First SDE for 2015! Every time I come into a SDE wedding, it’s never the same – and I think that’s the beauty of it. With all the successful SDE’s, I would think it would get easier, but each time is so unique to its event, storyboard, couple, and feelings. Each time there’s something new to learn that keeps me on my toes – but wow, what a rush!
But of course, the SDE would be nothing without a great A-Team and great vendors to work with. This was our first time working with Judy and Gavin and they were so amazing to work with. Their exceptional talent matched with their team workability and I truly believe our combined efforts proved synergistic. All the vendors were so accommodating that it made the day run so smoothly despite the hiccups along the way. There are so many variables when it comes to weddings that we’ve learned to accept that bad things can happen and all we can do, is be prepared.
We started our day at the beautiful Langham Hotel for the preparation, door games, tea ceremony and couple session part 1. The ceremony + reception was at the Ambassador Mansion. Also definitely a beautiful place but a tiring one too! With all the elevation changes, we got a free workout! I clocked in at 10,153 steps at 5.04 miles, but then again, I was editing for most of the time so it may have been higher for my shooters. Lisa and Jeff were so great to work with. We even got a goodie bag full of snacks to keep our stomachs full until dinner.
One last thing, one of my shooters (Alan Silva) is also an artist and decided to stop-motion a drawn copy of their engagement photo. You can follow his work on Instagram: ArtistiqueImagery
Preparation: Langham, Pasadena, CA
Ceremony/Reception: Ambassador Mansion, Pasadena CA
Photo: Judy + Gavin Photography
Make-Up/Hair: Grace Line Make up + Hair