Evan Bishop Photography

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Category Archives: Destinations

Betsy + John’s Wedding at the Greyrock Mansion in Baltimore

062912 0042 Betsy + Johns Wedding at the Greyrock Mansion in Baltimore

 

Betsy and John’s wedding was held in Baltimore, during one of the hottest Junes on record.  I traveled from 73° San Diego, to the scorching Baltimore heat for their beautiful wedding.  I arrived early the week before their wedding for a few other photoshoots, and the temperature fluctuated from the mid 90s and up into the 100s the whole week.  On the morning of their wedding the temperature was already 101° at 11:00am as I drove towards the hotel where John and his groomsmen would be getting ready when my iPhone rang.  It was John, touching base with me to make sure I would be at the hotel, and to know what he needed to do.  I explained that I would be just photographing him with his guys hanging out before they got ready for the wedding.  He told me they were just sitting around the pool and I was excited about getting to photography him and his guys just relaxing … all except for the 101° and wearing all black while photographing him and the guys hanging out in the pool.  Then he said … and I quote “do you want a bathing suit?”  Yes Please!!! What a fantastic way to start their wedding day for both him and his guys as well as me.  I jumped in the pool, and grabbed my cameras while John, his groomsmen, the ringbearers and other family members swam, hung out and played in the pool. Meanwhile, Betsy and her girls were getting ready at her parents house where I arrived a couple hours later to get the last touches, details and then some portraits of her and her girls before heading to the church.  Their wedding was held at the beautiful St. Borromeo catholic church in Pikesville just outside of Baltimore.  After the ceremony, their guests headed to the Greyrock Mansion, just a few miles away for the rest of the evening which was filled with fun toasts by Betsy’s Maid of Honor and John’s brother serving as best man as well as dancing … dancing … dancing … this group can dance and my buddy DJ Jacob Jensen with Absolute Entertainment rocked it and kept the dance floor packed!  It was a truly great and fun night for me, and everyone there.

To see a few of my favorite images from their awesome wedding day click on the large image above, or any of the smaller thumbnails below.

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South Coast Winery & Resort wedding | Cindy + Gregg

0025 South Coast Winery & Resort wedding | Cindy + Gregg

 

Under the bright Southern California sun, Cindy and Gregg were wed before an intimate gathering of their closest friends and family members with the picturesque Temecula valley serving as the backdrop. I traveled an hour north from San Diego to Temecula for their wedding at South Coast Winery and Resort, while Cindy, Gregg and all their guests traveled much farther. Cindy & Gregg decided to have destination wedding in Temecula far from their home on the East Coast. They were looking for a destination on the west coast that would be convenient both to Los Angeles for their guests as well as for their honeymoon plans which would be taking them to the South Pacific.

When I arrived at Cindy’s room it was abuzz with activity. Between hair and makeup, her dress being steamed, her friend and officiant coming to ask last minute details about the ceremony, and other family members popping in and out there was a constant flurry of activity. After Cindy’s dress was on, I asked everyone to leave the room, ostensibly to take a few portraits of Cindy by herself, but also to give her what I could tell was some much needed quiet time.

Their ceremony was held just steps from the villa where Cindy got ready.  After their guests had gathered at the rose arbor at South Coast, Cindy was escorted down the aisle by her father while Gregg waited anxiously at the end of the aisle. After the ceremony while their guests went back to the main building at South Coast, Cindy, Gregg and I stayed behind to take advantage of the beautiful scenery of the winery and vineyards surrounding South Coast. Even though it was February and the vines were bare, the landscape of the Temecula Valley is always beautiful.

After portraits Cindy and Gregg joined the cocktail hour before being announced into their first dance. Cindy’s sister made an emotional toast as well as the very emotional dance that Cindy shared with her father. At some point in the evening the wedding wash crashed by a handful of Bavarians in Lederhosen. Uh huh! You read that right!  Then it was on to dancing and cake cutting before the fading light begged me to drag Cindy and Gregg away for a few minutes and some beautiful dusk portraits.

To see a handful of my favorite images from Cindy and Gregg’s south coast resort wedding, click on the large image above or any of the thumbnails below.

Friends and family members can register at Pictage to view all their images online as soon as they’re available. 

 

Location catering and linens: South Coast Winery Resort

Music: Brian Stodart and Mike Gross

 

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Bunmi + Livaughn’s Washington DC Wedding Slideshow

I recently posted some of my favorite photos from Bunmi + Livaughn’s Washington, D.C. wedding at the Colonnade in Washington, D.C., and wanted to also share their video slideshow from the wedding.  Here I get to share some more fantastic images, as well as put them to the incredible music from Ólafur Arnalds.  If you’re not familiar with his music he makes fantastic moody songs and is definitely someone to check out!

Washington DC wedding at the Colonnade | Bunmi + Livaughn

0034 Washington DC wedding at the Colonnade | Bunmi + Livaughn

Sometimes destination weddings for me are not destinations for my couples.  Such is the case for Bunmi and Livaughn, who live outside of Washington, DC and chose to hold their wedding at the beautiful Colonnade within the Fairmont Hotel.  It wasn’t just a destination for me, but for many of their friends and family as well who came from all over the US and as far away as Africa to attend this amazing wedding.

I had the honor of photographing Bunmi’s sister’s wedding as one of my first weddings over six years ago and was so thrilled when Bunmi contacted me after Livaughn proposed.  We spoke over the phone and were able to meet once before their wedding to go over details and their timeline.  They chose not to see each other before the ceremony, but the timeline allowed for us to photograph both the girls and guys around the Colonnade prior to the ceremony.  The grounds at the Fairmont Hotel are beautiful, and although there wasn’t a lot of Washington, DC architecture, there were some beautiful spots within walking distance from the hotel, and we managed to take advantage of those both before and after the ceremony.  Their cocktail hour was held in the courtyard outside of the Colonnade where the ceremony was held as well as the reception and as the sun went down we managed to get a few beautiful twilight photos before they danced the night away.

Bunmi and Livaughn, thank you so much for inviting me out to celebrate, and document your wedding with you.  It was a truly beautiful and elegant affair!

To see a few of my favorite images from their wedding, click on the large image above, or any of the thumbnails below.

Friends and Family members can register to view all their images at Pictage by clicking here.

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Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0018 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

Melissa and Craig are getting married in November at the Temecula Creek Inn and contacted me after seeing another wedding I had photographed at the Temecula Creek Inn on my blog.  After chatting about their wedding plans over the phone, we decided to meet up the next time they came to Temecula to visit the Temecula Creek Inn.  We met up at Leonesse Cellars, which is one of my favorite wineries in Temecula and grabbed a glass of wine, sat on the back patio over looking the beautiful vineyard, barrel room and rolling hills of the Temecula Valley.  They mentioned how they had originally planned to hold their wedding in Paso Robles, but that the Temecula Creek Inn made it so much easier for them … rather than figuring out how to bring in a tent, and chairs, and linens, and catering, Temecula Creek Inn offered all of that in their package.  As we talked more I found out that Craig and Melissa were members at Tablas Creek Vineyard … my absolute favorite winery in Paso Robles.  Which got us talking more about wine than their wedding, but eventually we made it back to wedding plans and details!

For Melissa and Craig’s engagement session I drove up from San Diego to Rancho Palos Verdes to meet up with them.  They live right outside of Palos Verdes, and wanted to incorporate some of the feel of that area, since they’re wedding will be in Temecula.  I had a great time exploring the beautiful communities around Palos Verdes before we started the shoot.  Ultimately we decided to start at the historic Malaga Cove Library and the shops nearby.

0002 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

 

0003 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0005 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0007 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

After photographing around the library we wandered down to the shops.  I absolutely loved all the mixed design of the buildings in the Malaga Cove shops, the old fig and eucalyptus trees, and as Melissa and I would agree, there was a lot of great texture down there!

0008 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0012 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0016 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

Like any good relationship, Melissa and Craig have their rivalries … namely Arizona v. UCLA.  When we first met in Temecula, one of their musts for the engagement photos was to incorporate their favorite teams.  They even have a doormat for each team, and whichever team wins that year their doormat gets displayed out front until the following season.  I think Craig is supposed to be enjoying coming home to his team’s name on the front step at this point!

 

0018 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

After photographing around Malaga Cove and a quick wardrobe change, we drove over to the incredible Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes.  This place is fantastic, and we had such a blast, although, I think we all felt like we were going to get kicked out at any moment.  The landscaping and buildings around Terranea as well as the views of the cliffs, and Pacific ocean are incredible.  There’s a beautiful cove below the resort, as well as a public walking path that goes around the outside.  We, however, drove right up to the front gates, parked and wandered all through the resort.

0020 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0022 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0023 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0026 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

0029 Melissa + Craig | Palos Verdes Engagement Session

 

 

Melissa and Craig, I had a great time hanging out with you guys in Palos Verdes, and am really looking forward to your wedding!  Thanks for making the session so fun, and for the delicious fish tacos afterwards!

Friends and Family members can register at Pictage to view the images from their engagement as well as their wedding photos as soon as they’re available by clicking here.