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brienne & tim / welcome to happy / dumbo loft brooklyn wedding

Chaz Cruz

Its been a few months since I've written a post, with weddings every weekend, engagements during the weekdays and editing when I'm not shooting, its been hard to sit down just to think and write. But I wanted to write a post not only for this amazing couple, Brienne and Tim (and who's photos you'll be seeing shortly) but also to call attention to one of my dear friends, Lydia of Ever Ours, who's wedding blog is in its final days. 
Many years ago when I first started sending weddings into publications, I was like every other photographer, trying to put our best details forward to showcase the latest trends and fashions of the season. It wasn't until I saw Lydia's blog that I found an outlet that showed the creativity, emotion and spontaneity that actually encompasses a wedding. She accepted my submission and I was stoked to realize that we could actually become friends, as opposed to the photographer/blogger line that you don't cross, just in case you don't get along and realize that they might not want to feature you anymore. 
Through the years, Lydia and I would hang out in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York, forging a family bond where we now annoy each other like brother and sister. I can't thank her enough as she's introduced me to photographers and friends who I now count as some of my best. She even indirectly and directly led to my success in New York City by introducing me to people who took me under their wings and showed me how to navigate the wedding industry here (hi Katie Osgood!) and by also just getting me amazing weddings with her friends (see Cynthia and Eli).
So with her posting her final blog posts, I sent her in one of my favorite weddings of all time. From the love, the photos, the food to the music. Brienne and Tim's wedding was one where when I put down the camera, I just said "wow." Brienne and Tim are both from New Zealand but now reside in Brooklyn, with Tim from the band Steriogram (you might remember this song) and Brienne a graphic designer. So their wedding was full of gorgeous modernism as well as a big crazy ass concert/party. Even Brienne's dad did a rap, it was just that kind of night. So please enjoy the photos from Brienne and Tim and also head over to Lydia's blog where she featured more of my favorite images from the day and send her some love.

tiffany & len / california chic

Chaz Cruz

This was one of the hottest (weather and couple) weddings of my 2014 season and it didn't disappoint. Tiffany and Len were married at the SmogShoppe in Los Angeles but they left their mark all over the city. With the all-star team of So Happi Together and my man Luis Godinez manning the 2nd camera, we captured one the my most beautiful weddings from last season. Also check out the Tiffany and Len over on Ruffled and see more from their day.

anna & graham / design wonderland

Chaz Cruz

Anna and Graham are both designers in New York City who met at work (naturally) so it was no surprise that their wedding was full of creativity. They got married in Anna's hometown of Cincinnati to share their love with their friends, family and most important of all, their dog Moe. We started the photos at 21C Museum Hotel (to hang with their infamous penguins) and then headed over to the Krippendorf Lodge for the ceremony and party. Thanks to Jessica Fey for rolling with me for this wedding.

lauren & jay / rooftop vibes

Chaz Cruz

Whenever I've photographed with these two, we've always made our best photographs stories above San Diego. Looking up at the clouds and down onto the street below. So it was perfect that Lauren and Jay celebrated their nuptials on the roof of the Andaz San Diego Hotel. A big thanks to associate photographer Kim Marcelo for shooting with me, see some of my favorites below as well as their details on Carats & Cake.

cheryl & eugene / monochrome dream

Chaz Cruz

When I did my first entry on this new blog, I had a wedding where I did all the edits but something kept pulling at me. I had seen the classic shadows, the shadowed emotions and the love that needed no extra palette. When I looked back at Cheryl and Eugene's wedding, the same feelings were instilled in me. I did this wedding last year at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica with an amazing team that consisted of planner extraordinaire, Wilmarose of Lovely Jubilee, my 2nd photographer Stephanie Yang the flower queen herself, Ivie Joy of Ivie Joy Flowers. So enjoy my grayscale post but if you want to see all the details and the like, please visit Bridal Musings who posted all about their wedding on their blog today.