Last week’s wedding was a big event for me because Jesse and I met each other when we were about 8 or 9 years old.  We grew up together…  In fact, for a small couple of month stretch in there somewhere, his parents were my legal guardians–so we were pretty much brothers at one point in time.

I can’t believe that the time has gone so quickly.  Jesse–I could easily be convinced that it was just a few short months ago that we built our amazing fort in the forest (complete with catapults, log avalanche release, and the snake pit security system) and I was wailing on you at Mario Kart (best. game. EVER).

Nostalgic memories of destroying each other aside… Friday was Jesse & Paige’s wedding, and also Jesse’s 25th birthday (Smart to pick an easy anniversary date, eh?  Guys, take note)  So happy birthday Jesse, and congratulations to you and Paige!

They were married at Dyer Observatory in Brentwood, which was a fun new location for us.  Lots of great wooded areas all around–so to be sure and get some of that McLellan FLAVAH, we passed by all of that heading straight for the giant telescope, and then out onto the roof.   Tough to pick between a roof shot and a telescope shot… but since it was our first wedding at the observatory, giant telescope wins.

Have fun in Hawaii, you two! Bring us back…  whatever it is that people bring back from Hawaii.  And don’t get swallowed by a volcano. I hear that happens sometimes.




  1. david baxter on September 5, 2007 at 12:11 am

    man, you have such the creative eye. you really make the most out of your surroundings. nice work as usual.

  2. DoDaDay on September 5, 2007 at 9:29 am

    Beatle….My suspicions confirmed___ You & Mel are not from this planet!
    You have talented yourselves beyond the most distant star.


  3. Rocky Alvey on September 5, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Thank you Sean and Mel! I am very very proud of you both!

    That is the best wedding picture taken at the observatory, ever.

    You have my vote as the best portrait photographers on this planet.


  4. esm on September 5, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    Positively stellar!!

  5. sean on September 6, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    thank you so much!

  6. Melanie Watson on September 23, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    I concur… Mario Kart… is the best game EVER!!!! Telescope… is possibly best backdrop/prop ever!

  7. jesse on October 7, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    I know this shot is great because everyone who sees it tells me so… I would have to agree. I can’t wait to see the rest. Remember being in a biker gang? …or being the green lantern duo? It would be great to live on that street as an eight year old again, if for just a day. Love you guys. (p.s. always roll w/ the red shell)

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