On that long Summer day at the McKenzie Oaks Ranch the guests had just gotten settled and the wedding party had already paraded by. The sweethearts were holding hands and smiling at everything.
It didn’t take long for the kid to find a more comfortable place… imagine the cool summer grass under your elbows. The shade of the huge oak keeps the sun out but the air is still warm and the wedding is on!
I wonder what the kid will remember from that summer day? I always hope people have special memories of days like this… I think good photographs help.
A huge thanks to the owners of this beautiful property… good people!
Cool is an attitude. Cool is a thing you can’t really fake. Mia and Melissa were both concerned about having a camera pointed at them… the nerves were quite visible at the beginning and flared occasionally throughout their wedding day. They got married at the Jupiter Hotel which is rife with interesting spaces… it isn’t your typical wedding venue but it was perfect for them.
As the day goes by, I can tell if I’m getting the good stuff but they have no way of knowing so it’s a matter of trust. The thing that worked in our favor was that these two were inherently cool in their own relationship… I didn’t see much cheesy behavior or out of character posing. Because of that, I was able to get a very real day out of them and that is what I am here to do.
If you are looking for good storytelling photography that is laced with interesting portraits, come see me, ok? ;0)