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Day in the Life : the Restiano’s

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I have been conceptualizing a project for my studio, and I finally decided to give it a go. I have always photographed children, and always said that I am putting way to much pressure on these kids. There are a few things that stress kids out and all of those seem to be thrown at them in a quick one hour session. They have to meet a new person, wear some crazy outfit and the worst of all, SMILE. I have heard hundreds of parents begging these little guys to, “smile. please smile. if you smile I will buy you a Mercedes.” Okay, maybe not a Mercedes; but for sure they were going to get any new toy they want.  : )

For this reason I decided not pressure everyone, parents included, into a one hour session. I want to spend a few hours with you guys. All the details have not ironed out yet, but the concept is to be sort of “a fly on the wall”. I show up around breakfast and shoot all the little moments that unfold. After around half a day of shooting, I feel that I will have such a relationship built with each family that I will for sure get more than the one shot everyone is always praying for.

So, for my first attempt at this I decided to photograph the Restiano family. Yeah, yeah that’s my family so its not really hard. Anyway, this morning when I woke up I grabbed my camera and started shooting all the little moments that Catherine and I usually take for granted. Here are just a few of the hundreds of photos I shot.





G got to wear her new kicks in honor of this special day!

G got to wear her new kicks in honor of this special day!


After breakfast we headed out to our cousins house to enjoy the warm weather. G swiped this cool tricycle.





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November 28, 2008 at 10:46 pm

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Thanks for the help.

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WOW, I never thought I would get such a great response : )
So Irvington it is, all I need is to find some space!

In response to some of the comments below:

Mark. As a loyal tax paying citizen, I’m doing my part in keeping the bridge OUT of the water.
Christina. I thought the map would get a chuckle. If you liked that I will email you my stick figure giraffe and elephant, two of gretchens favorites.
Jo. Looks like your gonna have to get in your car to come see me.
Jake. Yes Hiku is the best, but obviously you have never eaten at the Red Hat. Oh my god that is the best food in Westchester. And its located right on Bridge street!!!!

Thanks for the help everyone. In reality I’m not 100% sure yet that I’m moving, I will give everyone plenty of notice before the day comes. Thanks for the help. I have such a great bunch of people supporting me!!!

Written by Ricky Restiano

November 20, 2008 at 10:12 pm

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Another year!

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If you called the office today you undoubtedly got the machine. I decided to take the day off and spend my birthday with my girls. Yes another year has passed, I can’t bring myself to say my age so I got my little G-Star to throw up a gang sign to tell everyone how old I am. I will be back in the office bright and early tomorrow one very long year older!!



Written by Ricky Restiano

November 10, 2008 at 10:50 pm

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No wedding today, but still lots to do

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I only have one wedding this weekend. So, instead of just hanging out and relaxing, I filled my schedule doing some food photography at my favorite restaurant Zuppa in Yonkers.





Before that I had the pleasure of attending a four year old birthday party for my niece, Scarlett.




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November 8, 2008 at 5:12 pm

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look who stopped by!

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Baby stella 46 days old!!

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November 7, 2008 at 4:18 pm

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Still laughing

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I walked in to the office today and ronnie had boxed a proof job with these two pictures as the cover images. Every time I look over I laugh!


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November 6, 2008 at 5:14 pm

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cristina + vinny : 2008.10.26

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October 27, 2008 at 9:42 am

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