I loved Brittany and Brandon’s wedding SOOO much. It was so thoughtful, joyful, beautiful and fun but even more than all those things it was “them.” They did their wedding their way, on their terms and that was so much fun to capture in photos.
Just as an example, they set the tone perfectly for the whole weekend in their choice of venue… Pema Osel Ling, a buddhist retreat center in a redwood forest in the mountains above Santa Cruz where they, and many of their guests, camped out for the weekend. Such a beautiful space with seriously good vibes!
I loved this photo session with the Lindsay Family while I was shooting it and have wanted to share it on the blog ever since. The whole family was so sweet, including their adorable pup, and they made the afternoon so fun and easy. It also didn’t hurt that we had perfect light, perfect weather and a perfect setting. In other words, picture perfect!
A little while back, Melissa and I were chatting on the phone about doing a photo session at her family. As I always do, I suggested doing the shoot at their home, which is about the time she told me she was an architect and that they lived in South Pasadena in home that she designed. That was so exciting to me! I love photographing families in their homes but a home designed and built by the family is a whole ‘nother level of awesome!
Heading to their house on the day of our shoot, I was a little nervous, not going to lie. I really wanted to make the most of such a great opportunity to not only capture the family and the kids’ personalities but also capture their beautiful space that is as much a part of their family’s story as the people themselves. This collection of images is the result and I couldn’t love them more!