Eric & Tracey – Lake Valhalla Club Wedding

The first time I actually met Eric & Tracey in person was on their wedding day.  This is fairly unusual for me, but they live in California, and that is just a little too far to get together for coffee.  In a situation like that, you never know exactly what to expect, so it can be a little unnerving.  Turns out Eric & Tracey are crazy awesome, laid back, and a ton of fun, exactly the kind of people I love photographing.  Their wedding was a perfect reflection of who they are as people, and as is generally the case with the weddings I shoot, their reception was also a blast.  It was one hell of away to finish out 2013.

Enjoy.

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Loving the first dance frames so much!

Really good set, beautiful wedding!

dude, your night portraits are RIDICULOUS.

Those last few shots by the fire pit? Ugh… SOOOO good.

Sooo may good ones here this set, Dennis!! But the hairspray shot and the one close below that with the two girls looking out the window? Man, I wish I took those! Beautiful work, my friend!

The getting ready photos = wow! I also really love the evening shots on the pier. Beautiful wedding!

I don’t think I have ever said this before : I LOVE your groomsmen images. They are wonderful!!

Beautiful job Dennis. Seriously, the ones by the fire are epic.

LOVE your awesome lighting style on the dance floor, Dennis. TOP SHELF.

Great set, really like the tones on your black and whites.

I love the shots of them around the fire :)

TJ & Melissa – The Rockleigh

Still trying to get the last few weddings from 2013 up on the blog before the 2014 season starts.  You may have seen a few of these photos on my best of 2013 blog post, reason being, it was crazy awesome wedding.  Just straight up fun all day.  TJ, & Melissa set out to throw a kick ass party and have a blast with their friends and family, they 100% succeeded .

Enjoy!

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That black and white portrait of the bride from the back and also those water fountain photos. Yessss!

So awesome and he reception looks like such a great party! I was already thinking “Dennis does nighttime portraits better than anybody” and then I got to the bridge and fountain photo and it was like you topped yourself!

I wish I was at that party! You captured everything so well :)

brett

loads of great work right here! dancing shots are epic!

Top notch work covering what looked like an amazing wedding!

The dancing photos are off the hook. So good! So many amazing photos of everyone dancing.

Love the bridal portrait in front of the fountain, and the images of the first dance are stunning! It looks like you captured an amazing wedding.

Awesome work Dennis. I love all the party shots, but I think my fave is the silhouette of the bride and mum in the window. Loved it.

LOVE the black and white portraits of the bride and groom!! Such a fantastic job!

Rockin’ as usual. The backlit photo with the fountain is AMAZING.

So many lovely images. Great work!

Best of 2013 – The Weddings

So here it is.  My favorite wedding photos from all of 2013.  This was my favorite blog post to put together, when I was going through everything I got to relive so many cool moments and fun days.  This was also the hardest for me to put together, in the interest of space and people’s time, there were A LOT of photos I had to leave out, and I’m not lying when I say it hurts to do that sometimes.  Now it’s time for some thank you’s.  First and foremost to my amazing wife Megan , also a big thank you to everyone who 2nd shot for me this year – Zack Delaune, Lindsay Taryn, Chris Bartow, Charley Sweet, and Julianne Markow.  Also thanks to my trusty assistant Garret Torres.

And I can’t finish this without saying a huge thank you to all my clients for being completely awesome,  having insanely fun weddings, and trusting my sometimes weird ideas. It means a lot to me.

Enjoy!

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Crazy good, Dennis. Its so awesome seeing all of your best work in one place, because it really is all so beautiful. You’ve got a great 2014, and 2015, and 2016, and so on ahead of you for sure. I can’t wait to see what you do next!

Best of 2013 – Personal Photos

I don’t post a whole lot of personal work on my blog, I generally try to keep it focused on wedding photography.  But since 2013 has drawn to a close, I thought it would be fun to post some of my favorite personal photos from the year.  They may not all be works of art or technically amazing, but they are my favorites.  Some documentation of my friends and family, some fun travel stuff, and photos from around my hometown area.  I also thought it would be fun to throw in some behind the scene photos from weddings.  Also a few light test photos, cause I just find them funny. Some guest photo credit has to go out too, cause I’m in a few of these, so those were either taken by my wife Meg, Zack Delaune, Garret Torres, or Chris Bartow.  Stay tuned for a best of wedding post coming soon.  Enjoy!

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Karla

These are all spectacular!!! So many gorgeous shots of Meg, and a couple awesome moments with Owen too! Thanks for sharing!! 2013 doesn’t look so bad through your lens!

I love the zombie Owen shot, seeing the shots of your parents with their grandson was awesome.

Renee L Stowell

I enjoy when you post personals. Your nephew of course is adorable, your mom looks exactly the same as I remember, and crochet too:) happiest of 2014 to you Dennis, can’t wait to see more of your photos in the year to come!

Linnea

My goodness, that small blonde boy is adorable! Also, the photo of Owen in the mustache was my favorite photo ever for a good 90 seconds until I scrolled down and saw zombie Owen, now that’s my new favorite!

Danyel & Dave – Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

I’ve been looking forward to putting this wedding on my blog for a while now.  Danyel was a bridesmaid at Matt & Kate’s wedding, so I knew way ahead of time that this wedding was going to be amazing.  Danyel & Dave did not disappoint, from the location to the reception it was an exercise in what weddings should be.  Also, a big thank you to my Julianne Markow to coming along and 2nd shooting with me that day.  Enjoy.

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Laurie and Dave

Super outstanding work! We have you booked for 11/9 and are surely confident we’ve got the right photographer!

Amazing work. I really like your black and white frames!

Epic wedding! loved the portraits of the bride and couple!

Brilliant Dennis. Awesome as always.

Super work, Dennis! You have some seriously good portraits in there, dude. Kudos!

You’re killing it Dennis! Love your style here.

Fun dance frames!!

Great work Dennis! The light during the ceremony is epic!

Those portraits of the bride and groom are epic!

dude! you’ve got such an awesome style. the first picture in the solarium is legit!!

Gorgeous Wedding Photography – fabulous moments captured and great portraiture!

You killed it! Those night portraits were epic. Also love the mix of traditional and artistic shots. They were lucky to have you :)

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