Ashley + Dara

I’m a horrible writer but I love to tell stories.

It’s part of the reason why I picked up a camera to begin with. Even if I were a good writer, grand in my prose, fluid in my description…you see what I mean? Total crap. What I’m getting at is that words fail to describe this day.

I really like how in an email after the wedding Ashely referred to the wedding day as “Their August 1st”.  It was theirs. Each of them very present with two families standing by them in full support.

I’ve included a song, I normally don’t do this. I somehow had this song playing in my head while I was editing this wedding. I actually saw Gregory Alan Isakov in concert in San Fransisco and on the street. As Anna I were walking to the venue I stumbled upon Gregory and his band playing an acoustic set on a stoop of an old building. To be honest the stoop performance was way better. It just was. It seemed more authentic, inviting and personal. Which summarizes this August 1st.

This wedding day didn’t really seem to have to try to be great. It just was. It was not obsessed with style. It was just stylish. The twenty mile house makes Etsy look like a pawn shop.

Maybe I’m blowing it out of proportion. Perhaps I was skewed. For me this location was personal for me. Months earlier Anna I had gone camping in the area and one of us left with a diamond ring on their finger.

So maybe photos don’t always document the way they happen, they often document the way you remembered it.

This is how I remembered it.


This wedding took place at the Twenty Mile House.

September 11, 2013 - 12:19 am

Andressa - My fiancé and I are going to visit this venue and I am 98% sure we will book it. I have literally stalked this venue looking at photos from every wedding ever had there and I have to say your photos are truly the most beautiful! I absolutely love how you captured their spirit and the story of their wedding. Absolutely stunning. I will most definitely keep you in mind when we book the venue! You are a true photographer. Keep up the excellent work!

November 9, 2012 - 2:31 am

e&b photography - These are amazing! Such a beautiful setting and you captured it perfectly. Nicely done.


September 29, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Marcia Benham - Many words of praise describe your photography skills as charming, sentimental, keen observation, delightful, nostalgic and technical magic for recalling a day we will treasure. Yet, not quite enough good words to say thank you for a stunning capture of Ashley and Daras wedding day.

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