October 3, 2016 Off

Feel The Glow

By reillypictures in wwe

WWE Superstar, Naomi recently did a photo shoot where the Total Divas star literally glowed. When these images came back from the show, I was very impressed with how well Craig Ambrosio captured her entrance in a studio shoot. One of the most must-see elements of any SmackDown LIVE broadcast has become Naomi’s entrance. I pitched this as a gallery on WWE.com to the Content Team. They loved the images and proceeded to interviewed her for an article about her new look. The article was accompanied by a gallery. In addition, I created an original animation for the Social Media team to use on Twitter. The gallery was featured in the full width breaker on the homepage.
Photography by Craig Ambrosio


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September 29, 2016 Off

#NationalCoffeeDay

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It's #NationalCoffeeDay, so drink up everyone! @daniellemoinet

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Photography by Jon Ragel
Production and Photo Direction by Christine Reilly
Wardrobe Styling by Sofia Karvela

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September 22, 2016 Off

BFFs

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This week’s original content gallery features WWE Superstars who are best friends outside the ring. All of the images were compiled from their personal photos on Instagram. Designer, Nadine Jones did a great job translating my idea for the homepage into a fresh and beautiful graphic. My references were a warm filter treatment that fused together all of the images with a pretty script on top. We mirrored this same treatment in the social asset.

Take a look at the #WWE Superstars who love to FLAUNT their FRIENDSHIP!

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September 16, 2016 Off

Superstars as Kids

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Searching through our archive, I found a good number of images of the Superstars as Kids gathered for DVDs or Network Specials. So many have not been seen before so I pitched the idea of putting together a gallery. The design was inspired by how the photos themselves looked; scratches, cut out, torn edges, etc. We kept them as-is and put them together in a scrapbook-style layout. Keeping it fairly clean and letting the focus be on the images. Not only did we design the gallery, but we also provided all of the assets to our video team to put together a video for YouTube.
The gallery hit 3.2 million views, the video has hit 350K views and the promotion on Instagram garnered 429K views all in the first day. View the gallery featuring all 10 Superstars as Kids HERE.


Roman Reigns is a member of the Anoaʻi family of wrestlers which includes Rikishi and The Rock.

The Bella Twins grew up as competitors and entertainers.


Kofi Kingston was born in Ghana and grew up in the US.

John Cena always had dreams of being a wrestler.

Sasha Banks is very close with her family including her brother and uncle, Snoop Dog.

 

Take a look at #RomanReigns… LONG before he was #TheGuy!

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September 2, 2016 Off

Empire State of Mind

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The day after SummerSlam, Lana, Summer, and Jojo arrived early to James Weber’s studio for a rooftop shoot… Here are some of my favorite photos.









@thelanawwe @daniellemoinet & @joseann_alexie are in an #EmpireStateOfMind!

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Photography by James Weber
Production and Photo Direction by Christine Reilly
Wardrobe Styling by Sofia Karvela for The Wall Group
Hair by Francis Catanese for Contact
Makeup by Claudia Lake for Contact
Videography by Michael Topalis
Social Media by Anthony Notarile

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August 26, 2016 Off

National Dog Day

By reillypictures in wwe

In 2013, I produced a gallery called, Unleashed where we styled dogs like the Superstars. To celebrate National Dog Day, we ran one of the best ones on Instagram, The Undertaker! Photography by Ty Foster

It's #NationalDogDay, so we're celebrating the only way we know how…

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August 26, 2016 Off

Show Branded Quotes

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Another series we’ve created for Instagram was designed to showcase the brand split of Raw and SmackDown. Social provides us with quotes from each show that we pair with a photo and show branding. It’s helps to provide a recap as well as reinforce which Superstars are on each show.

#TheBoss @sashabankswwe is confident heading to #SummerSlam!

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August 25, 2016 Off

On This Day..

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We started a new series on Instagram today called On This Day. There are so many historical moments to celebrate throughout the year and this one from SummerSlam kicked it off. On This Day runs daily on the WWE Network Instagram account and occasionally on the WWE Instagram account.

#TheBeast #BrockLesnar made history TODAY in 2002 at the expense of @therock…

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Design by Joelle Brito

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August 25, 2016 Off

Behind the Scenes at SummerSlam

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On August 21st, SummerSlam was at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Photographer, Kareem Black and I were at the arena all day and evening covering behind the scenes of the event. From the return of Nikki Bella to the brutal aftermath of the Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar match, we got so much great content the gallery was 100 images. Here are some of my favorites that tell a brief story of the night. The gallery hit 2.3 million views on day 1. View the entire gallery HERE.
Smackdown managers, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan
Jey Uso getting his makeup applied
Brock Lesnar talking with Bubba Dudley
Roman Reigns backstage with a coffee before the show
NXT’s, Austin Aries meeting Dennis Haskins aka Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell
Woooo! Charlotte rocking her Gold Sheep custom Ric Flair leggings
Neville and Sami Zayn having fun in our Boomerang booth
The Miz getting the final touches to his custom SummerSlam jacket
E! Total Divas’ Lana and Renee Young
Jason Jordan and Chad Gable prepping for their SummerSlam pre-show match
Neville getting his last stretch in
Big Cass and Enzo Amore having a calm moment before they go out to hype up the crowd
Detail of Enzo Amore’s SummerSlam ring gear
Charlotte is super excited for her entrance and a chance at taking the title
And she won!
Once again, the Women’s champ
Brock Lesnar’s photo shoot on the Brooklyn Nets practice court
Special Guest, Jon Stewart with The New Day after their match
Dean Ambrose retains the WWE title
Naomi charging up her glow in the dark ring gear for her entrance
Nikki Bella returns with the support of her twin sister Brie
Seth Rollins getting ready for his match with Finn Balor
The crowd was so excited for Finn Balor’s entrance
Roman Reigns wetting his hair before his match
Randy Orton in Gorilla before the main event
A moment of calm before Randy Orton gets 10 staples from his brutal match with Brock Lesnar

Photos from this gallery that ran on Instagram..

Just a behind-the-scenes #BootyO moment with @thetruekofi! #SummerSlam

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August 9, 2016 Off

Pen Ultimate

By reillypictures in personal work

The official music video is out for “Patrick Wavy” by Pen Ultimate. I directed the video over the summer under First Team Posse. It’s everything Pen Ultimate is, fun, energetic and entertaining! There are so many hidden gems and great moments in it.

I saw Pen Ultimate perform at a rooftop party and this song, “Patrick Wavy” really stood out to me. From it’s fun hook to the line about Patrick Swayze, it lopped in my head and made me laugh. Instantly, I had so many ideas and visuals for a video. I pitched Pen Ultimate and their manager the concept and they were down with it. I envisioned them stuck between two worlds, reality and their wavy minds. Like when moments or objects from your life creep into your dreams. From the emoji beach balls and the inflatable and neon palm trees, to the actions and gestures they make, it’s a subtle back and forth fluid play between the two worlds. Plus, I love anthropomorphism and they were down with a bit of silliness. I included a live performance so more people could see how much great energy they bring. This was their first official video showcasing them as artists and I feel that we really captured who they are.

We shot at two locations in one day; the morning on the beach in the Rockaways and the night in the back room at Forgt Me Not.

Please watch, share and more than anything ENJOY!

Pen Ultimate
“Patrick Wavy”
Album the Mixtape
Music Video by First Team Posse
Watch on YouTube

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