October 18, 2014

Tips

About First Looks

Above, Grant & Caitlin’s Feature Film segment. Tomorrow is their wedding anniversary, and it is also significant for us in the cinematic style we decided to pursue since then. Their First Look is one of my personal favorites, and I would like to take the opportunity and talk more about this.

First Looks. Some couples like them, some others prefer not to… but there is still a majority that do not even know what are FL or why should they consider one at their wedding. In my opinion First Looks are an incredible element to incorporate in a wedding. While they may not be suitable for everyone I still invite you to read for a few minutes – especially if you are planning your day.

The first time I saw a “First Look” listed in a wedding timeline I had no idea what it was. I thought it had something to do with make-up and hair, maybe the first time the bride would look in the mirror… seriously, I had no clue. When the bride and groom met just before the ceremony …

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October 7, 2014

Wedding Films

Travis & Alexis Blue

Cinematographers: Robert J. P. Oberg & Sunny Zhao
Art Direction & Edition: Robert J. P. Oberg

Photography: Mandy Nabors
Venue: Poetry Springs
Florist: A & L Floral Design

Not always do we get to meet couples as sweet and as happy as this one. When we heard their story at our first meeting we were surprised to know for how long they had known each other; as Travis said in the introduction of his vows, “who knew it would take 3 years for me to work up the courage to talk to you, and 11 years later you’d become my wife.” When the wedding day came, we loved being there to capture many moments between this couple and also with their friends. It was fun, it was touching, and at the same time, it was inspiring to be part of this celebration of love. We hope you enjoy watching their film as much as we enjoyed making it for them.

Congratulations to Travis and Alexis!

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October 4, 2014

Tips

Coexisting with Photographers

One of the questions that I hear in almost every consultation is: “how do you work with the photographer?” The question is very well founded. Many of us have heard horror stories of vendors fighting, you may have seen some viral clips on social media, many have seen camera dudes photo-bombing important wedding moments, you may have been warned by your photographer friend, etc. In my opinion, it all comes down to two words: PROFESSIONALISM and COMMUNICATION.

Being a photographer myself, and having shot weddings in the past, I know the importance of photography. I know how important is light, composition, and capturing the moment. I know how inconvenient it is to have someone in the frame in the wrong moment, I know the frustration of missing the shot because of someone else with a camera, and I know the stress of having my clients directed in the opposite direction where my setup is. Because I know this, and because I also value memories, I respect the art of photography.

It’s been a little over a year that we decided to embrace a …

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