This wedding may be the Envy of the year, but I must say… ever so humbly. Sherri is one of the most PHENOMENAL painters I have ever seen, her love of horses and movement flows through her paintbrush. Like Picasso’s realism (before he became cubist) every feeling and tender curve of the horse is rendered with lavish emotion and grace. Mark meets Sherri’s grace on the dance floor and matches her contagious smile with his enormous heart. If ever a couple were meant for each other it was these two.  Mark’s Envy Winery in Calistoga was the perfect setting for this intimate affair blending their tastes in perfect style. A reflection of humor and good nature, this evening put a spell across the land casting laughter into the echoing valleys of the mountains which daily frame their evening walks.

I can’t possibly post this image without an explanation….Uhhh… okay I can’t explain it… Just exactly what the heck are these friends doing in the wedding couples’ bed????   …. apparently it’s an inside joke… feel free to laugh along….

Once upon a time I photographed a couple in my apple orchard amidst a snow of blossoms. In all their passion and enthusiasm the two lovebirds broke my chaise lounge. I knew this was a good omen! Then one Autumn they got married and landed my images in Offbeat Bride! Years later we were driving to the Peace Park together for their pregnancy shoot and I got the full scoop…..  Their parents had come to celebrate their pregnancy early on toting a lovely vintage “Twin Virgos”. Well yes, they were definitely having their baby in September, but what a funny label “Twin” virgos… surely it didn’t mean anything….. did it!?!. .. Lo and behold, months later an ultrasound revealed the truth of the premonition….. Dana was carrying twin boys! Twin VIRGOS!

I notice…Tim’s arm says 12:15…..what could it mean?…. the rest is yet to be known! <3

Once upon a time there was a planet filled with mayhem and a great need stirred amongst it’s people calling for a change. They prayed and prayed for people to really dig one another, to want to help and serve each other wherever possible, for people to forgive and rejoice in each other and to see the beauty in their world. On the West Coast of Eden there was Goddess Alchemy, empowered female poets who elevated the masses with beats and rhyme… On the East Coast was a Freestylin beauty of a man who one day heard the call of a muse and headed west….  Creator had woven an intention to intstigate change in the world through the chemistry of music and Theta, and in it’s web conceived a grand master plan to unite East and West coast supastars…. A grand nova exploded into full color when freestylin hip hopper met poet goddess chanteuse.  As legend goes, upon first glimpse of each others’ extraordinary inner and outer beauty, this couple vanished into thin air… for two months people roamed the cities and forests and they were nowhere to be found.. New notions were conceived as the unfolding of the Creator’s plan continued…  upon their return Taylor and James brought forth two children…. Manakai, the great son love, and Humming Bird Thunder, the band who with it’s visionary beat maker and rapper, Narayan of Zion, would hit the world with Bass and Rhymes to heal the rift with echoes of Hafiz murmuring a message of love amidst it’s hum….