San Luis Obispo Wedding Photography by Jonathan Roberts| Bluephoto bio picture
  • Hi, I'm Jonathan Roberts and I started Bluephoto 8 years ago. I've shot over 300 weddings and have loved every minute of it *(almost every minute....the naked reception guy freaked me out...and there was the crazy dog that bit Michael, the groom...)!

    And a little about me:

    I am living my dream. Not too many people can say that. I have the cutest wife ever. Michelle never stops smiling and she is simply a joy to wake up to each day. I am incredibly thankful for our happy little boy who spends way more time giggling than crying, a wife who is the love of my life and a job I look forward to each day. Marriage for me has been a dream come true and I am thrilled to be a part of each couple's wedding day as they make the commitment to be together for the rest of their lives.

    And to be a little less sappy - I also love wine, cooking, cyclingnews.com, figuring out near impossible lighting setups, single speed mountain bikes, chips and salsa, brie with crackers and caramelized onions, the perfect margarita with just a touch of salt, and knowing when I click the shutter that I captured a perfect moment.

    Check out the posts below to get a feel of what your wedding pictures could look like. Most of these have been shot in and around San Luis Obispo wedding venues, and some farther away. I have made many friends along the way and I thank every couple from the bottom of my heart for making me a big part of their most special day. I have tried to capture the best, the most beautiful, the most touching (sometimes even the most zany) side of every couple through my photography. Take a stroll through my pages and think of me when planning your wedding in San Luis Obispo or the rest of Central California.

    Shoot me an email or give me a call we'll figure out a time to grab a cup of coffee.

    jonathan@bluephoto.biz 

    805.748.1378

     

Beth and Joe – Wedding

The night before I arrived on scene, there was a bit of a roast. A dirt throwing, mud slinging, love and laughter – roast. From what I hear Beth and Joe took some hilarious hits from the ones they love in a secluded barn (an hour plus from the nearest tiny airport) with good food, plenty of wine amongst their cherished family and close friends. The jabs were thrown by those that care about them most; and those same folks were surrounded by hundreds more the next day out at Santa Margarita Ranch as Beth and Joe said, “I do.”

Santa Margarita Ranch sits about 10 miles from my house in San Luis Obispo and offers up a canvas of quintesential central coast barn radness. I LOVE that Beth and Joe were attracted to such a magical place. For most of the year the hills are golden brown but, with the recent rain, new green grasses and wild flowers are shooting up all over.

Beth and Joe have been together for 10 years. Michelle and I are close to that but, we have yet to hit that 10 year milestone. The length of their engagement wasn’t missed as an opportunity for loving mockery throughout their wedding weekend. However, it struct me that they must have already figured out a lot of things that only come up after being with the same person for a significant period of time. Michelle and I are continually trying to figure things out (i.e. negotiate) in order to keep our marriage strong.

There was a great reason to celebrate last Saturday. Beth and Joe have and are continuing to make it work. In a society where the divorce rate is (divorce is actually down since the 1960s in America by the way – NOT up as many assume) more than I would like, Beth and Joe have stayed together. They have made a commitment that I’m sure is sometimes hard – and they have shown their determination to mend what needs to be mended, to forgive when warranted and to always love because that is the foundation from where their resolve derives. And most importantly, they laugh. They laugh more than you. And maybe more than me (maybe). They laugh and cause laughter and bring joy to those that surround them. And that is why 300 people took planes, trains, autos and horseback(?) to celebrate these two as they made things official…because they already had and they don’t plan to change a thing.

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1 Second a Day for 1 Year

Thinking back on 2014, my brain spins with so many memories. Focusing in for only a moment, a picture of Lake Arrowhead and the crazy road Janice, Dan and I sprinted up as the sun set over the vast valley below. And then to the music of so many wonderful musicians in Ojai when Mia and David decided to throw a party that lit up the sky and burned up the dance floor. I imagine the worn leather of my Allen Edmond’s as they rhythmically touch down, during and after the “I Do’s.” And it doesn’t take much to think of my wrist that burns with a carpel soreness that requires most of the winter to settle down; however, with each passing year, the memories that I get to be a part of hold increasingly more value. When everything is perfect, smiles sincere, love real – a whisper of magic enters in and for many, life’s difficulties and struggles can be put away. These are the moments that make the memories that make up each wedding day. A chance to be lost in a world where everything is just right is something that I value and cherish.

With December the rains came. I put PJ in my old raincoat and gave him as many Tupperware boats as I could find before sending him to the curb where the current is strongest and the boats can gather the most speed. Our Christmas tree was adorned with new lights this year; LED’s with rechargeable batteries and 10 different varieties of blinking patterns (that make you want to scream when trying to turn the damn things off). Michelle and I are celebrating being together long enough to know that this is really going to stick and we seem to have figured out the algorithm for fixing issues that come up that might keep us from getting what we need to be happy. We are both happy. Thankfully.

My legs are still strong enough to ride my bike as much and as long as time permits. And our family’s health hasn’t been hit with anything new or frustrating or scary. Our kitchen is full of food and dinners are served with vegetables from our local growers and often fish that hasn’t been injected with dye to improve it’s complexion. My wife loves me and tells me almost ever day. My little boy is a shining beacon of purpose, hope, promise and success. And he really loves bacon. And the pictures I take that account for what I see each week are only a small portion of the magic I experience every day. With reverence, devotion, an open heart and optimistic breath, I say, “welcome 2015, I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for us!”

And yes, I did finish my 1 second a day video for 2014. Check it out below.

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