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.
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.
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.
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..
A few weeks ago I shot Michelle and Mark's wedding in Oceanside. The were married on the roof of an incredible private residence on the water there. Bethany at Splendid Sentiments did and incredible job on the florals and put together an amazing bouquet and maybe my favorite boutonniere I've ever seen.
Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding.
I don't get to shoot the groom getting ready very often but because they were getting ready in the same home I got to sneak over for a few minutes. Love these images.
Now for the bride.
Sweet rooftop ceremony:
A little photobooth action during cocktail hour:
The girls were a little nervous getting up on the rocks but once they were up there they were ready to party, haha.
And here's the boutonniere and bouquet I was talking about:
Then it was time for a few portraits of the couple... my favorite part of the day.
I love this moment at the end of the first dance when the wedding party joined in!
Here's Michelle and Mark with one of my favorite couples from a few years ago, Melissa and Chester!
I love when the sparklers are brought out!