From the couple
“WOW. Rogan and I are both speechless. We could not be happier with the photos. You have perfectly captured us, our families, and our beautiful day. 🙂
We thought for a long time about how we wanted to look back on our day and looking at these images, it literally takes us back to that moment. And they’re so artsy :). We are so thankful for you and your talent. <3 <3
Thank you SO much. Rogan & Alex”.
Art Gallery Wedding
Please can all my weddings involve two grooms, a dog, a cat, an art gallery, a breakdancing ring bearer and comedic seagulls? Thank you.
Alex and Rogan had the most stylish intimate wedding, in an art gallery. Yes. An art gallery. They were married by their best friend under a canoe installation, whilst the sun set over the Pacific behind them. Rogan’s brother Trace was ring bearer, and as it turns out, an incredible breakdancer. Now, in 1984 I was in a breakin’ crew with my brother. Breakdancing has been part of my life for decades, and as Trace hit the dancefloor so did my jaw. He had MOVES.
The Museum of Contemporary Art
My grooms got ready together, under the watchful eye of Olive the cat and Poppy the dog. Some champagne later, I drove us to the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. We had a little time to walk through the exhibits, and I had my eye on a couple of locations in particular.
Robert Irwin’s installation. Wow. We turned the corner and it took my breath away. Part of “1° 2° 3° 4°”, Irwin cut three rectangles in the gallery’s tinted windows to create actual openings. They not only frame details of the view, but they play tricks on the eye. The 1975 debut album cover immediately flashed in my brain, and I framed the header image you see above with that in mind.
A stylish wedding
After the romantic ceremony we spent some time on the cliffs as the sun went down. I love doing portraits out in the open – so many passersby stopped to congratulate my couple! On our return we were able to catch a little of the mariachi band – a surprise for the guests.
The reception was in another gallery of sorts. Herb and Wood has a small private room, which also happens to be an art gallery. So stylish, beautifully lit and intimate. The perfect setting. We were all taken with the paintings – keep your eyes peeled for some serious posing.
Speaking of eyes peeled – I appear in this blog post. This is why I always like to shoot film. I look 20 years younger.
Film Wedding Photos
As always, I’m so grateful to my couples for trusting in the ‘non wedding, wedding photographer’ process. Part of that magic is capturing the day on analogue film, for a bit of instant nostalgia and a bit of anarchy. I used a variety of 35mm and medium format cameras, and Uncle Alan’s Polaroid Land Camera.
London Wedding Photographer
From 2023 I’m opening my books for London. Yes folks, I’m coming home! If you’re not into traditional wedding photos, and you’re getting married in London, the UK, Europe, and beyond, I’d love to talk to you.
You can find out more HERE