"portraits" - its such a clunky word, steeped in tired traditions like our yearbook picture, our corporate headshot for a swipe card, a staid family event where we all sat on an ottoman and smiled on the count of "3" for our group portrait when i was a boy.
it can be much more than that, though, and that's where our focus is. whether it's Vanity Fair or Vogue or GQ, many of the iconic images that hold our imagination are in fact, portraits. that's the sensibility we bring to every Indigo wedding.
for Erin and Travis' wedding day, the stately Dilworth United Methodist Church made for a picture perfect location for our pre-wedding portrait bracket...particularly the shaded courtyard out front.
to conclude the portrait bracket for their day, we stepped outside of the Carmel Country Club at dusk - we had lush, feathered light and an epic sky to shoot against.
Carmel Country Club
Split Second Sound
Flowers from the Cellar
Three Little Birds
for Sheila and Stephen's wedding day, we did some wonderful hero shots (particularly the carefree street series at sunset), they were very generous with their time - but i also loved the post ceremony image we did in the tiny bridal room at Saint Mary's Chapel. it was an intimate moment, taken just minutes after they were announced "husband and wife".
to me, that image sums up what documentary coverage is all about.
Bentley's on 27
The Flower Diva
Cake Lady Jill
Creations Hair and Makeup