After a months long stint in California for a bunch of shoots, I had an opportunity to meet up with some photo friends in Los Angeles before I headed back to New York. Two of those photo friends were a couple, Joe + Kathrina. I had met them a few years back when I had a double wedding weekend and each of them assisted me for one of my weddings. They were relatively new to the industry and myself, having a few years under my belt by then, I thought the best way to help them understand the industry was to always have a never ending drive and passion for the craft.
Seeing them grow since 2011 has been exciting, all the people they have assisted and all the couples with whom they have shown their honest love, truly reflects their desire for each other as well as their photography. So in my little room at The LINE Hotel in LA, we ditched the conventions and just had fun. The way love is supposed to be.
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Big Sur, every photographers dream. Everyone's dreams actually. Since moving to New York I haven't had many opportunities to photograph in open spaces, so when Cristelle and Robert asked me to capture their nuptials, I jumped at the chance. I got bring my right hand man, Kim, with me so I knew we'd have a great time. I'll follow up this post with some personal film shots that I had taken on our journey. Enjoy the favorites.
Chicago, you're pretty great. Especially that you hosted one great wedding with some amazing people. Also a bonus that I got to work with Velare Imaginarium for this one, view the motion at the end. Kristina and Tony everybody.
I headed out to Palm Springs a few weeks ago to hang out with Cindy & Charlton at their favorite getaway in the desert, the Ace Hotel. This one had everything, cuteness, romance, sexiness and even a pool. Definitely one of my favorite engagements to date.
Last year, I went to Sonoma, CA for the epic party to celebrate the love of Cynthia and Mel. They told me that their venue, the Cornerstone Sonoma, had an ever changing installation of landscape art. And man, we had some fun with it. Thanks to Ari Simphoukham for coming up and helping me for the day.