Archive for June, 2009

Beautiful bride…check.
GQ’d out groom…check.
Family ranch somewhere in Idaho for a venue…check.
Killer band…check.
400+ guests…check.
14 kegs…check.
Garter belt with flask (full, of course)…check.
Rainbow for backdrop…check.
Cowboy boots…check.
Yellow drunk bus for wedding party…check.
Photographer with no clue where he is, but brought his camera just in case he found the wedding…check.

Okay, I think that’s everything. Val and I go way back, well, back to our crazy college days at Washington State University (Go Cougs!!). Some of the best times in college were hangin’ with her and her girls (you know who you are). So there was no hesitation when she asked me to photograph her wedding. Unfortunately, she decided to get hitched to an Idaho Vandal (our state-line rival). Of course I’m kidding, Jesse….she couldn’t have picked a more down to earth individual who knows how to throw one hell of a country wedding!

They decided to have their wedding on the Uhlorn family ranch (Jesse’s family) in Cottonwood, Idaho, where Jesse grew up (I’ll give you a minute to look that up on Google Maps)…Find it? Great, let’s move on. Although the nerves hit when the forecast called for thunderstorms and rain for the better part of the weekend, somehow we all knew things would clear up in time for the wedding. Obviously this is a happy story, and the weather did clear up. Plus, my assistant, the man upstairs, helped out and gave us a nice rainbow to use as a backdrop.

I could keep writing about how much this wedding meant to me, but I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking…

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This was the most intense makeup session I’ve ever witnessed…
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A garter belt made special for Wazzu grads…
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Idaho Wedding Photographer

Uh, somebody help the man with his tie…
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The flower girl getting her hair curled…
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This was taken from inside the car on the ride over to meet up with the groom. See that little spec at the top of the train trestle? That’s Jesse, waiting for his bride. They wanted to meet for the first time a few stories above the ground on a trestle that hasn’t been used in decades. How cool is that?!
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Idaho Wedding Photographer

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Classic…
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Idaho Wedding Photographer

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Idaho Wedding Photographer

Look at this next photo and guess what my favorite movie is…yup, Field of Dreams…
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Idaho Wedding Photographer

Here’s the Val I know…
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They look as lost as I was…
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Idaho Wedding Photographer

**Please note, this rainbow is copyright Garrett Davis Photography and may only be used in awesome photographs produced by Garrett Davis. Violation of this copyright will result in nasty emails and phone calls from Garrett Davis Photography. Also note that the rainbow is REAL, and not produced by my amazing Photoshop skills…enjoy :)
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This is cool, Val was driven to the aisle by her father in this beautiful old truck…
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Love the boots…
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Idaho Wedding Photographer

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Idaho Wedding Photographer

Time for the wedding party to hop on the school bus and take a drinking tour of Cottonwood…
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Idaho Wedding Photographer

Signing the certificate on the beer cooler in the drunk bus…love country weddings :)
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Cottonwood restrooms. Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go…
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Idaho Wedding Photographer

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Harry, you are awesome…
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Hey, is that…? No, couldn’t be, not out here in the middle of nowhere. Oh man, it is! It’s the paparazzi again! There’s just no privacy when you’re as famous as I am…
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Everyone wants to dance with the bride. Easy buddy, she’s taken…
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It’s the Kingpins!
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Hula hoops!
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Hey, look what Jesse found! There’s only one thing to do…
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Ready? One…two…three…
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CHUG!!
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Passion is in the air…
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More Hula!
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Hey, who’s that good-lookin’ young man? And where’s his camera?
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I had an amazing time you guys!!

Lifehouse Rocks Phoenix

June 17, 2009

So most of you probably wonder what I do on a weekend I don’t have a wedding to photograph. Okay, maybe not, but I’m gonna tell you anyway! As a wedding photojournalist who documents special moments in people’s lives, it’s important to keep my skills at a level higher than my own expectations. So even when I’m not following a bride and groom around all day you better believe I’ll be using my camera to document something interesting.

So this past weekend when the awesome group of guys from Lifehouse asked me to come with them to Phoenix and document their concert, I jumped at the opportunity. They played a great set after the Diamondbacks vs. Astros baseball game at Chase Field and I was there from the moment they stepped out of their hotel to the last autograph leaving the stadium. It was quite an experience, and change of pace, documenting a day in the life of rock stars.

Here are the fellas, from left to right: Ben Carey, Rick Woolstenhulme, Jason Wade, and Bryce Soderberg….

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Phoenix Wedding Photographer

On the way to the stadium….
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Sound check in the tunnel….
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Diamondbacks catcher Ivan Rodriguez checks out the action when he arrives for the game….
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They even got their own uniforms!
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I’m betting they’re more talented with guitars in their hands, not bats….
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Hanging out in the dressing room just before heading to the field….
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One of my favorites, Jason warms up for the show….
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Of course, being a huge baseball fan, I couldn’t be at the game and not photograph a bit of the action!
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Heading to the field….
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Another favorite….
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Phoenix Wedding Photographer

Phoenix Wedding Photographer

I really can’t say this enough, I have the COOLEST couples in the world!! Yvonne and Ron were definitely no exception. I headed to Venice Beach to photograph the couple and had some of my favorite images within minutes of our session. They were pros! Of course, it’s very easy to photograph a couple that is so in love with each other like Yvonne and Ron are.

We started out at the beach for some fun photos and I was so into it that I was almost run over by a beach cop! I just couldn’t take my camera off these guys, can you blame me?

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Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

After the beach we walked over to the canals of Venice….who knew, right? Having once lived in Italy and visited the real Venice, I just had to check out how the California version stacked up. Well, it was very beautiful and pretty close to the original, just without the gondolas and foul smell! We ended up with some great photos while wondering around there….
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Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

There’s even a little wildlife out there! You would never know you’re just west of downtown Los Angeles….
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Venice Beach Wedding Photography

After the canals it was off to beautiful Chace Park in Marina Del Rey….
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Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

I wouldn’t touch the hair if I were you!
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Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Venice Beach Wedding Photography

Looking forward to your Manhattan Beach wedding in August guys!!

Reese is Born!!

June 7, 2009

Congrats to Theresa and Brent! Reese was born on Saturday in Pomona and I couldn’t wait to photograph her, so a few friends and I made a trip out to the hospital to see the new addition to their family. For those of you who don’t know Brent, he has been my right hand man in helping me with the remodel on my studio. If it wasn’t for all his hard work and expertise, that place would still be in shambles. So, being the nice guy that I am, I gave him a few days off from the studio to be there for his new daughter :)

Welcome to the world Reese!

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Taylor holds her new baby sister….
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Proud grandparents….
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Inland Empire Wedding Photography