Review from this bride and groom:
“just hire these two already! ellen and andy were the easiest aspect of our wedding day - and one of the most memorable.
real talk: i hate photos. most people aren’t thinking about potential double chin shots or stray hair disasters, but let me tell you - i’m all about it. ellen and andy were able to make us forget about those silly details (seriously - you just immediately end up trusting them and their skills) and instead focus on my husband (!!!) and the beautiful commitment we just made. it was shockingly effortless.
i wish i could put into words the amount of fun my husband and i had taking photos after the huge relief of walking down the aisle as a married couple, with ellen and andy’s presence (and laughs) making us feel encouraged, loved, and stunning together. we could tell they were celebrating alongside us, determined to get those perfect shots for us, and that was incredibly special.
these two stray away from the cliche couple photos and instead let the couple’s personality dictate the shot. we were able to be ourselves in an organic way, while ellen and andy captured those moments beautifully and without imposing. we have photos that even now, two months into marriage, remind us of the most magical day of our lives, and will continue to bring those happy feelings and memories to us forever.”
2 days ago
When you just married the love of your life + you’re ready to take on the world together... 🙌🏼😭
these two are magic. their energy, love, and joy just exudes out of them. they flew me out to the big island of hawaii to shoot their beautiful, boho, intimate wedding, and then their sunrise bridal session the monday after. it’s such a god story: how they fell in love, how they found me, why i ended up being the one to shoot their wedding... and i’m so thankful. so thankful for people who trust me enough to fly me around the world to capture their love story. thankful for the chance to meet people who become close friends after a lot of emails, a couple facetimes, and one or two days together.
i guess all i’m trying to say tonight is i’m feelin about like ryan + corinne look in this photo: bustin my arm in the air, cheering for all the world to hear.
just... wow. thanks, jesus.
what about you?? name one thing you’re thankful for tonight? it can be big or something as little as “i love my pillow” 😉lemme hear it!! 👇🏼🖤
3 days ago
Easy like a sunday morning
4 hours ago
From san diego to salt lake to seattle all before 11. life has been crazy the past few days. but i get to see @jessicastiversphoto so whos the real winner here?! (hint: it's me)
10 hours ago
Give me all the flower bush, wedding dress vibes. 🌿 happy sunday everyone. ✨ // second shooting for @annaperevertaylo
I’m a happy guy after such a great weekend! shot two weddings and got to head out with the fam and spend an afternoon with some of our best friends!
side note: my definition of a weekend and yours might differ slightly. haha.
Story time! alexis dm’ed me way back about doing her engagements in hawaii (she lives in la and coincidentally i had just moved to hi from la) ✨ from the beginning vibe wise we were right on the same page! flash forward, it’s the day of our shoot and i get to the location a half hour early to do some scouting but was dying to use the loo (i don’t really use this word hahah but it’s a nicer way to say i was literally about to p*e my pants) but i’d seriously never seen a more disgusting bathroom in my life!!! luckily i had my bathing suit and the ocean was right there... so i sprinted to the water, quickly jump out and throw on my shirt. i’m laughing now because when we met i was such a hot mess she we probably like who is this person?! hahahah my hair was literally frizz city, my shirt was on inside freaking out (didn’t notice this till i got home bc didn’t have a mirror after getting out of the water and was in a rush) 🤦🏼♀️ i was wearing shorts from abercrombie from when i was 15 because... still unpacking 😂 lol! anyways her and her fiancé michael literally didn’t even blink an eye, were the sweetest two souls ever and so much fun to shoot with! sorry this is such a long story but this is the crazy part! they live in la right?! but after talking to them i learned that they originally met in chicago and then moved to florida together. we talked more and i realized they lived in orlando before la, but not “orlando” orlando but my hometown maitland/winter park and that michael went to college literally right where i used to hangout on park ave. i knew none of this before meeting them, but for some reason i had this really intuitive feeling that somehow they would be different from the rest of my shoots and couples. and it totally was.
On wedding day, the bride and groom are obviously super preoccupied with soaking up the best day of their lives, so i usually find myself making friends with their cool friends. this bridal party was no different - i had so much fun photographing them 😍😍
Ethereal beach bride // excited to share the news that this hawaii inspirational shoot will be coming soon to @joywed⠀
florist / styling @dbhemingway⠀
textiles / silk ribbon @silkandwillow⠀
gown / @jennifergifforddesign⠀
hamu / @revealhairandmakeup⠀