WOW. Amazing family. Thanks for being awesome, Whitmires :)
This story starts on a gorgeous day under the Tuscan sun. MAN, I’ve wanted to use that phrase for a while now. So, where was I? Oh yes, the weather was perfect. There we were, photographing the wedding of Mike and Kiley, in the most perfect villa, nestled in the most perfect rolling hills of Tuscany. I’m not being dramatic, people. It was that perfect.
Many, many and huge congrats to Mike and Kiley! It was an honor to photograph your amazing day :)
Terre Di Nano – Siena, Italy
Photographed by my fabulous friend and second shooter, Laurel
Go ahead and settle in. This is a long blog post. But, it’s PARIS. With JOSH AND CARRIE AND ME in it.
Let me rewind.
“Hey Jean, I know you’re traveling around, and I’m not sure where you’ll be, but I am surprising Carrie with a trip to Paris at the end of September for our ten year anniversary, and would love to surprise her with a photo shoot there as well. Are you available and interested?”
“Well, Josh, it JUST so happens that I live four hours west of Paris, and we are leaving France via Paris at the end of the month, so our timing works perfect! And DUH, of course I would love to photograph you there!!”
That is the shortened version of our email conversations, but you get the point.
Rewind even more.
I first photographed Josh and Carrie five or six years ago with just them and their little pup. Since then, they have had two gorgeous daughters, and I have had the privilege of photographing their family several times over the years. So, going back to our “roots”, and just shooting the two of them again, IN PARIS, was quite amazing.
So, go ahead wives everywhere, swoon away…
I’m super excited to share the wedding of two of my favorite human beings. I met them at Ryan and Jillian’s wedding, fell in love with them at their engagement shoot, so spending their wedding day with them was, well, amazing. Huge congratulations Kevin and Logan :)
Cake: Sweet and Savory
Dress: Vivian Westwood
Shoes: Charlotte Olympia
Wedding Planner: Mood Events
Reception venue: The Garden Theater
Catering: Forte Bellinger
DJ: DJ Rashida
Ceremony Music: Richard and Chris Sterr
First Dance Song: Josh Epstein and Chris Sterr
Groomsmen and groom: Carl Sterr on the Hill
Florist: Dawn Owens
Shot by Laura, my wonderful second shooter.
This MIGHT be my favorite wedding dress shot evah. I mean, that HOUSE. That DRESS.
It wasn’t to be an engagement shoot, it was a “hey, my boyfriend and I want to do a shoot together.” And it was a “let’s do more of an editorial style shoot.” And then I was like, “duh, I would love to do that, let’s do it.” So there we were and now we have one of my favorite shoots ever. Dominic and Nicole…rock…seriously.
Freak, these two are so beautiful and so cool. I had the best time with them at the Edsel Ford House in Grosse Pointe!
Too dramatic of a title? Sorry. Let me explain.
We have admired (and slightly obsessed) over Iris and Light‘s work for a long time. Words do not describe how excited we were when somehow our timing, schedules, and location worked out that and we were able to work together! Dying over this video, I tell you. DYING! Iris and Light is brilliant.
Hope you love it too :)