e have known Michele Dorntge for a long time - she is a dear friend. She and I have collaborated in a number of photography projects for the past 5-6 years, and last fall I joined her in her wedding photography business, bringing my particular style of portrait photography to her work with weddings and other events.*
When Barbara and I set the date for our anniversary celebration, Michele asked to be the photographer to chronicle the event - a gift to us. That's friendship...
he majority of photos of this event were taken by Michele. Others contributing to the gallery: Diana Nagai; Betty Carol Smith; Alexa Dorntge; and Glenn Musselman...
hat's Alexa to the left with Michele...
ichele worked with our daughter, Diana, and Chris around their Villa Montalvo
wedding in May of 1997. Following the wedding, during the taking of the formal wedding photos, I shot companion photographs in B/W for the bride and groom. A father's gift...
ere's Michele working...
ichele was also one of the co-conspirators of the Hallowedding
back in October of 1996. She covered the wedding ceremony and the reception. While I was in the dark about the true nature of the party, I initially was reluctant to bring my camera as I was aware that Tori&Paul had asked Michele to cover the "Halloween Party." Without tipping their hands at the time, son and then girl friend encouraged me to bring my camera - that it would be all right. Still somewhat in shock that the Halloween party was in reality a wedding, I caught some nice shots during the reception, including this one of Michele working...
*For information about Wedding Photography:
E-mail me at Gordon H. Nagai, or call me at 510.524.6324.
Also, see my portfolio at Wedding Photography.
Or call Michele Dorntge at 510.524.5753.