Monthly Archives: July 2019

You only turn 70 once. I am a good event photographer because I am very stealthy. I am really good at working with people and making them have a good time. Feeling comfortable in front of the camera,that sort of thing. I like to mix some classic poses along with a lot of casual candids. This makes the client very very happy.

Jimbo turned 70 and he had a great time. The food was fantastic and the company was even better. I have lived in Westport all my life, so of course I knew a bunch of people at the party.

I love these beans!!
They hired a magician to do amazing card tricks
Jimbo with Roger Ferris (R) Westport Architect

Check out the slideshow below for more images

https://john-videler-photography.smartslides.com/jimbos-70th

I shoot a lot of real estate photography and I really enjoy it. It takes me to exotic places and I get to see some fantastic homes. The Beach House Shuffle was an idea by Judy Michaelis of the Judy Michaelis Group. A local realtor with a brilliant idea.

Judy chose a house tour of 4 homes all within walking distance. House 1 at Compo Beach was a nice meeting place where waters were handed out, stretching took place and we all got to meet our personal trainers. they were from GOAT fitness and they worked everyone out on the tour of the 3 remaining houses. On the walk to each house, they would stop the group and then proceed to motivate all to run in place, step up on walls and engage in calistetics.

At the last house a home built by Milton Builders and one that I photographed for Jillian Klaffs, lunch was served and catered by Westport’s new food source, Mystic Market. Judy handed out beach shuffle hats and everyone had champagne on the rooftop deck to enjoy the view and conversation.

I photographed this event with a mixture of cameras. One was my Canon 5d mark3 and the other was my leica mseries camera. I used the leica for mny of the stills and used my Canon to capture video. the quality is exceptional.

I photographed Joe Farrell for Westport Lifestyle Magazine. He is the owner and creator of Rothbard Ale + Larder. I have met Joe a few times before this shoot so we were both were very comfortable with each other.Many times you will not have this luxury and then you will have to find something in common or something that they enjoy so you can get them to be comfortable with you taking their photograph.

The staff at Rothbard was prepared for me when I arrived. We shot Joe behind the bar for a few and then we did some images at a table, where Joe sat and ate with some friends. I always add additional shots or vignettes of the place I am shooting because you never know if your going to use the images in a blog or maybe instagram.

At the end of this shoot, Joe let us eat all of the sausage and wurst. it was fantastic.

Food is so good!
Joe Farrell