07 October 2008


simply said, jamie & jr. rock!

they met on the job, and both being nurses, their vocation actually gives a sincerely authentic representation of who jamie & jr. are as people. if i had to pick a word, it would be genuine... and thoughtful... and caring... okay so maybe one word is a harder feat than i had thought. the persona that is jamie & jr. can be summed up with this little anecdote from their wedding day...

[the setting: a vacant ballroom adjacent to the reception hall. carlie & i speedily working to craft a slideshow of the images captured from the start of the day until the present moment]

ring... ring...

[to carlie] is that jr.'s #?

[back to me] i think so... you should answer it.

[into my iPhone, with hesitation, wondering if i had missed something special during the dinner service] hello, this is gabriel.

[back at me] hello, this is jr. [i begin thinking, uh oh... what happened] where are you guys? we have two spots saved for you, right here at the front table with our parents. come on over and grab some dinner...

now, carlie & i love becoming friends with our clients. it is part of why we love the art of story telling; we actually become a part of the story. but, in all the weddings we have shot this year, this was a first; dinner at the head table.

so, thank you jamie & jr. for the details, for the care in which you planned your wedding day, for the way in which you included carlie & i, for giving us creative freedom to play & do what we love... thank you.

jamie & jr, like many of our couples [and like carlie & i at our own wedding] decided on a signature engagement book as a part of their collection.

during the ceremony, my radar is always looking for the kids. here, ring security has completed his task and is ready for the grand finale...

...the grand finale. or grand beginning rather.

although carlie & i are not traditional wedding photographers, it was really important to jamie that we shoot a portrait with her & her grandmother. as simple as it is, it turned out to be one of my favorite photos from the day.
time for some fun after the ceremony...

i thought this little detail was so cool, and it again goes to show how thoughtful jamie & jr. are. rather than leaving the centerpiece give-away at the end of the night to a free-for-all, jamie & jr. intentionally gifted the arrangement to one deserving individual or couple at each table..

lost in each other.
i love this moment with dad.

and carlie snagged this shot with jr. and his mom, from afar.

so, the dj orchestrated a sound competition between the men & the women, to get the crowd going. i think it worked...

...and i think the guys won. jr. claiming victory.
now, i feel like 99.9% of the time, due to their not-so-aerodynamic construction, the garter usually ends up on the floor a few feet behind the groom, leaving it to be hesitantly taken by the nearest single adult male. however, jr. put a little elbow grease into this toss.

the 0.01%.

another one of carlie's shots. simply perfect.

as if i haven't yet expressed the radtasticness of jamie & jr., here is one more notch in their belt of awesomeness...



  1. My question is, who wouldn't want to have you two at the front table?! Awesome story. I love the garter shot.

  2. What a great wedding, so unbelievably awesome that you got front row seats for dinner :) Pretty snazzy pics too, the garter is definetly my fave!!

  3. Love it! You guys are so so good.

    When you say you are not traditional...does that mean you dont take any family shots? Can you explain? Thanks!!


  4. check out the guy in the blue in the back of the garter shot. while everyone else is trying to catch the garter he's shooting a free-throw or something. awesome shots guys. once again. great work.

  5. that last one is great! I think more couples should do lighted signs.

  6. Looks like you two had fun way to rock it!!! glad you made it home safe!!!!


  7. hey kristin... as for the family formals we limit the time to 15 minutes, and immediate family only [brothers, sisters, mom & dad... thats it] and we try to get these shots done before the ceremony.

    and erica... yeah, i think the guy in back is experiencing a flashback, maybe from his time on the court as a baller, and decided the time apt to practice his jumpshot.

    thanks to all for your love & support :)

  8. You two never cease to amaze me with your creativity and talent. You capture the joy and uniqueness in each and every experience. I LOVE the Grandmother photo!!!!! What beauties. Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us.

  9. The first dance pics are full of emotion, love them!


  10. Great shots!! I love the lighted "Just Married" shot...so cool!

  11. awesome wedding! that's so cool you were invited to the head table! :) way to rock out!

  12. that garter shot is unreal. totally sick... and i mean that in the best way possible.

  13. Charlie and I both agree that these were awesome pics. I know Charlie liked them because she pressed her Binky up to the computer screen, which is a typical sign of approval for a 1 year old.
    You guys rock.

  14. you two are so awesome! i love your images always and the way you present/share a story always touches me! i like the idea of only 15min. for direct family pics. thanks for sharing that. keep inspiring...

  15. You a master of light and color!

  16. This looks great guys! I hope you both are doing awesome!

  17. The whole wedding image... rocked them... but that last shot... I love it! great job as always you guys... //enoch

  18. Hey so I seem to remember that this lovely couple had their nuptials in Ashland, OR, yes?

    "{the setting: a vacant ballroom adjacent to the reception hall}"

    Might you tell me the location specifically. My BFF is getting married in 3 months and we are scouting the best location...

    Thanks muchly!