Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Laura & Eric Rock the Dress!


Laura and Eric are two of our dearest friends, and we were so thrilled to hear that they were interested in doing a fun shoot downtown in her wedding dress! We shot their wedding 3 years ago at Marina Village in San Diego and had a great time...the dance floor was packed, the buffet from El Indio was rockin' and everyone was having a blast! We started their Mr. and Mrs. Session at the Omni Hotel in Downtown San Diego.




While we call these shoots "Mr. and Mrs. Sessions", they are based on the concept of "Trash the Dress": dress up in your wedding regalia and play around in an unexpected location. There are varying degrees of Trash the Dress... beaches and fountains are sometimes involved, but that's entirely up to the couple. Although we have been known to triple-dog-dare before ;-) More than anything else, it's a great opportunity to rekindle that feeling from your wedding day...and the bride gets to wear that beautiful dress again! :) These shoots really give us lots of time and opportunity to get creative!




We HAD to come back to the Omni and play around on their escalators. They are bathed in warm, glowing light from the gigantic windows to the side. It was tricky to find moments where the four of us could be alone here since the USA Sevens Rugby matches were going on all day; the Omni boasts a path directly to PetCo Park! We got some awesome looks and comments from the fans! :)



These two are so relaxed in front of the camera and are always up for playing, which we love! We really wanted to represent their personalities and great relationship. Eric's quite the rockstar guitarist (and he even sings too!) and Laura is a fan of vintage clothes. How sweet are those shoes and jacket? She looks like straight out of the 40's! Very opportune that an ancient freight train ended up at the trolley station for a few minutes during the last part of our shoot. Fits right in with the vintage feel... And we watched as Eric went into another world as soon as he picked up his guitar and started playing. That's what we call passion!


What an awesome way to celebrate Valentine's Day! Betsy and I had a lovely time hanging out with our old friends. We are so happy that we could share these moments with Laura and Eric on Valentine's Day! We look forward to seeing you guys again soon!

10 comments:

Melissa McClure Photography said...

Beautiful! I love the ones on the escalator and the one directly below those :)

Erin said...

woohoo! love the birdcage!! awesome shoot guys! these two are fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Wow. . .you guys always blow us away and make us look fabulous! Your creativity is amazing!! Thanks for making Valentines '09 a day to remember.
Love, Eric and Laura

melissa said...

I lOVE this session! It's the epitome of Valentine's Day! What an awesome location a photogenic couple! :)

Cathy said...

What a great shoot! Looks like you all had a lot of fun. :)

ohana photographers-david and kimi said...

oooo love the shot of them going up the escalator!! love.it! you rocked it guys!!

Becky said...

Your photos have so much life in them! I love your how you use your backgrounds. Awesome shoot!

Hickok Photography said...

I am totally stealing the elevator idea! I LOVE IT. You tow are so talented!

Hickok Photography said...

I obviously mean you TWO are talented. So glad I am on the east coast and don't have to compete with you on a day to day basis!!

Sylvia Borgo said...

Ahhh! I had to shriek, sorry! These are Uh-Mazing!