I wanted an urban feel for Mimi and Bradley’s shoot because they are a hip couple. Bradley also has an artistic edge and brought props. Abbot Kinney Boulevard and the Venice canals turned out to be the perfect locations. We also applied “bleach” Photoshop techniques on some of the images to give them a gritty feeling. Bradley’s a skateboarder so we did some fun blur effects. I like to add movement to a picture because it adds another visual dimension.
We did Allyson and Logan’s engagement session in several locations. First started out at the Orange Circle, we stopped at their favorite bar, the liquor store Allyson’s parents own, Chapman College where Allyson goes to law school. From there went to Logan’s sister’s home in Corona Del Mar where we had a beautiful modern home to work with. I had photographed Logan’s sisters wedding several years ago. We had a great time with the shoot.
Peter plays in a mariachi band with his family and Tara is a traditional Mexican dancer. They also compete in their respective disciplines. We had fun incorporating these family customs into their engagement session, and the San Juan Capistrano Mission was the perfect backdrop. Our Photoshop effects highlight the beautiful details in their clothing.
One could not ask for a sweeter couple than Jenny and Aaron. Both have a heart of gold. Jenny’s convertible Bug was the get away car from Community Congregational Church in Corona del Mar. It gave us some fun photo ops. The tent wedding on the golf course at Oak Creek in Irvine was beautiful, especially as the sun set. Jenny’s two brothers did one of the funniest best man toasts I’ve ever heard.
Yoshihiro is a professional sports and celebrity photographer. During my career, I have shot over 40 weddings of professional photographers. In addition to Yoshihiro’s wedding this year, I also photographed a paparazzo and wedding photographer’s wedding. I enjoy working with people who are in the visual arts they are discerning and appreciate my technical and artistic talents. Another perk is that after shooting their weddings, we often become good friends!
What a wonderful wedding! Bren’s got a lot of fun energy and Ty is a Texas gentleman. Together, they make a nice balance. We moved around a lot that day, starting at their home, then to Community Congregational Church, then off to beautiful Big Canyon Country Club for the reception. Susan MacDonald kept everything flowing smoothly, which can be difficult with multi-location event. I loved the green linens that decorated the tables, provided by Wildflower Linen.
Coordinator: Susan MacDonald / www.sumacproductions.com
Church: Community Congregational / www.cdmucc.org
Reception: Big Canyon Country Club / www.bigcanyoncc.org
Florist: Enchanted / www.nisiesenchanted.com
Linens: Wildflower Linen / www.wildflowerlinens.com
Band: Wayne Foster / www.waynefoster.com
That’s not Brian with the leash around his neck its Brittney and Brian’s dog, Chloe! She did a great job as ring bearer for the ceremony. Who says a girl can’t be a ring bearer? I love photographing couples during the toasts. It’s the perfect opportunity to capture great expressions.
Hotel: St.Regis / http://www.stregismb.com
Coordinator: Kimberly Bradford / http://www.kimberlybradfordevents.com
Florist: Square Root Designs / http://www.squarerootdesigns.com
Video:Â Living Cinema /Â http://www.livingcinema.net
Bridal Shop:Â MoniqueÂ Lhuillier / http://www.moniquelhuillier.com
Church: St. Denis / www.stdenis.org
Hotel: Hyatt-Garden Grove / www.orangecounty.hyatt.com
Coordinator: Carrie Goff / www.carriegoff.com
Florist: Flowers by Allie / www.flowerallieweddings.com
Cake: Great Dane Bakery / www.greatdanebakery.com
Makeup: Bang Trinh / www.bangtrinhmakeup.com
DJ: Mike Carcano / www.carcanodj.com