Jeff and Kelly were married a few weeks ago. Their amazing reception was held at the incredible Rancho Las Lomas, one of my favorite venues. Carolyn Chen did an incredible job coordinating as usual. I love working with her, I never have to worry about a thing.
Here are some favorites.
I've shot at Ranch Las Lomas several times and I've never seen this staircase. I love finding new spots at familiar venues.
I love these moments during the toasts.
I shot Michelle and Jack's awesome wedding a few weeks ago and I finally got some time to get it up on the blog. I love this couple. They were so great to work with and so in love... which always makes my job easy!
Here are a bunch of favorites from their wedding at Oak Creek Golf Club.
Edmund is a man of many talents. He's a sponsored skater, a professional photographer, and a graphic designer among other things. He asked me if I'd shoot a lifestyle session of him and I jumped at the chance. I got the film back this afternoon and wanted to share some of it. I'll be posting some of the digital stuff later as well.
As always I prepared these using the ridiculously fast blogging actions, BlogStomp. It literally saves me hours every time I blog... and at less than $50, its a steal.
I met these guys out in Laguna Beach and had a blast. They were so easy to shoot. Kelsey got us into the Irvine Cove private beach and it was so great to get to shoot in Laguna and not have to battle the throngs of people.
Another reason I'm excited today is BlogStomp has FINALLY released their new product! Its seriously the best thing to happen to blogging since... I don't know... the internet? I've been able to be a beta tester for them and I can't tell you how much time it has saved me over the past few months. For those that don't know its an action set that makes it AMAZINGLY fast and easy to resize, sharpen, brand (add your logo) and save your images for web. It is seriously just one or two clicks from a full size image to the finished, saved, blog ready image.
Go get you some!
...well, a month after, but who's keeping track?
I was working on these images today and wanted to post a few. I just love this location. It was so fun to have a bride and groom to shoot here. And its right by my house which makes it even better!
I love this couple. Check out their awesome wedding a few posts down!
Last week I had a birthday. It was amazing. Best birthday I can remember. There are only a few things that make me really happy... two of them are amazing food and being surrounded by friends. This year I got both.
Monday night Cyndie and I left Makenzie with some friends and drove up to LA. We got a room at The Roosevelt Hotel, one of the coolest hotels ever, and had dinner at Spago, Wolfgang Puck's signature restaurant in Beverly Hills.
I've wondered for a long time if Spago was all hype or if it really was all it was cracked up to be. Let me tell you it did not disappoint. Instead of ordering off the menu we decided to do the 10 course tasting menu. After three and a half hours we rolled out of the restaurant... stuffed from one of the most amazing meals we've ever had. The meal cost more than the rent on our first apartment but I have to say it was totally worth it. Also, we sat right next to Sidney Poitier and his family. Awesome.
The next day we hung out at the hotel for a while then headed back to the OC where we were having a bonfire with friends out on the Balboa Penninsula. There were probably 10 photographers there so I was thinking that several would have their cameras but only one person did. Jory brought an old Canon AE-1 and one roll of film. He just blogged the images from the day so I stole a few for my blog too. Thanks for the images Jory!
Yours truly. Jory and Val, Jasmine and JD Star ;)
There's a blurry Jessica Claire, Jasmine and Cyndie back there.
A few weeks ago a couple of friends came out to visit, Craig and Chip from Studio563 in Houston. One of the nights they were here we went out to Laguna Beach to shoot for fun. I totally forgot about these images and recently sent a bunch of film to get processed and got these back. I never get over how amazing film looks. The color and skin tones just blow my mind, and the depth of field you get shooting medium format is just incredible.
Craig and Chip also have a new product about to be release called BlogStomp. Its a super easy way to get your images branded and blog ready. It's saved me hours and hours. It's amazing. Go follow them on twitter and be the first to find out when it's released.
Here are my boys Craig and Chip!
Lauren and Kyle had an AMAZING wedding at the Nixon Library. Square Root handled the florals and did an incredible job and the fabulous Kerrie Underhill coordinated. I love working with Kerrie. I always know things will go smoothly when she's around!
Here are a bunch of my favorites from their day!
The amazing bouquet by Square Root:
I love this shot of Lauren's mom looking on as she finishes getting ready.
More of Square Root's beautiful work!
This guy stepped right into the aisle in front of me... I had to throw an elbow to get him out of my shot, haha!
Kyle's grandparents... pretty much the cutest couple I've ever seen!
We had such amazing light that afternoon!
Amazing reception details...
The radical sweetheart table.
Finally, a sweet shot after the cake cutting.
A few weeks ago I shot Michelle and Mark's wedding in Oceanside. The were married on the roof of an incredible private residence on the water there. Bethany at Splendid Sentiments did and incredible job on the florals and put together an amazing bouquet and maybe my favorite boutonniere I've ever seen.
Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding.
I don't get to shoot the groom getting ready very often but because they were getting ready in the same home I got to sneak over for a few minutes. Love these images.
Now for the bride.
Sweet rooftop ceremony:
A little photobooth action during cocktail hour:
The girls were a little nervous getting up on the rocks but once they were up there they were ready to party, haha.
And here's the boutonniere and bouquet I was talking about:
Then it was time for a few portraits of the couple... my favorite part of the day.
I love this moment at the end of the first dance when the wedding party joined in!
Here's Michelle and Mark with one of my favorite couples from a few years ago, Melissa and Chester!
I love when the sparklers are brought out!
I posted a few of the polaroids of this awesome wedding a few weeks ago but I just got the film back and wanted to post more.
Some of my favorite vendors worked on this wedding with me:
Venue: Park Prive
All of this was shot on my Contax 645 with either Fuji Pro400H or
Pro800Z film. There is nothing like the color from those films. I'll be posting the digital images in the next few days.
Onto the images.
I know I blogged a bunch of the bouquet but c'mon, look at it!
Her dress was a beautiful Paloma Blanca
Here's a little sneak peek of the reception details. Square Root has got some skills: