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  • About Me

    I became fascinated with photography at an early age, thanks to my father. It wasn’t his photographic skill that inspired me, though, since my dad was not a very good photographer. We would always joke how people in his photos would have plants and trees growing out of their heads.

    It was actually my father’s camera that captured my interest. I loved the way it felt in my hands — all those cool buttons and controls. It intrigued me. I was also amazed at how it could be used to create these awesome images.

    MY STORY CONTINUED...

Gabrielle and Drew’s Sonoma Wedding

As mentioned in my previous post – we were up north in Sonoma recently for Gabrielle and Drew’s wedding at the Fairmont Mission Inn. Drew and Gabrielle are a very genuine couple and it showed with all the fun and laughter they shared with friends and family. Their warmth was not limited to friends and family as they took great care of our team (my wife Cora and second photographer Amy). Drew the groom even hand delivered a bottle of wine while we were eating dinner.

It was a gorgeous spring like day in Sonoma – perfect for a wedding. Many of the guests traveled to California from back east and took advantage of the sun and a very magical evening. Perfect for the boys to light up and enjoy a few cigars! Here are some photographs from Gabrielle and Drew’s wedding:

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Sonoma Engagement Session

Last weekend we were up in Sonoma for the wedding of Gabrielle and Drew at the Fairmont Mission Inn. (Images coming soon). On Saturday the day before the wedding, Amy Britton (visiting friend and Canadian Wedding Photographer) and I headed down to the town square in beautiful Sonoma to capture some engagement photos. Although I had previously met Gabrielle – I just met Drew the evening before and instead of a handshake was greeting with a big hug and some awesome Scotch Whiskey! Can you say instant rapport?

Here are some of the photographs from Saturday including a great sunburst image captured by Amy.

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Heather and Casey’s Wedding

Two weeks ago I returned from a trip to Las Vegas to photograph Heather and Casey’s wedding in Santa Clarita. This wedding was more fun than Vegas – including a wild dance routine (more on this later). I was joined by Amy Britton, a Canadian wedding photographer, who helped me capture the day. Heather and Casey are very easy going fun people and this was very evident on their wedding day as they danced, mingled and played air hockey (yes that’s right – air hockey) with friends and family.

Back to the Vegas dance routine. My friend and awesome Videographer, Matt Sutherland, from Matrimony Pictures posted a great little clip of the dance on his blog – you can see it here.

Here are some images from a great day:

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heather - March 22, 2010 - 10:09 AM

love the pictures. You did an amazing job as i knew you would.

Rosalin Britton - March 22, 2010 - 9:54 AM

Just love your work…the depth of colour,composition and attention to detail are fabulous. The first post of the bride really is a story-telling portrait.

Mitchel Wu - March 19, 2010 - 8:45 AM

Nice set, William. You did a fabulous job with the formals. Now THAT is a large wedding party!! Just noticed the groom and groomsmen footwear… power to the guys, lol! The cake topper is hilarious. Fantastic photos. Glad you survived your wild and crazy adventures! Sounds like it was a blast.

William’s Excellent Adventure

Sorry I have not posted in a couple of weeks. (many new images and posts coming soon). I just completed a 12 day whirlwind adventure. It all started on Wednesday March 3rd driving to Las Vegas where I spend two days with the awesome Australian photographer Marcus Bell as part of the WPPI (Wedding & Portraits International) convention. It was a very inspiring experience. Friday evening March 5th it was back in the car with my wife and Canadian wedding photographer friend, Amy Britton, for the drive back to Los Angeles. We pulled in around 10 PM.  On Saturday March 6th Amy and I photographed Heather and Casey’s wedding here in Santa Clarita. Sunday morning was spent downloading and doing some preliminary post production work. (Wedding images and post due later today or tomorrow). Late Sunday we flew back to Las Vegas just in time to attend the WPPI welcome reception. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (March 8 – 10) were spent at the convention speaking in the Buckeye Color Lab booth where my work was displayed and attending a live broadcast of Fridayphotoschool with Will Crockett and Sarah Petty. I am so honored to be part of the Fridayphotoschool organization. I spent most of Wednesday evening doing what “stays in Vegas” with a bunch of fellow photographer friends.  Finally got to bed around 2 AM just in time to hear the alarm go off at 6 AM Thursday morning. Jumped on a 8 AM flight to Los Angeles. Got home just in time to unpack and repack and drive up north to Napa Valley with my wife and Amy. After a great Indian dinner we crashed around 10 PM. It rained on Friday – so we spent most of the day driving around Napa and Sonoma wine tasting and scouting for our two weekend Shoots. On Saturday Amy and I photographed an engagement session for Gabrielle and Drew, including a large group bike ride (images coming soon). On Sunday March 14, Amy and I photographed Gabrielle and Drew’s fun wedding at the Fairmont Inn and Spa in Sonoma (images coming soon). On Monday we headed down to San Francisco just in time for a great lunch in Chinatown. We then met up with Serena and Conrad to photograph their engagement session at The Palace of Fine Arts, Crissy Field and Baker Beach. We then all joined Serena and Conrad for a great dinner on the beach – thanks Conrad! (Images coming soon). My wife and I then said goodbye to Amy – she was planning to  spend a couple of days in SF. We left San Francisco at 8:30 PM and rolled into L.A, at 2:00 AM . We unpacked and went to bed at 2:30 AM, only to be  awakened by one of L.A’s famous 4.4 earthquakes at 4:04 AM.

I am just getting back into the swing of things. I love what I do – thats what makes adventures like this easy.

WPPI

Notorious Los Angeles Wedding Photographers from left to right: Donald Norris, Joey Carman, Karen Carman, Rich Prugh and William Innes attending the “Beach Party” at WPPI – Las Vegas.

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Donald Norris - March 24, 2010 - 12:54 PM

Love it William! So glad you found the pic from wppi!
Rock on!
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