Allie & Naoki planned a small ceremony with only family in attendance at the Los Angeles County Arboretum (@laarboretum) in Arcadia. I remember keenly how they both wandered for a few minutes in the 🌿Prehistoric Forest🌿 before deciding on the spot that felt right for their ceremony. They rounded out the day by inviting a small group of friends to celebrate with them at the Side Bar at Covell (@barcovell). Follow your instincts, and all will be how it should. ✨🌑✨
We’re coming up on the 2 year anniversary of these two, and since this elopement has always been a favorite of mine, I thought I’d share it on the blog today. Cindy & Eric already had an upcoming wedding planned in the mid-west, where they were also relocating for Eric’s new job. But Joshua Tree was too special to them and they wanted to say good-bye their own way, so they decided to elope there on the down-low. It was just the two of them, an officiant, and me as their witness and photographer.
I was honored to be invited by Barnes & Noble to document the Hillary Rodham Clinton booking signing event for Hard Choices this past June. As you can maybe imagine, it was thrilling to be in the presence of such a monolithic figure, let alone to be given permission to point my camera at this iconic woman. The energy of the day was palpable as I witnessed her relentlessly sign hundreds of books, stopping to greet each and every invigorated person who came for the face-to-face encounter.