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Mawage and Bowling… of Course

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“Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam… And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva… So tweasure your wuv.”

Mawage and bowling were the bookends of this amazing day in Sutter Creek. There really is no other way to describe it.

Every now and then, I am lucky to have the most incredible couple at a destination wedding… hired over the phone with a fair idea of the temperament of one or both parts of the couple, I am still coming in kind of blind. Open to all the nuances about to confront my camera, I have been delighted more often than not. This particular couple and their wonderful crowd pulled out all the stops and we had the best time!

The setting, the beautiful Avio Vineyard in the rolling foothills of the Sierras, was perfect. Kenrick sang to his Lindy during the ceremony… there were heartfelt readings by the dearest of friends. The cocktail hour, around the pool, was quite elegant… the food to die for! Dinner was announced and the guests wound their way up to a sumptuous feast, specially lit by Kenrick’s brother, Chris. Dancing after dinner was beyond the usual fare… some of these people really knew how to command the floor! At this point, most weddings are about done, right? Well, rumors were circulating that the bowling alley in Sutter Creek was the next stop. At this point, the bowling alley was the only thing still open. Never in my life have I said no to shooting a couple in their wedding duds who were going bowling. ;0)

Planning in Paradise

Two weeks from now, we have the pleasure of working with some wonderfully real people in one of the prettiest places I have ever seen. Opera Boy and I went to Eugene yesterday to do a walk through at McKenzie Oaks Ranch, a private piece of paradise near the McKenzie River. We went to see the way the light works and get a feel for the layout. I took my iPhone out several times to make visual notes but I also took my big camera so that Liz could audition her makeup… not a bad idea for those of you who might be working on your own wedding plans. There are several spaces around the property for sweet portraits and we made some decisions for which ones might work the best… I think this sort of working preview can be a huge time saver on a busy wedding day.

Josh and Liz sat down with me under a massive oak and we worked on the time line… we had a lot of help from Sara and Rio! I have to say that I am really looking forward to this day of theirs. Many, many thanks to James at Studio Coburg for sending them in my direction!

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Random Favorites… All in One Folio

This week’s post will be a little out of the established pattern…. hope you won’t mind. I have just started to refine my mobile site for those of you who live on your phones and tablets. Seems like anything that makes the looking easier has got to be a good thing, right? To that end, I am also including a new folder of random favorites in my Wedding Portfolio on this blog.

If you visit here from time to time, I am sure you will recognize many of these images but I think some of the new visitors might welcome a chance to see some of these without having to dig through the archives.

So grab a cup of coffee and come wander through a lot of pictures. Let me know if you have any questions… every one of these has a story behind it even if it’s just a small one. ;0) Continue reading

Beach Symphony

I come to every wedding ready to document the entire day… the things requested and the many pieces I see that make the story. The random parts that appear in front of my camera, the ones that make my senses sing, are the ones I live for.
This little procession up from the damp beach in Gearhart… ecstatic mom on the rise and the Oregon Symphony guy waiting for the couple and their furry companion to pass… I couldn’t have planned this in any way… just have to track it through the eyepiece. It is a very favorite image of mine and I can’t imagine the day without it.

“Keep a third eye watching behind you. You never know when you’re making a memory… they will wish they were here together again someday…”

~ Ricki Lee Jones