LOS-ANGELES-THE-VILLA-WEDDING-PHOTOGRAPHY-0001 I have shot weddings from just the bride & groom all the way up to 600 guests. Jason & Christine’s wedding was just one of those intimate & cozy weddings. The wedding was filled with the closest friends & family, and I could tell there was a special connection between the couple and every single guest.  Their entire wedding ceremony & reception took place at an upscale restaurant, The Villa, located in Woodland Hills.  Surrounded by about 50 of their friends, Jason & Christine exchanged their vows in the beautiful lush garden. It’s a marriage 16 years in the making! Jason & Christine have been together for 16 years, and finally tied the knot this past week. I am so happy for them!  And thanks again for having me!
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Wedding Photographer | Jeremy Chou Photography
Associate Photographer | Kate Noelle
Wedding Coordinator | Just Wenderful Event Planning & Design
Floral & Design | Just Wenderful Event Planning & Design
Hair & Makeup | Ashley Gannon Makeup & Hair
Cake & Dessert | Cakes by Rumy
Chair & Linen | Elegant Designs Specialty Linen
Guitarist | Marco Tulio

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Jeff & Cecilia are married! I shot their orange county engagement session a while ago near their home in Orange County, CA. Jeff works at a private chef so I KNEW the food was going to be awesome. And it really was! Vintage Rose is a fairly new boutique wedding facility in Orange County, Los Angeles, and it was the perfect backdrop for Jeff & Cecilia’s wedding! In addition to being an awesome chef, Jeff is also a photographer, you can check out his website HERE.  Talk about pressure to do my best! I hope I made them proud.:-) Through out the day this lovely couple made sure my team was taken care of and I really appreciate it. I could tell they are a really considerate couple because there was a table setup full of games for the children at the wedding. Way to take care of your little guests and keep them entertained!   Their wedding started off at their home in Orange County and moved to a local catholic church for the mass. It was nice to see how much they are loved by everybody that came to the wedding. I am so happy I got to work with them for their wedding. Oh, and before I forget, make sure you check out his “pho burger.”  You heard it right, it’s a burger, and it’s Pho. Two of my favorite things. Check it out!

Photographer | Jeremy Chou Photography
Associate Photographer & Assistant | Maria Schwaller & Andrea Galvez
Wedding Ceremony | San Antonio Catholic Church
Wedding Reception | The Vintage Rose
Wedding Coordinator | Rose Wade Events
Cake | Patty’s Cakes
Floral | Samanthan Nguyen
Rentals | Baker Party Rentals
DJ | The Grey Orange
Makeup & Hair | Grace Lin Hair & Makeup
Photo Booth | GC Photo Booth
Reception Music | Jill Zor Music
Ice Sculpture | Crystal Creations Ice Sculpture

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Shannon & Justin are engaged!! So Shannon and I….we go wayyyyyyy back. When I first started photography, I actually used to 2nd shoot for Shannon almost exclusively. At the time she was still shooting on her own and now shoots with Justin. They are both extremely talented photographers. I still remember the first time I shot for her at some golf course in Corona, and we just really hit it off. I was the awkward 2nd photographer who didn’t know what to do, and she showed me everything I was supposed to do right. My career wouldn’t be where it is today without all the opportunities Shannon gave me. I’m really grateful for that! So you can imagine how excited I was when Justin & Shannon asked me to shoot their upcoming wedding.  Such an honor to shoot for one of my closest friends on the biggest day of her life. I will save the story on how we all met the first time when I blog the wedding later this month, haha. Let’s just say I was there the day they laid eyes on each other. And as they say, the rest is history.:-) For their engagement session we shot at a local trail near Los Angeles. It has all the character of an awesome rustic session. Perfect Southern California sunset, gorgeous nature scenery, and of course Justin & Shannon looked great! They even brought their cute one eyed pug, Jack to the shoot.  Thanks again to Shannon & Justin for having me, can’t wait for your Halloween wedding destination wedding in Napa later this month!!

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In addition to teaching my own wedding photography workshops, I also take workshops once a year. It is so important for us to continue growing as an artist and a business person.  There is always something new to be learned! It is with that spirit in mind I signed up for Kurt Boomer’s workshop earlier last month. Kurt is an extremely talented photographer out of Southern California who shoots 100% film. Even though I am a hybrid shooter, this workshop was definitely well worth the investment. It is awesome to learn from other talented photographers who have the same passion as I do. Kurt was an open book and shared everything he knows, and it was fun to hang out with other attendees! Not to mention the gorgeous stylized shoot that was designed & executed by the super talented Joy Proctor. Thanks again to Kurt Boomer for such an amazing day of learning, sharing, and of course shooting! You are awesome!

For this set of images, there is actually a mixture of digital & Contax 645 film photos, scanned by The FIND Lab out of Utah (who happens to be one of the awesome sponsors for The Hybrid Workshop). The film emulation preset I used is, in my opinion, the absolute BEST film emulation preset ever created. The magical unicorn created by my friend Kirk Mastin, the Mastin Preset. You can read my reviews here. 

Can you tell which one is digital and which one is film??

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Styling | Joy Proctor
Stationary | Written Word Calligraphy Stationary
Lunch Box Design | The Romance Between
Cake | Sweet and Saucy Shop
Caterer | The Tent Merchant
Rentals | Classic Vintage Rentals
Table Top | Latavola Linen
Stationary | Trumpet and Horn
Jewelry | Trumpet & Horn
Acceossries | Gibson Bespoke
Lingerie | La Lilouche Lingerie
Models | Devin & Sierra, No Ties Management
Gown | Nearly Newlywed
Hair & Makeup | Jess Wilcox

 

 

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