Jul 082014
 

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

Anymore, my clientele is primarily referral based and on occasion I get the pleasure of working for the same family multiple times. So it has been with the Kristyn’s family! I’m fairly certain I’ve mentioned this in the past, but, seeing how the point I’m about to make has been one of the best and unforeseen perks I’ve found being a photographer, I thought I’d mention it again–that the relationships photographers develop with clients isn’t typically a one time deal–they grow and blossom crossing generations, family members, and friends.

Having this opportunity to photograph for Kristyn and Neill is awesome–my third wedding in their family. They are such a fun couple and thankfully they trusted me to take them on a bit of a road trip through the North Bay Area stopping through places like Nicasio, Point Reyes Station, and a handful of road side pullouts for their engagement session. Their wedding, like all weddings, is going to be a fantastic reunion of family and friends and that I know so many of their family and friends makes this upcoming gig that much more exciting!

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

Jul 032014
 

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

In late June I met up with Lindsey and Patrick to photograph their engagement portraits. We had a great time traveling around the northern section of San Francisco and across the Golden Gate in Kirby Cove. I kept thinking about how the Sierra range some 150 miles east is well known as “The Range Of Light,” and what with those same light rays passing through San Francisco first-it’s no wonder such wonderful luminance exists there in the afternoon! I’m already looking forward to being back with this fantastic couple at the end of September for their wedding!

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Dec 052013
 

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

It’s difficult to call photographing “work” when Sarah and Devin are in front of the lens. Earlier this year, we met up in Mendocino to photograph their engagement session and a few weeks ago we were in Yosemite for their wedding. Needless to say, I like their taste for locations! Though Sarah had envisioned a white wedding in Yosemite National Park, she was treated to an amazing warm Fall day. She had Sorel boots as gifts for her bridesmaids and they tromped around the valley with them despite the lack of snow!

Their wedding was an intimate affair with close family and friends in attendance. Prep photos were at the Ahwahnee Hotel, their ceremony at the Yosemite Valley Chapel, and then the reception was held at the historic Wawona Hotel. It was a fantastic wedding day that flowed effortlessly. Once their reception was over, we all tried to bust it back to the valley before the 10pm cutoff as the final tunnel was going to be shut down for 2 hours for construction. We arrived at 10:07 and the road crew wouldn’t let us through. So, we kept the party going for two more hours at the road block with a portable speaker, whiskey, and lighting provided by the California Department of Transportation!

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

Yosemite National Park Wedding photographs.

I thought I’d post this comment Sarah sent from their honeymoon visiting the National Parks in the Four Corners area of the desert southwest; it’s one of the nicest things anyone has ever said about me and my photography! Thank you Sarah!

We are currently in Colorado freezing our asses off…who knew the storm I was hoping for in Yosemite was going to roll in as we left on our Grand Circle Tour?!?!

Genuinely, we are soo thankful for your presence at our wedding, your AMAZING talent not-withstanding, you were a BRILLIANT, HILARIOUS, and WONDERFUL addition to our wedding weekend and we could not have pulled it off without you. Devin and I would also like to thank you for initiating our “tunnel party” and recording our first dance which I get to tell my grandchildren was to Sublime’s “Date Rape.” What a story that will be!

Seriously, Devin and I feel so blessed to have met you and had you as a part of our wedding. You felt much more like a guest doing us a favor than a vendor we had to cater to. If you EVER need a recommendation please feel free to give people my email, phone number, etc. I am happy to sing your praises any time that it is needed.

Sincerely,
Sarah and Devin

Nov 192013
 

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

A few weeks back I had the great pleasure of photographing Ashley and TJ’s engagement photos. We spent the afternoon cruising around the southern portion of the Wood River Vally here in Idaho and had a great time hitting up a bunch of rural spots. Ashley and Tj are crazy fun, goofy, and head over heels in love! Their wedding is going to be held up in Ketchum next summer and I have a good feeling it’s going to be a phenomenal celebration!

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Engagement photo taken in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.

Sep 162013
 

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Jessie and Andy were married in the beautiful Our Lady of the Snows Catholic church in Sun Valley, Idaho, with their reception at River Run Lodge that was all smiles and good times. The toasts and roasts that were given to the couple revealed two incredibly smart and talented people with a whole lot of love for each other, their family, and friends. Their party kept going until a rose petal getaway sent Jessie and Andy off on their honeymoon!

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

A wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Sep 032013
 

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

Any more, nothing says “Idaho” like fly fishing and fire fighting. Both themes were on display at Oliver and Becca’s wedding a few weeks back at Sun Valley’s fabled Trail Creek Cabin. Oliver’s love of fly fishing set the theme for their wedding, however, the fact that he is a fire fighter and that the Beaver Creek fire had started only three days prior to their wedding added an ironic touch! Oliver snuck out with his friends early in the morning on his wedding day to fish the Big Wood river. Luckily, he landed a 3″ trout, narrowly avoiding being skunked. But, even if he’d have walked away without a fish on his line, he had a bigger catch set for later that afternoon! The smoke stayed to the north and made the colors in the sky a eerily beautiful sight. Their celebration was perfect and the party a blast. Many congratulations Becca and Oliver!

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

A wedding photo taken during the Beaver Creek Fire near Sun Valley, Idaho

Aug 142013
 

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Patrick and Kate were married on the east slope of the Sawtooth Mountains in the small town of Stanley, Idaho. The mountains that defined their ceremony’s backdrop and the waters that flow from them are both intimate to these two mountain people-as Patrick works as a ski guide and Kate was a professional whitewater rafting guide, now a school teacher.
I’ve been out in the backcountry skiing with Patrick and Kate works at the elementary school across the street from my house. Both are amazing people with big hearts, an amazing level of patience, and zest for adventure. Their wedding day reflected these traits, it was easy going, full of love, and lots of fun!

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.

Redfish Lake wedding near Stanley, Idaho.