I’m super excited for Don and Barbara’s winery wedding in August, and had a great time hanging out and getting to know them a little more here. One of my favorite parts of this shoot (besides that the rain let up long enough for us to shoot outside), was the fact that we took all these pictures within five minutes of their house. Between the flower garden, the railroad tracks, and a little wine date we hit up a nice little slice of California right in their proverbial back yard.
Again, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Julia and Dan, their family, and friends. This truly was a beautiful day. The warmth and joy of the community, from getting ready, to the ceremony, to the reception, were almost palpable. I am continually struck by the honor given me in allowing me to be a part of celebrating a couples wedding, and being trusted with the task of documenting it for their future. Thank you.
On the technical side… In the last couple months I feel like I’ve been able to take my photography to the next level, and I’m excited about the results that have been coming out of my camera more than ever. Having been inspired fellow SF photographers Josh Gruetzmacher, Ben Chrisman, and Mark Kuroda I shot this entire wedding (except the family portraits) with the 35mm 1.4, and the 85mm 1.2, I’m seriously compelled by the image quality, the lens speed, and the constant attention required in hitting the composition without the help of a zoom lens. I’m in love the results!
This past weekend Heather and I drove up to Tahoe with a bunch of friends to hang out. I’ve been super-busy the last several weeks, and March is going to be a huge month for me. So it was nice to get away and rejuvenate with great friends. Ultimately people are always my favorite subjects, but sometimes its nice to make images of places and things that aren’t moving so fast. There is something zen-like for me in the captivating process of shooting nature. I love patterns, and though its probably hard to tell from my work, considering we’re so different in style and subject matter, Ansel Adams is one of my constant photographic inspirations. Right when we got to Tahoe I took a walk down by the beach and this is what I found…
Hanging out with Ashley and Henry was a great way to spend some of my Valentines day. You guys really gave me the warm fuzzies! Although it had been raining for much of the week, the weather was perfect for us. I’ve been wanting to spend more time shooting in the Mission and I’m grateful that Ashley and Henry were willing to go a little out of the box and trust me for this shoot. The Mission is such a unique part of San Francisco and I love all the colors of the murals and the life they bring to each picture. I think our only regret was that we couldn’t find a way logistically to bring their dogs along. Who knows maybe they’ll make a guest appearance at the wedding :). I know this post is extremely long for an engagement session, but this really is just a sample of some of the great images of the day.
She’s beautiful… and Henry knows it. 🙂