31.05.2012 Come rain or come shine – Natalie & Charles at New York Botanical Gardens
I got it within 3 blocks of dropping off my luggage, putting on my sneakers and stepping out into the rainy Brooklyn evening - I ♥ NY. I don’t know if it was the crowded sidewalk despite the warm May evening rain, the dogwood in bloom or the promise of a weekend spent capturing Natalie, Charles with their family & friends celebrating marriage NY-style. Whatever it was, I got IT - I ♥ NY and IT stuck. There are many different stories to share about Natalie and Charles – the way Natalie’s best friends, Lia and Matt, picked Charles out at the Cal law library as a good match for her, the spontaneous engagement in Egypt that included a late night rush to the local marketplace to search out an engagement ring that they negotiated down from $30 to $18 or how classically beautiful the two fit together, Natalie working with smart inner-city school kids to get the education they deserve or Charles commitment to a just marketplace as an Anti-trust lawyer BUT I’m going to talk about something completely different.
I want to tell you about Natalie & Charles extraordinary commitment to appreciate what is. The night before their wedding was the clincher. Imagine this – an open-top tour bus taking their friends and guests on a tour of NYC when out of nowhere a thunderstorm, drenching them and their guests Did it ruin the night? Nope. In fact it was Natalie and Charles positive attitude that transformed what could have been a disaster into an adventure. Come Rain or Shine is their sweet motto and I think it is not only in regards to the erratic NYC weather but to their lives as a whole.
You’re gonna love me like nobody’s loved me, Come rain or come shine.
Happy together, unhappy together And won’t that be fine.
Days may be cloudy or sunny, We’re in or we’re out of the money
But I’m with you always. I’m with you rain or shine.
29.05.2012 Kevin and Karen Madly in Love in San Francisco
Karen and I met last October at The City Club. She was in town from Portland meeting wedding pros and visiting locations around SF with her mom for her wedding this October. She took a look at my work, we chatted briefly, giggled about something fun and that was the whole of it. A week later we were on the phone and within minutes, it was obvious that we had to work together. Karen is fun, in love and full of life, three of my favorite and most admired qualities. Seeing Kevin and Karen together is awesome. Kevin is committed to her happiness and it shows. My great friend Bryan always says you can tell the character of a man by how radiant his woman is. Kevin, you have my utmost respect.
23.05.2012 Lizzie and Tyler madly in love at Cal!
Really, they are this cute. Lizzie in her girlie white cowgirl boots, Tyler in his bicycle cufflinks and the two of them re-live the fun and play of their college years with the self-assuredness of two brilliant adults madly in love and on the eve of their wedding. Together they poses an easy going life is good in the midst of change and growth and new jobs and travel and a wedding around the corner. So much so that being with them is simultaneously enlivening and relaxing. Tyler and Lizzie, it is an honor to be witness to your sweetness and love for one another. Thank you for having me be part of the rich experience of your wedding! ENJOY!!
21.05.2012 It just keeps getting better – Audrey & Jason at Greens
I fell in Love with Audrey and Jason the first time I met them. They smile generously and are simultaneously easy going and clear about what they want. I fall in love with my clients often and have the incredible fortune of attracting clients that are vibrant and authentically happy and in love. Add to that gorgeous locations and event planners that are amazing and you pretty much can understand why I love my work! The first wedding I captured professionally was at Greens Restaurant. It’s been over a decade now and this job (if I can call it that given how much fun I have and how much I love it) continues to inspire and excite and challenge and delight me. The details may be the same – capturing the full experience of love and beauty between amazing people in beautiful locations and my attention is in a completely different place. No longer am I concerned about missing the kiss or having a camera malfunction or taking breathtaking portraits, experience tells me all of that will be handled. NOW, my attention is on creating a great relationship with my clients. One that will contribute to their experience of joy and fun and love both on the greatest day of their lives and into their future. What an awesome way to earn a living.
And with that I offer you the beautiful photos of Audrey and Jason. With all my LOVE. Enjoy.
21.05.2012 Where love exists – Christine & Rosario at Westin St. Francis
The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. ~Pope St. Gregory the Great
The proof of Christine and Rosario’s love is evident in the great beauty of their wedding day. Rosario’s family was in on the making of our glorious city. Having helped build the epically beautiful St. Peter and Paul Church and The Historic Westin St. Francis, it is no surprise that Christine and Rosario fit so perfectly into the elegance and the grandeur. Given what a beautiful and smart woman Christine is and what a man’s man Rosario is the highlight of the day was his toast to his new wife. Once, twice, three times his voice cracked as he tried to express his love and appreciation. I still get chills when I remember it. Thank you for having us capture your wedding and the start of what no doubt will be a great thing. Enjoy.