hey have a president to thank for bringing them together. And, no, it's not Obama, although they work for the Democratic party in Washington D.C. It's President John Adams who caused Gabby and Adam to end up together one night curled up in front of his television watching an HBO miniseries on his life. Getting to the couch, however, was no small feat.
Adam saw Gabby and he noticed she possessed a certain something that made her stick out from all the other girls in the Capitol. She was bright, beautiful, and Jewish...with an amazing set of eyebrows. Yes, they spoke about her eyebrows the first time they met at a party for a mutual friend. Noticing his interest in all things in addition to her eyebrows, Gabby told Adam they were just friends. After a few failed attempts of fostering more than her platonic affection, Adam ignored Gabby for two weeks. No calls, texts, emails. Nothing. At a St. Patrick's party--after weeks of his blatant disregard--Gabby went out of her way to talk to Adam.
Armed with her Prada clutch in one hand and a drink in another, Gabby partied and flirted. Perhaps a little too much because, whoa, she needed a ride home. Adam dropped her off and said goodnight with nothing more than a farewell, much to her chagrin. Undeterred, the next evening Gabby invited Adam to watch John Adams. They cuddled on the couch that evening and have spent every day together since then.
I was incredibly excited to meet Gabby and Adam for their engagement photos at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills last week. The weather was beautiful and I had a blast getting to know them better...I can't wait for their wedding this June!
One of the most beautiful things photographing at Greystone Mansion is the abundance of amazing light...and, clearly, Gabby and Adam know how to work it to their advantage...
One of things I was most impressed by Adam was his acute attentiveness to Gabby...be it his wit, charm, or humor, he constantly kept Gabby on her toes...
Gabby, you're gorgeous.
We joke that Adam is a buttoned-up East Coaster with limited capacity for fun and lightheartedness (his words, not mine), so I'm adding this photo to ensure we got at least one portrait that displays his uber cool part-time model side! ;)
t was the last day of WPPI in Las Vegas and I was lucky enough to be a part of Photographer's Ignite. If you're unfamiliar with the platform, a speaker is given five minutes to present a topic...yes, it's timed and corresponding slides indicate the passing of 15 second intervals. In other words: AGONY. Collecting thoughts and presenting a cohesive idea in 300 seconds was the hardest thing I've done, but I'm honored to have been given the opportunity.
I couldn't have created this presentation without two special people:
1. Melanie. She's my best friend and she rescued me in my time of need. Mel helped form my ideas and take on a new life.
2. JD. Because I memorized my presentation, he was the unlucky person who listened (and listened) to me practice in our hotel room. I'm incredibly fortunate to have such a supportive teammate.
To see more five minute presentations from other amazing speakers, definitely check out Photographer's Ignite. And for those of you who offered kind words of support, THANK YOU. I was shaking like.a.leaf on stage, so reading your encouragement on Facebook and Twitter was much appreciated...I thank you, friends.
You Say Balmy, I Say Snow.
couple days ago, I updated my Facebook status with the following: Packing for the East Coast and my mind can't even wrap itself around the idea of 35 degree weather. I don't even own a coat. You know where this is leading, right? Riiiight?!
More than a few people had an opinion on the matter (It's not THAT bad... We wear capris and no jackets when it's 35 degrees... This weather feels like a heat wave...) and someone even described the weather as...wait for it...BALMY.
On Sunday JD and I headed to Hartford for the CT Professional Photographers of America Conference. We arrived just past 1 a.m. in the morning and groggily checked in. I was sure I'd be able to fall asleep, but at 3:30 a.m. I stared at the ceiling in despair. A few hours later, I heard a voice outside our door and he said it was snowing. I sprung from bed and opened the window and saw snow! falling! from! the! sky! Should I repeat that last part again?! SNOW! I jumped on the bed and shrieked It's snooooowing!
Later I was corrected when someone told me it wasn't snow, but flurry. Umm, I suppose there are different descriptions of snow, but for people who claim 35 degrees as balmy, I think it's safe to say they're not likely the most trustworthy weather sources! ;)
It was an honor to speak and share the stage with Justin and Mary Marantz and Zach and Jody Gray...we were treated so well and welcomed with opened arms. I'm incredibly thankful for the amazing people I met and I'm excited to see where the industry is headed!
received Amy's email in May 2009 and I was immediately struck by how her presence popped off my computer screen. She wasn't merely a prospective client inquiring about my wedding photography, she was made up of a million pieces and somehow showed glimpses of her glowing personality in a single paragraph. I liked her immediately and thus began our relationship, which--lucky for me--turned into photographing her wedding last year.
By the time her Skirball Center wedding rolled around, I felt such a connection with Amy and her fiance, Will, that I knew her day was destined for amazing things simply as it was a reflection of their love. They're the type of people who make you feel like you're the single most important person. In the world. They treat others better than they treat each other and this is a testament to how special they are because they treat each other like royalty with tender affection.
I was honored to see Amy and Will's wedding published in Serendipity Magazine and I can't thank them enough for the honor of being able to document their love.
eople sometimes ask how I get Polo to sit still for photos and the truth is that my dog was perfectly made for me. No, really, he was created to be photographed. Even as a puppy, when he saw my camera, he posed. Posed. As of late, he's been giving me attitude when I take my camera on walks, but he forgets as soon as we are a few blocks in.
A few days ago, JD took Polo on a walk while I finished my work for the day. I called him to join him on the last part of the walk and I brought along my camera. Because it was sunset. Duh. When Polo saw me, he began to run circles and show off, wiggling his bum for good measure. When I tried taking his picture, he just wasn't having it...
Here's another lap around the tree to show how physically fit he is...
...then, finally, he sat and was ready for his close up. The sun, apparently, loves him as much as I do.