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.


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 }


Film, WeddingsAmy Kiel