Tera + Tim's Photo Slideshow

We had an absolutely fabulous time photographing Tera and Tim's engagement shoot! They had picked to do their engagement shoot in Old Town Orange because Tim had bought her ring there- so it fit perfectly! They are an amazing couple together. ;-)
Click on the picture to watch a slideshow of their engagement photos!


Voting Begins!! My Foxla's Hot List of Best Wedding Videographers

We've done it again!! We are up for contention as BEST WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER in Los Angeles!!! Last year we were #3, this year we plan to be #1, with your help of course!!! So if you see our work and love it, drop us a vote! If you are a past client, I don't need to tell you what you should be doing right now! ;-) The voting continues until November 6th- so there is plenty of time for you to vote and then tell everyone you know that they should vote for us as well, since of course we are the best! If we win there will be a party like it's 2009!! So there's you bribe.. opps I mean incentive! The best incentive however, is our work. Everyone knows Charles Lauren Films is full of passion and perfection, artistry and expertise- so go vote for the best! Click Here to be sent to the polls to vote for US! Our rank right now is below.... so help us move it up! Thanks in advance for making us #1!


Wedding at the Long Beach Aquarium

Check out James + Wendy's wedding at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific in 2006! That's looking back in time! They are doing great, just bought a house near us and are changing the world of medicine and web design. They got ready at the Hyatt in Long Beach and strolled across the Rainbow Lagoon to be married under the sharks!

Wedding at the Long Beach Aquarium from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.

Monee + Mena // 09.06.09 // Same Day Edit

We started at Monee's house which is literally down the street from her childhood church, Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in Los Angeles. After the robes and crowns of this traditional ceremony are taken off, the packed church heads to the amazing hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. We all get some shots on the sand and head in for a lot of fun. Tons of people, tons of fun and laughter and tons of love. The coordinator was Terri Castillo from Bellisimo Events.

Congratulations! We loved the candy bar!

Monee + Mena // 09.06.09 // Same Day Edit from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.


Sangeet + Mendhi + Vatana

We were blessed to be able to participate in the events leading up to Smeeta and Subir's wedding. We film a lot of Indian weddings, but not usually all of the activities the families get to do before. It was very beautiful and a lot of fun!

The coordinator of the wedding was Maryam Forutan from!

Sangeet + Mendhi + Vatana from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.


In Memory of Ted Kennedy...

{ a road on Cape Cod }

Monsignor Lloyd Torgerson

Monsignor Lloyd Torgerson from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.

Here is our favorite priest from Saint Monica's church in Santa Monica, California. It was great to see him come out of church and have fun delivering this message to a bride and groom at Trump. It is an Indian story about a man being chased by a tiger and falling into a well with snakes at the bottom. Should he worry that he is about to die, or should he just eat a fruit hanging from the cliff wall...

For anyone looking for a church, Saint Monica's is great and Monsignor Lloyd Torgerson is the best Catholic speaker we have seen. He has a strong presence, very empowering messages and brings a lot to a wedding. He was just at the funeral for Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and he was great friend of Ted Kennedy.

Billy + Ivy // 5.23.2009

We had the awesome pleasure of filming Billy and Ivy's wedding this past May! They started at the Langham in Pasadena, then moving onto their church and finally the reception was held at the fabulous Marriott Laguna Cliffs in Dana Point! It was a beautiful day for a wedding, despite a little bit of Memorial Weekend traffic. Everything turned out just the way they had always planned, which is what we always want for our clients! Congratulations Billy and Ivy!

Billy + Ivy // 5.23.2009 from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.

A Twist on Karaoke

Check out how the bridesmaids, flower girls and groomsmen entertain the guests of honor Billy and Ivy- the groom and bride! This is taking it to another level- Karaoke style, so don't stop believing!

Wedding Heroes Live: Don't Stop Believing from Charles + Lauren Films on Vimeo.