Saturday, August 6, 2016

Ice Cream Social

Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta

Ice cream was the theme for this engagement shoot at this power couple's home in Brooklyn, NY.  I proposed that we shoot something quirky and fun with ice cream cones and popsicles. From Courtney: "LOVE THE ICE CREAM CONE IDEA! You have no idea how important ice cream is in our family. It's perfect!!" From Steve: "You had me at ice cream".

I mystically nailed it. I had no idea that they loved ice cream as much as they do. I thought it would be fun to have them make cones together and eat them in their kitchen, then we'd go to their roof with a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline, and change to popsicles. I even rented a vintage nikon lens to impart a gritty, old New York feel to some pictures in their building's garden (sans glace).

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Family Time in Whistler

Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta

When the Hsieh family asked me to fly to Vancouver to shoot their biggest, three-generation family reunion, yet, I said yes (duh). Then I said: oh my, this is going to be interesting.

Families are complex units, with depth and breadth that rivals any element on the periodic table. This family, however, had one goal and one goal only: to be together.  I hope you enjoy this Canadian compendium of this worldwide and far flung group, who put a pin in the globe and gathered in one of the most remarkable places on earth to be photographed together on a glacier. And I was happy to oblige.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Physique Shoot with Model James Popple

Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta

Styles, sizes and trends all change at the speed of light in this business. Physique model James Popple rang me up to do a grunge/rugged themed shoot for his portfolio.  James is a serious athlete. He is determined, dedicated and focused.  To quote James "Dreams don't chase themselves." So it was off to the races, we picked looks, lenses and lighting and collaborated on the following session. The great news it that it seems to be working. His Insta followers have tripled since he started posting, and a certain NFL player saw this shoot and has contacted me about shooting him in a similar way. Its refreshing to see those needing their headshot/portrait game strong, think outside the box.  

Scarf by Love Is Mighty. 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brooklyn Minds Medical Practice

Words + Pictures by 
Angela Cappetta

The new face of medicine. 

The first installment in a series of medical professional shoots I'll be doing. Here is a portrait for Dr. Carlene MacMillan MD for the new medical practice ‪#‎BrooklynMinds. This physician practices with families and children and wanted to look warm and approachable but also professional, polished. The talented ‪#‎lauracosta‬ - HMU artist from Ennis Styling - designed a look for Carlene with groovy shades of color and wonderful hair. Owen Muir, M.D. Carlene Mac.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Runaway Brides with Genderfluid Celeb Jeffrey Marsh

Words + Pictures by  Angela Cappetta

My team had a ball shooting the new look book for the Cotton Bride Collection on location in Long Island City. We paired the polished elegant looks with a little grit, and shot on the industrial streets of Long Island City, where the designer's atelier is located. All the designs are sewn by hand by little old ladies with decades of experience, and their craftsmanship is beyond compare. I hope you enjoy this little teaser of what was a fun day. Oh, and yes, the models are none other than Vine celeb Jeffrey Marsh, and international model Aine Rose Campbell.

From the Cotton Bride
"We speak so glowingly about the past - the roaring 20's, the glam 50's, the swinging 60's, etc.  But, those decades, no matter how they are portrayed, do not come close to the incredible times we are living in now.  Today, anyone can marry anyone, irrespective of their sex.  For those whose lives have never required them to feel different from the status quo, these enormous cultural strides may not mean much.  But for so many others, the freedoms gained over the last decade are nothing short of magnificent.

When Angela Cappetta first suggested shooting our new look-book featuring Aine Rose Campbell, top model and face of sustainable fashion, and Jeffrey Marsh, a gender-fluid celebrity and writer, we didn't hesitate.  As a brand, there is nothing The Cotton Bride values more than personal expression.  For this reason, the opportunity to showcase our designs on two such unique individuals, celebrating the very real intellectual and societal progress we have made as human beings, was one we felt proud to support. 

We hope you enjoy these beautiful, mesmerizing images - images which only a few years ago would have been unimaginable."   Fikre Ayele, The Cotton Bride