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Wind, Hair & Rock n Roll

“Just another hot and windy Sunday afternoon in Tracy, CA” began photographer Nirav.  “Showing Matt & Lynnae’s love for each other meant that they had to feel extremely comfortable in their location and with me so I decided to start the session at a place that they had spent a lot of time together and had lots of character which was Matt’s mother’s home/farm.  The home included stables, a farm house, and several critters of all sorts.  We took several shots there and once things felt right we moved out to the hills of Tracy with the intention of shooting with the giant windmills in the background.  When we got, the security patrol was there to make sure those shots were not going to happen.  The amount of wind up on hill was tremendous and I loved the movement of hair so we took the remainder of the shots there with a very simple backdrop.  My favorite shots are ones that play on light and shadows.  I wanted at least one dramatic silhouette shot which is when I spotted the power lines.  After that, we all headed back to house and passed out from heat exhaustion.”

“Wind, hair, rock and roll…mixed in with a little luuuv.  That’s what this shoot was all about.  Matt and Lynnae are a fun, charismatic, dynamic, and beautiful couple.  Matt and I go back to high school.  We also share the same love for playing and recording music.  Oh how I miss our jam sessions where we played everything from Tool, Rage Against the Machine (minus the ridiculous Tom Morello solos) and of course Alice in Chains.  Now we both listen to Hanson…MMMbop.  Lynnae is nothing less than the absolute coolest person on the planet.  She knows how to rock out and have a good time.  There is never a dull moment when we are hanging out.  These two are a match made in guitar center.  I just love it.”

LOVE

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The Music Sounds Better With You

I featured Ali & Dean’s London engagement sesh a while back, and even then I knew their wedding would be totally Rock n Roll. Both of them are in bands and so music was a huge part of their day. The bride walked down the aisle to ‘November Rain’ and their tables were all named after their favourite bands. The day even finished with the pair playing a ‘first set’ on stage to all their guests instead of having a first dance.

Personal and unique touches were added throughout to give the day a perfectly ‘them’ vibe including using their own VW camper van as transport, the profiterole topped cheesecake instead of a traditional cake and the Groom’s 1960’s vintage suit.

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Rotterdam Rock n Roll

I love these guys! Normen & Priya are from Holland and had their engagement shoot in Rotterdam with Tapas Maiti. This is just pure Rock n Roll and the couple have got a GREAT story. “I met Priya at the Asian Wedding Exhibition last November” Tapas told me. “It was an hour to go before closing and I was about pack up when she came to my stall and we got chatting. Priya & Norman are from Holland, her mother was a Hindu who arrived in Holland via Surinam whilst her father is a Sikh from the Punjab. Many Indian Hindu’s have settled in Holland by way of Surinam through the Dutch Indian Empire, its a fascinating story and shows the complexity of the Indian diaspora.”

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Bree, Andy & Sadie the Dachshund

Bree & her cute little dachshund, Sadie decided to do a shoot for Bree’s fiance Andy…a casual and cool boudoir style session complete with a record player, The Ramones and Andy’s bass. I just love this vibe and I really adore how everything is kind of mismatched. Mismatched underwear is the cutest. I don’t think I even own a matching set!

Be sure to check out the couple’s lovely engagement session here too.

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Cheesily Fabulous ~ Vegas Baby!

Vegas baby! Meredith send me such a great description of Reed & Alicia’s cheesily fabulous Vegas-themed wedding that I just have to hand this one over to her…

“Reed & Alicia planned their fun, quirky wedding in just six weeks!  When they began looking for ceremony locations & venues, the two came across this small chapel located near the beach where they usually walk with their golden retriever.  After looking inside and seeing the bright red carpet & a cheesy stained glass window (with a rainbow & two doves) at the altar, Reed & Alicia came up with the idea of having a kitschy Las Vegas-themed wedding in this Vegas-esque chapel. They found 60 pairs of “Elvis” sunglasses on Ebay and envisioned having their guests put on these sunglasses right after they were pronounced husband & wife, during their kiss.”

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