Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New Headshots of Actress Susan Bombacie

Words + photos by Angela Cappetta

Acting is a lifelong profession. Actors need new headshots and portraits all the time. Susan came to me because she found herself going up for more daring parts and needed a new selection of pictures to reflect this. We put her in bold colors against a pale backdrop to offset her olive skin and beautiful salt and pepper hair. Ayakem did the hair and makeup on this shoot and made Susan a beautiful canvas for casting directors to see her full potential.

Maybe Hollywood is changing. Maybe there's more room now for mature women - who have never had plastic surgery - to go out and make a living. Being your best creative self is what's in right now; let's hope this trend moves us toward acceptance of beauty at every age. 


Monday, August 17, 2015

A Rare Cartier Emerald at the Central Park Zoo

     Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta

Caroline and Justin realized about 2 weeks before their Rocky Mountain destination wedding, that they never had pro pictures taken together. They hired Angela Cappetta for her edgy style to give them an engagement session that was unexpected but still real. But where would it be shot? The couple knew they wanted to be photographed in the ubiquitous Central Park, but the photographer realized that the park alone wasn't specific enough. It had to be fine tuned.

After a conference call, all three were in separate states at the time, the trio determined that reenacting the location of one of their first dates was a the perfect idea. Caroline loved the zoo, and Justin wooed her by taking her there on one of their first dates. That was it! We were shooting at the zoo.

The engagement session started at their local coffee shop, Nespresso on Madison Avenue, where the couple had their morning coffee.  Then it was off to the park on foot, where their favorite exhibits awaited them, and a series of pictures was made that morning that will last them a lifetime.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Romance Writers of America Hit New York City

   Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta

Hang on tight. When the Romance Writers of America conference hits New York City things get crazy fast.  The RWA is based in San Francisco but aptly held its annual conference in NYC at a hotel just above the weekend insanity that is Times Square. 

This conference is the RWA's pinnacle annual event, where career authors meet, mingle, and get down to business. The evening's highlights included a full-on burlesque cabaret by Bourbon and Lace, sexy charades played in teams, and writing awards given by the Board of Directors.  

Make no mistake, in spite of the revelry, these writers are all business, networking their way through the night with editors and publishers as they sipped champagne and tossed their boas.  Attendees even posed for selfies with male romance cover models who worked the door.  A-men for body and sex positivity. Its good to know its alive and thriving.