A couple of months ago Tammy contacted me to shoot her wedding at her "new" home, and I was super stoked! Not only was I excited just to capture Tammy and Steve's big day, but I was really excited because the wedding was going to be located at there newly remodeled 100 year old craftsman house. I figured that their home would be an amazing back drop for picures, and man was I right! From Steve's bonzai tree garden to the huge covered front porch, it was incredible. I really appreciate Steve and Tammy for not only allowing me into their home but my family as well. Thanks for a great evening. Here are a couple of my favorites from the day. Enjoy!
When I started ANP almost 5 1/2 years ago, I had 3 main goals for my business. My goals were simple. I wanted to provide my clients with incredible photography, treat my clients the way I would want to be treated, and last but not least, bridge the gap between my passion for travel and my passion for photography. So, you can only imagine how excited I was when Alyssa and Alex contacted me to shoot their wedding in Evanston, IL, a small suburb on the outskirts of Chicago. Not only was I excited, but I was humbled that they chose me to shoot their wedding when they could have picked any photographer from California to Chicago.
As a Southern California boy that has been visiting family his whole life in the midwest, I felt like I was at home in the City of Evanston. Evanston is a small town with a big town feel and its highlight is North Western University. Alex and Alyssa couldn't have picked a more beautiful setting for their wedding. Their ceremony took place at Alice Millar Chapel on the campus of North Western University. The chapel was beautiful, with stained glass and stone encasing the interior and huge trees surrounding the exterior. The chapel was surrounded by incredible old buildings that gave the university the character that it is famous for. At times I felt like I was in the middle of a Harry Potter movie. The campus provided us with some great photography opportunities and we really took advantage of it.
I had a blast shooting this wedding and really appreciate Alex, Alyssa, and their families for making me feel like I was at home. Here are a few pics from the day. Enjoy!
He is for hire! No really, Micah says he'll take pictures of your family for 1 Beyblade toy :). My oldest son, Micah, is now 5 years old, and he has suddenly showed interest in photography. He came up to me a couple weeks ago, shortly before the Lima family shoot (check out my last blog), and asked if he could go to my next shoot and take pictures with me. Knowing how cool the Limas were and how special it would be to have him there, I said, "Sure, why not?"
I handed Micah one of my cameras, gave him no instructions except to shoot away, and shoot away he did! He started shooting as soon as we got in my truck and didn't stop until the end of the shoot. He ended up taking 360 pictures, and to my surprise, a lot of them were really cool. The kid blew me away with his angles and appreciation for objects with texture. All of the pictures below, with exception of the pictures of him, were all taken by Micah and are unedited. I am so proud of my little boy! Enjoy.
I was thrilled to get an email awhile back from Stacey to hear she and her husband, Mark, were expecting a son, Hudson, this December! I really enjoyed documenting their adorable daughter, Reese, through the All In A Year package. I couldn't help but reminisce back to when I shot Stacey and Mark for their first maternity shoot in downtown HB about two years ago. Now we have this sweet little girl who is about to become a BIG SISTER! I really love watching these families grow:-)
For this shoot, we decided to head down to San Juan Capistrano's train depot. I love it down there because there is so much character and texture. You have the train, its tracks, old cottage style houses, and beautiful trees. Lately, my 5 year old son, Micah, has shown an interest in photography and has been asking to come with me to "help" me on a shoot. Stacey and Mark were kind enough to allow him to come along for the ride. He had such a blast (and actually took some fun pics...blog to come!), so thank you!
Congrats, Lima family! I hope you enjoy your pics!