Monday, February 27, 2012

Happy International Polar Bear Day!

Today February 27th is International Polar Bear Day!  Today we all should take a minute to think about our personal impact on the environment and ways we can make it better!  I've turned off the heat in my apartment today and put on a warmer sweater and opened my shades instead of using my lights.  Little steps like that can make a huge difference if everyone did them so think of the little things that you can do to help our environment and encourage your friends to pledge to do them too! 

So in honor of Polar Bear Day check out Polar Bears International and read up on ways you can help save the polar bear and their precarious icy home up north!  Below are a few of my favorite polar bear pictures from my trip to the Arctic and I hope they inspire you to care about these majestic bears so we have more than just pictures of them in the wild to pass on to future generations!

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Polar Bear Hunting on Ice Flows, Svalbard

Sunday, February 19, 2012

New York City Children's Photography, Central Park

New York City has had an extremely mild winter this year and as much as I love the snow I have been rejoicing over being able to shoot outdoors all winter long!  While I like doing studio work, my true passion is shooting outdoors capturing a person on location.  Especially when shooting children there is nothing like running around in a park and turning a photo session into a play session.  The best pictures are taken when a kid forgets you have the camera and is just having fun smiling and giggling on an adventure in the park.  Here a few portraits from a recent session having fun in the beautiful winter's light in Central Park.

Winter Portrait, Central Park
Winter Portrait, Central Park
Winter Portrait, Central Park
Winter Portrait, Central Park


All photographs by Rebecca Yale Portraits.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  In honor of Valentine's day I've rounded up some of my favorite photos from my archive of animals in love.  From a pride of lions having a snuggle to blue footed boobies watching lovingly watch over their nest and from elephant trunk hugs to tiger kisses here are some pictures to make you smile!  Valentine's day may be a corny holiday, but at the center of it is love and remembering to tell each other that we love and appreciate each other, which I think is something worth celebrating.

xoxo
Rebecca

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

New York City Engagment Photography, Central Park February 2012

One of my favorite spots to shoot in the city is Central Park in the 70's and 80's.  There are so many beautiful iconic places in the park that are surrounded by nature, but at the same time immediately identifiable as New York City.  I met Sraav and Meg for a late afternoon photo shoot during that beautiful golden hour of light as the sun was starting to set and we walked around Poet's Walk, Bethseda Fountain, Bow Bridge and then for a stroll through the rambles as the sun dipped below the city skyline.  It was a beautiful afternoon and Sraav and Meg were a ton of fun to photograph!  Coming from a documentary background I always love those small real moments that you can find when two people love each other (rather than the posed looking at the camera shots).  As you can see in the pictures Sraav and Meg were naturals in front of the camera!  Congratulations to both of you and I wish you all the best for your August wedding in Ireland!

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All photographs by Rebecca Yale Portraits.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Gallatin Sexposed Fashion Show 2012

As a follow up to the smashing success that was the 2010 Gallatin Eco-Fashion Week we wanted to continue to explore different areas of self-expression in fashion. Embracing the spirit of Gallatin and the unique microcosm we inhabit in the Village we chose to explore gender identity and gender roles in fashion. With these parameters in mind, a diverse committee comprised of students, alumni, faculty, and administrators organized what has become known as Sexposed: Gallatin Fashion Week 2012. The committee put together a line-up of events engaging the community in an exciting and unique conversation that uncovers the [re]interpretations of fashion and gender as imagined by members of our community.

I was honored to be involved again as an alumni and photograph the 2012 Look Book.  The fashions were stunning and creative and it was so fun to work on!  Below I'll share some of my favorite pictures from the look book, but for the complete set check them all out here on flickr!

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