middle of summer,
Sun shining bright and high in the sky
and the ocean breeze at our backs (and our fronts - We're in Port Renfrew, it's everywhere :)
Among the driftwood dinosaurs
and blackberry blankets
Cam and Shanti said their vows.
After the oceanside ceremony we took off for the trees,
and spent some time in the ancient giants of Avatar Grove,
arriving back on the beach just in time for sunset
as the fog rolled in,
and the music went up,
and the party really started.
Here is the story of Shanti & Cam.
lost in an enveloping coastal forest,
down a steep and sinuous path,
there is place where the heavens meet the pacific
and wild waves crash the dramatic rocky shoreline,
as far as the eye can see.
in a private cove,
at the edge of the earth,
michelle & andrew said their vows.
an intimate ceremony in the trees, followed by dinner on the beach,
and dancing under the stars -
Mother nature providing her bounty as the backdrop once again,
to such a magnificent
here is the story of michelle and andrew.
a september wedding in the apple orchard,
on a farm,
by the sea.
Here is the story of Blair and Matty.
Dress: Vintage, from Esty (altered by Bridget Savard Designs)
Suit: Flawless from Outlooks
Bride's shoes: Steve Madden
Makeup: Andrea Campbell from MAC
Hair(Women): Leah Orton of Bardot
Hair (Men): Victory Barber and Brand
Venue: Sea Cider
Flower crowns: Olann Handmade
All flowers done by bride.
All wedding planning and decor done by the bride & groom.
chelsea and brett eloped last may,
on a mountain top, as the sun went down.
and as far as photographer's dreams go,
this was as good as it gets.
i had met chelsea years before, at a summer job we both hated,
and we connected on a level that kept our friendship ignited throughout the years,
long after those summer days of bussing tables and running food.
after getting new jobs, moving to new cities, and starting our own companies,
we remained in contact,
and when she wrote to tell me she was eloping with
THE MAN OF HER DREAMS, and she wanted me to be there to capture it,
my heart did a swan dive into a luscious pool of
with just a handful of people by their side,
we spent the day
exploring the seaside and surrounding forrest
stopping for cheeseburgers and golden graham milkshakes,
and then driving, top down, to the top of Mt Douglas
And with the setting sun at their witness,
they took each other,
as man an wife.
these two are truer blue than dallas road spring sky.
here is the story of chelsea & brett.
thea & greg's wedding took place on the 1st of october,
an ethereal, grey morning mist
and dewdrops as far as the eye could see.
it was the meeting place,
where summer met fall,
such an electricity in the air,
one season melting into the other.
it was cool, but not cold.
the skies swelled, but held back the rain.
after the i do's in the garden,
we took off for tacos and the seascapes just as the skies began to part
so the sun could say goodnight,
and the summer could say goodbye.
Second Shooter: Meaghan Konopaki
Ceremony: Villa Marco Polo
Reception: Fireside Grill
Wedding Coordinator: Kira Star with Details
Dress: White Peony, made by Truvelle
Groom's suit: Outlooks, made by Strellson
Bridesmaid Dresses: Blush Bridal, made by Lela Rose
Flowers: Rook & Rose
Cake: Ruth and Dean
Hair: Amanda Adamec of Studio 2 Hair Design
Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Trish
Limo: Alpine Limousines
DJ: Capitol City DJ
Jeannine and Reinardt.
What an enchanting love to photograph.
It was heavy but weightless at the same time;
fierce but intimate;
exciting but comfortable.
They would look into each others eyes and it seemed as if the entire world disappeared -
And these images are so beautiful because you can see that love.
As the light dances from shadow to sun,
wraping the skin with a soft glow
or sneaks a peek at blushing smile,
These two, relaxed and confident in each others arms,
draw you in like a moth to a flame.
Jeannine's striking, effortless beauty,
and Reinardt's infectious, infatuating smile,
only sing back-up to something
You can see these two get lost in each other.
It was magical to experience first hand, that kind of love,
and I'm so thankful I'm able to share that magic with you through photography,
something I myself hold so dear to my heart.