Photographing Runway: Alon Livné

Alon Livné, which was the last show I shot for at Bridal Fashion Week, actually went a long way to change my mind about wedding dresses. As I mentioned the other day, my viewpoint before this project was “who would pay five (or ten, or twenty) thousand dollars for a dress you’ll wear once?? That’s crazy!” But shooting Alon Livné’s runway show was a big part of changing my mind about that (not that I would necessarily spend that much, but now I get it a lot more). I don’t actually know how much these cost, but the editor I was traveling with said the price point was high. And you can really see the difference. So. Many. Pretty. Details! Delicate beading, elegant lace, beautiful silhouettes, gorgeous fabrics…it was such, such fun to photograph.

The venue for this show, The Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Society, was also lovely, and only a few blocks from my apartment! I’d walked by a million times and never knew what it was (actually still don’t really know, hah). All of the editors I was traveling with weren’t very happy about having to shlep alllll the way uptown (most of the other shows were downtown and on the West side), and I was like, cool guys, gonna walk home now! It was a nice way to end three overwhelming days, and I’m glad I got to photograph such a beautiful show to finish out the assignment.

That does it for Bridal Fashion Week! Hope you guys enjoyed seeing and hearing about the experience. If you want to see more of my photography feel free to pop on over to my portfolio site – and if you know anyone in NYC who’s looking for a photographer and you wanted to send them my way, I would be more than grateful!

photography by Jacqueline Clair

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