Jeni & Justin | Fresno, CA Intimate Wedding

This was one of the most laid back, fun, but beautiful (all at the same time) weddings I have been privileged to be a part of. Jeni & Justin are two beautiful people that you can’t help but become friends with. They are both so genuine and down-to-earth. They didn’t have a huge extravagant wedding like some do. Theres was more about appreciating the moments that occurred that day. It was a small intimate wedding but that was one of the things that I loved the most about it. Not only that but all of their friends were just a blast too and made for such a great atmosphere. I hope the photos really show that, and that everyone really was just a bunch of goofballs that had a great time! Congratulations Jeni & Justin!!

 

PS: the Flower girl……….killed it.

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Miles & Sam | An Old Town Clovis Proposal

Honestly, I may just have the most photogenic friends. This year has been such an amazing year to see so many close friends of mine get engaged and soon to be married. This couple especially considering I had a big hand in setting these two up, not to brag or anything. It all started with a Facebook post. I was observing at a physical therapy clinic and had gotten to know Sam who worked there. She posted something on Facebook, and something just clicked in my head and I thought “She would be awesome for Miles,” and after a failed attempt to set them up at the rodeo, eventually they got together, met , and started dating. Miles is a guy’s guy. One of the most hard working friends that I know. Sam is refreshingly down to earth and just graduated PA school. Woohoo!!!!!

I was soo honored that Miles came to me and wanted to propose during one of my shoots. Privileged to be a part of such an important moment in both of their lives. Not to mention DURING rodeo weekend. Anyway I can go on and on about these two. Quite frankly I love both of these people and am so looking forward to their wedding. Hope you enjoy their engagement pictures!

 

Andrew & Denise | Fresno Engagement

I don’t get a ton of time to post or shoot these days but I have been so fortunate that the time I have been able to has been with some of my closest friends. Andrew and I have been friends since middle school so last year when he told me and the rest of our high school buddies he was going to propose to his girlfriend, I was ecstatic. ZTo be honest a little scared too because it marked the first of many good friends of mine who have begun to start their new lives with a partner. It also meant that I was getting older. And I didn’t want to have to deal with that. But I digress. I cannot be happier to be able to have shot their engagement photos. It is the least I could do as Denise is now a part of all the shenanigans that we boys get into. However she fit in fantastically with us all and I haven’t seen Andrew happier. They are a great couple as I hope you can see through their engagement photos!

Jeff & Katy! Downtown Fresno Engagement Session

Honestly what can I say about these two. If you have followed my work you have probably seen some of Jeff’s stuff on my site. He is the founder and owner of New Color Clothing. I have shot a few of the seasons for him, but more than that this guy is an old time friend from our middle school days. We spent years together on the track team and fast forward to college, we are both doing creative things. During our track days there was this one girl, another jumper from a school in our area. I remember being with Jeff and he thought this girl was gorgeous. It helped that she was a pretty dang good long jumper in her own right too. She definitely had caught our eye, but especially Jeff’s.

That girl turned out to be Katy.

I love these two so much. You really can’t help but love them. Anyone who knows them will attest to that. I have had the pleasure of knowing them as a couple for the past few years and can’t say enough good things about them. They are HUGE goofballs. Hopefully that comes across in some of the photographs. But when I heard they were getting engaged. I was incredibly happy for both of them. These two have been through a lot. Together and individually. They are both beautiful people inside and out because of it. You can be sure you will leave smiling whenever you are around these two.

Now that I have said my piece, I’ll quit with all the mushy stuff. That’s probably the nicest I have been to Jeff in all these years so I better stop now. And considering he raised the bar for the rest of us men with his crazy creative and awesome proposal video I should stop being so nice. Anyway here are there engagement pictures!!!

I cannot wait for the wedding. Congrats you two. Love you guys. Hope you all enjoyed the images!

Gabrielle & Katherine | portfolio update

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This really was one of those sessions that time just flew by. Gabrielle, an agency model who has become a good friend contacted me for a portfolio update. I always love shooting with her because on top of being a model she is a budding photographer as well. So I can geek out a bit and explain my process and philosophy with her. Our next obstacle was makeup and hair. Gabby contacted a MUA she had worked with in the past, Katherine.  Katherine as you will come to see is a lighthearted person whose smile is infectious. Let me tell you she also knows her stuff.

The above image is one of my favorites of the year. We had a few goals in mind for the girls as to get what they needed, but the above image was one for me. I love the look of wonder, the cold, the hint of sadness that I see in it. There are just some images that hit home with you and echo how you either feel or have felt and this image does that for me. I also tend to be a sucker for black and white images too.

Honestly this shoot could not have been easier for me. Surrounded by great people, we set out with some great light on a COLD evening. I am soo thankful for Katherine, Gabrielle, & Stephen all helping out and weathering the cold with me! Here are some of our images!

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