This Weekend…Society-In-Focus to Shoot the HEAT Cocktail Party

This Saturday, July 30th, Society-In-Focus will be out in Bridgehampton at the West Kill Farm home of  Steven Klein to support the Ellen Hermanson Foundation at their HEAT gala cocktail party.  The fundraising event will honor Kim Cattrall, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Hoda Kotb with honorary chairs Donna Karan and Laura Linney.  Also scheduled to attend is singer Michael Bolton and the Mistress of Ceremonies will be Rosanna Scotto.

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation helps breast cancer patients and their families cope with the physical and emotional aspects of the disease and also educates the importance of early detection and promotes research on improving understanding of pain management.  We’re very happy to be covering this event and hope that we can provide more exposure to this important cause.  We’ll let you know how it went in a few days after the pictures have been posted!

 

Society-In-Focus Attends L’Africana Summer Fest

This past Saturday, July 23rd, Society-In-Focus attended the Mercedes Benz Polo Challenge After Party, L’Africana Summer Fest in Southampton.  The event was hosted by the MacDella Cooper Foundation and the MCF Academy which is the first tuition-free boarding school for orphans and abandoned children in Monrovia, Liberia.

Guiedlia Millen, Imanoi Goucoure, Farai Simoyi, Millen Magese, Nunu Wako, Brianna Michelle
Guiedlia Millen, Imanoi Goucoure, Farai Simoyi, Millen Magese, Nunu Wako, Brianna Michelle

We had a great time photographing the red carpet cocktail party which featured L’Africana dresses and was attended by supermodel Millen Magese, model/TV host Nunu Wako, Miss Ghana USA finalist Ellen Osei, reporter Carol Wilkinson, pop star Zoe Himmel from the G-Pow, and Zelma Davis from C+C Music Factory among others.  The event included a presentation on the school’s progress and inspirational videos of the students by Thomas Tafuto, a Taste of Africa home-cooked buffet, and featured dancing and music spun by DJ Stiletto.

Millen Magese
Millen Magese
MacDella Cooper
MacDella Cooper

Click here to see all the pictures from this fun and successful event!

Society-In-Focus Attends the Hamptons For Haiti Benefit

Right on the heels of the Unconditional Love Benefit, Society-In-Focus photographed the Hamptons for Haiti benefit with We Advance and Global Dirt presented by Plum Network on July 17th, 2011.  The benefit was in the form of a brunch at The Ross School in East Hampton, NY complete with a red carpet cocktail reception which saw the likes of host Maria Bello whose new TV show Prime Suspect starts this fall, Mariska Hargitay from Law and Order:SVU, designer Donna Karan, actress Patricia Arquette, and model Hilary Rhoda, just to name a few.

Nicole Ross, Maria Bello, Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Arquette
Nicole Ross, Maria Bello, Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Arquette

The event benefited two organizations: We Advance which was co-founded by Maria Bello and focuses on improving the health and safety of women in Haiti and Global DIRT (Disaster Immediate Response Team) which acts as an intermediary between larger organizations, hospitals, military, and the victims.

Maria Bello
Maria Bello

There were also performances by We Advance co-founder Barbara Guillaume and Wyclef Jean’s sister, Melky Jean.  All-in-all it was a successful event and our second Haiti benefit this year!  Click here for more photos!

Myra Magaletta
Myra Magaletta

 

Society-In-Focus Attends the 2nd Annual Unconditional Love Benefit

On Saturday, July 16th, 2011, Society-In-Focus photographed the 2nd Annual Unconditional Love Benefit for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at the private residence of Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, the WNBC Channel 4 New York news anchor. The hostess of the event was Sara Gore, co-host of “New York Live” and anchor of “Open House” on NBC. Sandra McConnell, Chris Obetz, Liz Brown, and Leslie Alexander chaired the event which this year honored humanitarian Karen LeFrak.

Karen LeFrak with “Gem”, Chuck Scarborough, Ellen Ward Scarborough
Karen LeFrak with “Gem”, Chuck Scarborough, Ellen Ward Scarborough

 

Several dogs and cats were on show from the Southampton Animal Shelter looking for adoption and many guests attending the cocktail party were accompanied by their dogs as well. We met a lot of great people (and animals!) and had a wonderful time shooting the event! Click here for more photos!

Jane Mey high-fiving "Dipsy-Doodle"
Jane Mey high-fiving "Dipsy-Doodle"

 

Announcing Society-In-Focus!

A lot has happened here since our last post! After some research and careful thinking, T.H.E. Fitzgerald Photography has decided to start up a sister company focusing on the event photography aspect of our business. We’re proud to introduce our new website Society-In-Focus which just cleanly features photo galleries of all the Hamptons events and celebrities we’ve shot.

Our main company will still be providing all of its current services including wedding photography, portraits, and modeling portfolios, but we’ll be doing business as Society-In-Focus for all the future Hamptons and NYC event shoots. The galleries are open to the public and all the media outlets to view and prints and downloads are easily available for purchase at rates much lower than our bigger competitors. We’re very excited to start this new adventure and hope you’ll come check it out!

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