June 27th, 2014
Soooo I've had some pretty major life things happen that have caused me to neglect my blog. We just sold our house, bought another, went straight into a remodel which is just wrapping up as we had our third baby girl (post coming soon) two weeks ago. A whole lot of hecticness and cause for me to be home more than usual helping out my wife. That's not my excuse, just explaining why there's been a lack of posts. It definitely hasn't been for a lack of shooting.
This was a wedding I just realized I never blogged and it was one of my favorites from the end of last year. Damien and Lindsay were marred at the Santa Barbara Mission with their reception held at Rancho Dos Pueblos. Simply Natural Events coordinated the day with incredible florals and design by the talented Tricia Fountaine.
I got to know Lindsay and Damien through spending some time in NYC, where they've lived, shooting their enagement photos and it was so special being a part of their wedding. If you look at the theme of the decor, you'll notice a lot of travel related things. Straight after the wedding, they left for a year long trip around the world. Tables were arranged by the different countries they were planning to visit. I was so jealous hearing about that trip. I mean, if you're going to start off your marriage right, that's the way to do it.
Hope you can see the love and emotion in the photos that was present on their day.
October 25th, 2011
I had the absolute pleasure of shooting a spread for the new, and really awesome, issue of Southern Weddings Magazine. You have to get it as it hits the stands or you can get a copy HERE. The shoot was styled by the dynamic duo - Summer of Grey Likes Weddings + Cortnie of Canvas and Canopy. These girls are so much fun and so talented. Check out the short Marchesa dresses from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, hairpieces from Lo Boheme, and cake by Erica O’Brien. Such a fun shoot!
The shoot was at Condor's Nest Ranch, which I vote as my favorite San Diego wedding venue. A home designed by Frank Llyod Wright's senior apprentice and built by the Weir Brothers, barns, fields, a mid-century modern pool house, and the list goes on. There were so many options to shoot, all with different looks and aesthetic. Here are a few details of the property.
Here's really fun behind the scenes video by Max and Molly films! They're great videographers for your wedding!!
Hair and Makeup by Kacee Geoffroy
Models were courtesy of No Ties Management
September 20th, 2011
Serin and Marc held a classy wedding in Santa Barbara at Rancho Dos Pueblos. I love this venue with its variety in looks and styles. Ceremonies are either held on the beach or by the barn, there are orchards, tree covered roads, lagoons, train trestles, the beach....and the list goes on. For Serin and Marc, it was perfect.
VENUE: Dos Pueblos Ranch - Tricia Fountaine - firstname.lastname@example.org
PAPER GOODS: Kathleen Cooper Fine Papers
CATERING: New West Catering
CAKE: New West
FLOWERS: Tricia Fountaine
RENTALS: Town & Country
LIGHTING: Ambient Event Design
PHOTOS: Braedon Photography
Cocktail Reception Music: Casey Jones Steel Drums 822-2546
Band - The Funky Hippeez
Hair + Make-up: LunaBella
Coordinator: Robin Sonner - (805) 687-3345
January 18th, 2011
Here are some of the details from Ian and Emily's wedding. They did everything themselves. I was there the day before the wedding helping throw hay around the dance floor and making seats for the head table.
Reflections from Emily, "I owe a lot to my mom, she did most of the collecting and organizing. We bought the flowers at the LA flower mart and did them ourselves, with the help of my dear friends Rachel and her mom Wendy. I really wanted peonies for my bouquet and they were no where to be found that time of year. When we went to the mart the Thursday before the wedding, one vendor had some, they were a fortune but we got a few and that was my bouquet. Seriously, I tied a rope around a few of them 20 mins before the ceremony, they opened beautifully! We also owe a lot to our friends and family, they were incredible and worked so hard to help cast our vision, we did everything, hulled it all up in my dads truck and spent 2 days putting it all together. So the only vendors we used were Classic Party Rentals and then our caterer Tammy, a local chief and restaurant owner of Osteria Grappa, she was amazing and I would highly recommend her. The food was amazing and affordable, she uses all local ingredients, and truly cooks from the heart. The rest was done by the help of friends and family.
Dress and Shoes - "My Dress was a Spring 11 runway Fend dress, my shoes from Barneys, my headpiece was given to me from a dear friend/ vintage collector Valarie"
January 18th, 2011
Round 2 of 3 for Ian and Emily's wedding. Here are more of the getting ready shots into the ceremony. And a few notes from Emily:
"We choose Ojai as our venue because it was close enough for people to come for the day but far enough away to create a sense of adventure. Ojai has a small farm town feel and the Dent House especially is located back on this windy road which made it feel even more remote and exclusive.
Our inspiration came from the surroundings, we wanted the wedding to feel a part of nature. Using natural elements like wood, river rocks, wild flowers, and dim lighting helped achieve that. We also wanted to use family heirlooms, which gave a vintage feel to the wedding, we collected china, crocheted & lace table clothes, old lanterns, and blankets from friends and family, what we didn’t have we bought from flea markets and thrift stores."
Dress and Shoes - "My Dress was a Spring 11 runway Fend dress, my shoes from Barneys, my headpiece was given to me from a dear friend/ vintage collector Valarie, it was a very old vintage wax floral headpiece from Czechoslovakia, it was my most favorite."
And then the guests started arriving. I saw these guys get out of their car and I literally ran over. I basically just asked them to stand there. They won best dress in my book for the weekend. Look at that fox fur!
Words from Emily, "the wedding ceremony was so special. The weather was questionable up until 30 before the ceremony, but then the clouds parted and a breeze picked up. It was magical, seeing all our friends and family gathered together and walking down the aisle with my dad is something I will never forget. It was so special to have my brother Seth marry us, his words were perfect, the music our friends played, and support of our “special people” was simply divine.