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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.

Melanie & Mike’s wedding earlier this year consisted of two parts. The first was an intimate ceremony on Thursday at Mike’s parent’s home. Then that Saturday they invited friends and family to celebrate with a cool cocktail party at Haven’s Kitchen. The venue is a unique space near Union Square. Part cooking school, part specialty food shop and varied event space, it has a mission and a vibe that resonates with people who care about food. They even took care of the floral arrangements. Mel’s dress was a fabulous choice by Alice & Olivia. The cake was made with love by the bride/pastry chef at Mini Melanie, yes there is a connection. The light that afternoon was gorgeous and we all enjoyed a wonderful time.

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You might recognize these two. Alex and Andrea were here on January 1st and we had an early morning shoot in Central Park. Well they came back to NYC for another visit before the baby is born. This time we shot in Dumbo and even though it was too early to ride the Carousel, we had loads of great spots to use as a Brooklyn backdrop. The light that morning gave a beautiful soft glow to many of the pictures.New York City Portrait shootNew York City Portrait shootNew York City Portrait shootNew York City Portrait shootNew York City Portrait shootNew York City Portrait shootNew York City Portrait shootNew York City Portrait shootNew York City Portrait shoot

  • August 19, 2014 - 7:35 pm

    Alex - Just perfect!!! We love it!!!You are the best!!

Just this April I had the pleasure of shooting Isobel & Brian’s wedding in Washington DC. It was planned for the day which is usually the height of cherry blossom season, however because of this year’s cold spell it ended up being a week before peak. It didn’t really matter because the weather was beautiful, the couple had smiles all day long, the ceremony was intimate and the party was a blast. As I scroll through the photos the feelings of love, connection and joy all come back to me.

The ceremony took place at The Friends Meeting House of Washington DC. The space is the simplest of venues. Without distractions the couple and their guests became the focus. The room was enhanced by white pillows on the benches and candles lined up in front. A single guitarist provided the music. At one point of the service everyone joined hands. It created a real feeling of connection.

The reception was held at The Metropolitan Club where the style moved from simple to elegant.  The floral arrangements by Petals Edge were white with soft pink accents. The centerpieces were cherry blossom branches. Sara Muchnick was the planner who with her team did a fabulous job. Miana Jun was my always wonderful second shooter.

As I look through all these photos I love how they weave together to tell the story. The energy builds and really connects you to the celebration even if you just know them from my blog. Thanks to everyone who made this a most wonderful wedding.

 

Some of the other vendors:

Band: Millennium 

Invitations- Michelle’s Memos

Hair- Thania Trieu 

Make up- Beauty N the Bride 

Transportation- Linder and Associates

Lighting- Digital Lightning

Rentals- Party Rental LTD 

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.

 

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 13, 2014 - 11:13 pm

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

  • 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 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