Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wedding: Kensington Hotel, Elk's Lodge, and Old St. Mary's Cathedral

On July 11th, I had the honor of shooting Matt & Maria's wedding at the Kensington Hotel in downtown San Francisco. The ceremony was held at the Old St. Mary's Cathedral, followed by a limousine ride around the city and then a reception at the Elk's Lodge inside the Kensington. They are a wonderful couple... very happy to be with each other, great family, and they treated me like a king (dinner, bar, dancing, conversation, and a room on the 6th floor so I didn't have to drive home).

The entire event was so much fun, and was definitely one fo those moments where I think "wow, this is my job."

Editing is not finished yet, but I wanted to share couple of my favorites so far.

Bride at the Kensington Hotel
Bride exits limousine at the Old St. Mary's Cathedral

Groom and best man at the Elk's Lodge, San Francisco

Groom nervously waiting to be married. Old St. Mary's Cathedral.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fashion, Fashion!

Hey y'all.

Happy 4th of July! ...a day late, I know. Been busy!

As we all know by now, I've always focused on weddings and live events with my photography. I do head-shots (and the like) on occasion, but have not really had a ton of experience in that area... especially not much with modeling.

Well on Friday, I headed to San Jose to shoot in a studio with a model. The purpose was to showcase some wedding gown accessories for my partner's clients.

After fiddling with the ridiculous amount of lighting options available, getting hair and makeup done (for her, not me) and tossing on some trance Depeche Mode remixes, I am proud to show off a couple images from that session!