Jun 14, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events with The Knot Magazine

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes

I’m here today with another behind-the-scenes at Amy Atlas Events. Today we had a shoot with The Knot for their magazine issue next year. We took a lot of sneak peek photos, but I can only share a few for now since the story isn’t out yet. I’ll share the rest of the photos when the issue hits the stands next year. This was a REALLY fun shoot and I was thrilled to have my friend and amazing stylist Randi Brookman Harris on set with me. I have to say…we knocked this one out of the park and you are all going to be thrilled when you see the final product. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek…

If you follow me on twitter, then you probably knew that we propped all over Manhattan for desserts and props for the shoot. We first hit the west village to visit Pure Dark, a chocolate shop that makes insanely good nature harvested chocolate.

Here I am with our intern Rachael. We were trying to finish up Friday’s blog post as we were propping around the city. That mac is attached to my hip.

Here is a peek at their incredible chocolate bark. The island bark is my personal fave.

Next stop was the fabric district to pick up some fabric options for the shoot. Here is my gal Carmen cutting some fabric for us.

The pooch from the shop. He was too cute not to share with you.

Walls of fabric rolls. Oh…so many options!

Next stop was the Upper East Side to visit one of my fave chocolate shops Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Vosges specializes in gourmet exotic chocolate bars like Applewood Bacon Milk Chocolate and Sweet Indian Curry Coconut Chocolate. We left with amazing goodies!

Here are our bins at the loading dock of the studio this morning. This is the less glamorous part of setting up.

A peek inside the studio as the photographers start setting up.

Here I am getting some items ready for the shoot.

Some of the props we used for the shoot.

Here are some more props. The blow torch and chalkboard paint came in handy.

Here I am piping pastry cream onto a dessert. It was pretty delicious!

Here I am getting some desserts ready.

Kelly from the Knot, Randi and I checking out the shot on screen.

Randi and I after a long day’s work. We were pretty happy with the results!

Here is the Amy Atlas team, Randi’s team, and The Knot team. Yes, I am a big cheeseball and forced us all to take the shot. After, we enjoyed lots of treats. Cannot wait for you to see this story next year!


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  • Diana Hulme

    awesome, awesome blog. i'm loving every post…you keep getting better & better. thanks for sharing the behind the scenes…it's so fun! looks like it's going to be amazing, as always! thanks.

  • Anonymous

    AMY- I love it By the way where do you go for fabric??Please let us know!

  • Page

    I'd love to see the results!!
    I love all the pictures of how you prepare for your events.. 🙂
    cant wait to see more!

  • whisk-kid

    I wish I'd payed more attention and stopped by shops like this while I was in NY!

    I love seeing all the behind the scenes work. It's so inspiring!

  • 2littlehooligans

    I am so jealous over all those walls of fabric. If we only had a store like that in northern NH! Love the behind the scene pictures. Can't wait to see the results of all your hard work.

  • Evelyn Clark

    We love these kinds of posts! Behind the scenes are so interesting, and as a Canadian who has never visited NYC (yet), I love seeing all the places you go to get tasty desserts. Keep up the awesome posts team!

  • Anneliese

    Love the behind the scenes! Wish I didn't have to wait until next year to see the mag photos! Ah, lead times…

  • Bird

    Amy, Loved the post!!

    Always fascinating to see a talented team in action!!

    btw, those chocolates were for the shoot or just one of the perks of the job? hehe

    Hard to imagine you have "less glamourous" parts of your job, when we the stunning tables you put together!!

    Can't wait to see the photos!!


  • Carla Cavellucci Landi

    I knew Vosges delicious stuff from a party, and Pure Dark is on my to go list… love behind the scenes and I'm looking forward to the magazine… next year, are you sure?
    I'd love to be your intern :))
    Thank you for sharing!!

  • LadybugLuggage

    Love your creations thanks for sharing 😉

  • Great to see more behind the scenes. Can't wait to see the result of the shoot!

  • Kati

    Amy, I have to ask…do you have a sweet tooth? I know when I bake something I never eat it! How do you manage?

    (and maybe you have answered this somewhere at some point)

    Love your blog!

  • Aaron [air]

    next year just seems so far away!! Im too impatient for that! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    looks like it could be s'mores! but I could be wrong. can't wait!!!
    love, love, love your blog!!!

  • hollygb

    Are those mini chalkboards bordered in burlap? Would you share how you made these (or where you go them?) I'd love to incorporate them into my fil's 75th b'day! Love your work!!!!!

  • Astrid Mueller

    Amy, thank you for inviting us again to be part of your inspiring journeys! Lovely post!

  • Yes, those little chalk boards are framed in jute. They are the result of a collaboration between South House Designs and Cahlkydoodles. Available at both Chalkydoodles.com and SouthHouseBoutique.com