I rarely get to meet my couples before they sign on the dotted line, securing me as the official documenter of their wedding day. And as I stood outside the Carmel Mission, waiting for Rahul and Alexia, with no clue what they looked like, I realized that THAT is kind of amazing. People book me based on vibes felt through emails and phone calls, and those vibes have been correct 100% of the time. Never have I met with a couple for their engagement shoot and thought, "Nope. We were wrong. The vibes failed us." Instead, I manage to book kindred spirits - good-hearted, kind people who value storytelling and genuine emotion (and a sense of humor to boot). These two were no exception.
Thanks to these lovebirds, Phoenix got to go on her first airplane last week.
Now, I LOVE California landscapes. But shooting with these Colorado colors, views, and light -- A DREEEEEEAM.
Oh, and Rick & Kelly might be the cutest thing things baby's bottoms (and I would know).
Sometimes, I get to photograph couples who are ALREADY married (not engaged to BE married).
And there is just something different about witnessing married love -- it's seen things, been through the ringer once or twice, it's weathered and it's beautiful.
There is strength in its quiet history. It's made from the same stuff as old books and good wine.