Thursday, April 30, 2009

Priscila & Nick ~ Married!

Marina Del Rey, California
Cafe Del Rey


There are not enough nice words to describe Priscila and Nick. To be 100% honest, I usually feel a more connected to clients who have an e-session. No, this is not a slick (or not so slick) way of trying to tell you to have an e-session :P Seriously, when we get to interact with a couple and find out more about them during an engagement session, it's usually like we're old friends when the wedding rolls around. However, with Nick and Priscila we did not need an e-session. We didn't even need to meet! We didn't meet them until their wedding day, but we immediately found out how awesome they are. We talked, joked around, walked and even went into a bar during their portrait time! I'm telling you, it's like we had known each other for years :)

We were not the only ones that could tell within minutes of meeting them that they are awesome. They knew that the other was amazing within minutes of meeting in Hawaii. Hey, when you know, you know! Five years later they tied the knot!

Priscila and Nick's wedding was beautiful and intimate. Thanks to their coordinator and friend, Angie of Absolutely Events, everything ran smoothly and beautifully!

Priscila & Nick: Thank you for being so genuine, kind and thoughtful :) You guys are the best! Clients like you make me thank my lucky stars :) Art and I appreciate your trust in us. You made us feel like we were part of your tight knit friends and we hope that from now on you do consider us friends :)

Here are some of our favorite images:

Priscila & Nick decided to see each other before the ceremony so I'll start with some portraits we got before the ceremony.






When the bridal party left, Nick and Priscila decided the needed to unwind just a bit so we went to a bar in Venice Beach. If you've been to Venice Beach then you know that some of the bars can be a bit loud. Loud is not the word for how they got when they saw Priscila and Nick walking in! People cheered, high five with them, and some kind guys even bought them a few shots and beers! This was definitely a first for us!! We totally enjoyed it :) Although, I think I lost my hearing for a few seconds when the crown was going wild for Priscila and Nick :P





Back to portraits :)







A few details







Ceremony







More bride/groom shots







I got this shot from outside the room they were in. You can't even tell there was glass between us!




Reception details! My favorite :)







The first dance


The last shot of the night


Behind the scene:

Art


Helping Priscila with the bustle


I have to publicly thank Priscila and Nick for being so thoughtful! They gave Art and I a bag full of snacks to hold us until we could have dinner (that alone is sweet). They did not use a regular bag, though! They were super thoughtful and gave us a Lakers bag! I thought that was really cool for two reasons 1. We love the Lakers and 2. the only way they would know that is by reading our blog. Actually, they would know that by reading the personal part of our blog. Sometimes I think I should stick to just blogging weddings because people probably don't read the personal stuff. Now I know that at least one person has read it :P As long as one person reads it, I'm good! :)

Priscila & Nick: The fact that you put so much thought and time into giving us a personalized gift, means a lot to us! You guys are the best! You seriously made us feel special :) Thank you.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Theresa & Chris ~ Married! {Part 1 of 3}

Theresa and Chris have waited so patiently for their teasers that I have to give them a mega post. Not only that, but I will also break up the teasers into three different entries.

This entry has only candid images. You know, it's been a while since I actually felt the freedom of just doing my thing. I love journalistic photography and for a while it seemed that either couples were more into getting formal images, posed images or anything but journalistic. I don't think there is anything wrong with family portraits or posed images, but it feels really good to just focus on getting real moments, real emotions, real smiles, real tears, you get me? So that is why I decided to start the first part of Theresa & Chris' images with candids.

I hope you enjoy!




















I got this shot while Chris talked to Art. I don't know what they were talking about, but I love Chris' reaction :)


The first dance








Tears of joy after Theresa's sister gave her toast


Afterwards it was all laughter






Guess who the joke was about :P


I'll leave you with my favorite candid. I love how they're dancing in between a lot of couples, but by Theresa's expression, you would think it's only the two of them. I bet that's how they felt! <3



I'll throw in the black & white because I love it so much!



Part 2 will be details because they had a lot of them! Part 3 will be portraits of Theresa and Chris because they look so good together :)

Before I get to Part 2 & 3, I will blog Priscila & Nick's wedding, though! Another awesome couple!
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here are a few shots from today's wedding.








I can't wait to show you the rest! This couple unleashed details galore on everyone! I loved it!
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