I’ve been covering more rehearsal dinners lately, and love their casual intimacy. I get to meet family & close friends early which makes it easy to identify them later on, I can document toasts that aren’t covered on the wedding day and there’s a palpable energy anticipation of what’s to come. Everyone is excited and maybe just a little bit nervous. It’s different than the celebratory momentum of a reception. Ali & Conor chose the Chef’s Table, one of Local 360’s private dining rooms, where the candlelit tables create a warmth that really adds to the experience. It’s my favorite way to light a cozy family dinner. Event Planner: Married with Michelle
Really fun show last night at the Crocodile. Death Cab played three songs off of their forthcoming album, Kintsugi, and introduced the public to two new touring band members, Dave Depper & Zac Rae.
I don’t do year-end best-of lists but if I did, Chris Staples’ American Soft would be on it. Robin Hilton of NPR agrees. You have one more chance to see him in 2014; this Saturday the 27th at The Sunset. Above is an outtake from a shoot we did together for the album’s release on Barsuk Records.