I've spent a lot of time in Carmel, CA. The town has a certain air of romance to it - the fog, the smell of wood burning fireplaces, homes that are the vision of children's fairy tales, cobblestone paths, twisting cypress trees, and the beautiful blue Pacific. It's the perfect place for a wedding. Kelley and Alex were married at the world-renowned Mission Inn. The day started off like your typical day in Carmel...foggy. But, as the day progressed the fog gave way to a perfect, sunny October day. Kelley and Alex have been together for several years - Kelley owns a frozen yogurt shop and Alex played professional baseball. They are opposite in many ways - Kelley is bubbly and outgoing while Alex is reserved and stoic. They bring out the best in each other as any good couple should. Kelley and Alex chose to do a first look and to have their goofy yellow lab, Gus, be a part of their day. There were many laughs and a heck of a lot of romance. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful day.
I will be photographing Jeff & Cherill's wedding this September in El Dorado Hills, CA. However, when it came to their engagement session, they wanted to vistit one of their favorite places to vacation - Monterey Bay! My dad and step-mom live in the area, so it worked our perfectly. Their session was on the sunny Saturday before Easter. We started off at Fishterman's Warf, then found our way to Carmel-by-the-Sea, and eventually Carmel Beach where the classic Central California fog started to roll in. Having visited the area many, many times myself, it was refreshing to look at everything from a new set of eyes. I realized how beautiful and perfect the entire area is for photography. Monterey and Carmel (and the surrounding areas) are truly some of the most beautiful places in the country, much less the world.
Jeff cracked me up when he made this face!
We are in Carmel-by-the-Sea now
The famous Monterey Cypress trees!
Look at all of the colors - the streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea are gorgeous all by themselves.
Jeff & Cherill....I can't wait for your wedding! You guys are so great together!