Hey everyone, Summer is here and it’s been a very busy spring of travel out west. Commissions in Arizona, weddings in Arizona and Nevada and plans to spend more time this summer in Las Vegas to explore new opportunities. Shout out to my friend and collaborator Roni Fields-Moonen who I’ve known for 13 years and worked with on tons of editorial and advertising commissions for over 10 years. Excited to work with her again this summer. Here are some of my favorite photographs from my spring travels.
Hey all, It’s been a while since my last post and I’m excited to share some of my new work with you. It’s been a busy season in South Florida and we’ve been traveling a good amount of the time and enjoying the beautiful Florida winters with a taste here and there of the cold of winter, just enough to remind us of how good we have it.
I was recently commissioned to photograph Martha Stewart during the SoBE food and wine festival festivities while she was in Palm Beach. She teamed up Clay Conley, Chef/Owner of Buccan, Grato and Imoto and Lindsay Autry, Executive Chef/ Partner at The Regional for an exclusive dinner at The Regional Palm Beach.
Back on the West coast, of Florida that is, we were commissioned to photograph Naples “Leading Ladies” for the April Issue of the Gulf Coast’s Naples Illustrated magazine. Each woman we photographed were a joy to photograph and made my task of lighting and posing that much easier. Styling provided by Philip Douglas Salon of Naples, Art Direction by Loretta Grantham and Assisted by Joe Loverde. Artis Naples formally the Philharmonic Center for Performing Arts of Naples were our gracious hosts and allowed us to take over much of their lovely interior spaces for this portrait assignment. Here is the work.
We were also blessed to have been asked to shoot Jerrilyn & David Hoffman for the February Cover of Naples Illustrated not included here as well as the March cover featuring the indelible Jane Purdy Berger who’s made her mark in more ways than one as well as being tireless advocate for charitable organizations everywhere. Thank you Jane for being so gracious with your time and precious energy.
First up the published copy of our shoot for Fort Lauderdale Magazine’s March 2019 Design Issue from the Faena District on Miami Beach. Hair and Makeup by Shani from Agency Girard, Art Direction by Matthew Kritis and the Vanessa Rogers Photography team.
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Stay tuned next month for travel work in the Great American West including Colorado, Nevada and Arizona. Happy Trails.
Hey all, It’s finally fall and we are busier than ever with plenty of travel on the agenda in the coming weeks and months that I’m very excited about. I’ll share details as they materialize but in the meantime I thought I’d share a fashion shoot I collaborated on with an amazing team including Matthew Kritis our wardrobe stylist and art director www.matthewkritis.com @matthewkritis and the fabulous hair and makeup stylist Shani repped by Agency Gerard Management www.agencygerardmanagement.com @makeupbyshanig, Mirla (model) with Next Management @mirlasousaa and special thanks to my assistant Eric Bandin @ericbandin.
It’s always an honor to photograph the annual SUPERMEN winners from the Gulf Coast for Naples Illustrated Magazine. Each and every one of them are distinguished gentlemen and philanthropists. This is my 6th year shooting this spread and cover and every year get’s a little more interesting. It’s always a challenge to shoot in dark spaces and it’s a rarity that I’m shooting in dark spaces that aren’t exterior shots but a casino will definitely take the cake for unusually lit but unlit venues. I was grateful for the help of many of the staff of the Seminole Immokalee Casino to help this shoot become a success. Thank you to my Assistants Eric Bandin and Natalie Leah, Teri Evans the Editor and Chief of Naples Illustrated, Saks Fifth Avenue for Wardrobe, styling by Alexander Hayes, art direction by Olga Gustine and Jenny Fernandez-Prieto. An amazing team. Here is the result of the teams collaboration.
Had the great pleasure to spend a few weeks of my summer in my old stomping grounds for a few meetings, shoots and most importantly quality time with my oldest and dearest friends. On the way I captured a few shots. I love NYC in the summertime.
It's been a few months since my last blog post, I've just recently returned from nearly a month of traveling for work in New York City and for my annual Rogers Family Reunion in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. It's always amazing to be out west surrounded by family and friends in what can only be described truly as god's country. Here is a sampling of some of the photos from this past month of travels.
We've been hard at work creating a whole new content experience this past winter so excuse the lapse in visuals. In the meantime enjoy new editorial work with Ocean Drive Magazine featuring memory champion Nelson Dellis and stay tuned for the all new VanessaRogers.com
It's been a while since our previous post, between hurricane Irma and summer travels to Italy, Colorado and soon Brazil there has just been too much content to handle and edit for the blog. In lieu of total indecision here are the newest spreads and covers for the Fall Season September 2017!
Images above: GulfShore Life's 2017 September Charity Register Magazine Art Direction by Matthew Kritis, Hair & Makeup Styling by Judy Jacomino with Agency Gerard, Model Inma Torres at MC2 Miami shot on location at Hotel Indigo and Downtown Fort Myers, Florida.
Ocean Drive by Modern Luxury's September 2017 Issue featuring "That Miami Vibe" portraits featuring the Artist known as Santlov, Nomad Management's Damon Rutland and Montce Swim's Alexandra "Ali" Grief shot in Miami, Florida
Loved working on this cover and spread for Naples Illustrated's Annual Supermen Issue for the 6th time. It's always such a great pleasure working with Southwest Florida business owners, philanthropists and all in all great guys as well as these adorable dogs all in need of adoption from the Naples Humane Society (all since adopted). Here is this year's spread shot on location at the Naples home of Connie and Joseph Burke. Wardrobe and Styling by Arda Boyer of Mondo Uomo, Naples. Grooming by Philip Douglas.
Happy Spring everyone. It's been a hot minute since my last update but better late than never. There have been quite a few projects and since I last posted but I'm excited to share my April Cover with Palm Beach Illustrated with 4 fabulous chef's, one of which I actually found myself watching obsessively before I stopped watching cable tv altogether, the one and only Alan Richman of Man Vs Food television fame. Can I tell you, he lives up to his hysterical reputation, literally I laughed the entire day and he was gracious as he was funny. Thank you too all of my fab subjects and enjoy the shoot baby below!
Tim Lipman, Clay Conley, Johnny Iuzzini and Adam Richman , Opposite page Tim Lipman and Lindsay Autry
Check out this exclusive Behind the Scenes video shot on location in Naples Florida for Yamron Jewelers at the Naples Airport.
A shout out goes to these esteemed individuals for working hard to create, nurture, and thrive the businesses that they love. Very inspirational!I had the chance to photograph them all for Ocean Drive Magazine
#Flashbackfriday to when I photographed Jason of Beverly Hills in his new store at the Miami Design District Centre for Haute Living Magazine
Summer is officially here! And what a better way to get it started than with a look at my color block editorial I did with Naples Illustrated
A naturally sweet take on playful jewelry inspired by the summer! I did this editorial for Naples Illustrated
This week for #MCM I chose these handsome men from Rockwell nightclub in Miami Beach. This photo was shot for Ocean Drive Magazine
Its #flashbackfriday and it got me thinking of my trip to Europe I took last year.
Excited to mention that I was asked to shoot the cover AND one of the fashion editorials for Healthy Life Magazine's 2016 June Issue
It's been an exciting summer with lots of new work to share from Ocean Drive editorials to new fashion and lifestyle editorials, with events as well!
THE COVER OF NAPLES ILLUSTRATED'S SUPERMEN 2015
I was honored to have had the opportunity to not only photograph this years Super Men editorial, but to also land the cover of the September issue.
THE COVER OF GULFSHORE LIFE
I was so excited to photograph my first fashion cover for Gulfshore Life Magazine
MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK 2016
Swim week was upon us in Miami and I couldn't resist to get some coverage of the events, including the show at the Versace Mansion.
FIDDLERS CREEK RESORT ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
It was time for Fiddler's Creek to launch a fresh new campaign for their community.
NEW EDITORIALS FOR OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE
I was so glad that Ocean Drive Magazine reached out to me to work on some editorials for them.