A Sampling of Favorite Moments from 2016

Well another year has come to an end (yeah, yeah, we know that happened like 5 weeks ago) and we're left feeling like we have no idea where the time went. In an attempt to make some sense out of the last 12 months and get an idea of what sort of work we were producing, we went back through the images we made and picked out some of our favorite photos. Does this collection of photos truly capture all of our favorite moments from this year? Absolutely not. Not even close. This was whittled down from about 500 photos...which was already hard. And in hopes that we wouldn't leave you scrolling for all of 2017, we tried our best to just share a sampling of all the great moments that blew our minds this past year. Our 2016 was filled with so much joy and beauty. We are infinitely grateful to everyone who trusted us to tell their stories through the art of photography. Thank you all so much for opening up your lives to us.  Thanks for looking!

-Peter and Emily

Jamie and Case: Ventura Wedding Photographer, Private Estate

One of our all-time favorite types of weddings is the "backyard wedding." This particular wedding happened in the front yard but it still counts. Jamie and Case said their vows surrounded by only their family and closest friends overlooking the coastal town of Ventura. There was a ton of amazing food, happy tears shed, and general merriment. It was so beautiful to see how both of the families came together to support the new couple. It was obvious hanging out with Jamie and Case that they have a lot of fun together and love each other deeply. It was truly an honor to be there to witness this joyful union.

-Peter

Patty and John: Ventura Wedding Photographer, California Ranch Wedding

We feel like the luckiest people in the world to have met John and Patty. When we first met them for drinks we instantly connected and we knew that this was going to be the start of a great relationship. What we love most about their wedding is that is was completely "them." Having both grown up in Ventura, they knew they wanted to get married on the land they knew best. They decided to say their vows far up in the hills overlooking the ocean and the incoming fog. The day was filled with endless fun and a good amount of John's home-brewed beer. We look forward to many good times hanging out with Patty and John in the future. 

Peter and Emily

Keith and Michelle: Engagement Photos, Ventura, CA

We were so happy we got to meet Michelle and Keith before their Mammoth wedding this summer. We got to tromp around our favorite spots in Ventura and made some killer photographs together. Any shoot that involves tree climbing is a winner in our book. We can't wait to see these two awesome love birds again up in the mountains. 

-Emily

Patty and John: Engagement Photos, Ventura, California

Patty and John are pretty special. They're the type of people that once you've met them, you feel like you've been friends with them for years. When we first hungout with them to see if we were a good fit for their wedding, we spent the first hour and half talking about traveling and various adventures. We instantly connected with them and knew that this could be the start of a great relationship. The rest is "history" as they say. A couple weeks ago Patty and John took us up into the hills of Ventura to check out their wedding location and have a picnic. After some killer food and some even more delicious champagne, we walked around the sun drenched hills with their dogs and generally had a good ol' fashioned time. We seriously can't wait for their wedding!

-Peter