What a great pleasure it was to be the event photographer for Yves-Andre Istel’s French Legion d’Honneur induction ceremony and dinner at the French Consulate in NYC and the French Institute Alliance Francaise. Msr. Istel’s induction ceremony was intimate and elegant, certainly one of the most interesting events I’ve photographed. Yves’ wife Kathleen chose New York’s elite French catering team of Jean Christophe Le Picart and Michelin rated Chef Daniel Boulud at Feast & Fetes to handle food, service, and table decor for the elegant dinner which followed. I photographed the family’s brunch the following day with the French Consul General at the Istel’s elegant home on Central Park West. Here are some highlights from those events.