Sunday, November 6, 2016

Heather The Heat at Gleason's Gym

Words+Pictures by Angela Cappetta

Heather the Heat is a quiet storm.  It is no surprise that within three weeks of entering the ring for the first time, Heather Hardy, the 28 year old rookie from Brooklyn, enjoyed her first win, and it suited her. Watching her is like watching a tornado gain power. Her brain, heart and body work in unison like a clock; her fists strike like sharks.  With every step she takes, she commands respect. 

On a sunny morning at Gleason's Gym, Heather Hardy and her trainer Devon welcomed me with open arms and showed me complete hospitality.  I set up my gear and started watching and waiting to fire, like Heather must, I thought, for a split second decision to punch or bob.  

Long blonde hair, high cheekbones, full lips and eyes that are both blue and yellow make her Hollywood comely. But make no mistake, Heather is an undefeated bantam-weight titleholder.  Once, she joked in regard to her rise to fame “'Yeah right, who's this little blonde with the braids?' They knew me quick because I started tearin' ass". 

Heather the Heat has forged a rich and promising career; she is an example to everyone who ever doubted that work ethic and grit don't count. I hope I captured one tenth of what she exudes.

Enjoy this portfolio of her in training.  
Hair and Makeup by Laura Costa for Ennis.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Shanghai Exec

Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta

When a remarkable exec from Shanghai hit me up to say she was coming to town and needed new portraits, I heeded the call. Over the next few days we swapped ideas over email so we'd be ready when she landed. Like a pro, she shook off the jetlag, sat in the hair and makeup seat, and let us take care of her.

We were in agreement that although her current portrait was lovely, it was a little formal and didn't reflect her inner character. Fine tuning was needed. We rolled up our sleeves and had some fun.

The basics were in place for me. Flawless skin, check. Shiny mane of ebony hair, check. Can-do attitude, check. Now al lI needed to to was frame it up and fire away. She made it so easy. Working with her was a breeze. After a trademark Angela Cappetta Espresso (I'm known for my espresso) she got her third wind and we were off! The results were wonderful, and I hope she uses her new portraits from New York to Shanghai, and everywhere in between.

Thanks to Laura Costa from Ennis, Inc for her home run hair and makeup services.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The New Face of Modern Medicine Part II

Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta

LMSWs Jody Kemmerer, a trauma specialist and Michelle Bloom, a couples' specialist, are going into private practice together.  It is evident upon meeting them that they are happy to be work partners.  The duo contacted me, and tasked me with making a series of impeccable portraits for Psychology Today. I was thrilled to oblige.

For Michelle, it was important to show her with Jody, so we made sure to get both of them beautifully lit and framed up.  We captured them together, then moved on to Jody. Since she was the primary client on this shoot we did several looks to capture her vibrant personality.

Thanks to Laura Costa from Ennis, Inc for her home run hair and makeup services.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Real Romance on Central Park South

Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta

Since Courtney's family are lifelong members of the NY Athletic Club, it was the natural place for she and Steve to tie the knot.  Both of these film professionals met at work (set up by Steve's boss) and it was a bold statement for them not to have a cinematographer covering the event, so it made the photography all that more important.

From the carved moldings, to the Central Park location, to the mini Junior's cheescakes offered as wedding favors, every little detail about this wedding subtly whispered "Old, New, York." as no other details could.

Vendor list at the bottom of this post. All those listed are esteemed colleagues and impressively talented. A perfect fit for this swellegant affair.

Photography: Angela Cappetta
Wedding Dress: Pronovias 
Cake: Nine Cakes
Hair + Makeup: Glam Squad
Invitations: Minted