Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Luma & Jim :: Napa Wedding

There was a special bit of magic about this wedding that I've yet to see in any other weddings I've shot up till now. If I could point to anything other then how awesome the couple is already, I'd have to say it was the rain that showed up all throughout the day. Rain is supposed to be a damper right. I think it MADE this wedding. I can't explain it. I even mentioned to Luma early in the day that her wedding images would be like non I'd ever taken before. Here's what we had: Napa wine country. Plum Jack Resorts - Carneros Inn. Umbrellas annnnnnnd rain. I LOVED this wedding.

Luma and Jim are surrounded by wonderful people. Most everyone there traveled from our neighboring country Canada. Toronto if I remember correctly. Just really great folks. Both sets of parent gave memorable, tear filled toasts. Luma, you looked beautiful. I have a favorite dress of all my brides, (I know, I'm not supposed to pick favorites, forgive me) this year. It was yours. So elegant and simple. So Luma. :) Your grandmothers brooche just so much more. Jim my friend, you are hilarious. As this wedding had many first, one of those firsts included a groom in a bath robe on the dance floor. You brought the awesome sir.

Have to give a BIG shout out to my good buddy Scott of Scott Andrew Studio for coming out as second shooter on this one. Scott and I go waaaaaaay back. Get this, we shot our first wedding together. OMG it was awesome. We had no idea what we were doing and having a blast doing it. We've come a long ways my friend. Thanks for the help, you did so well. Also wanna say thank you to Kate Conneen for doing such a great job as coordinator. In Luma's own words, all of what took place for their wedding was because of you.

Enjoy the photo's everyone. Feel free to leave a comment if you'd like. Happy Wednesday.

~Sam

Luma's sister :)
This ham got a lot of my camera time. Any guesses why. This dudes gonna be a heartbreaker.
Both moms, both crying as they see Luma in her dress...awwwww.

too much, tooooo much goodness here.

This was NOT a posed shot. We literally walked to the ceremony location from the bungalow. It was about a block away and I got soaked, (no umbrella). All for good reason however. I envisioned this shot driving to Napa and I got it. Yay!

You wish your clients were this cool.... ;)
Animated gif of awesome. This is them doing 007.





Luma, you look STUNNING here. Belongs in every bridal mag IMO. Dead serious.

Possibly my favorite in this set. Luma and Jim at the alter


King and Queen..




Carneros Inn is awesome......wow.

7 comments:

lindsay michele said...

These pictures should be in a bridal magazine. I liked so many of them I lost count... the umbrella, the rings, the flowers, the blur at the alter... awesome.

Kate said...

Sam, these pictures are stunning. Beyond any expectations. Jim and Luma will LOVE them!

Brian Gross : Photographer said...

Beautiful. No other words I can think of that would say any more.

Joe said...

The Carneros Inn is beautiful! its expensive there too, they reserve a seat at the French Laundry for their guest.

Anonymous said...

sam, Sam, SAM!!!!

The shot of Jim lying in Luma's lap!!! OMW!!!!!! I might need to buy one of their pics to hang on MY wall! You make that camera SING Bro.

Karry Espinoza

Nick said...

Beautiful Bride! Nice Colors! Makes it awesome pictures! Me Likes! =)

Matt said...

You're awesome, not the venue!

I'm totally jealous, I wish I had your skills.

 
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