Lauren & Jeremy

Lauren & Jeremy

Wanna pack your bags, something small. Take what you need and we disappear...You and me together, we could do anything, baby.  {DMB}

There is no greater compliment than having a fellow artist choose you to photograph their wedding so when the creative forces behind the amazing LaRose Media asked me to run away to Virginia with them to a secret elopement my bags were packed.  When I found out it was Dave Matthews' vineyard that was even better.  Lauren is the most kick ass person and getting to hang out in Virginia with her and even drive her to her wedding was pretty much the highlight of my year.  This couple rocks and their wedding rocked and I'm just so honored they wanted me to be a part of it.

Venue: Blenheim Vineyards in Charlotteville, Virginia

Dress: True North Bridal

Officiant: Rev Claire Frances

Guitar: Billy Caldwell

Event Styling: Herberger Event Co.

Hair: Erica at Top Knot Studio

Make-up: Linda Livernois

Film: Brighter Lights Media

The Stritsmans

The Stritsmans

Wilder than a brushfire burns deep inside the bramble.  Baby, I think God made your soul born to ramble.  {Brandi Carlile}

Oh this family...my heart could burst from the love I have for him.  They get it.  They get me.  Every year we have the most fun adventures and make the kind of images that are honest and real and so dang beautiful.  This is what I love to do.  All of this right here. 

Shaina & Matt

Shaina & Matt

Shaina & Matt vowed forever in the fields of their generations old family farm turned farm brewery.  It was sunny and then it stormed and then there was the most beautiful rainbow over the horizon but none of that really mattered.  The only thing that really mattered to them was each other and it makes me so happy when people truly get that.  Celebrate what has brought everyone here to this place and let me capture it all.  These are the moments I live for.  The beginnings of forever for Shaina and Matt...

Sarah & Eric

Sarah & Eric

I'll be the ocean so deep and wide and catch the tears whenever you cry.  I'll be the breeze after the storm is gone to dry out your eyes and love you warm.  That's how strong my love is.  {Otis Redding}

Sarah & Eric live in Brooklyn but have a cabin retreat tucked away in the Catskill Mountains.  It is such a special place and not a surprise they chose to be married in their little town's old chapel and the community center down the dirt road.  The entire day was a do it yourself labor of love and these two art and music lovers made it their own from start to finish. 

Florist: Hops Petunia

Venue: Spruceton Hall

Caterer: Brushland Eating House

Cake Bakery, Bread and Pies: Bread Alone

Dress Designer Bride: Ulla Johnson, Groom's suit: J Crew

Coordination: Events by Jesse

DJ: Honky Tonk Radio Girl Rebecca Birmingham

Ceremony Musicians : Todd Yeager

         Wine: Kingston Wine & Co
         Cheese: Cricket Creek Farm and Chaseholm Farm
         Dishware rentals: Events Unlimited party rental

         Event Styling/Table decorations: Sarah Mitchell

         Invitations: Milkfed Press

 

 

Jennifer & David

Jennifer & David

There was a dream and one day I could see it.  Like a bird in a cage I broke in and demanded that somebody free it.   Avett Brothers

This is just the beginning of what will be soon be After All Farm.  What was once the childhood home of David in Old Chatham, New York will be the living breathing dream of he and his wife Jennifer.  Walking around I could feel the magic of the place and the love of the couple who will transform it.  I can't wait to see what's next.

Jaclyn & Kevin

Jaclyn & Kevin

I have an entire forest living inside me and you have carved your initials into every tree.  Pavana

Make-up:  Flawless by Tina

Hair: Kyle Anne Garcia

Dress: True North Bridal

Cake: Melissa Martuscello at Make Me a Cake Next Door

 

Erica & Roger

Erica & Roger

And as the world comes to an end I'll be here to hold your hand
'Cause you're my king and I'm your lionheart.

Of Monsters and Men

Hannah & Jacob

Hannah & Jacob

Wherever is your heart I call home.  Brandi Carlile

There is just something about the desert... the colors, the starkness and especially the light.  For real, it was almost hard to believe that such perfect light existed.  Wandering around Vasquez Rocks with Hannah & Jacob feeling that California desert wind was a dream.  It felt like a wild adventure which is exactly how I like it. 

Jiyeon & Torian

Jiyeon & Torian

The cool, grey city of love.  George Sterling

Traveling and shooting the California coast was magical and meeting these two in San Francisco was a big part of that magic.  There is nothing scarier than shooting other photographers but this beautiful and wildly in love couple was just a dream.  Now that I am home it's hard to believe it was even real.  If you are looking for some amazing photographers check out the The Allens Photography.  They are kind and funny and talented and have the most intense connection. Really they rock!

Cooper & Dane

Every year I get all kinds of excited to see these boys.  I've been photographing them since they were babies and somehow every session is even more fun than the last.  They can be themselves and be silly and laugh and run around and I can freeze time for just a moment by capturing it all for their parents.  It's pretty much the greatest thing ever.

Lauren & Jeremy

Lots of love for these two. and mountains. and sunsets. and the most perfect night.  I can't imagine a better way to start my new adventure than with Lauren and Jeremy.  They are the amazing artists behind LaRose Media and it was just an honor they chose me. Thank you both so much and I can't wait to do it again with a tent and a few beers and that starry, starry night.   I could not be more excited for your 2016 wedding.