Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ray + Monica [Arroyo Grande, CA]

It was the most perfectest of days at The Cypress Ridge Pavilion last weekend, and has made a lasting impression in my memory and life. 
Not only did Ray's expression when he first caught sight of Monica walking down the aisle make top 3 in my personal collection of moments... but I have a brand new tragic memory/circumstance to add to the record: On our golf cart drive down the road, Monica's dress caught in the tire.... and tore a painful foot long rip down her train. 1st - panic. 2nd - the McGyver mindset kicked in. 3rd - Emily (my assistant) takes off on a mission for safety pins. 4th - dress is as good as new... with some pretty metal accents :) In such a moment, you can only imagine the terror that was wrecking Monica's heart and mind... but she was a trooper, brushed it off, looked at Ray, and from the expressions shared between them, you wouldn't never know it had happened.

Enjoy :)

Check out their video trailer put together by their videographer, Jack Hutchinson:

Espinoza Sneak Preview from Jack Hutchinson on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Alex + Emeline [Fort Bragg, CA]

Oh. My. Gosh. 
Where to begin with these two. 
My mind is filled with words like sweet, darling, precious, beautiful, adorable, HEAD OVER HEELS in love.... and things of the like. 
Alex and Emeline got married overlooking the cliffs of Fort Bragg, and you couldn't have asked for a better day, a more spectacular view, or happier people. 
Emeline has taken the cake (or "Pie", rather) for the most care-free of brides. Not only was she traipsing through the hills and sand like a forrest maiden, or riding a bike in her wedding dress.... but when Alex smashed the very RED and stainable pie in her face and down her gown, she made a silly face, laughed it off and said "This pie is DELICIOUS!" 
These two were a photographer's dream. They were excited about their photos, and didn't want to stop until I wanted to stop (which I warned them, would be never). So we were able to capture the most precious moments in some of the beautiful light I have ever beheld. 
Ok. Enough said. 
Enjoy :)

It's always a pleasure working with Joel with VanZ Films, one of my favorite videographers :)
Here is the trailer that came out of the amazing day:

E + A from Joel VanZeventer on Vimeo.