I am completely thrilled when I get to photograph Gilroy or a Hollister wedding. They’re a mix between beach, vineyard and farm weddings. Almost the Central Valley, but not quite, a lot closer to San Francisco than Fresno. Lisa and Nathan are so incredibly awesome. They way they complemented each other in personality was so incredible to photograph. I pretty much went into full photojournalism mode with their wedding. Definitely brings back the days when I used to photograph for newspapers. The great thing about photographing a wedding in documentary mode, the idiosyncrasies that you wish you could change, you don’t, or can’t because then that would change the scene and the feel of the story. For instance, the junior bridesmaid looking out the window to see if the guys already left for the Cedar House… I could say, well it would be a great frame of her if the recliner or the table weren’t there. But if those items weren’t there, wouldn’t the photograph look like any other photograph of someone looking out the window during a wedding? But then that’s what makes each photographer different. An editor could give 5 seasoned photographers the same assignment, and s/he would end up with 5 different photographs. The more experience we have as photographers we will all see the same seen differently, we all will edit differently. Unfortunately though a lot of young photographers see the same scene the same, and come back with identical photos. I try always to break myself from being conditioned, because every couple I photograph, who they are as individuals, who they are as a couple is always different. I love to complement that. A few of my favorites (attempting to see outside the box) from Lisa and Nathan’s wedding in Hollister. Congratulations you two! Thank you for allowing me to capture your story! You’re so awesome!