Molly + Carlos

Molly + Carlos
August 13th, 2016

When I first met with Molly and her mother they had explained to me what their wedding was going to be like. They told me that it was a small backyard wedding. I was so excited to hear that. 1. I love smaller weddings because it is easier to maneuver around everyone and shoot photos. 2. A backyard wedding surrounding a pool sounded so nice. (Honestly probably what I'll want for my own wedding). 3. I was honestly super psyched about not having to switch venues.

Having the wedding and reception at the same location just makes the most sense to me and is 1000x easier to shoot because I don't have to run across town for the reception right after the ceremony. I get to take my time and make sure I get all of the shots that I need. Bouncing around between bridal prep and shooting detail shots of the venue was really nice. I got to just pop in and out and give the bride some space.

The Bride and Groom both gave me complete creative control and just let me go for it. They let me just shoot. Occasionally they'd ask me for a specific photo that they really wanted, but other than that they just let me do my thing. Which, in my opinion, always yields the best photos. 

Molly and Carlo's wedding was very different from the weddings I have previously shot. Not different in a bad way. Different in a unique and creative way. Super traditional weddings can get super monotonous and boring after awhile. They found a way to mix it up while keeping it very classy at the same time. Between the decorations, the cake, the ceremony, I was very impressed with the whole event and was very excited to get the photos edited and sent back to the bride and groom. 

Immediately after the ceremony, I like to shoot portraits of just the bride and groom together. Originally I had thought there was going to be a little more time between the end of the ceremony and sundown. So when it came time to shoot the portraits, it was dark. Luckily I brought my LED light panels and I put them to work. I grabbed my lights and a family member's old VW Bug and began shooting. This is what I cam up with:

Molly, Carlos, and their families were all wonderful to shoot, talk to, and hang out with for the night. The entire event went smoothly and never missed a beat. I came home feeling accomplished and knew that they'd end up with photos that they will love forever. I wish Molly and Carlos the best. Congratulations.

Sean + Christina

Sean + Christina
July 9th, 2016

Out of all of the weddings I have shot and attended, this wedding has been my favorite by far.... Okay I have to put it all out on the table... This was my dad's wedding, so my opinion may be ever so slightly skewed. 

As the best man, I had a great time surrounded by my friends and family, as a photographer I had an awesome time other than the ceremony... Why? What happened at the ceremony? Well as the best man I could not shoot the ceremony since I was standing nest to the groom the whole time. Other than the ceremony I was shooting the whole event just as a wedding photographer should. (Maybe there was a few more breaks involved).

The venue, theme, decorations, cake, food, and everything else was flawless. I can tell a ton of time was put into planning. (Well I know that for a fact, since I kinda know the bride).

The wedding took place at Circle Bar B Ranch in Santa Barbara, CA. Staying on the ranch with my family and friends was the best part about it. Everybody stayed up as late as they wanted with out the worry of having to drive back to a hotel later on. 

 

California has been suffering from numerous forrest fires in the past few months. The Circle Bar B Guest ranch was no exception. The flames came up and over the hills leading right down to the ranch. Luckily the fire fighters were able to put the fire out in their area before the ranch had been damaged at all. Yes, the surrounding brush had been burned down, but it made for some pretty epic shots. 

Overall I had a really fun time shooting Sean & Christina's wedding. I was able to get some incredible shots of the two of them just after the ceremony ended. These are a few of my favorites