Andi and Aaron are friends of some old friends of mine. I’m so happy I was recommended to photograph their beautiful Rohnert Park Foxtail wedding – referrals from friends have formed the heart of this wedding season! Anyhow, you may remember their Petaluma Adobe engagement photos from here. They were married at the golf course in the heart of Rohnert Park, just a few blocks from my elementary school, Marguerite Hahn. Foxtail is a well-known venue and had just about everything you could ask for. I arrived early in the morning after photographing the rehearsal barbecue dinner in Petaluma the night before, and got to shoot the bride’s preparations – usually my favourite part of the wedding day. The ceremony was outside on a gorgeous summer day, behind a well manicured putting green, and included a cool mid-bridal-procession dance down the aisle. The reception was held at the golf course venue, and included a delicious work of art by Carolyn, of Your Sweet Expectations. Thanks for looking!
Robyn and Ed were married at Arizona State University’s Danforth Chapel, on the Tempe campus; the reception was held at Rula Bula restaurant on Mill Avenue. This wedding featured a couple of good friends of mine from my Sun Devil days, a bicycle rickshaw ride (I rode on the back of a tandem to take the photos) across campus and through the streets of Tempe, and a delicious Irish dinner. Hugh Hallman, the Mayor of Tempe, was the officiant – it was great to see him since I photographed his portrait for the Phoenix New Times several years prior.
I was flattered when Megan and Alex e-mailed me after seeing Andy & Erin’s wedding photos and asked if we could do an engagement session in Yosemite. They’re getting married in the same place, the Evergreen Lodge near Hetch Hetchy, and it was an honor to be asked to return and take some more photos of another adorable couple. I met with Megan and Alex at the lodge for a drink the night before our session, we discussed what they like in wedding photos and went over my portfolio, and I camped in the National Forest and woke up super-early to take advantage of the morning light. Oh, and yes, that’s a real rainbow behind them in the photos on the Hetch Hetchy reservoir dam. Thanks for looking!
Lisa-Mei and Nick wanted to do some photos without the dogs – to complement the photos we took at Schoolhouse Beach. We decided to meet at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park one afternoon. We ended up wandering around Stow Lake, through the rose garden, and by the trees at the Holocaust Memorial. It was a beautiful time to take photos. Please let me know what you think.
Marlo and Scott are getting married this summer at a private home on the peninsula. They asked me to come take some engagement photos at a few places that are important to them – a picnic clearing, the Stanford University machine shop, and their neighborhood. I think some of these are pretty unique and fun, and they showcase their personalities well – I’d love to hear how you feel about these Stanford University engagement photos. I never thought I’d do a machine shop engagement session, it was kind of amazing to see it.
Lisa-Mei and Nick found me on Photoshelter and asked if I’d shoot their Sonoma County beach wedding this September. We decided to take some engagement photos along the same lovely coastline, at Schoolhouse Beach and then in the town of Bodega. They brought their well-behaved dogs and we had a wonderful time – I love engagement sessions that are real and down to earth and tell the story of something that the couple might normally be doing. The west side of Sonoma County is such an idyllic wedding setting – there are all sorts of beautiful nooks and crannies – like Barley and Hops, in Occidental, for example. Thanks for looking, and keep an eye out for another post from this lovely couple – we’re planning another session in the city, without the dogs.
Jesse Clark posted the following on August 10, 2011 at 9:37 am.
This is an incredible in-the-moment shot – really great timing here Morgan. And I like what you did with the tone curve in development Keep it up!
Jamie and Katie saw Sam and Mark’s Santa Cruz engagement photos and asked me to come down and shoot at West Cliff, on the west end of town. They were lovely to work with, and were even willing to drive up to Swanton Berry Farm, near Davenport, around 10 miles north of Santa Cruz, to take some more engagement photos.
Stephen K. posted the following on March 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm.
I have to be honest, I really hate the new viewing system you’re using. It takes fooooooorever to load a photo when you click the next button.
I like the old version when I could scroll through the entire set in 15 seconds total and really focus on the 2-3 I like.
Sarah and Brook are engaged – their wedding’s in October this year, at the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa, AZ.
Sarah Denney posted the following on March 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm.
Ahhh! These are incredible. I really like the slideshow system too. Its very clean and quick. Thanks for makin us look good! Also, claw grabber things? Brilliant idea!
Shiranne posted the following on March 11, 2011 at 3:11 am.
Cheesy ring shot! Amazing!
Milana and Neven were married on February 5, 2011 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, AZ; a reception followed at Inspirador, in Chandler, AZ.
The slideshow above is new to my blog – if you have a moment, please let me know what you think!
Shiranne posted the following on March 10, 2011 at 9:26 am.
I liked the old way better, just because I normally read your posts in my RSS reader. Perhaps you could have both? Also, is there any way to make the slideshow comment text larger?
Wonderful work, as always
Mackenzie and Matt are getting married this fall in Arizona and asked me to take some twilight engagement photos in Old Town Scottsdale and at Tempe Town Lake
Diana posted the following on February 23, 2011 at 3:43 pm.
Very cool! Definitely want to pick your brain and hear how you set up the off camera flash.