Maura and Basha's Engagement Portraits

Maura and Basha are having their wedding celebration on July 18th at the Seaman’s Church Institute Headquarters in downtown Manhattan- a very interesting venue that I look forward to shooting in. The theme will be nautical and after getting to know them I have no doubt the whole affair will be delightfully well put together. Yesterday we shot their engagement portraits in and around Madison Square Park– which they requested for the session. I’d never shot portraits around there before though I knew it was a lovely park… turns out to be a great spot to shoot and we got some nice city-vibe shots in the streets surrounding it as well. These two have been together a long time, and it shows! They were a blast to photograph– so sweet and full of loving energy! Here are some of my favorites…01Maura&BashaEngagement_SarahTewPhotography

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I could not resist the ConEd trucks.

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Had to incorporate this park-art though we were *not* allowed on the lawns/grass areas.

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Ah, New York.

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Can’t wait for the wedding!

kelly alice. - May 20, 2009 - 2:34 pm

absolutely beautiful!!!!!

xo

Eileen Akin - May 21, 2009 - 4:21 pm

These photos of Bash and Maura are marvelous! The photographer captured my two favorite young women perfectly. I can’t wait for the wedding!

Kim - May 24, 2009 - 6:22 am

You two are SO F—ING CUTE!!!!

June - May 31, 2009 - 4:53 am

They’re ALL great, but the top one is just a perfect, beautiful portrait of the happy two of you!

Mindy Best - June 1, 2009 - 11:11 pm

Love the street shot. It’s so perfect. Where did you find such a clean street?

Maura and Basha’s Engagement Portraits

Maura and Basha are having their wedding celebration on July 18th at the Seaman’s Church Institute Headquarters in downtown Manhattan- a very interesting venue that I look forward to shooting in. The theme will be nautical and after getting to know them I have no doubt the whole affair will be delightfully well put together. Yesterday we shot their engagement portraits in and around Madison Square Park– which they requested for the session. I’d never shot portraits around there before though I knew it was a lovely park… turns out to be a great spot to shoot and we got some nice city-vibe shots in the streets surrounding it as well. These two have been together a long time, and it shows! They were a blast to photograph– so sweet and full of loving energy! Here are some of my favorites…01Maura&BashaEngagement_SarahTewPhotography

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I could not resist the ConEd trucks.

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Had to incorporate this park-art though we were *not* allowed on the lawns/grass areas.

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Ah, New York.

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Can’t wait for the wedding!

kelly alice. - May 20, 2009 - 2:34 pm

absolutely beautiful!!!!!

xo

Eileen Akin - May 21, 2009 - 4:21 pm

These photos of Bash and Maura are marvelous! The photographer captured my two favorite young women perfectly. I can’t wait for the wedding!

Kim - May 24, 2009 - 6:22 am

You two are SO F—ING CUTE!!!!

June - May 31, 2009 - 4:53 am

They’re ALL great, but the top one is just a perfect, beautiful portrait of the happy two of you!

Mindy Best - June 1, 2009 - 11:11 pm

Love the street shot. It’s so perfect. Where did you find such a clean street?

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.