Josh and Tia’s Styker Sonoma wedding was done right – Tia wanted white on white on white all in the midst of a vineyard (we’re talking on the dirt, in between rows of grapes ripe for harvest)
Every detail from the dress, to the shoes, to the reception amongst the vines was over the top perfect!!
How can you argue with a perfect pair of Jimmy Choo shoes! (if I were a girl – or if I wore girls clothes…. I’d definitely have a pair of Jimmy in the closet)
Tia and Josh were total class acts and it was a ton of fun spending the day with them and seeing how happy they were around each other and with their guests!
Literally in the middle of a vineyard, eating dinner!
Not a full spread in the magazine, but a selection for the day on Vogue Italy website will keep me smiling:
Hopefully I’ll have confirmation of my next big feature within the next week or two!!
On a hike in the mountains with Cheryl (my wife) I was inspired by the abundance of wild flowers and views out over Lake Tahoe. Realizing one of my dream weddings would be a boho inspired hike out into the wilderness, I knew I had to create that shoot and this is what became of that idea with a TON of help from my favorite hair and makeup professional Lea – LB Gorgeous.
It’s probably pretty obvious that I love working with adventurous and mischievous couples – so it shouldn’t be an surprise that when Karey and Chuck contacted me about their Lake Tahoe wedding at the Quist Estate (Sunnyside Lake House) – I was pretty quickly sold by their personalities. If there were a couple this year that I’d choose to party with, these would be the winners! (don’t get me wrong, any excuse to hang out with any of my amazing couples is a win – but I’m pretty sure Chuck would be down with my level of trouble making – and Karey would probably laugh at us for support all the way through.)
As a couple, Chuck and Karey love planning their adventures in only the best way possible – by surprise. They have a system for creating a list of adventures/trips/locations and putting them all into a hat (not getting metaphoric here… they actually do this, and I’m taking notes – you should too) Karey and Chuck will then draw at random from the hat – and voila – they are in business – This is how they planned their honeymoon (it got complicated from what I understand – and at last check, I believe they may still be enjoying Lake Tahoe – but none-the-less, I can’t wait to find out where the hat landed them for their first married adventure.) (UPDATE – they announced the hat draw is taking them on a wedding honeymoon to the Azores!!!)
I’m a sucker for an adventure – I pretty much don’t have the ability to say no. The buddies tell me last minute we’re driving to Nevada in the middle of the night – I’m in. A couple is game to climb on walls with a huge cliff they “could” fall off – sounds fun!
Mischief – does it involve the possiblity of getting into trouble? If I haven’t already done it, I’m pretty game to try. I have a rule that I’ll try almost anything three times – and so far I haven’t been arrested – so it seems to be working out.
I’ve been reminded lately that I need to push my couples in these same ways – this creates images that go above and beyond and this week as I prep to update my website, I’ve been drawn back to some of my favorite images that represent these things with my couples.
I can’t wait to create more!!