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8:00 am

So there is a back story for this shoot.  I decided to take a weekend off to mt bike an incredible trail in Bryce canyon UT, but couldn’t  say no to a shoot when Heather from SLC said she’d drive down to meet me in Saint George on my way home.   I’ll be honest, after a 2 days of mt biking bliss and camping, i was completely drained.   Heather and Bryce had this crazy idea of getting shots during the moon set and sunrise at 6:00 AM.  I had NO good ideas on where to meet them.  Google maps was failing me, hotel internet wasn’t working and no local photogs would answer their phones – I had to get some sleep.  After a short phone call with Bryce we decided to meet up half way to Zion where there was a river in hopes of something green (Heather likes living nature, not so much st George :).  By 1 AM i passed out , certain that I would have the wost shoot all year and no real idea of where we would shoot.  I even told my my buddy Kael that I usually just get lucky and it all works out, but not this time.  I wanted to call the whole thing off.  We woke up at 4:30 am and hit the road.  About 40 minutes into our drive he spotted a lookout sign and we knew we had hit something with potential.   Yes, from down the long dirt road we could see the moon set,  and there were fields.  It was perfect… except for the 20 MPH gusts of wind and 50 degree temperature.  With 15 minutes till moon set, there was no turning back now….   Cross your fingers, hope the client is cool and make some magic!

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The road to the lookout – and my stick of cheese breakfast.

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“Nice to meet you guys!  Are you sure you want to sacrifice your awesomely perfect hair? ”    They met on a rock climbing date – she wasn’t a rock climber, but now she is.  They were just oozing love for each other.

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Heather could only face one direction… into the wind.  Man that hair looks cool,  “Are you sure these are looking OK?”  She asked?  Maybe Brycen can hold your hair?  We’d shoot for 5 minutes and then let them warm up in the car…   Seriously you have to be a little tough to shoot with burnt exposure.  These two were up for anything.  I love that.

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AHHHH the sunrise was simply Glorious!  I’ll spare you the 100 shots we took in that warm morning splendor.

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It was time to get out of the wind – let’s go to the river – SUCH a beautiful Sunrise – so worth the pain and stress just to witness the grande feeling of this location.

And yes that is a bandana I’m wearing.

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Kael (you may know from the popular indie band Faded Paper Figures – http://www.fadedpaperfigures.com which conveniently happens to be one of my favorite bands) did an awesome job bouncing light, shot ideas and moral support.  Couldn’t have done this without him.

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Took some video footage of this that may end up in FPF’s next music video…

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Couldn’t ask for a better looking couple! – Love those eyes!

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I love how Brycen decided to hold the flowers…  he’s a real deal man.  Thanks for putting up with my ridiculous poses.

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My favorite image of the morning i think.

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What a FUN shoot you guys!  Thank you so much for getting me up at the butt crack of dawn to make such a great memory.

6:32 am

We took a chance on Chino Hills hoping to find some cool water features with the damn…  well no water, so we just drove around and trespassed into some cool places.  Taylor was down for anything and Chase just likes to break the law so it was a perfect combination.  Taylor and Chase have been friends since Sunday school and finally became high school sweethearts.  They have known each other for sooo long I feel like a newley-wed compared to them!   We had a blast together… can’t wait for the wedding in August!   PS… people wonder if I get any “classic” shots and the answer is of course i do, but I wanted to save some good images for them to use as invitations.

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We struggled with the heel click…  good attempt though.

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Sorry Chase…  This is so cheesy I had to post it! (completely against his will)

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5:10 am

Green fields call, you have to answer. And boy was I lucky to have these two.

Riely and Alex are that adorable couple that fell in love after only a handful of dates.  It’s not very often people fall in love so easily!  The shoot was ideal. A perfect sunset and they had an awesome prop, which I broke after trying to get it in the ground!!! Don’t worry, I’ll use my incredible manliness to fix it in my woodshop (yes, my wife is laughing in the background). Sorry guys!

Take a look at Alex’s version of their love story below. Then check out how amazing they look together in this e-sesh sneak peek.

“I remember seeing Riely walk into church that day and feeling as if the wind was knocked out of me. I immediately thought to myself, “Wow… I have to get her number!!”. We caught each others eye a few times during church and so I thought the interest was definitely mutual. Once church was over, I convinced my sister to get Riely‘s number from Riely‘s sister when suddenly Riely came walking past me.  I coolly tried to say “hi”, but  only managed to clumsily thank her for, “coming to church today!”. Riely kept composure and shot me a look and walked away. Once I got Riely‘s number, I was told that Riely wasn’t interested in dating anyone, so I calmly acted like I just wanted to be friends. I waited a few hours to contact her to build the suspense while Riely secretly waited for me to call. I finally did and after a few late late nights of talking, a couple great dates and the most amazing first kiss, we were in love.”

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7:29 am

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4:49 am

Insta-friends!  What a cool couple…  showed up on skateboards and a truck bed full of their clothes!

They originally wanted to jump off the Capistrano pier for the shoot until they read about the $5000 penalty for getting caught.  Maybe after Law School…

We wanted some fun colors, and with the wedding colors are pink and teal we really lucked out with the airstream trailer!

Tycen shared the story of how they met so read on to get the full scoop.

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“I was at a party with my best friend and his girlfriend when I saw this amazing girl walking around like she was all bad, sagging her styling jeans and looking tuff and when she looked at me and smiled my knees buckled and I managed to say something intelligible, I never thought 100 lbs could hit so hard! After a 10 minute conversation I was stoked and needed this girls number but when she walked out of the house with her bike in hand I panicked and just sat there watching “The One” get away. For the rest of the night I kicked myself and badgered my friends girlfriend for the scoop on this smoking hottie and finally convinced someone to give me her number.”

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“Our first date was all about redemption for not getting her # so I made a sweet playlist, hopped in my old 69′ Bronco and picked her up from work on a nice summer night and took her to the most romantic indoor shooting range Redwood Road has to offer. We shot guns, went to the gas station for some life waters and dropped her back off at work. Little did I know it would take about 3 months of this short and sweet non-committal dating to finally realize how cool I am. Not to mention the occasional slams where she told me she didn’t want anything to do with me aside from being friends, luckily I knew for a fact that she was way off and indeed madly in love with me, she just didn’t know it yet.”IMG_8126IMG_8165IMG_8182

“After lots of bike riding adventures and a river trip she started to warm up to me but then ran off to California for law school. This is when I put a ring on her finger and she agreed to be my girlfriend. So then I found a job in California too but they wanted to send me to Haiti for a year first. That was a tough year for us but I made it out alive and we still liked each other even after a year of skype-dating with horrible internet connection. So when I got for home, we took a trip to New York for New Year’s Eve and the Spiderman Play (she thinks spiderman is cool). And 2 dozen roses and 6,000 rose petals later…she said yes.”   –Tycen

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