I don't know how it keeps happening, but I swear to God, I admire every couple whose wedding we photograph. But of all the admirable, awesome folks we've had the pleasure of working with over the years, I'm hard pressed to name one that is as flat out cool as Roxy and Niraj.Read More
Before I point a camera at couples, I often extol my grand unifying theory of cuddling: every couple has their own unique ways that they fit together, and those comfortable poses are not something I can direct them into, it's something that happens after months and years of slinging their arms over their partner's shoulders, intertwining their fingers in just the right way, resting the space between cheek and chin at just the right tuft of hair or enveloping each other in the comfort of deep hugs. Kathlene & Ryan are one of those couples who joined lives in reality long before they joined them on paper, and I have to admit that at weddings like this, my job gets much easier. There is an ease to couples who know each other so deeply and whose lives already run parallel. The wedding day becomes not a moment of change, but a celebration of what has passed and an embracing of what is to come.Read More
As Justin mentioned in our previous blog post, nerds are our people. And Ashley and Sean aren't just nerds - they're hardcore nerds. In notes they exchanged/read to each other before their ceremony, they talked about being in band class together. There were Star Wars references throughout the day, superhero nods (Batman socks for the groom and groomsmen, a Batman garter for the bride), more Disney allusions than I probably even realized (the big ones being the Minnie Mouse slippers Ashley wore while getting ready and the fact that she walked down the aisle to a song from Beauty and the Beast) and, of course, Harry Potter themed flannels for the bridesmaids that said "I Solemnly Swear I Am Up to No Good" on the back. They were even in the bridesmaids' Hogwarts House colors. All of this is just to say: Ashley and Sean take their geekdom seriously. And we seriously love them for it.Read More
I admit it. I was an English Major. In fact, Dana and I both were. And before I made a living looking through a lens, I made it with my fingers on a keyboard. And Dana? Well, she actually qualifies as a legit writer. Books are in our blood. So maybe that explains why we had such a squealing "OMG LOOK AT THIS NO NO LOOK AT THIS" reaction to Katie +Kevin's incredible book-infused Autumn wedding.Read More
Dinika & John's San Francisco wedding was pure fairytale.
From the beautiful Victorian house Dinika got ready in to the awe inspiring St. Ignatius Church where they said their vows and the gorgeous San Francisco Film Centre where the party really got started - from start to finish, their wedding day was a visual (and literal, when you add in the incredible food) feast of love. And I haven't even mentioned the Elvis impersonator yet.Read More
I thought when I photographed Robyn and Michael's wedding last year that I'd never get a chance to capture a larger height difference than their nearly foot and a half disparity. Boy was I wrong! Monica and Troy may have to get creative to look one another in the eyes - Monica even stood on a step at the altar to lessen the height difference - but they don't have any problems seeing eye-to-eye. You can tell by the way they look at each other, as in the picture above: even after years of being together, they're beaming like kids in a candy store on their wedding day.Read More
For a small business, there's nothing better than word of mouth. No matter what industry you're in, knowing that a customer has been so pleased by your service that they'd tell other people about you is pretty much the oversized gold star of adult life. That's why we're so proud to have been able to shoot Jazmin + Zane's incredible Raiders-infused wedding in Stanford, California.
Zane was a groomsman in Solana & Kevin's Giants-inspired blowout a few seasons back so he was front and center to see how we work and the results we get. That's why I was absolutely thrilled to connect with he and his beautiful fiancee for their wedding day!Read More
2016 has definitely been a wild ride. There were just so many hilarious, gorgeous, tear-filled weddings this year (and, you know, complete chaos nationally and internationally, but that's not really where we're going with this post. But we could. Because come on, 2016, you had to take Carrie Fisher, too?!).
This week, Justin and I set ourselves the impossible task of narrowing down the year's weddings into our favorite moments - the most hilarious, inscrutable, emotional captures of the year, since that is, as photojournalist wedding photographers, what we believe this job is all about: capturing moments. The things a bride and groom are too busy to see, or too hopped up on adrenaline to remember.
Looking back at these photos really cemented for us how ridiculously lucky we are to do this job. Thank you to every bride and groom we worked with this year - for that one day, we got to be a part of your life, to laugh at your dad's bad jokes, to toast with your friends. It's an absolute honor and we can't wait to see what 2017 brings.
I mean, assuming 2017 does not bring the apocalypse.Read More
There's always something magical about the wedding of two people who have been in love for a long time. Lindsey and Brad's wedding was such a good example of that magic - they have an ease together, they have a history not only with each other but, as a couple, with all the friends and family surrounding them on their day, and when you combine that familiarity and love with incredible DIY details and a regal Tuscan setting like The Reata, well, you're guaranteed to be shooting something special.Read More
I'm about to let you in on a little secret about what we do.
Wedding photography is like 90% about the bride.
Are you shocked? Surprised? No? Congratulations, that means you've probably spent more than a few minutes browsing wedding photography blogs!
We're so used to being there when the bride and bridesmaids are getting their hair done, having their makeup perfected, putting on the dress, that it just feels like a totally natural part of the wedding day experience. Sure, we check on the guys from time to time, but we spend most of our time with the bride.
I'm telling you all that to tell you this: Amber & Mario wanted something different for their incredible lakeside wedding in Burson this spring. Instead of following the bride around, they asked that I stay with the groom and groomsmen as they got ready. So I shadowed them, from their trip up to a secluded little house in the dusty hills where their suits waited for them, to their anticipatory shots of tequila from cool shot glasses featuring old timey mugshots. From Mario in tattered, paint-stained boots to him under the boughs of a weeping willow tree lakeside in a gorgeously fitted gray suit watching his stunning bride walk down the aisle.Read More