Early in my career as a photographer a lot of my work came from family, friends or friends of friends. Although those sources are still strong referral bases, most of my work now comes from clients I have never met previous to working with. We meet, we chat, we shoot.
This is how I met Molly and Andrew. I think they found me through my blog...and when we met for the first time at their engagement shoot, we chatted, we shot and we became friends. They were and have been fiercely loyal and supportive of me and my work. On their wedding day I felt more like an old family friend than hired help. This is how I always want to feel. This is how I always want the families to feel. I want to be a participant. I DON'T want to draw attention but I want my presence to be comfortable, natural and right.
I was so happy with Molly shook me out of work mode for a moment and asked for a photo of the two of us together. Brides remind us to do that!I am never more honored than when someone trusts me to document their wedding day. All of my precious brides, couples and wedding day famalies mean so much to me.
Molly and Andrew are a solid couple. Happiness follows them.
Ceremony: Baldwin Hills Overlook, Culver City, CA
Dinner/Party: Rush Restaurant and Bar, Downtown Culver City.
(Grant and I have spent many evenings being tossed around by the wind, watching the sun set at the overlook. So when Molly asked if I had any suggestion for ceremony locations...It was the first place that popped into my mind. I guess she likes wind as much as I do. Both locations are within 5 minutes walk of our house. Loved shooting a wedding in our neighborhood...I love traveling for work too (you all know that) but there was something about walking out my front door for a wedding that was nice. You can't blame me.)