Wednesday, July 29, 2009

jake ♥ kiki - The Highlights

One of the most intriguing aspects for me about the wedding day is the history and strong family traditions and values that are ever present at each shoot. When Kiki's father spoke about what it meant to him to give his daughter away to Jake, it simply reinforced my belief that a strong family is such a great foundation for the beginning of a marriage.

It was evident both on their wedding day as well as the rehearsal dinner that both Kiki and Jake come from very tight knit and strong families. Traditions played a big role in this wedding and they were exemplified in all the details. From photographs of grandparents in a locket on the bouquet, to a grand entrance capped off with their college fight song, Jake and Kiki didn't miss a thing.

My personal favorite to this highlight is the Vespa parked out in front of the Balboa Bay Club. While we have the opportunity to share in many couples' special day, I have never seen a Bride and Groom drive off at the end of the night on a Vespa, and as they say, "Just when I think I've seen it all. . . . . " you get the idea.

A very special thanks to Jim Kennedy from Jim Kennedy Photographers. We randomly had the opportunity to work together twice within a month, so that was definately a treat as he is always a pleasure to work with!

Also, thank you to Lisa Moon from Lisa Moon Events for moving the evening along just as planned. A good coordinator is worth her weight in gold and Lisa is a great coordinator!

So here are the wedding day highlights from jake ♥ kiki, enjoy! :-)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Erin + Greg - 7 Years, but Worth the Wait

Erin and Greg went to high school together. For whatever reason, their relationship didn't blossom until much further down the road, but as anyone who was at the wedding would tell you, their love for each other truly has grown over the years into a foundation for a marriage that will last a lifetime.

These two decided to have the party in style at the Ritz in Dana Point after a beautiful ceremony at St. Edward's in Dana Point. With so many of our recent clips reflecting a slightly faster pace, we decided to slow it down a bit for this trailer. We found a great song for Erin and Greg and we hope you like it, too!

A special shout out to Joel Eckman Maus from StudioEMP! Thanks for being easy to work with and we hope to have the privilege of shooting with you again!

Erin + Greg, enjoy!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Allison + Robert - aBadKad Same Day Edit

This one was unique from the start. First off, a HUGE shout out to Allison + Robert for making this wedding their own. I have never seen lemons, limes, and oranges used as centerpieces on tables, and it totally rocked!

Second, I have to say that the father of the bride stole our heart with his Mint 46' Cadillac. As soon as we saw that car, we knew it was going to be a part of the SDE, hence we reference the license plate in this post.

Third, the watch that Allison gave Rob as a wedding gift was sweet, and let's face it Rob, you can never go wrong with Diamond Studs for the bride, never seen a bride who didn't like those. :-) Funny that the two of them got the same card to go with the gifts, as one bridesmaid said, "It must be a sign!" Be sure to pay attention for the shots of the gifts in the SDE.

And Finally, a huge shout out to the crazy cool vendors who helped to make last night's presentation a success. First, thank you to Kim Sanders and her team from Art With Nature as we were in their hair trying to get some fun ring shots with their fruity centerpieces for awhile!

Second, thanks to Tracy Norred from Serendipity Images Photography for letting us have our way with the lovely couple and being so easy to work with. And finally, a shout out to John from After Dark Entertainment for arranging the audio for the SDE. These presentations can't go off the way they do without help from DJs like John!

So without further ado, we bring to you Allison + Robert - aBadKad SDE. . . .


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lauren + Cooper - The Rock Trailer

I have been wanting to use this song in a trailer since the first time I heard it. Already being a HUGE Kings of Leon fan, I had to find the right wedding to use it in, and here it is.

Having done our first shoot for the save the date back last year (you can see it HERE), I feel like I've known Lauren and Cooper forever already, and to see the day finally come, and in experiencing it with the two of them and their incredibly gracious families, I have to say how perfect the day truly was.

We started at the Waterfront Hilton in Huntington Beach and made our way to the Newland House in Huntington (hidden gem of a location by the way). Being that Cooper is in a rock band of his own, I figured what better than to pick up the pace on this trailer and bring you a wedding in a way you probably aren't used to seeing it.

A very special thanks to Wendy Walker for all of her help at the reception, not to mention I have to give a shout out to her Vintage Mic as well! Andrea Martin from Something Blue Stylists also brought her flair to the day with a great hair and makeup session for the girls as well.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Danny + Krystal - A Photo Fakeout

When Krystal and I were chatting on the phone for this Same Day Edit, her idea was to start with photographs to give the guests the idea that it was going to just be a photo montage, then we would come in with the Same Day Edit and give everyone an idea of what went on throughout the day!

Love the bridal prep shots in this one and we ended with a fun little stop motion piece that I hope you enjoy. Krystal also had a couple photos that she wanted to add at the end as well, what a fun wedding and a great family!

P.S. - I LOVE Mariachis


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