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Tatiana Valerie on Fox 5 News’ family segment

December 20, 2019

On December 18th, 2019 Tatiana Valerie was featured on Fox 5 News’ Family segment where she was sharing her tips and tricks on creating the best family photos for the holiday season. Sometimes it is tricky to get kids to look into a camera but the task is not impossible. It requires a bit of creativity and… a cartoon playing on a screen placed directly above the lens. The main trick is to keep the kids full, well-rested and entertained! Watch the segment to learn more!

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Styled luncheon at MiMA, Manhattan 2019

October 4, 2019

Styled luncheon at MiMA organized by Tatiana Valerie

In the beginning of May 2019 Tatiana Valerie at Artvesta Studio and Raul Gamboa at Food Design Conceptual Events decided to organize a styled shoot that would showcase and capture the elaborate culinary creations of Raul’s company.

“If we are going to prepare delectable meals for the shoot, maybe we could invite our close industry friends to enjoy them?”, said Raul. This is how the idea of a styled luncheon came to life. The rest is history.

I reached out to Olha at Sense Of Moment for help with brainstorming. The task we faced was challenging — we had eleven people to feed and entertain and we wanted to do it in style, of course.

The event was going to take place at an intimate, private, residents-only event space at Tatiana’s building on West 42nd St. That alone presented a challenge because of the space’s non-commercial nature and therefore limitations. For instance, Olha’s signature design style incorporates candles but the building did not allow using any kind of candles under any circumstances.

The project seemed to be growing bigger and more complex every day, but, as it happens, with real professionals in the event industry, everything worked out picture-perfect! Kudos to our wonderful event partners:

Photography: @artvestastudio | artvestastudio.com
Culinary experience: @foodesign_ce
Design and coordination: @senseofmoment.ny | foodesignce.com
Florals: @threenotchflorals | threenotchflorals.com
Stationery: @icandothat_design | icandothatdesign.com
Cake favors: @mydaughterscakes | mydaughterscakes.com
Rentals: @broadwaypartyrentals | broadwaypartyrentals.com
Linens: @bbjlinen | bbjlinen.com

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A Walk Through The Woods winter styled wedding shoot at Intercontinental New York Barclay

October 2, 2019

Tatiana Valerie's editorial feature in Sophisticated Wedding magazine 2019

It all started with an idea. An idea about a perfect wedding in winter wonderland.

Cold months weddings in New York City are not as popular as summer or fall ones but Diana at Diana LaMer Events wanted to challenge that stereotype with breathtaking designs and magazine-quality photographs.

A winter wonderland “Walk Through The Woods” styled wedding shoot matched Intercontinental New York Barclay ballroom’s decor perfectly: the grey and blue-ish motifs got our team’s creative juices flowing.

After a million of back-and-forth texts, emails, and Instagram messages, Diana came up with a mood board that was uniquely fresh and exciting. The under-saturated look and cool white balance were the things that I was, literally, shooting for. Most of it was post-production but I am a Photoshop ninja so the challenge was accepted!

And all the hard work paid off. We received a full-page editorial feature in Sophisticated Weddings magazine’s 2019 Volume II!

Huge thanks to all the wonderful event professionals, who contributed their talent and time to create and capture the magic!

Planning: @diana_la_mere_events
Photography: @artvestastudio
Stationery: @cecinewyork
Cake: @cakes_by_nicolle
Rentals: @partyrentalltd
Jewelry: @david_bader_ny_diamonds
Florals: @floraliesevents
MUA: @shesaidyesbeauty
Venue: @interconbarclay
Bridal gown: @kleinfeldbridal
Groom’s tux: @theblacktux
Bridal gown: @reemacrawedding
Bridal gown: @carolinaherrera 
Linens: @nuagedesignsinc

 

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Kelsie & Noah’s Summer Wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC

August 23, 2019

Sweet young couple Kelsie and Noah joined their hearts in a lush wedding ceremony on July 13th, 2019 at Ravel Hotel located in the trendy Long Island City, NYC. It was such a delightful, happy, and fun day! Everything was just perfect and I am so excited to share these photos! The couple’s precious fur baby Ellie deserves special credit for being the exclusive ring bearer!

Beautiful views of Ravel Hotel, LIC - wedding day
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride's preparations
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride's preparations
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - groom's preparations
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride's preparations
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - the first look bride and groom
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - couple on the rooftop
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - couple by the ivy wall
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - bride and groom photos together
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - happy bride
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - bride and groom photos together
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - bride and groom photo together
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - bride, groom and the bridal party
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - bride, groom and the bridal party
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - walking down the aisle
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - walking down the aisle
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - wedding ceremony ring exchange
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - bride is walking on the terrace - end of wedding ceremony
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Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - challah breaking
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - wedding reception
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - speeches
Summer wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC - fathers dance

Here is the couple’s story:
 
Kelsie & Noah are both acappella nerds and met in their post-collegiate group, Blackout. One day Noah took Kelsie back to the place where they met, the place he auditioned for the acappella group and popped the question!
 
From the bride & groom:
We wanted our wedding to be formal but we asked our guests to lean towards colorful attire! Kelsie bought her dress at Sarah Seven and Noah got his tux from Indochino. Both of our shopping experiences were incredible and we highly recommend both places!
 
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding?
For the most part, our ceremony and reception were secular. We did, however, incorporate a chuppah into our ceremony. During our reception, we had Noah’s grandfather cut the challah and our whole party danced to the horah!
 
What is your best memory from your wedding?
Kelsie surprised Noah by getting up with the band and singing Noah’s favorite song. We also were blown away by all the love and excitement when we entered our reception for the first time!
 
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Use a day-of planner, whether it be a friend or a professional. Having someone else to take care of about all the crazy day-of mishaps will give you a chance to relax and enjoy the day before it all flies by. 
 

What gifts did you give to your bridesmaids and groomsmen?

Kelsie gave each bridesmaid a matching set of pajamas, a travel carry-on bag, and a few other fun little things like monogrammed tumblers and tote bags with the wedding hashtag that Kelsie handpainted.
Noah gave each groomsmen monogrammed cufflinks and a bottle of their favorite liquor.
 
What were your gifts for one another?
We gave each other the trip of a lifetime, a safari and beach trip in East Africa!
 
What was your ceremony entrance song?
Crazy in Love – Jay Z and Beyonce
 
What was your first dance song?
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
 
Vendors:
Photography and Videography: ArtVesta Studio
Florals: FLO NY Events
Wedding dress: Sarah Seven
Groom’s attire: Indochino
 

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Jaden’s New York City Bar Mitzvah – Hornblower New York

May 2, 2019

The Earth Day 2018 was celebrated by many but it was especially festive for Jaden’s family and friends. April 22nd was also Jaden’s very special birthday, he became Bar Mitzvah and his parents threw him the best party ever — a beautiful and fun river cruise on Hornblower’s Hybrid yacht. Surrounded by family and friends, Jaden, his family and friends enjoyed stunning views of Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline while munching on delectable foods and sipping yummy drinks. It was definitely a grand and FUN party to remember!

Jaden's NYC Bar Mitzvah West End Synagogue
Jaden's Bar Mitzvah family photo west end synagogue family photo
HornBlower New York Hybrid Bar Mitzvah party setup
HornBlower New York Hybrid boat
Bar Mitzvah cake and felt flowers decorations
Hornblower New York Bar Mitzvah Party - guests are watching slideshow
Bar Mitzvah Candid Shot
Candid shot - Bar Mitzvah
Kids shot bar mitzvah hornblower new york
Downtown Monhattan skyline as seein from hornblower cruise ship
Candid shots bar mitzvah on Hornblower New York
Bar Mitzvah DJ games Hornblower New York
Group shot bar mitzvah boy
Hornblower New York Bar Mitzvah party - family is blowing the candles
View of Statue of Liberty from Hornblower New York
Candy bar Bar Mitzvah Hornblower New York
Bar Mitzvah Hornblower New York - guest sign in
Bar Mitzvah children's games
Bar Mitzvah Hornblower New York saying goodbye to guests

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BrideLux 2019 at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London, UK

March 31, 2019

The extravagant BrideLux 2019 at Intercontinental Barclay hotel in NYC inspired me to attend their next event in London. From the newest trends in bridal fashion to the most elaborate chef’s desert creations, finest champagne and authentic French macarons, lavish floral arrangements, inspiring table settings and elegant entertainment, BrideLux was a luxury wedding planning dream.
 
At the event, I had the pleasure of speaking with a few remarkable local event professionals but we really hit it off with Tina Patel. She is the owner and creative director of Sugar Box Events, a boutique company specializing in creating custom desert walls for weddings and events.
 
Tina’s main inspiration is her clients themselves. Her company offers countless desert options that are incredibly intricate and customizable to the event’s color scheme and theme as well as clients’ cultural backgrounds.
 
Sugar Box Events currently mostly serves the UK market but she is open to bringing her craft to the world’s finest destinations.
 
BrideLux truly presents an incredible opportunity to connect with some of the finest luxury event professionals from all over the world and I look forward to being a part of more BrideLux events in the future.
 
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ArtVesta Studio is featured in New York Weddings magazine 2018

November 14, 2018

We are beyond thrilled to announce that our work was featured in the Fall 2018 issue of New York Weddings magazine as a full-page editorial.

Keisha and Liz’s epic love story deserved to be told to the world and I am so thrilled that it will forever remain on the pages of this iconic publication.

Click HERE  to read Liz & Keisha’s wedding feature on our blog.

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Dani & Yaw’s celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace, NYC

October 10, 2018

At the end of July, I had the pleasure of photographing not just an elegant and magnificent but celestial wedding of two beautiful people, Danielle and Yaw. It was a quintessential city wedding with the bride and groom getting ready at The Marmara hotel located steps away from their wedding venue, the Midtown Loft and Terrace.

The Marmara Park Avenue’s spacious terraces feature the breathtaking views of the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and downtown Manhattan.

Dani was walking on the stars in her dreamy and floating Pnina Tornai dress and her classy see through Christian Louboutin stilettos adorned with crystals. Dani’s outfit made her look like an angel enveloped gracefully in the clouds. To finish off the look, Dani’s glittering headpiece really made her Queen of the Stars.

It was such a beautiful and dreamy wedding, quite literally because this WAS, indeed, Dani’s dream perfectly executed in one memorable night.

I asked Dani to share their love story with me and it is as beautiful as this charming couple!

Yaw and I met officially the last week before our college graduation. I was a transfer student, so we almost graduated college without meeting one another. The last week of graduation, Yaw threw a party for the graduates and I accompanied a mutual friend to his party. We met that night, we became friends and soon after a couple. We dated throughout our 20’s, separating once for about a year and a half and then we found our way back to one another. Shortly after our reconciliation, surprise we were pregnant! Yaw took me to Paris for my 30th birthday and proposed to me by the Eiffel Tower and I said yes, of course. Then we saved for our wedding and on July 28th, 2018, I married my best friend!

Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - the ring shot
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - bride and her dress
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - shoes and invitation
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - bride's preparations shot
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - bride's getting ready
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - groom's preparations
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - groom's preparations
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - bride is getting dressed
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace- bride is putting on her shoes
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - first look
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - walking down the aisle
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - bride waling down the aisle
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - first kiss
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - pretty pink decor
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - pretty gold cake
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - embracing kiss
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - grand entrance
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - first dance
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace - speeches
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace
Celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace

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New York fashion week preview at The Ravel hotel

October 8, 2018

On the eve of the New York bridal fashion week, October 3rd, 2018, event professionals community had a big celebration at the luxurious Ravel hotel in Long Island City. The elaborate celebration featured exquisite gowns by Kleinfeld Bridal, Pnina Tornai, Randy Fenoli, Jaclyn Jordan, Sarah Jassir, Designer Loft, Yumi Katsura, and Galia Lahav. The after party at the reception room of the hotel was so much fun and some might even call it over the top! The abundance of delectable foods and beverages, top-notch bar staff and DJ made it the party to remember for the crème de la crème of the New York event industry folks.

Artvesta photographers provided photography coverage for the event and we had a blast doing so! While Tatiana, the owner and primary photographer, mingled with the guest, our wonderful photographers Jelo and Isaiah, were busy documenting the festivities.

As always, the room was full of familiar faces…some of them were VERY familir, such as Randy Fenoli, an American television presenter and fashion designer who is mainly known for his work on Wedding Dresses and his own TV Show Randy’s Wedding Rescue and Say Yes to the Dress.

 

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Thank you, Sophisticated Weddings New York Edition for featuring the photo gallery. All images were captured by Artvesta Studio’s photographers.

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The Practical vs The Traditional. The First Look at a Wedding.

August 2, 2018

Wedding traditions often times will come in conflict with capturing the most important posed photos at a wedding, such as family pictures, bridal party pictures, and couples portraits.

If you follow strictly with tradition, the most important shots happen right after the ceremony because the first time the bride and groom see each other is during the ceremony.

The challenge with the traditional way is organizing group photos when everyone is already tired, hungry, and don’t look their best any more. Sometimes it is impossible to hunt down all the family members for the pictures as they are already enjoying the food and drinks at the cocktail hour, all scattered around.

The solution to this often overlooked problem is simple – the first look!

 

First look is a moment staged by a planner and a wedding photographer for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony.

The first look is a very romantic and emotional moment that is not only very special for a couple but it also helps to save a lot of precious time and give the couple peace of mind. Instead of taking couple’s portraits, family photos, and bridal party photos after the ceremony, when everyone is tired and eager to eat, drink, and party all these important photos are taken care of right after the first look, when everyone is still enthusiastic and looks fresh.

First look is the answer to a no-stress pre-ceremony photo shoot … and you will be able to swing right into the cocktail hour, have your first drink, meet and greet your guests minutes after you say your “I do’s”

 

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