M+J were married at Straus Ranch, a beautiful farmhouse near the ocean in Marshall, CA. They prioritized getting great photos, which was thrilling for me in 2 ways: they vetted lots of photographers before choosing me (excellent taste!) and they scouted several fantastic locations where they wanted to do pictures. So many wonderful spots to choose from! Here are a few of my favorite images from the day. Thanks to M+J for allowing me to share.
Having been to Phoenix only once before had no idea that it could be so green and lovely -- but at the Farm at South Mountain, it was simply gorgeous. I've had the pleasure of working with Amy and her SoCal based company, Moon Canyon Design, on other weddings where she and her partner have manifested flowers and decor with a uniquely artistic approach. It was such an honor to be a part of her and Christopher's down-to-earth, gorgeous celebration. Here are some of my favorite shots:
The Lab Event promises to be a really cool wedding expo. I'll have a portfolio in the library, and will be wandering around eating cake pops and connecting with clients and other vendors. It's today, 2/23/14, at the Ferry Building in San Francisco... hope to see you there!
Got some new cards to put around at the event, what do you think?
Erte's tucked-in veil; Queen of the Night theme (don't forget to dress your bridesmaids as stars); and M from his alphabet. M for Matrimony? Monarch? A couple could claw their way out of chrysali before being given away.
Louise Brooks has a thing or two to teach us about getting decked out for a momentous occasion.
OK, so maybe she wasn't wearing the black veil for a wedding. But, wouldn't it be kind of amazing, though?
In my travels through the world of book arts, I come across a lot of mind-blowingly gorgeous illustrations. I can't help but fantasize about being able to style a wedding after one of these, or better yet, to photograph a wedding that had been. Weddings are pageantry and even, in a way, performance art. That's why it's so fun to think about how to style them, even when it's just choosing colors or a theme to subtly incorporate.