On October 14, 2013 Ed Libby Events and Victoria Dubin Events asked me to come to NYC to meet with their client about her 50th birthday party. On October 28th, Ed Libby rang me to discuss the client’s decision. I remember that familiar feeling, that anxiety, the immediate plea in my head for only happy feelings when I saw Ed’s name pop up on my caller ID.
I never thought a Northern Californian would ever say this, let alone a San Franciscan, but I do love Los Angeles and I am excited to build a life here.
Before I knew it, I was heading towards Hollywood to photograph Christoph Waltz, two-time Oscar winner, for a ceremony where he would receive the 2536th star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. However, my role photographing this was directly for Christoph Waltz as well as the parent company of his recent film, The Weinstein Company. In the three hours I was shooting the ceremony and luncheon at Musso and Franks, my newspaper and magazine expertise has never come in this handy since migrating over to the event and party industry 14 years ago.
Ending my wedding season at this gorgeous wedding in the Tuscon Saguaro National Park Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain was like a dream come true. I love the desert. Obsessed with the desert. But I am not the only one who is obsessed with the dry, arid landscapes. My bride and groom, Amy and JD, are obsessed as well.
We are rolling out another gay wedding at the Blackstone Hotel this week! And while I never play favorites because it devalues my other client’s event, I am going to break those rules this time around. And for good reason. Please, keep reading.