Friday, November 1, 2013
Over the last few years I’ve been searching for the perfect wedding book that doesn’t say “wedding” when sitting on a coffee table. I didn’t want something trendy, however, something refined and unique. The feeling when you order something custom and its a one-off.
Since I could not find anything that existed to my liking, I decided to connect with KISS books and pitch them on collaborating on a custom book. We would source everything and put together a refined book for those who are most discerning about the look of what they wanted.
All my travels to Italy have inspired this book. I wanted to have something timeless, classy, hand crafted, unprocessed, that has a fine art feel to match the work I’m producing now.
After 8 months of searching, sourcing, and being very picky to get all the elements perfect, I am proud to present the Tuscan Kiss, the final product of the joint project between Kiss and myself. Every aspect of this book is new and different.
I’ve been able to show my couples these books now for the last 4 months and with the 5 leather choices available, everyone has found a perfect fit for their wedding photographs to be curated in the story of their wedding day.
I’m thankful for Kiss who collaborated on the project, and all those who helped us refine this down to what we finally decided on.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Congratulations to Adam and Bethany who gathered 300 of their friends, many of whom were wonderful family members, to a private estate on the North Shore, Hawaii, for their wedding. Rachel and I were honored to be asked to capture and document this weekend Celebration! Here are the spreads from People Magazine. Enjoy!
Friday, August 9, 2013
The Italy Experience 6 – Sept 30-Oct 3rd 2013
Our last five workshops (here are two – Summer 2012, Summer 2011) (featured on Style me Pretty, 100 layer cake & Grace Ormonde) have been incredible. This original two and a half day workshop one is going to be spectacular because we’ve secured a luxury villa to shoot and stay at, as well as we teamed up with an incredible Italian wedding designer. All of this takes place in the heart of Chianti! Lodging and food is ALL-INCLUSIVE! This means we’ll learn together, eat and bond as we grow and challenge each other.
The first day is about being inspired to shoot well, what to look for with light, planning your shoots, specializing, defining your style, shooting right the 1st time, and more. Then a casual portrait during the second half the day.
The second day is all about executing all the specifics and practical application of your brand, as well as the relational side of the business. We’ll talk about selling, marking, getting published, as we will have a blog editor special guest to share about the wedding industry from the publication perspective. More details to come! Day two also features an amazing, fully styled wedding inspiration shoot designed by Barbara with Infiniti Events in Italy, who is a Grace Ormonde Platinum member!
To read more information about the workshop, click here.
Lodging & accommodations at Villa Catignano are included. Here is our group from the workshop last spring! More details are on the website www.mikelarsonworkshops.com
We’ll have a photo tour following the workshop. See the site for more details. See you there!
Friday, July 19, 2013
I feel blessed that every year I get to Lake Tahoe to capture an incredible wedding. The team over at One Fine Day Events crafted a very unique lakeside private estate wedding on a large property that the entire lake felt private. The warm weather with the lake breeze paired with the food and Tuscan decor gave it a unique look and feel. Congrats Jessica & Brian, thank you for having me document your incredible day. Enjoy this selection of photographs.
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Private Estate, Rubicon Bay
Photographer | Mike Larson Photography
Planner & Designer | One Fine Day Events
Florist | Stems by Diana
Catering Company | D’lish Catering
Cake Chef | D’lish Catering
Cinematographer | Reel Eyes Media
Rental Companies | Celebrations Party Rentals + Blue Print Studios
Linens | La Tavola
Musicians | The String Beings + Suite Love Express
Officiant | Rev. Dick Randall
Wedding Dress | Carolina Herrara, Marina Morrison, San Francisco
Bridesmaids Dresses | J. Crew
Groomsmen Attire | JoS A. Bank + bow ties and suspenders by Etsy Designer Me and Matilda
Invitations | A Day in May
Wedding Day Paper | Heart, Paper, Soul
Hair | Kolor by Kori
Makeup | Kiss and Makeup
Accommodations | PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn and The Village at Squaw Valley