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January 2017

Lauren + Matt // Mission Hills Country Club, Palm Springs // Wedding Photography

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Welcome to my very last wedding of 2016, and what a wedding it was!  The wedding took place at Mission Hills Country Club in beautiful Palm Springs, CA.  My first time there at Mission Hills and I must say, what an amazing venue for a wedding.  Yet, if you had asked me that question the day before the wedding I might have said otherwise.  See, they were renovating the reception hall for the past several months and when I went to scout the site the day before the wedding there must have been thirty-some workers painting, installing things, plastic covering the floor — it was a FULL ON worksite.  I just stood there in shock and thought, “There is no way in hell this will be done by tomorrow.”  But to my surprise, finish they did and in impressive fashion nonetheless (at which you will see the results in this posting!).

Yes, an amazing venue but an even more amazing couple.  Lauren (and Matt) found me through one of my Mom’s good friends who happens to be Lauren’s cousin.  We had actually met years earlier when I moved to Los Angeles but hadn’t spoken in several years.  As the fates would have it, we ended up working together when said cousin reminded Lauren that I now shoot wedding photography.  We chatted via email bonded over photography and the rest we shall say, is history!  At the wedding Lauren and Matt had some of the most touching vows I had heard in a long time and it made me smile from ear to ear.  The kind of vows that reinforces true love and fills your heart with happiness.  I felt so fortunate to be a part of their special day.  And maybe you will too as you check out this posting… enjoy 🙂
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Best Wedding Photography // 2016

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In the name of love, I present to you my favorite wedding photos from 2016.  I really should say in a labor of love because it took a lot of time to take all these shots and also a lot of time to narrow them down!  I had about 450 shots that I thought were exceptionally blog worthy this year (though it could have easily been twice that!)  And I think I finally narrowed it down to about 180.  There were so many magical moments that I was fortunate enough to be a part of this year that I think this might be the hardest “best of” post I’ve ever done!  But it was all worth it and totally paid off because as of this writing I am proud to say that I have won Best of The Knot for 2017!


That marks three straight years of making the best of list, putting me in the top 2% of vendors on The Knot.  It’s been a lot of hard work but as much as I can claim credit, it’s really all my amazing couples, giving me wonderful reviews that really tipped me over the edge.  I’m not one to gloat so I won’t say much more other than when I set out to win this award I made it a goal to win it for at least three straight years in a row.  And now that I’ve done that I’m quitting the biz… juuuuust kidding!  In honesty, it feels more like when a famous restaurant gets their 3rd Michelin Star.  The hard work finally gets you to that elite status but now you have the pressure to not just maintain your work but to create beyond what’s been expected of you.  And when you face that moment you can either pack it all in or dig creatively deeper then you have ever dug before.  I choose to dig and whether you be a someone I’ve worked with before or someone I have yet the pleasure to meet, I hope you decide to join me for the excavation.

As always, enjoy the highlights, I would love to hear what your favorite shot might be in the comments (waaay) below!
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