My cover shoot with the one and only Alan Richman of MAN VS FOOD

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!

Celebrity Chefs Tim Lipman, Clay Conley, Johnny Iuzzini and Adam Richman from Man Vs Food shot at The Colony on Palm Beach for Palm Beach Illustrated by Vanessa Rogers

Celebrity Chefs Tim Lipman, Clay Conley, Johnny Iuzzini and Adam Richman from Man Vs Food shot at The Colony on Palm Beach for Palm Beach Illustrated by Vanessa Rogers

Clay Conley, Adam Richman, Tim Lipman and Johnny Iuzzini at The Colony Palm Beach Bar for Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine by Vanessa Rogers

Clay Conley, Adam Richman, Tim Lipman and Johnny Iuzzini at The Colony Palm Beach Bar for Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine by Vanessa Rogers

The incredibly funny and talented Adam Richman at The Colony Hotel Palm Beach

The incredibly funny and talented Adam Richman at The Colony Hotel Palm Beach

The boys at the Pool, Alan Richman, Tim Lipman and Clay Conley The Colony Hotel Palm Beach  

The boys at the Pool, Alan Richman, Tim Lipman and Clay Conley The Colony Hotel Palm Beach

 

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Tim Lipman, Clay Conley, Johnny Iuzzini and Adam Richman , Opposite page Tim Lipman and Lindsay Autry

Shout out Saturday

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

Fabrice Tardieu

www.fabricetardieu.com


Ginny Bakes

www.ginnybakes.com


Leni Penn

www.lenipenn.com

Happy Summer

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.

Nicholas Kouloheras on the cover; Styled by: Danielle Vigliotti with Saks Fifth Avenue Naples www.saksfifthavenue.com ; Groomed by: Philip Douglas and Co

Michael Stull (www.michaelstull.com); Styled by: Danielle Vigliotti with Saks Fifth Avenue Naples, www.saksfifthavenue.com; Groomed by: Philip Douglas and Co


THE COVER OF GULFSHORE LIFE

I was so excited to photograph my first fashion cover for Gulfshore Life Magazine

Model Meghan Moore - Alexa on the cover; Fashion Director: Pamela Jean, www.pamelajeanstylist.com; Fashion Assistant: Sara Capano; Hair & Makeup: Marinella Infant www.marinellainfante.com ; Creative Director: Tessa Tilden-Smith

Model Meghan Moore - Alexa; Fashion Director: Pamela Jean; Fashion Assistant: Sara Capano; Hair & Makeup: Marinella Infant, www.marinellainfante.com; Creative Director: Tessa Tilden-Smith

Model Meghan Moore - Alexa; Fashion Director: Pamela Jean; Fashion Assistant: Sara Capano; Hair & Makeup: Marinella Infant, www.marinellainfante.com; Creative Director: Tessa Tilden-Smith

Model Meghan Moore - Alexa; Fashion Director: Pamela Jean, www.pamelajeanstylist.com; Fashion Assistant: Sara Capano; Hair & Makeup: Marinella Infant, www.marinellainfante.com; Creative Director: Tessa Tilden-Smith


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.

Photographed in conjunction with Sherry Bryant of GirlTalkTV, www.girltalktv.com

Photographed in conjunction with Sherry Bryant of GirlTalkTV, www.girltalktv.com

Photographed in conjunction with Sherry Bryant of GirlTalkTV, www.girltalktv.com

Photographed in conjunction with Sherry Bryant of GirlTalkTV, www.girltalktv.com, at the Versace Mansion www.vmmiamibeach.com, for Mara Hoffman swimwear 2016, www.marahoffman.com


FIDDLERS CREEK RESORT ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

It was time for Fiddler's Creek to launch a fresh new campaign for their community.

Photographed for Fiddler's Creek, www.fiddlerscreek.com

Photographed for Fiddler's Creek, www.fiddlerscreek.com

Photographed for Fiddler's Creek, www.fiddlerscreek.com


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. 

Aryan Rashad, owner of Jet Set Miami, www.jetsetmiami.com, for  Ocean Drive Magazine, www.oceandrive.com

Calyann Barnett, stylist of Dwyane Wade, www.dwyanewade.com, of the Miami Heat, photographed in Caveat Miami Wynwood, www.caveatmiami.com, for Ocean Drive Magazine, www.oceandrive.com

 

Stay tuned for more updates soon, here from your favorite team at Vanessa Rogers Photography!

An exciting start to the year

The year has begun and what a fun way to kick-start the "Infinity year!" I have been working on many enjoyable projects and can't wait to show you what I've been shooting so far.


Ike Behar New York arrives to Miami

The successful menswear company that brings luxury tailored suits to a well dressed man in New York has finally made its way down to us in Miami for its new ad campaign, with no lack of that "Behar" touch. Pops of color combined with classic tailored suits give a warm introduction to spring.


Swimwear for Spring 2015

It's swimsuit season and these girls are definitely looking hotter than the sizzling sun! My thanks goes out to Wilhelmina Miami for collaborating with me on this project, as well as Nycole Sariol for styling this shoot for me.

 


Deborah Rosenberg

I was asked by Ocean Drive Magazine to photograph one of Miami's jewels of the Interior design world, Deborah Rosenberg. Her eye for combining textures, colors, and even scents when designing a home or space are so exquisite! It was really a delight getting the chance to photograph her.

 

Lost Boys Dry Goods

Another project that I was commissioned to shoot was photographing the owners, Randy and Brian Alonso, of Lost Boys Dry Goods, which is located in the heart of downtown Miami. Their family, which came from Cuba in the 1950's, to open a well known store called "La Epoca," were also located in downtown Miami. After their parents passed away, Brian and Randy decided to carry on the family tradition, by opening their own storefront, literally across the street from their parents old store. The moment you walk inside you are given a sense of nostalgia and family tradition, which was what the boys wanted to create in this store, homage to their own family and its traditions.


John R. Wood Properties

I had the pleasure of producing a winter ad campaign for John R. Wood Properties, a luxury realtor firm in Naples.

ENDING 2014 WITH A BANG

Hello my followers! It has been too long since my last post and I am very excited to tell you what I've been working on in the last couple of months including new editorial covers, a cookbook and plans to lead photography workshops in Canada beginning in the summer of 2016.


FLORIDA'S FIRST LADY

One project I was really excited to have been asked to shoot was photographing Florida's First Lady, Ann Scott, who also made the front cover of Naples Illustrated for the October issue.She was quite a wonderful and inviting hostess and I was honored to spend time getting to know her while capturing her essence and documenting her charitable and generous affiliations during our stay with her in Tallahassee.

 

JANETT EVANOVICH

For Naples Illustrated December cover, I was asked to photograph Janett Evanovich. If you don't know her, she is a New York Times best selling author, who is well known for her contemporary mysteries. Janett and her husband decided to make a movie, which is called "One for the Money" which stars Katherine Heigl. In the interview, Janett talks about the freedom she experienced once she made it, which gave her and her husband the chance to make a change in their personal lives.

 

SEA SALT COOK BOOK

One of my more comprehensive projects I recently had the pleasure of photographing this year was my collaboration with Chef Fabrizio Aielli creating his cook book called "Sea Salt." With influences from Italy, the Himalaya's, Thialand, and many parts of the wold, his recipe book shows you how applying creativity to your passions makes wonderfully savory and unique dishes.

 

PORT ROYAL JEWELERS

I was also asked to create a luxurious advertising campaign for Port Royal Jewelers jewelry line. I instantly knew what to do, creating an illustrious lifestyle campaign at Miami Beach. Using a yacht, and with the help of fashion stylist Michaela Vattimo, we had the pleasure of creating a timeless campaign that Port Royal Jewelers loved.

 

DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES

This past fall, I was so pleased to help out Diamond Custom Homes with an advertising campaign that showed off the intimate elegance of their housing concepts for prospective home buyers. It wasn't hard to see why their advertisement said "Our Uncompromising Standards" as their attention to quality architecture resonates throughout the entire property.

 

BOTANICAL BEAUTIES

From the October Issue of Naples Illustrated featuring the Naples Botanical Garden. 

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TOPPING OFF THE REST OF THE YEAR

It was certainly a busy year here at my studio, and as we come to a close on the last days of 2014, I would love to show you some of the still life's that I had the delight of shooting over the fall. These ranged from trendy jewelry, combined with candy, to plate-ware, and food and drink. 

New Cover shoot and feature editorial for September 2014

It's that time of the year again, This years Supermen of Naples, Florida have been unveiled and it was my joy to photograph this feature for Naples Illustrated's September issue for the third year running. Here are the photos from this years shoot at the Naples Zoo featuring the very accommodating animals from the park including the playful Giraffes, sleepy sloth and the newborn African Serval Kittens. It really was a blast shooting this in the entertaining surroundings of the old Caribbean gardens. 

Matt Riley with Mollie the two toed sloth at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Matt Riley with Mollie the two toed sloth at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Rob Spicker, Morning News Anchor at Wink-TV Fort Myers, Florida  at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Rob Spicker, Morning News Anchor at Wink-TV Fort Myers, Florida  at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

The amazing Rufino Hernandez from The Garden District in Naples  at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

The amazing Rufino Hernandez from The Garden District in Naples  at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

T. Robert Bullock from Quarles & Brady LLP Naples with Herman the prehensile tailed skink at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

T. Robert Bullock from Quarles & Brady LLP Naples with Herman the prehensile tailed skink at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Chandler Marks of Downing Frye Realty of Naples with Honeycomb Ball Python at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Chandler Marks of Downing Frye Realty of Naples with Honeycomb Ball Python at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Anurag Agarwal of the Aesthetic Surgery Center with White-handed Gibbons Naples at  the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Anurag Agarwal of the Aesthetic Surgery Center with White-handed Gibbons Naples at  the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Lane Beatty of Sports CLUB Naples with Aristotle the Screech Owl  at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Lane Beatty of Sports CLUB Naples with Aristotle the Screech Owl  at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Check out the magazine featured on Wink News with Rob anchoring the news desk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecDPDdCsTHc#t=88

Behind the scenes of the Naples SuperMen 2014 Shoot at the Naples Zoo

Behind the scenes of the Naples SuperMen 2014 Shoot at the Naples Zoo

And the cover starring the one and only Rufino Hernandez shot on location at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

And the cover starring the one and only Rufino Hernandez shot on location at the Naples Zoo Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014



Naples Illustrated Commercials

Fun to be on the other side of the camera for a change. Check out my cameo in the new Naples Illustrated Commercials airing now. 

http://youtu.be/WwP0Vy3VbZk

 

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Nova Scotia, Lunenburg Photos & Travel Photography Workshops Summer 2015

This blog entry will be dedicated to my travels to the lovely town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in the neighbor to our North, Canada. 

I've just returned from a rejuvenating vacation and photo excursion to the Unesco World Heritage town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. I was hosted on this trip by Dr Will Brooks www.brooksofcanada.ca and his lovely wife Cheryl Lamerson and their wonderful four legged companion Sasha, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. 

Sasha, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever on a sunny day in Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada

Sasha, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever on a sunny day in Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada

My lovely hosts Dr Cheryl Lamerson and Dr Will Brooks at home in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

My lovely hosts Dr Cheryl Lamerson and Dr Will Brooks at home in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

The photographer and her new friend Sasha Copyright Dr William Brooks www.BrooksofCanada.ca

The photographer and her new friend Sasha Copyright Dr William Brooks www.BrooksofCanada.ca

 

I was truly taken by surprise by the beauty of the landscape and architecture but even more pleasantly surprised by the kindness and welcome the people I met during my stay in Lunenburg. Lunenburg is a UNESCO world heritage site “brief historical synopsis” dotted with colorful facades, ramshackle lobstermen sheds and shacks, winding roads and pleasant temps. I instantly fell in love with the people and places in this lovely part of the world, so much so in fact that I've decided to return next year Summer of 2015 to lead photo workshops through Lunenburg and surrounding  areas along with local guide Dr William Brooks. Stay tuned for more details of this exciting new professional venture and in the meantime, enjoy some of the sights of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. 

Nannie and Susie Tanner of Black Rock, two of the most lovely souls I came across during my trip to Nova Scotia.

Nannie and Susie Tanner of Black Rock, two of the most lovely souls I came across during my trip to Nova Scotia.

Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Lunenburg Harbour, Nova Scotia Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Lunenburg Harbour, Nova Scotia Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Knot's for Sale at the Lunenburg Marina. 

Knot's for Sale at the Lunenburg Marina. 

Fellow Photographer not to mention a lovely person, Trina Hennick Corkum from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fellow Photographer not to mention a lovely person, Trina Hennick Corkum from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Gallery of Lunenburg Marina, Click through to view

Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia Gallery

A few final shots from the final day in Lunenburg. What a trip! Thank you Nova Scotia, Canada for a memorable trip. 

Stay tuned for release of more information regarding the Summer Workshops in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia including pricing, packages and accommodations in an upcoming blog in early September. 

NBCnews.com , travel plans for HONG KONG & Nova Scotia, new client Fort Lauderdale Magazine

It's been a while since my last blog post but for good reason. May and June 2014 has been one of the busiest of my photography career and I'm hoping to keep this positive trajectory going. Of note as of late were two new clients, NBCNews.com whom I shot a portrait for in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale Magazine which commissioned me to shoot their August 2014 Fashion spread and cover. 

In other exciting news, I'll be traveling to Nova Scotia Canada in just two weeks for an 8 day photoshoot excursion. I plan to shoot a wide range of content from Lifestyle to Fashion and of course TRAVEL. I'll also be speaking to novice and semi pro photographers about my career, technique and photographic style. I'm also beyond excited to be planning a trip to Hong Kong China in August accompanying my good friend and amazing singer/songwriter Kitty Carmichael and her band where we plan to shoot a story about her travels there to perform for the summer at the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong. Stay tuned for more details on this thrilling trip. 

I also visited the Breakers for the Tasting Panel Magazine this month which is always a fun shoot given the beautiful and historic architecture of the Palm Beach area. If you haven't been, it's a must see. 

Looking ahead I have 2 new cover shoots to unveil as well as a 3rd I haven't shot yet that I shoot annually and is always a fun and creative production. Stay tuned! Enjoy a few behind the scenes photos below as well as some scenes from my most recent work trip to New York City where I finally saw the completed Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan. 

Fun Selfie at the Standard Rooftop bar in New York City, June 2014

Fun Selfie at the Standard Rooftop bar in New York City, June 2014

Freedom Tower New York City. Lower Manhattan June '14

Freedom Tower New York City. Lower Manhattan June '14

Wrap photo with the lovely and talented Alex from MC2 Model Management Miami after Fort Lauderdale Magazine Fashion and cover shoot shot at the Hilton Marina.

Wrap photo with the lovely and talented Alex from MC2 Model Management Miami after Fort Lauderdale Magazine Fashion and cover shoot shot at the Hilton Marina.

behind the scenes, Fort Lauderdale Magazine Fashion Shoot

behind the scenes, Fort Lauderdale Magazine Fashion Shoot

Beauty shoot with Daria Skaya from Mega Models Miami . Hair & Makeup by Allison Tolle

Beauty shoot with Daria Skaya from Mega Models Miami . Hair & Makeup by Allison Tolle

Beauty shoot with Daria Skaya from Mega Models Miami . Hair & Makeup by Allison Tolle

Beauty shoot with Daria Skaya from Mega Models Miami . Hair & Makeup by Allison Tolle

Pilar Fashion Swim Suit Shoot , Miami Beach Delano Hotel

Pilar Fashion Swim Suit Shoot , Miami Beach Delano Hotel

American Girls Shoot Delano, Miami Beach, Jenny Watwood with Mega Models Miami

American Girls Shoot Delano, Miami Beach, Jenny Watwood with Mega Models Miami

Jenny Watwood, Pilar, Merrit from Mega Models Miami , Shot on location on Miami Beach

Jenny Watwood, Pilar, Merrit from Mega Models Miami , Shot on location on Miami Beach

Jenny Watwood Swim Underwater Shoot on location Miami Beach. Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Jenny Watwood Swim Underwater Shoot on location Miami Beach. Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014



Behind the Scenes Commercial Shoot and new fashion and food photography

It's been an exciting month in the world of Vanessa Rogers Photography. I was excited and honored to take part in a commercial shoot with the one and only Fiddler Films shot on location at their new space on Fifth Avenue Naples, Florida. It was interesting being on the other side of the camera and renewed my interest in what was once my passion (and still is) acting. It was a fun and challenging day with many talented people collaborating including Dani Taverna of www.dualityartistry.com , the fabulous folks at Philip Douglas Salon in Naples www.philipdouglas.com , the women of Naples Illustrated Magazine www.naplesillustrated.com and of course Lou Hernandez, Jason Tower and the rest of his amazing crew at The Edge Studio at Fiddler Films www.fiddlerfilms.com . This month I also worked with Jordon Culpepper, Miami model extraordinaire on some fun and vintage Hollywood inspired studio looks. As always Jordon brought many fabulous ideas to the table and I really love the way everything turned out. Here are some of the looks we came out of the day with. Enjoy!

Jordon Culpepper Male Model Fashion Shoot Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Jordon Culpepper Male Model Fashion Shoot Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Jordon Culpepper Male Model Fashion Shoot Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Jordon Culpepper Male Model Fashion Shoot Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Jordon Culpepper Male Model Fashion Shoot Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Jordon Culpepper Male Model Fashion Shoot Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Jordon Culpepper Male Model Fashion Shoot Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Jordon Culpepper Male Model Fashion Shoot Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Also published this month in Naples Illustrated's March 2014 Issue was a six page food feature on Spring Salads. Check it out here and at www.naplesillustrated.com . 

Naples Illustrated Salad Feature March 2014 Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Naples Illustrated Salad Feature March 2014 Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Naples Illustrated Salad Feature March 2014 Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Naples Illustrated Salad Feature March 2014 Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Naples Illustrated Salad Feature March 2014 Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Naples Illustrated Salad Feature March 2014 Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

And finally a few behind the scenes photos of the mock photo shoot featuring the wonderful Casuarina Jenessa, All photos shot by Lou Hernandez at Fiddler Films www.fiddlerfilms.com

Copyright Lou Hernandez of Fiddler Films Vanessa Rogers Photography Behind the Scenes Commercial Shoot

Copyright Lou Hernandez of Fiddler Films Vanessa Rogers Photography Behind the Scenes Commercial Shoot

Copyright Lou Hernandez of Fiddler Films Vanessa Rogers Photography Behind the Scenes Commercial Shoot

Copyright Lou Hernandez of Fiddler Films Vanessa Rogers Photography Behind the Scenes Commercial Shoot

Copyright Lou Hernandez of Fiddler Films Vanessa Rogers Photography Behind the Scenes Commercial Shoot

Copyright Lou Hernandez of Fiddler Films Vanessa Rogers Photography Behind the Scenes Commercial Shoot

Clyde Butcher 8 page Feature and much much more

This month has brought about quite a few new commissions and newly published work but the most anticipated for my studio is the Naples Illustrated Feature profiling the one and only Clyde Butcher, Photographer, Icon, Artist, and conservationalist known for his enchanting large format prints of the Everglades in Florida. We were honored to enjoy an afternoon of conversation and a world famous swamp walk with Clyde. Truth be told, I was a bit, let's say, HORRIFIED at the idea of putting my feet in a murky swamp but Clyde put me at ease and once the initial fear subsided the surroundings truly took me in and surrounded me with wonderful visuals in which to photograph. I even had the rare opportunity to view the glass on Clyde's 8x10 camera as he talked me through his process. I haven't seen a camera that size since my college years in New York City and I'd almost forgotten the image appears upside down. What an experience I will never forget, Thank you to all who helped make this epic experience happen. Check out Naples Illustrated's February issue on the stands now and at naplesillustrated.com online and enjoy a sneak peak here.

Clyde Butcher Preparing his camera in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades, Florida. 2013

Clyde Butcher Preparing his camera in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades, Florida. 2013

Clyde Butcher, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades. Copyright 2013 Vanessa Rogers Photography

Clyde Butcher, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades. Copyright 2013 Vanessa Rogers Photography

Clyde Butcher, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades. Copyright 2013 Vanessa Rogers Photography

Clyde Butcher, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades. Copyright 2013 Vanessa Rogers Photography

Another story published this week in Naples Illustrated Magazine for their Valentines issue is a lovely tabletop designed by the maestros at 50Fifty Creative Services in Naples and catered by Carolina Catering. A truly breathtaking scene and I was happy to capture it and share it with our readers. These fabulous artisans can be found online at 50fiftycreative.com and c3Kitchens.com . Here is the spread online and in print this month.

Naples Illustrated Sunset Beach Dining Story February 2014. Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

Naples Illustrated Sunset Beach Dining Story February 2014. Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography 2014

The studio has also been contacted by two newly acquired clients, Hertz Corporation and national beverage trade magazine The Tasting Panel which I'll share more about in later blogs. 

 

Lastly I was asked to shoot a return annual editorial for the South Florida Market for Where Guidebooks. These would be found throughout the area in hotel guestrooms as a hard cover book. It's always a true joy to shoot these sort of travel assignments as it allows me to rediscover the beauty and to-do's in the Florida region. Unfortunately as most local Floridians will tell you, When you are busy and live in Florida and not working directly on the beach, it can be months before you see another sunrise or sunset rising or setting over the crystaline waters of the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. Here's a photo to remind us all of what we are missing. Until next time....

 

Naples Pier at Sunrise. Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography

Naples Pier at Sunrise. Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography

las gêmeas brasileiros.. and new magazine portrait tears

The first fashion shoot of the New Year was all I had hoped for and more featuring fresh new faces from Mega Models Miami, Bruno and Jaqueline Bueno. I was blessed to work with the lovely and talented Bobbie van der Vlugt, musajewelry.com, styling a variety of designs from Hip E Boutique of Coral Gables. Also on hair and makeup was Allison Tolle of Designsbyallt.com . Shooting at the amazing Portfofino Tower, Miami Beach in one of their stellar Penthouses 

Jacqueline and Bruna Bueno, Mega Models Miami, Florida Photographed by Vanessa Rogers

Jacqueline and Bruna Bueno, Mega Models Miami, Florida Photographed by Vanessa Rogers

Jaqueline and Bruna Bueno, Mega Model Management, Miami, Florida, Copyright 2014 Vanessa Rogers Photography

Jaqueline and Bruna Bueno, Mega Model Management, Miami, Florida, Copyright 2014 Vanessa Rogers Photography

Jacqueline Bueno and Bruna Bueno, Mega Model Management, Miami, Fl Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography

Jacqueline Bueno and Bruna Bueno, Mega Model Management, Miami, Fl Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography

Jacqueline Bueno and Bruna Bueno, Mega Model Management, Miami, Fl Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography

Jacqueline Bueno and Bruna Bueno, Mega Model Management, Miami, Fl Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography

Jacqueline Bueno and Bruna Bueno, Mega Model Management, Miami, Fl Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography

Jacqueline Bueno and Bruna Bueno, Mega Model Management, Miami, Fl Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography

Jacqueline Bueno and Bruna Bueno, Mega Model Management, Miami, Fl Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography

Jacqueline Bueno and Bruna Bueno, Mega Model Management, Miami, Fl Copyright Vanessa Rogers Photography

I also had a great time photographing five of Naples Florida's Young Philanthropists for the January issue of Naples Illustrated Magazine in Clam Pass Park along the boardwalk from the new Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Naples leading to the lovely outlet of the long boardwalk path to the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy their lovely stories and photos here, first published in Naples Illustrated Magazine, naplesillustrated.com

Happy New Year 2014, Exciting things to come

Happy New Year 2014! 

At Last 2013 is behind us, or at least behind me! My question is, Why don't they skip 13 in the calendar like they do on elevators, just sayin. 2013 was a year of great challenges and of great successes, not least of which the Time Magazine Advertisement among a slew of commercial photography projects and editorial features galore. I truly feel blessed to have made and maintained some wonderful friendships and business associates (all friends) this past year. Thank you all for helping make 20-"13" bearable :)

To get us caught up from my last blog post, I've been fortunate to work with the lovely and talented Cat Shell aka Kitty Carmichael and her band at the Regent Lounge Miami Beach. If you haven't been to their show on Thursday Nights at 10:30pm till your blurry than you have truly been missing out! Not only are they a fabulously talented bunch, they are just plain FUN! Run don't walk to their next show. I was blessed to work with Cat not once, but twice, I must have been a good girl this year! Here's a sampling:

Kitty Carmichael and Band, The Regent, Miami Beach, Florida USA December 2013

Kitty Carmichael and Band, The Regent, Miami Beach, Florida USA December 2013

December's Editorial spreads were abundant including a couple of genre I seldom shoot such as this Jewelry spread styled by the stellar prop stylist Pamela Jean and published in Naples own Gulf Shore Life December Visitor Annual. 

Of course I would be remiss if I didn't mention Art Basel 2013. My good friend and alumni Matthu Placek had a one man show at the YOUNG ARTS FOUNDATION featuring his 3D portrait of Marina Abramovic. To say I was proud and frankly blown away by my good friend is an understatement. He is one to watch. On that topic I hosted one of my dearest friends Abbey Drucker for Basel weekend. She also brought me on as a producer for a shoot with the Editorialist editorialist.com . Her shoot was ablaze with luxury fashions from the worlds top  designers and their spring 2014 ready-to-wear collections. Here's a little behind the scenes photo of the artist at work.

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Please stay tuned for an exciting announcement regarding a very new venture involving something I've always had a passion for and want to share with friends near and far, coming soon.

 

Cheers!