Sweet Salvage Rentals // Third Edition

A few months back, an event was held at Hotel Irvine to showcase the wares and beauties of a slew of different vendors who specialize in the wedding industry. Sweet Salvage Rentals had a few vignettes set up that I photographed specifically. Sunday mornings should always involve taking photos of pretty things at my leisure.

A funny and slightly unsettling moment was when the wind caught the window frame sitting behind the bloody mary carafes and down went the deadly, staining concoction all over the cow skin rug. Of course, my first thought was "ooooooh noooooooo! perfectly good alcohol ruined by our balmy, southern california breezes!" At least I'm honest with myself.

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Cheers,

Nat

Sweet Salvage Rentals // Second Edition

This shoot was actually the first of the bunch for Sweet Salvage Rentals. We drove way out to Black Star Canyon where at certain moments, you forget you're in Southern California. Quite the opposite of the beach vignette. Endless, rolling hills and green, lush meadows aren't exactly common in these here parts so it was a bit of a treat to see the light streaming through the trees and feel a bit out of the ordinary of my day-to-day life. And let's all just be honest and say that we would love nothing more than to picnic like royalty in a meadow and nosh on some tasty treats while sipping mimosas as the grass cools our bare feet.

Yes, I'm a poet and I don't even know it.

Cheers,

Nat

Sweet Salvage Rentals // First Edition

Had the pleasure of shooting some product vignettes for the lovely Marnie over at Sweet Salvage Rentals. Though she's only been around for a short time, her warehouse is chock-full of goodies like you wouldn't believe! It produces the "kid in the candy store" affect for those of us with the one-of-a-kind furniture sweet tooth. 

For this particular shoot, we went down to the cove just below the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. Like most days in Southern California, it was sunny and warm and the light was perfect. These are the days you almost forget that you're working. And if you complain, you're pretty much a brat.

Stay tuned for more pretties to come!

Cheers,

Nat

Chris+Kirk // Engagement

Since it's supposedly the day of love and there's a lot of people loving each other and love is abounding and love, love, love, I thought I'd do a little post on one of my lady loves. She befriended me when I was the new kid way back in the days of elementary school. It's been two decades and despite our glaringly obvious differences, we somehow managed to remain friends. Best friends, in fact. BFFs til' kingdom come. Now she's being whisked away into marriage and I had the pleasure of photographing her engagement. I have not cried… not just yet...

Cheers,

Natalie

Seb+Chels

This was an interesting wedding to shoot. Long story short, I came in last minute as a second shooter to a photographer who I had never even met. Not exactly ideal but I love this family and had to step in. Of course, I was in charge of the guys. And their guns. Guys+guns = severe lack of focus. They turned into little boys playing with their toys. More than amusing.

The gorgeous piece of property where the wedding was held actually belonged to the groom's parents and it was located in the mountains of Frazier Park, north of Los Angeles. A little birdie told me that Sons of Anarchy (a television show I have yet to have the pleasure of watching) filmed on the property. Apparently, it's quite the place to be.

Cheers,

Nat

California-Chic Styled Winter Wedding

Oh there I go again, late to the game as usual. Forgetting that I have a blog. But honestly, it was the holidays. With so much eating and celebrating and procrastinating.

Back in early fall, I took part in organizing a styled wedding shoot. It pretty much exceeded my expectations. Could be that I worked with an extraordinarily talented group of people. Yup... that's probably it...

And with that, let's keep Christmas alive forever. Or at least until St. Patrick's Day.

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Vendors

Location: Noguchi Garden / Mastro’s Steakhouse in Costa Mesa, CA 

Rentals: Baker Party Rentals

Photography:  Von Butz & Co. Photography 

                         Johnson & Thomas Photography

Photo Editing: Johnson & Thomas Photography

Flowers:  Paul Fenner Floral Design

Dessert: Twinfully Sweet

Paper Goods: Where’s the Party

Hair (both Bride & Groom): Hair by Cherise

Makeup: allison escalante _MAKEUP

Styling + Coordination: Michael & Michelle of Baker Party Rentals

                                         Natalie of Von Butz & Co. Photography         

                                         Paul of Paul Fenner Floral Design

Models: Daisha Escamilla

               Michael MacGregor

 

Cheers,

Nat