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Archive for May, 2013

Wendy + Eric | Kauai Wedding

One winter morning I skyped with a couple in Shanghai who had just returned from a night club. It was ten in the morning California time. This was how I met Wendy and Eric. We recently spent four unforgettable days on the island of Kauai together. It rained a lot and rained hard on their wedding day. But they’re so fun and easy going that it didn’t matter, and if you’re familiar with Hanalai, Princeville and the north shore of Kauai, you know that rain is a big part of this beautiful and adventurous place. Their wedding ceremony was in the Na Aina Kai Botanical Garden and their reception was at the The Westin in Princeville. The wedding planner was Iben Dwight of Weddings Hawaii. Photography by Brett Butterstein and Mallory Olenius.


Jillian + Jeremy | San Diego Engagement

Jillian used to baby sit my two sons Bailey and Taylor. Now she is planning a new life with her fiancée, Jeremy. They surprised me with a car full of props and an ipad gallery of ideas. We met at the Sulk Institute in La Jolla, went for a hike at Black’s Beach and spent the rest of the evening basking in killer light, at a Lagoon in Carlsbad ten minutes from my house. Photographs by Brett Butterstein.


Lisa + Lewis | La Jolla wedding

This Spring I got to meet two kind people, witness their seaside wedding at Scripps Seaside Forum near my house and work with my friend and colleague Huy Nyguyen. Huy and I have taught numerous workshops together but I don’t think I had ever even see him hold a camera before this day. Despite only shooting part of Lisa and Lewis’ wedding day, I still wanted to share some of my favorite photos, including one of Huy and me (photo by Kristina Cazares Neri).

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