Kathy Marciante Photography

Connecticut Baby, Children, Senior, and Family Portrait Photographer

Chocolate Cupcakes

After finishing my 365 project I took about a month off. I needed to rejuvenate my creativity. I’m starting to get myself back in the game. Tonight, my daughter made some chocolate cupcakes. I couldn’t resist playing around and taking a few shots. Enjoy!

Gorgeous Chocolates

Today I received this box of handmade chocolates from a woman at work. Her son is a chocolatier in NY. When I opened the box I couldn’t believe how gorgeous they were!! I couldn’t wait to come home and take a few shots of them ….and now I get to indulge in these tasty treats!
Mmmmm….sorry I can’t share with you – I would if I could:)
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Preparing for Thanksgiving – CT Food Photographer

I thought I’d share  my new love with you  – food photography. If you’ve visited my 365 project you’ve notice a lot of food shots. I’ve really grown to love preparing and taking them. Tonight I was making stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer for  Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. It was a perfect opportunity to take a few shots. Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving and as always, there is so much to be thankful for!

All Because of Grace – Recipes and Stories – Connecticut Photographer

This has been an exciting week! Today the cookbook containing recipes and stories arrived and it looks great! I honored to do the photo for the cover. They are now on sale through Yes! Grace Rocks Foundation. All money goes to help children and their families with brain tumors or brain injury. Over 200 children’s book authors and illustrators contributed recipes their stories.

Check it out – order one for yourself and some for your holiday gift list!!

Autumn is here – CT Photographer

Here’s a little piece of autumn. In between all the portraits, I’ve been working on my creative outlets – still lifes which I enjoy so much. Stop by my flickr project for more.

2010 HVCA Show at the Danbury Fair Mall – Connecticut Photographer

It’s time once again for the 2010 Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance  (HVCA) Juried Art Exhibit at the Danbury Fair Mall. If you haven’t been you need to stop by this year and see all the awesome art work! All mediums are displayed  and for sale including Photography. My image “Onion” was accepted and is on display from September 10th – 22nd center court. I’m thrilled to be a part of the exhibit again this year!!

Always learning

The thing I love about photography is that there is always something to learn. I still get sooooo excited to learn something new! Last week I attended a seminar at B & H presented by Neil van Niekerk a fabulous wedding and portrait photographer who has mastered the craft of on camera flash. I know what your thinking…and it’s not your average on camera flash. He created gorgeous directional lighting for his portraits without all these fancy lights and gear.  I decide to try it on some of my food photography that I shot the other evening for my 365 project  and I was very pleased with the results. What do you think? I did use a small reflector to fill in the shadow a bit. Check out Neil’s work on his blog Tangets.

2011 Seniors are Here!!

I had a great senior session the other day with the sweetest girl! You know how you can just tell when someone is a great person. She coaches girls basketball and has three colleges in mind. We took a ride up to Kent Falls and stopped along the way to get a variety of shots. I just LOVE the ones we took of her with her book!! It even matched her color scheme. She did and awesome job picking out outfits for the session! Can’t wait to show her all of her images but for now here’s a few. If you visit please leave a comment and help her to get a complimentary 5×7!

If you are interested in a casual senior session, please contact me to reserve your date!

We squeezed in a few of her adorable sister!

Baked Blueberry Cookies and a Story

I’m working on ideas for the cover of a fundraising recipe book and their stories.  I’m very excited about this project!! Tonight I was able to take a few shots. I can’t give the title away yet or the special guest authors that will be contributing their stories but stay in touch for the  big reveal in a few months!

365 Project

I’m more than half way through my 365 project!!! For those of you who don’t know..Jan 1, 2009 I committed to taking a photo a day for a year. It’s a great excercise in discipline and breaking out of your comfort zone. For me that’s taking something other than portraits. I wanted to learn more about product and still life photography and also master my off camera flash. Well so far this project has been well worth it!!  Not only have I improved my photography but I developed  flckr friend and support from around the world. It really is so amazing! In the process, I’ve also discovered that I love food photography.  I’ve posted a few images but please visit my flickr stream (link below) and see the  202 photos (as of today) that I’ve taken. I post everyday so if you enjoy looking at photos and are curious as to what I’ll shoot next….stop by!! If you don’t have a flickr account I also post them to Facebook where I’d be thrilled if you left a comment. Send me some ideas of what you’d like to see!!

365 Project

Enjoy your day!!

K