Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Sneak Peek

January 4, 2012

I love it when I get a picture that not only makes me take a step back but also makes my wife melt. These picture of Arianna and Mike did just that.
I had to share them with you.

Sami and Blake Wedding

January 2, 2012

I love this time of year. I love all the family parties, the positive atmosphere, and new resolutions. One of my resolutions last year was to find more time to blog. Well here I am making up for last year’s slacking. Sami and Blake had such an amazing wedding. Sometimes I get to share stories with other photographers about cool things we’ve experienced at weddings, and I have to say the hot air balloon is one of the best. This wedding seemed so action packed. I remember coming home and crashing on the bed, ready to pass out. The dancing, in particular, was off the hook! (Yes, I’m aware people don’t say “off the hook” anymore.) Looking at these pictures makes me forget, for a second, how bitterly cold it is today. I hope you warm up looking at them, too.  Enjoy.

















These two are so in love and you can just feel it when you’re around them.







As far as backyard receptions go, this was the best I’ve seen so far. The time and thought that went into every detail sent this wedding over the top. They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck and I think that’s what Brianna heard all day long. The weather at the temple was beautiful, but the clouds were quickly getting darker. By the time we reached the home for the reception it had begun to rain. The tables were decorated, the lights were strung, and it was time for some family pictures. Then the first gust came and knocked vases and candles over. Then the rain got harder and everyone retreated into the house for shelter. Brianna was so sad as her husband, dad, and pretty much everyone else, continued to tell her that it would clear up and to just keep smiling. Sure enough, as people were about to arrive, the rain stopped.  A rush of neighbors and friends scattered to reset the tables and get the food on the table. We snagged a bunch of group pictures and the party began. And believe me, it was an awesome party.

This middle picture is a great example of a family request that probably only family would laugh at. But in case you have seen the movie Hotrod, Brianna’s brother Daniel is doing the Richardson dance and it cracks me up every time.

Many of you know that my wife does some amazing wedding invitations, but I just had to show this one off. It’s one of my favorites that she has ever done. This heavy stock kraft paper was so cool and the ink was hand screen printed onto the paper. If anyone is looking for a custom and beautiful wedding invitation you should for sure give her a call.

There is nothing cooler than having your grandpa whip out his sax and play some sweet jazz music. He was really good, too.

There are many opinions about dancing and rocking out at a wedding, I have to say I am a fan. If I could do it all over again, I would learn some sweet moves and dance at my wedding. The dancing at this wedding was so much fun I couldn’t resist jumping around a bit myself. I even caught Trevor with Haugen Creative set down his camera and show off his skills.

Everyone wants a unique send off. I’ve seen Harleys, Horses, awesome cars, and much more, but the scene of 50 or more balloons with LED lights in them, slowly drifting off really stunned everyone. I think we all stood there for five minutes just staring. Kyle’s family owns the Zurchers stores and they had this great idea.

Here is a long list of some of the vendors

Bride’s Dress- The English Dept.
Groom’s Suit- Nordstrom
Invitations and Signs- Taryn Christine
Videography- Haugen Creative
Flowers- Chris Boardman (My mother-in-law, if you would like to get in touch with her please email me)
Cake- Carries Cakes
Food- Le Croissant
Dj- Joe Muscolino
Jewelry- J Crew

In my attempt to get my blog caught up, here are some great pictures of Viansa and Nick’s awesome downtown wedding. I’ve been so lucky to have shot so many fun and unique weddings this year (you can tell it’s December, I’m getting very nostalgic). These two are seriously the best of friends, and it shows when you’re with them. I’ve mentioned, in a previous post how fun they are, and their wedding day showed that.

Despite being very pretty and talented, Viansa hates the spotlight. She especially does not like to kiss in front of people.

Dress: Alta Moda Bridal
Suit: Jcrew
Signs and Invitations: tarynchristine.com
Reception Venue: Pierpont Place
Flowers and Decorating: Ashley Francis W/Pierpont Place
Band: Joshua Payne Trio
Cakes: Bay Shore Cakes
Catering: Cosmopolitan Catering

It was such a pleasure to share this special day with these two. Here are some of my favorite images from their chili, but beautiful, November wedding.

I LOVE this picture. So often the father daughter dance is viewed as just something you have to do. More often than not the two just dance and talk about how the day has gone so far.  Seeing the emotion and gratitude from Annie, as she swayed on the dance floor with her loving dad, almost made me cry.

Annie and Kacey’s friends are just as fun and crazy as they are, which made the dancing so much fun.

Lindsey and Ben are Married

October 13, 2011

Lindsey and Ben are such a cute couple. While driving up the canyon in Oakley we got to talk a little bit, and after our short drive together I could tell these two were perfect for each other. He is a little country and she is a little rock and roll. We took the bridals at a family cabin and as you can see, it was just beautiful.

The reception was held in Ben’s family’s back yard. It was a beautiful country style wedding, complete with homemade jam as a thank you gift. I had some myself, and it was delicious.

I had a great time spending the evening with these two and their families. In fact, Lindsey’s awesome sister (who claims to be the reason Lindsey and Ben found me) offered me a room in their house for my next California wedding. How awesome is that?

It has been a while since I last posted. Not only have I been really busy with the wedding season, I have also had some technical issues. I’m glad to say those issues have now been resolved, and I can now get back to posting the awesome weddings I have been shooting! Do you remember this couple’s zebra formals? Well, they were married in Portland, Oregon, and I was lucky enough to join them. These two are probably the nicest, most fun people I have ever had the chance to meet. I am so glad I was able to get to know them through my photography. That really is one of the best parts of my job. I get to meet the coolest people. Anyway, this wedding was beautiful. Portland was beautiful. The whole day was so fun. Thanks again, Brad and Eliesa. I hope you like your pictures as much as I do.

What an absolutely beautiful wedding. The Spokane LDS Temple is located in a little valley surrounded by beautiful tall pine trees. We lucked out that it didn’t rain much as we walked around the temple taking pictures. When we arrived at Beacon Hill I was stunned by the amazing view of this reception center. As you can see from the pictures there was a beautiful hill that lead to an awesome pond. Thanks to Nicole’s two friends Eliesa and Jeck, who followed us around and helped make some of these fun pictures. Thank you Nicole and Eric for asking me to come and photograph your special day.

Angela and Davey Wedding

June 28, 2011

Ok here it comes, another long post with lots of fun pictures. Thanks again Angela and Davey for trusting me with your special day. It was great getting to know you and your families.

Wedding season has begun and is already in full force. Although I’m super busy these days I will try and keep updating my blog. Here is a wedding that I’ve been very anxious to show you all. I had a blast shooting this awesome couple’s wedding. They were so laid back and truly enjoyed their special day. When we were discussing their itinerary for the reception Tyler told me something that peaked my interest. He said that at 8:00 the “wild hypnotic dancing” will start. I’m happy to say they delivered on this plan. I hope you don’t mind me posting a ton of pictures, but like I said, it was a lot of fun.

You might notice my edits have changed a bit. In this post I’ve included my new “vintage” edit and my new BW edit. Let me know what you think.