Keith Drummond & Channing Clawson gave me the greatest pleasure by inviting me to join them in Santa Barbara to photograph a very special day of two families becoming one. The love between the two of them just pours out of them and it's quite amazing to see and witness. Being one of those guys that says, "I'll never get married till I'm 40" definetmently made me feel envious for that love and happiness. One Day! HAHA
Thursday evening I packed up my car and with it loaded to the brim with camera gear and everything it takes to put run a photo booth. The next morning woke up around 6 am finished packing my car and then took off for SB. Humming down the freeway with some music blasting drinking coffee and eating jerky I couldn't believe that this would be my first big photo gig/trip. I have made my way up north but nothing to even brag about but thinking about a passion that I get to do put a huge smile over my face as my thumbs tapped along to the beat as they gripped the steering wheel.
I love getting such an early start on the drive with hot coffee and watching the sun move in the horizon and not being stuck in endless amounts of traffic. As I was continuing my drive and doing my best to stay within the speed limits and eye open for the CHP patrolling all along the freeway my mind started to drift onto the wedding and how things would go and what I would do here and there if this situation were to occur. Beyond all those thoughts just being able to join K&C on there day was gonna be a blast. I have been with them from the beginning. Laughing out loud as I think back to when Keith was calling me and telling me about this girl he met and that he was serious about her and wanted to propose to her.
Alright buddy sounds good! Whatever you need you just let me know. So Keith gave me an idea on where I needed to go and we met up and devised a plan and where I would hide so that way Channing did figure out what was going on. Channing had no idea that I was lying in the rocks and behind a bush with a jacket laying over my head and body.
When Channing and Keith made there way down to the water I began shaking so much that I was having a hard time shooting my camera and getting stable shots. I was afraid she was going to see me and I would give it all away..... Whew, luckily she never saw me and Keith started talking to Channing and then dropped down to one knee like a damn man and proposed to the woman he fell deeply in love with. (HELL YEAH)
After Keith proposed to Channing and she said yes the talks then started about doing engagement photos and oh course I was on board with that. Again you can see the love that these two already have and doesn't hurt that they are not camera shy.