A beautiful wedding with the reception right at the CBS studios New York lot in Hollywood! Lots of tears from the Jasmine and Greg. It was one very memorable wedding! Enjoy🙂
Shot at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel on September 29, 2014.
Here’s a backstory to this wedding. The groom, Jishan, actually proposed to Xiaochen the same day we shot the wedding. He planned everything before vacationing here with her and their families from China. I got the proposal on camera but decided not to add it to the highlights because I felt the events and footage didn’t lend itself very well to the edit.
A big thanks to my friend Becker Chan for helping me with the English translation!
Hacienda Heights, CA – January 14, 2015 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Edwin So Photography as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 for Wedding Photography in Southern California!
The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.
While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Edwin So Photography. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
“It’s always exciting to start the year by honoring the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who represent more than two million reviews on our website,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Each of the businesses recognized are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We applaud Edwin So Photography for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”
As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Edwin So Photography is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.
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Joel and Luisa hired one of the best wedding photographers around, Ernesto Olivares (ernieolivares.com). That made shooting this wedding both easy and hard at the same time. Easy because Ernie was really great to work with. He and his team were very nice, professional and very accommodating. Hard, because it put a lot of pressure on me to deliver the same quality he puts in his photography work in my video. The ceremony was particularly tough to shoot, as most Catholic weddings are, with all the restriction inside the church. Aside from a few hiccups, though, we were able to pull through and capture the bride and groom exchange vows of unconditional love for each other. Hope you enjoy this short highlight of their wedding.
The rain poured all morning and stopped about an hour before the ceremony. Just enough time for the staff to wipe the lawn chairs dry before the procession began. It was as if the heavens cleared up for Sammy and Tony….but only for a while. Right in the middle of the event, as family and friends look on to the love struck couple, the sky darkened and a drizzle turned into a downpour. Then, everyone, cameramen included, crowded into the gazebo where Sammy and Tony said their vows, exchanged rings and kissed each other for the first time as husband and wife. What started as a traditional formal ceremony, turned into an intimate and beautiful wedding between two lovely people and their families. Enjoy.
This is the second of two wedding videos today. The first one was Brittney and Alex’s Wedding in Laguna beach.
Areli and Mario contacted me over a year ago to shoot their wedding. The wedding ceremony was held at St. Raymond Church in Downey CA, and the reception was at Palos Verdes, CA. This was a love story over 10 years in the making. A love that truly stood the test of time.
I love telling visual stories, whether it’s in the form of photos or videos. Areli and Mario’s wedding was really enjoyable to shoot and edit. Enjoy!
Tech Details (well sort of):
This is the first time I started shooting video with Micro Four Thirds as my main system. The 5D Mark II became a backup during the ceremony with the 70-200 2.8L mounted on it for those telephoto shots.