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Coming Later tonight! A New Face For Jen Rinaldi Photography’s Blog! July 29, 2009

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The only way you will be able to get to the new blog is by going straight to my blog URL:

http://blog.jenrinaldiphotography.com/

You can still view my current blog at http://jenrinaldiphotography.wordpress.com

but once the new blog is unveiled the wordpress address will no longer be updated.

Once you see the new blog be sure to update your RSS feeds!  :)

 

Central Park Scapes

A little nature taken in Central Park from yesterday’s NYC visit with Mike Palmer.

 

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Mike Palmer was in NYC this week so I made the trip to meet up with him for our very own photo walk around the city.  We intended to take a class at B&H Photo but when we got there we decided to “ditch class” (Shssssh!  Don’t tell Mom I skipped school!) and instead we shop around B&H.  I had to control myself from walking out with a new lens and instead settled for a very small purchase of an SD card holder.  :)

We did a lot of sightseeing, stopped in Times Square and had lunch at Hard Rock, then headed over to the International Center for Photography for the Avedon Fashion Photography exhibit (amazing work!).  We ended the day wandering around Central Park.  Despite the sweltering heat I had a great time!!  Thanks Mike!

I edited all of the photos from today but I’m going to break up the posts throughout the week while I’m busy moving out, moving in and unpacking.  After tomorrow I won’t have internet until Saturday (if I even have my computer set up by then!)  Then Monday I’m off to NC so I’ll be pre-setting up some blog posts of our visit to NYC so stop back for more!

And a good ‘ol cell phone pic!  (Just ignore my sweaty red face…it felt like it was 110 degrees!!)

 

Change July 27, 2009

It’s very unlike me to NOT have a blog post almost everyday so I thought I’d give a little update on what’s new.

The reason you’re accessing the blog through the WordPress.com address is that—-> COMING SOON to Jen Rinaldi Photography is a new FRESH FACE for the blog!  I’ve been working very hard on it and I’m very excited for the unveiling – SOON!

I’m moving this week into a new home so things will be quiet on my end for a bit as I disconnect my computer & pack up my things and head out!

It’s been a really long couple years for me and I’m happy to finally be moving on to better things!

HOME SWEET HOME!

Sadly, my last day at my Full Time job at Johnson & Johnson was this Friday.  I was at my operating company almost 8 years with almost 10 years of service in total.  It was really hard to leave but since I didn’t have a choice I just have to roll with it!  Unemployment here I come!! It gives me time to work more on my photography, take a little break from life, and then pound the pavement looking for my new career choice!

I’m going to miss all of the amazing friends I made over the years.  :(

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After I move this week I will be taking some time to head to North Carolina and enjoy a little time off from the “working world.”  I can’t wait to go and enjoy some of my new found time off!

I’m still working diligently, every spare moment I have, on all of the sessions I have that are unfinished!

I also have some session that are completed that I haven’t been able to share with you on the blog yet.

Below are some of the sessions that are COMING SOON on the blog:

Baby “S” Newborn Session

Ken & Moira’s Wedding:

Terri & Donovan’s Engagement Session


Happy 3rd Birthday E!

Keep checking back!  :)

 

Bobby Vans Steakhouse for WCBS TV NY | New Jersey & New York Freelance Commercial Photographer July 22, 2009

On Monday, July 6th, I was given an awesome photography opportunity unlike any other I’ve done so far!

I was asked to photograph interiors and various food set-ups of Bobby Vans Steakhouse at 25 Broad Street in New York City for WCBS-TV NY.  The photos were taken to be featured in an upcoming television commercial on WCBS-TV NY!

I haven’t edited the food set-ups yet, but once I do I will share them here in a separate blog post. If the commercial is successfully created and airs I will definitely share it on my blog with you all as well.

This opportunity was made possible by my friend Lee who works for WCBS-TV.   Thank you so much Lee!

I also want to thank Mike Palmer for all of his advice on the shoot!

[Please click on the photos below to see the details]

*Bobby Van’s Steakhouse and Grill located across from the New York Stock Exchange uses the original 1898 structure to create lush and evocative dining rooms filled with dark wood, cream-colored walls and beautiful chandeliers.

Pass through the glass entrance of the steakhouse into the grand dining room with 20′ ceilings to face a gorgeous 20-foot bar and a floor-to-ceiling wall of wine and liquor.

Dine under the soft lighting of the grand chandeliers and enjoy succulent 28-day dry-aged prime steaks and the freshest seafood.

The Vault Grill on the lower level was once J.P. Morgan & Co.’s original bank vault, which was installed by Remington & Sherman Co. in 1902

The Vault Bar’s elongated room is lined with vault doors, two of which showcase Bobby Van’s extensive Wine Vault. The 22-foot wood paneled bar boasts a large selection of spirits which you can also enjoy at one of the rich tapestry-covered banquettes.

In the center of the room is the impressive six-foot circular main vault door which opens into The Vault. The walls are lined with the original antique deposit boxes that lend a rich bronze hue to the room. The dark wood accents, mirrored pillars and classic lighting transport you to another time when JP Morgan and John D Rockefeller ruled Manhattan.

*Everything in italics was verbiage taken from Bobby Vans Steakhouse.

 

Morning at the Beach | New Jersey Children’s Portrait Photographer July 21, 2009

You can’t help but love this sweet little one with the stunning blue eyes.  She has grown so much since I last photographed her in October!  She’s the cutest little model to work with who had the cutest little expressions.  She’s going to be a big sister at the end of the month and I can’t wait to meet her little brother. :)

 

Cog in the Wheel July 18, 2009

Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.
Anthony J. D’Angelo

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The Many Faces of “E” | New Jersey Children’s Photographer July 16, 2009

 

“Sleep Like A Baby” | New Jersey Newborn Photographer July 14, 2009

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous.

It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~Elizabeth Stone

This little angel “A” belongs to my oldest friend who I’ve known since pre-school.  She was so sweet and tiny and such a joy to work with.  She slept perfectly through the formal photos, just as I had hoped.  I loved her cute little lips and her little wrinkles on her back!  So sweet!!!

It’s hard to believe that a friend that I’ve known since I was only a couple years old now has a lil girl who is the same age we were when we met AND a new baby under a month old.  I’m so honored to be able to capture their lives as they grow through the years.

This session was also the debut of the first blanket my mom knitted for me for my sessions with newborns & babies.  It’s so beautiful & soft!  Thanks Mom!

Oh, and can you tell we were having fun with the hats (even if they were too big!!)? *lol* :)

*Stay tuned for more photos of “A’s” big sis “E” – coming soon!*

 

Coming Soon: A Lil Ray of Sunshine! | New Jersey Children’s Photographer July 13, 2009

Click to view larger. Don't miss the details of those big blue eyes!

 

Fingers, Toes, Feet and Hands | New Jersey Newborn Photographer July 12, 2009

Babies are so precious!

Their tiny fingers, toes, feet & hands are so adorable and Baby “C’s” is no exception!

 

The Making of a Smile | New Jersey Children July 10, 2009

I loved seeing the progression of expressions on Matthew’s face as they appeared into a BIG SMILE!

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Emmy Award Winner Lee Grossman | New Jersey Photographer to the Stars! lol!!! July 9, 2009

The 52nd Annual New York Emmy® Awards Gala
was held on Sunday, March 29, 2009
at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York, NY

And the Emmy for “PROMOTION: News Promo” went to:

Winter and Spring Weather Facts - December 15, 2007. (WCBS-TV). Bruce E. Brauer, Creative Services Director; Lee E. Grossman, Writer/Executive Producer; Jon Paul LoMonaco, Design Director; Lonnie Quinn, Weather Anchor.

 

“Just Jack” | New Jersey Children’s Photographer July 8, 2009

Oh this lil guy steals my heart!  Look at those big blue eyes and that lil personality that shines in person and in his photos!

I was there to photograph his new baby sister but I couldn’t resist sneaking photo after photo of him.

I told him that he was my photo assistant and made him test my lighting, wear one of my mom’s winter hat creations, and I let him make lots of funny faces for me!

Used and HDR-esque look on the next 3 photos:

Giving baby sister a sweet kiss on the head…aww!

Modeling the hats!

The glazed-over-TV-face!

And reading his book.  Love seeing children in a curious fashion!

Mischevious….

…and the funny faces!


 

A Great Family + A Great Location = An Amazing Result | New Jersey Family Portrait Photographer July 6, 2009

What do you get when you mix a fantastic family, an awesome location, and a beautiful day?

You get a most perfect mix of ingredients to create an amazing set of portraits!

I couldn’t have asked for more than my two favorite things:  Family portrait shoots and an amazing location like Princeton University to take the photos.

With it’s amazing architecture, rich with history, Princeton University made for a perfect unique backdrop for family portraits on this lovely May day!

Thank you to the “S. Family” so being so flexible to trying different poses and being so pleasant to work with!  We loved working with you!

 

Oh, The Little Yawns! | New Jersey Newborn Photographer July 5, 2009

I LOVED this session.  She was such a sweet little doll!

She was so tiny and adorable and she slept almost the entire time.

She made the cutest little expressions and big yawns that were so precious!

Hand-crafted hat by my Mom!  (Yarn’in to Please)

Just look at the little smiles in the next two photos!

…and the tiny, tiny little hands!  Precious!

 

 
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