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.
Stay tuned for more updates soon, here from your favorite team at Vanessa Rogers Photography!
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the October Issue of Naples Illustrated featuring the Naples Botanical Garden.
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.
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.
Check out the magazine featured on Wink News with Rob anchoring the news desk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecDPDdCsTHc#t=88
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 .
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
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.
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.
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....