Thursday, July 23, 2009


Oh boy, its summertime! And oh how we love the summer... Vacations, camping, hot weather, swimming, running through the sprinkler, BBQ's and beaches! Its here and we love it.

'I am leaving on a jet plane' tomorrow! I am off to Michigan and Tennessee to celebrate my little brother's wedding! While Garrett is heading to the high Sierra's for a camping adventure with his family and then flying out to Tennessee with Jason to photograph the wedding and celebrate with us! It is going to be a huge party...

We meet in Michigan at the 'Lake House' where we rendezvous with my mom and dad, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and 9 nieces and nephews... It's a madhouse while we are there, but oh.. so enjoyable. Then it's off to Nashville for Paul and Liz's wedding, where I am the best man. There will be close to 400 people at the wedding and it's going to be a blast! I can't wait to hang out with my family, Liz's family, AND Garrett and Jason. What a great time it will be! Look for updates and images along the way... (If we have time!)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cake and Pictures

We are VERY excited that we have been invited by Shea Roggio from Cake and Pictures to be a part of their new web directory. The goal of this new portal is to only feature wedding photographers that bring something new to the table, in terms of quality, uniqueness or geography. They will only promote photographers, so their users will be brides and grooms for whom photography is a priority. Working with Cliff Mautner and Bill Cramer, they are following in the footsteps of their first web directory, Wonderful Machine, which has been successful and very effective in promoting commercial photographers.

Here is an ARTICLE in PDN about Wonderful Machine.

They have hand selected a limited number of photographers to feature in each of the 50 most prominent cities in the U.S. and soon 50 areas internationally. We are listed along with Ben Chrisman, Anna Kuperberg, Kevin Kubota, Becker, Bob and Dawn Davis, Jose Villa, and Jim Garner just to name a few other amazing photographers... We are very honored and humbled that they have chosen GB Photographers to be a part of such an exclusive group.

If you have a moment, check out their site and look at some of the outstanding photographers that they feature. We can't wait to see what happens next!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mellena and Greg - Slideshow

Here is the slideshow of Mellena and Greg's wedding at Wine and Roses in Lodi:

Friday, July 10, 2009

Liz and Paul - Guest Book

This is now the second time that we have completed an album like this with Laura at FMN Design... A guest book filled with images from an engagement session with a couple. What a great idea, don't you think?! It sure beats the traditional 'sign your name in this blank book' style that you continually see at weddings. Take a look at this guest book that we just completed for Liz and Paul. Laura incorporated about 40 of our favorite images with enough blank space to allow the guests to write anything, anywhere in the book. We just love it! Thanks Laura!

Oh, and Asuka printed and bound the album... We like them too!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Mellena and Greg - Wine and Roses

It was HOT... So, so hot in Lodi this past weekend! We endured the 105 degree weather to capture some beautiful moments for Mellena and Greg at Wine and Roses. This was a really fun wedding for us to photograph. Mellena's family is from Iran and they incorporated a few Iranian traditions to their ceremony and Greg is a member of the band, The Phenomenauts. So, it was an eclectic and lively bunch attending the event. There was a lot of celebratory dancing and animated personalities blossomed in front of the camera for their 'visual guestbook'. Mellena was striking and beautiful and her bridesmaids looked great in their red dresses. Greg and his groomsmen were very easy to photograph... I think that they had been in front of the camera a few times before. It was Mellena's wish to be photographed in a vineyard for their portrait session, so we scouted a little farmhouse with a vineyard and orchard before we arrived to the wedding. The location and end of day light were just perfect for us to photograph this stunning couple. Thank you to Mellena and Greg and we wish them the best!