Sacred Oaks at Camp Lucy Wedding: Taylor and Brandon

In the world of modern families, we might need some new descriptors. It may sound mostly confusing to say that Taylor is my step-half-neice, but the important thing is that she’s awesome. She’s filled with warmth and giant smiles even when she’s not getting married, so all of the beautiful lighting at Sacred Oaks at Camp Lucy was redundant; she could have lit the whole thing by herself.

It didn’t matter that the off-again, on-again rain turned on again, disallowing the gorgeous outdoor ceremony they had hoped for, they were far too excited for that. And man, I know Texas is proud of a lot of things, but the Austinites’ performance on the dance floor should be high on that list. This would have been a fantastic, uplifting experience even if it didn’t allow me to see my sister and her family, or if I wasn’t seconded by the fantastically talented Tatiana. But I was. Thank you for experiences like these.

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This photo makes me happy because it was always my secret favorite from my latest Obama shoot, even if not the obvious choice. There’s a hint of storytelling and context to it with the woman’s hand, the man straightening his tie, and even Pete Souza poking around the corner. The President is still perfectly identifiable thanks to his famous ears, and it’s an angle you don’t get to see often because it is not easy to get two feet behind a sitting POTUS (I had to do a great deal of friendly negotiating with the Secret Service).

I’ve been lucky to be in lots of wild situations, and today brings a new and exciting challenge — I’ll be speaking about business and how I keep things fresh and exciting despite my massive workload today thank to B&H Photo Video Pro Audio, and we’re streaming it for FREE! at http://bandh.com/weddings. See you at 5 p.m. Eastern!

Camera: Nikon D4
Lens: Nikon 28mm f/1.8G

Watching over Cristian (Viña Santa Rita wedding)

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This is probably my favorite “tilt-shift candid” I’ve taken. The groom, named Cristian, prays during his wedding ceremony in Viña Santa Rita – Copiapo, Chile. Thanks to Kyle Hepp for having Tatiana and I tag along for this gorgeous wedding. She’s just posted more photos and the slideshow on her blog: http://www.kylehepp.com/2014/03/matrimonio-vina-santa-rita-2/

Lens: 45mm f/2.8 PC-E
Camera: Nikon D4