September 29th, 2009
September 28th, 2009
I will be out of town for a few days in Sonoma! I will return all emails and phone calls on Thursday.
September 25th, 2009
My fun filled week is almost over. It has been incredible – filled with weddings, training sessions – 3 – kick boxing – and other cool gym classes. Today is for answering emails, returning phone calls and catching up on everything on my list – it’s getting a bit long! I’m stoked to say that I have 12 booked weddings for next year. Even a bunch in the off season! Super cool. I’m excited… I’m going to Bimbos tonight and seeing tainted love with my new gym buddy! It is an 80′s cover band which I saw last year on my birthday at a wedding. Here is a very cool detail photo. I like to get to the bride one hour before she puts on her dress so I can capture the dress, the shoes – the bride and the love in the room.
September 24th, 2009
Here is a sneak from todays wedding – oh it was just amazing. Here is a little taste – just in case the bride and groom sneak away and take a peak at the blog!!!! Whitney and Kalil – thank you for being so fun – trusting and sweet. I had such an amazing afternoon getting to know you and your family. Lots of laughs – so fun!
Golden Gate Park – Stow Lake – breath taking – even in the fog.
I love when my clients know my work and my poses….. I put them in one and she goes oh I love this – made my day!!!
UPDATE: I got this email a few moments after I put this up… I put the street photo at the end Whit!!
I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU PUT THAT SNEAK PEAK UP! You made our night!
everybody got to see these and we are ecstatic! if you happen to have
the one of us in the middle of the street, everybody is dying to see
it! Thank you see much Erica, we are already sooo happy
whit and khalil
September 24th, 2009
Hey guys – thanks for checking. I decided that I want to blog more and more and more just like last year. So – I am shooting four weddings this week. Yesterday was City Hall – so beautiful and classic. I decided I would LOVE to do more city hall weddings – they are super fun – casual – and beautiful. So……… SALE TIME!!
City Hall Wedding – da da da!!
What do you get??
You get my undivided attention for four hours. This includes an hour at city hall – outside – and a destination. If we have time – two spots or getting ready photos! All the edited photos on a dvd.
September 23rd, 2009
Amazing Trash The Dress Shoot – yesterday – good times – oh so fun!
WHAT IS IT??
Well – I describe it as – out of place wedding photography. A very very cool over the top engagement session in your wedding clothes. A stress free amazing fun time to take more portraits – no time line – no limits!
Trash the dress, also known as fearless bridal or rock the frock, is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion and glamour photography.
Usually brides decide to have pictures taken on a beach, but other locations include city streets, rooftops, garbage dumps, fields, and abandoned buildings.
Some sources claim that the trend was originally started in 2001 by Las Vegas wedding photographer John Michael Cooper. However, the idea of destroying a wedding dress has been used in Hollywood symbolically since at least October 1998 when Meg Cummings of the show Sunset Beach ran into the ocean in her wedding dress after her wedding was badly interrupted.
A model often wears a ball gown, prom dress or wedding dress, and may effectively ruin the dress in the process by getting it wet, dirty or in extreme circumstances tearing or destroying the garment.
It may be done as an additional shoot after the wedding, almost as a declaration that the wedding is done and the dress will not be used again. It is seen as an alternative to storing the dress away, never to be seen again.