At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I don't care about weddings. Really, I couldn’t give two fucks about them. It’s photography that I’m interested in, and people, and people that appreciate photography.
So the enquiry - Hi, do you shoot weddings in America? - without doubt, put a huge smile on my face. If people are willing to fly me to America then clearly I'm doing something right. It also makes me realise that I’m not mad, and this road less travelled was the right road to take. Then I discover that wedding was for quite a well known couple, Steven Yeun & Joana Pak. Steven, who plays the character Glen Rhee in The Walking Dead, and Joana, a photographer in LA.
No pressure there, then.
Usually when I go somewhere I haven't been before, Helen & I will make a trip of it and spend a week or so kicking around and exploring, but with this being California we embarked on a 2 week road trip - From San Franciso, down the coast through Big Sur to Los Angeles for the wedding, and then onto San Diego before flying home. All of which was fabulous.
The wedding was in LA, with Joana and bridesmaids getting ready at the Ace Hotel, DTLA and then on to the ceremony and reception at the Paramour Estate.
Luckily - and with huge thanks to Steven & Joana for agreeing - I can show you a few of the photographs from the wedding.