Jessica + Rick

Our coast is gorgeous – not gonna lie – but it comes with some caveats such as pea-soup fog, blustery winds, and some pretty good storms now and then.  But sometimes the conditions line up, Poseidon is in a favorable mood, and it’s easy to see why you would want to live here.  When I met Jessica and Rick in Pacifica, it was one of those days.

Here are a few.  Enjoy!

 

Cypress + Light Fog + Sun = Good Stuff

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Adrienne + Charlie

Two Adriennes in 2 weeks?  That’s just crazy talk – but it happened!  Gotta say, both were fantastic clients to work with. Instead of Neel, we have Charlie, who as it happened, graduated from my alma mater, Cal Poly SLO.  Sigh… Firestone’s Tri Tip Sandwich.  If you have no idea what I am talking about, it’s fine, you’re not missing anything.

Here are a few pics from our day at the beach.  Glad we got it in, because all this rain seems like it’s here for a few more days.  But hey, I kind of like the rain…

Enjoy!

You know the bridge.

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Bridebound Feature Article

Woo Hoo!  Got a nice interview and feature write-up in Bridebound, a blog about everything wedding related.  One of the creators, Meredith, found my site and thought my work and website was worthy of having a little spotlight.  I agree!

So head on over and check it out if you like.

Meredith, thanks for the love!

And Aaron and Yumi… don’t worry… you’re up next!

See you down the road.

-Todd

Amy + Ryan

It’s been a busy few weeks.  Yes, the blog is a bit light of late, but I notice this trend throughout the “blog-o-sphere.” Seems people actually leave their houses and desks once in a while to get some fresh air, and enjoy time with friends and family.  I don’t think there’s any air I would rather smell than that of Lake Tahoe.

Amy's Dress = Amazingly Gorgeous

Majestic mountains, a big blue lake, and chill people make for some pretty good times, and the fact that Amy and Ryan happened to get hitched up there makes it pretty much perfect.

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Can’t Get Enough of This Wedding Stuff

I carry my camera pretty much everywhere I go.  It’s the curse of loving photography, and being a photographer.  I even bring it to weddings that I am invited to as a guest, rather than the paid photographer.  I just can’t help it, and in all cases, I am glad I went the extra mile to keep my eye open and find something fresh.

Mo and Matt were married at Valhalla on Lake Tahoe in early July.  They are fresh off their honeymoon and back to the grind, but I am sure they had a wonderful week in Maui.  I mean, it’s Maui.  How can you go wrong?

Here are a few pics that I snapped along the way.

Forgoing the fun of the wedding, the boys found true pleasure in a Penguin Puzzle.

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Aaron + Yumi

I met Aaron and Yumi at the Claremont Bridal Fair in Oakland last January.  They were just as they are now, chill and relaxed, cruising through all the chaos. They were kind enough to stop by and chat, and we sort of just hit it off.  After having lived in Japan for 2 years, I busted out some of my limited, but “well-pronounced” Japanese and got a few laughs from Yumi.  “Oh man,” I thought, “they could be a great couple to photograph.”

In all honesty, I really did have that feeling.  I really wanted to get to know them, and to photograph them as well. From a photographer’s standpoint – when you connect with you clients/subjects – the quality and the feeling of the photos improves dramatically.  My advice to all those looking for a photographer.  Make sure you connect.

Heading down to China Beach, it was all fun and games...

So a few months later, we met up for a cup of coffee and a chat.  Well, it all worked out and a bond was formed. We decided to shoot the engagement session at China Beach. I don’t know how we got so lucky with the weather, but Friday the 2nd was much like a day in September, with a fog-less sky, minimal wind, and a great sunset.

Thanks for a great day, being patient, and taking directions so well.  You guys rock!

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