Can’t say enough about these two. Genuine happiness and love for each other. Happy go lucky, all smiles and surrounded by amazing family and friends. The weird San Diego weather nearly rained on these two but this didn’t phase them one bit.

Zatkin Events did an amazing job scrambling to change things up and make the North Chapel beautiful at the last minute. And Cynthia’s team made Brick feel warm, welcoming and intimate.

Congratulations Megan and Kevin!! Your wedding day was perfection and thank you so much for having me be with you on your wedding day.

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Coordination & Styling: CZEvents

Ceremony: North Chapel

Reception: Brick

Catering: Continental Catering

Floral: Indulge

 

Earlier this year I set aside a couple weeks to travel back to the Lake District of Chile. We spent time in this area in 2014…take a look at the blog post here. This area is a very remote, unbelievably beautiful and a fairly unknown part of Patagonia. Stunning landscapes of mountains, glaciers, rivers, and lakes. The locals are warm and welcoming even to a non-speaking, very tall foreigner.

This trip was a bit different than my previous trips. This time I traveled to the region alone and met my friend Robert who owns the whitewater rafting company Futaleufú Adventure. We’ve been discussing how we can create a photo tour of this area and also incorporate a sense of adventure into the trip. Our goal for my time there was to pull together a small portfolio of landscapes and local life. And take what we learned together to build a week long world class Patagonian experience full of amazing scenery, horseback riding, river rafting and time with locals. This trip is a first of its kind and will be full of unique experiences.

During our time together Robert showed me Futaleufú from the perspective of a local. It’s a small community of around 1,800. We met farmers, ranchers, tradesmen…old and young. We rode horses on livestock trails through the mountains. We drank endless amounts of matté heated by wood burning stoves, prepared by kind and generous people. We ate fresh preserves, freshly baked bread, and as you’ll see, amazing vegetables.

All the while being reminded of the beauty in a much simpler way of life.

We also experienced Mother Nature at her finest. Hard rains and bright sun. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Clear and cold night skies. The changing of the seasons brings breathtaking color changes. Rain and weather moved in and out handing us drama in the skies.

I can’t do justice to this trip with words and the photos don’t do show you the landscapes completely…it’s something that needs to be experienced in person. But I hope sharing a few photos of our trip will help give you a sense of the locals and the natural beauty this wonderful place holds.

Enjoy…

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Last year I was in LA for a networking event and bumped into Karina and Krystel of Couture Events. We’ve known and worked together for the past few years so it was nice running into them. We chatted and hung out for a while and Karina mentioned she was about to head off on a weekend/birthday trip with her boyfriend. Just to get away and celebrate a birthday and they were headed to wine country.  I didn’t say anything at the time, I thought I was reading too much into the whole story, but the first thought that passed through my head was…hmmm, this sounds like a potential engagement trip.

A few days later I heard the news..James had proposed.

I was super happy for Karina. She’s by far one of the kindest, most supportive people I’ve met in this industry. Fast forward a few months, I received a text from Krystel saying Karina wanted me to be her photographer.

I had to read that text twice. I really couldn’t believe it. She could have anyone in the industry photograph her day and she was asking me? Needless to say I was thrilled and excited to be with her as her photographer. We were able to create a beautiful story for Karina and James…and most importantly they were relaxed, present and completely enjoyed their wedding day.

Her wedding was held on her great grandfather’s ranch. A place that was special before and holds even more meaning now.

Congratulations Karina and James..and thank you.

 

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There’s something special about intimate weddings. On a small scale it’s easy to focus on what’s important down to the smallest detail. Only family and the closest of friends along with bespoke items curated to celebrate a lasting commitment.

Small, simple, beautifully minimal.

All in an effort to focus on the most important elements of a wedding day. Thank you to Grey Likes Weddings for featuring our work and thank you to all those involved to make this day come together.

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Styling + Design: KELSEY RAE DESIGNS // Photography: BRYAN MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY // Florals: CARLA KAYES FLORAL DESIGN // Venue: TEMECULA CREEK INN  // Calligraphy: SENIMEN CALLIGRAPHY // Hair & MUA: BRIDAL ARTIST AGENCY // Table Rental + Chairs: RUSTIC EVENTS // Cake: SUGAR DIVAZ // Suit:FRIAR TUX // Dress: DRESS THEORY

 

A good friend that I haven’t seen in years, a beautiful couple in love, roaming the desert to make portraits, a motorcycle, did I say a beautiful couple in love…such an amazing day for Nicole and Eric.

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