Weddings - Senior Graduate Photography - Young Families
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Valencia
Wedding Prep: Blo Out Lounge - hair and makeup. Valencia Town Center
Hair and Makeup: Anet at the Blo Out Lounge
Venue: Robinson Ranch Golf Club
Videographer: Graham Kelly
Cake Artist: Jill's Cake Creation
DJ: Christopher Bay
And yes...we are a bit behind - we shot 4 weddings in one week...yes 4 - one more in september and 3 back to back saturdays in October and November...that with associate shoots, and Jessy having an ER injury to her thumb caused a bit of a back up...we are about coming up for air...and Jessy is now having surgery on Wednesday for a should that keeps dislocating...keep her in your prayers!! Thankful to have Lissy, my niece, move down to help us and launch the associate part of our business!
Here's an awesome link to a video Eric made for Ashley and showed it at their reception.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Trevor and Summer
This amazing wedding was somewhat of an associate wedding- I went for all the portraits before the wedding. Jessy and Lissy did all the wedding prep, ceremony and family.
It was a great day. I had actually shot the bride's brothers wedding back in March of this year - it's always fun to be involved in the same family's wedding and it was good to see a lot of the same people! This wedding venue is always beautiful. It was a hot day and cooled down perfectly for the ceremony.
Trevor and Spencer love going to the river and the desert, pretty sure I remember the officiant saying that Summer grew up on dirtbikes...They actually got engaged in the desert at a place called The Desert Bar. They also like to take Tank, their dog, for walks around the neighborhood. They enjoy cooking dinner together as he does the meat on grill and she make all the side dishes. They love spending time with family.
The girls wore cowboy boots which is also reflective of the couples love of country music!
At the end of this post is the link to their PASS account to view and purchase photos. Thank you!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
I'm loving this blog post... Jessy set it up and I just love it...
This wedding was one I had been looking forward to for a long time - Mollie was in my niece Kristine's wedding and I was so excited when she asked me to photograph hers!
For their engagement photos, click here Mollie and Spencer Engagement and here (because we did two..)
Their story is adorable...They had a class together...he acted like he was interviewing her but he was asking her out...they went out...got lost going to Pasadena..drove around for hours...and the rest is history. She loves all things girlie and shoes, clothes, colors, pinterest etc...He is all boy and a stud baseball player. Their theme was fashion meets baseball...
I have always loved Mollie - I have known her for many years - she is sweet, bubbly, funny and loves the Lord with all her heart... We actually went to Wicked together...not sure she remembers that! She is a treasure to many - and brings everyone she knows to hysterical laughing...She makes everyone feel like a million bucks when talking to them and ends everything with xoxoxo hugs and kisses and about how amazing you are ....Spencer is one of a kind - that's all I can say - He absolutely adores her, he has the most easy going and amazing personality - he's a leader and he loves the Lord and has a desire to lead her and be the best husband possible. I had the privilege of shooting their first look - they were blindfolded - and they prayed together. His prayer brought me to tears and I had to put down my camera. Honestly - I was blown away. He is just impressive - his character is stellar, his reputation goes before him, as does Mollie's and they are perfect for each other. It's always a joy to be so intimately involved in weddings as I pray for my own children and who they will marry someday. I tell Mollie all the time that she is truly blessed (I would tell Spencer the same thing...but I don't talk to him regularly haha)...But back to his prayer - I wish it was written down - it was everything a godly young man should desire and pray for as he is heading into marriage ... I wish you could all have heard it...
When I shoot weddings like this, I can't believe that I get to do this...It's like being part of the family....
This venue was beautiful and unique and Mollie had her touches all over the venue - there was no stone unturned. Many times I would turn a corner and see something new and special and have to find Jessy to make sure she got all the details! Many you will see here...but there are many more photos in their PASS account. Go see the pics here first to get a snapshot of their day...at the end of the post is the link to all their photos.
Mollie and Spencer's PASS site :
You can print and or download photos. The print pricing is totally reasonable from this company and it's professional prints...way better than Costco..trust me!
Vendor line up:
Venue: Merritt Mansion, Ambassador Mansion & Gardens: 330 West Green Street, Pasadena
Wedding Coordinator: Angie Kay Marigoldmom.com
Videographer: Robert Jensen
Band/DJ: Patrick McGillicuddy PMcgillicuddy@rockypeak.org
Makeup Artist: Erin Parker Erin@dwellbyerin.com
Hair Artist: Courtney Melonas email@example.com
Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo Collection
Bridesmaids gowns: Express and Francesca's
Men's Tuxes: Dolce Vitta, LA Fashion District
Lighting: Marc, Pacific Coast Lighting firstname.lastname@example.org
Caterer: Kyndra McCrary, Ooh-lala Catering Kyndra@ooh-lalacatering.com
Coffee vendor: Dan Irwin, 818-415-4141
Photo Booth: Robert and Jenna Jensen, Robert Jensen Photo Video
Vintage rentals- Tasteful Tatters Emilee.email@example.com, 951-870-9008
Musicians: Nick Melonas on Cello, Blake Dempsey on guitar, Tad Mehringer vocals, Catherine Rowley vocals, Monique Benitez vocals
Invitations/programs: Monika Mehringer
There were a ton of people and vendors that helped at this wedding - I was blown away by all the sweet friends and family that gave of themselves to bring Mollie's dream wedding to life. The vendor team was incredible...the DJ hilarious and did a great job at making the reception a blast.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Friends and Family,
I am starting an associate business and would love for you to benefit from it.
The associates will use my equipment, my lenses, my same style and the exact editing. Jessy, who has been shooting with me for the past 5 years will be the primary shooter. She is professional, personable, and extremely reliable. From a technical perspective, she knows her gear, understands lighting and editing, which is something any photographer would not take lightly. She will also have her second shooter, Alyssa, for every session. Alyssa has shadowed me occasionally over the past year and is now pursuing photography with us full-time.
We are offering these sessions at a very discounted rate for my business. To start off the fall season, they will be doing a mini session kick-off. This will consist of 20 minutes slots, the cost will be $125 for a gallery of 25 photos and 7 edited photos, with the option of purchasing more edits for additional $10 per photo.
These will be held at the Dog Park at Glen Arbor Park on Monday, October 14th. They will have 6 available slots:
3:00 - 3:30
3:30 - 4:00
4:00 - 4:30
4:30 - 5:00
5:00 - 5:30
5:30 - 6:00
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a timeslot on this day if interested. If you are interested in a full family session, they have begun booking those as well for the upcoming holiday season. Please inquire at email@example.com if interested.
The photo in the blog is from a recent session they just did.
Thank you, Tracy Dodson Photography