What I love about shooting weddings, is that even though the basic structure of most weddings is essentially the same, it’s the people that truly make a wedding unique. Jason & Melissa’s wedding was absolutely stunning, full of rustic style (thanks in large part to the amazing Carondelet House) and personal touch, but what really made this wedding for me was the people. It’s easy to get swept up in the details of the day, the to do lists, the timelines, but this was the first time in awhile that I felt a buzz of childlike excitement and waves of emotion and love reverberating through everyone in attendance. The epicenter of this excitement wasn’t hard to miss. It was so refreshing to see how unabashedly in love Jason & Melissa are with each and the sincerity of the emotions throughout their vows, speeches, and tiny moments was such a fantastic reminder of why I love doing weddings so much. I was honored to be a part of their day and grateful for the time I got to spend with them.
I love how romantic this session feels. Carry Grant and Audrey Hepburn would be jealous. Chris & Stacey just have one of those classically timeless kinda loves…and it shows. Add some amazing light and a little sun flare and you have yourself one gorgeous little engagement session. L O V E.
It was a cold and windy day in Los Angeles, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Nate & Rebecca recently moved to Los Angeles and wanted to capture their new city in this session to show off to friends and family, and I think our little city didn’t disappoint. While it may not have been one of those classic California days that most non Californian’s dream of, I think the elements actually added to the experience. Plus it made it that much easier for Nate & Rebecca to snuggle up. Thanks for such a fantastic day you two (well three really, can’t forget that little adorable buddy you had with you)! I can’t wait for your wedding!
My favorite weddings always seem to have 2 key ingredients: they are always fun and visually stunning. Nate & Rosi’s have an abundance of both, and so did their wedding. Such a perfect reflection of them. They chose a quaint but beautiful little venue here in Pasadena that in all my years working here I had somehow never heard of. Now that I have I will be singing their praises. So here’s a shout out to Happy Trails Catering! This beautiful venue is so perfectly hidden from the street you would never know that just on the other side of their wooden gates you’d find a perfect little garden getaway.
Got to spend an afternoon with these two lovebirds. We started things out at the Disney Concert Hall, which seems to offer an endlessly interesting backdrop (plus I got to use my new Prism so I was happy), before heading off to the Santa Monica Pier to find some glorious light beaming through the pier’s pillars. Beautiful settings and fantastic light were all overshadowed by Molly & Johnny who seemed so natural and comfortable in front of the lens, despite their fears that they would not be. Every time I looked away to change a lens they would simply resume flirting and cuddling spontaneously, so my only challenge was to begin shooting again before they noticed. I’d say the fact that they couldn’t keep their hands off each other says a little something, don’t you think? Thanks Molly & Johnny for one truly fun and beautiful day. I cannot wait to photography your wedding at the Smog Shoppe!
I swore I’d never act again. I swore I’d never put my baby in a commercial. I lied.
Check out this hilarious Doritos commercial my son and I were asked to be in. Such a fun day hanging out with incredibly talented people. Congrats to my buddy Marc Ritzema for dreaming up this idea and executing the production with style.
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I couldn’t help but post a ton from this wedding. Their day had all of the best ingredients for a beautiful wedding – the location (Orcutt Ranch is awesome!!), great light, great stories, lots of emotion (in a good way), awesome details, great food, awesome music – but my absolute favorite thing about this day was spending time with Joel & Caitlyn. These two are a perfect match. If their absolute adoration for each other wasn’t enough, their infectious laughter and humor made me want to be around them all the time. I dare you not to smile while looking through their pics. The post ceremony portraits still have me smiling especially.