Ok, so normally I’m not a fan of hot weather unless it involves a cabana, a fruity umbrella-christened drink and a pair of flip-flops but on this one particular day heat didn’t phase (or daze) me.
Cecile and Julian broke up their wedding into two parts – the I Do’s on Saturday and the reception on Sunday. Made sense especially since the ceremony took place in Lancaster – a desert town about 75 miles from downtown L.A. – and the reception at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, 110 miles away. As I aptly put it on Facebook, it was love California-style - from the desert to the sea.
Because the ceremony was a more intimate affair and was a little restrictive for guests due to distance, Cecile and Julian wanted to make sure that those that weren’t able to go to the ceremony could relive the day on Sunday. That’s where I come in.
I got to capture them getting ready early Saturday morn, the emotion-filled ceremony and the way cool photo shoot afterwards. What made the photo shoot so cool, you ask? (Ok, maybe you didn’t ask but let’s just pretend.) The post-ceremony photos were shot on a movie set out in the middle of nowhere. Well, it felt like nowhere.
Imagine the Bates Motel Kill-Bill style …. saaa-weeet. The visuals were awesome. I can’t wait to see what images Candice from Mark Brooke Photography got. And the heat gave it that extra umph. You don’t see the temperature in the video but you can feel the heat …. hmmm, or was that the chemistry Cecile and Julian had going on? Oh my!
After the shoot, I made the trek back down to Long Beach and to my edit desk to marry some of C&J’s favorite songs with the video shot just hours earlier. Below is an example of a happy marriage. :-) The next-day edit was shown prior to Cecile & Julian’s grand entrance into a style-filled reception room – kudos to Amanda Auer of In The Now Events and Weddings.
Cecile and Julian – thanks for allowing me to be a major part of your day. It was an honor.