Last night marked the 100th anniversary of the New York Public Library, and to celebrate this monumental landmark event, they hosted a resplendent gala. Our studio was asked to be the exclusive photographers for the evening, and we were absolutely thrilled to accept. We have had the pleasure of photographing numerous weddings and events at the New York Public Library throughout the years, and its classic gracefulness and grandeur makes it one of our favorite iconic New York places.
To add to the historic nature of the event and kick off the party, a classic jazz band in full flapper-era attire serenaded guests with upbeat melodies. Giant candelabras lit the room, while literature and the constellations were projected onto the ceiling. An original mock up of the building, which opened to the public in 1911, sat front and center. The event was catered by Peter Callahan, one of New York’s finest chefs, and guests enjoyed everything from tuna tartare to sweet desserts served in champagne glasses. The food was artfully presented and appealed to all the senses--a perfect presentation. As the evening wound down, we reflected on the success of the party in honoring what was truly an historic occasion.
I hope you enjoy the photographs from this wonderful event.
Thanks to Lis Pearson from the NYPL for hosting such a great event.
and the incredible band Carte Blanche