Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Chelsea & Ben - Alta, UT 7/11/9

This wedding was one of the most fun weddings I've ever done. I had a great time. The wedding/reception was at the Alta Ski Resort. Top notch place, amazing food. And Alta itself is breathtaking in the Summer. Wildflowers everywhere, lots of green, waterfalls. I'd like to go back this summer if I get the chance, we'll see.
I'm not spending too much time on this write up just because it's 10:30 and I gotta head to the airport at 4:30am in the morning to catch my flight to Seattle for Brad and Emily's wedding. But I do want to say that it's the couple and the crowd that create the photos. I capture it. So that these photos so far have turned out fun & breathtaking, in my opinion, just like Alta itself, I hope will say enough about the crowd up there, and Ben & Chelsea. Thanks guys! I had a great time.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Minks from Michigan

Went to SandHollow for this shoot at sunset. Was a bit windy, but turned out to be an amazing night. Wonderful family, Katie and I had so much fun with them, and their Isabel is just a natural in front of the lens.

Anywho, gotta get back to work, new website Monday! maybe...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Conner's Boudoir

Here's just a few of my favorite photos from our boudoir shoot we did the night before the wedding. Conner has given me permission to use these for whatever I'd like, which is awesome. She was amazing to work with, hard to get a bad shot honestly. Just turned up the music, drank some wine and shot away. Lots of fun!

Working on finishing the new website. Katie and I have been going at it almost non stop for 4 days. Getting pretty sick of it actually, but the new site is going to be amazing.

We booked another wedding for September in Paris. Can't wait for a 2nd chance at creating some beautiful art there. I think the pictures look good from last year, but I know what I'm capable of right now, and can't wait to have another crack at it. Especially with Katie there for all her expertise.

gotta get back to work


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

John & Stef Cancun, MX June 30th, 2009

First I want to say thanks to Derek for flying all the way down to Cancun to assist me on this shoot. He made the trip better by being there, being an awesome assistant and friend.

I started this blog writing every detail that happened on this trip. I've been writing it all day. Finally now I'm realizing this just isn't working. There's just too much I want to say. I'll just say that this wasn't just an awesome wedding. It was one of the most awesome experiences of my life. I had more fun with this crowd of 60 people than I can remember in along time. I was included from the beginning. I felt a part of the family and as much a part of the wedding as anyone else. One of my favorite memories is handing my camera over to Derek for a break at the reception, only to have Stef grab my hand and take me out to the dance floor, (aka the beach). I genuinely love this crowd and am more than a little sad I won't see most of them ever again.
Wedding in a gazebo on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean, reception on the beach with Shawn Johnson & The Foundation (flew in from AZ). One of my favorite live performances ever, and I've seen a lot. 40 chairs in a circle in the hotel bar at 3am singing acoustic songs with Justin Eck & Shawn Johnson, 3 level boat ride with the wedding party out on the ocean, bridals at sunset on the end of the pier, John ordering burgers and beers for everyone at 4am, just could go on and on... it was unbelievable. and that's what I keep telling everyone, it's really the only way to sum it up, I think. I am so thankful to John and Stef for trusting me with their photos and for treating me so well. Thank you! I had a blast. Here's a few pictures...

couple side notes: John dressed up like a sea captian for the boat trip, awesome, their son's name is Lennon. Coolest little kid you ever met. The bird's eye shot was done by Derek, from their room on the 9th story looking out to the gazebo and the Caribbean. He sprinted up during the ceremony. Derek took a couple other pics too (the lobby with everyone chillin, singin and let's get physical). The surgical masks, while I wish I could take credit, was Adam's (wedding party) idea. He asked me if I thought it would be offensive before he handed them out. I said, "yes, and awesome."