When I was eleven years old, I boarded a plane for the first time and that plane took me to what is now, my favorite place on earth. Oregon. While I can't remember every aspect of that trip, one of the things I will never forget is the sound of the crashing waves.
Joe, a friend of my wife, and the man who actually made my wedding video approached me with the idea of filming his and Allison's wedding. Before even telling me where it would take place, I was in, but when he said that they'd be getting married on the coast in Port Orford, Oregon I instantly started thinking about what was important to capture. The sound of the crashing waves. The wind in the grasses on the coast.
I was so lucky with so many things on that trip. The weather was gorgeous. The water was clear. The trees were green. But most of all, Allison and Joe were so affectionate and joyful to be married. I can honestly say that Allison and Joe are one of the most wonderful couples that I've had the pleasure of filming.
I shoot with a Sony a7S, which means that what I shoot on location is only about 70% of the work. I still have to go into post and fine-tune the color to get the final, "look." I love putting together these videos to show exactly how much work it is in Post to get your film ready-- but it's so satisfying. Transforming those images from bland to beautiful is one of my favorite parts of what I do.
Every trip that I go on, I try to get at least two or three shots that I can print. This trip, I was blessed with these two gorgeous views of Mount Hood, just outside of Portland, Oregon. Both of these photos are available for purchase on Canvas, Metal or my favorite, Wood at my Etsy store, which you can find here.