My Fall / Winter and Holiday seasons were so unbelievably busy (thank goodness– not complaining), that I was not able to blog about my amazing time in New York for Bridal Market back in early October. What an experience that was! I went with the two publishers of the amazing magazine I work for and they made sure I had a spot in the photographer “pit” of every major wedding gown fashion show that took place over those four days. I even got to go backstage for several of the shows and rub elbows with some very famous designers. So much energy. So much anticipation. Then the culmination of hard work and creativity by all these people when those bright lights pop on… the adrenaline pumping music comes on… then the show actually starts. Really awesome. There were several shows where I was so crammed into a small space with all these other photographers, my legs falling asleep / going numb from being folded into a human pretzel, but the excitement was always keeping me going– knowing I was getting to capture such awesome images and be in the presence of so many amazing artists. I remember making my way through a sea of tourists in an insanely busy Times Square trying to walk to my next fashion show and this big dumb smile spreading across my face thinking… “Make way! Coming through! Gotta get to a big important fashion show! No big deal!”

Anyway, enough rambling. Here are some of my favorite images from backstage and runway shows…

JLM (Alvina Valenta / Jim Hjelm / Hayley Paige)

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Amsale / Christos / Kenneth Pool:

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Badgley Mischka:

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Claire Pettibone:

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Ines di Santo:

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Johanna Johnson (omg I loved JJ… there was a unique kind of energy in the air at this show… hard to describe… but such a rush):

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Lazaro:

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Matthew Christopher:

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Reem Acra:

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Rivini:

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Watters:

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