Title of Post TES logo
Soledad and Victor | Fresno Wedding Photography
| October 30th, 2010 |

Soledad Header

This was an interesting situation, I only met Soledad a week before her wedding. She was having some health issues and was going to postpone her wedding, but at the last minute she was feeling better and everything was falling into place to go ahead with the same date they had planned before. Except for booking a photographer, luckily I had that weekend open.  Soledad and Victor got married at Peoples Church in Fresno CA. The reception was held at a little golf course tucked away in Fresno called San Joaquin Valley County Club. I wish I could have had more time to get to know everyone so I would have had more to blog about. But, what can you do, I was happy I was able to help with her beautiful last minute wedding!


February 3, 2011
Kevin Ford said:

Beautiful wedding, beautiful location and wonderful photographs. Great job on keeping the colors rich.

August 3, 2011
Mary Evelyn said:

Beutiful work! These are all memorable moments captured. TES truly aspires to be the best!


Copyright © 2010 Third Element Studios
Title of Post TES logo
Zach and Nettie | Paso Robles Wedding Photography
| October 03rd, 2010 |

Zach Header

My long time partner in crime just got married, ill let him tell you all about it. Zach, get on here and finish this blog post. Congrats buddy.

Sexy PhotoTES_6214TES_6245TES_6538TES_6543TES_6560TES_6564TES_6618TES_6619TES_6630TES_6681TES_6726TES_6728TES_6773TES_6962_HDRTES_7162TES_7194TES_7208TES_7209TES_7237_HDRTES_7273TES_7290_HDRTES_7303TES_7311_HDRTES_7697TES_7753

Copyright © 2010 Third Element Studios
Title of Post TES logo
Corey and Patty | Texas Wedding Photography
| September 25th, 2010 |


I went to college at Letourneau University in Longview TX. An experience that I loved, and one of the things that made it so enjoyable for me was the staff of the university. Staff that would call you on your cell phone when you didn’t show up to class to tell you to wake up and get to class (annoying and hilarious at the same time, especially because the whole class waited for me to show up before starting). In the case of Corey, he would stay up late and come meet with me when I was having trouble with something and needed advice. Corey really took the time to invest in the students and consequently is loved across the board by anyone who has gone to school there (the guy has 2600+ Facebook friends).

So as you can imagine is was very flattered to receive the call to fly out and shoot his wedding. I got to see lots of old friends, and eat at all my favorite restaurants from my college days. Congrats Corey and Patty! Thanks for letting be a part of your day!



November 27, 2010
Forrest said:

Groups shots on the couch were stellar, good job Zach!

April 5, 2011

the shot of the cloudy sky is just excellent! amazingly done.....

Copyright © 2010 Third Element Studios
Title of Post TES logo
Taree and David | Sanger Wedding Photography
| September 10th, 2010 |

Taree Header

More content coming soon, just wanted to get some stuff up for you and the couple too see!

 IMG_3435 copyost content coming soonIMG_3462 copyIMG_3506 copyIMG_3514 copyIMG_3517 copyIMG_3521 copyIMG_3531 copyIMG_3614 copyIMG_3620 copyIMG_3634 copyIMG_3706 copyIMG_3781 copyIMG_4086 copyIMG_4155 copyIMG_4202 copy

Copyright © 2010 Third Element Studios
Title of Post TES logo
Sarah and Greg | Shaver Lake Engagement Photography
| September 04th, 2010 |

DSC_headMore content coming soon, just wanted to get some stuff up for you and the couple too see!


September 13, 2010
Bob Banks said:

Great site! I always find the articles here really nice.I just hope you will keep us update for more.Thanks!

September 20, 2010
Sarah said:

Oh they turned out wonderful! I love the video. Thankyou so much Forrest!

Copyright © 2010 Third Element Studios
Title of Post TES logo
The O’Hara’s | Sequoia Portrait Photography
| August 19th, 2010 |

DSC_headI recently had the opportunity to photograph a vacationing Canadian couple, I asked Michelle for a little tidbit about them so I could blog more accurately, the following is what she sent me:

We have been married five years and dated for five years before that, and we’ve enjoyed every bit of it. We’re both from Ontario, Canada. I (Michelle) teach high school English and Norm is the product manager of Springfree Trampoline, a company which makes safe trampolines without springs. We love to see new places together, and we’ve been on trips to Mexico, the Caribbean, China, Italy, Florida, and now the Southwest U.S in August 2010. We had a fantastic time on our road trip exploring the Utah parks, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, and Sequoia National Park. We were going to get photos taken for our fifth anniversary in June, but when our initial photographer didn’t work out, we thought, since we were taking this trip in August, why not wait until then and have the Giant Sequoia trees as a backdrop? We hope to continue to make wonderful memories together.

-Norm and Michelle O’Hara

I have been wanting to get up to the mountains for awhile now, and you know how it is… even though its only a 1.5 hour drive from Visalia, just couldn’t find the time… So thank you Norm and Michelle for giving me the chance to get up there! My favorite part of the whole thing was the “shock and awe” that they experienced when they first saw the Giant Sequoias. Consequently they spent a lot of time looking up , so I decided to play of of this theme. Sit back and enjoy some samples from there “vacatiportraits”.

For you scouting photographers/tourists out there here is where all this was shot:

Sequoia National Park, Crescent Meadow, Morro Rock, Tunnel Log, and Parker Group.

Example-3DSC_0533DSC_0596DSC_0599DSC_0629DSC_0647DSC_0654DSC_0665DSC_0669DSC_0673DSC_0676DSC_0693DSC_0701DSC_0709DSC_0725DSC_0741DSC_0754Thanks for the referral Kevin!

September 1, 2010
Kevin Ford said:

Great job on the photographs, looks like you were hanging out with them for quite a bit of the day. I'm glad that you were able to help them since I was booked out of town that week.

Copyright © 2010 Third Element Studios
Title of Post TES logo
Hillari and Nathan | Porterville Wedding Photography
| August 15th, 2010 |

Hillari and Nathan-head

Hillari and Nathan-193Hillari and Nathan-225Hillari and Nathan-303Hillari and Nathan-310Hillari and Nathan-486Hillari and Nathan-510Hillari and Nathan-659Hillari and Nathan-878Hillari and Nathan-1050Hillari and Nathan-1066Hillari and Nathan-1118Hillari and Nathan-1135Hillari and Nathan-1147Hillari and Nathan-1204Hillari and Nathan-1227Hillari and Nathan-1249

Copyright © 2010 Third Element Studios
Title of Post TES logo
James and Lindsay | San Jose Wedding Photography
| June 19th, 2010 |

James and Lindsay_head

James and Lindsay started dating way back when they were 16 and 17, and amazingly managed to survive dating long distance throughout college.

Their wedding was held at the beautiful Palmdale Estates.

This wedding had a ton a details to photograph, she rode up to the wedding in a horse drawn carriage, the boys showed up with the groups favorite beer in hand, "Pliny the Elder" (which was a fun prop), and the couple even peddled up to the reception on beach cruisers (yes Lindsay did ride a bike in her wedding dress, loved it).

The wedding was beautifully decorated, the location was amazing, the weather was perfect (look at those clouds!), and the couple picked the perfect time of day for it all to happen (sunset of course), enjoy!

group comp

James and Lindsay_0063 James and Lindsay_0151 James and Lindsay_0181 James and Lindsay_0423 James and Lindsay_0811James and Lindsay_0851James and Lindsay_1352 James and Lindsay_1479 James and Lindsay_1727 James and Lindsay_1921 James and Lindsay_2013 JL comp Untitled-1

June 29, 2010
James said:

Forrest and Zack these are awesome! You guys are amazing! Thank you so much!

June 29, 2010
Erika said:


June 30, 2010
Cathy said:

Thank you both so much! The pictures really capture the personality of the wedding party. It was pleasure to meet you both. I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

June 30, 2010
Kathy said:

What an awesome job you both did! These pictures are stunning! I cannot wait to see the rest of them.

July 1, 2010
Sierra said:

Love them!!! I can't wait to see every shot! They are all beautiful. : )

July 7, 2010
Erin said:

Zach and Forrest, this is probably one of your best shoots...seriously amazing photos!!

July 7, 2010
Jessica said:

LOVE these pics! I keep coming back to the site to look at them again and again. Can't wait to see the rest!

Copyright © 2010 Third Element Studios