I had the pleasure of photographing my first New Mexico Wedding this past week, and it was awesome. Laura and Malcom got married in the Loretto chapel, a beautiful old Gothic cathedral placed incongruously in the middle of the historic district in Santa Fe, amidst old adobe buildings. They had their reception in the lobby of the theater at the College of Santa Fe. Both locations had a classic charm that made me think of Old Hollywood, so I kept that in mind during the shooting and post-production. What I ended up with was a almost-completely photo journalistic day with a few posed portraits thrown in, and a lot of super contrasted and black and white images. I hope the happy couple is a jazzed as I am about their Pictures!
Ben and Shannon are my cousins. Well, I should clarify by saying that Ben is my cousin, and Shannon is now married to Ben. They are so rad it makes my head spin. Normally I wouldn't even feel right about using the word rad, but in reference to them, I think I can pull it off. That's how rad they are. So when they got engaged I knew i wanted to be a part of their wedding in some way, and photography is something I can always bring to the table when people get married. They had the reception in Topanga Canyon, Ca at a local restaurant called Froggy's. I know they are both into vintage photos from talking with them, and after seeing their beautiful wedding video that was shot on super 8 film, I decided to do a retro treatment on the whole nights worth of images. I think the results fit the personality of a couple born in the wrong era perfectly. And capture the night just the way it was; a little blurry, lots of fun, and beautiful.