Monthly Archives: April 2010

Monica and Chris's Wedding, Berkeley CA

Monica and Chris’s wedding happened at First Presbyterian in Berkeley a few Saturdays ago, and was followed by a reception at HS Lordships. HS Lordships has a view of the entire bay – the end of the reception coincided nicely with fireworks at the end of the Giants game that day. Chris and Monica had such an incredibly fun wedding party. I was cracking up with them pretty much all day long. Their reception was pretty nuts too – people actually came back in and kept dancing after Chris and Monica left, which is a rarity.

I had so much fun. Chris and Monica are hilarious, and their friends and family are awesome.

monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow

Should I explain this next one? Probably. But I’m not going to. I’m just going to let it marinate in your mind for a little bit.

monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow

Per Chris’s request. This is probably what it looks like 0.03 seconds before you get attacked by 9 ninjas. 9 classy ninjas.

monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow
monica and chris HS Lordships wedding photos by berkeley wedding photographer ken kienow

Monterey Vacation.

Courtney and I headed up to Monterey a few months back for a vacation. It was the first time we’d left Cameron by himself, but he really enjoyed a few days with auntie Kristen. The only camera we took was a lomo borrowed from Jonathan Roberts, which is a plastic camera made in Russia. I shot Ilford HP5 ISO 400 film.

It was an amazing vacation – Courtney and I had a lot of fun. A lot of these are from either Point Lobos State Park in Monterey (which is AMAZING in the morning light) or the Big Sur coastline, which we drove on the way back. The ones with Cameron in them are from a previous trip to Clovis.

We’ve gotten so used to perfectly sharp, crisp digital photos that seeing grainy, slightly out-of-focus photos from a russian toy camera are kinda different. There’s charm and character in grain, misfocus, and light leaks though. Don’t worry – I’m not going black and white and grainy and blurry for my commissioned work (maybe just a few here and there), but I love these. I think it’s because they look like my memories. The memories that I have are seldom sharp and fully detailed – they’re hazy works of art. We remember in pieces, never in completed images. I might remember how an event looked and forget the background, or I might catch a mind’s glimpse of the smile of my wife in the sun and remember nothing more.

Life isn’t digital – life is analog. Digital is something we invented to help us explain and understand the analog – it’s a necessary process of categorization that helps us understand a continuous world of shades of gray in which nothing is exactly like anything else. I think that’s why these are so attractive to me – they’re imperfect, but they look like the analog memories that I treasure so much.

kienow family vacation photos in film ilford HP5 shot on a lomo
kienow family vacation photos in film ilford HP5 shot on a lomo
kienow family vacation photos in film ilford HP5 shot on a lomo
kienow family vacation photos in film ilford HP5 shot on a lomo
kienow family vacation photos in film ilford HP5 shot on a lomo
kienow family vacation photos in film ilford HP5 shot on a lomo
kienow family vacation photos in film ilford HP5 shot on a lomo
kienow family vacation photos in film ilford HP5 shot on a lomo
kienow family vacation photos in film ilford HP5 shot on a lomo

Laura and Jeff, Thacher Winery, Paso Robles CA

Laura and Jeff had an intimate wedding at Thacher Winery a week or so ago. Thacher is a beautiful winery on Vineyard drive outside of Paso Robles – an amazing property nestled in the Paso Foothills.

Laura and Jeff were such a sweet couple to work with, and their daughter Jocelyn was so fun and natural in front of the camera. It was such a joyful, heartfelt day in the middle of one of the absolute most beautiful times of the year on the Central Coast.

laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow

They forgot to bring the rings. Such a funny and memorable moment. 🙂

laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow
laura and jeff thacher winery paso robles wedding photos by paso robles wedding photographer ken kienow