Thursday, April 11, 2013

City Hall

 I was recently chatting with one of my best girlfriends about her City Hall wedding. She was getting married in the Bahamas a week later, so she and her husband decided to get it done at City Hall beforehand just to make the whole marriage license thing a bit easier.
 We were all relatively casual about it- I was the only one there and I was their "witness". They did get dressed for the occasion, but no one brought any rings- so before I left the house I shoved some silver twisty-ties in my pocket just in case. And when the justice of the peace said, "And may I see the rings" it was a good thing I had.
 Looking back, Shree said that these pictures are even more meaningful to her than her "real" wedding pictures. "It's just that - to me - that was when we really got married!" she said.
 And I'm so glad I was there!

 These pictures were shot with black and white film on my Nikon F100, and Portra 400 film on my Contax 645.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Wedding Dogs: A Celebration of Holy Muttrimony

 I am thrilled to be included in this beautiful book, Wedding Dogs, by Katie Preston Toepfer, which celebrates the special doggie buddies that are so important to us we couldn't get married without them! This book features some incredible photography, and each photograph is accompanied by a heartfelt anecdote describing the roles that Scotty, Pepper, Baxter, and Codie played in their owners' Big Day!
 I have two weddings featured, that of Caroline Loomis and Jason Klein, whose dog Cholula was the official ring bearer; and the wedding of Sarah Paseltiner and Erik Cooper, whose chihuahuas were dressed for the occasion and provided essential moral support during the getting ready.