Walking through Eden Gardens is like walking back in time. Unlike the bustling crowds in Seaside just on the other side of Hwy 30a, it would seem someone pressed pause 100 years ago at the parks gated entrance. Which was just the right speed for Samantha and Diego. They wanted an intimate ceremony. So with just a handful of family and close friends, they exchanged vows under Eden’s giant wedding tree on a Monday afternoon while the rest of the world sped by.
St George is one of those small towns where everyone knows everyone and southern hospitality is as common as sweet tea. Which is why Beau naturally assumed Erika wasn’t flirting with him, she was just being nice to the knew guy. So it took a little more than a little flirting to show Beau they had fireworks of their own.
Nestled in between the mountains behind California’s Monterey coast sits the historic Los Laureles Lodge in Carmel Valley. This is where Meegan and Michael spent the entire weekend celebrating their wedding. If you didn’t have the good fortune of being there, then you totally missed out. Despite the fact a rather large fire was just a few miles away, it was pretty much a perfect weekend.
Like most industries, photography is constantly changing. Sometimes faster than we can keep up with. Luckily I’ve been at this since I was 18 (despite my long term skepticism of digital media) but I also know that if I’m not learning, I’m failing. When I saw there was a workshop being taught in Portland, Oregon by my favorite photographers, I forgot that one should never make large financial decisions while suffering from insomnia at 5am.
I met fellow cake addict, Alexandra, through Instagram almost exactly two years ago. She and I both spend too much time checking out confections, but at least eating them is less time consuming. When she and Leroy started planning their Detroit wedding, she emailed me to see if I would be interested in traveling to the mitten state to provide their Detroit wedding photography. She then sweetened the deal by divulging their wedding cake was going to be a massive 1980’s spread complete with fountain and stairs. Oh hell yes.