Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wedding at Presbyterian Church of the Master and El Adobe De Capistrano: Andrew + Kym

This Orange County wedding video is about 9 minutes long so for best viewing performance: press play then pause...let the lower bar turn a solid gray then press play again. The video will then be fully loaded.

Let me start by stating this wedding film was shot entirely by one cameraman (me). It goes to show that you do not need a crew of videographers in order to produce to a beautiful film although it is certainly a big challenge to shoot alone.

Andrew and Kym are high school sweethearts who have known each other since the 4th grade in elementary school. Kym, being a wedding planner...I knew this event would be well coordinated which it was.

This film has lots of natural audio from the vows and toasts mixed to a nice selection of music choosing by the bride and groom. The clip in the front with the groom and groomsmen, although looks staged was totally random and from the hip. It's rare that I get anyone interested in talking to the camera the way they did but these guys were down with being "on cam".

The ceremony took place at The Presbyterian Church of the Master in Mission Viejo, Ca. and the reception was hosted at El Adobe De Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, Ca.

It was a pleasure working with wedding photographer Trista Lerit again. We have worked together several times and our candid style of shooting blends so well. Some photos of the vent can be seen here.

Joe Paxton of Atmosphere Entertainment took care of the music and reception lighting.

Wedding at Presbyterian Church of the Master and El Adobe Orange County from Today's The Day Weddings on Vimeo.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wedding at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa + Patricia and Steve

The Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency is one of my favorite venues to shoot at. It's basically like a Southern California beach wedding without the blowing sand getting into my camera gear and no beach goers in the background starring into the camera the way people do on the Antiques Road Show on PBS. If you've seen that show you know what I mean;)

Here's a teaser of Patricia and Steve's wedding.

Wedding Video at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach + Patricia and Steve from Today's The Day Weddings on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Adamson House Wedding Video+Malibu California+Stefani and Jason

If you've ever been to Malibu California you know that there's not much to complain about. Even the traffic jams driving up PCH is pretty darn nice (the view to your left that is).

When I looked at my schedule prior to this Malibu Beach wedding and saw that I would be working with an entourage of very cool wedding professionals I was even more stoked to be shooting Stefani and Jason's wedding. As cool as all of my clients are, getting to work with great vendors makes all the difference in the world.

We couldn't have asked for better conditions. A mid September day, perfect temperature, a stones throw from Malibu Beach and one awesome venue to shoot at.

Malibu's Adamson House was the set for this beautiful wedding. Since I did not meet Stefani and Jason prior to their wedding day I really didn't know much about them. During their vows (which they wrote themselves) I had the chance to hear a little back story of how they met and how long they have been together...btw over a decade, which was awesome to hear.

This wedding was coordinated by one of my favorite wedding and event planners on the planet: Paola from Just Chic Events. We have worked together many times and every single event is always extraordinary.

The photographer was Ryan Jones of RCJones Photography in Fresno. Let me say, Ryan has a great eye for capturing an image. I love his sense of style and I'd like to add he is very candid when shooting and cool and humble guy. Although he is based in Fresno, he often shoots Los Angeles and Orange County Weddings...certainly worth checking out if you are in need of a photographer. Some images from this wedding can be seen here.

Another fabulous wedding professional this day was Sherry McAlly from On Location Beauty. I think I have shot about 40 weddings where Sherry was the make up artists, she rocks and never disappoints!

Edge Entertainment took care of entertaining the guests all night long.

Here's a teaser of what the day looked like through my lens.

Adamson House Wedding Video in Malibu California from Today's The Day Weddings on Vimeo.