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Chris an Happy were married  at Fairchild Wheeler on Saturday’s blizzard. What a great time for a wedding. My wife has a GMC Yukon so I really had no problem getting to the wedding. Chris was my college room mate at Flagler College and I was really excited to be there to capture his wedding. It was funny, the moment we got outside the biggest gust of wind came along and almost knocked the bride over. they were good troopers though and the day was wonderful. Chris is a tour guide in Africa for Tauck Tours and he met Happy in Africa. They have a little adorable girl Victoria named after Chris’s mom who passed away. What great energy! And I am so happy to be apart of their special wedding.

 

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Inspira Marketing hired our studio to photograph Diageo represntatives show casing new liquor products. It started out as a mixology party with reps presenting new products from Diageo. One was a peppermint liqour where the outside of the bottle actually had a peppermint smell to it. After mixing some really exotic combinations, we started our journey to South Norwalk for a bar crawl. Believe it or not, this was my first bar crawl.  Each bar that we visited had a special cocktail inspired by the Diageo reps. Burger Bar Bistro, Blind Rhino, Cask Republic and Harlan Publick was our destinations. I walked away from this gathering with a great appreciation for South Norwalk. It is truly a gem and with all the new renovations and new restaurants, it is a fabulous place to visit.

 

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Living in Westport my whole life I can really appreciate what a great community we have. What better way to celebrate the New Year by having a fireworks display downtown? I purchased my DJI Drone in April and had logged in enough hours, took an online course  for a license and just registered it. The quality is spectacular. I use the drone for real estate, architects, landscape designers and every business that could use an aerial shoot. The learning curve is not big, but I think it takes a lot of confidence to master cool pans and seamless movements.

 

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Vivi from Rive Bistro called me for pictures of their new event room. I walked in and was very excited to shoot it. The room is really bright with lots of windows. Looking out you can see all the way down the river to downtown. Rowers and ducks are paddling up and down the river. It really is a great place to have a gathering. Adjacent to the room is a wine tasting spot with a real nice rustic table and hundreds of bottles of wine. Birthday party’s, christenings, rehearsal dinners are all in the plans for this new spot. While I was there, I got the chance to photograph the main restaurant located downstairs. When I shoot, I take many images one set up and then blend them together in photoshop for a unique look. The shoot may take a couple of hours but the retouching could be double that.

 

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So I get this call to shoot a party but what McKinsey wanted was a studio set up with a white background and get some Vanity Fair type shots. I was so excited to get my speedotrons out the door for this one. The event was at The Stamford Yacht Club which is a great place to be. We had a lot of room to shoot. I used a 4 lamp set up with soft box and light modifiers. The nice thing about this is that I posted the images up that night and gave them an access code so they can download their faves. I guess you could compare it to a photo booth, but so much more fun and interactive. Here are a few images.

 

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