Archive for May, 2011

New York City’s Central Park has always been my favorite backdrop for wedding photography shoots.  In April, I conducted a styled shooting workshop for New York City wedding photographers in Central Park.   I was very fortunate to have renowned New York wedding stylist Jacqueline Weppner of Mercí New York along with my talented assistant Kat Harris to help style this unique shoot for myself and the 10 New York City wedding photographers who were in attendance.  Despite the low temperatures that day and the threat of rain forecasted for New York City, we pulled off an amazing photo shoot with exciting results!  As with most of my New York City Wedding Photographer Workshops and wedding photographer workshops around the country, my hard-working staff will submit the images for publication.  This workshop was no different and the result…. six out of the ten New York City wedding photographers were featured on Style Me Pretty one of New York City’s premier wedding blogs!

If you want to learn more about my next Wedding Photographer Workshop (to be held in Orange County, California on June 23rd)  CLICK HERE.

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

Central Park Wedding Photographer

To view more images from this shoot CLICK HERE.

Click here for the Style Me Pretty feature for this New York City Wedding Photography Workshop!

Thank you to all the amazing vendors and sponsors that were involved in this shoot!  I can’t wait to work with you all again!

Mike Colón New York City Wedding Photographer Workshop

Vendor Information:

Sponsors:  Pixel2CanvasLeather Craftsmen.

Stylist:  Jacqueline Weppner, Mercí New York

Floral design: Lori Meigel, Merci New York

Hair & Makeup:  Michelle, Pink Comb Salon

Models:  Johan, Gabi

Gowns: Gabriella Bridal Salon (Long dress is Sassi Holford, “fleur” gown.  Short dress is Allison Paris, “short feather dress in white.”

Accessories:  Preston and Olivia:  floral veil.  Sara Gabriel:   hairpiece paired with the Allison Paris feather gown; J Crew:   Nude ballet flats, men’s shirt, bow tie; Club Monaco:   Faux fur cropped jacket.

Jewelry:  Rent the Runway: featuring Miriam Haskell, Nicole Miller, and Erickson Beamon.

Men’s suiting and formalwear: Rothman’s New York;  Tallia:  Pin stripe sport jacket .  Hugo Boss:  Pants .

 

Last month I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Liesl from The Photography Parlour, a UK based photographer’s forum.  I’m excited to announce that the interview is now live.  To listen to the interview and learn more about The Photography Parlour CLICK HERE.

I’m so excited to be featured on Style Me Pretty today.  My NYC Shooting Workshop styled by the ever talented Jackie Weppner of Mercí New York is featured on Style Me Pretty’s Local NYC blog.  I want to give a special thank you to my hard working and super talented associate photographer Kat Harris who made this shoot happen!  Kat you rock!

Stay tuned for my next blog featuring the full shoot.

Shout out to all the amazing vendors who helped make this NYC Shooting Workshop happen:

Mike Colón NYC Shooting Workshop

Vendor Information:

Stylist:  Jacqueline Weppner, Mercí New York

Floral design: Lori Meigel, Merci New York

Hair & Makeup:  Michelle, Pink Comb Salon

Models:  JohanGabi

Gowns: Gabriella Bridal Salon (Long dress is Sassi Holford, “fleur” gown.  Short dress is Allison Paris, “short feather dress in white.”

Accessories:  Preston and Olivia:  floral veil.  Sara Gabriel:   hairpiece paired with the Allison Paris feather gown; J Crew:   Nude ballet flats, men’s shirt, bow tie; Club Monaco:   Faux fur cropped jacket.

Jewelry:  Rent the Runway: featuring Miriam HaskellNicole Miller, and Erickson Beamon.

Men’s suiting and formalwear: Rothman’s New York;  Tallia, Pin stripe sport jacket:  Hugo Boss, Pants.

 

I’m so excited to announce the coming new educational dvd “On Location with Mike Colón: Jamaica”!!  Ashley and her team at Fourth Floor Media have put so much hard work into the production of this video and it is going to be my best video to date!!!  I can’t wait for the full version to be available within the next couple of weeks!  For now, enjoy the trailer!

Cinematographer:  Ashley, Fourth Floor Media

Music:  ‘May it be a Sweet Sound’ by Adam Pasion from the Mike Colón Signature Series Vol I on Triple Scoop Music

Vera Wang | New York Bridal Runway Friday May 13, 2011 5:30PM PST Fashion, News, Wedding

For the last seven years I have had the opportunity to photograph runway shows for Vera Wang wedding dresses in New York.  Vera Wang continually designs elegantly tailored silhouettes.  The Vera Wang Spring 2012 wedding dresses offered a feminine color palette of greys, nudes, and blushes which created simple yet breathtaking wedding dresses.

Special thanks to Grace Ormonde for giving me the opportunity to photograph Vera Wang 2012 wedding dresses.  Enjoy these images I shot for the Vera Wang 2012 wedding dress runway show.

Romona Keveza | Behind the Scenes Thursday May 12, 2011 12:16PM PST News

I’ve been photographing Romona Keveza‘s runway shows for about 14 seasons straight now.  I love how consistent Romona Keveza’s wedding gown designs are.  Year after year Romona somehow pulls off a modern yet timeless and classic line of wedding gowns that become top sellers in the couture wedding gown marketplace.  Romona Keveza’s wedding gown designs are reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, portraying a simple and innocent yet sexy and empowered bride.

 

This year, I was asked by Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine to shoot a behind the scenes story of Romona Keveza’s runway show in NYC.  Here is a sneak peak of a few images I liked from the photo shoot.

 

Romona Keveza New York Runway Photographer

Romona Keveza New York Runway Photographer

Romona Keveza New York Runway Photographer

Romona Keveza New York Runway Photographer

Romona Keveza New York Runway Photographer

Romona Keveza New York Runway Photographer

Romona Keveza New York Runway Photographer

Romona Keveza New York Runway Photographer

Romona Keveza New York Runway Photographer

Romona Keveza New York Runway Photographer

Romona Keveza New York Runway Photographer

Romona Keveza New York Runway Photographer

Sabine and Peter eloped in Vegas a year before I met them, but Peter promised Sabine the wedding she always dreamed of.  He kept his promise and gave her exactly what she wanted; a wedding adorned in feathers in Santa Barbara at the The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara.  From her gown to the center aisle, and every detail at her reception (including a feather hurricane to end the night) Sabine got her feathers. I was a bit worried how my dear friend and celebrity wedding designer Ava Carroll-Brown from Brownstone Place was going to pull it off.  But of course, with her sophisticated taste and team of professionals including King Dahl Event Design and Roberta Karsch-Resource One she made it happen with style and class!

I always love photographing weddings at The Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara because of the friendly staff and amazing backdrops!  It’s a wedding photographer’s dream!  I’ve been anxious to share this wedding on the blog but had to wait until it was featured on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style’s Real Weddings.  Now that the wedding has been published, I can share the wedding photos with you.  Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think!  A special thanks to Ava Carroll-Brown and The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara for making my job so easy.

Santa Barbara Four Seasons Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Four Seasons Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

Santa Barbara Biltmore Wedding Photographer

To see more images from this Santa Barbara Biltmore Four Seasons Wedding  CLICK HERE.

Vendor Information:

Photographer:  Mike Colón Photographers

Wedding Coordinator:  Ava Carroll-Brown; Brownstone Place

Location:  The Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara, CA.

Floral Designer:  King Dahl Event Design

Linens:  Roberta Karsch-Resource One

Lighting:  The Right Lights

Custom Jewelry:  Christie & Co.


A Day at The Beach | Grace Ormonde Feature Monday May 2, 2011 12:11PM PST News, Wedding

Today I’m excited to announce that Grace Ormonde Wedding Style is featuring Sabine & Peter’s Santa Barabara wedding at the Biltmore.  It’s an honor to be Wedding Style’s ‘Real Wedding’ of the week.  To view the post and here their story CLICK HERE.  Later this week I’ll do the long awaited post from this wedding…stay tuned!