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The weather was perfect the flowers were in bloom and the Adamson House never looked better. Gil and Andrea got the beautiful wedding day they so deserved. It was a day of lots of merriment. It was hard to tell the adults from the children, every one was in such high spirits.

Since Gil and Andrea are into body art, vintage tattoos were featured on the place cards and on their hand made guest book. Guests were also given temporary tattoos, which were sported in all sorts of interesting places!

The highlight of the day however, was when the bride and groom decided to fake out their guests by turning what began as a sedate waltz for their first dance into a hilarious, funky dance routine that had every one of their feet and cheering.

Rebecca of Washington Place really outdid herself. Architectural branches were draped with orchids for the centerpieces and strings of exotic flowers were strung from the branches of the large oak tree at the ceremony site. Pink orchids were also configured into a gigantic heart and it was within this heart that Gil and Andrea pledged their love for each other in front of their family and friends.

Julie Pryor of Pryor Events brought her usual grace and great taste to the event and made certain that every detail was just perfect.


Mariah Nicole

Larry and I have worked with Mariah at some pretty fabulous weddings. She is a very popular makeup artist and all around sweetheart.

We’ll frequently run into each other at various industry social events and Mariah is always decked out in some adorable outfit and super cute hat.

I’ve wanted to photograph her for quite a while now so I was thrilled when she agreed to come to our tintype studio in Ventura.

I love any excuse to shop for great accessories and the shots I had in mind were portraits of Mariah sporting flowers and feathers in her hair, so I was off to the mall (with a legitimate excuse this time). On the way, I made a quick stop at Pier One for a single curtain panel and voila, the perfect backdrop was found.

Our shoot day was overcast but bright which is perfect tintype weather. We were able to keep our exposures to a “speedy” 5 seconds!

Thank you Mariah for your patience and for doing such great hair and makeup. Don’t be surprised if you see me sporting one of these hairpins at the next cocktail party although you can be sure they won’t look nearly as gorgeous on me as they did on you!

To see more of Mariah’s makeup artistry, take a look at her website.

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