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lisa + pete : 2009.9.21

I’m sure you all know Ronnie by now. If not he is the person that I spend most of my time with. Yes even more time then I spend with my wife. Well this wedding is Ronnie’s older brother Pete. Leading up to this wedding I was giving ronnie such a hard time about the speech, and the day off so he could be the best man. I am happy to report that Ronnie’s speech was one of the best, best man speeches I’ve heard in a while, Way to go Ron! All the photos were taken at Fordham University in the bronx, I love shooting at Fordham. If your alumni lets talk about shooting there!

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Lisa’s makeup was done by the wonderful Jill Imbrogno any time Jill does the brides make-up its always perfect. If your searching for the perfect person to do you make-up give jill a call!

My good friend Jamie Villarie provided the entertainment and the dance floor was packed all night!

This weekend also wrapped a three day weekend with my friend Dave from moving pictures. Yes, Dave and I worked all three days together and I didn’t kill him. Friggen video guys : ) The internet recap that he put together for lisa and pete is below. Great job Dave.

lisa & peters internet recap in HD 9.20.09 from moving pictures llc on Vimeo.

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kristen + josh : 2009.9.19

Kristen told me that she looks at my blog every monday. You can’t imagine the pressure that puts on me! I knew I needed to wow her!

I have worked at the Tarrytown House a few times before and remembered a giant tree on the ride in. When I pulled in today and saw the tree it was even better than I remembered. My mind was made up I was going to shoot inside it somehow. Now all I needed to do was convince Kristen and Josh to climb in! To be honest it didn’t take much convincing. Kristen said she was willing to do anything I wanted. Im so glad you trusted me Kristen. : )

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Gretchens first (and second) day of school

Believe it or not, Gretchen started school this year. (Actually I’m probably the only person who can’t believe it.)
Where the hell did the time go. I feel like she was just born and already she is off to school.

It was an awesome morning gretchen was so excited the night before, all she kept talking about was the pony’s and chickens at her school. (more about them later : )

Gretchen chose her outfit for the first day. Here she is posing on the steps in her dress.

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First day hair style.
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First day shoes!

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Off to the car, she brought her favorite pony for the ride. We left him in the car though because at school she has a real pony to play with!

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Gretch likes the guy on the right but my favorite is the donkey (yeah I know!)

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Heres the chicken coop!

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Stella was on hand to help Gretch with the transition.

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This is the start to day two.

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In true Restiano fashion we were the first ones there. It’s never to early to learn the importance of being punctual : )

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If your wondering why there are chickens, pony’s and donkeys at Gretchens school its because Catherine and I follow a different philosophy on children and their developmental stages.
If you want to know more I will be more than happy to share, just not here, give me a call!

— Edited to add it is not a farmer school, thanks for making me laugh Shari!
The kids do other activities like painting singing and dancing. The basic principle is to let the children develop their imagination and creative side before the abc’s and 123’s. The animals are a bonus. ( Im still laughing at Shari’s email : )

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