When a really good friend comes to the table to cash in his chips, what’s a guy to do but say yes? Steve and Abbie are dear friends, and I was stoked and honored to have been asked to photograph their Lake Tahoe beach wedding. A few caveats were laid down if I was going to do this baby pro-bono publico. I had to enjoy some craft brew made by one of his friends (check)… and I think… that was it. Wait, does that mean I will work for beer? Possibly, but if we haven’t known each other for almost 2 decades, it’s not gonna happen. Holy crap I am getting old! But what photographer worth his or her salt wouldn’t want to capture a stunning bride in one of the world’s most pristine places. Steve, you’re not so bad yourself, but that dress Abbie! I loved it. The ceremony was short and sweet, with tons of love and energy floating through the air. What follows is short and sweet as well, but I am sure you’ll enjoy it. And no brother, you didn’t burn down any bridges; although I may be needing a place to crash when the pow comes 🙂
Owning a VW has it’s advantages. When you meet another person who can appreciate the Vanagon Westfailia as much as I do (read money pit), you know you’re in good company. My first meeting with Gabe and Casey was at a cafe in Menlo Park. They got some soup, I had a mocha. We spoke of other stuff than wedding talk. Things like where they were from, how they met, motorcycles, and yes, VW’s. By the time they returned to the table with their meal, I think it was decided that I was the guy for them. I can only say I am honored to have been your photographer. It was such a blast to hang out with your family and friends, see you guys interact and have a great time, all the while capturing some amazing moments. What follows is a slice of the day… or a tiny baklava bite… your choice.