Natalia and Bobby: San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, Destination Wedding Photographer

So we met these two amazing people, Natalia and Bobby, when they asked us to take their engagement photos early this year in Joshua Tree. After an epic time scrambling around rock formations and hiking through the desert, we came away with a new friendship. In November, we had the honor of traveling to the town of San Miguel de Allende, near Mexico City to photograph their wedding. Two days before they actually tied the knot, they lead a processional of their wedding guests accompanied by huge dancing puppets, a mariachi band, and a sweet but skittish donkey through the streets of the historic town. Photographing these two around the gorgeous walls and scenes of San Miguel was an unforgettable experience. We really hope to return someday and reminisce...and maybe have a few tequila shots in Bobby and Natalia's honor. So, we haven't blogged for a while and consiquently weren't too good at whittling down this post so...I guess what we mean to say is enjoy and get comfy!

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Josh and Mia: Omni Resort and Spa, Barton Springs, Austin, Texas - Destination Wedding Photographer

We met Josh at a wedding we photosgraphed in Portland about 3 years ago. When he first met us, he said that if he ever got married he wanted us to photograph his wedding. The day finally came where he was going to proclaim his vows to Mia and so he called us. I must say, it made us feel pretty special. So we packed up our camper and trekked ourselves out to Austin, TX to party with Josh and Mia at the Omni Resort and Spa, Barton Springs.

These two and their beautiful daughter, Eloise, have formed a beautiful little family that is truly supported and loved by all those around them. Peter and I had a bit too much fun photographing with the stormy Texas skies (we get a little tired of So Cal Sunshine) - also, Josh and Mia both have a smolder that can seriously light a fire in your camera lens. Beware. These Austin folks were great at celebrating. I'm not sure if it was the mac-and-chese bar, the glow sticks, or the funky vibes of the killer live band but the party was definitely going strong all night. 

We felt so very honored to be at this wedding and we can't thank the bride and groom and their sweet families enough. They welcomed us with open arms and so much happiness. Enjoy the photos! 

-Emily

Amanda and Ryan: Palm Springs Wedding Photographer, Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Amanda and Ryan brought their family, friends, and party faces out to the magical Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. This wedding had so much style and it was beautifully pulled off by an amazing team of artists who made the day feel effortless: floral designs by Dainty Lion, rentals by Witty Rentals, hair and makeup by Amy Clarke, and planning by Beau and Arrow Events. Amanda designed her own dress because she is basically a fashion genius and as you can tell from his smolder, Ryan is a man among men. The party was an absolute blast thanks to tunes spun by the Flashdance and to all the guests who know how to get down. The night was topped off with a glorious polar bear dip in the pool - couldn't have thought of a better ending ourselves.

-Peter and Emily

Nohea and Cameron: Destination Wedding Photography, Paso Robles, CA, Cellar 360

We were so happy to finally meet Cameron and Nohea on their wedding day. They are some of the most genuine, joy-filled people you'll find. They brought people all the way from Hawaii and New York to share in their wedding day in Paso Robles, CA. Their joy was so obviously contagious to those around them. We spent a good amount of time frolicking with these two in the grape vines at Cellar 360 during sunset. I can't imagine a better way to spend a Saturday. 

Cheers!

-Emily

Albert and Kelly: Destination Wedding Photographer, Ayana Resort, Bali, Indonesia,

Words seem to fail us as we sit down to write about Albert and Kelly's wedding. How can we possibly describe the thankfulness, joy, and excitement we experienced at traveling half-way across the world to witness such a beautiful event. Kelly and Albert threw the celebration of a lifetime for their enthusiastic and supportive family and friends. The wedding took place at the beautiful Ayana resort in Bali. They said their vows overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean. There were fire dancers, fireworks, live music, and plenty of freely-flowing champagne. Kelly and Albert deserved every bit of the attention and excitement. We feel honored to have met these two awesome humans and can't wait to continue our relationship with them as well as so many of the great people we met through them.