Dramatic Getting Ready in the Bride's House

From the tracking moves around the pure blue bouquets to the rack focus shots around the pond of the Long Beach Hyatt, watch this energetic and fast paced video that captures the amazing fun, love and beauty that filled this bride and groom's day! 

The Qualities of a Godly Husband

This is a long excerpt from Andy and Carol's ceremony, but their pastor had tons of great advice that we all can use! It is also fun to watch if you speak English or Chinese, since it is translated for you live!

May 9, 2009

Andy and Carol are the most joyful couple anyone could find! Their day started near South Coast Plaza and headed to the ceremony at the EFC of Irvine. After that, we all ran back to the Center Club in Costa Mesa! As you are watching, pay attention to what they can do with a pear!

The photography was done by Poetry in Light.


Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

If you are ever in Cambridge, Massachusetts near Harvard, you should definitely try to eat at Mr. Bartley's! The shared tables are classic, we had a great time talking with an MIT professor who studies the effects of roasting, burning and ripeness on coffee beans and flavor.
This hamburger restaurant's most appealing attribute is its menu, we think! If you click on the picture of the yellow menu below, you will see that each burger is named after an important policy maker, along with their attributes and what kind of cheese and toppings are related to them!

May 3rd, 2009

Michael and Kathleen have been such creative and interesting people to work with! Their families cross the entire country and came together on May 3rd to make movie history! The wedding took place at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. The DJ was Damon from Mobile Disc Music, whose office is right down the street from us! 

One of the very unique ideas they had was to take sea shells from important beaches related to their families and pass them out to the guests as they arrived. During the ceremony the officiant asked everyone to make a wish and give each of the shells good energy and then the shells were collected and put into a jar for Kathleen and Michael to cherish. You will see this in their featured highlight reel....

The Great Ella and Reed

Last weekend we were so blessed to film the wedding of Reed and Ella at the Trump National Golf Course. Ella is a true performer, singer, actress and dancer and Reed is a very happy man! I wanted to share her most recent music video with everyone - she wrote this song for him....


Ritz-Carlton Laguna Wedding Bridal Prep

Take a look at this clip from Darick and Nori's wedding! It is part of Nori's time getting ready in her bridal suite. This gorgeous wedding took place at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, where the sky and clouds have this special way of popping with color. The skies are a unique kind of blue in South Orange County! The coordinator was Wendy Dahl


The Wedding Video

David and I are so excited to be in the new season of weddings! We got to kick it off by filming Lucio and Patricia's wedding. They had booked us over a year ago, because they wanted to be sure we were reserved for their date. Originally they had booked our Documentary Style Video, which as some of you may know, goes in the chronological order of the day. They came to us about a month ago and told us they wanted to upgrade to our Storytelling Style. The reason, they said, "It was just plain worth it." They wanted to be entertained and knew getting a Storytelling Style Video would do that and show how amazing their day was. Our Storytelling Style videos have over 100 hours of post production work in them. To request a Storytelling Demo, send us an e-mail at love@charleslauren.com