Julie and Paul's wedding was recently featured in The Knot Magazine and excited to finally share their photos. Everything was designed, planned and coordinated by the Sterling Social team, who I love working with. From the ceremony on a bluff, overlooking the ocean, to a gorgeous cocktail hour on the beach with a couple bars set up, a meat and cheese station to a raw bar, then finishing it off in the old barn at Dos Pueblos. Stunning event with catering by Contemporary Catering.
Soooo I've had some pretty major life things happen that have caused me to neglect my blog. We just sold our house, bought another, went straight into a remodel which is just wrapping up as we had our third baby girl (post coming soon) two weeks ago. A whole lot of hecticness and cause for me to be home more than usual helping out my wife. That's not my excuse, just explaining why there's been a lack of posts. It definitely hasn't been for a lack of shooting.
This was a wedding I just realized I never blogged and it was one of my favorites from the end of last year. Damien and Lindsay were marred at the Santa Barbara Mission with their reception held at Rancho Dos Pueblos. Simply Natural Events coordinated the day with incredible florals and design by the talented Tricia Fountaine.
I got to know Lindsay and Damien through spending some time in NYC, where they've lived, shooting their enagement photos and it was so special being a part of their wedding. If you look at the theme of the decor, you'll notice a lot of travel related things. Straight after the wedding, they left for a year long trip around the world. Tables were arranged by the different countries they were planning to visit. I was so jealous hearing about that trip. I mean, if you're going to start off your marriage right, that's the way to do it.
Hope you can see the love and emotion in the photos that was present on their day.
Flutter Magazine has been blowing me away with each new issue it publishes. The layout is so beautiful and I've been honored to have been featured in the most recent 4 issues. In the issue coming out and on stands now, they featured a wedding I photographed in Big Sur at a home called Wind and Sea. Big Sur is such a special place and it's really hard to beat that northern California coast line.
Here are the spreads from my feature and I'd highly recommend picking up the magazine. You can find them online or at most Barnes and Nobles.
Bridget and Mike were married at The Parker Palm Springs at the end of last year. The Parker is one of my favorite venues and if you like the Mid Century Modern look, this is your place. Jonathan Adler designed the interior decor and it is top notch.
photography: Braedon Flynn // planning: The Green Ribbon Party Planning Co. // venue: The Parker Palm Springs, California // dress: Marchesa // florals: JL Designs // paper goods: Posh Paperie // rentals: Signature Party Rentals // linens: La Tavola // reception music: Flashdance, DJ Gary Ames // ceremony music: Lynne Lockwood // cocktail music: Elan Artists // officiant: Rev. Stan Jacobson // lighting: Lighten Up // cinematography: Aqua Vivus // hair + makeup: Fiore Beauty
I had the chance to participate in Photo Field Trip that took place last month. It was an awesome experience and you have to try and go next year. I shot some portraits of old friends and new.
Another announcement is that I've launched a new site I've been working on called The Artist Report - where I interview other creatives about their processes, inspirations and what they're up to.
There are a few interviews up from Field Trip and I have a bunch in the pipeline to start making live. Hope you go check it out!