First thing you need to know about these Greg and Daphne: they are bold and adventurous. Daphne wanted nothing but snow on her wedding day and snow she got. In fact, what they got was an absolute downright blizzard. I'm not sure why they bothered to do their hair, but it felt right so they went with it. Daphne and Greg are very clearly surrounded by people who love them very much because every guest accommodated their wacky winter Idle Hour wedding with few complaints. I can assure you though, everyone had very cold hands.
Whether you love wedding planning or hate it, choosing your vendors is one of the hardest decisions you'll ever make. If you're planning a Lake Tahoe wedding and want to know who my favorite people and the best Tahoe wedding vendors are, look no further! All my favorite people, all in one easy to navigate guide for getting married in Lake Tahoe.
I consider it to be the highest honor to be hired by friends and family. When my college friend and dorm-mate, Eileen, reached out to me to tell me that she was getting re-married and that she would like to hire me, it was such a tremendous compliment. It is no question that when friends and family members choose to hire you, it clearly indicates their support and belief in your skills and expertise so I thank Eileen for that. More from Eileen and John’s San Antonio private estate backyard wedding here.
Sarah and Nathan picked quite possibly the best wedding venue in Napa, CA. It’s beautiful. It’s unique. It’s luxurious without being pretentious. It has all the elements a venue needs to make your wedding day unforgettable. From the stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains to the exquisite gardens and elegant indoor spaces that make you feel like you’re in a villa in Italy, this venue has it all. I fell in love with both Calistoga and the rolling hills of this Triple S Ranch wedding and you will too.
If you're ready to update your professional headshot, Austin, TX offers a wide variety of eclectic backgrounds to suit every personality! Many people automatically think of a traditional studio setting with a plain background and "perfect" lighting when it comes to headshots, but I'm here to convince you that environmental portraits, which are headshots taken on location, can provide more personality and a more authentic feel to your images. In a city as vibrant and diverse as Austin, TX, there are many options for locations that can provide the perfect backdrop for your lifestyle photoshoot - whether it be for commercial marketing content, new headshots, or even family or senior portraits. In this blog post, I'm gonna share with you my top 5 locations for headshots in Austin, TX.
Do you love skiing? Do you have a winter birthday? If so, throwing a retro ski birthday party like my clients Kirsten and Micah did last month maybe the perfect way to celebrate. Whether you are an avid skier, a beginner, love costume parties, or simply enjoy the nostalgic charm of retro ski culture and a good reason to order a bottle or 9 of champagne and fondue, there are plenty of reasons that not only should you throw a retro ski party, but you should hire a professional Tahoe ski photographer to capture it. More from Kirsten's Retro 50th Ski Birthday Party and why you should consider professional photos of you and your friends or family skiing here!
Dripping Springs, located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, is a perfect destination wedding location and one that I personally would love to visit more often! From breathtaking natural beauty to top-notch wedding venues and accommodations, and a wealth of breweries, wineries, and distilleries, Dripping Springs has everything you need to make your wedding a memorable and enjoyable experience for you and your guests, whether they are coming from Austin or farther. This past fall, I was honored to second shoot a Lucky Arrow Retreat wedding with my friend and frequent associate Lisa Hause. We both fell head over heels for this incredible all inclusive summer camp wedding venue just outside of Austin, TX.
A city unlike any other: Why taking time to explore Austin during SXSW 2023 is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Austin, TX is my second home and always will be. The list and enormous sheer variety of restaurants, activities, and things to do there is incredibly long but that’s where I come in: taking the time to explore Austin during SXSW 2023 is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and if you can squeeze some exploration into your downtime, you won’t regret it with these recommendations.
Feeling nervous about group events? I'm here to remind you that networking is a skill, and like all skills it’s something that can be practiced and becomes easier with said practice. It’s a great way to build new relationships, will allow you to learn about new technologies and opportunities, and ultimately, helps you build relationships. By being prepared, confident, open-minded, and following up, you can make the most of your time at SXSW and create valuable connections that will last long after the conference is over. Here is a beginner's guide to making the most of your networking opportunities at SXSW 2023.
The number one way to create a strong visual identity for your product is to start with a brand photographer. After Lifewater partnered with local cities in a number of states to hire artists to create murals that reflected their region, they wanted to show off the artists and products in a cohesive way across each location. My goal was to create a number of images that accurately represented their brand and the beautiful mural that Kate O’Hara did for them at the University of Northern Reno.
SXSW shouldn't need an introduction, but just in case you don't know me very well (or Austin), here's the short of it: SXSW is a ridiculously large ridiculously amazing festival held annually in Austin, Texas that attracts over 400,000 attendees from across the world. Its focus is large, wide, and all-encompassing, including but not limited to, innovation, technology, music, film, health, gaming, and more. If SXSW 2023 is your first rodeo and you're planning an activation, event, or happy hour to engage and interact with your target audience, I'm here to give you a little bit of advice from a photographer's perspective, regardless of the size of your event.
I might have found the most perfect destination wedding location in the United States, and by I, I mean my friends and clients Laura and Chris may have found the most perfect destination wedding location in the United States and I just happened to FALL IN LOVE. Catalina Island, located off the coast of California, is a popular destination for tourists looking for a mix of natural beauty and recreational activities and better yet, for those of us in Northern California, it's simply a one-hour flight away. Have you ever dreamed of a place where you feel like you are in Greece, but in California? Well, we found it and it's called Catalina Island. If you are looking for a Catalina Island Wedding Photographer, sign me the fuck up because I can't wait to go back.