This was one of the most gorgeous weddings! I’ve known Hallie since I was about 5 and I had the great opportunity to photograph her day. The ceremony was set in a barn at Desert Foothills and the decor was gorgeously arranged by Angelic Grove. I loved her hybrid of old Arizona style with contemporary elegance. She mixed stunning chandeliers and romantic lighting with rustic boots and bolo ties. As a sweet personal touch, she wore her mom’s veil.
What can I say about Jill and Allan…other than, these guys ROCK! We started at their friend’s home in Malibu. Fought off some overbearing insects. Waded through harsh brush in heels and flip flops for the sake of the image during the final 2 minutes of sunset. Had a shoot off with their favorite nerf guns. And they watched patiently as I ran around them like a crazed ninja with my sparklers. Allen is a comedic writer so we weren’t at a loss of humor and laughs throughout the shoot. Next time, I’m bringing my nerf gun too!
A few months ago, I flew to San Francisco to photograph a number of family and engagement sessions for the benefit of my dear friend who lost his life in a car accident. Surviving the accident was his fiance who’s wedding I was scheduled to photograph this September in Hawaii. You can see the story here.
I donated all the proceeds from the shoots to Nicole, to aid in her rehabilitation. I scheduled the majority of the shoots over the span of one day so I had to find a location that would give me some diversity. I found the gorgeous little park outside the MOMA which offered just that. Here is a small excerpt of my engagement and family sessions…