Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

Huffington Post | Feature Tuesday November 15, 2011 12:10PM PST Fashion, News, Wedding

A few weeks ago Huffington Post contacted me for some images from NYC Fall 2012 Bridal Fashion Week.  I am honored that they posted a few of my images HERE.

Behind the Scenes | Ines di Santo Monday November 7, 2011 2:11PM PST Fashion, News, Wedding

Ines di Santo puts her heart and soul into each collection she debuts. Her Fall 2012 NYC Bridal Market Collection was no different. Over the years, while being the bridal market photographer for Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine I have developed a dear friendship with Ines di Santo and her daughter Veronica. ( I had the privilege of shooting Veronica’s wedding several years ago!)  To be the house photographer for their Fall 2012 Bridal Collection was a blast.  There’s always so much going on behind the scenes.  Enjoy this peak into Ines Di Santo‘s Fall 2012 Bridal Collection.

Backstage after the show Ines di Santo ran into dear friend and Celebrity Wedding Coordinator Diann Valentine.

Veronica and Ines di Santo with Evelyn Lozada, and Diann Valentine.  To the right:  Diann Valentine with Grace Ormonde of Wedding Style Magazine.

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine’s Fall 2011 Issue hit stand last week.  Go to your nearest CVS or Barnes & Noble to get your copy.  I feel privileged to be featured in this fall’s issue as Grace Ormonde’s runway photographer, and to also have a few tabletops and bouquet spreads.  Getting to collaborate with Grace and her team at Wedding Style is always an honor.  Now hurry and go check out the latest issue!

To view more of my images from this issue of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine CLICK HERE, and to view more bridal runway CLICK HERE.

 

During my SoCal Shooting Workshop a few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of working with some amazing vendors who put together an All-American shoot just in time for the Fourth of July.  I am so stoked that Abby and her wonderful team at Style Me Pretty featured this shoot yesterday on July 4th!

(Stay tuned for a full post from this shoot).

To check out the Style Me Pretty Feature CLICK HERE.

To the amazing vendors involved:  thank you so so much for making this shoot happen; it was a blessing to get to work with you all!

Vendor Information:

Stylist and Floral Design:  Sussanna Davidson, French Buckets; Mary Lallande, Jays Catering

Creative Direction and Wardrobe Stylist:  Kat Harris, Mike Colón Photographers

Hair & Make-up:  Rachel Burney, Remba Productions

Models:  Henry (Brand Talent); Rachael

Linens:  Dahlia and Veronica, Designer Speciality Linens-OC

Pies & Treats:  Mary Lallande, Jays Catering

Paper Goods:  Amber & Ashley, Typologie & Co.

 

 

 

Atlanta, Georgia is the home of true southern hospitality and real sweet tea.

I love Atlanta weddings because they always embody the complete essence of southern class and charm.  Last summer I hosted an Atlanta wedding photographer workshop, and we ended our second day with a wonderfully styled Atlanta wedding shoot.  The wonderfully talented Joy Thigpen collaborated with my assistant Kat Harris to creatively design an Atlanta wedding with some southern charm.  Southern Weddings featured this shoot, and I am so excited that 8 of the Atlanta wedding photographers in attendance made the feature as well!

Due to the craziness of life I have yet to share this Atlanta wedding photographer shoot with you guys…so here it is.  I hope you enjoy!

To view more images from this Atlanta Wedding Photographers workshop CLICK HERE, and to learn more about my next shooting workshop in SoCal on June 23rd CLICK HERE.

To view our Southern Weddings Atlanta Wedding Feature CLICK HERE.

Thank you to the talented vendors who created this Atlanta wedding shoot with elegance and class!

Creative Director & Stylist:  Joy Thigpen

Photographer:  Mike Colón

Models:  Sussanna & Kenneth McMillan

Hair & Make-up:  Lauren Bricken

Invitations:  Paisley Papers

Gown:  Allie from Joann Pillow Bridal Salon

Location:  Waters Mill Wedding and Events

 

 

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 .

 

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.

 

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Bridal Shoot

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Resort Bridal Shoot

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Resort Bridal Shoot

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Resort Bridal Shoot

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Resort Bridal Shoot

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Resort Bridal Shoot

Mike Colon Newport Coast Workshop Montage Resort Bridal Shoot

It’s always a treat to photograph weddings at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach.  The Montage Resort is one of the finest venues in Southern California and any wedding photographer would consider themselves lucky to shoot on such a beautiful property.  This is why I chose The Montage Resort in Laguna as the location for my wedding photography workshop shoot.  Jamie Puffer (Catering manager for The Montage Resort) was kind enough to allow my group of wedding photographers to shoot at the Montage Resort.  The backdrop was beautiful as always, and the talented team of world class vendors we pulled together for the shoot set us up for some beautiful images.  If you are a photographer interested in joining me for a shoot like this, be sure to check out The Seven Workshop Vegas.  It’s going to be a rad time!  CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Vendors:

-Gown & Jewelry:  Jennifer Flatten, Mon Amie Bridal

-Suit:  Hugo Boss, Shirt:  Lucky, Sperry Top Siders:  Nordstrom’s; Tie:  Macy’s

-Make-up & Hair:  Rachel Burney

-Stylist:  Kat Harris

-Flowers:  Sussanna Davidson, French Buckets

-Pies and Treats:  Jays Catering

-Rentals:  Classic Rentals

-Linens:  Wildflower Linens

-Location:  Jamie Puffer, The Montage Resort Laguna Beach

-Models:  Adam and Jessica Seeley

Ines DiSanto Bridal Gown Collection 2011 Market Runway New York City

Ines DiSanto 2011 Collection - New York City Bridal Market

Marchesa Bridal Collection 2011 Market Runway New York City

Marchesa Bridal Collection 2011 Market Runway New York City

I just received a copy of the 2011 issue of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine and was so excited to see which images Grace, Tracy and the Wedding Style editors chose from the last New York Market Week for their bridal fashion runway spreads.  It is such an honor and a privilege to be the exclusive Market Week runway fashion photographer for Grace Ormonde for the last 5 years or so.  It’s a demanding job photographing upwards of 30 runway shows for top bridal gown designers in NYC including Ines DiSanto, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Angel Sanchez, Vera Wang, Oscar De La Renta and many more.  Above images are taken from the Spring Summer 2011 issue.

To see more of my published Runway images from Wedding Style’s current issue CLICK HERE.  To view published Floral & Décor images from the current issue CLICK HERE.

Beauty in the Streets of New Orleans Monday December 6, 2010 10:59PM PST Fashion, Wedding

Sydney Fincher in New Orleans by Mike Colón®

Sydney Fincher in New Orleans by Mike Colón®

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 50mm F1.2, Alien Skin Exposure T-MAX P3200

Jessica Granger in New Orleans by Mike Colón®

Jessica Granger in New Orleans by Mike Colón®

Jessica Granger in New Orleans by Mike Colón®
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 70-200mm F2.8, Alien Skin Exposure Fuji Pro 160S

Last month, I traveled to New Orleans to lead a shooting workshop of 15 photographers for the Pictage Partner Conference.  The title of my program was “Trashy-Chic Bridal Fashion”.  During the workshop, I talked about my thought process behind choosing different lenses, settings, and backdrops.  I also shared with the group how I find neutral yet dynamic light sources when I’m shooting with available light. To accomplish the “Trashy-Chic” vision, we brought in the usual ringers:  Stylist Brandi Brownlee and Hair Genius Stormie Robinson.  Our stunning models were none other than Sydney Fincher and Jessica Granger.  Special thanks to my assistant Kat Harris who put the whole thing together from California and to Mon Amie Bridal Salon for providing the gowns.