09.07.08 Highlights

This was a great morning and afternoon wedding in Manhattan Beach last year. They met online, were living in two different states across the country, and in a whirlwind of a romance, they planned this incredible event!

09.07.08 Highlights from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.

Impromptu First Dance

At the Hotel Belamar in Manhattan Beach, Natalie and Erik decided to leave the hustle and bustle of their afternoon wedding for some alone time dancing, cuddling and kissing in the privacy of the car park!

Impromptu First Dance from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.


It is always calm in Central Park

I have this picture next to my desk that I took last time I was in New York. It is very serene, very calm...NOT LIKE ALL THE ACTIVITY GOING ON RIGHT NOW!!!!

We were part of three great weddings last weekend, which we will have highlights ready soon! We are editing, having tons of meetings and getting ready for next weekend's weddings! We are also looking forward to all of the creative couples in September, we are going to have another great month.




Roxana + Cesar // 3.7.2009

This is a highlight reel from a wedding we did a few months ago. We had the honor of creating a video for one of the bridesmaids and groomsmen a few years ago, so seeing them out of their dress and tuxedo was totally fun!

We started out at Heritage Park in Santa Fe Springs and then moved to their church in Downey. This church has some great ministers, we love working with them all!


Roxana + Cesar // 3.7.2009 from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.


Beth + Lisa // 8.16.2009 // Preview

We just wanted to share another awesome wedding we had this past Sunday with Beth and Lisa! It's an great story of finding true love and honoring their Judaic heritage with a remarkable ceremony! Not to mention the reception that took place in the old Redondo Beach Library. It was a blast... for them and us! Their photography was done by Chou Photography

Beth + Lisa // 8.16.2009 // Preview from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.


Kristin + Mark's Preview 8.15.2009

There is much more to come for this rocking and sexy couple! We can't say enough about the whole bridal party, the song writing family, the location, the chinese lanterns, the trains, the beautiful sunny day and the great dress! Wow!

Congratulations Kristin and Mark!

Kristin + Mark's Preview 8.15.2009 from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.


Winners of the 2009 Telly Awards

Once again Charles Lauren Films was honored with Telly Awards. This year we received two, one for our video of the 100 Year Anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of Hemet and the other for the Long Beach Aviation Legacy Project with Boeing.

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Creative Ceremony

Here is the ceremony section from a video that we did last year. It took place at the Seal Beach Navy Golf Course. 
Watch it until the end - the groom has a little surprise to trick the bride before they kiss for the first time!

A Creative Ceremony from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.


We Are So Proud of Eric Tiede

You have probably seen him around on your TV at home. Eric Tiede was the lead actor in one of our movies that we made during film school. We were checking out some of his recent roles on YouTube and just had to share them with you!

Here is his MySpace page!


Sandra + Danny // Malibu Highlights // 6.5.2009

Danny and Sandra look so happy in this video! They are the perfect couple and are going to be having so much fun in their life. We start out at her house where her family dances her out to the waiting limo. Then it is off to Malibu where Danny is dressing with the guys. Really nice backlit photos ensue, followed by the ceremony, and crazy crazy crazy dancing in the reception room!

Sandra + Danny // Malibu Highlights // 6.5.2009 from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.

6.27.2009 Preview

Check out this opening sequence from Ani + Chris' wedding!

6.27.09 Preview from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.


The Full Dark Waltz Dance

And here is the complete version of their dance! We love live multi-camera events!

Zurprise: The Dark Wedding WaltZ from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.

Ani + Chris // Sneaking off for their Dark Waltz

When you have great ideas for your wedding, something different, creative, out of that ordinary - let us know - we would love to incorporate it into your video and make something really cool!

This song and this couple made magic on the night of their wedding! While a relative gave a toast about how great they are, the two snuck off to their room to change clothes and have more practice at their surprise dance!


Another Graduate from the CLF Future Cinematographer School

Kaitlin has been at it again, this flower girl took the challenge and astounded us all!