Monthly Archives: October 2012

I have finally arrived at post number five, the last one from Karen + Erik’s off the charts amazing wedding held at The Rock House, in Jamaica. Karen and Erik’s wedding was SO incredibly memorable for SO many incredible reasons! Mostly because Karen and Erik are a special couple who are undeniably in love and obviously have fun together! But also because their friends and family were SO much fun and undeniably connected to both Karen and Erik. Not to mention the absolute eye candy that is the Rock House. Add another two world renowned photographers, Huy Nguyen and Jacklyn Greenberg, to the mix and you just have a recipe for AWESOME! So, here are some shots we took of the two love birds the day after the wedding (with the exception of a few images that were taken the day before on the actual wedding day). Karen and Erik, my sincere thanks for inviting me and entrusting me with your day of days, a heart felt congratulations to you both, and I hope we can work/play together again one day!

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  • Ted - Wow, Todd. That’s really all I can’t verbalize right now.

  • Ted - I meant ‘can’ haha! It is really such a sweet wedding from part 1-5!

  • Ricardo Carvalho - His work is awesome!

  • Susana Barberá - ONE LOVE Mr Laffler!!! ONE BIG LOVE!!

  • katrina - gorgeous + fun = perfect coverage by some fabulous photographers! karen + erik are so lucky to have had the three of you document their love!

  • David Schmaus - Love the way you capture the light and your use of lines. Wonderful!!

  • juya - sooo crazy!!!

  • Giovanna - Holy Toledo Batman! Those are absolutely amazing. What an engaging couple and the imagery is breathtaking.

  • Samira - these are really nice! LOVE the one with the photo frame.

  • CHRISTIAN ROSELLÓ - Espectacular, me encanta tu trabajo, enhorabuena., saludos.

    Christian Roselló

  • Rosaura - Holy Wozers! LOOOOOVVVVEEE this whole coverage. Amazing moments captured. Just amazing!

  • Jeremy Fiori - Excellent work! I love your job… and no only this set 🙂
    Thanks //

  • Melissa - I have been contemplating having our wedding at the Rockhouse next year and your photos have made it absolutely clear this is exactly what I want!! 🙂 you did an amazing job not only capturing the beauty of the place but most importantly the great time the couple and their family and friends had throughout the entire weekend! Beautiful job!!!! 🙂

I know I’m WAY behind on blogging, but hopefully this post will make up for it! We have arrived at part 4 of Karen + Erik’s amazingly awesome wedding that took place at the jaw dropping Rock House in Jamaica. This post is all about the actual wedding day. After sifting through over 14,000 images captured between myself, Huy Nguyen (who was my second photographer) and Jacklyn Greenberg (who was my assistant/third shooter) I have narrowed it down to just 164 images! I want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who took part in this wedding, Huy, Jacklyn, Karen and Erik and all their friends and family! I’m really proud of this wedding, and feel that it is some of my best work to date. And we still have a day after session to blog after this too. More good stuff coming soon! So please sit back, get comfy and take your time going through Karen + Erik’s wedding day.

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  • Ever Lopez - Well done! As always amazing wedding pictures

  • Ted - Jeevus, man!! Awe.some!

  • Víctor Lax - Wowww!!, fantastic!!, Mr.Laffler & Mr. Nguyen are the dream wedding team, yeah!!

  • Carlos Elizondo - Simply fearless!!!

  • Juyá - Ahhhhh tremenda cobertura! Felicidades!

  • Hilda Burke - Seriously, just when I think you’re at the top of your game you raise the bar yet again. Wow, just wow!!

  • Michelle Laffler-Oves - WOW Todd, your creativity and imagination are amazing!! Wish you could teach me some pointers!! Awesome work, puts posing wedding photography to shame!

  • Kim - Amazing! I can’t even say which is my favorite! It may be everyone jumping in the pool! The bride looks stunning in every photo. I also love the elbow stand photo!I love the way you can truly capture happiness in a photo! Todd you are a true artist! Your pictures always make me smile!

  • MANEL TAMAYO - Increíble trabajo el de esta boda, Todd !!! El equipo formado por tí, Huy y Jacklyn ha tenido un resultado enorme, great !!!

  • Christopher David - Tip of the hat bro! Tip of the hat to ya! Killer job!

  • Mark Garber - Todd, I now officially proclaim you as “King of the Hill.” Goodbye Ghionis, goodbye Parker J., Marcus Bell and the rest of the pack. These are the finest, artistic storytelling and compositionally powerful images that I have seen from any of the legends. You are truly blessed with a gift.

  • Steve - Goddamnnnnnnn that’s some good stuff right there!!!

  • nadya - WHOA awesomeness….that is all haha love it!

  • porter - nicely done. Many great moments for them to remember their wedding day for sure! They must dance? If not, they surely look like they know how to have fun!!

  • Martino - Incredible job my fiend Todd: I’m really impressed by your pictures that tell the story of the wedding in many diferent ways. Colour, humor, freshness and elegance are all mixed up in this journey.

  • Anonymous - incredible! makes me want to have another wedding!!

  • Erik Østensjø - OMG! the bride in this series is breathtakingly beautiful! I mean WOW, what a lucky groom…oh wait she’s MY wife!!! woohoo!!!

    Todd, you know how i feel about these pictures.

  • Samira - these photos are awesome! it was wonderful meeting you last night. thanks for making the trip out here in all that rain! and thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiences.

  • Samira - and i adore the ring shot! very different. love it!

  • Rosa - WOW! the emotion of this wedding and the A-mazing photography made me feel like I was there!

  • Neus - Tal vez, el mejor reportaje de wedding que jamás haya visto…

    Sinceramente, el mejor…!!

  • Thomas Dufourneau - Photographies - gorgeous pictures!!!!
    Awesome work…

  • Mariana - I’m sitting here looking at each one of your images in disbelieve. You are a creative and FUN genius to me Todd. Thanks for inspiring me every day. I can only hope one day I get to meet you. 🙂

  • Derren - Incredible post Todd!! We were disappointed to reach the end! As always the wonderful perspectives, humor and emotion in your work is amazing. Taking this one in was a real pleasure!!

  • Matt Long - Wow, mind blowing stuff. What a wedding.

  • alberto - Light, composition and moment.
    Oh yeah.

  • Douglas Hyde - Wow! What a wonderful wedding and captured the day so beautifully. The pictures are so artful. What a beautiful bride and handsome groom. I wish you both the best together and God Bless you both.

Part 3 of Karen + Erik’s Jamaica wedding is all about the wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. At this point I was joined by my buddy Huy Nguyen to help me out with the rest of the wedding! Thanks Huy!

Karen getting ready to make her faux processional.undefinedI only included this photo because it looks like Karen is wearing an afro wig. It’s actually just an open circle in the rock wall behind her, hehe.

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  • Erik Østensjø - beyond fantastic!

  • Karen Yau Østensjø - Unbelievable!

  • Ricardo Carvalho - A wonderful job …
    Results of two teachers in the wedding photography world.

  • Pamela - We talk about renewing our vows in Jamaica…these photos are making me crazy!! Gotta check this place out!

Here we go with Part 2 of Karen + Erik’s uber awesome Jamaican wedding which took place at the Rock House. This is a smallish post just to give you an idea of the Rock House itself. I took a stroll around the grounds and this is what I saw…

undefinedKaren’s friend Tim, chilling in the pool.undefinedundefined







undefinedOne of Erik’s groomsmen, Dan, taking the plunge off of one of the high cliffs.



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  • Erik Østensjø - awesome job, Todd.
    The Rockhouse hotel is amazing and you really captured it’s beauty!

  • Kristen Driscoll - Exquistite – not surpised 😉

  • Susana Barberá - Qué elegancia!!!! Tienes mucha clase Todd!!

  • Jai Catalano - It would have been hysterical if you told Karen that you missed the shot. Please jump off from the rock again. 🙂

  • Suzanne LoBue - You are my inspiration today, my friend. Thanks!

  • Dani Davila - Inspiration for my weekend!!! thanks todd!!

Karen + Erik got married in Jamaica at an AMAZING venue called the Rock House. This is my favorite wedding I have shot to date, and you’ll see why in the coming week or so. I had to split this wedding into a few separate blog posts because there is so much to show you! Part one are some photos I took of Karen, Erik and some of their wedding guests volunteering at The Rock Houses’ Foundation. It’s an amazing library that has been being refurbished since 2003. The kids that greeted us were so vibrant and fun, and it was an honor to see the work done at the library and watch some of the children perform for us as well. To find out more about the foundation’s work, you can click here.

undefinedKaren getting ready to feed her brain!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedErik’s mom was literally hands on with the kids!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined

  • Susana Barberá - You are by far one of my favorites photographers ever!!
    I really LOVE this post….Full of life!!! 🙂 thankss for inspiring me so much!

  • pamela - ahhhh!!! You can’t leave us hanging, this is too beautiful already!

  • MANEL TAMAYO - Not only one of the best wedding photographers. Now this !!! You’re really inspiring, an all round person. Great !!!

  • Ryan Brenizer - Nice Todd! I know the Rockhouse’s co-owner and absolutely love the place. Can’t wait to see the wedding.

  • Martino - Amazing, what a great story, what an experience. Being a photographer is such a great oportunity to tell stories like this one. THumbs up and waiting to see the wedding!

  • Karen Yau Østensjø - love love love love love!

  • Erik Østensjø - so far so incredible!

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