We first came across this US wedding photographer called Mike Larson back in 2007 due to his insanely cool camera toss. Remember that? He is about our age, such a cool guy and a super talented wedding photographer. Back then we only knew him through his blog and online videos.
Our first personal meetup was in 2009 when we both got a seat in his Calumet and Sunbounce Europe Workshop tour and this changed our photography life a lot. A couple of month later, we hired him for a casual portrait session and also met Rachel for the first time. (Here is his blog post about this shoot)
We had a blast and after this amazing time in Munich we became friends with these guys and we have met regularly since then either in Europe or in the US to hang out and have fun.
Mike has always been a huge inspiration and he has encouraged us in so many ways. Thank you so much for this!!
During our last trip to the states we met up with the Larson’s in Vegas and a couple of days later at their house in San Luis Obispo for a casual portrait shoot.
We were lucky to be in front of Mikes and Rachels lenses as well as honored to take their pictures during this stunning evening light. We have been in SLO quite often now but never knew there are huge dunes near the city. Incredible nature and a stunning photo opt.
Thank you Rachel and Mike for the fun time and we are very looking forward seeing you soon here in Europe at our house again!
Here are a couple of shots from this evening.
Carmen and Ingo