Monday, August 31, 2009

Amy and Tucker - Leather Craftsmen Wedding Album

We just finished production on Amy and Tucker's wedding album and we couldn't be happier. Once again we relied on our good friends at Leather Craftsmen to print and bind the album and our esteemed colleague, Laura at FMN Design, to provide her design and layout skills. Thank you to both vendors for providing such an exquisite album for our friends Amy and Tucker.

They chose an 8 X 10 size, which is the album that comes with our Signature wedding package. We absolutely love this size for an album. It isn't too big or too small, it seems to be just right.

Also, we just got word that Amy and Tucker are pregnant! A huge congratulations from all of us! We wish you the best.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lorena and Colter - An Atwood Ranch Wedding

Lorena and Colter have been a lot of fun for us to photograph...
Back in April, we photographed their engagement session and had a blast with them.
They are such a cute couple and so easy going.
The ceremony and reception took place at The Atwood Ranch in Glen Ellen on a hot and sunny afternoon. Everything was organized so well, thanks to Julie and her amazing staff! It made everything so smooth for us. Lorena was gorgeous and Colter was smartly dressed. The flowers, by Anne Appleman, were so simple and beautiful. They danced the night away in the rustic hay barn and ate amazing food, catered by SAGE. We had a great night with everyone! Thank you Lorena and Colter... We wish you a long, happy life together.

To see the slide show click HERE.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

1st Day of School - Before and After

Today I became a father of a kindergartner. My little boy Mason has started a new adventure. We walked Mason to his first day of school and there is no doubt that he handled it better than Laura and I. On our way out the door, he was greeted by his good friend, Anderson, which helped break the ice a little bit (for us). Mason's excitement was evident the moment he woke up this morning. Laura and I had butterflies. Why is it that we have more anxiety than our little boy who is about to embark on a long journey of institutional education? Is it that he has no idea what he has just began? Or is it that our little boy is now on his own path, away from mommy and daddy surrounded by new friends and peers? Probably a little of both. A very emotional and significant rite of passage for all of us.

When we went to pick Mason up from school at the end of the day, everything seemed to feel a little more at ease for Laura and I. The day was done and we were greeted by a very happy boy. His day was great, he had fun at recess and he was looking forward to another day of Kindergarten. What a relief! After school, Miles was soo happy to see his older brother. He ran right up to him and gave him a huge hug. Laura and I snapped a few photo's and told him how proud we were!

School has officially began and we are all OK.
Congratulations Mason on finishing your first day in style!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Liz and Paul Wedding - Part 2 - The Wedding Day

This was an incredible wedding for all of us... My little brother Paul, the youngest of 5 kids, was married at Cheekwood Art and Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee. What a beautiful place to be married! Liz was just stunning and Paul was as debonair as I have ever seen him. I was Paul's best man so I had to give up photographing the event, which was a little difficult for me... (OK, so I did sneak a few photos in here and there!) However, Garrett and Jason not only did an amazing job photographing the entire weekend, but they also contributed to the huge 3 day party. We had such an amazing time celebrating the marriage of Liz and my little brother Paul all weekend long! As you can see, even Elvis made an appearance! Congratulations Liz and Paul!!! We Love You!!!

You can check out the slide show of the event HERE.