Saturday, June 4, 2011

Lake Merrit Wedding Photographer :: Johanna & Ryan

During Johanna & Ryan's engagement session we used a boat. Awesome session and their wedding was no different. Lots of friends at this wedding. Felt right at home and followers of the blog will see some familiar faces from other weddings and portrait shoots I've had in the past.
Johanna & Ryan, HUGE grats on the union. Wedding was superb and I'm humbled to be asked to shoot for you. Much love guys. (chest pound to all my "Rock" homies and homettes).
Big thanks to my best bud and shooting partner Jared Alvarez for help as second shooter here. He killed it. Folks, if you're looking for a wedding photographer for your upcoming wedding....HIRE ME. If I'm booked, hire Jared. You'll love him. :)
Lots of the detailed shots below are by him. Also wanted to say thank you to Dolores for help as assistant for this one. She was there to help with lights and bags but ended up with several AWESOME shots during the wedding. I added a couple by her below.


If you look closely, you'll notice there is an Oreo in the grooms hand....also, is that a Pepsi logo on the top left?

Image by Dolores. WOW!! Perfect comp.

This image was inspired by a favorite photographer of mine. THANK YOU SERGIO!

The crew. Good lookin bunch eh?
dude....these guys.
Love this.

Epic throw.

I loled for 5 minutes after taking this. Grooms sister.

Ladies and gentlemen.....Jared Alvarez.


jeff ambrose said...

nice set sam, jared's the man.

Alzbeta said...

They are all beautiful, but the second to last one stopped me for several minutes. I absolutely love it.

Elaina Henninger said...

Beautiful! You did Amazing! :)

Stacey Kim said...

The collage of the B-Party is incredible. Can I ask, how long does that take to put together?

Big fan!!

Gayla M. Baughman said...

I love your work. I've referred many of my friends to your blog. You are just fantastic. I'm a fan!

I see many people that I know and love. We moved to Arizona from Stockton in 2009 and I sure do miss everyone. You are a gifted artist. My husband was an instructor at Christian Life College for over 15 years. We now pastor LifeChurch in Gilbert, Arizona. I will be speaking on Mother's Day. I would like your permission to use some of your pictures in my presentation. I will be sure to crop each picture as to preserve your logo. My e-mail address is

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