Friday, August 27, 2010

srivitta + steve | highlights

So, I’ve decided I want a Thai water blessing for my wedding. I’d also like a Hora and I’d like my Irish uncle to give us a nice blessing. Oh yeah, while I’m at I think the groom and groomsmen should wear kilts. Hot.
Seriously … does it really matter that I’m not Thai … or Jewish or Scottish or have an Irish uncle? Ok, fine … I’m not getting married either but come on! I’ve seen so many wonderful traditions over the course my career that I’d love to incorporate them all.
Srivitta and Steve didn’t quite do all that I listed above but they did have a Thai water blessing. Lovely.

Congratulations Srivitta & Steve! And thank you … every time I watch you feeding each other cake, I can’t help but smile. Srivitta, you are the loveliest of goofballs.

Coordination: Ida Gardner Events
DJ: Vox DJ's
Photography: Yoshi Ohara

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The OC Fair | Lo-Fi Style

August. Event Filmmaking. Weddings.

Put all three together and that doesn't leave time for much. Shooting and editing is what I do in the summer (and spring, autumn and winter) months but that is my life and I love it. But sometimes, to keep those creative juices flowing, you just have to CTRL+ALT+DEL ... and that's what I did earlier this month. I packed up my retro-footage producing Harinezumi camera and headed off to the Orange County Fair. Of course, I wanted to see how my toy camera would fare at the ... uhm, err ... fair. And, I don't know about you, but when I think of a carnival or fair my mind switches to lo-fi mode. So what a perfect place to play with my toy camera.

Maybe I'll head off to the OC Fair one last time before it ends this weekend. I hear deep-fried Oreos calling my name.

AVIA | A Rooftop Soiree

When I wasn't nibbling at the candy table at a fab little soiree on the rooftop of Long Beach's AVIA Hotel, you could find me shooting. Now, I was trying to be sneaky about dipping into the the candy jars. Of course, I'm sure I could have been sneakier ... Note to self: When eating a blueberry candy stick, your tongue and lips will turn blue. Well, so much for sneaky.

By the way ... the AVIA is a sexy little hotel. If you're ever in the area, check it out. For the time being, check out the video.

Congrats to Andrinique and Melissa Selmanson for a beautifully executed event.

Photography | Llanes Weddings (check out their beautiful images of the event)