Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Vicki + Jacob
Natchez, Mississippi

The first email I received from Vicki said she and Jacob were thinking about getting married in Taos, NM. Then it changed to Idaho. Then Thailand. And then finally Mississippi. And while I would have loved to go to Thailand for their wedding, I was really excited to go to Mississippi. I had always wanted to photograph a big Southern plantation wedding, but Vicki and Jacob made it so much more than that. I got to spend Thanksgiving with them, which was really nice of them to invite me to. Then we had one entire day to drive around Natchez taking portraits. And then they had the most beautiful ceremony I have ever seen. It was held in a pre-Civil War church built on a plantation which was used by the plantation owners and their slaves. It's in the middle of nowhere, and not many people ever go to it, which made everything that much cooler. And then Vicki and Jacob filled the church with candles, which gave the entire room a beautiful orange glow. After that, the reception was held at Vicki's family home, which is called The Burn. It's now a bed and breakfast, but it was used as a hospital for Union soldiers during the Civil War. And it's haunted to the point where some guest rooms are never slept in. At least not by living people. :-)

Here is their slide show.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Sol + Matt
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

I'm in a hotel in Denver right now after being snowed in on my flight home from Sol and Matt's wedding in Mexico. It was 85 degrees when I left this morning. It's 9 degrees outside right now. But it was all worth it because Sol and Matt had a terrific wedding, and I was honored to be able to just hang out as a guest. Since Sol and Matt are wedding photographers, of course a lot of their guests were also wedding photographers, so there were cameras everywhere all the time. It was awesome. Here are some shots from the last few days.

Sergio hard at work

Matt and his Don Julio tequila

Snowy Denver

Monday, December 03, 2007

Tamra + Christopher
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Tamra and Christopher's wedding was one of the best photographic experiences I have ever had. It was five days of beautiful people, world-class DJs (DJ Splyce from LA and Mark Farina from San Francisco), perfectly planned events overlooking the Pacific Ocean and an endless supply of tequila. The entire event was also filmed for the WE Channel's Platinum Weddings show, which should air early next year. It took me a few days after the wedding to feel normal again because of the intensity and excitement each day brought. And I get to do it one more time next February in Dallas for Tamra's bridal session. I can't wait.

Their epic slideshow, which is over 10 minutes long, is here.

Extra special thanks to Vlad and Brett. I couldn't have asked for two more talented people to join me on the adventure.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Damara + Armando
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Damara and Armando, who are actors in New York, had never visited Santa Fe before their wedding. But the rings they liked were here, so they decided to bring their families into town for an intimate ceremony and dinner at La Posada Inn and Spa. They are planning on moving to San Francisco, so I look forward to seeing them again soon.