OK, so on Friday, Jake, my good friend, and his lovely fiance, (now bride) whom I think are one of the cutest, sweetest and genuine couple. I was honored when they asked me to photograph their wedding. Back in 2006/2007, I had the honor of having him join of our team, and since he has blossomed into an artist, photographer, but more importantly, someone who I respect and enjoy hanging out with. So we had much fun capturing his wedding.
This body of work is the product of amazing planning by Necia, & plenty of time during a sweet summer day to capture creative, candid, real moments during the day of two young people getting married.
Jake & his guys were fun, real, and it was cool to watch themselves come out and really have a good time. Now forever captured on film are who they are. Something that they will be proud of.
Meanwhile, Necia was out at the Bluebird Salon
, where "Brooke" did her hair. Then off to the Cliffs
, getting ready! Rachel
shot this of her shoes.
Then we headed over to the Sanitarium Spa
(the sweetest bed & breakfast) and shot some cool shots in front of the house. Jake was "packing heat" with his retro 8mm video camera, passing it around the guys for some cool candid video clips.
Finally, we headed over to the Dana Powers House
Necia, is such a beautiful bride, she was having so much fun with her bridesmaids.
This is what I love, when Brides & Grooms, love to do something different, its a boldness for creativity, exploring artistic additions and flare. Capturing this in a way that is "them" is what I love. I could do this for the rest of my life, as long as God allows me to.
With only a few minutes before the ceremony, I saw this shot and grabbed it.
Climbing up to the top floors of the house, looking through the windows, this is my view. I thrive off the shots that are never taken before. I love firsts. Firsts make great full page spreads in albums and magazine covers.
What a proud couple, proud of their marriage, and what lies ahead. Corinne from Panacea Flowers
did her floral design.
I love their genuine smiles and how happy they are. I wish the wedding was 10 hours longer! So much to shoot, and so many good times and good people to hang out with, capture, to tell the story of the day.
Jake, an amazing wedding photographer himself, did not need to be directed, he has his cool style already. Check out the two of them!
Always in love, always esteeming each other and treating each other with the highest regard. That makes for such great shots like this.
As the sun set, I wished this evening could last forever, the light was SOOOO good.
I love the suspenders, the blue tie, they looked so good!
We used the canvas and couch from their e-session for this shot.
At the end of the night, in the middle of the Orange orchard, we got this parting shot. Then it was on to the rest of the festivities of the night. Melissa Kramer from Kramer DJ's
did the music, and lighting for their event. Stunning as usual.
If I can do this for the rest of my life, I would. I would love to bless couples with images that would give them the pride of their first love. So that they, their family, friends, and the world would look back at their wedding and see the style of a budding couple in a way that would capture the legacy of the day they chose to became one, for the rest of their lives.
Thanks guys for asking me to be that artist.. friend.
Labels: Dana Powers House, Mike Larson Photography, San Luis Obispo Weding, Sanitarium Spa, Wedding Shoot