My good friends over at The Fresh Air Fund hired me to be a photographer at their annual spring gala this summer. The event was held at Tavern on the Green, and it was star studded. Pictured above are just a few of the VIP’s that came out to support the FAF, Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe, starring in the upcoming movie Precious, and the director Lee Daniels. Even though it’s not set to release in theaters ’till November, it’s been getting tons of press lately (mostly due to Oprah touching it with her golden fingers). A short summery from the IMDB page for the film:
“In Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.”
Looks like it’s going to be a good one, i’ll be seeing it for sure. Gabby also seemed like a complete doll, and was loving every minute on the red carpet (check out my Portraits & Events gallery for more photos)!
*A helpful photo tip that I had to relearn the hard way during this shoot: ALWAYS bring double and triple backup equipment of everything! My trusty Canon 580EX completely died during the middle of this event, and even the hardcore paparazzi guys couldn’t help me. Thank god I brought a backup camera body that had a pop-up flash on it. Not perfect, but it was better than nothing in a jam and I was thankful I threw it in my camera bag that morning. As Tim Gunn says, “Make it work!”