for mom’s 60th birthday, we surprised her with brunch aboard a hornblower yacht. this was the biggest of the hornblowers, the inspiration. she was surprised, we drank dramamines, mimosas, and feasted for a couple hours while the yacht cruised around the bay. it was a great day full of happiness, friends, and family
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andy and matt are once again all stars! video of their medal ceremony below:
* video taken with my nokia lumia 928
video of matt doing a baserunning drill.
he had to hit the ball, then two other players on the other team (posted up on first and third base) had to run after and touch the ball. when both “defenders” touched the ball, the baserunner was out and the total bases touched were counted (that’s why you hear “three!”
sarmad, sharon, and baby marcus are in town so the gang got together… rolled around la jolla and windandsea beach, his old haunts…
sharon turned in early so we headed west so sarmad can see the sun set into the ocean
matty and andy played in their respective little league all star games today. andy made some great plays on the field and matt threw a 6-pitch, 1-2-3, 6th to get the save for his team.
you’ll notice i’ve put a filter on my pics… just wanted to experiment with some new toy: nik color efex pro. i ran the pics through its film efex: fuji 800z filter. it gives it a near realistic film look… i need to play with that app a little more Read more »
reception: imperial palace, pasadena, california
the venue for the reception was amazing. you hear the name “imperial palace” and think of a scary las vegas hotel/casino where people get shanked, but this one was classy. huge space with a nice dance floor and top-class lighting and sound.
it was a fun reception, though all my shots turned out purple because of the LED lights
oh yea… and this:
this is the longest dollar dance ever… they should use venmo#dtridealong
— Joey Hernandez (@gorirrajoe) June 2, 2012
ceremony: holy family catholic church in pasadena, california
it was neat to see both desi and tammy moving around the whole church to get their various shots. after the ceremony, outside of the church, it was chaos trying to get family and friends to go straight to the ceremony. everyone wants a photo with the newly-wedded couple. finally, they move on and photos are taken of the wedding entourage. a great moment was when cars would honk their horns as they drove by as a congratulations to the couple.
two of my good friends, desi and tammy mendoza, are amazing photographers. one day, i randomly say that it would be a fun and different experience to tag along with them on a photoshoot. in a sense, to experience the process from the other side of the camera.
well, it turns out their next shoot was a beautiful wedding for di and mikey in pasadena. i would be their assistant, lugging extra lenses and flashes at their side. also, to take photos of them in their element — a side that most really don’t document (nor care about… but i do cuz they’re my friends)
we meet the bride and her crew (and the kardashians on tv) at the westin hotel and then the groom and his entourage (and harry and lloyd) at his apartment to take photos of the makeup, dressing up, and shot taking