the Thankful Wedding Movie Maker

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are a list of things I am currently thankful for…

  • My wife pouring me a glass of Organics Blueberry Orange Italian Soda when I get home from a shoot

  • Brides who GET IT and want a great wedding movie

Jessie and Ray GET IT 

Tisza and Brian GET IT

  • Super 8mm film
  • Winter sweaters
  • HDV
  • My daughter who isn't too old to cuddle
  • The stealthy speed of my car
  • Awesome photographers and their awesome photographs
  • My puppy, Cade (pronounced "Katie") who keeps me company during the day
  • Roman shades and plantation shutters
  • Great shows like The Shield and Brotherhood (and Flight of the Conchords)
  • My son who is emphatically interested in anything I'm interested in
  • California weather
  • Swiffer Wet and Swiffer Dry
  • Gardeners
  • Widescreen
  • My church family who faithfully serves each other, the community, and the Lord
  • Edius
  • Facebook and Twitter
  • Playstation 3
  • How logical and reason decide any argument
  • Blogs and blog readers :-)

Have a great Thanksgiving filled with laughter, love, and laxatives. OK, not laxatives. But the other two, for sure.

Posted on November 27, 2008 at 11:36 am in Random | Permalink | Comments Off | TrackBack

My Uber Amazing Blog Nominees

November 26, 2008

Last week I wrote about being selected as an "Uber Amazing Blog." Part of 'paying it forward' is selecting fiive other blogs that I think are pretty uber. So here are my nominees – all photographers:

  • Augie Chang Photography – Augie's work is clean and fresh. His vibrant images almost serve as coffee for the eyes. (And he blogs often so the 'fresh' stays fresh.)
  • Tinywater Photography – Caroline's blog is chock full of crazy characters and off beat weddings so it's always fun to check in on her stuff.
  • Ed Pingol Photography – Ed and Monica are workhorses on the wedding day! And it really shows in their work. Ed's blog is never short of images so checking out a post is like digesting Thanksgiving dinner! So. Much. Goodness.
  • Tanja Lippert Photography – Tanja is all Film all the time. Her work is natural and beautiful in a way that none others can be. When my computer tells me she's got a new post, it's like getting a gift in the mail and I can't wait to check it out.
  • Jennifer Skog Photography – If photos were drugs for your eyes, Jen's blog photo-Pfizer. Each and every images is always rich with detail and juiciness! Check out Skogie's photo pharmaceuticals.

It's hard to pick just five, but these are five of my morning RSS feed staples. There are many others that I love, but if I listed them all, you'd be deep into tomorrow by the time you finished reading this post. :-)

Check out these Uber Amazing Bloggers!

Posted on November 26, 2008 at 6:00 pm in Photographers, Weblogs | Permalink | 1 Comment » | TrackBack

*Another* secret project?

November 26, 2008

Last week I was out all day on a Tuesday shooting and directing yet another secret project! It was great fun but really exhausting (13-hours?!)

I can't tell you too much about what it is, but here is one photo I wanted to share…


In this picture: Robot Armando Sarabia and Robot Andrew Hsu
Photo credit: Robot Stacie Tamakie

And no, my project has nothing to do with robots. Although… now that I think about it, maybe our next project should. Hrm…

Posted on November 26, 2008 at 6:55 am in Business news | Permalink | 1 Comment » | TrackBack

Amazáe Special Events and Claudia Akers Photography

November 19, 2008

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Opening of my good friends, Claudia Akers' and Crystal Lequang's intimate and chic new studio in San Jose. I stopped by in the morning to drop off and test a DVD of the promo video that I made for Claudia (as shown at a previous blog post) and ended up helping out with some setting up and unloading of flowers and furniture pieces.

Nicole Ha was there to do all the flowers and while we Nicole, Crystal, and I were moving things around and decorating, the experience reminded me a lot of some of the past shoots that the three of us worked on before.

I came back later that night to hang out and rub elbows again with the Bay Area wedding industry's brightest stars!


Posted on November 19, 2008 at 8:00 am in Caterers and Confection, Design, DJ/Bands, Event Designers, Events, Job Journal, Photographers, Photographs | Permalink | Comments Off | TrackBack

The Artique Studio

November 18, 2008

I got a chance to preview Tanja and Ryan Lippert's new storefront in swanky* part of downtown Los Gatos not too long ago. Tanja and I discussed a top secret project over lunch but one of the highlights of my visit was checking out her new studio space. Check out some pics (from my iPhone) of the wicked awesomeness.



As Tanja likes to say, "Gor-juss!"

Here's Tanja and me at Mountain Winery in Saratoga a few months ago, shooting a Nicole D'Ambra wedding.


*If you find yourself across the street from an Aston Martin dealership, you're in a swanky part of town.

Posted on November 18, 2008 at 8:00 am in iPhone Pics, Photographers | Permalink | 1 Comment » | TrackBack

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