Kali Artistry: Blog https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog en-us (C) Kali Artistry [email protected] (Kali Artistry) Tue, 09 Apr 2024 21:00:00 GMT Tue, 09 Apr 2024 21:00:00 GMT https://www.kaliartistry.com/img/s/v-12/u879435752-o722770303-50.jpg Kali Artistry: Blog https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog 120 120 A Winter's Tale in West Village: Maria's Fashion Journey https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/4/a-winters-tale-in-west-village-maria-s-fashion-journey In the brisk embrace of New York's winter, the West Village becomes the stage for a striking display of style. Maria Atuesta, our central figure, steps into the spotlight with a presence that captures the essence of the city's vibrant heartbeat.

Maria West Village 233-EditStride of ConfidenceMaria commands the crosswalk with her sleek winter look.

Her fashion story unfolds on the concrete and cobblestones, where the grid-patterned streets meet the eye with an organized chaos that's quintessentially New York. Maria's outfit is a stroke of simplicity against the complex city life—a black, tailored coat that nips in at the waist, offering a silhouette that's both timelessly sophisticated and sharply modern.

Maria West Village 174-EditCrosswalk ChicIn the heart of the West Village, Maria's stride turns the zebra crossing into a runway. Maria West Village 174-EditElegant GazeA moment of grace as Maria's presence captivates against the city blur.

This coat, with its structured shoulders and double-breasted detail, harmonizes with the clean lines and shapes that define the cityscape. Accessories are kept bold yet minimal: statement earrings and thigh-high boots that echo the city’s relentless energy. Beneath the coat, a simple black turtleneck remains the quintessential New York staple—chic, versatile, and ever so practical.

Each snapshot of Maria is more than a mere fashion statement; it's a dialogue with the elements. The length of her coat and the snug fit of her boots speak of a New Yorker's determination to face the winter's bite head-on. Her monochromatic palette stands out amidst the muted tones of the city in hibernation.

Maria West Village 118-EditYellow Cab ContrastWith a poised stance, Maria's winter attire stands out against the iconic NYC taxi. Maria West Village 118-EditWinter's WhisperMaria turns heads with a simple, powerful statement in black.

These captured moments are vibrant with life—the steady flow of pedestrians, the dance of traffic, and the iconic yellow taxis all contribute to the narrative. With each confident stride and casual over-the-shoulder glance, Maria isn't just passing through; she's etching her mark onto the city's tempo.

Maria West Village 9-EditCity Beat, Elegant FeetMaria's ensemble resonates with the rhythm of New York's streets. Maria West Village 9-EditUrban EleganceMaria's poised reflection mirrors the West Village's chic spirit.

Our visual stroll with Maria through West Village is not merely about showcasing winter fashion; it's a celebration of New York’s spirit in winter. It's about the beauty of finding warmth in style, the power in a pared-back aesthetic, and the art of moving through the city with intention and flair.

 

 

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The Seamless Bridge from "Yes" to "I Do": Choosing Your Proposal Photographer for Your Wedding Day https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/4/from-yes-to-i-do-choosing-your-proposal-photographer-for-your-wedding-day Capturing Love's Journey: The Seamless Transition from Proposal to Wedding Day with Your Photographer

As a photographer who gets to work hand-in-hand with wedding planners and amazing couples like you, I've seen a lot of love stories unfold. From the butterflies of the proposal to the joyous celebration of the wedding, each moment is a treasure. And here’s a little piece of advice I’ve picked up along the way: having the same  proposal photographer do your wedding can make those memories even more special.

In the world of weddings, where every moment is precious, the choice of a photographer is more than a decision—it's an invitation to a storyteller who can weave the threads of your love story from the moment of your proposal through to your wedding day. Let’s dive deeper into the examples that illustrate the beauty of this continuous journey.

 

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Creating a Seamless Narrative

Sarah and Alex's Cozy Café to Vineyard Wedding: Their proposal took place in a cozy, dimly-lit café, filled with the soft strums of a guitar in the background. The photographer captured the moment Alex got down on one knee, using the warm, ambient lighting to create a romantic, intimate atmosphere. Fast forward to their wedding day at a sun-kissed vineyard, and you see the same warmth and romance reflected in their photos, despite the starkly different settings. This visual continuity tells a story of love that is consistent and flowing, connecting two significant life events through a shared aesthetic.

Building a Comfort Zone

Emily’s Laughter: During Emily and Jordan's engagement shoot, a playful moment led to Jordan smearing a bit of cake on Emily's nose, evoking genuine laughter and an impromptu cuddle captured beautifully by their photographer. This moment of unguarded joy set the tone for their wedding day, where Emily, remembering the engagement shoot, laughed off a small trip during their first dance. The photographer, familiar with their dynamic, was right there to capture the laughter and the supportive glance Jordan gave her, encapsulating the comfort and authenticity of their relationship.

 

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Customizing Your Love Story

John and Mark’s Bookstore Moments: They chose a beloved local bookstore for their engagement shoot, a place filled with memories of their early dates. The photographer took candid shots of them browsing, laughing, and sharing a quiet moment in a cozy nook between the bookshelves. These images highlighted their shared love for literature and each other's company. On their wedding day, the photographer incorporated elements of their shared interests into the photos by capturing their rings on a favorite novel and their first dance surrounded by quotes from their favorite authors, personalized touches that made their wedding album uniquely theirs.

Simplifying Your Planning

Zoe and Liam’s Single Vision: By deciding to use the same photographer for both their engagement and wedding, Zoe and Liam streamlined their communication and planning process. This decision eliminated the need to brief another photographer on their preferences and style. Their photographer, already familiar with their personalities and what they valued in their photos, was able to create a cohesive narrative across both sets of photos, simplifying the planning and ensuring a unified vision throughout.

Stretching Your Budget Further

Mia and Tasha’s Smart Budgeting: By booking their photographer for both the proposal and the wedding, Mia and Tasha were able to secure a package deal that offered a significant discount. This budgeting decision enabled them to add extra features to their wedding, like a photo booth that provided fun, candid shots of their guests, enriching their wedding experience without compromising their financial plans.

A Photographer Turned Friend

Kevin and Chris’s Journey: Having the same photographer from the proposal, where they shared an intimate moment in a secluded garden, to their vibrant, laughter-filled wedding meant that by the time their big day came around, their photographer had become a cherished part of their love story. This deep familiarity allowed the photographer to capture deeply personal moments, like a tearful exchange of vows and the subtle, loving glances shared throughout the day, with the sensitivity and understanding of a friend.

Ready for Anything

Anita and Sam’s Rainy Day Adaptation: When an unexpected downpour moved Anita and Sam’s wedding indoors, their photographer quickly adapted, using the change in setting to capture unique, intimate portraits that contrasted dramatically with the bright, outdoor shots from their engagement. The rain added a spontaneous element, creating a backdrop of rain-streaked windows and cozy indoor lighting that lent their photos a moody, romantic vibe.

Your Love Story, Artfully Told

Leah and Sofia’s Seasonal Contrast: Their engagement photos, taken on a snowy mountain peak, were filled with soft whites and blues, capturing the couple in a serene embrace under the falling snow. Months later, their wedding on a beach bathed in the golden light of sunset offered a striking contrast. The photographer bridged these different settings and moods by focusing on the constant in both: Leah and Sofia’s connection. This created a diverse yet cohesive album that reflected their journey through the seasons of their relationship.

In choosing a photographer to document both your proposal and wedding, you’re not just capturing moments; you’re inviting someone to tell the story of your love, with all its nuances and beauty. This continuity in storytelling not only simplifies the process and can be kind to your budget, but it also ensures that your narrative is told with a depth of understanding and intimacy that only comes from

 

 

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Intimate Echoes: Katherine's Photographic Symphony https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/4/intimate-echoes-katherines-photographic-symphony In the realm of photography, where visuals speak the language of emotion, I had the unique pleasure of capturing the multifaceted Katherine Amoedo at FD Studio in Astoria. A photographer herself, Katherine knows the dance between light and shadow intimately, embodying the dual artistry of being both the seer and the seen.

A Symphony in Sunlight and Silhouette

The first photograph showcases Katherine by the window, enveloped in natural light that filters through, casting geometric shadows that complement the stark lines of her pose. Her stance is as grounded as it is graceful, a silent narrative of strength and subtlety.

Katherine Astoria Studio 122Solitude in SunlightKatherine stands by the window, the morning light drawing sharp lines across her and the room, creating a striking contrast with the dark blue wall. She appears contemplative, caught in a quiet moment of solitude.


The Muse Herself

In the second frame, Katherine turns away, lost in a moment of introspection. The light wraps around her, highlighting her profile, creating a delicate balance between the illumination and the contours of her form. Here, we see the artist in repose, her mind perhaps flipping through the negatives of memories and moments yet to be developed.

Katherine Astoria Studio 155Contemplation in ContrastWith her gaze lowered, Katherine is framed against the bright window and the stark interior, her figure a silhouette of thought. The photo captures a thoughtful pause, a serene interlude in the warmth of sunlight.


Vinyl Reverie

The next scene is one of relaxed contemplation. Katherine, seated on a timeless leather couch, becomes part of a composition that sings of nostalgia. The record in her hands is a portal to another era, and she sits at the threshold, a bridge between the analog and the digital age.

Katherine Astoria Studio 37Nostalgic NotesHere, Katherine lounges with a vinyl record, her posture relaxed and her expression introspective. The room's rich textures—wood, leather, and shadow—compose a scene as timeless as the music itself.


An Artist's Narrative

As Katherine interacts with the turntable, there's a harmony between her and the mechanics of the music. Her touch on the vinyl is as deliberate as her gaze upon a photograph, both capturing and releasing stories in their respective mediums.

Katherine Astoria Studio 32The Artist's TouchEngaged in the art of music, Katherine is a picture of concentration and grace. Her interaction with the turntable is intimate and deliberate, an artist connecting with her instrument.


The Instrument of Time

Our final photograph is a close-up of the turntable itself, an homage to the tools that, like cameras, capture moments in time. It's an ode to the textural richness that artists like Katherine and myself strive to preserve and share.

Katherine Astoria Studio 3Melodies of the PastThis close-up of the turntable, with its intricate details and vintage charm, speaks to the enduring power of music. It's a still life that resonates with the quiet beats of history.


Katherine's presence in the studio is a dance of light and allure, where her sex appeal is not just seen but felt, a delicate ember glowing amidst the quiet cool of the studio's ambient tones. It's a sex appeal that doesn't clamor for attention but instead commands a quiet, almost reverent admiration. In every image, her essence is imbued with an artistry that whispers of stories untold, of frames unfilled, of a beauty that isn't just captured but collaboratively created.

FD Studio in Astoria provided the perfect canvas for this endeavor—a place where the raw brick meets the sleek lines, where the warmth of the sun meets the cool of the shadows, and where Katherine could be both artist and artistry incarnate.

 

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A Night with Kelsey Short: Fashion in Motion on the NYC Subway https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/3/a-night-with-kelsey-short-fashion-in-motion-on-the-nyc-subway In the heart of New York City, when the hustle of the daily grind simmers down and the subway trains breathe a sigh of relief from the day's bustle, the night paves way for a different kind of artistry. This is the time when photographer and model converge to transform a mundane commute into a runway spectacle.

Kelsey Late Train-446-EditUnderground Fashion, Uptown PoiseHands clasped behind her head, Kelsey Short brings uptown poise to the downtown tracks, a harmonious blend of grace and the city's edge.

Enter Kelsey Short, a figure of elegance and boldness, wrapped in the intimacy of shadows and the sporadic light of an on-camera flash. Kelsey's latest photoshoot, set against the iconic backdrop of the NYC subway, is a juxtaposition of the city's relentless energy and the stillness of midnight.

The concept was simple yet daring: to capture the essence of high fashion in the most unglamorous of settings. The late-night hours offered a solace and stage for Kelsey, dressed in a sheer, patterned ensemble that demanded attention yet whispered mystery.

Kelsey Late Train-486-EditContemplative Chic in TransitSeated alone, Kelsey Short exudes a contemplative elegance, the subway's stark lighting framing her thoughtful expression. Kelsey Late Train-486-EditMidnight Elegance on TrackKelsey Short stands poised and graceful, her silhouette a bold statement amidst the iconic orange of a Coney Island-bound train.

As the train cars stood empty, with the "Coney Island" sign looming overhead, Kelsey posed, her figure a contrast to the bright orange seats, a statement piece in the dim lighting of the subway. Each click of the camera shutter echoed through the vacant space, casting a flash that momentarily disrupted the dark, only to let it settle back around her like a cloak.

Kelsey’s confidence was as palpable as the oncoming trains, a fearless expression amid the solitude of the underground. Her revealing outfit, a bold interplay of light and texture, seemed to merge with the moving shadows, a metaphor for the city that never sleeps.

Kelsey Late Train-595-EditSubway Car, Fashion's New RunwayStretching across the subway seats, Kelsey Short transforms the car into a catwalk of urban style, her attire merging with the city's rhythm. Kelsey Late Train-595-EditStriking Poses in the Still of the NightWith one leg stretched and a piercing gaze, Kelsey Short captures the essence of fashion-forward confidence against the subway's stark interior.

These images are more than just a late-night fashion shoot; they are a narrative of finding beauty in the grit, the glamour in the everyday, and the extraordinary in the ordinary. With the subway as her catwalk and the night as her audience, Kelsey Short reminds us that fashion is not bound by time or place—it is an experience, it is an adventure, it is a story waiting to be told, no matter the hour.

It's about the harmony of contrasts—the silent cars juxtaposed with the click of heels on the floor, the stark artificial light meeting the dark tunnels, and a model's gaze that pulls you into the moment, urging you to ignore the "Do not lean on doors" sign, just this once.

Kelsey Short's subway story is a testament to the city’s undying spirit and a tribute to those who dare to bring their visions to life when most of the world sleeps. So next time you find yourself on a late train, look around—you might just find inspiration where you least expect it.

 

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A Day with Fellow Shutterbugs: My Experience at a Photography Workshop in Grand Central https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/3/a-day-with-fellow-shutterbugs-my-experience-at-a-photography-workshop-in-grand-central KaliKali shot by AdamaAmidst the whispers of Grand Central's hustle, a photographer's introspective moment captures the essence of shared creativity.

Hey there, Kali McCarthy here, otherwise known around the photography circles as Kali Artistry. I recently had the pleasure of joining forces with Adama from Little Black Photobook, and fellow photographers Justin and Brianna, for a meetup in none other than New York City’s iconic Grand Central Station.

This wasn't your average tourist photo op. We were there for something much more: a workshop to share our photography techniques, tricks, and tips. It’s something special when you can join like-minded creatives and just explore and learn from one another.

The photo we’re talking about today, shot by Adama, holds a little piece of that day. You can see me there, lost in thought, or maybe just taking a brief pause from the buzz of activity. Grand Central, with its grandeur is a photographer's playground, and we were all kids in a candy shop.

Adama’s got a keen eye for mood, and it shows. The way I’m framed, with that stark light above me cutting through the darkness, it’s almost symbolic of the inspiration we were all feeling—these bursts of ideas coming to us amidst the shadowy uncertainty of trying something new.

I was dressed for the New York chill, beanie and all, which just adds to the contrast in this shot. It’s a mixture of casual and intense, kind of like our workshop. We were there to learn, sure, but it was also about sharing moments, cracking jokes, and just enjoying the company of people who get why you'd spend five minutes waiting for the perfect light to hit a patch of floor.

Looking at this photo takes me back to the energy of that day—the shared glances when someone nailed a shot, the quick nods of appreciation for a clever angle, and the collective sigh of contentment after capturing something truly special.

So here’s to days spent doing what we love, with people who understand the passion behind every press of the shutter button. It’s workshops like these, and moments like these, that keep the fire of creativity burning bright. Cheers to many more!

 

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Intimate Vintage: A Cozy Day In ft. Erin O'Hara https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/3/intimate-vintage-a-cozy-day-in-ft-erin-ohara Erin Vintage 257-Edit_1Savoring Warmth"Savoring Warmth" - The gentle grip on a cup reflects a moment savored, a day begun.

Welcome to "Intimate Vintage: A Cozy Day In," a photographic journey that pays homage to the serene simplicity of yesteryear. This series captures the essence of a tranquil morning, wrapped in the warm embrace of sunlight and solitude. Set against the backdrop of a quaint vintage apartment, each frame tells a story of contemplative stillness and understated elegance.

Erin Vintage 215-Edit_1Sipping SolaceSipping Solace: The Art of Leisure

The choice of location—a sunlit loft adorned with rustic furniture and plants—was pivotal in crafting the narrative. The juxtaposition of the model, @oh_erna's delicate presence against the timeless interiors evokes a sense of nostalgia, inviting the viewer to step into a world suspended in time.

Erin Vintage 253-Edit_1Leafing Through TimeLeafing Through Time - Amidst tales of beauty, a contemporary muse finds her place.

The color grading is intentional, with selective desaturated tones and a subtle warmth that mirrors the tactile textures of the environment. Natural light is the sole illuminator, casting gentle shadows that contour the Erin's figure and create a dialogue between light and form. Careful framing underscores moments of intimacy—the caress of a mug, the thoughtful gaze out of a window—each composition is a stanza in a visual poem.

Erin Vintage 233-Edit_1Repose and Reflection"Repose and Reflection" - Comfort in one’s own skin, the chair, a cherished confidante.

Our narrative meanders through a sequence of solitary indulgences. From the first image, where our subject cradles a steaming cup of tea, to the last, where she loses herself in the pages of a vintage Vogue, we trace the quiet rhythm of personal ritual. Captions provide whispers of context, allowing the audience to fill the silences with their own stories.

Erin Vintage 184-Edit_1Candid DiscoveryMoments of Wonder

In post-production, the goal was to enhance the time-worn patina of the setting. Grain was added for texture, and highlights were tempered to evoke the softness of film. The editing process was a delicate balance between preserving the natural ambiance and accentuating the vintage mood.

Erin Vintage 177-Edit_1Windowed Whispers"Windowed Whispers" - Gazing outward, seeking stories in the morning breeze.

This project is an invitation to embrace the beauty of slow living, a counterpoint to the cacophony of modern existence. It's a personal exploration of space, form, and the nuanced interplay of shadow and light. As the artist, I aimed to capture the poetry of everyday moments and immortalize the fleeting beauty that lies therein.

Erin Vintage 198-Edit_1Vintage VibesVintage Vibes: Whispers from the Past

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Capturing the Perfect Proposal: A Photographer's Guide to Making It All About Her https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/3/capturing-the-perfect-proposal-a-photographers-guide Hey there, lovebirds and soon-to-be fiancés! So, you're planning to pop the question and want to immortalize the moment with some spectacular photos? You've come to the right place! As your friendly neighborhood NYC photographer, I'm here to guide you through making your proposal not just a moment but a story captured in time. Let's make sure when she (or he!) says "Yes!" your photos scream it too!

Visit Our Proposal Portfolio

 

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1. Spotlight's on Her... But Let's Not Forget It's About Both of You!

First things first, the proposal is all about making your partner feel like the star of the show. But remember, it's also the story of both of you, a tale of love that deserves to be told in full color. Here's how:

  • Make it Personal: Choose a location or theme that speaks volumes about your journey together. Is there a place you had your first date? A spot where you shared a significant moment? Let's make it the backdrop of your new beginning.
  • Outfit Coordination: While it's crucial she shines the brightest, your outfits should complement each other. Think of it as a duet where both voices harmonize without overshadowing one another.

2. Dress to Impress (But Let Her Be the Star)

Now, about those outfits. Gentlemen, this is where you might need to resist the urge to outshine. Follow these simple rules:

  • Complementary, Not Competing: Choose colors and styles that enhance each other. If she's in a radiant dress, a classic, sharp look for you will elevate the moment without stealing the spotlight.
  • Details Matter: Yes, those nails, hair, and accessories? They're part of the story. Ensure every detail is on point, reflecting both your personalities and the gravity of the occasion.

3. Scouting the Perfect Spot: It's All in the Details

The where is just as important as the how. Here’s what to keep in mind:

  • Lighting Is Everything: Time of day can make or break your photos. Golden hour? Soft, romantic lighting. Nighttime under the stars? Magical, but requires skillful lighting. Your photographer (ahem, that's me!) can help you nail this.
  • Privacy vs. Publicity: Decide whether you want an intimate moment or a grand declaration. Both can be beautiful, but they require different planning (and possibly permissions!).

4. The Journey There: Make It Part of the Adventure

Getting to the proposal spot is as important as the proposal itself. It should be easy but memorable:

  • Surprise vs. Shared Excitement: Decide if you'll blindfold her or if the journey is part of the anticipation. Each step can be a clue or a memory leading to the grand question.
  • Comfort is Key: A long hike in formalwear? Probably not the best idea. Plan for comfort, or have a change of clothes waiting. Remember, it's all about the experience.

5. Weathering the Weather: Be Prepared for Anything

Mother Nature loves a good love story, but sometimes she has her own plans. Here’s how to stay one step ahead:

  • Plan B: Always have an indoor or sheltered option. Romantic doesn't have to mean drenched or sunburnt.
  • Accessories as Props: Umbrellas, scarves, or even boots can become fun props in your photos if the weather decides to join in on your special day.

Bonus Tips From Your Photographer:

  • The Element of Surprise: Whether it's a secret photographer capturing the moment or a planned photoshoot with a sudden proposal, the element of surprise makes for genuine reactions and unforgettable photos.
  • Practice Makes Perfect: Consider a "dress rehearsal" to ensure everything looks and feels right. It helps with the nerves, too!
  • Communicate With Your Photographer: Share your vision, worries, and hopes with me. The more I know, the better I can capture your story.

Conclusion:
Planning a proposal is like choreographing a dance. It takes practice, coordination, and a sprinkle of magic. But remember, at the heart of it all is your love story. These tips are just guidelines; your proposal should reflect who you are as a couple. So, let's capture the laughter, the tears, the joy, and the love. After all, that's what makes your story uniquely yours. Ready to make some memories? Let's create magic together!

Visit Our Proposal Portfolio

 

Engagements_004NYC ProposalsDinner after proposal captured by Kali Artistry, NYC proposal photographer.

 

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From Fashion Runways to Wedding Aisles: Why Choosing a Fashion Photographer Makes All the Difference https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/3/why-choosing-a-fashion-photographer-makes-all-the-difference In the endlessly evolving world of photography, the lines between genres often blur, creating opportunities for artists to venture into new territories. As a photographer who has journeyed from the high-energy world of fashion photography to the emotionally rich realm of wedding and proposal shoots, I've discovered a unique blend of skills and perspectives that I bring to each couple’s special day. This transition has not only broadened my creative horizons but has also allowed me to offer something distinctive to couples looking for more than just traditional wedding photos.

The Unmatched Creative Vision

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With a background steeped in fashion photography, my approach to wedding photography is anything but conventional. Fashion photography has honed my eye for detail, composition, and styling, enabling me to capture your wedding moments with a unique blend of sophistication and drama. This perspective transforms wedding albums into editorial masterpieces, telling your love story through a lens of elegance and creativity.

Crafting Your Story with Style

Every couple’s story is unique, and my goal is to narrate this tale with the same bespoke nuance found in fashion editorials. Leveraging my experience, I blend the worlds of fashion and emotion, highlighting the beauty of your relationship while incorporating elements of style and glamour. This approach results in wedding photographs that are not just memories but are pieces of art, celebrating both your love and individuality.

A Luxurious Experience

Choosing a photographer with a fashion background means elevating your wedding to a high-end, luxurious experience. My network within the fashion industry, from designers to makeup artists, becomes your resource, offering access to exclusive styling, attire, and aesthetics that can set your wedding apart. This connection transforms your wedding into an event reminiscent of a scene from the most romantic and stylish film you’ve ever seen.

Beyond the Camera: The Art of Visual Storytelling

The transition from fashion to wedding photography has imbued me with a deep understanding of visual storytelling. Every frame is crafted with intention, from the fleeting glances shared between the couple to the grandeur of the venue, all captured with an editorial touch that elevates the mundane to the magnificent. This storytelling extends beyond the day itself, weaving through every image to create a cohesive narrative of your love.

Capturing Emotion with Elegance

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While fashion photography may seem worlds apart from the emotional depth of weddings, it’s the combination of these elements that sets my work apart. I capture the raw, unscripted moments of your wedding day with a sensitivity and finesse that only comes from years of directing models and scenes. This ensures that the emotion of your wedding is preserved with grace, encapsulating the joy, tears, and laughter in a manner that is both authentic and aesthetically compelling.

A Personal Connection

What truly differentiates this journey is the transition from capturing the essence of a brand or a garment to capturing the essence of your love story. This personal connection is what makes wedding and proposal photography so rewarding. Being trusted to document such a significant chapter in your lives is a privilege, and I approach every wedding with a deep sense of responsibility and honor.

Tailored to You

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Understanding that no two weddings are the same, I bring a bespoke approach to each celebration. Drawing from my background, I work closely with you to understand your vision, ensuring that the photography reflects your personality and the essence of your relationship. This collaboration ensures that your wedding photos are as unique as your love story, tailored to your preferences and dreams.

The Transition: A Seamless Blend of Worlds

For couples considering a photographer with a fashion background for their wedding, here’s what sets us apart: our ability to see and capture beauty in every moment, our network of industry contacts that can add an extra layer of luxury to your day, and our commitment to creating visually stunning narratives that tell your story in the most beautiful way possible.

As someone who has navigated the transition from fashion to wedding photography, I’ve learned to merge the vibrancy and dynamism of fashion shoots with the emotional and timeless beauty of weddings. This blend allows me to offer a service that is unique, deeply personal, and above all, focused on capturing the essence of your love in the most beautiful and lasting way.

Why Choose a Fashion-turned-Wedding Photographer?

Choosing me as your wedding photographer means opting for a blend of elegance, creativity, and emotion that stands out in the sea of traditional wedding photography. It’s about making a statement, celebrating your day with photos that are as unique and beautiful as your own love story. With each click of the shutter, I capture not just images, but moments, emotions, and memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Conclusion

As we look towards your wedding day, my promise is to bring all the beauty, expertise, and unique vision of my fashion photography background to capture the essence of your celebration. It's about creating a visual legacy that reflects not just the events of the day, but the love, spirit, and beauty of your journey together.

Choosing a fashion photographer for your wedding is more than a decision about photos; it's a choice to celebrate your love story with unparalleled creativity and elegance. Let's embark on this beautiful journey together, creating memories that are not only captured but crafted, with all the beauty and emotion of your special day.

As we step from the runways to the aisles, I look forward to bringing a touch of fashion’s glamour to your wedding day, ensuring that every moment is captured with the depth, beauty, and emotion it deserves. Let’s create something beautiful together.

 

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Unforgettable NYC Proposals: Romantic Locations & Expert Tips From A Photographer https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/3/unforgettable-nyc-proposals-romantic-locations-expert-tips

Imagine standing hand in hand with your partner, surrounded by the heartbeat of New York City – a place where every street corner, every glowing skyline, tells a story. It's here, amid the symphony of honking taxis and distant chatter, that you're about to start a new chapter of your love story. Picture this: as the city lights twinkle like a constellation above, you look into the eyes of your beloved, feeling the weight of a small, velvet box in your pocket. New York City isn't just a backdrop; it's a witness to your love, a place where dreams come true and stories of romance are written in its starlit nights. And in this whirlwind of emotions and city lights, the presence of a skilled photographer and videographer becomes invaluable. They're not just capturing a proposal; they're freezing this moment of pure magic in time, bringing your proposal ideas to life in a moment when the city held its breath for your love story. In New York City, your proposal isn't just an event; it's a timeless tale waiting to unfold.

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Why Choose NYC for Your Proposal

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New York City, famously known as "The City That Never Sleeps," holds within its bustling streets a world of romantic possibilities. It's a city where every moment can feel like a scene from a classic love story. But why choose NYC for your proposal? The answer lies in the sheer variety and uniqueness of its locations.

From the iconic Central Park, a green oasis amidst the urban expanse, offering serene lakeside spots, hidden pathways, and charming bridges – to the breathtaking skyline views from a high-rise building, each location in New York City has its own character and story. Imagine proposing as the sun sets over the Hudson River, painting the sky in hues of gold and pink, or beneath the twinkling lights of the Empire State Building, creating a moment straight out of a romantic movie.

But NYC's charm isn't just in its famous landmarks. It's in the little, unexpected moments: a street musician playing your favorite song just as you kneel, the way the city lights reflect in your partner's eyes, the soft buzz of the city providing a unique soundtrack to your proposal. It's these unplanned, perfectly imperfect moments that make NYC not just a location, but a key character in your engagement story.

In a city with endless possibilities, your proposal can be anything you dream of – grand, intimate, spontaneous, or meticulously planned. New York City offers not just a place to propose, but a canvas on which to paint your unique story of love.

Capturing the Moment: Photography & Videography

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In the whirlwind of emotions that is a marriage proposal, details can blur and moments pass in the blink of an eye. This is why capturing this pivotal moment in your relationship through professional photography and videography is so crucial. Imagine being able to relive the joy, the surprise, the tears of happiness, and that priceless expression when you ask, “Will you marry me?” These memories, preserved in stunning clarity, become timeless treasures.

A professional NYC proposal photographer and videographer do more than just take pictures or record videos. They capture the essence of your relationship and the spirit of NYC. Whether it’s a candid shot of your partner’s first glimpse of the ring or a beautifully composed video of your heartfelt proposal against the backdrop of Central Park or the majestic NYC skyline, these professionals know how to seize the magic of the moment.

Moreover, they can help you navigate the bustling city to find those perfect, picturesque spots, often unknown to the casual visitor. They bring an artistic eye to your proposal, ensuring that the lighting, the setting, and the mood are captured in a way that reflects the depth and emotion of your relationship.

Think of these photos and videos as not just a memento, but a storybook of your love, one that you can share with friends, family, and maybe even future generations. In the years to come, as you look back at these images, you’ll be transported back to the heartbeats, the nervous smiles, and the elated 'yes' of your NYC proposal.

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Top NYC Proposal Locations

New York City is a treasure trove of perfect proposal spots, each with its own charm and story. Here are some of the most iconic and picturesque locations where you can pop the question, creating a moment that both of you will cherish forever.

Central Park

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A classic choice, Central Park offers a natural retreat with its lush landscapes and tranquil ambiance. Whether it’s beside the Bow Bridge with its romantic views, under the blossoms in the Conservatory Garden, or by the serene Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, Central Park provides a stunning natural backdrop for your proposal.

Top of the Rock or Empire State Building

For those who dream of a skyline proposal, the observation decks of the Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building offer breathtaking views. Propose under the starry sky with the glittering cityscape below – it’s a quintessential New York moment.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Offering a magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge Park is perfect for a scenic waterfront proposal. The park’s atmosphere, especially at sunset, is both dramatic and deeply romantic.

A Private Rooftop

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For a more intimate setting, consider a private rooftop overlooking the city. This setting combines privacy with the grandeur of the NYC skyline, offering a unique and personal experience away from the crowds.

The High Line

The High Line, a linear park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side, offers a contemporary, urban setting. Its unique blend of architecture, greenery, and art installations creates a modern and distinctive backdrop for your proposal.

Each of these locations embodies the spirit of New York City, combining its iconic scenery with a sense of intimacy and romance. Choose a spot that resonates with your personal love story and adds an unforgettable chapter to your journey together.

Tips for a Perfect NYC Proposal

Planning a proposal in New York City can feel overwhelming given the endless options and the bustling city life. Here are some tips to help you make your NYC proposal as smooth and memorable as possible:

Timing is Everything

Consider the time of day for your proposal. Early morning can offer quieter moments at popular spots, while evenings bring the romantic glow of city lights. Also, think about the time of year – each season in NYC has its own charm, from snowy winter scenes to blooming spring parks.

Privacy Matters

While some prefer a grand public gesture, others might appreciate a more private moment. Look for quieter spots in popular locations, or choose less crowded times. Private rooftops or a secluded corner in a park can provide a perfect blend of intimacy and the NYC vibe.

Plan for the Weather

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New York’s weather can be unpredictable. Have a plan B for outdoor proposals, like a cozy indoor spot or a covered area with a view. An umbrella can also become a charming accessory in case of unexpected rain!

Personalize Your Proposal

Incorporate elements that are meaningful to your relationship – maybe a location that holds special memories, a song that resonates with your journey, or even a theme that reflects your shared interests.

Enlist Help

 

Don't hesitate to seek help from professionals like proposal planners or even enlist the help of local businesses or bystanders for a surprise element. They can add creative touches and handle logistics, making your proposal moment stress-free. An example of a full-service planner is High-End Picnics NY, which creates beautiful environments perfect for a fun, private, and relaxing proposal. 

Capture the Moment

As mentioned earlier, hiring a professional photographer and videographer to document your proposal is invaluable. They’ll capture the surprise, joy, and beauty of the moment, leaving you with lasting memories.

Remember, the heart of your proposal is the love you share. Every other detail is just a way to celebrate and accentuate that love. In a city like New York, the possibilities are endless, and your proposal can be as unique as your own love story.

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Conclusion: Your Unforgettable NYC Engagement

Your proposal in New York City is more than just a question; it's the beginning of a new chapter in your love story, set against one of the most vibrant and romantic backdrops in the world. Whether it's under the canopy of stars and city lights, in the serene expanse of Central Park, or against the dramatic backdrop of the NYC skyline, each moment in this city pulses with the promise of a future together.

Remember, the magic of an NYC proposal lies not just in the location, but in the shared experience, the story that you both will tell for years to come. It's about the laughter, the tears, the joyous embrace, and the thrill of starting a new journey together. By capturing this moment with a NYC proposal photographer and videographer, you’re not just freezing a moment in time; you’re preserving a piece of your heart, a testament to your love that will resonate through the ages.

So take a deep breath, embrace the energy of the city, and let your heart lead the way. An NYC proposal isn't just a moment; it's a memory etched into the very streets of this magnificent city, a memory that you'll cherish as you walk together into your shared future.

In New York City, every proposal is a story waiting to be told, a magical experience waiting to unfold. Let your proposal reflect the love, dreams, and promises that you hold dear. Here's to your unforgettable NYC engagement!

 

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) engagement ideas New York City landmarks NYC proposal photographer NYC proposals proposal planning in New York. proposal tips romantic locations romantic spots in NYC https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/3/unforgettable-nyc-proposals-romantic-locations-expert-tips Thu, 14 Mar 2024 02:52:59 GMT
The Art of Shadows in Photography: Adding Depth, Mood, and Texture https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/3/the-art-of-shadows-in-photography-adding-depth-mood-and-texture Using shadows to enhance your imagesShadows in photography

Hey there, fellow photography enthusiasts! Today, let's dive into the fascinating world of shadows and discover how they're not just mere absences of light, but powerful tools in our photography arsenal. Together, we'll explore how shadows can magically transform your images, giving them depth, mood, and texture.

Understanding Shadows: The Game of Light and Dark

Shadows are born from the dance between light and dark, and understanding this relationship is key to using them effectively in your photographs. Imagine you're capturing a portrait - positioning your subject near a light source, like a window, can cast a soft shadow behind them. This simple trick adds a three-dimensional quality to your image, bringing your subject to life!

Creating Mood with Shadows

Shadows are the silent storytellers in your photographs. They can weave a tale of mystery or drama, depending on how you use them. Picture this: you're out in the landscape at the golden hours of dawn or dusk. The long, stretching shadows at these times can turn an ordinary scene into a mysterious, moody masterpiece that captivates your viewers.

Texture Through Shadows

Ever noticed how shadows make textures pop? When photographing textured surfaces like a rustic brick wall, shadows play in the nooks and crannies, emphasizing every detail. The result? A photograph that you can almost feel just by looking at it.

Conclusion: Embracing the Shadow Play

Shadows are more than just dark areas in your photography; they're creative tools to add depth, mood, and texture. So, the next time you're out with your camera, I encourage you to see the shadows not as challenges, but as opportunities to add a new layer of creativity to your images. Happy shooting!

 

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Exploring the Exceptional Dynamic Range of Sony Cameras: A Photographer's Perspective https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/3/exploring-the-exceptional-dynamic-range-of-sony-cameras-a-photographers-perspective  

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Exploring the Exceptional Dynamic Range of Sony Cameras: A Photographer's Passion

Capturing Life in its Full Spectrum

As a passionate photographer, I've always been drawn to the intricate technicalities of cameras, especially their capability to freeze remarkable moments in time. One feature that constantly amazes me is the dynamic range of Sony cameras. This isn't just about technical prowess; it's about capturing the world in all its glory, from the deepest shadows to the brightest highlights.

Why Sony Stands Out in Dynamic Range

Sony cameras have carved a niche for themselves, renowned for their phenomenal dynamic range. What makes them so special, you ask? It boils down to a few key factors:

  • Back-Illuminated Sensors: These sensors are game-changers. They invite more light in, resulting in cleaner, high-fidelity images.
  • Advanced Image Processing: Sony's sophisticated algorithms play a pivotal role in reducing noise and preserving details, even in scenes where light and dark collide dramatically.

More Than Just Specs: It's About the Story

But here's the thing - it's not just about the numbers and technical specifications. Sony cameras empower me to capture images that resonate with the beauty and complexity of our surroundings. Whether it's the serene gradients of a sunset or the stark contrasts of urban life, the dynamic range of Sony cameras helps me translate the full spectrum of emotions and ambiance into my photographs.

Conclusion: A Love Letter to Sony's Dynamic Range

In conclusion, the dynamic range of Sony cameras is a cornerstone of why I adore photography. It's not just about capturing images; it's about telling stories, preserving moments, and showcasing the world in all its diverse beauty. Thanks to Sony's cutting-edge sensor technology and robust image processing, I can create photographs that are not only technically impressive but also rich in emotional depth. This is what makes Sony an integral part of my photographic journey.

 

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) Advanced Image Processing Back-Illuminated Sensors Capturing Emotions Dynamic Range High-Fidelity Images Noise Reduction Photographic Journey Photography Techniques Sony Cameras Technical Specifications https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/3/exploring-the-exceptional-dynamic-range-of-sony-cameras-a-photographers-perspective Thu, 07 Mar 2024 15:30:00 GMT
Visual Narratives: A Photographer's Guide to Storytelling https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/3/a-photographers-guide-to-storytelling Capturing Narratives: The Human Touch in Photography

Hey There, Fellow Storytellers!

Ever noticed how some photos just grab you and don't let go? That's the power of a story, told without a single word, but with a whole lot of heart. Let’s chat about what makes photography more than just a collection of pretty pictures - it's about telling a story that resonates.

What Makes a Photo Speak?

It's all about emotion. You know it when you see it - a photo that makes you feel something. It’s not just about the right angle or perfect lighting; it's about the silent conversation between you, the subject, and the person seeing your work. It’s like a secret language, where emotions do the talking.

A Lens That Speaks Volumes

How do you turn a regular shot into a compelling story? Start by playing with your frame - think about what’s in it and why. It’s like setting a stage. And remember, your models are co-authors of this story. Their expressions, the way they interact with their surroundings, that’s the gold stuff. Together, you're not just taking a photo; you're crafting a narrative.

That One Time...

Let me tell you about this one shoot that stuck with me. The model had this look of quiet hope, standing in the fading evening light. We hardly spoke, but the connection was there. The result? A photo that told a story of longing, of waiting for something just out of reach. It was one of those moments where everything just clicked - literally and figuratively.

Let’s Keep the Conversation Going

So, what’s the takeaway? The stories we tell with our cameras stick around. They linger in the viewer's mind and keep the conversation going long after they’ve moved on. To my fellow photographers and models, let’s keep weaving these visual stories. Because, at the end of the day, it’s these narratives that make our work unforgettable.

One of my favorite storytelling projects that I did was Hungover - The Walk Of Shame ft. Zhane. The feedback from this was promising, and it motivated me to look more into creating stories.

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) Artistic Expression in Photography Capturing Emotion Creative Framing Emotional Photography Narrative Photography Photographer's Perspective Photographic Techniques Storytelling in Photography Visual Narratives Visual Storytelling https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/3/a-photographers-guide-to-storytelling Sat, 02 Mar 2024 04:22:04 GMT
How to be a Successful Photographer in NYC https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2024/2/how-to-be-a-successful-photographer-in-nyc Being a photographer in New York City can be a challenging yet rewarding career. With a constant demand for high-quality photography, the market can be competitive and dynamic. To succeed as a photographer in NYC, it's essential to be proactive and creative and stay on top of the latest techniques in the industry.

Street PhotographersStreet Photographers in NYC Networking is one of the most crucial aspects of building a successful career in photography. By attending events, joining photography groups, and connecting with other professionals in the industry, you can build strong relationships with clients and other photographers. These relationships can lead to opportunities, referrals, and collaborations that can expand your portfolio and enhance your skills.

Flexibility and adaptability are also essential traits for photographers in New York City. The industry is constantly evolving, and it's vital to remain open to new ideas and techniques and stay updated on the latest equipment and software. Doing so can ensure that you stay competitive and relevant in the market, providing your clients with the best quality of work.

A strong portfolio and online presence are also critical in establishing yourself as a professional photographer. Your portfolio represents your work and expertise, and it's essential to showcase your best work and update it regularly. A professional website is also crucial in showcasing your work and allowing potential clients to contact you easily.

In addition to networking and building a strong portfolio, exploring the city can provide endless opportunities to capture unique and creative images. New York City has something for every type of photographer, from iconic landmarks and bustling city streets to eclectic neighborhoods and cultural events. By exploring the city and finding inspiration in its diversity, you can create stunning images that showcase your talent and creativity.

Finally, to succeed as a photographer in New York City, being proactive and always looking for new opportunities is essential. Attend photography workshops, take on personal projects, and collaborate with other professionals to expand your skills and portfolio. By doing so, you can establish yourself as a reliable and creative photographer in the competitive market of New York City.

In conclusion, being a photographer in New York City requires creativity, adaptability, networking, and a strong portfolio and online presence. By following these tips and continuously exploring the city's diverse landscape, you can establish yourself as a successful photographer in one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

 

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Hungover - The Walk Of Shame ft. Zhane https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2022/5/hungover-the-walk-of-shame-ft-zhane Almost every adult can relate to this. Whether it be themself drunk and/or hungover or they see first hand a friend that is.

This series featuring Zhane Clarke focuses on the "Walk of Shame" that comes attached to being Drunk or hungover. It shows the different stages starting from:

  1. Stumbling in from the party to your hotel room.
  2. Continued drinking and maybe rolling a joint and get high.
  3. The constant rush to the bathroom to pee
  4. Passing out.
  5. Waking up with a hangover.
  6. The "Walk of Shame" to the closest corner store for pills to help with the hangover.

Model: Zhane Clarke @tropiczzzzzzz
Location: Queens, NY
Photographer: Kali Artistry

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Selena's New York State of Mind https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2021/12/selenas-new-york-state-of-mind Happy to have finally created with Selena Jutton. Selena is a model and photographer. One of the hardest things to do is shoot another photographer. This is because there sometimes are lingering thoughts of if he/she approves of your style of shooting and editing. These thoughts always surface at the most random times during the photoshoot or during post-production. Surprisingly, this shoot went by smoothly as she allowed me to take the lead and followed my directions immaculately.

Based in Kingston, Jamaica, and frequent South Florida, Selena expressed to me that she wanted to do something "very New York City". It was obvious that she was in a NY state of mind. We went with something fashion-forward. This shoot was inspired by William Klein's street fashion photography. We recreated our version of one of his popular taxi / yellow cab shots.

Model: Selena Jutton 
Selena's Model Instagram: @selenajutton
Selena's Photography Instagram: @moodslens

Photographer: @kaliartistry

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Anika Doing Anika Things in NYC https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2021/8/anika-doing-anika-things-in-nyc South Florida-based model Anika Jean Charles recently visited New York City and I was lucky enough to get a couple of hours to create with her. This concept is her creation. The only thing I did was find a suitable location that complemented the outfit. 

Model Anika @anika__50
Photographer Kali Artistry @kaliartistry

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Melany Channeling her inner Aaliyah https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2021/2/melany-channeling-her-inner-aaliyah It was all Melany's idea. The concept was all her, and it was perfect, as if it reflects her personality. This concept was inspired by Aaliyah's music video 4-page letter because she loves the leather outfit. She pitched the idea to me, and I was on board right away. I love Aaliyah's music, her image, and her swag, so for me, this was a no brainer. A lot of people have tried to replicate her look and failed miserably. Melany did that and some. See for yourself.

Model: @melanyamilex

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) . 90s Music Influence Aaliyah Inspiration Creative Direction Fashion Photography Leather Outfit Melany Frias Modeling Music Video Style Photography Concept Stylistic Tribute https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2021/2/melany-channeling-her-inner-aaliyah Mon, 01 Feb 2021 23:14:32 GMT
Choosing the right City Hall Wedding Photography package https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2021/1/choosing-the-right-city-hall-wedding-photography-package In this blog post, I will walk you through the pros and cons of our City Hall Wedding Photography packages. Each package has its advantages and disadvantages. It can be useful to comb through each package's details to decide which is best for your situation. Couples can find details of each package on the "CITY HALL WEDDING RATES" webpage. There are three wedding photography packages. 

City Hall Wedding Photography (INSTANT PACKAGE) $150.00
City Hall Wedding Photography (2 Day Package) $325.00
City Hall Wedding Photography (Landmark Package) $850.00


The Instant Package

This package is the most popular of the lot. The client gets all the BASIC SERVICES, which includes coverage of before, during, and after the ceremony. The client receives production rights to the images as well as the free witness (the photographer). What's unique about this package is that the client gets the photos immediately after completing the session. The photographer hands over the SD card at the end and keeps no record of the wedding.

PROS

  • Immediate access to wedding photos
  • Great for tourists/visiting couples with a tight schedule
  • Budget-Friendly (cheapest of all the packages)

CONS

  • Receive pictures "as is." The photographer doesn't edit the images.
  • Get more images than needed as the photographer didn't get to choose the absolute best (it can be overwhelming when browsing through)

The 2 Day Package

The "2 Day Package" is the most commonly used package from the clients who researched before choosing their package. It's cheap, fast, and delivers everything you need within 48 hours. With this package, you get all the BASIC SERVICES, but unlike the Instant Package, the images will be culled through, edited, and delivered within 48 hours.

PROS

  • The photographer chooses the best images to be delivered.
  • Images are edited before delivery.
  • Digital Delivery via an online gallery
  • Option to buy prints and/or create a wedding album with your choice of wedding images

CONS

  • You have to wait 48 hours (unlike the instant package) to get the wedding photos.

The Landmark Package

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The Landmark Package is the cream of the crop. It is as close as you will get to capture your wedding day as you would the traditional wedding. The client receives all the perks of the "2-Day Package," but in addition to that, they get to shoot at any public landmark of their choice before or after the ceremony. Instead of edited images being delivered in 48 hours, these will be delivered within four days.

PROS

  • Wedding photoshoot at one of NYC's notable landmarks
  • Edits tailored to landmark concept
  • The photographer chooses the best images to be delivered.
  • Images are edited before delivery.
  • Digital Delivery via an online gallery
  • Option to buy prints and/or create a wedding album with your choice of wedding images

CONS

  • You have to wait four days (unlike the instant package or 2-day package) to get the wedding photos.

Your NYC City Hall wedding is a story worth telling. Let me help capture those precious moments. Interested? Just click here and let’s chat about your big day. I can't wait to hear from you!

To learn more about city hall weddings, visit NYC City Hall Wedding Photography: Kali Artistry serves Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

 

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) . 2 Day Package Budget-Friendly Options City Hall Wedding Photography Digital Delivery Instant Package Landmark Package NYC Weddings Photo Editing Services Photography Packages Wedding Photo Rights https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2021/1/choosing-the-right-city-hall-wedding-photography-package Sun, 17 Jan 2021 19:45:22 GMT
Subway Series Episode Six ft. Chidi https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/12/subway-series-episode-six-ft-chidi All I can say is, "WOW!" What a unique creative to work with. So fluent with her posing and so versatile with executing different moods for different concepts. With this concept, the Subway Series, she did her thing, which made my job effortless. She also does makeup and has good skin, so post-production was speedy and straightforward. I present to you, Chidimma Achebe.

Model Instagram @chidi.mma

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) achebe chidi chidimma fashion model modeling new nyc photographer photoshoot subway train travel york https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/12/subway-series-episode-six-ft-chidi Wed, 09 Dec 2020 21:35:03 GMT
Subway Series Episode Five ft. Haley https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/12/subway-series-episode-five-ft-haley I had the pleasure of working with Haley Hudson recently on this subway concept shoot I thought she was ideal for. Though we didn't get to shoot it the way I imagined, I have to say that she was impressive nonetheless. The photoshoot location was Rector Street in Manhattan, New York and Wardrobe was a bright yellow Moncler raincoat.

This shoot was inspired by Naomi Campbell's Valentino photoshoot. In my opinion, she has things about her that remind me of Naomi Campbell. She does NOT look like Naomi, but it's my opinion that they have similarities in features. They both have similar body types. They both have unique facial structures... in addition to those, their skin complexions are head turners. Frankly, I think Haley could use Naomi's career as a blueprint to jump-start her own.

I think she is, without a doubt, capable of getting signed with a reputable agency. Hopefully, it doesn't turn out that she signs with "just another" agency because they approached her before she was discovered by some of the more successful and established agencies. Follow her growth on Instagram. 

Model @naturallyhay

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry and black Fashion model Moncler New NYC photoshoot series subway White York https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/12/subway-series-episode-five-ft-haley Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:00:00 GMT
Subway Series Episode Four ft. Yuli Genes https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/11/subway-series-episode-four-ft-yuli-genes Episode Four features the multi-talented Yuli Genes. She sings, acts, and also models. I met Yuli pre-pandemic and haven't seen her until recently when we got this photoshoot done. For me, it was just a simple shoot with me going through the motions. For her, we shot late evening after she finished up with another shoot and was working on only one hour of sleep from the day before. Hats off to her and her drive and dedication.

Model @yuligenes_

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry genes model nyc photographer photoshoot series subway train yuli https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/11/subway-series-episode-four-ft-yuli-genes Sat, 28 Nov 2020 05:49:31 GMT
Quickie Photo Session with Alondra Ortiz https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/11/quickie-photo-session-with-alondra-ortiz Had a job in Miami a few months ago and had a few hours to spare. I reached out to Alondra and she made herself available for a quick shoot. This is some of what we did.

Model: Alondra Ortiz @alondraortizz

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) Alondra KaliArtistry mccarthy Miami model naked nude Ortiz photographer photoshoot sexy https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/11/quickie-photo-session-with-alondra-ortiz Mon, 09 Nov 2020 00:58:00 GMT
Subway Series Episode Three ft. Dynah https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/11/subway-series-episode-three-ft-dynah This episode of the Subway Series features Dynah Polanco. The focus of this episode was initially supposed to be a lady on the train with her newspaper. Unfortunately, halfway in the shoot, we left the newspaper on the train by mistake and had to shoot the remainder of it using her suitcase as a prop. You guys probably wouldn't have noticed it unless I mentioned it... but what the heck. This paragraph is supposed to tell you about the shoot. 

Dynah's Instagram: @dynahsaur_

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry Dynah mccarthy new nyc photographer photoshoot Polanco series subway york https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/11/subway-series-episode-three-ft-dynah Mon, 02 Nov 2020 01:12:10 GMT
Subway Series Episode Two ft. Morgan Olejarz https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/10/subway-series-episode-two-ft-morgan-olejarz The Subway Series is my way of creating content during the winter while not being able to use the nice warm studio space many photographers have access to in NYC. This is Episode Two, featuring the uniquely beautiful Morgan Olejarz. Three years ago, I was introduced to Morgan by a very close friend and peer of mine, Jabbar. We have been in contact over the past few years on and off but never actually met each other in person until October this year. This is what we did in our first in-person meeting.

Model Instagram @morgggano

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry @morgggano fashion kali kaliartistry morgan nude nyc olejarz photographer photography photoshoot series subway https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/10/subway-series-episode-two-ft-morgan-olejarz Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:20:06 GMT
Subway Series Episode One ft. Keilahri https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/9/subway-series-episode-one-keilahri The Subway Series is me trying to be creative and efficient with content building, knowing that winter is coming around and having no studio access. Doing this series is one of the solutions that I plan to put into action. This set is Episode One featuring Keilahri.

Since moving to NYC, I haven't been able to plant my feet on the ground firmly. I got here at the beginning of winter, which is not suitable for a natural light photographer. When things were about to start looking up as we approached warmer weather in March, COVID-19 decided to show its ugly face. Summer came, and we were finally getting the opportunity to get a percentage of our ordinary life back. Still, the summer seemed shorter than usual, and I have to be already finding ways and figuring out how to create content. The subway series is one way.

I've always been fascinated with New York's texture and big city vibe, so I decided to use it to my advantage. It is warm, it had different looks for each station in each borough, and the lighting is the same, whether it's daytime or night time. 

Keilahri, Keilahri... What can I say about Keilahri? Not much, I guess. She is the model with the physical features, posing capabilities, and mindset that a photographer (namely me) would want as a MUSE. She is bold, confident, spontaneous, risque, and has a work ethic that rivals anyone I've shot with before.

In this shoot, she styled herself and did her makeup. All I had to do is show up.

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry Anioroso fashion kali KaliArtistry Keilahri mccarthy miami New NYC photographer photoshoot series subway York https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/9/subway-series-episode-one-keilahri Tue, 29 Sep 2020 03:52:17 GMT
Victoria Fonseca, Kali Artistry and the Streets of SoHo https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/3/victoria-fonseca-kali-artistry-and-the-streets-of-soho It started as an orange jacket with a black top, leggings, boots. It ended with just the orange coat. Victoria was down to earth from beginning to end. But I won't get into the details...Watch the video instead. The video reflects her personality, and the images show off her natural beauty.  

IG. @victoriafonseca

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry fashion green kali kaliartistry manhattan mccarthy new ny nyc photographer photography photoshoot prince soho spring st york https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/3/victoria-fonseca-kali-artistry-and-the-streets-of-soho Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:20:54 GMT
Ethiopian - Eritrean Empress Ella Shoots in New York City https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/3/ethiopian-empress-ella-shoots-in-new-york-city Just recently, about a week before the NYC social distancing order was announced over the coronavirus Covid-19, I had the opportunity to work with true an African beauty. She is a natural hair Ethio-Eritrean (Ethiopian and Eritrean) Empress that goes by the name Ella.

Ella and I have been talking about shooting for months but she lives in Boston and it quite frankly just wasn't convenient for us to get together and create. Finally, I got a message from her saying she will be visiting New York City and I was happy and eager to make plans to meet and shoot. Without the luxury of being able to pick and choose a day with a suitable forecast to shoot, we ended up shooting on a very cold morning. I must say that she was a trooper... she sucked it up and did the job without complaining. Hats off to Ella. 
 

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @_beingella @kaliartistry _beingella afro city curls curly Ella fashion hair kali KaliArtistry natural new nyc photographer photography photoshoot york https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/3/ethiopian-empress-ella-shoots-in-new-york-city Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:19:36 GMT
Marisol Sollyluna does Edgy Fashion with Kali Artistry in the Subway https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/2/marisol-sollyluna-does-edgy-fashion-with-kali-artistry-in-the-subway If you have been following my blog posts, you would have seen the story of Marisol's and I last shoot titled Jersey City stroll with Marisol Sollyluna. Well, this time around, we got to shoot the look we originally had planned to shoot in the photo session before. We did have to improvise, though. It was cold and windy (gusting up to 40 miles per hour), and the conditions weren't favorable for an outdoor shoot. We decided to take indoors to a subway station. This piece of art is what we created.

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry art artistry fashion island kali kaliartistry mccarthy nude nyc photographer photography photoshoot roosevelt subway https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/2/marisol-sollyluna-does-edgy-fashion-with-kali-artistry-in-the-subway Sat, 29 Feb 2020 16:58:04 GMT
Sierra Schast: Model, Actress, Recovery Coach, Animal Lover & BADASS! https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/2/sierra-schast-model-actress-recovery-coach-animal-lover-badass Met up with Sierra Schast for our first shoot. She surprised me at how brave and bold she was. We shot in 30-degree weather on a misty evening by the east river in Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The images will speak for themselves

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry artistry fashion kali kaliartistry mccarthy miami nude nyc photographer photography photoshoot schast sierra vintage https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/2/sierra-schast-model-actress-recovery-coach-animal-lover-badass Thu, 27 Feb 2020 02:27:42 GMT
Couple Shoot w/ Marvin & Jasmine in SoHo https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/2/couple-shoot-w-marvin-jasmine-in-soho I'm new to New York City and not knowing many models and locations in the city as yet puts me in an unfamiliar place. In Miami, I was always able to pick up the phone, call a few models to shoot, and nine times out of ten times, I would end up shooting within the hour (with whoever is available that day)... but here, in NYC, things aren't so easy. Not yet, at least. So you can imagine how I jumped for joy when I saw that Marvin and Jasmine were in town for NYFW (New York Fashion Week). 

I contacted them both to do a photoshoot, and they were down to if availability permitted them. I want to say," and the rest is history," but we almost didn't get to shoot. I was lucky enough to get 90 minutes with the couple the day before they left. It happened on the way to a gig, which they ended up getting too late to give us more time to create. 

The concept (on the fly) was to capture a power couple doing some street fashion looks. We did both solo shots and shots as a couple.

Male Model Marvin Bienne (@MarvGotIt)
Female Model Jasmine Blandford (@chola_girl)
Location SoHo, NYC
Photographer Kali McCarthy (@KaliArtistry)

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @chola_girl @kaliartistry @marvgotit art bienne blandford chola_girl coat fashion jasmine kali KaliArtistry leopard marvgotit marvin mccarthy miami NYC photographer photography photoshoot soho https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/2/couple-shoot-w-marvin-jasmine-in-soho Sat, 15 Feb 2020 00:24:36 GMT
Kamini, The Red Boot Farm Girl https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/kamini-the-red-boot-farm-girl On September 9th, 2017, early in the morning before Hurricane Irma struck southeast Florida, Kamini and I decided to we'd do a photo session because apparently we had nothing to do as we awaited destruction. In this set, she sports a Chanel red water boots that just really stood out. We shot four different outfits. Two have already been made public and this is a third of the remainder. Kamini, who I've admired from I started portrait photography, was on my bucket list to create with. She lived up to the hype as well. Hands down one of the top 3 models I've worked with. She knows how to move, understand moods and facial expressions, and understood lighting and angles like no other.

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) . boots chanel Chanel Red Boots chin chinloy Creative Direction fashion Fashion Photography Hurricane Irma Photoshoot kali KaliArtistry kamini Kamini Chinloy Loy mccarthy miami Modeling Excellence Outdoor Photoshoot Photographic Storytelling Portrait Photography red Visual Aesthetics https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/kamini-the-red-boot-farm-girl Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:57:52 GMT
Jersey City stroll with Marisol Sollyluna https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/jersey-city-stroll-with-marisol Marisol, being a flight attendant, it is almost always a random "meet and shoot" with her. Never more than a weeks' notice and sometimes as little as 12 hours. One thing for sure, when I get that DM (direct message via Instagram) from her, I always jump to the opportunity to create with her. I think we have good work chemistry. She may be the closest thing that can be compared to be considered a Muse.

Marisol is a nudist at heart. She understands that a woman's body is one of God's Greatest Works Of Art, but I enjoy having her dress up and show the fashionable side of her which most photographers seem to overlook. She's an amazing model with an amazing sense of style.

This shoot was shot in Jersey City by the Hudson River which separates us from Lower Manhattan. It was extremely cold, but oh so beautiful. She left an important part of the original outfit so she quickly put together one that I was satisfied with. Not only satisfied, but I was impressed. See the video to get details about the outfit change.

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry @sollyluna021 Casual Fashion City Life Creative Portraiture fashion Fashion Shoot Jersey City Photography kali Marisol Sollyluna mccarthy New NYC Outdoor Photoshoot photographer photography Photography Adventure photoshoot sollyluna021 Street Street Style Urban Exploration York https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/jersey-city-stroll-with-marisol Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:23:36 GMT
Vaunter Nation takes over Brooklyn, New York https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/vaunter-at-dumbos-brooklyn  

Vaunter

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  1.  Someone who vaunts, who brags; a braggart; especially in an excessive way.

    "He is bold, He is Confident, He is extravagant, He is a VAUNTER."
     

When the Vaunter clothing company approached me to do this shoot, I jumped at the opportunity. The line shows so much promise. Found by Orrett McKenzie, a person that vaunts daily, it accurately represents everything the word signifies. The brand is bright and colorful and any person wearing any of its' pieces will grab the attention of any room he/she enters. To Vaunt is to Brag or to Boast!

This shoot was shot in Brooklyn, New York at DUMBOs (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) by Kali Artistry

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry art brooklyn clothing clothingline fashion kali line manhattan mccarthy new photographer photography photoshoot vaunt vaunted vaunter vaunting york https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/vaunter-at-dumbos-brooklyn Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:39:16 GMT
Roosevelt Island Fashion Set https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/roosevelt-island-fashion-set Follow the images from top to bottom. First, it starts out as a simple set of pictures, but as you look at each image, especially towards the end, it tells a simple but captivating story.

Lisbeth De JesusRoosevelt Island shoot with KaliArtistry

As the video above explained, this shoot was a simple, classy, and yet fashionable shoot. We needed somewhere clean, warm, and quiet to be able to execute this concept properly. Roosevelt Island was the perfect location for what we wanted. Lisbeth and I worked towards executing this shoot effectively by doing a series of practice shoot so we could build work chemistry and get the mood/facial expressions down for the concept. I am happy with the results.

Model Lisbeth De Jesus
Photographer KaliArtistry
Location Roosevelt Island

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry art de dress f fashion hat island jesus kali KaliArtistry line lisbeth mccarthy photographer photography photoshoot red roosevelt subway vintage https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2020/1/roosevelt-island-fashion-set Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:50:13 GMT
A Cold Night in NYC's Subway https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/12/a-cold-night-in-nycs-subway A Cold Night In NYC's Subway. Nicole and I shot a while back in Miami... we ended up not using any of the pictures as we felt rush and unprepared. This time around... meeting up in NY on a very cold day, we decided we had to take the photoshoot indoors... and since we wanted to do street photography, we both agreed on shooting in the subway. This is what we came up with...

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry @therealnicolita 28th fashion kali KaliArtistry mccarthy Nicole NYC photographer photography photoshoot Pisciotti St subway therealnicolita https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/12/a-cold-night-in-nycs-subway Mon, 30 Dec 2019 15:53:08 GMT
“CAGED WITH CONFIDENCE“ by Yuli Genes https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/12/-caged-with-confidence-by-yuli-genes Yuli GenesYuli GenesHeadshot session turned into something deep and sexy. It's called “CAGED WITH CONFIDENCE.“
The headshot session turned into something deep and sexy. It's called “CAGED WITH CONFIDENCE“. Deep words by Yuli Genes complemented by images that reflect her beauty, self-love, self-motivation, self-acceptance, self-awareness, self rejuvenation, her will power, and her gigantic self-confidence. She discusses the Stages to overcoming the challenges we face daily... Gives her advice for it and used a unique way of grabbing our attention to take heed of what she is saying. I present to you... Yuli Genes

 

 

Part 1
A person's biggest strength or biggest weakness is his or her confidence and SELF LOVE! Stop complaining about how bad you look or what you wish you can change, stand in front of the mirror and “fake it until you believe it”, tell yourself how beautiful or handsome you are because there will always be someone saying what they hate and love about you, don’t be that person... 

 

 

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Part 2
This is where things get tough.. we lose ourselves thinking that there’s another way to numb the pain, to make it all go away. So we change our appearance, we change our actions, we always say we are okay. We start using drugs, we drown in alcohol happy but then at the end of the night we look back in the mirror encountering the damage we do to oneself to our health then we’re crying all over again, listen to me 👂 let’s not let it get this far. Once we’ve noticed that we need something or someone else other than ourselves we seek help, any help! A friend; mom, dad, your dog bro. Toxicity is contagious so let’s clean ourselves, I’m sure we can find a YouTube video of how to feel at peace with yourself look for it! Did you notice I said “we” a lot? That’s because we’re all in this together...

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Finale (Part 3)
Now, this is where we HEAL! 

Yuli GenesYuli GenesHeadshot session turned into something deep and sexy. It's called “CAGED WITH CONFIDENCE.“ We notice the cellulite, we notice the stretch marks, if you’re a male you notice the gain in weight or too much loss in weight, acne, and scars, were too short or too tall. When we were damaged we were destroyed and hidden in a corner, now in the process of healing we embrace it or we change what we don’t like in a healthy way. No more body shaming because now we know we’re more than just our physical bodies, we party in front of the mirror with ALEXA laughing at the fact that we once felt low about ourselves and all this time it was all in our heads, cause at the end there are people out there that love us for what we look or act upon. Now we realize we could have always been ourselves but we were to busy thinking about what they would say and not what !!“I”!! Would say, Now We HEAL... THE END...

 

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) Confidence Emotional Strength Headshot Session Healing Process nude art nudity Overcoming Challenges Photographic Expression Self-Acceptance Self-Love Self-Motivation Yuli Genes https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/12/-caged-with-confidence-by-yuli-genes Sun, 29 Dec 2019 03:07:03 GMT
Falonia Lindsey Swim Set in Miami https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/12/falonia-lindsey-swim-set-in-miami This shoot with Falonia Lindsey was my farewell shoot. The last shoot before moving north to become a New York Photographer and to do NYC style street and fashion photography. But before I left, I had to shoot one more time with Falonia... One last hoorah (however you spell that lol) and we executed flawlessly. 

Model: @falonia
Location: Miami
Photographer: @kaliartistry

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Similarly Different | Britt & Bridgette | Sisters https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/11/similarly-different-britt-bridgette A while back I did a shoot with a pair of sisters for a magazine. It was accepted and we were asked to hold off from posting from that set. Well, the magazine went MIA (missing) and I chose not to wait anymore... so here... the extremely beautiful sister duo Bridgette and Britt

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Melanin Empress enjoying the Sun https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/4/melanin-empress-enjoying-the-sun When Falonia and I decided to hook up to shoot this concept... I wanted to do it on a rooftop with an industrial feel, but we had no access to any. So we did the roof of a parking garage instead. Hair big and bold, InStyle magazine with Michelle Obama on the cover, Coconut water, royal gold velvet swimwear, and even threw in the Black Girl Sunscreen brand to top it off. What was this? A beach day away from the beach featuring Falonia as the Melanin Empress. 

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) art beach kali mccarthy miami nude photographer photography photoshoot swimwear vintage https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/4/melanin-empress-enjoying-the-sun Fri, 05 Apr 2019 01:07:19 GMT
Vintage Rainbow https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/4/vintage-rainbow Vintage Rainbow featuring Parrish and Cyndel. This is my first time shooting a female couple. They both have artistic souls so the process all ended being so simple. After ten minutes in front of the camera, everyone was comfortable and things ran smoothly. They wanted to make a statement with the rainbow socks (which represents LGBT) so we made sure to have a couple of shots where it is bright and bold.

 

 

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Helena's Down Time https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/2/helenas-down-time Helena has finally returned to Miami and I was happy that we got to create some art together. With absolutely no concept in mind, we just decided that we would let the environment speak to us and we'll just adapt. And adapt she did... effortlessly. There are two pieces of artwork in the pics that I loved and felt that I needed to get involved.


The style of edit (vintage/classic) was not so much about what I wanted people to think or how I wanted them to react... but was about what the mood in the images says to me. The mood was calm, effortless, cluttered, and NATURAL. Natural to the core... Old film cameras used to give you what you shot and nothing more. No Photoshop, no smoothing of the skin. You get the RAW image of what you saw when the picture was taken. That is something I've always appreciated. Vintage is something I appreciate.

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Model: Helena Ballmann @helena.emilie
Photographer: Kali McCarthy @KaliArtistry

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry art ballmann fashion helena kali lingerie mccarthy miami nude photographer photography photoshoot vintage https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2019/2/helenas-down-time Wed, 27 Feb 2019 17:41:01 GMT
Behind the scenes of Alondra Ortiz photoshoot in Aventura https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/11/behind-the-scenes-of-alondra-ortiz-photoshoot-in-aventura Decided to do some beauty shots with Alondra Ortiz in Aventura on a early Monday morning (Veterans Day). She was accompanied by her manager (Will) who is the owner of Screen Green Studios. This BTS was unexpected... but i am extremely happy with the final product. Shout out to Will for doing this for us. 

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @alondraortizz @kaliartistry @screen_green_studios fashion kali mccarthy miami photographer photography photoshoot street https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/11/behind-the-scenes-of-alondra-ortiz-photoshoot-in-aventura Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:49:21 GMT
She named her kitty Gigi https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/11/she-named-her-kitty-gigi Valerie, the flexible nude model, and I had a hard time shooting because her Siamese cat Gigi is a master of photobombs. I need to say no more... the images tell the story perfectly.

Model: @valflexual
Photographer: @KaliArtistry

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry art kali miami nude photographer photography photoshoot vintage https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/11/she-named-her-kitty-gigi Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Marisol Once Again in Miami Beach https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/11/marisol-once-again-in-miami-beach Marisol (@sollyluna021) one again in Miami but this time we stayed away from the beach when shooting. Our focus this time around? Portraits :)

Even though its November, Miami still has that beautiful warm and sunny weather and she was able to enjoy it. It's a lot different from the Bay Area where it gets pretty chilly and foggy all the time.

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry @sollyluna21 fashion kali marisol mccarthy Meyers miami photographer photography photoshoot https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/11/marisol-once-again-in-miami-beach Fri, 02 Nov 2018 20:58:25 GMT
Make your subject pop with "real artificial" lighting [Tutorial] https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/9/make-your-subject-pop-with-real-artificial-lighting-tutorial If you saw this in instagram and came over to see the rest of the video... Thank you. This is my first attempt at doing a tutorial. I'll try a couple more time and share techniques i don't see anyone else using. If I get a sense of satisfaction after three tutorials , I'll continue making them.

I have soooo many techniques that i have figured out and developed on my own... it's only right to share and help with the growth of the art I fell so deeply in love with. Let me know what you think in the comments below and also ask questions about the video if there is something that isn't clear. Promise I will address all questions in a timely manner.

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry adobe aneesa Artistry badshaw captivate Kali KaliArtistry McCarthy miami photoshoot photoshop tutorial https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/9/make-your-subject-pop-with-real-artificial-lighting-tutorial Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:21:00 GMT
Irina Key Doing it Different in Miami https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/8/irina-key-doing-it-different-in-miami Initially we had planned to submit this... but now i'm selfish (just joking). This was shot a couple years ago when the abandoned train was still by the Miami airport. This, in my opinion, was an amazing shoot... we got amazing images. I hope you enjoy.

Model: Irina Key [@irinakey]
Location: Miami, Florida
Photographer: Kali McCarthy [@KaliArtistry]

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @irinakey @kaliartistry fashion Irina kali Key mccarthy miami photographer photography photoshoot vintage https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/8/irina-key-doing-it-different-in-miami Tue, 28 Aug 2018 06:06:56 GMT
Briana, the Beautiful Jamaican Fashion/Swim Model https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/8/briana-the-beautiful-jamaican-fashion/swim-model Really don't have to say much about Briana (@brianaans). Her beauty speaks for itself and her fun personality shows through the images. Editing is also a breeze... really all you need to do is adjust exposure. There is no need to smooth skin or any of the other commonly done Photoshop methods... she is a RAW beauty, nice body, nice skin, and nice everything (including personality).

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @brianaans @kaliartistry Ans Briana ebony fashion kali KaliArtistry mccarthy miami photographer photography photoshoot https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/8/briana-the-beautiful-jamaican-fashion/swim-model Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:44:00 GMT
Irina Key - Clothed Nudist https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/7/irina-key---clothed-nudist This was a Spontaneous shoot with Irina Key. We decided that we wanted to do something different from her norm. So we did a little fun sporty look.

 

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @irinakey @kaliartistry beach fashion Irina kali KaliArtistry Key mccarthy miami photographer photography photoshoot https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/7/irina-key---clothed-nudist Thu, 05 Jul 2018 18:43:33 GMT
Welcome to South Florida Cassidy https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/welcome-to-south-florida-cassidy Coming in from a colder northern state, Cassidy is right where she needs to be. She needs to be in the Miami sunshine. She needs to be at the beach and/or poolside. Her body definitely needs to be in a bikini morning, noon and night. She has a body built for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine. Don't take my word for it. take a look yourself.

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @cassidymaia @kaliartistry beach cassidy kali KaliArtistry mccarthy miami photographer photography photoshoot swimwear https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/welcome-to-south-florida-cassidy Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:10:00 GMT
Michelle in the Grove https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/michelle-in-the-grove This was a spontaneous rainy day shoot. Bored on a rainy Saturday morning, three photographer friends reached out to me explaining that they access to an amazing location in Coconut Grove, Florida. When i saw the pictures of the location, i had to find a way to capture some art there given the limited time i had access to the location. And then Michelle happened. The rest is history. Michelle came through last minute and she delivered in a big way.

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry @mi.chelle.renee coconut grove kali mccarthy miami michelle photographer photography photoshoot poolside spontaneous swimwear https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/michelle-in-the-grove Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:31:50 GMT
Welcome to Miami Alexandria Renee [NSFW 18+] https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/welcome-to-miami-alexandria-renee This is a vintage-themed shoot done in a little alleyway behind a small business in an industrial area between I-95 and the train tracks. Not much is needed to say about this talent. Alexandria Renee is among the best I've worked with. She also sings and is a healer. Needless to say, I was impressed.

Instagram: @reneeflowers_

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @kaliartistry @reneeflowers_ alexandria fashion kali KaliArtistry mccarthy miami photographer photography photoshoot renee vintage https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/welcome-to-miami-alexandria-renee Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT
That Honeycomb shoot with Camila https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/that-honeycomb-shoot-with-camila This set, which ended up being one of my absolute favorite set to date, was our first shoot together. we actually shot seven looks and only revealed five publicly. Holding on the other photoshoots for a later date. We call it "honeycomb' for obvious reasons. The play with shadows along with Camila's beauty and sex appeal created what I would consider PERFECTION.

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @_camimosquera @kaliartistry design district fashion honeycomb implied kali KaliArtistry mccarthy miami nude photographer photography photoshoot shadows https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/that-honeycomb-shoot-with-camila Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:15:00 GMT
Stormy Days with Becky [NSFW 18+] https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/stormy-days-with-becky People prefer not to shoot if there is a slight drizzle in Miami. Even when the photoshoot is covered like under a bridge or in a parking garage where no one gets wet. I must say, there is something about shooting with a model that's passionate and willing to go out in the ocean in the middle of a rainstorm. I had to create a DIY rainproof cover for my camera. And at the end of it all... We are satisfied. Are you?

 

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) @beckydeeve @kaliartistry Artistic Nude Beach Photoshoot Creative Expression Intimacy with Nature key biscayne Miami Beach Natural Elements Outdoor Modeling Photographic Art Rainy Day Aesthetic Stormy Weather Photography virginia key https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/6/stormy-days-with-becky Fri, 01 Jun 2018 05:52:27 GMT
Kya, The model that came through https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/4/kya-the-model-that-came-through Inspired by Adrian McDonald's work and his attention to detail, I finally decided to put together a well-planned shoot. Instead of just randomly choosing a location and or outfits, I decided to take a page out of @lexonart's book. With this shoot, Adrian and I went thrifting to find outfits and props. The suitcase being the main prop and determined the concept direction we would go with the shoot. We decided to go vintage on a travel set. After getting the plans together, I shopped the idea to a few models but they didn't bite on the idea. Finally, I saw KH's profile on Instagram and thought her look was perfect for the photoshoot idea. I approached her to shoot a basic look to see if she was worthy. I was blown away by how amazing she was at posing and working angles. I decided to ask her to do the set and she said yes. The rest is history.

note: Three of the four girls I approached for that idea ended up loving it and asked to do future concept work with me

Model: KH

Photographer: Kali McCarthy

Location: Miami, FL

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) Adrian McDonald Influence Creative Collaboration Fashion Photography Miami Shoot Location Model Discovery Model Kya Photographic Storytelling Photoshoot Planning Thrifting for Photoshoots Vintage Travel Theme https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/4/kya-the-model-that-came-through Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:30:00 GMT
That fashionable ball player called Soraya https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/3/that-fashionable-ball-player-called-soraya Soraya Page is no longer in South Florida and is back in Australia, but while she attended FIU on a basketball scholarship... she took time out to leave a mark in the fashion circle in Miami. She was amazing at executing poses and creating moods with her facial expressions. Hope she comes back around soon.

This set was styled by Alexis Azizah

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[email protected] (Kali Artistry) Athlete Modeling Basketball and Style Fusion Basketball Player Fashion Creative Fashion Imagery Fashion and Sports Fashion Photoshoot Inspirational Athlete Stories Miami Fashion Scene Soraya Page Sporty Chic Style https://www.kaliartistry.com/blog/2018/3/that-fashionable-ball-player-called-soraya Fri, 02 Mar 2018 23:45:00 GMT