In early October I photographed the band SKATERS during their day at Irving Plaza where they opened for The Orwells. Here's some photos from my time with them. Enjoy!
Panic! At The Disco has been a band I've followed since the very beginning in 2005 and damn it's great to see a new fan base take them in as well. Such a great show! The performance by everyone in this band was extremely electric along with the sold out crowd at Theater at Madison Square Garden. Enjoy the photos!
Brandon Boyd of Incubus played a set featuring songs of his solo albums with his band Sons of The Sea at Irving Plaza. Brandon Boyd is an amazing performer, letting the music take over his body while he jumps and sings each lyric. Truly one of the artists out there since day one I've followed and looked up to. Enjoy the pics!
This is another wedding I was happy to shoot last august. Two very simple people with a love of dancing and fun personalities. I had the pleasure of working at two beautiful locations. All starting at Eventi - A Kimpton Hotel and then to the ceremony/party at Top of the Garden which overlooks Madison Square Garden on the west side of Manhattan. Here's their day :) enjoy the pics!
Last year I got to photograph a beautiful engagement session with two very sweet people from Florida. They flew to NYC to enjoy a nice day on a beautiful YAHT and then Rick proposes to his fiance overlooking the World Trade Center and Statue of Liberty. You can't paint a perfect picture like this one and It was my pleasure to be there to photograph such a romantic moment. Congrats to these two!
For the past 3 years I've photographed some beautiful weddings and going on my 4th year it's going to get only better because of the awesome people I have yet to meet.
Here are some reviews of previous weddings I have done throughout that time which is featured on my Wedding Wire page!
Got to see the amazing Young the Giant at the Studio of Webster Hall two days ago. They played a lot of new songs from their album coming out next week! Here are some of my favorite pics from their set!
This is a wedding I shot last year that had some of the sweetest people I've ever worked with. It's always nice when a client feels more like a friend. The connection you have with the friends and family make the day go so much more smoothly. Their story started in Austin, Texas and led to NYC to get eloped with two families bonded together in one beautiful ceremony and party at ICI Restaurant Fort Greene. Here are the pics! Enjoy!
Here's a wedding I did 2 years ago with some really amazing people. It was a cold day in March and from the house to the venue I met a family that welcomed me and my father once we started taking pictures. A lot of characters and smiles along the way this wedding was a start to a great year of weddings. And how can you beat that moment when they high five after saying their vows to each other.
" To Infinity and Beyond "
Enjoy the pictures!
Special thanks to the The Waterside Restaurant and Catering for being an awesome venue to work at!
- Luis Ruiz
Last year was an exciting year for me thanks to one of the biggest bands of 2013 Imagine Dragons using one of my photos for two magazines. One which was featured in an advertisement in Entertainment Weekly Magazine. It was an honor being featured there since this was one of my favorite magazines growing up! This ad promoted the upcoming arena tour for this year in 2014. The other magazine was for Hard Rock Hotel : Las Vegas Magazine. This was a great surprise since it was mailed to me on christmas eve! So two big accomplishments that I'm very proud of and it's only the beginning of good things to come this year in 2014!
This year has a been a beautiful journey for me as a photographer. Following musicians from the area or from around the world, you meet great people along the way that really speak to you musically and artistically. For the past 2 years I've listened to singer/songwriter Kendra Morris and to see someone grow as an artist each time she goes on stage is a wonderful thing to see. To document someone's day with such talent is a big privilege and honor. Enjoy!
Last December I had the privilege of photographing both Mother Feather and Kendra Morris which were playing at Mercury Lounge. While arriving back from a day of shooting with Kendra Morris I made my way back to the venue to get some photos of Mother Feather getting ready for the show. They put on a helluva show. Definitely one of the best live shows in NYC if you haven't checked them out yet. Enjoy these pics!
2013 was a special year for me in music. Covering the dreadful yet rewarding Governors Ball Music Festival in June, to trekking to Philly with friends to Made in America Festival. I had a helluva time on each shoot and working one and one with bands has been a highlight as well. With a year full of more ups then downs I'm thankful to what 2014 can bring and thats hopefully more amazing music to cover and awesome people to meet along the way! Enjoy!