Betsy + Michael

I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while.  When Betsy, Michael, and I talked about the wedding and location, I was fired up to photograph a gorgeous spot so close to my own backyard.  Chateau La Joye is just over the hill on the way to the ocean via Old La Honda Road.  Along this road, I’ve done the following:  bicycled, picked fresh Chanterelle mushrooms, foraged on wild blackberries, and surfed the wild waters just a bit further down the road.  Why not add a wedding to the list?

And so it was that Betsy and Michael got hitched in front of family and good friends in a beautiful place.

Glowing in the woods.

West Coast.

Finishing touches.

Michael, much of the same. Photo by Zonafoto.

Pumpkin patch goodness. Photo by Zonafoto.


These shoes were poppin!

A final check. "Do I look alright...?"


Down the aisle.

At the alter.

I'd usually have a shot of the kiss, but someone jumped out in the middle of the aisle and blocked the frame I had set up! Guess there's a first time for everything!

Bridal Party.


Kids being kids.

LIttle bridge.

The interesting thing about this barn is that this is the only wall left standing after a years of fatigue and a good storm. So glad they decided to keep it.

This is what surrounds the area. Pretty nice.

Time for dinner.

And drinks.

Did I mention dancing?

Same light, different angle.

Much of the same.


Cake via Lensbaby. Photo by Zonafoto.

All cut up.

One more dance...

That’s it for another addition of the blog.  Big thanks to Christine Zona for rallying to help me on this crazy weekend.  Among the chaos, we figured out that cars do not start in drive or reverse, no matter how much you rev the engine from the other car that’s trying to give you a jump.  And Christine, even if that wasn’t the case, the cables were rusty!

Betsy and Michael, I had a great time at your wedding, and I wish you two the best of luck and much love.  Thanks for everything, and we’ll be talking soon.

See you down the road.


2 thoughts on “Betsy + Michael

  1. Hi Todd,Sorry it took so long to get back to you after we talked about the 56 Kodiak a week ago. Lost your cncatot info but finally found your site.Please keep me in mind for a clean original condition 1956 or 1958 (RH) Kodiak 60 inch bow between 45 and 50# no holes, stress or twist. Great website and very nice vintage bows that you offer.Best Regards, Dave

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