As if the Tyler and Terence’s amazingly heartfelt beach ceremony wasn’t enough, they had wedding day part deux. And to help them create their epic wedding day part deux was an entourage of the largest and closest group of extremely talented triathlon athletes, musicians, designers, lawyers and supermen. They even made their own self printing photobooth out of a cardboard box! When I first stumbled upon it, I was left dumbstruck for a couple minutes, then I heartily chuckled at step #2, and then sang the song in my head. How did we score such awesome clients?
From a photographic point, this wedding shoot was like walking into a candy store for us. I think it helped that Terence is a photographer himself and knew that a venue like the Smog Shoppe is going to come out amazing. He went the extra mile and projected images on the far wall so that we’d get cool backdrops for the whole reception! A.w.e.s.o.m.e.
Ty and TY are also beginning to shoot weddings themselves, so if you’re at all interested in having this awesome couple shoot your wedding, then please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Catching photographers as they are starting out in their business is always a great value.
My favorite thing about this engagement session (besides working with Dani and Sean, of course) was the location. This sweet couple invited us over to their newly restored Craftsman home in LA. I’ve always been intrigued and drawn to Craftsman houses and would love to own one myself one day. I completely fell in love with the restoration Sean and Dani have done on their home. When discussing locations for their engagement session, they decided that it was important to include their home as they saw it as an important part of their lives right now. I really feel like engagement sessions work way better when my clients choose locations that have some sort significance to them and is in an environment that they are comfortable in.
We started the session off in their breakfast room, complete with an adorable ceramic monkey!
Darlene + Jerrold were great to photograph! They had a good amount of chemistry, which always helps while we’re shooting. We met up with them at the Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA. We had shot at this location before, so we were determined to find a new approach. This is basically our mindset every time we walk into a new photo sitting, “How can we make this session unique to this couple?”. I think we found what we were looking for and found an entirely different angle.
I was jumping up and down when Aaron of Aaron Delesie photography sent this wedding over to share with us. First of all, I can’t say enough about Aaron and his extraordinary talent. He has the ability to perfectly capture a wedding and make you feel as if you are transported there, just by looking at his gorgeous photography. Take a look at this wedding and you will see what I mean.
Austin + Jean were married on February 7th at the Occidental College in Los Angeles. This was an interesting day as it was a 100% forecast to rain the ENTIRE day. Not only were we praying for a break from the bad weather, but we heard that Austin’s grandmother praying hard as well! Upon arriving to the Langham Hotel in Sierra Madre for prep photos the clouds parted and the sun shined on through…the day could not have been more gorgeous! See, prayers do get answered! Oddly and lucky enough, we had no rain until, literally, the minute the reception started and then it came down like cats and dogs!!!
While Justin attended to the men getting ready I found Jean waiting in her room and all beautified, thanks to talented make-up artist and hair-dresser extraordinaire Nicole DeAnne.
Iris and Eric had a beautiful wedding at Verandas in Manhattan Beach, CA. It was super-windy that day, which brought up the chill factor, but the wedding went off without a hitch. It was so windy that as Iris was walking down the aisle her veil stood straight up into the air. It was acting like one of those weather vanes, so her bridesmaid had to help her keep it down.
Iris and Eric were both so happy that day. Seeing a childhood friend getting married is one of those surreal moments because I knew Iris from junior high, and that’s the Iris that I still have in my mind when I talk to her. How fast we grow up. Seeing her mom for the first time made me realize where she gets her fun personality. The best part for me was when Eric’s father gave his toast. I think he had the audience in tears by the end. I love it when a parent can give a good roast in such a loving manner.
Iris getting all made up. She’s got such beautiful eyes!
Everyone remember this gorgeous couple?! If not, click here to see their engagement session taken a few months back in Downtown LA.
Anne + Mark were married on August 29th, 2008. The ceremony took place at The Santa Clara Church in Oxnard and the beautiful reception was held at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. I loved the details of this wedding, and to top it all off, Mark + Anne looked quite fabulous themselves!
Anne and Mark are definitely rock stars to the max! They looked so amazing for their engagement session and were even cooler to photograph! We shot their engagement photos in downtown Los Angeles. We started out at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and, I’m not going to lie, I was a little hesitant to go there at the risk of taking images that look like all of the other photographs I’ve see from there. But much to our delight, the location was awesome and I think we took a totally different view on it.
As promised, I’m getting caught up on the blog and some fabulous weddings that took place at the end of last year. I think this actually works out very well as I don’t have a wedding until March and it’s nice to sprinkle these in between all the recent enagement sessions. Melysa and Michael are another one of my great San Francisco couples who were referred to me by the awesome Morgan and Scott. Their wedding was at the beautiful Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. Wendy Wuitschick of Sorelle Weddings and Events was the event planner and everything was lovely and elegant in deep reds. Loved it! And there always seems to be something so lively and real about the Jewish weddings I photograph. So much joy. I love all the tradition but yet I’m not really a traditional person. And the dancing is always one of my favorite parts of the wedding. Enjoy!
Style. Kenneth and Connie have gotten that word down pat. Their wedding had a grand and classy feel to it all over. Her dress was pretty amazing, with an extra-long veil for cool flying-in-the-wind type shots. Made for catching some dramatic shots pretty easy. We got tons of time to shoot with Connie at Shin Bu Bridal in Koreatown, so we had a blast trying tons of shots. Thanks, Kenneth and Connie, for letting us be a part of your day – can’t wait to see how your album comes out!