Venue: The Cohen House
Caterer: Silverstone Events
Over the past several months, I have repeatedly performed a cardinal sin against myself. You see, I have very talented friends. Absolutely, incredibly talented friends. I found myself looking through their work, and others [wedding] work, going WTF…how in the heck did they do this, or that, or any of it? Dumbfounded. Due to that, my blogging has ceased. I have weddings in the queue just chilling. Then it hit me yesterday – thankfully. Something, I always tell OTHERS while mentoring…YOU DO YOU. Don’t look at other wedding work. Go back to what inspired you in the past, at the beginning. So, I looked through several of my weddings in 2013 and found so many solid moments in each. As you can see in the next few blog posts, I love hands, gestures, expressions, light, landscape, details, youth and a number of other things. That is what has drawn me to wedding photography. Lesson learned: You Do You, Joseph.
Venue: The Parador
Coordinator: Eventology Weddings
Catering: Behind the Bash Catering Events
Second Shooter: Cameron Bertuzzi
Welp. I’m back from WPPI in Vegas. I’m not sure how we survived, but we did. It was an amazing trip in so many ways. An emotional rollercoaster arriving for the Print Competition and seeing a few of my prints judged; live and in person. I’m not sure there is a more terrifying thing than that. Moving on..
Recently, I purchased the Leica D’Lux 6 camera for just random fun trips, and nights out with friends. I really can’t say more about this camera than its incredibly impressive. I’ll let you see for yourself but for a “point and shoot”, its latitude in post is quite surprising. Check it out…
To all the people who I met, or spent time with at WPPI. You are all 12’s! Amazing, ridiculously kind wonderful people..
Ashley. You are gorgeous. Thank you to Chateau Cocomar for giving us a beautiful setting.
I still remember the first time I met Brittan and Emily.
Weeks before, I’d visited Austin for a workshop and met the great Geoff Duncan. Through conversation, Geoff mentioned that I should look up a guy named “Brittan” and that’d I love his work. Sounded like a cool name, I thought. Needless to say, I never googled Brittan… not sure why.
Fast forward – I show up at this wedding in the middle of nowhere, to start with details, scouting, etc. Then I see these guys. Equally beautiful/POWER COUPLE. Introduce myself. “Brittan, nice to meet you” he says. Then it all hits me. What are the chances? Then I go on a weirdo rant on how we must be meant to be friends because of my recent conversation about him. He wasn’t amused… but thankfully, Emily was.
You see, Emily is a magical woman. She has the ability to talk to anyone she meets with pure and glorious happiness. It’s a sight to see. As you can down below – the only woman who has smiled and laughed during child birth.
Eventually, I won Brittan over and we became best buds. Then I asked if I could shoot the birth of Kelby. Boom, here we are now.
My thoughts after witnessing Kelby’s birth? Mind blowing. Life changing. Top 3 things I’ve seen in my life. Beautiful. Love triangle.
Love all three of you