Category: photography

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.

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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

photos

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so i shot this whole set with the fotasy 35mm lens attached to my trusty nex-3… being a novice, it can get tricky to focus on things — i’m so damn slow with it… but if you get it right, the results look awesome. dramatic is the word

video

this is the first time i took video with the lens… i dunno if i’d do it again — i dunno, what do you think?

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ray and char’s rehearsal dinner: april 20, 2012, the old spaghetti factory

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