Wow, what an amazing start to the new wedding season! We have been so blessed this year with the amount of bookings and quality of our clients, and if the rest of the year is anything like this wedding we got to share with Jessica and Daniel, it’s gonna be a good year
Here is the story of how Daniel proposed to Jessica (from her viewpoint)
“Well Daniel Tricked me for most of the day. Took me to breakfast at one of our favorite spots, Beachcomber Cafe. It was romantic and right on the beach but he didn’t propose there. We went to my favorite place, Disneyland, and he didn’t do it there either. The day progressed and we ended up at my parents house. When I approached the house, our families walked out with signs that spelled out “Jess will you marry me?” 3 and a half months in to our relationship, my best friend got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. And I couldn’t be happier! When I walk down the aisle to meet him on our wedding day it will be 1 year to the day that he asked me to be his girlfriend”
Venue – Heritage Park in Fountain Valley http://www.fountainvalley.org/visitors/parks/
Photography – Closer to Love Photography http://www.closertoloveblog.com
Hair – Mary Johnson (949) 874-4248
Make-up – Allison Escalante (714) 356-1501
Centerpiece flowers – Costco wholesale in Fountain Valley (714) 434-0515
Bouquets/boutonnieres- Jennifer Mcgee – Saddleback Flower Shop - www.saddlebackflowershop.net
Bride’s Dress – Mariposa Boutique www.mariposabride.com
Bride’s Shoes- Girl Mia
Bridesmaid Dresses- Alfred Angelo www.alfredangelo.com
Groom and Groomsmen – Friar Tux www.friartux.com
Bride’s Earrings – David’s Bridal www.davidsbridal.com
Wedding Cake – church friends
Food- Adolfo Robledo (626) 256- 8416
Sweet heart/ bride & groom sign overlay and burlap – Shinoda Design center /www.shinodadesigncenter.net/
Invitations- wedding paper divas www.weddingpaperdivas.com
Chairs and Lamps – Baker Party Rental www.bakerpartyrentals.com
So we are extremely excited. Why, you ask? Here is why:
#1. Im moving into my first home ever. Crazy scary experience, but also super exciting. My wife Gaby and I prayed for a home where she can be closer to family and I can be closer to, well, just closer to everything else. We found a beautiful place in northwest Glendale and are super pumped to move in. Right now we are in the process of painting so we should get some pics in next month.
#2. Our wedding season is booked! For the first time I can say I am a full time videographer. I have always been praying to have a job in cinematography full time and it seems that now may be that time. I have always wanted to invest everything I have, including all my time, into my work and by the grace of God I am finally able. We are slammed this year, which means more great videos to show you all! It also means I get to grow and learn even more, which I am most excited about.
#3. My second shooter, Andrew, has grown into an amazing videographer and also an editor. I am hoping he will be able to step on board to edit some shoots with me so that we can work on twice as much stuff and have twice as much fun. If you haven’t had a chance to meet Andrew, you are missing out. One of my best buds and an all around amazing person. Plus, he’s got the surfer vocab so it makes it fun for me to try to decipher what the heck he is trying to say
#4. As I move more and more into video, I move more and more into different avenues of creativity. This year I plan to put in a lot more work doing philanthropy work for the church, my church, Harvest Bible Chapel, as well as promo work for companies and individuals. I know there are so many stories out there, I need to share them all! Or at least try. You may see an upswing of shares from me for videos that share stories of sufferings and trial, because at the end of the day these are what God uses to really grow us all as indicuduals and as a community.
So excited to see what this new season will bring, cant wait to share with you.
We are getting back into the swing of the season and we have a LOT to do this year! Other than being extremely packed for the year we have a lot of new ideas for our packaging concepts. We are gonna begin packaging out designs and DVD’s in cases for all of our great clients! Here is a taste of what is to come:
On a side note, we are also going to focus a lot on some family events and philanthropy videos this year, which we cant wait to share with all of you!
We had the absolute pleasure of filming Marilyn and Russell’s wedding video here in our backyard of Phoenix, AZ. It was shot at the beautiful Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, AZ. Here is a little of their story before you watch:
Russell and Marilyn have been dating for 8 years (met in undergrad) before they got married. He was a long distance groom because he was in the Coast Guard and pharmacy school, away from Marilyn. Eventually they both moved back to AZ where they belonged! They got engaged in March, and this is how Marilyn said it happened: “After a day of hiking & picking wildflowers, we were setting up camp at around sunset, Russell was picking wildflowers, asked me to open up a book we had been using to press flowers with (Harry Potter lol) at the bookmark he had cut a hole in the book and put the ring inside, he got down on one knee and asked for my hand in marriage.” Being a huge Harry Potter fan I have to say Im very proud!
Wow. This will take a while. These 2 need no introduction but for those who dont have the reference, lemme share a little abou them.
Geoff works as a player/commentator for E-sports. E-sports is a community of players who compete in online video games such as Halo, Call of Duty, Starcraft, and more. Geoff specializes in Starcraft 2 and has been a huge impact of mine in the community. Yes, I am a nerd. I play Starcraft, and I love it Anna is also a nerd, on top of being a PR specialist for team Evil geniuses and the former Ms. Oregon. Yeah, all of that. Makes for a very special wedding.
Anyways, when I found out that they were getting hitched I reached out and let them know Im in town and would love to shoot their special day. They were so very gracious to allow me to come out and film their amazing wedding, and it did not dissapoint. Set in one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen, they shared their vows and time with friends and family. Geoff has one of the best senses of humor that I have ever been around, and Anna really brings out the best in him.
I am so happy to share this video with you, as well as the experience to share in their wedding. Enjoy!