Jennifer & Eric’s WeddingThursday, May 6th, 2010
When Amanda & I were married, we insisted on a photographer who shot exclusively black and white film.
We would make the same choice today.
Black and white film has a special, unique look that is impossible to duplicate with digital equipment: something authentically timeless, as opposed to the affectation of vintage “simulations” using modern equipment.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to document Jennifer & Eric’s stunning wedding at Viansa Winery in Sonoma, CA in the same manner we chose to have our wedding documented. I was invited to shoot the wedding along with my great friend and colleague Sam Hassas, who shot all-color digital. These images are scans of hand-made fiber prints individually crafted by darkroom-master Robert Cavalli using traditional methods. These scans do not do the prints justice. 62 total prints were commissioned to generate the sample album for my new Vintage Collections. You will notice that every image has a thin black line around the edge: this is a photojournalism tradition espoused by Henri Cartier-Bresson. It is proof that every one of these images is un-cropped, and my original vision in that decisive moment.
This event was a wedding photographer’s dream. I really can’t say much more than that. Perfect venue and weather, beautiful people, and honest emotion to capture. The Online Photographer Blog called this set of images “The Wedding From Heaven,” and I can’t say that I disagree.
If you would like to see the album that these images went into, click here!
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