Before I get going on this blog post, about a couple that I absolutely want to be long time friends with, let me tell you this … I knew right away I liked Nate and Allison. Why? Because the sister of the bride looked like Taylor Swift’s twin? NO! Because they enjoy good beer, and they brew it themselves too. In fact, the wedding favors were homebrew beverages (for the adults) and root beer for the kiddos. My two favorites. And we all know I’m more kid, than adult these days.
This refreshingly early morning wedding was in a cute chapel in San Diego, mid December, in between two crazy storms that rolled through town. It rained on my way to the wedding, and it rained shortly after the wedding. But the skies opened just in time!
I know you all like stories a little, because you put up with my gabbing all the time. But photos are better, so enjoy. This is a long one (no chuckles from the peanut gallery), so sit back and enjoy!
Thanks to the incredibly talented Beki of Beki Dawn Photography for shooting this with me. She’s a joy to work with, and SUPER GOOD at what she does. I have a feeling we’ll be shooting a ton of weddings together in the next year. It’s hard to imagine shooting without her. And thank you to all my kick ass couples who made 2012 a successful year. You all had a choice when it came to photographers, and you (for some strange reason) chose this big white bearded dude. THANK YOU. I couldn’t be more grateful for the choice you made. Here’s to 2013 doing it’s best to one-up 2012.
The following is an excerpt from my friend Ryan (currently in Afghanistan), PROFESSIONAL groomsman:
“I’ve been a groomsman nine times and a Best Man twice (everything but the groom or pastor. . . .I know, right?) . Being a groomsman is a big responsibility and not one to take lightly. You are standing up there to say, “Yes, I stand by my friend and I will help defend this marriage.” And man do not get me started when bride picks both the groomsmen and the bridesmaids. You got to be kidding me.
And accepting the role of being a groomsman is saying, “I’m willing to work my butt off for this wedding.” If you say yes, be willing to be the greatest groomsman in the history of groomsmen.
See the rest HERE.
This gorgeous vineyard wedding in the middle of October was picture perfect from start to finish. The groom brewed a beer for the big day, appropriately called “Veil Ale” and the bride had her stylish boots on ready to take on the world.
I could write for days on this couple, but you’re here for photos, so I’ll make this short.
I have never seen a more genuine love between two families. Both fathers were groomsmen (and both made FANTASTIC speeches), both families partied together on the dancefloor, and took each person in as if they had always been one big group all along. When the caterers and bar tenders are wiping the tears away all evening, you know it’s a special night. Here’s just a small sampling of how gorgeous the day was.
Here’s a quick teaser from Jonathan and Julie’s wedding. These are 2 people who are super close to me, and I couldn’t imagine anybody else shooting their wedding. I’m really excited about their images. Stay tuned for more from their wedding day!
On a warm winter night in San Diego, they partied with their best friends, and closest family. I just can’t wait to show you the rest from Phillip And Tricia’s big wedding day!