Wente Winery Wedding Excerpt

December 16, 2008

Here's a short excerpt from a wedding movie shot at Wente Winery

Here's the thank you card I received from Jessie and Ray…


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A Casa Real Thank You Note

October 30, 2008

Test Not too long ago I shot a wedding at Casa Real in Pleasanton, CA and I received this thank you note from the bride:

Hi Andrew!
We just recently got back from our honeymoon and I had to write to say a HUGE thank you to you!  It was an absolute pleasure to work with you throughout this process, and you were so easy to work with on the actual event day!  We cannot wait to see the video and relive that day!  Thanks again for everything.  I will definitely be recommending you to others. 
Thanks again!
It's always great to feel appreciated, isn't it?
Here are some images from Super 8mm Film that we shot at the wedding.

Posted on October 30, 2008 at 6:41 pm in Client Info, Movie Stills, Super 8, Venues | Permalink | Comments Off | TrackBack

Casa Real Wedding Update

September 22, 2008

A few weekends ago, I worked with Ed and Monica Pingol as well as Maria Chang and Karen Alumno of Professional Makeup Artistry and Fresh Bloom, respecively. I posted about it here, but promised some more photos. Well, here's me making good on my promise.

Maria is the consummate professional. She really is the photographer's best ally on the wedding day. She's constantly touching up makeup, helping to bustle the dress, refreshing the curls, herding the crowds and doing whatever else needs doing. It almost makes me wonder how photogs get along without a Maria Chang in the mix! Here are two candids of Maria rocking the glam without even trying.

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Here's Ed, Maria, and Karen.


Karen had this awesome minimalist floral display set at the front of the ceremony area, but a curious little girl accidentally knocked it over causing glass and river rocks to skitter across the floor. After checking to see if the little girl was OK, Curtis – Karen's husband and assistant as well as old videographer colleague of mine – cleaned up the glass and rocks before anyone got hurt or was the wiser. Karen and her quick-thinking re-made the display with a spare vase and the show was back on in no time.

Weddings are never perfect, but with a crew of top wedding professionals at your disposal, your wedding can be darn close to it!

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 12:52 pm in Floral, Image Specialists, Job Journal, Photographers, Photographs, Venues | Permalink | Comments Off | TrackBack

The Pingols

September 17, 2008

Last Saturday I shot with Ed and Monica Pingol (see their Take-A-Look Tuesday interview here) at Casa Real, Pleasanton.

Here are a couple of silly photobooth pictures that we took together. (Photos by Project Photobooth)
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I also got a chance to work with the lovely and talented Maria Chang of Professional Makeup Artistry and the lovely and talented Karen Alumno of Fresh Bloom (don't worry… I have pictures of them coming up! ha ha!)

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 8:00 am in Job Journal, Photographers, Photographs, Venues | Permalink | Comments Off | TrackBack

Second Shooter

August 10, 2008

I've been recently fielding a lot of calls from my fellow Bay Area videographer friends about helping them shoot second camera. I've been able to help out with some but not with others due to scheduling conflicts and other factors.

It's always an interesting situation when you offer other people your assistance in this way. Some people feel too proud to shoot second camera because it seems below them or somehow demeaning. Even the term "second camera" or "second shooter" conotes a level of unworthiness, doesn't it?

Well, my policy is kind of different. I have no problem shooting second camera for my friends whatsoever. And, to be honest, I don't even charge them very much at all! In fact, I'm downright cheap. :-) My philosophy regarding helping others is to always do my best to share. Share my time; share my experience; share my equipment; share any small level of success I might have enjoyed.

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