Taylor and Alex: Joshua Tree Adventure Engagement

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When couples say yes to our crazy ideas, spectacular things happen. We met Taylor and Alex at the Georgetown Bridal Show even though they live in the Bay Area (as in California). Conversations ensued. We road tripped out to meet them at Joshua Tree for a destination adventure engagement.

Joshua Tree National Park is a dream location. It is the sort of place where a photographer can point their camera in any direction and get spectacular photos. We started in the Cholla Garden, hung out at Skull Rock for sunset and then watch moon rise in Hidden Valley.  Needless to say, we had a ton of fun on this one.

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Veronica & Graham: New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Our first destination wedding of the Summer is Veronica & Graham from the Crescent City… New Orleans! (click here for the amazing day before bridal portraits) The day started at the famous Hotel Monteleone, home of the carousel bar, where Veronica and her brides gathered, got ready and generally got going. From there down St. Charles to Loyola University for the amazing chapel with the longest aisle I have even photographed at a wedding. Seems like a football field from back door to the altar. The day finished with a rousing dinner at Brennan’s (where Banana’s Foster was invented) and a only-in-New Orleans-Exit with a brass band.

Congratulations to the new Garret’s! Proud of yall!
–JB

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Veronica & Graham's New Orleans Wedding

Casey Jo & Scotty Mac: Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wedding in Eugene, Oregon

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Casey Jo & Scotty Mac’s wedding was full of honest love for each other, laughter among all the attendants and lots of flying marshmallows. You might know this couple as the leaping bluebonnet engagement photo as this is one of the most commented on photo we have ever produced. You might know Casey Jo as an amazing gymnast who is now coaching Div. 1 gymnasts at Missouri. You might know Scotty Mac as the fastest man in town, whichever town, he is quick after finishing 19th in the last Boston Marathon. But the thing that you should know about them is that they are absolutely mad for each other.

I don’t know if I have ever laughed so much during a wedding ceremony. There was a movie trivia round featuring Romantic Comedies, the fathers had to run to get drinks for the mid-ceremony toasts and during the first kiss heaps of marshmallows progessed airborne onto the kissing couple. There was also the matter of the gymnastic scoring system for the high points, 10’s all around. Yes they also had a surprise first dance medley that covered the low lights of 90’s pop music to start the dancing portion of the reception, luckily we had a video camera in place for just such a thing…

We are honored to have the opportunity to escape the Texas heat and photograph this wedding in the Great Pacific Northwest. Congratulations to the happy couple, thanks for inviting us and welcoming us into your families!
–JB

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