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    • Welcome to my Blog

      Hello, I'm Kathi Littwin a New York and Brooklyn based photographer. I love what I do and I love sharing it with everyone. It's so nice to have a forum where I can post new samples of the wonderful weddings, events and portraits that come my way. It's also a great place to let you in on some of my favorite vendors.

      I've been shooting weddings and events in New York City and points beyond for over 15 years now. I have been a photographer for more years than I care to say. I was always one of the art kids back in the day and if I could turn a term paper into an art project I did.  The School of Visual Arts actually accepted me as an illustration major but I switched over to photography, preferring the immediacy and storytelling qualities of the medium.

      Please enjoy your visit. I hope to hear from you soon.

    Kate & Patrick an Engagement Shoot in Greenwich CT.

    As the weather finally warms, and spring is in the air, we know that wedding season is just around around the corner. I thought I’d get things started here on the blog with a sunny engagement shoot we did awhile back for Kathleen & Patrick’s wedding. We chose a few locations as backdrops and then had some fun. For me an engagement or portrait shoot starts with a lovely setting and light that also flatters the subjects. When these two elements are in place I can then focus on the couple, their expressions and the connection they have together. I love the results we got and look forward to shooting their wedding this summer.

     

    Meanwhile, Back at the Little Mexican Cooking School

    Two years ago my husband and I visited Puerto Morelos, Mexico and I discovered the Little Mexican Cooking School, on Avenida Rojo Gomez . Puerto Morelos is a great home base for exploring the Yucatan Peninsula and only 20 minutes south of Cancun. We came back to visit this year and it was fun all over again. The town has a laid back vibe and a coral reef just off shore. I finally tried snorkeling and it was amazing. But back to the school, last time the chef at the school was Chef Pablo Lopez Espinosa de los Monteros. Chef Pablo has since opened a fabulous place for breakfast and lunch in town called El Nicho. We ate there twice and it was perfection, just what Puerto Morelos needed. It already has a slew of excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.

    This year the chef in residence is Chef Alfonso Lopez De Anda and I had the pleasure of sitting in for his lesson in Mexican cooking. After a coffee and small bite the class began. We had a tour of chiles both fresh and dried. Everyone had a chance to try their noses at identifying them by smell alone. Then we created a few different salsas by mixing up the base ingredients and came up with our own unique combinations. I don’t think I’ll be buying salsa in a jar anymore. After that we all moved into the kitchen to prepare a tasty Mexican meal. I like meeting other travelers while learning some new recipes. The guacamole that I learned last time is now the only one I use. My husband loves it.

    I’m sorry to say I only shot the first course. I got so involved with mealtime chatter and the very delicious food that it slipped my mind. I think you get the picture anyway. Let me know if you have a chance to take a class there. The school is located inside the Casa Caribe Bed & Breakfast. They also have a wonderful Sunday brunch. Tell the owner Catriona that I sent you.

    March 10, 2014 - 11:24 pm

    Rhonda - Kathi,
    Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures. I’m reliving that day all over again…delicious food and fantastic company!

    Take care and maybe someday we will see you again.
    Rhonda

    March 12, 2014 - 5:50 pm

    isis rodriguez - yes, I have tried his classes and his food. he has this amazing ability to open up my senses to learn how to cook with my nose and not with a measuring cup! the smelling of chiles is just one is his ways in doing this. so glad i met chef alfonso! i wish him success as he is one hell of a talented man!

    March 13, 2014 - 11:13 pm

    Alfonso Lopez De Anda - Thank you soooooo very much…those are GREAT PICS, you did really catch the moment!

    Megan and Bill – Marry at the Wainwright House in Rye NY

    Here’s a breath of fresh air and sunshine to brighten up your cold day this winter. Megan & Bill had a stunning event at the Wainwright House. If you follow my blog you’ll know it’s a venue I’ve photographed often. When I shoot at a familiar venue I challenge myself to see things fresh. For this posting I mixed together the portraits of the couple, the key moments that tell the story and all the lovely details. It’s my way of covering a wedding in a nutshell.

    Megan and Bill had special touches everywhere from the compass escort table to the family made jars of honey. The details and decor had nautical touches like the monkey knots and anchors. The color scheme was a range of blues mixed with whites and pops of color in the bouquet. So fitting for the waterfront location.

    And now for some credits: the Wedding Gown is Monique Lhuillier, Hair and Make-Up by Once Upon a Bride, Ceremony music by Maura & Co., Floral Design by Lee Vazquez, Catering by Cornerstone Catering.  Last but not least my very wonderful second shooter was Miana Jun.

    Alexandre & Andrea – Photos in New York City – a Vacation Photo Shoot

    Alexandre & Andrea left sunny Brazil to celebrate the New Year in New York City. Lucky for them they picked the week we had a frigid cold spell and a snow storm. Alexandre planned a surprise photo shoot in Central Park for his wife and booked me for January first New Year’s Day at 9am. At first I thought it was a bit crazy, but soon realized that we might actually have the park to ourselves. It wasn’t totally deserted but enough to get some shots that are impossible at any other time. It was a fantastic way to greet the beginning of 2014. Happy New Year to everyone go forth and prosper.

     

    Jon & Roger – a New York City Wedding at the Plaza Athenee

    Jon & Roger planned an elegant NYC wedding this past fall. It all took place at the very chic Plaza Athenee. I love this intimate hotel for a wedding. It has all the elements you need for that classic New York City vibe, but on a smaller scale. Their listing on Pridezilla details wedding packages and they can acommadate  between 10 – 80 guests. Another great feature of this venue is its upper east side location among beautiful brownstones and Central Park. This is a treat for me, as you can see the great backdrops we had for photos. So many gorgeous spots are a short walk away and it adds to the wedding day fun. Mary Cawley is the very gracious and helpful contact person at the hotel. She helped the couple find their florist Diane Wagner of  Surroundings Flowers, and me the photographer. I also must include a shout out to their officiant, Barbara Ann Michaels the Jester of the Peace, and last but not least, Rita of Maridadi Couture. Jon’s jacket was custom made and was an amazing touch.

    It was my premier as a photographer of gay weddings. Thank you Jon & Roger, You’ll always be my first.

    December 5, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    Diane Wagner - Kathi,
    Thank you for capturing all the beautiful details of Jon nand Roger’s wedding day! They were such fun to work with and I always enjoy being at the Plaza Athenee with Mary Cawley!
    I hope to see oyu again soon,
    Diane

    December 5, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    Robert - Nice Kathi, I think this is some of your best work.