Look at this gorgeous couple! Josh is from here, but Melissa’s from Michigan, so she definitely wanted a mountain wedding. We took advantage of the beautiful weather on their big day to take a few portraits in the Garden of the Gods before the ceremony. After the vows were made, the big bash commenced! Melissa’s painstakingly handmade wedding details enhanced the Cliff House’s beautiful, historic ballroom. I was so impressed with her skills (custom wood burning, anyone?!?)! Everything from the bouquets to the table decor was lovingly made by her. Wow! Congratulations, Melissa and Josh! I had fun documenting your wedding day!
What can I say about this amazing event? I’ve documented a lot of weddings, but never one quite like this. Lauren and Ben did it their way, from the Nerf “ammo” ring holder to the jazz orchestra that had the reception jumping. Many of their friends participated in the ceremony, either by speaking, playing a musical instrument, or singing — it was the most entertaining wedding I’ve ever witnessed. In fact, even Ben and Lauren performed, and the best part was the audience sing-along at the end! What a fantastic day! We laughed, we cried, we sang, and it was wonderful. Congrats Lauren and Ben!
Long time client Heather, who lives in Arizona, commissioned me to fly to southern California to do three shoots in one: family portraits, senior portraits for her oldest son, and some very special fashion portraits of just her wearing a fabulous, slinky red gown. This, ladies, is my forté: photographing women beautifully. We wandered up and down La Jolla Cove as the waves crashed, and I got some simply amazing pictures of her. If you would like to dress up and create some incredible portraits like these, for no other reason than you’re gorgeous and you deserve to feel beautiful, contact me for a consultation.