The story I could tell you regarding the paths these two have taken in life to finally meet in New York would be too long for words and almost too amazing to believe. From escaping a country for freedoms we stateside take for granted, Zorik and John arrive now in Palm Springs to confess more love for one another than I could have ever been prepared for.
These guys and their entourage have more style and grace in a single pinky finger than my entire being.
It’s no surprise that our venue for the festivities housed all of the guests and events nicely within this jaw-to-the-floor compound in Palm Springs, CA. The Dinah Shore House is seriously the craziest home I have ever set foot in… my OCD for clean lines and bright colors hit the roof. Decidedly laid back attitudes and a never ending feeling of anticipation kept us all tight with excitement for the day to unfold; one that has been a long time in the making for so many reasons.
I’m very excited to share Zorik & John and what love needs to raise it’s bar upward towards.
My goal… my ultimate goal come wedding day… camera in my hand… brain firing at a million miles an hour… is to blend in.
Become a shadow on the wall.
Have you forget that I am there seeing, anticipating and recording the smallest of moments happening right before your eyes… moments and feelings you will relive every single time you both look through your photos.
A quick bit of backstory, Jordan and I first met all the way out in Jackson Hole, WY at Brent & Corey’s wedding and I always find it so amazing when people remember my work and then invite me along for their own wedding festivities… it’s like a huge family reunion in which I have now transplanted myself directly into. This aspect of photography is why I do what I do and will never, ever stop.
Seeing as how Jordan and Joseph are seriously two of the most relaxed and lovable humans on Earth, I felt that the images needed to reflect the intimacy and candidness they both put forth. I hope I did just that with a photo set here a bit different than the norm.
If I could take two people home with me after the wedding in a totally non creepy way… Chloe and Sean would be it.
The three of us first linked up for Sean’s surprise proposal to Chloe at the Hollywood Bowl, then we hiked through the Angeles National Forest for one of the wildest engagement sessions I’ve had the pleasure to experience… only to cap it off with a wedding for the record books. My heart could not be more full of love for these two.
The McCormick House Ranch was only the second venue in California that I’ve had the opportunity to photograph a wedding within, and believe you me, it was awesome! Massive shout out to Mackenzie with Details Darling for coordinating the day!
Emily Magers, thank you friend for shooting along side me!
Smiles. For. Days.
I usually try to write a bit more when describing the amazing couples I am so lucky to shoot with, but these two have me at a loss for words… smiling uncontrollably the entire day is what has stuck with me all these weeks later.
It’s rare that someone is calmer than me come wedding time, but these two cool cucumbers absolutely blew me away. Not only was the love they shared towards one another so pure… but their raw and nonstop positive vibes literally gave me the chills (the good kind).
Elizabeth and Brad, I want to continue being your friend… heck, lets get an apartment together! Well, maybe just start with a surf sesh sometime soon. Much love you two!
When Kristen and Jessie began telling me their plans for the wedding day, all I could think in my head was “YES THIS IS PERFECT… YOU TWO ARE PERFECT!!”
They both wanted more of a cocktail party complete with a custom pinball installation, good libations, closest of friends and family, with a wedding ceremony sprinkled into the mix. I’ve been a HUGE advocate of wedding days that break the chains of “normal”… do what you want, not what you have read/seen/been told/or hear you should do.
Our venue for the evening, WithinSoDO, was seriously such a crazy cool place to photograph a wedding within… a little darker than I am use to, but holy smokes was it an intimate location for a small wedding celebration.
Kristen and Jessie thank you so much for putting your combined trust in me to capture the important moments. Tiarra Sorte thank you and your photo skillz for joining in on the fun! And to Rebecca with Blush Celebrations for keeping us all sane and knocking it out of the park with the killer venue design!
Venue: Within Sodo
Planning: Blush Celebrations (now Sane Weddings)
Florals + Design: Vases Wild
Catering: El Camion
Chalk Art: Chalk Boss
Coffee cart: Espresso Elegance
Dessert: Baked for Cake
Dessert: Ice Cream, Molly Moon’s
A/V: The Sound Factory (lighting, ceremony backdrop, speakers)
Photo Booth: Emerald City Photo-booth
Pinball Rental: National Event Pros
Rentals: Vintage Ambiance
Staffing: LadyBug Event Services
When you find two people this madly in love… combine it with two over the top awesome personalities… add in a little mountain top views… and BOOM, wedding perfection.
We had some great weather, we had a ton of laughs and we had some epic adventures almost wrecking my rental Jeep off-roading trying to get to spots never photographed in before.
Brandy and Mike, picking Chalk Hill Winery for your mountain top wedding was perfect. I’m so humbled that I was able to join along for the intimate moments as well as one crazy dance party.
Moving very abruptly from Florida to Southern California, I thought to myself that there would be no chance I would book weddings out here since I didn’t know a single soul in the state.
So when Mai and Matthew were the very first couple to find me, I literally screamed to myself in excitement after a few exchanges of emails. These two lovely humans are so kind, so beautiful and so much freaking fun to be around! And when you have a wedding celebration that is centered around friends and family… and you throw schedules out the window… and are completely carefree, you get the truest form of the perfect wedding celebration.
I am still always incredibly humbled to be a part of such intimate ceremonies, thank you two so much for continuing to awe me in the name of love.
I’ve honestly never felt such emotion over the course of a wedding day… nor did I believe the feelings I had were possible. So much love and so much story fill Stephanie & Jesse’s wedding day out in the tiny town of Evergreen, CO… so take a look, thank you.
These two lovely human beings share more love and laughter between one another than the entire collective populations of Michigan, Rhode Island and Illinois . I swear, I never once saw either one of them without a smile across their faces… this my friends makes my job 10000% worth it.
Heather and Ed I salute your love and am so blessed to have been apart of such an amazing afternoon!
And yes… Ed loves Star Wars (Heather’s warming up to the idea).
Also a HUGE thank you to the incredibly talented Jessica Perez for photographing along side me all day long, check her out she’s uber awesome!
The story between these two is so deep… so passionate… and just so damn great, that this wedding right here is arguably one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I really really like these two, a lot… creepily so.
Annnd moving right along. Nique & Rob created and designed so much to make their little venue so vibrant with warmth and outdoor vintage appeal… everything was perfect, the party was a blast and these two… well these two are rock stars.
The Venue is The Acre Orlando