This past Sunday I photographed Tom and Kate’s wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. The ceremony and reception took place at “The Oaks.”
Kate was described as being both 5 years old and 85 years old at the same time during vows and the toasts. I can definitely see why people say that. As she was getting ready you could see the old part of Kate’s soul shine through with calm anticipation of her wedding ceremony approaching. At other parts of the day you could see the fun 5 year old come out living her dream. I think one of my favorite times when I saw that 5 year old part shine through was when I asked how she liked acting. Kate, has appeared in several TV shows and movies over her acting career. Recently she has appeared in “Mad Men”, “SwingTown”, and “Big Love.” Kate answered my question with a joyous “I love it!” I understand how she feels. That is the way I feel about photography.
I wish Tom and Kate the best and many years of happiness. Here are some of my favorite images from the day.
The exchanging of vows. Mark Bennington, an incredible photographer, was the Master of Ceremonies.
Kate was about to lose it here before she even started to read her vows to Tom. She burst into “It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time” from the “Family Guy” to recover. She then read some of the most beautiful vows to Tom.
Tom and Kate’s dog, Rutherford, served as the ring bearer. Here is a shot of the family.
Tom and Kate enjoying a poem read by a guest.
Each table had it’s own unique centerpiece handcrafted by Tom and Kate.