Antoinette & Clint’s Vermont farm wedding


Way back in 2002, when my now-wife Amber and I moved to California, I drove a U-Haul cross-country from Ohio while Amber stayed behind and finished up her job. It was chock full of our belongings and dragging my car behind it, and the trip would’ve been a solo mission if my friend Clint didn’t step up and come with me.

Fast forward fourteen years and I’m hopping out of a back seat of a car well after midnight in the middle of rural Vermont after a very long day of delayed flights and a pair of double IPAs (thanks, Kyle and Pam!) and Clint and I embrace like no time had passed at all. We had only seen each other once since that cross-country trip. Now I was there to document his marriage to Antoinette.
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Karolina & Ashley’s Wind and Sea Big Sur wedding

Karolina & Ashley's Wind and Sea Big Sur wedding

When I first talked to Karolina and Ashley, they told me they wanted a photo from their wedding that captured them surrounded by the grandness of Big Sur. Something epic they could blow up big and hang on their wall.

No problem, I figured. They were getting married at Wind and Sea, a private home perched on a Pacific cliff, the majesty of the Big Sur coast spread out before it. In my mind I envisioned something with cliffs and ocean and the sunset.

But I quietly hoped for a clear night with no moon and a visible Milky Way, so I could do a shot exactly like the one at the top of this blog post.
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