Last Sunday I had the pleasure of shooting a very very special wedding. My wife Jennifer’s best friend Alex tied the knot with his wonderful bride Kim. The ceremony was very small and intimate, and took place on the cliffs of Point Loma, overlooking the ocean at sunset. They’ll be having a huge reception next Spring, and I’ll be photographing that as well. But for now, check out just a few images from Alex and Kim’s special day.
Kim tailored her own dress. How awesome is that?
The beautiful bouquet was made by Alex’s Mom Deb:
Kim was gorgeous!
Alex cleans up alright himself:
The ceremony was short, sweet, and very emotional:
Married with bubbles!
And a few shots of the lucky couple:
Thanks for letting me be a part of your incredible day!View/Leave Comments (6) September 19th Wedding – Venice, CA • 09.23.2008 •
This past Friday I had the pleasure of shooting along side my good friends David and Kim Baxter of Ohana Photography. I’ve known these guys for awhile now, and I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve been able to 2nd shoot for them. They’re not only amazing photographers, but they’re two of the kindest, most genuine people I’ve ever met in my life. I was STOKED when our schedules finally lined up, and I was able to tag along and assist.
The wedding took place at The Victorian in Venice, CA. The Victorian is a beautiful old house located in the middle of the bustling streets of Venice. Here are a few of my shots from my day with the Baxters…
A lovely dress detail:
The beautiful bride:
And her lucky guy:
The ceremony took place on the beautiful, intimate patio outside:
The happy couple taking a moment to themselves…
The decor was gorgeous:
And I love this final shot of the first dance:
Thanks again to David and Kim for letting me tag along. You guys are fantastic!View/Leave Comments (4) Life Update • 09.17.2008 •
It’s officially been long enough between blog posts that I’m starting to get hate mail from family and friends. : ) That’s obviously a joke, but I have been informed by my wife that if I don’t update soon, I’m going to be in trouble! I’ve had quite a bit going on in my personal life over the last few weeks, and I think this is a good time to blog it out! This post is going to be a bit all over the place emotionally, so bear with me.
Firstly… some incredible news! Many of you may have already heard this news, but for those of you that haven’t, Jennifer and I are expecting our first baby! That’s right folks, I can procreate! In all seriousness, we’ve been talking about and planning this for quite some time now. When we finally made the official decision to start trying for a baby, it only took one try. We know that we’re incredibly lucky for that. I’ll certainly be posting updates about Jen’s progress. Her current due date is tax day, April 15. Here’s an iPhone snapshot of the ultrasound from our doctor’s appointment from last week. Those that have seen it say it looks just like me!
On the other side of life, shortly after the news of Jen’s pregnancy, my Mom, was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was a major shock to all of us considering there’s no history of cancer anywhere in her family. She had successful single mastectomy surgery earlier this week, and is recovering quite well. Chemotherapy will start in a few weeks with radiation to follow. If anyone can beat this disease, it’s my Mom. She’s the strongest, most energetic, positive thinking person I know. I twittered about her surgery on Monday, asking that my friends say a little prayer and send some positive vibes her way while in the hospital. Well, I have to thank everyone for their outpouring of support, as she is doing very well! I know she’s strong, but support from friends and loved ones can never be taken for granted. I will also be posting updates about her progress here on the blog.
I normally don’t get this personal on my blog. But, I like to think that this place serves as real snapshot of the things going on in my life. I know I haven’t updated the blog for quite some time, and I reserve the right to wait until I’m ready. After all, I did post 365 times in a row last year. I think I’m allowed to take a break every once and a while!
Thanks for taking time to read such a long post without any photos. Many people stop by and skim through the images and never read a single line of what I write. So to those of you that actually do read the words, thank you. Very much. Please take a moment to leave some kind words for my Mom, Karon, in the comments below. She’s the biggest fan of this blog, and would love to hear from you guys!
PS – I’m shooting a couple of weddings this weekend, so posts with pictures will be returning soon!View/Leave Comments (25)
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A few days ago I met up with my old buddy Gregory Page to shoot some images for his latest endeavor, an authentic country and western album entitled “Bird in a Cage”. He wanted a very old, dirty, dusty feel to the images. The album will be released very soon, and here are 2 of the images that made it into the record, including this first image which will be the cover:
I’ve heard the record, and it’s amazing! Check it out when it’s released in the next couple of months.View/Leave Comments (4) August 30th Wedding – Orfila Vineyards • 09.03.2008 •
This past weekend I headed up to Orfila Vineyards in northern San Diego county to shoot a gorgeous wedding for a wonderfully sweet couple. The temperature was in the 90′s most of the afternoon, along with that crazy high humidity that hung around for a few days. Despite the heat, the couple and the venue looked spectacular. Here are a few fun images from their gorgeous day…
When I showed up and saw the view behind the ceremony site, I knew it was going to be a good day!
A coupe of dress details:
The bouquet and shoes:
I could’ve shot images of the bride all day long. It’s easy when she’s this beautiful and happy:
The groom and his boys strolling through the vineyards:
Like I always say… there are cute kids at every wedding!
It’s remarkable how much the bride looks like her father. He was so proud!
I love this completely genuine little moment right after the ceremony. I was playing paparazzi, trying not to let them know I was peering around the corner with my camera.
And I absolutely LOVE this shot of the first dance:
And last but not least, thanks to Brandon Williams and Jamie Lawler for shooting along side me all day in the crazy heat! You guys were awesome.View/Leave Comments (11)