Out of the Office. Cape Cod.

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So we are making our annual family vacation to the cape tomorrow.  We are beyond excited.  This summer has been filled to the brim with weddings, and shoots, and kids with a million things to do but somehow always ending up bored and waiting for me to entertain them.  Lets all say it together, V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!!  So needles to say, i will be out of pocket for a week or so.  If you need to get  a hold of me, i will have my phone on me, but to be honest, i will not be answering it.  I will check my messages so leave one, and if its some kind of emergency, i will call you back.

See you guys in a week or so.

:P

  • August 17, 2009 - 10:05 pm

    shipra - hope it’s a rejuvenating vacation for you and your family.

  • August 21, 2009 - 6:53 pm

    {inked fingers} - jealioso.

The Celebration Wedding.

This is a repost from my previous blog.  Today I felt like someone needed to hear this.

“This is for the ones whose hope is falling

And you no longer hear your savior’s calling.

This is for the ones whoes backs are turning
And that passion-filled heart you once had has stopped burning.

This is for the ones abandoned.
Now all alone with no solace
and you think you’re stranded.

This is for you empty, by life branded,
That had a vision that took leap, but it never landed.

This is for the ones who are plagued.
By those mysteries of life.
And you feel torn inside
by this mind of spirit and strife.

This is for the ones whoes desire to do good is always outweighed
and you don’t do as you should.

This is for the ones who mistakes are too many to count
and the guilt on your chest just continues to mount.

This is for the ones who have been done wrong by sins.
At the corrupted hands of perverted men.

Hold on.
HOLD ON!

Because soon will come the Celebration Wedding
and bundles of restoration will be our bedding.

Soon will come the Celebration Wedding
and bundles of restoration will be our bedding.

The trumpeter is taking a breath
The guests are taking their seats.
The Bride is putting on a veil.
The Father is making last-minute preparations.

There’s Thousands Times Ten Thousand
angels waiting in holy expectation.

The readied groom is readied.

Soon will come the Celebration Wedding

If you are hurting, your hurt will cease.
If you are restless, you will find peace.
If you are empty, You will be filled.
All of these doubts, they’ll be stilled.

If life for you is just to trying, Your tears will be dissipate.
There won’t be anymore crying.
If the only thing you know is shame, you will be cleansed
and never again feel the same.

If you can’t see straight.

foucus.
persevere.
And wait…

Soon will come the Celebration Wedding
and bundles of restoration will be our bedding.”

– Bradley Hathaway

:P

  • August 7, 2009 - 9:52 pm

    daniel lateulade - Awesome track — haven’t listened to him in years. It’s time to hit iTunes.

  • August 8, 2009 - 11:37 am

    chad - Great encouragement. Bradley Hathaway is awesome! Thanks for the reminder.

  • August 9, 2009 - 12:26 pm

    Carol C - Amen – Love it! Thanks for posting that!

  • August 9, 2009 - 2:28 pm

    Sarah - Thank you. I love Bradley Hathaway, and this is one of my favorites.

  • August 10, 2009 - 4:47 am

    wrecklessgirl - triumphant!

  • August 11, 2009 - 10:17 pm

    elena w - it is so easy to lose sight of the final celebration and the important things in life – the very things that empower me and make me triumph and restore my soul…
    thank you for the reminder.

  • September 2, 2009 - 11:59 pm

Tyler and Kathryn. Wedding. Destination Wedding Photographer.

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Tampa Bay, FL

Tyler and Kathryns wedding in Tampa was definitely unique.  this was one of those times, when everything, lets just say, didnt go according to plan.  ill save all of the details and just tell you that about 20 minutes before the reception was to begin, a transformer blew.  thats right, no A/C; meaning that there would be no reprieve from the 95 degree heat and 120% humidity.  also, there was basically no lighting as well, save for a few back up lights, and candles.

lemons.

that would be enough to knock any average bride off of her wedding day buzz.  but not kathryn.  she made lemonade.  needless to say, the band couldnt play, but the piano player was able to play and in one of the more memorable moments of my wedding photography career to date, the entire wedding party, and most of the guests started dancing and singing their own song.  Billy Joel’s Piano Man.  They spent the rest of the night dancing and partying without lights or air conditioning, and ill bet none of the guests, and one photographer, will ever forget. A special thanks goes out to Jason Huang from Table 4 Photography for absolutely killin it with the groomsmen at this wedding. thanks man.

Church – Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church

Venue - Tampa Yacht and Country Club

Videographer - Digital Wave Productions

Band - Ace Factor

Cake - Let Them Eat Cake

Cigar Roller – Rodriguez and Menendez Cigar Factor

Marble Slab Creamery

Limos - VIP Limos

Florist – The Potting Shed

Planner/Coordinator - Zoe Gallina, Inc.

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  • July 26, 2009 - 2:16 pm

    Carol C - Beautiful – And your lemonade was awesome, too! :O)

  • July 26, 2009 - 2:28 pm

    Josh - Holy. Moly!

  • July 26, 2009 - 2:33 pm

    Zoe Gallina - Just stunning Erik!

  • July 26, 2009 - 3:14 pm

    amy t schubert - Oh my word these images are breathtaking …. thanks for sharing so many!

  • July 26, 2009 - 3:31 pm

    Janet Carroll - Simply AMAZING!!!!! Thank you soo much!!

  • July 26, 2009 - 4:18 pm

    Tabitha - These ROCK OUT LOUD!

  • July 26, 2009 - 4:36 pm

    Stephanie - Wow. I came across your blog via facebook. Your work is STUNNING! You captured this wedding beautifully.

  • July 26, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Michael Smith - sick man. sick.

  • July 26, 2009 - 9:02 pm

    Lauren Z - These are stunning. Your work never ceases to amaze me. To God be the Glory!

  • July 26, 2009 - 11:55 pm

    {inked fingers} - you make me want to BE at every party you shoot.

  • July 27, 2009 - 10:32 am

    Chad Morgan - Love that bride getting ready series. Nice work!

  • July 27, 2009 - 4:08 pm

    jodi groom - Makeup - Erik the pic ROCK!
    Too bad you don’t live in FL. we could use an awesome guy like you!!!

  • July 27, 2009 - 4:36 pm

    admin - @ jodi – hey, im always game to head out to FL to shoot a wedding ;)

  • July 30, 2009 - 11:07 am

    Malindy Elene Bridal - Kathryn was truly a stunning bride! The pictures are amazing. What exceptional work. We genuinely did enjoy working with Kathryn, as well as her sweet mother and bridesmaid’s on their fabulous bridesmaid dresses. Best wishes to Kathryn and Tyler.

  • August 1, 2009 - 1:08 pm

    Reggie - Awesome work dude….. love it.

  • August 3, 2009 - 3:36 am

    hili - any chance you are thinking of doing a webinar on workflow and editing for fans on the other side of the globe ?

  • August 4, 2009 - 11:11 am

    Sarah Rhoads - Erik these are pretty much all just straight up fantastic, off the chain, off the hizzle-amazing!!! KEep pushing yourself and working hard… it shows through and through.

  • August 5, 2009 - 11:16 am

    Emily @ Southern Weddings - Erik, that first portrait is STUNNING! Not to mention the ones that follow it…

  • August 9, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    jeremy parsons - Bro – seriously? Amazing. Goldfish crackers and the guys praying? The beach is unsafe sign? The bride through the blind? SO good. Love it.

  • August 11, 2009 - 10:37 pm

    Kelly Simants - Incredible images! Of course love all the detail shots, but especially love the ones of the bride with being goofy with curlers in her hair. Too fun!

  • August 12, 2009 - 1:13 am

    ayesha - breathtaking, as usual. that ice cream looks gooood…

  • August 13, 2009 - 1:06 pm

    imthiaz houseman - stunning work Erik!

  • August 30, 2009 - 5:03 pm

    fer juaristi - pretty f… awesome wed dude!

  • September 11, 2009 - 11:26 pm

    Sherry McCrary - everytime I look at these, they just get better and better! thanks erik for some awesome pictures of these two beautiful people and all their amazing friends!! ….. and of course….the rest of the story…..is just breathtaking beauty and out of the box fun shots!!

  • October 7, 2009 - 8:08 am

    Sayyed Nasir, from C - You both are really looking cool……Be happy in life.

  • August 1, 2013 - 10:54 am

    Anonymous - Pictures are really awesome! wow! thanks for the share!
    http://www.shofur.com/tampa-limo/

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