May 27th, 2011
I travel a lot for weddings and engagement shoots and love it. When booking couples for weddings, I try to meet with them in person so we can get a good feel for each other but if they're a bit further away, Skype has become an amazing meeting tool. Being in Washington, Skype was the best option for me to meet Bill and Danielle. When Danielle showed up on my screen wearing a big fur hat, I already knew I was going to like them. We hit it off and I'm glad they booked me.
Both of them work for different news stations in Spokeane so I flew up there to document them where they're living and doing life. Spokane is a fun little town with beautiful surroundings. We spent the day shooting and I love what we came away with. Very excited for their wedding this year in Oregon!!
April 29th, 2011
I love my job and have fun doing it. I always tell couples I like to meet with them before they book me for their wedding because I feel Chemistry is so important to have with your photographer. I want you to like me, and I want to like you. In that process, I book couples that I know I would want to be friends with outside of being their photographer. It makes my job that much better and I believe that the chemistry I'm talking about comes across in the photos I take. I put this video together with little clips videographers have sent me or my assistants have shot, so it probably could be better but I think it's fun. Take a look!
January 18th, 2011
This was a wedding I've been dying to post for awhile. Ian and Emily's wedding is special for a ton of reasons. For starters, they are friends of mine. Ian is a surfing buddy and Emily has styled many of the fashion shoots I've done over the years. I shot Emily's brother Seth's wedding a few years back and that was one of my favorite weddings as well. You may remember this wedding - Click Here to See It.
Their suggested dress code was americana. In the invite, it suggested to 'think Jonny Cash meets John Wayne'. Their guests nailed it. Probably the hippest crowd I've seen at a wedding.
The wedding was held at the Dent House in Ojai, CA. I LOVE Ojai weddings. Every venue has so much aesthetic and so many options to shoot. The Dent House fell into this same category.
I'm going to be posting this wedding in parts so make sure to check back to see more. If you head over to the Green Wedding Shoes blog, they just featured this wedding and the post looks great. Make sure to take a peek over there.
Emily's Dress was a Spring 11 runway Fend dress, her shoes from Barneys, her headpiece was given to her from a dear friend/ vintage collector Valarie, it was a very old vintage wax floral headpiece from Czechoslovakia
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