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.
Um, hello beautiful.
This MIGHT be my favorite wedding dress shot evah. I mean, that HOUSE. That DRESS.
Beautiful angle shot by Laura.
Fabulous shoe shot by Laura.
Shot by Laura.
And the end to an amazing day? Logan serenades her new groom. PRICE.LESS.
Ring shot by Laura.
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.
World, meet beautiful Charlotte…
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 :)
Lovely Emma. Downtown Birmingham. Super awesome at soccer and super awesome at being in front of my camera.
We cannot become what we want by remaining who we are. – Max Depree
Beautiful lovers in downtown Seattle…
Over the next year, rather than hop hotels, we decided to rent a home in each country we visit. Because, let’s be real, we’re a big family and we don’t really fit in a hotel. Plus, we wanted a HOME, with rooms, and a kitchen, and all of that good stuff that homes have. The homes we have chosen to live in are as important to us as the new foods we will try, the sights we will see, and the experiences we will have. We may be nomads (of a sort) for the next year, but each home will be OUR home and we want to remember each and every one. To make that happen, we decided to photograph our family in each of the homes we rent…kind of a little peek into our daily life. Of course these images don’t show any bickering, dirty dishes, or little ones running around in their roos, because we all know that never happens around our house…ahem.
We (we being mostly me) are completely obsessed with the restored chapel we chose for our stay in England. This home (as were the other homes we’ll be staying in) was found on airbnb.com…our new best travel friend.
Smiths. Wellingore, England. July 2014-August 2014.