It was the miniest of minivans, just about as small as any you might find in Europe. Only this one was mine, and it raced along the curving roads of Northern California’s Highway 49 toward Cronan Ranch. It chauffeured my wife, my sister-in-law, and my three kids as well as a nearly carsick golden retriever in hopes that we’d reach the trailhead soon. I wasn’t sure how much longer any of us could last in our mobile sardine can. (more…)
I could tell early on that working with Nichole and Nicholas would be a treat. Christmas comes a little early for me when a bride asks if we can spend most of the day shooting outdoors in Lake Tahoe. Capturing photos of some of the sweetest moments of a couple’s life against a backdrop of stunning mountaintop creation is precisely my cup of tea.
For me, this was mixing business and pleasure. For these two lovebirds, this was their wedding day and it was going to be an adventure.
In these final days of 2016, the year has already become more memory than reality. And ever since falling in love with photography, so many of my memories are attached to places or people or feelings that I also got to capture with my camera. The images that follow, whether personal or those taken for my clients, are my personal favorite photographs of 2016. Because I’m a wordy guy, I’ll even throw in a bit of the story behind each image for good measure. Let’s get going! (more…)
I made my fair share of boneheaded choices as a young boy. My dad looked on at these choices and commented on them without coming on too strong. Jokingly, he often asked the question: “What, were you born in a barn?”
Well, Khrystina and Cole, may not have been born in a barn. But they were most definitely married in one: Crawford’s Barn. Definitely not a boneheaded choice. (more…)