Monday, February 16, 2009

Trash the Dress Sess

Today, I had the opportunity to tag along for a trash the dress sess for my friend Celeste. I admit, I was a bit of a squeeky wheel to her the last year. I'm glad she finally gave me a chance to come shoot along side her and sponge off her in the process.

She shot their wedding just yesterday at the Seascape Resort. We had some big elements against us (rain, wind, thunder and lightning), but I got a few good shots despite the wicked storm! The rains didn't get this couple down... they braved out the storm and all our ideas until they turned blue. The dark skies made for a dramatic contrast against the bright colors at the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Johnny & Kym

On Superbowl Sunday, I shoot my best friend Jenee's oldest brother, Johnny and his fiance, Kym. Did that make sense? Anyway he's like a brother. Quirky, embarrasing, but genuine and comfortable to be around. He's a brother every girl wants, he adores his little sister Jenee. Plus he's in the Marines so you always feel safe and taken care of in his presence which is what I think of when I think of my big brothers. He's been on four tours to Iraq and is in the special forces- a very capable man. His fiance Kym is so easy going and sweet, a great balance to his straight forward ways. She definetly has a way with him cuz I know Johnny would normally never pose for a photo and she got him to work it for a good 40 minutes or so. Ah the way of love.

At the end, we were running low on Johnny's patience, so she asked him to propose again. He agreed.

J: "Kym, have you talk to you dad lately?"

K: "No, why?"

J: "Cuz I asked him if I could marry you."