We could not be happier to share some photos from Brian and Rochelle’s roaring wedding this weekend. It did not matter that it was storming rain, as everyone was ready to have a great evening! We loved seeing guests dressed to the nines in 20’s garb. The two wanted nothing more than an insanely fun prohibition-era party for their friends and family and wow did they they deliver! We were lucky enough to also design their wedding invitation and some day-of stationery, which we can’t wait to share as well. More to come! Brian and Rochelle, thank you so much for sharing your family and friends with us and allowing us to capture your amazingly fun wedding!
We could not be happier to share our first wedding of the year with you today. Chris and Kelly had their ceremony and reception at the gorgeous Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento this past Saturday. There is something unique about our first wedding of the year. We had spent the winter with our son and spent the spring being inspired by the world around us. With so much new in our lives we saw how unique this day was for these two as the became a family of two. Rich with family and friends these two stepped into the world a married couple and had the biggest smiles on their faces. We will never forget the moment right after these two were married. They had their first kiss and walked hand in hand to the elevator. With their bridal party in tow, the all hopped quickly into the awaiting lift. Two floors went by and Steve, the best man, decided it was too hot with that many people and got off on floor five. The doors quickly closed to allow the elevator to quickly finish it’s decent. Quickly is not what happened next. The elevator suddenly stopped and the mirrors fogged with the hot air of fourteen adults and a four year old. There was so much panic as we were able to get ahold of the hotel quickly to attempt to get everyone out. After 10 minutes the elevator opened it’s door a fourteen big sighs occurred. I think everyone still had a smile on their faces after water and alcohol was quickly consumed!
Justin and Lindsey are two amazing people! We actually met them when we had dinner with the amazing Stacy Reeves of L’Amour de Paris and her husband Jason. Lindsey along with Stacy happen to be amazing photographers, fellow Americans but living in Paris, and just wonderful people. Lindsey’s business is Pictours Paris. Lindsey was kind enough to offer us some babysitting if we ever wanted it while we were in Paris working on our children’s book. We loved having Bear with us every moment of every day but thought how nice it would be to have a fancy lunch together, just the two of us. I emailed Lindsey and Justin and came up with a great idea. I wanted to know if she would like photos of the two of them together. As a photographer we all love photographs of ourselves but do not have the chance to regularly have our photograph taken. It just so happened that Lindsey and Justin were excited to have some photos and to watch Bear. I think all of us were winning on both sides of this proposition. I was able to photograph an amazing couple and have an adult lunch with my wife and they were able to have photographs and enjoy an afternoon with a fun little three month old! We could not have been more appreciative for the chance to capture these two in love in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The first photograph is actually the hall to get to their apartment. They even brought their little dog Oliver with them! We love dogs and who could say no to a cute four legged friend.
What more could one ask for but for the chance to walk in someone’s neighborhood with them. You get to see the nooks and crannies that make where they live special and unique. There is one nook in their neighborhood that is very dear to them both. It is only a couple blocks away from their beautiful apartment and this spot is never a sight for sore eyes. It is slender, tall, and made of a lot of metal. La Tour Eiffel is where work is, where rest is with a spring picnic, and where life together is for these two. When Lindsey told me how important the Eiffel Tower was in their everyday lives, I jumped for joy. It is important for pictures to be more than beautiful photographs but to have them tell a story of who you are at that moment in time. This next photo is one of my favorites from our morning together and really says a lot about who they are, where they live and what is one of the most significant things in their life today.