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That First Dance


That first dance can be absolutely terrifying for most people. It doesn’t matter how much you have practiced in your living room… reality sets in when you have so many friends watching. And you both know it’s not cool to count out loud and look at each other’s feet.

I like the people whose first dance is a “What the hell, let’s just go for it!” kind of dance. There is always laughing and smiling between them because it really is just about the two of them… and that is what makes for compelling pictures.

Elena and Leigh have been a favorite couple in my long career… they have such an intensely special relationship. They have been in front of my cameras for several important parts of their lives and I am glad to have them in my circle of friends. Engagement to wedding to belly to baby to entire family… seems like we have a grand rhythm in our history so far… I love that I get to see them grow up a little every year.

The rooftop of the Ecotrust is a pretty great space for weddings if you can pick the cooler parts of the season… or if you want a whole lot of sunshine. ;0)

Let’s make happy pictures for your life!

Rain, Rain, Go Away…


Ryan and Angela have crappy work schedules… their time off together is scarce. We tried for four Thursdays in February and March to have the urban engagement session that they wanted and the weatherman kept on smacking us down. So I said buy an umbrella and off we went! I loved that they were game for things like this and I am very sure that their vineyard wedding in August will find them just as willing to play. ;0)

As always, the best work is a collaboration between the couple and the professional photographer… you can’t beat the combination.

Getting married soon? Want to talk?