blog_title_decorationKELSY & BUTCH | POINT LOBOS, CALIFORNIA

Ah, Kelsy & Butch! Where do I even begin with this amazing couple? They’re sweet, funny, fun, beautiful, joyful, genuine, smart, and the most amazing photographers I know! One might think it would be intimidating to photograph photographers (it sometimes is!), but with Kelsy & Butch you immediately feel at ease. We’ve photographed each other many, many times, and at this point, it’s just a fun evening out, with cameras in hand!

Let’s back up a bit. Last fall, I received a call or text or email from Butch (or maybe it was Kelsy?!)- his sister was freshly engaged to a wonderful man, getting married at the most beautiful ranch in California and they wanted to know if I was available. They put me in touch with Stevi and after a few months of phone calls and emails and planning, her big day was finally here! Before I knew it, I was hopping on a plane with my crew to photograph one of the most amazing weddings I’ve ever had the chance to be a part of. I am so incredibly grateful that K&B would trust me enough to recommend me to their family- what an honor. And, for anyone that knows Butch, you know he’s always happy and has a huge smile and just makes you feel happy too… well, Stevi and their family is the same way. They are all just amazing!

Since we were all in Carmel, California, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do a session (even though we missed their pup, Parker James!). We snuck away from the pre-wedding festivities for a few hours of golden sunlight at Point Lobos, right outside Carmel. What a beautiful place to shoot! Kelsy & Butch, a million ‘THANKS!’ would never be enough! But, it needs to be said- thank you!! I adore you!
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Images captured on the Contax 645 & Canon 1V with Fuji 400H, and Kodak Tri-X film.

blog_title_decorationSTEVI & CHARLES | CARMEL, CALIFORNIA WEDDING

I can’t believe that Stevi & Charles’ beautiful wedding in the Carmel, California mountains was almost a month ago today!  Photographing this wedding was an absolute dream, not only because of the stunning setting at the Holman Ranch and all the gorgeous details, but because of a crazy-in-love bride and groom, their beautiful boys, and all the smiles, laughter, and love one day could possibly contain. I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye as Stevi and her father shared an emotional walk down the aisle. During their ceremony, the forecasted rain finally began to fall, but after only a few minutes, the sun broke through the clouds and created the most magical sunlit sprinkles. By the time Stevi & Charles were pronounced husband and wife, the rain had passed and it was time to celebrate with lots of wine and family-style food under a beautiful arbor!

Though Stevi & Charles met in San Fransisco, Stevi is originally from Door County, WI, and many of their family and friends traveled to be a part of her and Charles’ big day, including The McCartneys, who I am soooo thankful to, for introducing me to this amazing couple.  I couldn’t imagine a more perfect start to the 2015 wedding season and I am so grateful for being invited to be a part of this wedding. Stevi & Charles, congratulations! I adore you both and wish you all the happiness and adventure and love in the world. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Images captured on the Contax 645, Canon 1V, and Holga 120FN with Fuji 400H, and Kodak Tri-X film.