Weddings

AILENE + JOHN / GENOA, NEVADA WEDDING

Great clients make photographing a wedding (or any photo session for that matter) so much easier. I definitely lucked out with Ailene and John since these two are among the most chill people out there. I’m so appreciative of the couple’s willingness to carefully plan the day months ahead since this wedding encompassed multiple locations. As a result, the day pretty much went by without a major hitch!

This wedding also presented me with some new challenges as it was my first to shoot primarily with my film camera. Despite needing a bit more honing of skills on my end, it was a very rewarding learning experience, and I’m dying to shoot more film at weddings in the future! Congrats again, Ailene and John! Glad to call you both my friends and Pokémon Go buddies haha!


Date: September 9, 2018

Reception Venue: 1862 David Walley’s Resort Hot Springs & Spa, Genoa, NV

Film Processing: The Find Lab

Digital Processing: Mastin Labs

Photographer: Mark Talavera Photography

Florals: Inside Designs

Cake: Swedish Princess Cake from Fransz’s Backstube

Dress: Boulevard of Dreams (now closed)

Hair & Makeup: Shelby Nicole Hedman at Jenson and Co.

Suit Rentals: Men’s Warehouse

Chinese Desserts: Honey Bakery Reno

DJ: McClain’s Mobile DJ


CLIENT PRESENTATION BOX / A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY WEDDING PACKAGE

Huge strides in today's technology have given us the luxury and convenience of viewing photographs from virtually any digital medium we desire. Yet, nothing quite compares to holding physical, tangible, real-life photos in your hand. For this reason, all of my wedding collections include a wooden presentation box of fine art prints of my clients choice for them to see, smell, and touch, as they relive the precious memories of their special day.


Images shot with Pentax 645N on Fuji 400H film, dev and scan by The FIND Lab.


CAROLYN + MARK / TAHOE CITY, CALIFORNIA WEDDING REHEARSAL DINNER

One of my favorite moments from Carol and Mark’s rehearsal dinner was during the game Carol’s brother facilitated. The couple was directed to sit on chairs back to back, holding one of their shoes in one hand, and their fiancé’s in the other hand. Their knowledge about each other was tested with a series of questions where the couple would have to raise the shoe that pertained to either them, their partner, or both, wherein both shoes would be raised in the air. It made for a hilariously good time!


Date: June 10, 2017

Location: Jake’s On The River, Tahoe City, California

Shot with: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm 1.2L, Sigma 35mm Art, and processed with Mastin Labs Presets.