Monday, August 25, 2008

Disneyland Wedding!

This is going to be the beginning of a deluge of posts - after 5 weddings in 3 weekends, I finally had a weekend off to catch up with some work!

A few weeks ago, I shot a wedding with the beautiful, talented Natalie Moser. We got along SO well and she was just a total blast to work with, as was the rocking couple.

Not only did Natalie and the bride and groom totally rock, we were shooting at the happiest place on earth - Disneyland!

A few of my favorite images:

Aren't her shoes just the epitome of funky awesomeness?

The grooms gift from his bride:

We started with the first look at the Grand Californian Hotel... I LOVE craftsman style homes, so this was like photographers paradise to me!

And... there are a couple more, but blogger doesn't want me to upload them right now.... so later!

EDIT*** Here are the other pictures I couldn't upload last night:

Replicating the 'we're not worthy' stance... somewhat reluctantly, at least for the bride's brother!

Awesome flare!
Arriving in Cinderella's carriage, of course:

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Belinda and Elijah: Wedding Teaser

I love the love shining from her eyes....

In other news, i've been really busy with tons of wedding and other shoots - expect a deluge of blogging soon (as soon as I catch my breath!)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kristen and Dustin - Wedding!

Back in the day, Dustin used to go to Outback Steakhouse. A lot. Much more than people thought was normal. After some time, it was obvious why he kept coming back: Kristen, his favorite server. Eventually he asked her out.... and thus began the start of a wonderful relationship!

Kristen and Dustin were married on July 18 at the Admiral Kidd Club, and were one of the most awesome couples i've ever had the privilege of working with. In addition to being smoking hot, they were both easygoing, fun-loving, and determined to have an awesome wedding. Which it was. Thanks to Emily for letting me shoot with her and congrats to the newlyweds!

This is a b&w jpeg, straight out of the camera... hence the not quite right frame :-)

And best yet... click here for a slideshow - enjoy!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Paul and Kelly: Wedding

Another wedding shot with Emily - who somehow manages to consistently book amazing clients!

When I look back at weddings, especially receptions, they frequently start to blur together. I always have sharp moments that pop out - a witty speech, a face-in-the-cake cutting, a stunning choreographed first dance - but other moments blend together. Because, lets face it, traditional weddings usually consist of the same components.

But Paul and Kelly are different. While they had a couple of those 'traditional moments', they took great pains to make the day reflective of who they are. They were married at Cuvier Park (more commonly called 'the Wedding Bowl') a couple of weeks ago in an emotional ceremony. During the ceremony, the officiant discussed their love of similar music (particularly Tom Petty), their first date, and the things that made them 'them'. It was truly touching.

The reception was held on Shelter Island. Rather than springing for the traditional hotel or venue reception room, they had a tent set up along the water at the Shelter Island Shoreline Park. How's that for an ocean view?! While the sky was overcast most of the day, it briefly emerged as they were announced to the crowd in their grand entrance and first dance to appropriately funky music. A 'cake' of cherry pie formed the fitting end to a unique reception and the beginning life together as man and wife.

Paul and Kelly, your event was truly memorable for me! Best of luck in all that you do!

Some wedding details:

Gorgeous flowers - done by the Flower Girls in PB!

The first kiss!

And this is where their first dance got really fun.... this:

Turned into this!

Gotta love air guitar during a first dance!
I posted this because it reminds me SO MUCH of me and my little sisters - there are four girls in my family that are, much like these ones, spread in ages! I'm personally 13 years older than my youngest sister. Plus, they actually LOOK a little like we did as kids. Eerie.

Cherry pie-cake!