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Jeff & Maija, San Fernando Valley Wedding

Shooting Jeff and Maija’s wedding was my best experience as a wedding photographer yet. Maija radiates a cherubic beauty that attracts light like a magnet and Jeff is as big hearted as he is funny. The wedding was held at their lovely home in the San Fernando Valley and the ceremony took place at the height of the magic hour, with the golden California sun streaming down like a old friend. After, red velvet cupcakes and dancing ensued. I’m not sure what the capper of the day was, the aweome Zombie/Robot/Bookworm/Tentacle theme or the remote control flame cannon. What a wedding!!! Thank you, Jeff and Maija for giving me the opportunity to document your magical day!!! Flame on!!!!

Kitty Clinton - June 16, 2012 - 6:48 am

Donavan, I have been a great fan of your work for some time. One of the things that always gets to me is how you manage to pull us all into your photographs, how you manage to capture lights and shadows and how vibrant and alluring, genuine and ‘brilliant’ they are.

I would have to say, though I was truly inspired by other wedding albums and photo collections, that this album of Jeff and Maija’s wedding is by far – the best work you’ve done.

It’s so warm, alive and vibrant. I felt like I was a part of their wonderful, wonderful day and for all the amazing festivities that followed! I could hear the subtle pre-wedding jitters but more like anticipation and excitement. I was in awe of the beautiful ceremony, her dress, his suit, those gathering for the event. I could hear the rumble of happiness in people’s voices and the roar of laughter, the warmth of everyone’s company in such a beautiful and unique and inspiring reception.

So, you see, to me, if a photographer can invoke all of that simply by their photographs – they are the bees knees. What an amazing collection (And what looks like a tremendous day and evening of events). Beautiful, wonderful work that just leaps out and pulls you in. Inspiring!

Kim - June 30, 2012 - 5:54 am

Beautiful job! I am so glad you are doing weddings. Besides obviously having a really great artistic eye, you make a connection with people and it shows in your work. Jeff and Maija look like such a fun couple. (On a specific note, can I just say how much I adore that ‘licking the sword’ shot?)

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