Monday, May 31, 2010

Congratulations Esther and Derek!

This past Saturday, we filmed Esther and Derek's gorgeous wedding in San Francisco, CA. The getting ready portion was filmed at the Ritz Carlton in Downtown SF. I have to tell you, I've never seen a hotel bathroom toilet each adorned with a chandelier. So yeah, the hotel was awesome! I've never met the bride and groom prior to their wedding day. I was referred to them by Stephanie and Chris from our Biltmore Hotel Wedding in Los Angeles. Esther was so easy going and great to work with that it made my life a lot easier. Her bridesmaids were so camera shy that whenever I pointed our cameras at them, they would walk away. Well, I had a solution for that... I just left my cameras on tripods and let them roll. I had some great candids out of it just wait and see! Derek was also a pleasure to work with. Very calm and collected and he was willing to do anything you asked.

The ceremony was held at Saint Cecilia's Church and the reception was celebrated at the exclusive Olympic Club where everywhere you turned is a photo opportunity. My team of Rob and Travis made my job of editing this same day edit so much smoother. So thanks you two!

I hope you guys enjoy this instant gratification short, partially edited in a moving car while zipping through the traffic in city.

Esther and Derek's Instant Gratification Short Film from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rosie and Patrick's Citizen Wedding Instant Gratification Short

This past Saturday, Adriel, Jessie and I pulled off a 6-hour long wedding day instant gratification short for Rosie and Patrick at Sacramento's Citizen Hotel and Saint John's Lutheran Church. Both places provided such beautiful settings for the lovely couple that it made my editing job a breeze. For your viewing pleasure, here is Rosie and Patrick's instant gratification short edited in 2 hours and immediately shown at their reception.

Rosanna and Patrick's Instant Gratification Short from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Angela and Cuong's Save the Date Movie Trailer

A few days ago, I spent the afternoon with Angela and Cuong filming their engagement session with Sarah Dawson Photography. The result? An awesome save the date trailer for their upcoming September wedding! A Save the Date Wedding Video Trailer is a great green alternative from shipping save the date cards to your family and friends. You can email a link to the video or embed the video on your own wedding website!

Angela and Cuong's Save The Date Movie Trailer from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Congratulations Cheryl and Derrick!

We had a fun time shooting Cheryl and Derrick's wedding at the beautiful Lake Natoma Inn back in April. All I have to say is they must've felt so much love that day since everyone wanted to say such nice (and some funny & embarrassing ) stories about the couple during open toasts. What a way to officially kick off our wedding season! Congratulations Cheryl and Derrick!

Cheryl and Derrick's Wedding Film Summary from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Jocelyn and Mark's Love Story Film

This was two days in the making. We went through some crazy hot weather, trying to run away from a crazy drunk guy and some really fast melting ice cream... but it was all worth it in the end. We now bring to you, Jocelyn and Mark's love story. Technically 11 years in the making since that's when they first met!

Special thanks goes out to Practical Cycle of Old Town Sacramento for the usage of their cool bike rentals with electronic assist. Trust me, you need to get one for those hilly rides next to the river.

Jocelyn and Mark's Love Story Film from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Becky and Isaac's Engagement Session Part 1

Amber and I had the pleasure of shooting Becky and Isaac the other day at the beautiful William Land Park area before it started pouring! Yes, we barely covered a half hour before mother nature decided that we were done for the day. But hey, we got some pretty fun pics and we can't wait to shoot them some more!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hellen and Johnny's Instant Gratification Short

2010 has been the year of same day edits! It looks like almost every other wedding film I shoot has one. Johnny and Hellen's is number 4 for this year. And I would have to say, theirs has been the most stress free wedding I've shot so far! Why? Because of my new and awesome Macbook Pro! I don't have to wait as long to render and the files are being saved to my hard drive a lot faster. Johnny and Hellen's was also a record breaking 16 hour day for me since I arrived earlier than everyone else to capture establishing shots and to make sure that I get everyone getting ready from start to finish. Don't worry ladies, I make sure that everyone has at least their foundation on! He he he. The best thing about this same day edit? I had three hours to spare before showtime and that's never happened before! Special thanks goes out to my crew that day, Shirley Corpuz and Sharon De Castro. Here's the 4th Artistic Imagery Instant Gratification Short Film of the year... Enjoy!

Johnny and Hellen's Instant Gratification Short from artistic imagery films on Vimeo.