Monday, June 22, 2009

Wedding :: Naomi & Brad :: Galena Lodge, Idaho

I'm starting to sound all too redundant writing about how great of people the Brides and Grooms I've been working for, but, thankfully, it is true. So, to keep my job at the department of redundancy department--Naomi & Brad are truly awesome people! This past Saturday's weather was cold and wet. At time there were cloud burst rain squalls. The original plan for Naomi & Brad was for their ceremony to be in Senate Meadows, but, the conditions didn't permit this and they moved everyone inside little Galena Lodge--without missing a beat. Their chuppah just fit and you'd have never known that anything had changed. Their crew got down on the dance floor and it made for a great party. I'll leave you with a quote that Naomi's sister said in her toast. One that especially struck a chord with Brad...

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” -Edward Abbey

Congratulation Naomi & Brad!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Engaged :: Amy & Jeff :: Lake Tahoe, California

I first met Amy & Jeff at Matt & Rene's wedding last summer which was up at Redfish Lake near Stanley, Idaho. When I got the call from Amy asking if I would be interested in shooting their San Francisco wedding this Thanksgiving holiday--I was incredibly flattered! After being down in the Bay Area photographing Alice & John's wedding (previous post), I invited Amy & Jeff up to Lake Tahoe for their engagement photos. As the date approached, it became obvious we'd be under overcast and perhaps threatening skies. Amy & Jeff didn't back down! So, we hit up Truckee, King's Beach, Tahoe City and used Lake Tahoe and all its splendor as our backdrop. Amy & Jeff's wedding is going to be off the charts with their ceremony at St. Ignatius and then the reception at the Officer's Club in the Presidio! Here are some favorites from Tahoe...