Monday, August 18, 2008

8 for 8... Congratulations Michael Phelps!

In celebration of Michael Phelps most recent achievements in the 2008 Olympics, we are posting images that we took with our friend and business partner, Rick Chapman, last year. As a part of the ESPY collection, Rick was assigned the honor of photographing the Olympic champion. We flew to the University of Michigan, where Phelps attends school, and photographed him in the aquatic center just before a training session.

After watching his amazing performances the past weeks or so, we thought that we would pay tribute to his accomplishments.

The black and white photograph below is the final image that was chosen for the ESPY Collection. This collection features 25 signed, limited edition, silver gelatin prints of each of the athletes. If you are interested in purchasing images from the collection, contact Rachel Mack at ESPN. All proceeds are donated to the V Foundation for cancer research.

See all of the photographs from the ESPY Collection.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Wedding Anniversary

2 days ago, Laura and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary! What a wonderful 6 years it has been. We spent a few hours of the day talking about why we enjoyed being married to each other. We were able to share words of encouragement, support and love while creating a vision of growing old together... Laura pictures us together on our front porch, sitting on our rocking chairs and talking about how great life has been. I can definitely buy into that!

As I was driving into work today, I began thinking of our marriage and the event that started it all - Our Wedding! As a wedding photographer, I thought how great it would be for me to share a little about my wedding that took place 6 years ago.

We were married in The Secret Garden at Valley Oak Nursery, Brentwood, CA. It was 106 degrees outside and we were hot! What a way to begin our union together, hot and sweaty! :) We hired, Julio Duffoo to photograph our wedding and we were not let down! He has become a great friend since our wedding and still thank him to this day for his creative eye and helping to make the memory our day special. Another great friend, JP Langlands, also attended our wedding and contributed his photographic eye to our day. They are both great friends and wonderful photographers. Check out their work when you have a moment...

Laura and I had a vision of what we wanted our wedding to be. A small, outdoor garden wedding with close friends and family at our side. We endured the hot day and tied the knot at 4:00PM. As we look back on our wedding day, we can honestly say that we wouldn't change a thing. We were sooo happy... (and still are!). At sundown, after great food, sangria and cigars, we moved the party to The Tonga Room at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. We drank tasty tropical drinks and danced the night away to the live band and rainstorms... Yes, they have indoor rainstorms there! I highly suggest going to the Tonga Room if you haven't been. It's a fun time. When it was time to turn in for the night, we just walked upstairs to our amazing room in the Fairmont. Just thinking about it makes me want to go back and do it all over again! Hmmmm. Maybe we should?!

Here are just a few photo's from our day:



Laura walked down the Aisle to "The Very Thought of You" by Nat King Cole. I tried so hard to hold my composure, but I couldn't...


THE RINGS - (That we both designed for ourselves)




Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Amy and Tucker

We just finished photographing Amy and Tucker's wedding at Carmel Valley Ranch, a beautiful resort retreat with amazing accommodations, golf, tennis, spa, and award winning restaurant Citronelle. The venue was wonderful and we had a gorgeous sunny day to work with. Amy and Tucker were so sweet and fun to photograph too. We could have easily spent all day photographing them alone, but they had a reception to attend! It is easy to see the love that they have for each other. The ceremony was held outdoors on a beautiful open lawn with surrounding gardens and the reception was in the modern accented Clubhouse. The setting created a beautiful backdrop to a exceptional event. By the end of the night, everyone was getting down on the dancefloor! Thanks to Amy and Tucker for inviting us to photograph their special wedding day.

Click here for the slideshow of images.