Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Very Vintage Halloween

It was a windy Tuesday night as I was driving thru the hills of Hollywood.  The further up the mountain I went, the more desolate it became. I wasn’t used to bumpy, single lane roads.  What kind of event had I been invited to participate in?  No signs, no lights.  “Am I here?”,  I thought as I drove into a dirt lot.  No way.  Keep going.  And I did … only to arrive right back to where I started.  Fate?  Who knows?  But these are no times to be questioning such things …. after all, gasoline prices are way too high.  Are those twinkling lights I see up ahead?  Yes indeed!  Joy!  I wasn’t lost after all.  I meet up with some kind folk – Carissa of JL Designs – couture floral and event stylist!  Civilization is not lost!  In fact, this is where it takes on new meaning. 

I sign in at the registration table at the bottom of the hill … and then I’m directed up the path – the dark, predominately unlit path.  Is this the part of the movie where I call out for the proverbial Steve?  In a high-pitched manner … “Steve?  Steve?  Where are you Steve? ….This isn’t funny!” 

I ventured forth with camera in tow.   There’s no such things as ghosts, goblins, Jasons or Freddies.  Up the hill I trekked.  More lights up ahead … oh joy, joy, joy!  Fun and merriment and strange and beautiful costumes abound!  I was safe and happy.  

Enjoy the light at the end of my scary (albeit very short) tunnel.



Beautiful still photography below by Meg Perotti

Leila Khalil – Be Inspired PR

Kellee Khalil – Who What Weddings

Sweet & Saucy Shop

IS Vodka – Shay Scott

Calligraphy Katrina

Mint Photo Lounge

DJ Crash


Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Re:Vamped '09

What's dark, sexy, slithers, flies, quenches and has some awesome beats?  Well, to be honest I don't really know .... but all those elements were present at the recent Halloween Re-Vamped '09 party presented by ISES - Orange County and Invisible Touch Events. I get invited to some of the sweetest parties around. I'm not going to lie, this party had it going on. From the great food to the sweet libations to the belly dancers to the fire eaters, it was great. And that's before the real partying got started. Don't take my word for it. Check it out.

And if you're wondering what a videographer wears to a costume party, check out the pic below.  I'm not sure if it's my love of Tim Burton movies, my mad crush on Johnny Depp ... or maybe it's just that I wanted a costume with a no-fuss hairdo ... here she is - Sweeney Todd's Mrs. Lovett. Meat pie, anyone?

Monday, October 12, 2009

[The FABULOUS] Ms. Amber!

For those of you that have taken a quick peek-see at my blog, you’ve found that I’m a relative newbie … an infant in the art of blogulism … err, blogocity … blogging!  (See what I mean?)   Because I’m new at this skill, I have to ask – what are the rules on blogging what someone else blogged if it’s a blog about you?  Got that? 

Recently, [The FABULOUS] Ms. Amber of Amber Events asked me a few questions about myself and my views on the biz o’ weddings.  So, to reblog or not or reblog?   I throw caution to the wind people … here is A Videographer’s Perspective.

P.S.  Why do I describe Amber as FABULOUS? 

Because ...

A)   She is.

B)   That’s what she creates – fabulosity.

C)   That’s how you’ll end up feeling once you’ve worked with her.

D)   All of the above. 

Well, D) All of the above, of course.