Last August, I spent a few days in Northern California, shooting a wedding in Sonoma, and then second-shot another wedding the following day with my friend, Nirav. While we scouted for locations, we roamed around the beaches and cliffs near the venue in Jenner. We even caught some of the wedding guests doing a little morning yoga. I normally don’t do landscape photography without having some sort of a human element in it, so here’s a collection of some of the beautiful scenery I witnessed that morning with The Dude.
Whitney & Mike first met in January 2008 in Boston where they currently reside. Whitney was the HR Director for a small mortgage company and Mike came in for an interview. Little did Whitney know, the guy she ultimately hired would be her future husband. They started out as friends but eventually their friendship blossomed into something more.
As their relationship grew over the years, it was really tested when Whitney was unexpectedly diagnosed with a brain tumor. Though their world was completely rocked, Mike stepped up and proved to be the best care taker anyone could have dreamed of. It was a battle they’d fought together and he never left her side. After a long journey and successful recovery, Mike proposed to Whitney in the fall of 2012. Whitney wasn’t quite healthy enough to fully plan a wedding so with the help of her mom, it became a day they would always remember. The ceremony was intimate; lots of tears and emotions; and the reception was a blast. Whitney had more energy that night than she has had in years and she simply danced the night away.
It was a true celebration of love and life.
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