Alana and Matt's Times Square Engagement Portraits

I met Alana sitting and waiting in line for the Filene’s Basement “Running of the Brides” sale earlier this year– we both bought our dresses there that day and had gotten to talking while waiting for the store to open. She was curious about my work and I hers– she’s a Rockette! Naturally after booking me for her wedding to Matt, who is an actor, we decided on a Times-Square/Radio City Music Hall based engagement session… Matt actually proposed to her onstage after one of her performances last year, can you beleive that? They had a number of meaningful spots and we hit some great landmarks along the way. Here are the results!115Alana_Matt_EngagementPortraits

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178Alana_Matt_EngagementPortraitsThey both love Mister Softee and wanted a picture with Ice Cream cones!

131Alana_Matt_EngagementPortraitsSitting by the stage entrance at Radio City Music Hall…

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We walked around Rockefeller Center too…

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For their New York Times announcement: “Eyebrows Must Be Even.”

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Have you guys seen the CHAIRS set up in Times Square lately? They have shut down traffic in a bunch of spots and just put out lawn chairs to encourage people to sit out in the street. It’s certainly working and I’m all for it!

Derek - June 22, 2009 - 3:04 am

Nice! Makes me want to visit NYC!

DT - June 22, 2009 - 7:29 am

‘Eyebrows even’… now there’s an editorial submission guideline you rarely see.

She’s got “kickin'” legs, just as you’d expect!

Judy - June 22, 2009 - 11:55 pm

Wow!, you kids sure look like the stars!! great photos, especially the one on the stairs, loved that look! mostly you look so happy and that is great! Judy Reed

Alana and Matt’s Times Square Engagement Portraits

I met Alana sitting and waiting in line for the Filene’s Basement “Running of the Brides” sale earlier this year– we both bought our dresses there that day and had gotten to talking while waiting for the store to open. She was curious about my work and I hers– she’s a Rockette! Naturally after booking me for her wedding to Matt, who is an actor, we decided on a Times-Square/Radio City Music Hall based engagement session… Matt actually proposed to her onstage after one of her performances last year, can you beleive that? They had a number of meaningful spots and we hit some great landmarks along the way. Here are the results!115Alana_Matt_EngagementPortraits

above: in front of the entrance to Radio City Music Hall…below: Times Square029Alana_Matt_EngagementPortraits

075Alana_Matt_EngagementPortraits

043Alana_Matt_EngagementPortraits

178Alana_Matt_EngagementPortraitsThey both love Mister Softee and wanted a picture with Ice Cream cones!

131Alana_Matt_EngagementPortraitsSitting by the stage entrance at Radio City Music Hall…

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We walked around Rockefeller Center too…

038Alana_Matt_EngagementPortraits

170Alana_Matt_EngagementPortraits

For their New York Times announcement: “Eyebrows Must Be Even.”

223Alana_Matt_EngagementPortraits

Have you guys seen the CHAIRS set up in Times Square lately? They have shut down traffic in a bunch of spots and just put out lawn chairs to encourage people to sit out in the street. It’s certainly working and I’m all for it!

Derek - June 22, 2009 - 3:04 am

Nice! Makes me want to visit NYC!

DT - June 22, 2009 - 7:29 am

‘Eyebrows even’… now there’s an editorial submission guideline you rarely see.

She’s got “kickin'” legs, just as you’d expect!

Judy - June 22, 2009 - 11:55 pm

Wow!, you kids sure look like the stars!! great photos, especially the one on the stairs, loved that look! mostly you look so happy and that is great! Judy Reed

Fun with Flower Girls at Michael and Natalie’s Wedding

Sometimes I think my love of weddings really started when i was (6? 8 years old?) a flower-girl in an uncle’s wedding… It was so exciting and everything about it made me feel special. When I shoot weddings I often get a real kick out of shooting fun pictures of the kids enjoying themselves but rarely have I had a wedding with SO many little girls having so much fun! There were only 4 (!) flower girls at Michael and Natalie’s wedding last weekend but it felt like twice as many, they had so much energy! Anyway, I loved so many shots of them I figured I’d devote a blogpost to a set of just these images. A mini-photoessay of sorts, presented in black and white for continuity. Enjoy!01FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyEarly Arrival

02FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyI need to scratch my eye…

03FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyPractice makes perfect…

04FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyWaiting for the ceremony.

05FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyPutting their feet up.

06FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyAfter the ceremony.

07FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyWonderful job, girls.

08FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographySay cheese.

09FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyReady for action.

10FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyLook at my bubbles!

11FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyNice view.

12FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyFirst Dance.

15FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyThis one goes out to all the flowergirls out there.

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13FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyWhy is everyone on the terrace?

17FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyTag!  You’re it!

Fun with Flower Girls at Michael and Natalie's Wedding

Sometimes I think my love of weddings really started when i was (6? 8 years old?) a flower-girl in an uncle’s wedding… It was so exciting and everything about it made me feel special. When I shoot weddings I often get a real kick out of shooting fun pictures of the kids enjoying themselves but rarely have I had a wedding with SO many little girls having so much fun! There were only 4 (!) flower girls at Michael and Natalie’s wedding last weekend but it felt like twice as many, they had so much energy! Anyway, I loved so many shots of them I figured I’d devote a blogpost to a set of just these images. A mini-photoessay of sorts, presented in black and white for continuity. Enjoy!01FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyEarly Arrival

02FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyI need to scratch my eye…

03FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyPractice makes perfect…

04FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyWaiting for the ceremony.

05FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyPutting their feet up.

06FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyAfter the ceremony.

07FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyWonderful job, girls.

08FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographySay cheese.

09FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyReady for action.

10FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyLook at my bubbles!

11FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyNice view.

12FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyFirst Dance.

15FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyThis one goes out to all the flowergirls out there.

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14FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotography

13FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyWhy is everyone on the terrace?

17FunWithFlowerGirls_bySarahTewPhotographyTag!  You’re it!

I shot Bill Clinton!

So last week I was called in to shoot for an annual dinner and celebration for City Year, a non-profit program under the Americorps umbrella that takes kids age 18-24 from all walks of life and pays a small stipend for a year while they are trained and utilized to do community service oriented projects. I knew a kids who did City Year between high school and College and in retrospect I wish I had done something like this program myself- it went a long way in showing him what ‘working in the real world’ can involve and he didn’t take a single thing about college for granted, I’ll tell you that much! But I digress…297CityYearDinnerMay27_SarahTew

The coolest thing about this event was that I was given the special assignment of shooting former President Bill Clinton before and during his speech. In fact, I ate strawberries and cheese in his green room (though note, he never entered said green room!) I chatted with Secret Service Agents! They were pretty icy actually, but I tried… he ended up being late to arrive and I never did get a chance to actually ‘meet’ him, like I had hoped… though he did say to me “Did you get it?” (yes) after my one and only posed shot of him standing with Jill Iscol, the evening’s honoree. Anyway, here are my favorite shots from the job. I really like the black and whites of Clinton standing ready backstage gathering his thoughts… he spoke extemporaneously (no notes!) for 45 minutes and the room was absolutely rapt in silence except for the odd click of my shutter. Also of note, Jack Lew, current Deputy Secretary of State also spoke…330CityYearDinnerMay27_SarahTewClinton Arrived… I start shooting from a bit of a distance with my long lens… nervous as can be, secret service agents glaring at me… and finally my big moment: the requested group shot.

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Above from left: Jack Lew, Bill Clinton, Jill Iscol.

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We walked into Pier 60 via the terrace walkway and I got a few shots of Clinton before he was introduced for his talk. Long lens, from about 150 feet away maybe.

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He was only scheduled to speak for 15 minutes, but of course he got to talking!

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Jack Lew, above. Jill Iscol, below.562CityYearDinnerMay27_SarahTew