jenine and alex are very dear to our hearts, and we were so elated when they asked us to shoot their wedding. their octoberfest-themed wedding was laid-back, sweet and full of tarot-card reading goodness. jenine incorporated a german tradition of log cutting at the end of the ceremony, which put a whole different spin on the whole 'wedding bubbles' exit idea. and all of the details and overall aesthetic of the day was killer. nothing is more rewarding than documenting our friends' weddings. as if watching them say 'i do' wasn't enough, being their photographers we became their shadows and saw all of the moments and emotions of their day; all of the behind the scenes reactions, getting-ready butterflies, the pure joy of seeing each other for the first time, the excitement of greeting friends and loved ones. it's an emotional roller coaster for them, and us. and in turn, our photographs become more intimate and blur that boundary between private and shared. this is as real as it gets.
oh my, winter's all gone and i barely had the chance to post on here! we've been busy traveling lately, a mini trip out to the oregon coast in february and wppi in vegas (with a day-excursion to the grand canyon, yippe!) earlier last month - a blog of that adventure coming soon, i promise! so, now that spring is finally here, time to get some blogging done. this wedding is one of our most sought after wedding sample books when we meet with clients these days. it's adorable, woodsy, rustic, with a winery twist. alicia and greg saw us at work at their friend's wedding the year before, and before we knew it we were meeting to discuss their big day. the day started out with a bit of rain, but in the end, it was a blessing because the filtered light and the post-rain high clouds gave us plenty of good filtered light to work with. we hope you enjoy this one!