Royal Cakes in Glendale (Los Angeles) designed and produced this tabletop with large floral paper mâchés that crowned the centerpiece. Grace Ormonde of Wedding Style Magazine asked me to capture its essence.
The only test of my skills was making the transparent chairs visible. To do so, I added just a splash of light on their legs.
New York. What can I say? Everything about the city excites me.
I had the honor of working with Grace Ormonde in Chelsea Piers, New York for her 2012 Fall / Winter Wedding Style Magazine. This photo was quite a challenge. In order to properly compensate for the background cityscape, I had to light the foreground appropriately. In normal circumstances, that is easy. However, this beautiful white and orange table top has a sheen that reflected artificial lighting in the most unflattering way.
After about two hours of struggling, this centerpiece became a full spread when it was originally supposed to be printed as a vertical single page.
In a recent trip to Las Vegas for some editorial photo shoots, I Yelped a Thai restaurant and came upon Le Thai. It was a tiny joint that looked like a strip club from the outside.
The place was modest, but the taste was anything but that. I ordered drunken noodles and Julie ordered garlic fried rice with a “Ladyboy Cocktail” to wash everything down.
When asked how spicy, I said four on a scale of five with five being the hottest. The kind server noted that food cannot be returned if inappropriate to taste. I heeded the warning and chose a level three spicy. She smiled in agreement.
A level three spicy was delightful. Any more would have made the searing pain unpleasant. I was so enamored with the flavors that I wolfed down Julie’s bowl as well before returning to Grace Ormonde‘s Las Vegas party.
Lover of food,
P.S. Sorry for not posting adequately. I’ve been busy.
Monochromatic table featuring oranges in various forms coiling down the center paired with botanicals and gilded cakes set atop glass pedestals.
Location: Mondrian Los Angeles West
Hollywood, CA; Table and Floral Design: Ed Libby &
Company, Inc. Los Angeles, CA and New York,
NY; Ghost Chairs: Roberta Karsch-Resource One, Inc.
Reseda, CA; Table Setting: Classic Party Rentals El Segundo,
CA; Candlestick Holders and Vases: Luxe Event Rentals
Los Angeles, CA; Cakes: Vanilla Bake Shop Santa Monica, CA;
Photography: Lawrence Chan Photography
Los Angeles, CA