Last week I shot Kristin and Mike's engagement photos in the hills near my house. I love this place! Look at it! They were so fun and easy to shoot and the light was just incredible! I can't wait for their wedding next year at Rancho Las Lomas, one of my favorite venues!

Side note to photographers... Every time I think about blogging I get this pit in my stomach. I mean, I love blogging but it always takes soooo loooooong getting the images ready to post. It's not the processing of the images, its the resizing, sharpening, putting my logo on, saving a version for web and a full size version that I dread. Well a couple of months ago that changed. I found out about a product called Blogstomp that does all of these things with literally just a few clicks. I still probably don't blog enough but there's definitely one less excuse. Haha. If you're a photographer, or just a blogger that posts lots of pictures go check them out and get yourself an early Christmas present. They are AWESOME.

I'd go through and tell you about my favorites but I love them all.

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[December 3, 2009] ashley said:
Wow, these are really beautiful. Gorgeous couple! I love the interaction between them. So sweet.
[December 3, 2009] Stephanie Castillo said:
Beautiful work Michael! Fabulous lighting!! I too love them all :)
[December 3, 2009] Jenny haas said:
great job as always! LOVE your work ;) [and she has gorgeous hair!]
[December 3, 2009] Hayley said:
wow! you are amazing!
[December 3, 2009] Bri Stine said:
I'm so jealous of Ladera Ranch's backyard! Great shots... standard!
[December 3, 2009] Jane Hasty said:
gorgeous! i can fell the love! Sweet!
[December 3, 2009] tim tabailloux said:
I'm diggin the whole taking pics of local flora during a shoot... it really adds a lot to the feel of the shoot! nicely done sir!
[December 3, 2009] s h e r r y said:
These shots are LOVELY. They look so happy, and that's just fantastic! :)
[December 3, 2009] Kristin Johnson said:
Hey, that's me!!! Michael, thank you for capturing the essence of Mike and me. Especially appreciate the pic of the flower, you are what I like to call ... an artist. :)
[December 4, 2009] kristin @ The Treasured Petal said:
These are so adorable! Such a gorgeous couple. This will be yet ANOTHER wedding we are both a part of :0
[December 4, 2009] debb campbell said:
wow, you look like models...such lovely photos of a real and wonderful couple!
[December 4, 2009] marlin munoz said:
Love the emotion and your use of light and I agree, I love them all! Wonderful set of images!
[December 4, 2009] Rachael@ Charmed Beauty said:
Kristin, you look gorgeous! I'm so excited to be doing your hair and makeup for your wedding as well! Beautiful work Michael!
[December 5, 2009] Amy said:
Stunning work, as always. The light is exquisite!
[December 6, 2009] jeret slack said:
Man love this set... Awesome location.. You always find the best ones :)
[December 6, 2009] jenberry said:
simplicity of talent, intuition, beauty, knowledge, perfect light. as always a huge notch above ordinary, without the extra ordinary fake. love your work.
[December 9, 2009] Shari said:
This is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see the wedding!
[January 11, 2010] Olivia said:
Cute couple! I checked out BlogStomp. Thanks for sharing - looks pretty useful! :)
[January 12, 2010] Jerry- Chicago Wedding Photographer said:
Love the colors in these shots!!
[February 3, 2010] Robert J. Trenske said:
Glowing light... check, beautiful couple... check, incredible photo, definite check, love this session!!
[February 20, 2010] Xander Swanson said:
so as I browse through your blog, I find myself wondering - how does a photog get so many fashionable, great looking clients to take such great photos of...? awesome work!
[February 1, 2011] Barbie Chatham said:
I'm so glad she my little cousin and so thrilled at what a wonderful couple they make. Welcome to the family, Mike

Last weekend I traveled to Dallas to shoot Taylor and Amanda's engagement photos. Taylor's a photographer based in Dallas. It's always fun shooting photographers because they're always up for anything, and know that even if you feel funny doing it, you have to work it in front of the camera. Taylor and Amanda were a ton of fun and I love these images and can't wait to go back to shoot their wedding in January at the Old Red Courthouse in Downtown Dallas.

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[November 19, 2009] kristin @ The Treasured Petal said:
They are so cute! Can't wait to see their wedding!
[November 19, 2009] Jane Hasty said:
[November 19, 2009] ashley said:
Beautiful- Gorgeous light =)
[November 19, 2009] Amy Coffey said:
You know I love these, Norwood. The ones with the city in the background... perfect!
[November 19, 2009] Kenny said:
That one of her on his back, might be one of my favorite shots you've ever taken. Composition, lighting, the whole bit... epic.
[November 19, 2009] Jeret Slack said:
love this one... love that guys car:)
[November 19, 2009] Edmund Prieto said:
Great great shots man!!!
[November 20, 2009] chipgillespie said:
Love this session. Thanks for sharing the wisdom this week. I think the 4th one down is my favorite...
[November 20, 2009] Emily Beaty said:
Beautiful work!!! Love this session. :)
[November 20, 2009] s h e r r y said:
I love the field and the light! Seriously awesome photos.
[November 20, 2009] eric von lehmden said:
awesome session. i'll second chip and say i love the 4th one down...classic piggyback. so nice meeting you and chatting with you this week. see you at Christmas!
[November 20, 2009] Brad Peters said:
like the ones with the power lines! Great idea!
[November 20, 2009] Maalaea w/ i and m photography said:
Such a lively shoot, I love it.
[November 20, 2009] Bill Blakey said:
God Bless Texas! These look great!
[November 23, 2009] Olivia said:
Love your photos- these are all really great! :)
[December 1, 2009] Brianna Phelan said:
Great set of images, very sweet couple :)
[January 12, 2010] Jerry- Chicago Wedding Photographer said:
Love the skyline in the background!
[January 15, 2010] HomeMade Bride said:
Stunning shots! I am really digging the plaid tie. Very cute couple!
[May 8, 2010] Darrell - Charleston Wedding Photographer said:
Nice work! I wouldn't normally integrate the power lines in the shot but you made it look really cool!
October 30, 2009 Family , Portraits , Travel

I love New York. I might even go so far as to say that its my favorite place on earth. Luckily, several times a year, work takes me there and Cyndie and I always take a little time for ourselves as well. We've spent a good amount of time there and don't really do the touristy thing anymore. We just spend the days shopping, walking the streets of Manhattan and planning out where our next meal will be.

A couple of the days we went up to Central Park. It was so incredible. All of the leaves were turning, the weather was perfect and crisp and there was even a jazz band playing one day. Could there be a more quintessential fall day?

I don't always bring my big camera along but this morning I did and I took a few shots of the city, park and even a few of Cyndie. Here are some of my favorites.

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[October 30, 2009] Brad Peters said:
sweet shots!
[October 30, 2009] jenny haas said:
[October 30, 2009] jamie delaine said:
i think central park is MAGICAL. love these photos: wow. but gotta say, definitely not a fan of NYC in general.
[October 30, 2009] ashley said:
Gorgeous photos. Your wife is beautiful! =)
[October 30, 2009] audrey said:
I love East Coast in the Fall. My hometown is MD. Wouldn't it be nice to have our pictures taken there huh Michael? Maybe in the Future we all can fly there for photo shoots. Audrey
[October 31, 2009] Kristine said:
Love these! If it's okay for me to ask, what were the NYC pictures shot at?
[October 31, 2009] Amy Hofschroer said:
Love the shots of Cyndie... stunning!!!
[November 2, 2009] chipgillespie said:
Love it, dude! Cyndie, you look beautiful!!
[November 2, 2009] Bri Stine said:
We have some of the same shots from our trip in August. Minus Cyndie and the changing leaves of course! Glad you two had fun!
[November 2, 2009] Yvett Mosqueda said:
Love the fall colors of Central Park! Thanks for sharing =)
[November 4, 2009] Rebecca Hoehne said:
BEAUTIFUL!!! And... your wife is HOT!!
[November 11, 2009] Cathy and David said:
Gorgeous shots man!!! Where's the food post you promised me? :-D
[November 16, 2009] Cameron Ingalls said:
Beautiful my friend! You rock always.... Much love
[November 19, 2009] Dennis Bullock said:
That last series rocks!
[November 22, 2009] Drew Renner said:
Mike I love these pics of NY. I love that time of year when the leaves change and begin to drop. It was fun being around you and edmund last night at the wedding.
[December 17, 2009] Chelsey said:
Such cute pictures of your wife! She's such a cute girl.
[February 3, 2010] Robert J. Trenske said:
Way to completely rock Central Park, there is no place better especially in the fall!

Sunday I shot Patti and Ji's intimate rooftop wedding at the amazing L'Auberge Del Mar. They're from Maryland so this was a destination wedding for them. About 40 of their closest friends and family made the trek with them. I think if I were doing it all over again I'd have something about that size. It was perfect. The day was coordinated by one of my new favorite people, Merilee Hennings, of Ever After Events. Merilee and her assistant, Alesha, were so helpful and wonderful to work with and made the day go so smoothly!

A couple details from the super swank L'Auberge.

I love how on your wedding day people do things for you that they never would otherwise... like putting on your suspenders, shoes, jewelery. :)

I LOVE the lobby at L'Auberge!

The ceremony site was so incredible... maybe the best lighting I've ever had during a ceremony.

Seriously. Look at these images under the chuppah. I need to bring that thing everywhere. Its like a softbox.

After the ceremony we headed down to a park for some images and then down to the beach. You can't come all the way to California for your wedding and not hit the beach for a little bit!

A few reception details.

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[September 23, 2009] kristin @ The Treasured Petal said:
You are the king of capturing all the details! I can't WAIT to work with you this Saturday at Kelsey's wedding. It's going to be unreal!
[September 24, 2009] Jane Hasty said:
WOW! Wish I knew you when I got married! Love the detail work!
[September 24, 2009] Araxi said:
So beautiful and so elegant! I can definitely see why you would want to take the chuppah everywhere!
[September 24, 2009] Bill Blakey said:
Great shots. Looks like it was fantastic day. Great to talk with you the other day.
[September 24, 2009] Larry said:
Awesome work! I love the lighting...perfect!
[September 24, 2009] Ian Andrew said:
Wow! These are great shots! I love the details. Nice works!
[September 24, 2009] Jeff Norwood said:
So what is the difference between a...nevermind.
[September 24, 2009] merilee said:
Michael- You did such an incredible job shooting this wedding! Thank you for showing off all that we did! I can't wait to work with you again!
[September 24, 2009] andrea blair said:
what beautiful imagery to go along with a beautiful day!!
[September 25, 2009] Ji said:
Awesome pics Michael! I especially appreciate the "touch-up" on my skin and the detail shots. LOVE the grand entrance (walking up stairs) shot. Can't wait for the rest.
[September 25, 2009] Brian Fletcher said:
Great stuff as always, Michael. Absolutely phenomenal stuff!
[September 27, 2009] Patti said:
I love the pictures. You are amazing, Michael!
[September 29, 2009] Amy Russell said:
Absolutely exquisite work, Michael.
[September 29, 2009] Clark Lara II said:
Great shots, what a cute couple!
[October 1, 2009] JEAN OLUMBA said:
[October 1, 2009] Alissa Ferullo said:
Wow, these are stunning! I got to meet you from a distance at Jessica's workshop, but never actually introduced myself unfortunately; I have pictures of you though! lol. Anyway, just wanted to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work - you are insanely talented!!!
[October 2, 2009] Cathy and David Photographers said:
This post proves why you're still one of my top ten fav photographers. :)
[October 12, 2009] ajira said:
Superb work! The wedding looks delightful and your images are even more so. I adore the shot with the bride's veil floating around her... so lively and dreamy! The one of the bride and groom heading down to the beach together is wonderful as well... so full of promise. Well done mate, well done!
[October 13, 2009] Adam Sitcoscy said:
This is beautiful! Funny, I just shot a wedding here a little while ago.
[October 16, 2009] Kyle Richter said:
Love all the details shoots!! Great work!!
[October 19, 2009] todd pellowe said:
ballin' details. love the guy's flower.
[October 20, 2009] KARL Bratby said:
Awesome you have such greta details in the US.
[October 22, 2009] Sherry said:
Wow!! Gorgeous photos. You're right, the lighting for the ceremony is PERFECT!!! (And I love the beach shots!)
[October 23, 2009] J.Vallecorsa said:
I'm such a sucker for the detail shots, and you captured them perfectly! I love the sequence of them both getting ready. Very nice job!
[October 25, 2009] Irene Frankhouse said:
Wow!! Really stunning work!
[October 28, 2009] Jory Cordy said:
DUDE!!! That shoe shot is siick. If you had to choose a pair of Zuriick shoes which ones would you pick?
[November 1, 2009] Maximilian Motel said:
Beautiful pictures. Especially the detail shots are killer! xD
[November 7, 2009] ProImage Weddings said:
Very classy, sharp, beautiful work!
[January 12, 2010] Jerry- Chicago Wedding Photographer said:
Great collage at the end!
[February 3, 2010] Robert J. Trenske said:
What an amazing venue and the details are really out of this world gorgeous!
[January 19, 2013] Gary said:
fantastic set of images, I love these
[March 27, 2013] Gary said:
Beautiful tones & not a hint of yellow in sight, great job.
[November 30, 2015] Martin Makowski Photography said:
Amazing location. Wish, we had weather like this outside now!

I was going through my images today and came across a wedding I shot a few months ago. In May, I went with my friend, Travis, to Aruba. What an incredible place. If it weren't for the humidity, I'd pack up and move tomorrow.

I was thumbing through a past issue of Grace Ormonde a few days ago and noticed that my good friend and dad to new twins, Mike Colon, shot Timbaland's wedding on the same beach on Renaissance Island. Small world.

Anyway here are a few shots from the wedding.

How amazing is this place? We had a little free time and took a few personal pics too. Not a ton though as we spent most of the time swimming in the most incredible water I've ever seen.

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[September 22, 2009] Dennis Bullock said:
These are so fantastic....I can just smell the salty air.
[September 22, 2009] Eliza Lewis said:
I have always loved seeing pics of Aruba. You did a great job with their wedding! That water is truly unbelievable!!
[September 22, 2009] jenberry said:
i CRAVE that reverse hammock shot. I want one just like it of my husband and i. amazing. as usual you make me jealous. gorgeous.
[September 22, 2009] megan welker said:
you are on a blogging frrrrenzy! and i love it! these photos are absolutely stunning!
[September 23, 2009] Kayla said:
These are beautiful! Love them!
[September 23, 2009] Bri Stine said:
You are on a blog roll... and I love it! Looks like you've got some good experience in Caribbean weddings! ;)
[February 1, 2010] Dorie said:
Love the last one of the couple on the hammock. Lovely
[March 18, 2015] UK Photographer - Glenn said:
Love your work. You have had the pleasure of working with not just fantastic couples, but in some awesome locations. You work here in Aruba is simply stunning.
[September 27, 2016] Serge ~ Aruba said:
Wow! Love these images. Just spectacular how you capture this beautiful wedding couple where I live. Thank you for sharing!
[December 1, 2016] Anonymous said:
Hi to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from this site, and your views

Karin and Dan got married at Descanso Gardens. I love outdoor ceremonies and this is one of my favorite locations. The wedding site is positioned perfectly for beautiful backlit ceremonies.

Here are some images from their day.

They chose to see each other before their wedding so we were able to get most of the portraits done before the ceremony.

Of course after the ceremony we had some amazing light so I stole them away before heading off to the reception!

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[September 20, 2009] Leslie B said:
Great shots, I love love love the flowers in this wedding, great job catching them in all their brightness!
[September 20, 2009] BEN + LAURA said:
awesomeness!!! you are soooo talented ... you definitely create timeless imagery that your clients will love forever!!
[September 20, 2009] Johnny Five said:
These are amazing! Do you ever have to shoot in bad light?! Everything you post is in the best light ever. Love that last one!
[September 21, 2009] Liz Kausteklis said:
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!
[September 21, 2009] brad peters said:
beautiful images, Michael. Thanks for posting. I especially like the first ones in the grove of trees. what lens did you use?
[September 21, 2009] brad peters said:
beautiful images, Michael. Thanks for posting. I especially like the first ones in the grove of trees. what lens did you use?

Last week Brandon and Stacey Gresham came out from Alabama to do a private WOODSHOP. At the end of the day we went out on a shoot and I had some friends of mine come model for me.

They did an incredible job and were so natural in front of the camera. The only bummer about the shoot was that it was cut a bit short after I was almost killed by a rattlesnake. It might have been the most terrifying moment of my life.

Here are a few favorites from the shoot!

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[September 18, 2009] chipgillespie said:
Almost killed?!? Did you get bit??
[September 18, 2009] Mark Brooke said:
nicely done!!! i had not checked the blog in a few days and when i did... 3 posts?!? Is Michael a changed man?
[September 18, 2009] Brandon G. said:
Michael, much thanks for letting us nag you for the day! Glad the snake missed us though. Been up to the field much recently? :-)
[September 18, 2009] jenberry said:
as usual you live up to expectations. beautiful light, timeless and natural
[September 20, 2009] Bethany said:
Yeah for pictures of my dear friends! They are naturally beautiful, great pictures!
[September 20, 2009] Hayley said:
Michael you did a great job with Nic and Emily. I LOVE these pictures!
[October 16, 2009] Shane LaFever said:
Great images.
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September 17, 2009 Family , Travel

A few weeks ago Cyndie, Makenzie and I went camping up near Yosemite. We spent one of the days in the Yosemite valley and I can't tell you how inspiring that place is. Every time I'm there I'm amazed. It's so incredible it doesn't even look real. Man I would do anything to shoot a wedding there!

After taking an afternoon swim in the frigid river we took a few pictures. I've posted plenty of images of Makenzie but Cyndie's a little more camera shy. Its time she made an appearance on the blog! :)

It took a little work getting this image... self timer, no tripod, using rocks and sticks to hold the camera in place, haha. Here's my beautiful family!

I had a tourist offer to take this picture of us. He was sure that because he had a Nikon D40 that he knew what to do with my camera. He took like 6 pictures and got one in focus, haha.

Cyndie took this one. She's never cared too much about it but I'm slowly getting her into shooting. She's getting pretty good. Maybe its time to put her to work?

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[September 18, 2009] joel rivas said:
great pictures the one you and makenzie.
[September 18, 2009] jamie delaine said:
SO cute to see photos of your fam!
[September 18, 2009] Anonymous said:
They're all beautiful, of course. I LOVE the close up of Makenzie with the mountains in the background! :)
[September 18, 2009] Ian Andrew said:
Wow, what amazing views! great images. The first one with the rock texture in the background is incredible. Seems so massive. Nice work man
[September 18, 2009] chipgillespie said:
*skinny* capitalist... And, hey -- don't knock the Nikon shooters... ;)
[September 18, 2009] Joe Latter said:
Cool pix. Love Yosemite, I do a family trip every spring with the family. Just one question, who's the skinny guy with your family.
[September 18, 2009] Victor said:
love the family pictures, you're daughter is so cute! I was wondering, what lens you used throughout your trip?
[September 18, 2009] Rachel Perry said:
Very cool views. I've always wanted to go!
[September 18, 2009] Cait said:
Awesome! I always forget my tripod and end up propping the camera up on stuff. Love that last shot: so cute!
[September 18, 2009] Candy Howard said:
Looks like an amazing trip. Everyone looks like they are having so much fun!
[September 19, 2009] jenberry said:
very cute. what a beautiful family. and yosemite isn't so bad itself.
[September 21, 2009] Stacey Gresham said:
Thanks so much for sharing these great photos of your family! The last one is so awesome, I'm glad you got to be in a couple of them!
[September 21, 2009] Bethany Fegles said:
Hi Michael! Love your blog! Beautiful family shots at Yosemite. I'm from out of state and flying in to shoot a wedding at Yosemite in October. Since you've been there, what lenses would you say are a must? Thanks! :) Bethany
[September 27, 2009] Elizabeth Witt Walters said:
The first picture is great!
[September 29, 2009] Amy Russell said:
These shots are great! Makes me think of when we go hiking/camping with Nathan's family in New Mexico or Utah. It's wonderful to see the whole fam as well. Beautiful pictures. Beautiful family!
[October 3, 2009] Kirsty-Abu Dhabi said:
Absolutely gorgeous - family and scenery - it's always nice to see the behind the scenes stuff and people
[October 5, 2009] kristin @ The Treasured Petal said:
You guys are an adorable family! Yay for quality time!
[October 13, 2009] JENNIFER SKOG said:
Such awesome family pics! Your daughter is so beautiful!
[February 2, 2010] Michele Rutherford-Brincefield said:
Cyndie & Michael, next time your in the area give your cousin a call. Absolutely amazing !!Michael you do wonderful work.

Last month I shot Terry and Bernice's wedding at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. That place is so amazing. I think I could shoot there every weekend and be happy... at least for a few months.

I shot some film that day and recently got it back from the lab and wanted to share it. There's nothing like medium format Fuji Pro400h. Love it..

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[September 16, 2009] andrea blair said:
I adore these, so very lovely!
[September 17, 2009] connieMchung said:
these are gorgeous. the colors are absolutely beautiful.
[September 17, 2009] Edmund Prieto said:
Great job man, these look amazing!
[September 27, 2009] Chelsey said:
Love these pictures! You really captured the feeling of the day!
[September 30, 2009] Mary Kate Walton said:
Bernice- you look so happy. What a beautiful bride you made! May God grant you many years of happiness together and send you many blessings!
[October 22, 2009] Monika manowska said:
Hello... I found your blog on Beckers :-) ... and I wanted to say, I love your work... especially this film session, wow the colors are amazing... Lots of hugs from Spain... :-)
[November 19, 2009] katealtmix said:
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I can't believe they're getting married in a few weeks! I'm so excited for them and can't wait for the wedding. I love you guys!

Here are just a few of my favorites.

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[September 11, 2009] Jessica Hill said:
Amazing! You are both so darn loverly! I love the light and the mood! Jessica- Where did you find that hot plaid shirt?
[September 11, 2009] melissa oholendt said:
MAN. Jess is a hottie. I love the way you posed them - awesome job!
[September 11, 2009] Matt Paddack said:
Very nice my friend... very nice.
[September 11, 2009] andrea caballer said:
Beautiful! Great capture of a lovely couple.
[September 11, 2009] anne nunn photographers said:
those are beautiful! You guys are so adorable!
[September 11, 2009] Dean Roberts said:
Wow! Those are great photos! Best of luck to the happy couple!
[September 11, 2009] Michelle sidles said:
I love the second shot so much! They all are beautiful!
[September 11, 2009] emilie inc. said:
Beautiful! Perfect light, perfect chemistry. Congrats, all!!
[September 11, 2009] amelia Lyon said:
So sweet, nice job Michael, and Jessica, you look HOT! Jeff looks good too! :) Can't wait until the wedding!
[September 11, 2009] Alex Nelson said:
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[September 11, 2009] megan welker said:
love these! I seriously didn't want this post to end! They are such a darling couple and you captured their love perfectly Michael! Way to go! and jessica, I must say, those boots are awesome!!
[September 11, 2009] jamie delaine said:
Wow. How stunning is Jessica? These are AMAZING, Michael. They make a gorgeous couple!
[September 11, 2009] Deyla Huss said:
They look beautiful! seriously perfect shots, all of them MIchael!
[September 11, 2009] ben & laura said:
killed it my friend ... you killed it on this one.
[September 11, 2009] Nouna Andersson said:
Love the light! Gorgeous light and beautiful couple. :-) Love the last shot.
[September 11, 2009] evie said:
Ridiculously gorgeous! Every single one of these is FABULOUS!!!
[September 11, 2009] Abigail Smith said:
Simply stunning photography and awesome couple! Love Jessica's entire "look", gotta LOVE redheads. :) So inspiring.
[September 11, 2009] Apple said:
love it! jessica looks amazing! they look so great together!:)
[September 11, 2009] Jen Ulasiewicz said:
OMGosh these photos are all so amazing and breathtaking! You two make a lovely couple. Very beautiful photos!!!!! :)
[September 11, 2009] Victoria said:
I LOVE all of them! I especially like the 13th one! Beautiful! :)
[September 11, 2009] Kayla said:
Totally awesome! So very much them! Love these!
[September 11, 2009] Cameron Ingalls said:
Beautiful.... So happy to see your brother and Jessica so in love and getting hitched! Much love and joy to both of them. Great work Michalel! :)
[September 11, 2009] jaclyn kaiser said:
great job michael :) jess, you look amazing!!! you guys look so happy and i couldn't be happier for you!
[September 11, 2009] Jasmine* said:
Sooooo gorgeous!!! OMG! My friends are so hot!!! :)
[September 11, 2009] Mapuana said:
Love these pictures. Jessica looks great. Can't wait to see more.
[September 12, 2009] Molly said:
gorgeous! Michael these are amazing and i love when you can feel the beauty through the emotions of the couple. You must be so excited for your brother and Jessica! you worked the camera & they both look fantastic!
[September 12, 2009] shaun austin said:
Nice work Michael. Jessica and Jeff you look great. Congrats!!!
[September 12, 2009] Emilie said:
OH WOW!! I can feel the love between them!!! Beautiful photos, Michael!!!
[September 12, 2009] Petra Hall said:
Could they be any cuter? Awesome images Michael and all my best wishes to Jessica and Jeff. I guess we can call then JJ, or J&J. :)
[September 12, 2009] Garrett and Joy Nudd said:
These are stunning! Congratulations, guys!!! We're so excited for you.
[September 12, 2009] dalia said:
these pictures are stunning!! You do phenomenal work!!
[September 12, 2009] Jane Hasty said:
Awesome! You look both look fab!
[September 12, 2009] ajira said:
WOW!! Congratulations again to you two! What beautiful images... and how wonderful that you were able to do this for your brother... the love just abounds!
[September 12, 2009] Cait said:
These are incredible! Absolutely lovely, Michael. So excited for them!!! Thanks for sharing!
[September 12, 2009] Amy Russell said:
Really beautiful stuff, as always, Michael. The light is perfection.
[September 12, 2009] Mali Workman said:
Michael, these images are so beautiful! I love every one of them!
[September 12, 2009] Cathy Empey said:
Those are just lovely! You both look so happy~
[September 12, 2009] Abra Michelle said:
These are absolutely wonderful. So beautiful. You may want to tell your brother to look like he is actually enjoying himself in pictures before the wedding. ;)
[September 12, 2009] Dawn Davis said:
Sweet... so excited for Jessica and Jeff. Love their e-session! Great work!!!
[September 12, 2009] Amelia Thornton said:
WOW Michael - great job! Jeff & Jessica...sooooo fantastic - I second what just about everyone else has can really feel the love in these photos. Congrats on the upcoming big day :)
[September 12, 2009] Lawrence @tofurious said:
Love Jessica's simple braids in her hair! Phenomenal job Michael! Was it weird to shoot your brother? Just curious :D
[September 12, 2009] Lydia said:
Love Jessica's blouse and hair! They're so cute together!!
[September 13, 2009] tara whitney said:
Oh my gosh these are stunning! Michael they are soooooo good. Jessica you look SO PRETTY in every single one. Glowing. The light and your clothes and your hair-perfection. Sigh. Congrats!
[September 13, 2009] oksanaj said:
So beautiful!! Totally feel the love they have for each other in these! Great job!
[September 13, 2009] Graciela Lindner said:
That responsibility to take photos of Jessica Claire! Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!
[September 14, 2009] Kelly said:
Beautiful images! I love your work!!!
[September 15, 2009] Tina said:
These photos are beautiful. I actually got teary a couple of times. I've been following Jessica's blog for a couple of years now, and so I feel like a friend is getting married. I'm so excited for these two total strangers!
[September 15, 2009] Megan Zeller Photography said:
I love all of these poses!! Jess's eyes look fierce. Grrr...
[September 15, 2009] Megan Zeller Photography said:
I love all of these poses!! Jess's eyes look fierce. Grrr...
[September 16, 2009] hugh said:
Hey Michael, great shots.. Can you tell us what actions effects you use on these? Smoothing of the face etc... Thanks heaps.. Hugo
[September 16, 2009] Liana said:
Love those pics of Jess...but I think i love her boots even more. ;)
[September 16, 2009] Karl Bratby said:
Awesome work, cant be easy shooting Jessica, but this shoot rocks.....
[September 22, 2009] paul retherford said:
Fantastic posing! Love the contrast with their clothes and the grasses too. Awesome!
[September 27, 2009] Chelsey said:
Love these pictures! I'll be at the wedding next week doing hair and makeup with Nicole Deanne. Can't wait to see the beautiful wedding!
[October 30, 2009] Manon said:
love how you got so many different pictures out of this simple location.
[November 16, 2014] Kevyn - Birmingham Wedding Photographer said:
Lovely field shots! Loving the mood, especially on the first couple sets.