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Italy Portfolio | The Tuscan Kiss Wedding Book

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.

 

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Keswick Vineyards, Virginia Portfolio, Wedding | Chase + Jaime

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

As I drove out from the big city, near Washington DC, I headed out to smaller suburbs, then to more rural tows, and I begin to see spaces between towns, and then mile markers, and times where I thought I may have been lost, only to come up on an intersection that someone would refer to as “turn left at the old red barn”.  This kind of place is where you despite the tourist feeling entering in, once you meet a friendly neighbor passing by, you feel like a local.

As I drove south, deeper into Virginia and past the big college and towards the Appalachian mountains, the hills started to look more tuscan and a few of the 154 vineyards passed by on the drivers side.  I felt at home.

Chase & Jaime stumbled upon the 400 acre Keswick Estate whose land grant dates back to 1727.  The beautiful historic home built in 1911 is rich with history dating from the colonial and revolutionary days.

Chase & Jaime are a genuine and dynamic couple from the middle of the country.  from their shoot earlier this spring in Boulder, Colorado.  I learned a lot about them.  Chase is a youthful, energetic and very caring guy.  He makes you feel like family, which is what everyone invited felt like.  I love how Chase makes you feel loved.  Jaime is his sweet wife.  She is timeless, distinct and thoughtful.  The one thing I must include about this couple is they love to laugh.

The humidity and slight cloud cover made for a beautifully warm day with amazing light.  It was a perfect blend.

Here we were prepping for the 1st look along the entrance to the estate.  Such a beautiful old fence and these trees must have been a few hundred years old as well.

Ever since I had my little daughter, I have been thinking about what it must feel like for a father to take your daughter whom you are so proud of down the isle. Jaime is such a great person and her father raised her well.

What a beautiful setting!  I snuck up to get this vantage point which took much effort and secrecy so that I was undetected.

The vintage style tent with bistro lights was a great setting for the reception in the middle of the vineyard.

You guys are wonderful.  Thank you for including me on this marvelous day.

 



Boulder Colorado Engagement Shoot, Portfolio | Chase + Jaime

Friday, April 1, 2011

Chase & Jaime are a down to earth couple.  They love exploring this earth as well.  So when they asked to head up into the mountains above Colorado for a backcountry camping shoot I was all in.  We’ve been planning this shoot for a few weeks now and it was actually my 1st time to Boulder.  They love coffee shops and so that was a perfect place to start.  Jaime loves reading, and thats fitting since she’s a teacher, so this coffeeshop was connected to a bookstore next door.  They are both wedding photographers as well from the midwest.

Later we headed up to the 8,000 feet and found a peaceful patch of woods to explore.  They set up camp and had a relaxing afternoon & evening. We shot until the sun’s warmth left and nightfall became.  Today was a fun day!

Chase & Jaime are getting married later this year at a vineyard in Virginia.  I can’t wait to share that story in early summer.