested in getting to things off the set of course, so keeping and catching her in the light was a challenge but I think we nailed it. Here area few favorites of her from the shoot– of course we had to finish up with shots of Alessia digging into a birthday cake, she got SO MESSY– it was perfect, I love these shots!

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“i like cookies”

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MMMmmmm, baby’s first birthday cake!

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What IS this stuff??? it’s so… so sweet!

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Playing with your cake is all fun and games until you realize you can’t get the stuff off your hands…

Nina - May 19, 2009 - 12:29 pm

Sarah,
the only thing that I can say is THANK YOU! I am in love with every single picture, even the one where she cries! My little Miss Fuss is growing so fast…sniff..sniff..

Alessia's 1st Birthday Portraits

This weekend I shot some portraits of Alessia, an almost-1 year old cutie whose mother wanted some nice portraits to use on the invitation to her 1st birthday party. She’s quite the fast little crawler and was endlessly interested in getting to things off the set of course, so keeping and catching her in the light was a challenge but I think we nailed it. Here area few favorites of her from the shoot– of course we had to finish up with shots of Alessia digging into a birthday cake, she got SO MESSY– it was perfect, I love these shots!

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“miss fuss”130AlessiaZito_1yrBday_SarahTewPhotography

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“i like cookies”

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MMMmmmm, baby’s first birthday cake!

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What IS this stuff??? it’s so… so sweet!

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Playing with your cake is all fun and games until you realize you can’t get the stuff off your hands…

Nina - May 19, 2009 - 12:29 pm

Sarah,
the only thing that I can say is THANK YOU! I am in love with every single picture, even the one where she cries! My little Miss Fuss is growing so fast…sniff..sniff..

New Slideshow: Lindsay and Ben in Brooklyn!

I’ve just signed up for this slideshow service at animoto.com… this is one of my first slideshows– i made it with the engagement portraits from Lindsay and Ben’s shoot last weekend. I have a limited amount of control (even putting them in order was more difficult than it should have been and I think there are still some screwy things in the order…) but the effects it produces can be pretty rad, much higher-tech looking then if I created a plain old pic by pic slideshow myself. I’m curious for some reactions– does this appeal to you guys more than a regular slideshow? Or is it annoying? What bothers me most is that the program seems to crop a lot of my images, taking away from what are very beautiful compositions and in a few of the worst cases cutting off heads and feet… what I love is that it is so much simpler than other slideshow creation tools and it can be embedded in facebook, my blog, etc, with no hassles… the link can be forwarded by my clients, etc. Thoughts? Comments are welcome. I guess it’s too late for me to unsubscribe to the service but going forward i’d love to know whether this is too choppy/too many pictures to take in (to make one that moves slower I’d put in fewer shots) or if people enjoy this style of slideshow more than a traditional one.

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DT - May 18, 2009 - 6:45 pm

I really like it Sarah, but may have a slightly skewed opinion because it supplemented the earlier photos you posted on the blog, and which I’d enjoyed studying.

One question I have is whether it will play reliably on Facebook? Others videos there haven’t always come through for us (but we’re compumorons) and even though it’s a slideshow it might be something that gets messed up ‘in translation’,if you see what I mean.

As far as the cropping is concerned, I’d think your customers could get over that if they’ve seen the original formats you’ve created. Finally, and again, if I were a customer and had the chance to post something like that on my Facebook page (reliably) I’d be thrilled.

Becky - May 30, 2009 - 2:29 am

I love it! Yes, it’s different than being able to study the composition… but it’s its own unique thing. How do I do that with my pictures??? Jon and I have a great song we put the birth pictures to on our Apple TV slideshow.

Dave - June 11, 2009 - 4:09 am

Hi Sarah, love your photos. it adds a nice mood to the viewing experience. It’s flashy in a fun way, but the quality of the photos still stand out great.

Lindsay and Ben: Engagement Portraits

I had the pleasure of shooting an amazing round of engagement portraits with Lindsay and Ben on Sunday. They wanted to include the Manhattan Bridge and some shots with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background, so we did some walking on and under this blue beauty and down some cute cobblestone streets and through a park by the shore on our way to the Brooklyn Bridge view. These two are so cute together, it’s really touching. They are always being silly and making eachother laugh, and their energy comes across beautifully in the pictures I think… here are a few of my initial favorites.  Can’t wait for their wedding in June!

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Becky - May 13, 2009 - 12:21 am

Congrats Ben!!!! These pictures are great.

Baby Lucy's first portraits!

Tim and Kathy brought their new baby Lucy into the studio today and oh my gosh is she tiny! It was great to finally meet her– I was hoping to shoot their home birth but I was already going to Becky and Jon’s labor when they called me and dibs are dibs… Lucy is lighter than my camera. I could have held that baby all day long… she was smiling up a storm when I was holding her before the shoot but of course once I got the shoot going it was all but impossible to catch any grinning… oh well, she’s super young, next time! Take a look at this little cutie and her very happy parents!150babylucy_timkathy

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