Who better to capture the spirit of the season than Natalie Cole (with a little help from her dad Nat King). With some more web site updates in the works, I thought I'd share these photos of Natalie in concert that we took over this past year at a benefit for the National Parks Conservation Association. And at New York's incredible Jazz at Lincoln Center overlooking Columbus Circle.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Happy to report that we're finally getting a little breathing room and spending some time updating our website with some of the many wonderful wedding photos from the past year or so. So please check them out and let us know what you think. Comments always appreciated.
Here's a taste but especially check out "Weddings Two" at bruceplotkin.com
More to follow.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Hot off the press, the December issue of New Cannaan/Darien (and let's not forget wonderful little Rowayton) Magazine and the cover story that we photographed with Kathy Giusti. An incredible story of the work that Kathy has done in creating the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Thanks to art director Mike Klotz and editor Carolyn Ryzewicz for including me in this inspirational story. To check out the article go to mofflymedia.com.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Can you stand how cute baby Luca is. Two years ago we photographed Tania and Angelo's wedding and now look what they have! This past dark and snowy/rainy Sunday I travelled down to their home in Westchester and took some "fab" pictures of the little guy surrounded by all of his accoutrements.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Well, cold it's getting and last weekend was especially so. But didn't stop Meghan and Dave from joining me in "Sono" for their engagement shoot. Brave souls that they are. And all you'll need is one look at these guys to know how excited we'll be to photograph their wedding in '09.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Another fun little story that we were given the opportunity to photograph recently and that ran in Westport Magazine in October. Thanks to the very cool people at the Double L Farm Stand, a little taste of the country here in suburbia.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Congratulations Robin and Gabe. A wonderful wedding day. And so many great moments to share, including the select few below. How special to be able to get a few outdoor photos in November! And thanks to our good friends at The Waterview for throwing such a great party.
And I promise you, I did NOT tell them to do this!
Pure photojournalism, being there when it happens.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Not to be lost in the excitement of this historic election is the extraordinary campaign of our good friend Dennis Shulman. Readers of my posts, and many others, would have heard about Dennis' brilliant campaign for Congress from the 5th Congressional District of NJ . His remarkable story was featured in Time Magazine and the New Yorker (a wonderful Talk of the Town piece), amongst other publications. He was ultimately endorsed by the New York Times and Michael Bloomberg, and many others. And while Dennis did not succeed in beating arch conservative Scott Garrett last night, an extraordinary thing happened, more than 120,000 people (42% of all voters) voted for a 58 year old blind rabbi/psychologist who had never previously run for public office. All of those who know Dennis are so very proud of him and his amazing efforts. And somehow I don't think this is the last you'll hear from him. So congratulations to Den and his remarkable team!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Another wonderful New England autumn weekend. It's what those of us who grew up here most cherish from our youth and those of us that have hung around most of our lives wish would last forever, knowing that the long dark days of winter are almost upon us. Well, for Alyssa and John, their timing couldn't have been better. Sunday was a cool but gorgeous day and the Inn at Longshore was in all its autumnal splendor. Congratulations to both of them. So very honored to have been included in your wonderful day. Check out the slide show.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Could the day have been any better? The finest New England Fall weather imaginable, our dear friend and beautiful bride Kim (our former album designer) and the charming Brian, with his brand new smile, the exquisite Rock Ridge Country Club in Newtown, Connecticut. Kim even designed and produced the invitations and every detail of the day had her personal touch.
Congratulations to both of you.
View our slide show: bruceplotkin.com/kimandbrian
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Last but not least on our Napa vacation. The real secret to the success of our wonderful week away was the incredible research and planning that Liz had done, from picking the right places to stay to the best wineries to visit. My job was just to show up (and I did that quite well).
But a couple of days into it I started hearing about the "Calistoga mudbaths" and became very intrigued and eventually obsessed. I must admit I love to be pampered, huge fan of deep tissue massages, room service and drinks by the pool. So when I heard that Calistoga, just up the road from us, was the heart of mudbath land, it became obvious that this was something we simply had to do and of course it became my job to find the best place to partake. So on-line I went and discovered the attractive (enough) web site of the Roman Spa at Hot Springs Resort, made the reservation for two for mud baths followed by 30 minute massages and off we went.
And the lesson is: any one can create a nice looking website. The reality is not always the same. Mudbath in Motel 6, not quite what we had in mind. In spite of this, the mud baths weren't so bad and the massages were actually quite nice.