Meeting Clyde Butcher, The Naples International Film Festival and Season begins...

Last week I was honored to be invited by the Editor of Naples Illustrated, Teri Evans, to the Naples International Film Festival's opening night at Artis formally known as the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Beyond the lovely premier of Romantic Comedy "Hank and Asha" from Indie filmmaker James E. Duff which brought plenty of laughs and even a few tears I was honored to meet renowned everglades landscape photographer Clyde Butcher. He was charming and old school, still using 8x10 camera as well as processing both his own film and prints, YIKES, and was more than willing to take time to talk shop. Even more exciting is the news that there may be a collaborative project on the horizon, stay tuned for more on that. 

This week the unofficial beginning to the South Florida, Naples, Fort Lauderdale and Miami Season begins. I'm honored to be in attendance to HATS in the Garden at my favorite meditation spot and recreational area the Naples Botanical Garden, featuring the Marissa Collections Fashion Show. I'll also be photographing a group of Naples Young Philanthropists for an upcoming editorial. It's a productive and a bit insane time of the year but all worth it because I'm so grateful to be able to do what I do all year. Thanks to all my long time and new clients for helping make it possible.

Teri Evans Editor and Chief of Naples Illustrated and yours truly.

Teri Evans Editor and Chief of Naples Illustrated and yours truly.

Vanessa Rogers and Clyde Butcher, American Wilderness Photographer

Vanessa Rogers and Clyde Butcher, American Wilderness Photographer

Moore Building Fashion - Throw Back Thursdays with Femme Fatale and more….

Newest Fashion shoot in Miami with one of the best crews a photographer can wish for. We had this photoshoot planned for an early Saturday morning in the Design District area of Miami and realized upon entry that the space was setup for a wedding. Needless to say, the final needed a lot of retouching to omit the dj equipment, chairs and tables but the end result was well worth the effort.  

Hair by Raven Marie Makeup by Allison Tolli Styling by 2beMixed / Stephanie Model Aliyah with Elite Model Management

Hair by Raven Marie

Makeup by Allison Tolli

Styling by 2beMixed / Stephanie

Model Aliyah with Elite Model Management

This was Aliya's first week in the USA straight from Russia and represented by Elite Miami. She is a natural and I think she has wonderful things ahead of her. 

This was Aliya's first week in the USA straight from Russia and represented by Elite Miami. She is a natural and I think she has wonderful things ahead of her. 

Moore Building Hair by Raven Marie Makeup by Allison Tolle Styling by 2beMixed / Stephanie Jewelry donated by Bobbie at Musa Jewelry  

Moore Building

Hair by Raven Marie

Makeup by Allison Tolle

Styling by 2beMixed / Stephanie

Jewelry donated by Bobbie at Musa Jewelry

 

Styling by 2bemixed / Stephanie Hair by Raven Marie Makeup by Allison Tolle Jewelry loaned by Musa Jewelry / Bobbie Location loaned by Gabrielle Lyn D'Alemberte, Esq.   

Styling by 2bemixed / Stephanie

Hair by Raven Marie

Makeup by Allison Tolle

Jewelry loaned by Musa Jewelry / Bobbie

Location loaned by Gabrielle Lyn D'Alemberte, Esq. 

 

  Styling by 2bemixed / Stephanie Hair by Raven Marie Makeup by Allison Tolle Jewelry loaned by Musa Jewelry / Bobbie Location loaned by Gabrielle Lyn D'Alemberte, Esq.   

 

Styling by 2bemixed / Stephanie

Hair by Raven Marie

Makeup by Allison Tolle

Jewelry loaned by Musa Jewelry / Bobbie

Location loaned by Gabrielle Lyn D'Alemberte, Esq. 

 

  Styling by 2bemixed / Stephanie Hair by Raven Marie Makeup by Allison Tolle Jewelry loaned by Musa Jewelry / Bobbie Location loaned by Gabrielle Lyn D'Alemberte, Esq.   

 

Styling by 2bemixed / Stephanie

Hair by Raven Marie

Makeup by Allison Tolle

Jewelry loaned by Musa Jewelry / Bobbie

Location loaned by Gabrielle Lyn D'Alemberte, Esq. 

 


 

For a little Throw back Thursday Here is a shot from Naples own Femme Fatale, now Femme Couture, These ladies sat for a portrait shoot a few years back and I had nearly forgot about this shot till I saw it this week while shooting a Femme Couture event this week for the lovely and talented Tricia Cona and Jennifer Cona Ewing.  

Femme Fatale / Femme Couture Tricia Cona, Jennifer Cona Ewing

Femme Fatale / Femme Couture

Tricia Cona, Jennifer Cona Ewing

There have also been many new and exiting projects on the agenda including work for Walgreens, features for Gulf Shore Life and Naples Illustrated and a season filled schedule in Naples and Miami. Stayed tuned for more updates.  

 

Busy week in Naples, Cookbook, Editorial and more

Was a busy week in Naples this week with an abundance of fun and exciting work and not to mention the new Advertisement that will be running in the September 16, 2013 issue of TIME Magazine.  

HABRI will be using my lifestyle image shot for a luxury gated community in Fort Myers, Florida for an advertisement promoting the benefits of having pets. This will be part of a special section run in this issue of TIME. Very excited to have my work appearing in TIME and especially for such a lovely purpose.  

Also in VR Studio news, We are nearly there on wrapping up photography for a cookbook featuring the recipes of renown chef Fabrizio Aielli and their lovely restaurant in Naples, SEA SALT. We saw some preliminary designs and all that can be said is WOW. I'm blessed to be a part of this fabulous project and anxious to share it with all of you. 

We were also fortunate to be asked to photograph the new Editor and Chief of Luxury magazine Naples Illustrated. Teri Evans has just been awarded the post of guiding this long time client down new paths beginning with the new format which will be shown to the community beginning in September with my new cover for the Supermen of Naples Feature. Please go out and pick up a copy soon. 

This week we'll be shooting our re-occuring monthly submission for SHAPE magazine with the always fabulous and inspiring Jessica Smith Gomez in Miami. It's always a pleasure and motivational to collaborate with her and I'm fortunate to be able to shoot it every month :)

All for now - Studio of Vanessa Rogers

 

 

 

 

TIME MAGAZINE - AD

Excited to let everyone know that one of my images will be appearing in the September 16th 2013 issue of TIME Magazine. Will be part of a special section on pets. Will be sure to post the final when it's published. Hope everyone's having a great week and stay tuned for more exciting news from Vanessa Rogers Photography including a new Naples Illustrated Cover and Feature portrait shoot.  

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Happy Friday Ya'll! It's Assistant Appreciation Day!

Introducing the fabulous, funny and ever-so-sweet, Jericah! Self-proclaimed, right-hand woman to Vanessa. 

There's a lot going on in the studio today. Between corresponding with clients, retouching and enjoying our fabulous, fun and productive work environment, we've got one BIG project in the works and that is, reorganizing all of our equipment! Wish us luck! 

xx, 

Jericah Zabielinsky  

 

Vanessa Rogers Photography Studio Manager: Jericah

Vanessa Rogers Photography Studio Manager: Jericah

WELCOME TO THE NEW VANESSA ROGERS PHOTOGRAPHY

And Welcome to my brand new blog. After a good deal of research and thought I've decided to use SquareSpace as my website service provider. It seems to show my tendency to story tell in a way that flows and shows the collection of my portfolio as a whole. And so begins a whole new world of online presence.  

I'm just off a 12 day West Coast vacation with stops including Los Angeles, Las Vegas and the awe inspiring Grand Canyon. Words can not describe the visual spectacle of this wonder of the world. It truly earns it's reputation but was even more overwhelming to every sense than I could have imagined. It is truly a bucket list destination. I'll try to include a photo from this amazing destination soon in the travel section of my online portfolio. 

The Studio is preparing for another season in South Florida which has already begun in the editorial world and will be going full force in the coming weeks and months and Jericah and I couldn't be more excited to get back to work. 

A bit of exciting news to report today. A national advertiser for TIME Magazine is interested in purchasing an image on my home portfolio page so we are all very excited to have been given notice by such a reputable institution. 

That's all for today but tune in next time for more news from the Studio of Vanessa Rogers Photography signing off from Miami / Naples and New York.

The view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

The Photographer takes her turn in front of the camera - South Rim, Grand Canyon

The Photographer takes her turn in front of the camera - South Rim, Grand Canyon