The Dana Powers House and Barn (Dana Powers House) is one of the most charming locations I’ve ever had the privilege of working at. Every inch of the property was so lovingly cared for, and there were surprises around every corner. The drive to Nipomo (just south of Pismo Beach) took a while, but Highway 1 is just so beautiful that we didn’t mind one bit. We also stopped in Solvang along the way, because what’s a drive north without a pastry in Solvang?
I first met talented musician Kevin Earnest at one of his shows. A friend dragged me along to see him perform, and I was so awestruck by his talent that I offered to shoot some portraits for him. During that shoot, I found that he was engaged to the lovely Katie, and I found them both to be so humble and kind that I was absolutely delighted when they tapped me to do their wedding. Katie is one of eight children, and her loving family were so supportive and kind throughout the day. Kevin’s parents and sister (and her family) were also just the warmest people. One of the sweetest moments of the wedding was when Kevin surprised Katie by singing a song he had written for her. Katie cried throughout, and all the guests just loved the performance.
Kevin ended the night by hugging me and telling me I was “family for life,” which is one of the nicest end-of-wedding compliments I think I’ve ever received.
If you’d like to check out some of Kevin’s music, be sure to visit his web site at Kevin Earnest. My personal fave? A Hummingbird’s Song. By the way, you can listen to all the songs on his first album free on his web site. Be sure to give this talented singer/songwriter a listen, and if you’re so inclined, check out some of his shows in Los Angeles before he takes over the world (as I fully expect he will). His web site also features just some of the many portraits that I’ve now created for Kevin. I hope you enjoy them, and that you enjoy these images from their beautiful Dana Powers House wedding.