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Shannon Sturgis
Brooklyn, NY
Photographer with a soft spot for sharks, zombies and kickball
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I'd like to say it's just everyone in NYC who is sick of this endless bout of cold weather and excess of snow and ice, but it seems most of the country is getting a little lesson in how to cope with their own personal flavor of cabin fever. I've... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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I had a few photos published in the Edible Brooklyn Winter 2014 Drinks Issue of Lauren and Joe Grimm of Grimm Artisanal Ales. In October, I walked to their apartment (they live close to me) and we spent the day together, them brewing beer, me taking photos and playing with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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This past Saturday, my wish for snow in New York City was finally granted. Hooray! Jeff and I had to travel in the weather to pick up something at a hotel uptown so we decided we'd walk through Central Park along the way. I took a couple photos of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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The day before Thanksgiving, it was about hour 36 of constant rain showers in New York City. The Powells and I wore as much rainproof stuff as we could and took to Central Park for a family photo shoot. The family used to live in NYC, the elder daughter being... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Recently I did a cocktail photo shoot with Hunter PR for Don Julio. We shot at Experimental Cocktail Club in the Lower East Side. I photographed all the cocktails paired with tamales which, needless to say, means I ate a lot of tamales that day. Here are some of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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It's a given that a wedding photographer should get photos of the bride and groom sharing special moments throughout their wedding day, but it's always a sweet bonus to capture the small moments between parents and their to-be-wed child. At Erica and Ari's wedding that I shot with Karen Wise,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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While at Tales of the Cocktail this year, I shot the "Me and Julio Down in Nola" Don Julio happy hour. I arrived at Exchange Alley a little early and got to see some of the batching madness. There may have been no pepper grinder, someone may have blended their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2013 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Absolut released a new vodka: Absolut Elyx. To introduce it to some choice New York bartenders in a an intimate way, they planned a small dinner with cocktail pairings after a private tour through MoMa with an expert docent. It was a pretty great New York experience and I'm glad... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Beefeater hired me to shoot a private dinner they held at The NoMad. Naturally, Leo Robitschek created Beefeater cocktail pairings for all of Daniel Humm's dishes. Yes, I got to eat everything. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Recently I photographed Bradford Still and Collin Crockett of the nut milk startup Fresh ’Til Death Cafeteria. It was an assignment for Edible Brooklyn's dairy issue and you can find the story here. Hanging out with these guys was a lot of fun. They live in a quirky Bushwick apartment... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Jeff Harding is StarChefs.com's ever-so-wonderful freelance wine writer. Earlier this week he interviewed Wine Writer and Expert Alice Feiring at The Waverly Inn --Harding's place of work. I had the pleasure of photographing Feiring at the entrance of The Waverly Inn and I love the colors in this shot. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2012 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Chef Okochi Sawako of Lani Kai - New York, NY allowed me to come into her kitchen and witness the making and flipping of her Okonomiyaki (which includes housemade spam). StarChefs.com featured it in their New Years Day newsletter mentioning that the dish would be good for post-celebratory consumption. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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When I was in Portland, Oregon with StarChefs.com I shot the staff meal at Wafu with Sous Chef Jane Hashimawari. She made fried rice with roasted potatoes, chicken oysters and, as you can see from the picture below, a lot of mayo. The guy on the phone near the walk-in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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This happy creature's name is Victoria. She belongs to Restaurateur Kurt Huffman, a 2011 Portland StarChefs.com Rising star. Victoria joined us for the Rising Star photo shoot in September on the rooftop at Departure and I couldn't help but turn the camera towards her. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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This is a picture of Veronica, a bride I photographed with Karen Wise in March. I really liked this graceful moment before the groom, Nick, entered the room for their 'first look.' Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of shooting Lindsay and Brian's chill, fun-loving wedding at Smack Mellon in DUMBO with Photographer Karen Wise. The people were fabulous, the food was delicious, the music was great, the flowers were gorgeous, the bride was beautiful, the groom was stylish, oh the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Complex Magazine put on a Foot Locker sponsored event for the launch of Sneakerpedia at Good Units in New York the evening of May 17th. Somehow I didn't see anybody wearing the same pair of shoes that night. Evidently there are more sneakers in existence than I ever imagined. Take... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Last fall I shot Brian and Alison's wedding with photographer Karen Wise. The photographs were shot at the Waldorf Astoria and Central Park. To me, Brian and Alison seemed like the quintessential New York power couple (which I think is evident in the first black and white photo) so shooting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Last night I went to a party in Bushwick in an apartment that boasted its own wood shop and 4 ft tall urinals. I drank Butternut Squash Beer while Willy Gantrim performed as well as Feral Foster (pictured above). I took some video that evening as well which I might... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2011 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Here are some shots from my visit to the Goldstein's store, Park Avenue Liquor in Midtown Manhattan. Some of these photos ran in the November-December issue of Edible Manhattan. The first picture was printed as a whole page and it looked so nice! Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2011 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Before running home to Arkansas for Christmas I had a holiday card photo shoot with my dear friend, Kim Robinson. We walked around Park Slope and DUMBO to get photos with a Brooklyn feel. I didn't want to spoil his holiday message-sending by posting these too early so here they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2011 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Last Thursday the incredible music super-geek Kim Robinson (pictured below, on the left) put on his second Classics Party in honor of No Jacket Required by Phil Collins. The event was at The Woods in Williamsburg with Obey City in charge of the mix--Phil Collins No Jacket Required jams along... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2010 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Last month I shot Native Arkansan Rob Newton's Carroll Gardens restaurant Seersucker for my old friends at Arkansas Life. I sent them the hi-res images of their picks earlier today so I thought I'd post some of the outtakes from the shoot. I'm going to have to go back and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2010 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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I shot the wedding of John Galante and Mandy Hernandez with photographer Alexa Miller in Manhattan before it turned cold outside. The ceremony was in the beautiful St. Francis Xavier which I now walk by every day to go to work. Here are some shots from the day. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at Shannon Sturgis Photography
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Recently, I joined David Lanthan Reamer in his Catching the Ox project. I met him through a mutual friend and colleague, Mike Gross. The two came up with this project which is supported by a small group of photographers scattered along the east and west coasts. Each month or so,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2010 at Shannon Sturgis Photography