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Now, I realize I have already written a post about my wedding video, but since then, Jesse from metmedia was kind enough to send me the video clips.  My original post only included a link to the video clips, but I figured I would be even better to share them directly on my blog.  So, here they are. Enjoy!

Thanks again to all the wonderful people at metmedia who made such a wonderful video and gave use a priceless gift.

Happy Sunday!


Since I started my photography adventure, I have been taking baby steps towards my goal of one day being a wedding photographer.  Well, this weekend I went from baby steps to full on skipping!

Jeffrey Neal of JNP Studios (the awesome photographer who shot my wedding) was kind enough to bring me on as a second shooter this weekend for a wedding in Irvine.  The wedding was at the Hyatt Regency and was such a fun wedding! Jeffrey was awesome to work with, gave me some great tips, and really allowed me to immerse myself in “a day in the life of a wedding photographer.”

Here is a picture of me holding a massive (and heavy! Seriously, I have a sore arm today!) lens that Jeffrey snagged on his iPhone so he could post it on his twitter.

Oh yeah, I am so hard core….ahahaha…anyways…..

I had so much fun on Saturday and it has reinvigorated an enthusiastic spirit around pushing myself towards my goal.  I loved learning about all the different lenses, seeing a wedding from the vendor side of things, working with an adorable couple who made me want to fall in love with Scott all over again, the In-N-Out the bride and groom served for dinner, the feeling that I was a part of something special, and of course the privilege of working with such a fabulous photographer.  I am so appreciative of the opportunity Jeffrey afforded me and hope to shoot with him again :)

When I get some of the images I took back from Jeffrey I will for sure post them! I am so curious to see how they turned out! I think I snuck a few good ones in here and there :)

Anyways, it was an awesome weekend and I look forward to the next wedding I will be fortunate enough to be a part of.

Happy Sunday!

Wow! It has been a busy weekend! A good weekend, but a busy one.  I have not been good about keeping up with my daily posts, and have slacked on my personal goal of posting something each day.  So, to make up for my slackerness I am going to do multiple posts today, that counts right? :)

So, here we go.

Wedding Videos vs. Photography

When Scott and I were planning our wedding we almost immediately ruled out budgeting in a videographer.  Photographs are a must and a classic way to capture beautiful moments on a hugely special day.  So, finding an amazing photographer was a ‘duh’ and having a videographer felt unnecessary and a way to save on our budget.  This is until my mom saw a the wedding video of one of her friends daughters.  My mom was so moved by the video and decided that her and my dad would hire the same videographer as a gift to us, and to themselves.

I was appreciative of my mom’s decision, but still not convinced of the need for a videographer.  Well, this weekend I became a believer.  My parents brought down our wedding video and we all viewed it together on Friday.  It is amazing.  It captured the essence of our day and gave us a glimpse of the day from an outside perspective.  On the day of your wedding you are being whisked around and are the center of attention so you forget that there is so much going on around you.

I wish I could share the video here because it is truly wonderful and a work of art that Scott and I will cherish forever. (Sneak Peak: If you go to metmedia’s website and go to watch/fusion samples, the 1st and 3rd our clips of our video :)

Ok, so my final take on a wedding videographer and photography.   A wedding photographer is a must have because there is something magical about the moments captured in a single shot.   So, be picky about your photographer and find someone that will capture your day in a style that fits you and your fiancé.  Now, a videographer.  I would consider this a must have luxury that if you can budget for…you should!  Maybe ask a group of relatives or friends to pitch in and help pay for it as their wedding gift to you.  It is a gift that will last far longer than the pots, pans, and toaster on your registry.  A video of your wedding day will be something you can proudly share with your children someday and is be a beautiful reflection on such a momentous occasion that you can look back on always.

So, I guess the short answer is, if you can have both, do it :)

Our wedding video was made by metmedia (amazingly cool group of guys!) in collaboration with our photographer, Jeffrey Neal of JNP Studios.  Our videographer and our photographer collaborated to make our video and the result was breathtaking.  Thank you to all involved, you have given us such precious gifts.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

No, seriously.  They do.

TOMS shoes is a truly unique company in that every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. How awesome is that!?

Now, TOMS has a wedding line. LOVE! Their super comfy shoes are great for the down-to-earth bride with a hip sense of style or for any bride that just wants to cut loose on the dance floor! You could even give your bridesmaids a pair of TOMS as part of their gift…more stylish, happy feet on the dance floor, and more kids receiving an awesome pair of shoes.

Now you can dress your feet in stye on your special day and know that by doing so you are putting shoes on the feet of a well deserving child.  Prices for their wedding line are $44 and $54 so they are a reasonably priced gift for your feet, but remember you give the gift of shoes to a wonderful kid too :)


Thank you to TOMS for doing what they do everyday and for making a difference in the world one shoe at a time.  I appreciate you!

Happy Thursday!

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