Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chandra and Steve, Brix, Napa

I cannot get enough of this venue. Every time I shoot at Brix, it's like coming home, and I love it's epic potential. Matt Guyot is an amazing coordinator, and his inspired renovation of the already wonderful wedding site is fantastic. Chandra and Steve were dream clients, fun, easy going, and incredibly complimentary of my work (which is awesome). I had a super fun time shooting their rehearsal dinner the night before, and so I knew the wedding was going to be fireworks. We went for a sunset photo-walk and I love the sparkle this couple brought to this sunny summer evening.

Debbie and Slava, Kyoto Grand, Los Angeles

Slava and Debbie were sweet enough to fly me to LA for their wedding. The ceremony took place on the picturesque rooftop of the Kyoto Grand Hotel. This was a traditional Jewish ceremony connecting two very large families, with ties to Persia and Russia, so it was a huge family affair. The groom had warned me that the families were animated, but man I had no idea. They really really knew how to party. There was no end to vodka toasts and dancing, it was great!





Angela and Cole, Casa de Flores, Sebastopol

I had never worked at Casa de Flores, and WOW what a venue. Angela and Cole really found a little bubble of amazing with this place. The property is wonderfully maintained, and the gardens just burst with color and life. Having a venue like this is wonderful for a photographer's creativity. To boot, Angela was a gorgeous bride and Cole a fabulous groom. All together it was an awesome Alice and Wonderland type of adventure.


Brie and David, Brix, Napa

Brie, David and I had a fabulous engagement shoot, so I knew I would have a blast at their wedding. It was an early afternoon wedding, so we decided it would be cooler and just cooler temp wise, if we did our couple's photo-walk in the morning before the ceremony. Doing a photo-walk before the wedding can be a great option for couples who just want to kick back after the ceremony and enjoy the reception. It's also a particularly good idea if the ceremony takes place too close to midday. Lighting is always better early or late in the day, and a walk can be uncomfortable in midday heat. In the end it was wonderful wedding and a beautiful day.