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Patrick Mahon // Allegheny

I’ve worked with several musicians that I know personally. Most are friends who I’ve grown to love their music, not only because I like their genre but theirs a personal connection that adds to listening to their work. Every time I get to be involved with the pre-releasing of an album their something special that happens. I get to see the behind the scenes of the making of the album and experience the thought process of a musician before the physical music is made. It’s a very special time and I cherish it.

I worked with Patrick Mahon on a short video that he’s using for his kickstarter campaign. He’s making a 6 song EP titled Allegheny, he’s super talented! Support him by funding his kickstarte and make this EP a reality.

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San Francisco + Yosemite

I’ve been lucky enough to travel to California for work. During my time out there I like to take a couple days to travel to new places.

After shooting Julia + Char’s wedding in Santa Barbara, Hannah and I went up to San Francisco for a few days and then to Yosemite before heading back to the East Coast.

I went to Alcatraz for the first time, totally recommend it. Yosemite was a blast too, I need to get back there soon.

Here’s some frames from my travels:

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Beth + Joe // Bristol, VA

I drove down to Northern Virginia right before this past Christmas to photograph the wedding of two friends of mine. Beth and Joe met in college and have both settled down outside of DC.

I was expecting a very cold frigid day, but we definitely lucked out! The temperature was as warm as it could be for mid-December. We took bridal photos at a old battle field in the area, and we got some great light. Take a look at the photos below, I couldn’t stop talking about how great the light was. As the sun was setting a burst a cold air came, even though you can’t really tell in the photos.

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The night was capped-off with some Irish dancing, you don’t see that every wedding!

Mallory + Adam // Greenbury Point

Mal + Adam are friends from college. They came down to Annapolis for the weekend and we went to Greenbury Point for their engagement session. The forcast project an overcast with rain, but that didn’t stop up from going out and taking some photos. As it got a little later the clouds parted and it cleared up! We were getting towards the end of our shoot when the sun really came out and we got some great shots underneath an old electric tower.

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Julia + Char // Santa Barbara, CA

Here’s a back to back post for Julia + Char. After knowing these two for quit sometime and getting to shoot their engagement session, I was more then ready to have the honor to photograph their wedding! Not only that but in one of the prettiest places in December, Santa Barbara California!

The ceremony and reception were held at El Mirador Estate. This place is a photographers dream. With a backdrop as incredible as this one, it was hard to take a bad photo.

With Julia and Char both being wedding photographers, they had the day planned out so smoothly. Julia and the ladies got ready not too far away from the estate while Char and the guys got ready at his families house. They had their first look a couple hours before the ceremony to give plenty of time for photos of them, their bridal party and family.

The large trees and plants that cover the estate gave just the right amount of day light.

The day was not complete without some Chick-fil-A at the reception. This is a day I will never forget!

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