Woodstock is a beautiful place for a wedding, and Julia and John got married in one of the most unique venues I’ve seen in the area. They got married in a barn-like concert hall that was built by artists in 1910, Maverick Concert Halls. We went for a walk at twilight to take some photos, and so many little intimate moments happened that I was able to capture on our walk. These two are just so sweet. Just a perfect little wedding in the woods.
When a wedding includes an adorable groomsman puppy, a pig roast, whiskey cocktails and lawn games, you know its definitely gonna be amazing. It was so fun to be a part of Jami and Jon’s lovely wedding! A special thanks to Becka Pillmore for being awesome and second shooting this for me! Here is the story.
This beautiful wedding had Malibu mountains, fields, and oceans. As far as landscapes go, its the perfect combination. Caroline and Marc had a super fun Malibu Ranch wedding at Rancho Pacifico, with an incredible ceremony view of the ocean and rolling hills as far as you could see. Take a look at their lovely story.
I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker at two of Ben Sasso‘s FOSTER workshop in Joshua Tree this summer. I got to hang out, share my experiences, and have a blast with 15 other photographers. And then 15 more the following week! We had the lovely Jaicee and Danny come on the last night of each workshop for a fun adventure session all over the awesome Joshua Tree landscape. This is what those sessions looked like!
I think there has been a common thread in all my recent posts: nature has had its way of working perfectly with us to create incredible things. This shoot is no different. Amanda and Adam eloped a year ago and never had a chance to have their photo taken. So they got in touch with me to schedule an epic anniversary session, all they knew was they wanted a beautiful location. And I think we did pretty good with that one. The Malibu coast didn’t disappoint, and that incredible California light blew us away.
What happens if an unexpected DOWNPOUR happens in the middle of portraits at your wedding? You run through the rain and love every minute of it! That’s what Ryan and Jess did when we got surprised with insane downpour while we were nowhere near cover, in the middle of the woods taking photos. Both Ryan and Jess absolutely beamed with love and joy all day long, and they didn’t let a little rain (well, a LOT of rain) ruin anything. We ran through the rain and we were all SOAKED by the time we got back to the house. But the party continued, the sun came out a few minutes later, and it was an incredible memory. Thank you, Ryan and Jess, for being awesome and embracing it!
The best way to propose? Take a 6-day road trip through 5 national parks and pop the question at the most epic location you find. That’s exactly how my friends Mike and Chara got engaged, and I couldn’t be happier for them! I met up with them towards the end of their road trip in Utah, in Zion National Park, and had a little adventure together.
I have always wanted to do a shoot in a mossy green forest covered in fog. Its hard to predict the weather, but this time nature was really on my side. All the elements worked out perfectly. I met Kristen and Michael for brunch before starting the shoot, when the sun was high and it didn’t look like we would see any fog at all. A few minutes into our hike up to Mount Ellinor, the fog took over and we were in a thick cloud for the rest of the hike. We didn’t get any epic peak views of Olympic National Park, but the fog totally made up for it. It was really fun to work with and photograph the talented Kristen Marie !
Everything in Sara and Max’s wedding had so much sentiment, meaning, and love behind it. She got dressed in her parents house and walked over to the ceremony, which was held in an old building where she used to play as a little girl when it was abandoned. For our sunset portrait session we snuck away from the party and took a hike down a short little quiet trail to a lake where they used to play as children. It’s hard to pick one favorite thing about this wedding, but I’d have to say my favorite element was just how excited they both were to go on a hike and have some time alone in the woods. Definitely my kind of people!
It’s time for part two of Cory and Bethany’s awesome two-day session! I love the vast simplicity of the Algodones Sand Dunes in California. It was the perfect setting for this fun session. In case you missed part one, it was an adventure Joshua Tree session and you can find it HERE!