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nick+julie’s wedding was long awaited for us. we met over a year ago, and over that year talked very frequently. we first met them in person in san francisco, where we got the opportunity to do a short film for them. (also shown below) we had a blast.
leading up to their wedding, they kept us pretty involved in their planning. we talked a lot about where they would have their wedding, what they were most excited about, and they really let us get to know them. all this just made the anticipation that much greater to shoot their wedding.
it ended up being more then we had hoped, and they trusted us to make a film for them that we are truly proud of.
thanks nick+julie for sharing your story with us. we love you guys!
this wedding was a blast! jon is one of daniel’s best friends and was in the wedding, so our talented videographer, austin, captured the day’s events – and he did an awesome job! jon+lana are so much fun, and that was totally evident in their wedding day, and especially in their video. their love was so evident on that day, and all were touched by how genuine their love for each other is. best wishes to jon+lana and the future that awaits them!! – katie
amazing story. amazing letters. one of the most simple, and emotional weddings I’ve ever been a part of.
thanks dave+bekki for trusting us to tell your story.
tom+stacey’s wedding was a blast. they are one of the most friendly couples, and when we first met over coffee, we hit it off right away. they were so natural on camera, and really trusted our vision and approach to telling their story on their wedding day.
thank you tom+stacey for having us a part of your day. it was a pleasure getting to know you and your families. we hope you enjoy your film.
you might notice some friendly faces in this video. nate is daniels younger brother, and I have known him for a few years now. It was so special for me to be shooting nate+daniella’s wedding! It has been a longggg time coming. they first met at nate’s 15th birthday party, and started dating the summer after their sophomore year of high school. they have been together ever since. it’s not very often that such a young couple set such a great example of a relationship centered around God. nate+daniella’s love for God and for each other is so transparent. nate is an avid surfer, so of course we got him killing it in the morning with the groomsmen, as daniella and the girls watched from their beach house. they tied the knot in a park in Solana Beach, in front of all their closest friends and family. after an unforgettable reception, we found an epic spot to shoot some portraits that you won’t want to miss! so thankful to be apart of this amazing day! congrats Chesnuts!
adam+rachel were such a blast. from the moment we met them over coffee, we hit it off like friends. we had been anxiously awaiting this wedding, all season, and when it came time to finally film their wedding, it was all we had hoped it would be.
thanks adam+rachel for having us. hope you enjoy the film!
amazing people. thank you daniel+maddie for letting us be a part of your day.
hope you enjoy.
this wedding is very special to me. take some time, and watch the whole thing. its worth it.
ana+aaron, i am having a very hard time putting to words what it meant to me to be invited to be a part of your wedding weekend. you guys made my job so easy. thank you for having an honest and open love for each other, and for being willing to have us come in and be a part of your world for a weekend. i appreciate your friendship, and am so thankful you allowed me to be inspired, and gave me room to tell your story the way i felt best represented you guys.
congratulations to the fritsch family… all three of you. i’m very excited to get together with you guys next time i’m in san francisco!
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This year, my focus will be on becoming a stronger storyteller with my photography. I’ve already started making a few changes and one of them is the Choose Your Own Adventure session which will be an alternative, more documentary-based approach to the engagement session.
The CYOA session was inspired by the classic storybooks from my younger years that gave you the option to select your own alternate endings. The idea of the session is that you, the couple, get to decide what adventure you’d like to go on. It could be anything from a walk through the forest, staying in a yurt in Big Sur, hip hop dance lessons, or whatever your creative minds can come up with. I recommend doing something you’ve been wanting to do for a while now but haven’t been able to because the busies of life have taken over. My job will be to capture and tell the story of your adventure together.
So what does this session look like? That’s where Chris and Alice come in. Chris contacted me about shooting his wedding and we had a chance to talk for a bit over the phone. Turns out Chris was also an engineer but has decided to pursue his passion for film. I, then, exchanged emails with his fiancee Alice who’s an art director for WIRED magazine and all around amazing person. I knew they would be a wonderful couple to kick off the session. They emailed me immediately with ideas of things they wanted to do and I could just sense their excitement.
The final plans came through and we were set for our adventure. Chris and Alice love to surf but have never tried paddle boarding which was the first stop. They were naturals at it and after they took a couple spins, I decided to try my luck as well. We all managed to stay dry so unfortunately I didn’t get any outtake photos.
Next we payed a visit to Chris’s grandparents who own an incredible hill top home in Sausalito. I could have probably spent weeks listening to the stories Edith and Tibor had to share and looking at Edith’s amazing artwork and Tibor’s architecture from Hungary. You’ll see this gorgeous sketch of a flower Edith did below which I believe she originally sketched on a napkin. Just one immensely talented and artistic family. Although we had never met before, I was treated like the closest of family during my entire visit. It was truly an incredible experience. We didn’t leave without trying some homemade Hungarian desserts.
We spent the final leg of the adventure in the Marin Headland at a beach that Chris and Alice enjoy surfing at. It was an astonishing day and I’m extremely blessed to call Chris and Alice my friends. Thank you both for letting me into your life and trusting me.
I want to thank all the people that are embracing and supporting me in trying new things. Especially my clients that have been open and excited about the ideas I’ve been sharing with them. It means so much to me.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
to celebrate the new year, we wanted to post a really special wedding.
linus+danielle, thank you for having us tell your story. it was an honor, and a privilege. your wedding was all about the two of you, and your love for each other and the Lord. you could have had it in a post office (insert boring location here) and it would have been special, but you had it at an incredible barn, with amazing food, and awesome friends and family. thank you for making your day about the two of you, and creating an atmosphere that allowed us to create something special. we love you guys.
- daniel and austin