Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wedding Pictures in Oakland | Wedding Pictures on Carousel | Megen & Keith

When Megen and Keith’s engagement session was over I knew that this couple was totally in love.  They were both so giddy around one another and the smiles were not forced at all.  They cuddled up to one another and expressed pure, genuine love.  Their images turned out amazing because of this.  So, you can images that I was thrilled when their wedding day arrived.

Yeah, these are gorgeous!

Creative shot from, Renee, my 2nd shooter.  Go Renee!

One of the benefits from having two photographers.  You get the processional from both angles.

You’d be surprised how often the wedding rings don’t slide on so easily during the summer months.

The endearing nuzzle.  So sweet.

The bride always has to sit on the white stallion!

See- SMILES!  They smile, smile, smile… together. =)

Photojournalism at it’s best.

Thanks to Eric Schiemer’s mad DJ skills, this pretty bride was rocking ALL NIGHT!

What would one of my posts be without Sparkler Pics?!?  Ha ha.  I am working on incorporating more ambient light and skylight.

The Omni William Penn | Cara & Jon

Absolutely stunning wedding day!  Congratulations Cara & Jon!


Trash The Dress | Rock The Dress | Jon & Sarah

I received an email from Sarah about a year ago inquiring about 1st anniversary photos.  As we got to chatting over email- the session cultivated into a ROCK THE DRESS session.  That name is courtesy of Sarah- which I think is perfect.  As we began to brainstorm we came up with the perfect idea; themes for each location.  Once we agreed on that there was no stopping us.  Red and black for the Strip District, purple and silver for the Hot Metal Bridge and soft pastels for the Succop Conservancy.  Throughout the whole year Sarah and I emailed and texted several times a month.  She would send me photo’s of her accessories, I would reply with “PERFECT!”  Then finally the day had come!  Beginning in the Strip District I looked at Sarah and Jon and explained to them that I would guide them with all of their poses and gestures and  Sarah responded, “We’ll do whatever you want us to do.  You just tell us.”  And the rest was history.

I really could not have made it any more perfect.  Sarah and Jon did an AMAZING job!  5 hours later we ended up with an epic portfolio of brilliant images that are absolutely breathtaking.  I urge all married couples to consider a session like this.  It’s a great encore to the wedding day photography.