April 8th, 2013
I've been crazy blessed this year with the most incredible couples. I met with Tara, her mom, sister and coordinator Kelsie Hopkins over spicey margaritas in Manhattan Beach. Loved them all. I then got to go out to Boulder, CO to photograph Tara and Dustin in their hometown, which was another amazing time. You can see pics from that shoot HERE: Part 1 and Part 2.
Their wedding was so heart felt. I love being a part of destination weddings because they're always so intimate. All the guest there are close to the couple and there's an intimacy that makes the day that much more special. Hope you love the photos as much as I do!
From Tara, "we share a love for the ocean, and from day one we always wanted to get married on the beach. We also wanted a place where our friends and family could gather together and "kick it" (as dustin's friends say, haha) for several days - a place that fostered togetherness to offset the typical craziness that often occurs during the wedding week. I found Levyland Estate when perusing a wedding photographer's blog, and I knew immediately that it was the perfect spot for us. It was actually the ONLY venue that I looked at with my mom and sister! "
There's something I especially love about this Polaroid of the two of them.
From Tara, "I loved that we had a whole week at Levyland with our families and friends - it was an incredible week, from cooking large dinners at the house together, to watching the dads put up white lights in all of the trees, to the massive Costco trip. I also loved the entire feel of our wedding. At the end of the day, we both agreed it was EXACTLY what we wanted. Neither of us were overly stressed and we were able to enjoy everything."
March 8th, 2013
This was a fun shoot for Destination I do Magazine, which you need to go get if you don't have a copy yet! The shoot was a colaboration of some incredibly talented vendors with the girls at Inspired By This pulling it all together. Beth Helmsetter was behind the design, with bright and fun colors which complimented a beach setting well. The bride wore Kirstie Kelly wedding gowns and the bridesmaids wore fun, mismatched ModCloth dresses that went along perfectly with all the bright, gorgeous florals by Dolce Designs Studio. Hope you like the shoot!
Photographer: Braedon Flynn
Groom/Groomsman's Bowties: Xoelle
January 7th, 2013
My blog has been incredibly neglected this past year. I've been shooting a ton and have things from last January that should be blogged but still haven't. That's a whole other issue I'm mentally dealing with is that I'd rather blog things right away but at the same time, I'm submitting most of my work to various blogs and publications. Generally in that case, I find it better to hold off blogging for their sake. But now I find myself getting crazy behind or forgetting about posts in the past. Do you experience the same mental tension? What are your thoughts?
Then there's my family. I shoot them everywhere we go and love the pics. I tend to not post as many on my blog because this is the showcase of my work...but at the same time, my family is the biggest part of me and I think they're pretty dang cute. I'm planning to post more of them too. Do you want to see more or less family?? Thoughts on posting personal work?
For now, here's an afternoon at the beach with my little gang! Love them.
All shot on a Pentax k1000, 50mm 2.0 lens, Fuji Superia 200 processed at Richard Photo Lab.