Our New Look + A Sweet Mendocino Woodlands Wedding

It's no secret to those who know me that pretty little things get me a bit too excited. Along with the new website came new branding and the really fun process of creating pretty packaging! Putting together a simple box of 'pretty' to send to clients when they receive their photos is just a small part of the enjoyment I get out of doing what I do.

Something new I've added to my package is that every client gets a set of printed proofs along with their disc of images. When those prints arrive on your doorstep, I hope you have as much if not more of a thrill reliving your day or portrait session flipping from image to image as I do. And the process of actually packing up prints and images gets me equally excited. So much so that last week when I was dropping off boxes to ship to clients, when the clerk slapped the hideous USPS labels all over my self-designed, self-printed labels, I cringed so terribly that the clerk asked me what was wrong. All I was able to muster out of me was a jaw-clenched, white-knuckled, "Nothing." It's silly to say that it broke my heart but it did. Yes, I am weird and obsessive and I'm ok with it. So, enter the sweet and simple new branding that your equally as beautiful prints and digital files will arrive in.

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And the couple featured in the prints above? Darren and I had the honor of attending Matt and Anna's Mendocino Woodlands wedding in Northern California. It was a rustic weekend long adventure that goes down in history as one of the most incredible weddings I've witnessed and photographed. We only had a short time with them before the wedding whirl-winded into a party in the Redwoods that had everyone on the dance floor and sipping whiskey around the fire until two in the morning. A few firsts worth mentioning to complete this short story of Matt and Anna's wedding; It was the first time I've stood amongst the Redwoods. It was the first time I've slept on a cot in a cabin with no electricity since summer camp in the early 90's. And it made for a memorable gathering of family and friends. Here's a collection of my favorites from Matt and Anna's Woodlands Wedding.

{Mamiya 645 Pro & Canon EOS3 | Kodak Portra 400 & 800, Ilford HP5 }

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