Sunday, December 6, 2009

Back at it

This is a sad day, my browser did not even recognize my blog address when I came to sign on, that's how long it's been. Okay, let's get some life back in the blog!

I've had a great few months since last posting, with lots of shooting. I've done a wedding, 2 engagement sessions, had a week at summer camp, a week in Iowa, Drumline Camp, Band Camp, concerts, a trip to El Salvador and some very fun Christmas concert series at TMC.

Well, here are a few from the most recent shoot, the wedding of my friends Tim and Gina Dunham. Tim and I grew up together in San Bernardino when we were much younger, and it has been a blast to reconnect with him over the past year. His beautiful bride, Gina, is an absolute steal and a stunning blonde, as you'll see below. Their wedding was at the Cabrillo State Beach House, a classic building right on the beach in San Pedro.

The floral arrangements and centerpieces were so creative and masterfully done.
Each table had a large glass cylinder filled with the flowers, a waterproof light and water.
Here's the guys, very studly. You should see Tim's 6-pac.
Gina MADE her! She works as a fashion designer for Vans
and special ordered the fabric from a specialty mill in China. Here she is
putting the last minute touches on it with the iron.

Loved the shoes. They went perfectly with the dress.
Ta-Da! See, I told you....
Yum. That's all I have to say.
These are some of my students from Valley Christian.
They performed beautifully before and after the service.
Too bad they're all seniors, I'm going to miss them next year!

There were so many sweet moments of affection throughout the day.

I Do
Gina's dad both walked her down the aisle, with her mom,
and performed part of the ceremony.
The wedding location shouted beauty.
Wedding party...
These are some of my new favorite bridal portraits.
Her dress is absolutely gorgeous...or maybe that's just her.

Tim: "O yeah..."

After we lost the last light we headed inside to the reception.
Tim and Gina had prepared an elegant tango which they performed
with graceful precision. It wasn't an up-tempo, high energy dance, but
the attention to detail and form made it beautiful and impressive.
Cake time!
And I won't show you how he got that... ;)
Tim and Gina, Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day. I hope the images we captured will help you recall it well. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality you showed your guests, and for putting up with me taking pictures of everything! Looking forward to getting to know you more and sharing in your joy and love for life.

To everyone else, thanks for stopping by, especially since you weren't likely to see anything! I am looking forward to posting some more of what's been going on soon.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Nicole and Paul's Wedding

Woo Hoo! They're finished! One fantastic wedding this summer was that of the Kent's. They were married way back on July 11 at the beautiful Faith OPC campus in Long Beach. Thanks to my good friends Steve and Bree, we had the day covered from all angles and had a ton of fun along the way. Steve even had some crazy shooting out of my sunroof as we drove. The whole day was beautiful from start to finish, and Paul and Nicole were so relaxed and "in the moment" the whole time. I love shooting weddings that not only feature beautiful brides, but feature our beautiful savior, Jesus Christ, as the ultimate treasure. Here are a few images from the day. Enjoy!

The preparation:

Paul and Nicole each exchanged gifts and letters before the ceremony.

Here Paul is sporting the new cufflinks Nicole gave him,
complete with their monogram.
Nicole was a stunning bride.
You can tell by just the hair!

A delightful bunch of bridesmaids
One of my favorite portraits. ever.
We're cool. We know it.
The picture says it all

We did it! WooHoo!
Now we're allowed to do this
and this...
...and this...
...but not this. ever.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

An oldie but a goodie!

So, I'm back in the saddle, so to say, through galavanting around the world for now, and it's time for a Post. and a Kent. These shots are of Nicole Post and Paul Kent, who recently became Mr. and Mrs. Kent (I'm just about done editing the wedding, no thanks to Bree and Steve who helped me take 10,000 from the big day). But before I post the shots from the wedding, I wanted to put up a few from their engagement shoot which took place earlier this summer. Also, I had a blast at camp with the Jr. Highers from my church (an exciting video coming from there soon) as well as a killer trip to the Midwest with plenty to post, so I should have enough to do in the next few weeks. Also, Band Camp starts tomorrow for the students at Valley Christian High School, where I teach, so we'll be having fun there all week. Paul and Nicole, thanks so much for letting me capture your day. I am spoiled having such incredible and good-looking people to work with!