I love taking our time to explore and push the bounds of wedding photography the morning after the wedding. Telling stories of the night before, and letting our hair down to Rev It Up! ( Plus I got to use my Flying Hasselblad Camera!) This couple should be on the cover of the REI catalogue- their weekends are spent hiking, climbing and in nature. We started off on the creek next to the wedding at Orchard Canyon,( wedding venue) […]
Shooting the now not made anymore Fuji 100fpc pack film, one that delivers a “polaroid” for immediate results before shooting film. Along with the positive, you can get a negative, with the help of some glass, and bleach gel. Here’s the Step by Step: Photographed with the 4×5 view camera and a polaroid back, On location in Monolake. cut negative tape negative side down on glass, cover all edges to avoid bleach on negative front 3.Use 4. Remove black paste […]
Inspired by Faye Dunaway’s Iconic “Breakfast” image by Terry O’Neil in 1977, which, after winning her Oscar the night before, pictures her early morning poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel . I set out to recreate with my bride Pamela, poolside, the morning after her wedding. Shot on 120 Film with the Hasselblad, at sunrise, she showed up in full makeup, her wedding dress, and a smile. I adore her. View the wedding feature in California Wedding Day Magazine
Find the Ghost. Bodi State Park is a spectacular place. You must go there. Bodie — a town so lawless that in 1881 it was described as“ . . . a sea of sin, lashed by the tempests of lust and passion.” The elevation is over 8300 feet- so bring a jacket. After shooting at trash the dress in Monolake last year at sunrise, wedding couple #Robotab, and I ventured to Bodi Ghost Town later that evening. A steep 45 […]
Vincentia NSW, AUSTRALIA… After waiting years, these two were able to legally marry, and celebrated by jumping into the South Pacific Ocean in their wedding dresses immediately after the wedding. Wardrobe change for the reception. The wedding next up on the blog.
First Shot of the day, before the sun came up 6:30 a.m., on our way to trash the dress. More like a celebrate the dress. Put it back on and not worry about getting it sandy, wet, and be free to move on the beach, get your toes sandy, and maybe dip them in the water.
me: “How’s Your Ankle?” “Broken, Sprained?!”
Bride: “Oh Yes, i found out today I broke my foot on the dance floor at the reception. Confirmed with X Rays”
me: “You are my hero.”
Bride ” Sacrifices must be made to get the shot!”
They showed up at 6:30 am the next morning, broken foot and all. Matt carried her piggyback down to the beach, and around the beach, then back up the stairs, to their hotel #marriedlife.
While his feet were turning numb, without any complaints, Chris said “I want Pancakes.” So after the photo shoot we headed into Lee Vining at 7:00 am for Pancakes at the local diner Nicelys, with Tabatha in a full wedding address, Chris in his bow tie and hat, and frumpy me in my jumpsuit and Darth Vader hoodie.
Ken and Simone LOVE Las Vegas, so much so, we shot their engagement photos in Las Vegas. Here we are back for round two, ten years later to celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a trash the dress shoot- Vegas style- Champagne- a Chapel- and the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign.
“Your dress already gets so dirty from the ground and the train dragging behind you, and the dirty dance floor, taking a little dip is not going to damage the dress anymore than it already is. I suggest squeezing every ounce of joy out of your expensive dress that you can, and underwater pictures are totally worth it!!”- Lindsay Kyle and I had loved the idea of jumping in the water after the wedding. There was a little hesitation […]
We sure did have fun with you, in fact, I asked Cole what his favorite part of the trip was, and he said it was the photo shoot because he had so much fun on the rocks! Happy 10 Year Anniversary Jen and Jake!” Photo of their wedding in 2006. Over 10 years ago I photographed Jen and Jake’s Wedding at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. Jen wanted to celebrate by “trashing the dress” / family photo […]