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.
Above image: Sea Grass. Taken at Shoreline Park, Santa Barbara, California, November 11, 2012.
I was very lucky to break away from Los Angeles this past weekend for some much needed solitude in Santa Barbara. As I’m reminded time and time again, sometimes the best medicine is to separate yourself from the everyday and freewheel through the streets of a not-so-familiar city to pull yourself out of wherever you’ve been hiding.
Above image: The Whiskey Faces of friends Katherine, Shane, and Mike.
I’ve been visiting friend’s living rooms the last couple weeks, shooting my latest artist project “Whiskey Faces”. “Whiskey Faces” is a photo series that is a tribute to a time (approx. 2003-2007) when whiskey and over indulgence were routine to our every day.
Above images: My good friend Chad sits for a couple Whiskey Faces test shots.
I started shooting an artist project last night that I’ve been thinking about for the last 7 years now. The start of a project, especially one that has been a long time coming, is always an exciting time and I’m looking forward to the portrait shoots I have scheduled throughout the week.