Jen Rinaldi Photography

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NYCityscapes July 29, 2009

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!!)


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.


Mellow Yellow April 24, 2009

It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend…I’m excited for the good weather as I head down to North Carolina for few days!

I hope to get some fun photos from the trip.

Enjoy the “sunny” macros below and enjoy your weekend!


Jen-Jen Has Been Under The Weather April 8, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jen @ 11:32 pm

“Jen will return to her regularly scheduled blogging as soon as she feels better.”

Unfortunately I went from having the most enjoyable Saturday to having the worst Sunday EVER because I got sick AGAIN.

I hate not blogging because I love it but I need to get better first so I can tackle the things I love and enjoy in good health.

I wish you all a good day.


Hot Topic March 10, 2009

Last night I posted two article links  HERE regarding the fire I witnessed on Saturday afternoon on Sixth and Market Street in Wilmington, North Carolina.  It’s not often that I  have the opportunity to capture something of a photojournalistic nature such as this.  Tonight I’m posting my own experience of this event though my photos.

I’m very saddened for the family that had to go through this.  I can’t imagine something like this happening to me or my loved ones.  This house was under renovation which is so sad that so much time and energy went up in flames like this.  Wilmington is such a beautiful historic district… I hope that this house can be repaired.

To view the entire gallery of 157 photos click HERE.

It all started when I was taking a photo of a church…

I didn’t get past this first photo that you see above because in the next instant fire trucks were entering the 4 lane divided road facing the opposite of traffic.  I was slightly shocked and couldn’t understand why they were driving into on-coming traffic when the other 2 lanes on the other side of the median were open.  Seconds later I knew why as I looked over and saw the smoke coming from 3 or 4 houses to the right of where I was standing…


The Wilmington Fire department was immediately on the scene and “in action.”  All I can say is that it was so impressive watching these guys work!  I know I couldn’t run into a burning building/home for a living yet they do it without fear.   I give them a lot of respect for what they do!

Below are a selection that I chose to highlight the scene…more can be found in the gallery on my website by clicking HERE.

Paramedics were on the scene immediately as well…

Another photographer appeared on the scene…(and a fellow Nikon shooter!)

They tried to extinguish the flames inside the home but the tongue & groove ceilings in this old house made it very hard to get to.  They were unable to stop the fire that way so they used the tower unit to extinguish the fire from the outside.

It was quite an experience to watch the scene unfold.  This is something I’ve only scene on the news and not up close and personal like this.  I’m impressed with how the Wilmington Fire Department, Police Dept & EMS handled the scene. From what I witnessed they worked hard and should be commended for putting this fire out and protecting the house next to it.

To view the entire gallery of 157 photos click HERE.


California…Here I Am December 20, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jen @ 3:34 am

After quite the traveling experience of canceled flights (because of the impending snow), hours on the phone with Continental trying to find another way of getting to California, leaving for the airport at 345am (without going to sleep before heading to the airport), riding on “mini-me” plane (which scared the heck out of me)…


…connecting flights in Atlanta (have you seen how HUGE that airport is??), a completely full plane where I got stuck with a middle seat (when all I wanted to do sleep)…


…to finally reaching my destination at the John Wayne airport in Orange County, California!!


…and finally meeting my friend Heather (of after 2 years of being friends!


I had my very first IN & OUT burger (yum!)…



…and visited Heather’s neighbor’s amazingly decorated house for Christmas…complete with music and light shows!


Tomorrow we will be heading to LA so that should be a great first time experience for me.  I’m so looking forward to it!!


Reserve Your 2009 Date Now! December 11, 2008

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Reserve your 2009 Date NOW!

Book your session with me before January 1, 2009 and get my 2008 pricing!