Hope, New Jersey

From a Trinidad themed rehearsal dinner to a Mardi Gras bead-toss during the reception– Marquita & Chris’ wedding was full of life, culture, and of course an abundance of love. Taking in the intimate setting of the Inn at Millrace Pond and Marquita’s personal attention to their heritage with every detail, their wedding could not have been more beautiful.

figueroa mountain farmhouse, santa ynez, california

I’ve been almost everywhere in the country except for one corner, to be specific, the southwest corner that is dominated by California. I found myself finally getting the chance to tour the countryside in attendance  of a workshop led by one of the world’s greatest wedding and portrait photographers: Jose Villa. Amidst the artistic talents of California’s best vendors, it was a day of beautiful grounds, delectable food, world-class inspiration, and genuine souls. Thank you to all involved!!

All photographs were captured on Fuji medium format film with a Contax 645.


LIke what you saw? Here are some of the wonderful vendors that made this beautiful shoot possible:

Workshop: Jose VillaJose Villa Workshops
Assistants to Jose Villa: Nancy Villa + Lacie Hansen
Style + Design: Jill La Fleur | La Fleur Weddings & Events
Florals: Kate Holt | Flower Wild
Location: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse, Santa Ynez, California
Joel Serrato | Joel Serrato Films
Hair + Makeup: Mar Romero | TEAM Hair and Makeup
Couture Bridal Dresses: Claire Pettibone
Hair Accessories: Lo Boheme
Wedding Stationery: Lori | Paper and Thread
Medium + Small Format Film: FujiFilm
Film Processing: Brian Greenberg | Richard Photo Lab
Amy Zawacki Squires | Wedding Chicks
Attendee Journals and Charm gifts: Paloma’s Nest
Wedding Cake: Erica O’Brien | Erica O’Brien Cake Design
Models: Kristi SlagerJana Williams-OrtizDave Baez

Sneak Peek

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Palm Beach, FL

Escape the New Jersey winter you ask? Yes, please! What a treat a recent trip was to Florida for me and some family.We entered Newark airport donning winter jackets from the snow coming down and stepped off into a perfect sunny 77º. The occasion certainly called for the film camera to be brought out: