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Hammond Wedding {Big Sur, Cali}

I don't photograph weddings too often anymore unless they are for/of loved ones or destination weddings.  This wedding happen to fit both of these requirements :)

 

Meet Mr. & Mrs. Hammond

first look

first look

It is hard for me to find the words to describe how remarkable it was to photograph this wedding.  These two individuals are so special to me! The fact that, out of all the wonderful people they know, they choose me to document their special day leaves me filled with Joy. It truly was an honor. Plus, it was in Big Sur!  

Tristan and Lauren wanted the exchange of vows to be personal and private. Special and something sacred.  And I think they achieved that and so much more.  On Pfeiffer Beach they stood hand in hand making a promise to one another that they will hold for the rest of their lives.

 To be a part of someone's wedding should not be taken for granted.        Especially in this case when you and your husband are the only two  witnesses.  It left us both feeling remarkably thankful and blessed.

And the big day all started here: Lover's Point

          Lover's Point

          Lover's Point

These two have been in my life for several years.  They have seen some of my best days and worst days.   And in return I have witnessed some of their highs and lows.  And through it all, here I am.  But more importantly, here they are!  On their wedding day.  Looking at one another, with the knowledge of their struggles, and the ones they may endure in the future.  Still, choosing each other to tackle this complicated world together, side by side.  And that is truly beautiful to me.  

I am excited to share a recap of this beautiful couple's wedding day! They make a wonderful couple and share such a sweet love- filled with laughter and dedication.  

CONGRATS you two!  I Love you dearly.

And with that, I give you their Wedding Day

This was one of the most adorable First Look's I have done. The reaction on Tristan's face said it all...followed by the sweetest smile by Lauren.

Then there was straight laughter and joy for the next hour.

From lover's Point we headed to Big Sur for the ceremony.  As the day continued the weather was warming up and the sun started showing itself.              It was perfect timing for our late afternoon wedding :-)

                                                                                                                              exchange of vows

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After all the joy, love, giggles, kicking of sand, and marriage... we hopped in the car and headed back to Monterey.  All in all, I would say it was a wonderful joyous day, full of sunshine and love! 




Burgers for Days | with a side of fries {Seattle Mag}

September issue of Seattle Magazine is all about Burgers, Beer, & Fries.  I personally only enjoy one of those three things, but nonetheless, Seattle knows how to do a burger! 

I have included a summary of some of my favorite images from each restaurant.  Though my focus was to photograph the best burgers, and the list is quite long, they are all unique and different in their own way.  They are quite beautiful creations.  And that is coming from a vegetarian.

The following images are from:  

Two Bells Tavern  Loulay John Howie Steak Le Petit Cochon Great State Burger

 

...don't forget the fries.

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Loretta's Northwesterner

Loretta's Northwesterner

8oz Burger

8oz Burger

Brawling Cross Double Ranch

Brawling Cross Double Ranch

Tat's

Tat's

Loulay

Loulay

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SEAFOOD { Seattle Magazine }

In recent years, I have changed my diet from being a strict vegetarian to a pescatarian.  So, when running around the city and photographing some of the best seafood in the area, I was able to actually sample these amazing seafood dishes.  

taylor shellfish

taylor shellfish

Since I was able to actually enjoy and sample all the dishes I was shooting for this issue I decided to list them in order by my favorite.

So, with that, I begin with OYSTERS!

It wasn't until I moved to Seattle that I began eating & enjoying oysters. And I must say, they are damn good.  For this article, I had the opportunity to try a few different restaurants that served oysters...I am starting with Taylor Shellfish.

This restaurant seriously has some of the most amazingly beautiful seafood plates.



Best Restaurants

One of my favorite issues to work on for Seattle Magazine is the Best Restaurants feature.  It is full of amazingly beautiful food from some of the best chefs.  This year was no exception!

Eden Hill

duck/goose pate

duck/goose pate

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Pea Flan

Pea Flan

veggie hash
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 Matthew Parker : The Designer

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Dong Thap Noodles

The Tastemakers:

Edouardo Jordan, Jason Stratton, Akiko Graham, & Matthew Parker