California Elopement Destination Wedding Photographers Super 8 Films, 16mm, Video
California Elopement Destination Wedding Photographers Super 8 Films, 16mm, Video

Melissa + Jeff | Big Sur Elopement

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Melissa + Jeff are one of the most endearing and welcoming couples we have ever had the pleasure of filming and photographing. They traveled across the country to say their vows to each other in one of the most mysterious and romantic places imaginable, Big Sur, CA. The fog rolled in and enveloped the canyon where they were staying and created a beautifully silent atmosphere that invited one to truly appreciate the importance of what was taking place. It was an honor to be a witness to this most special wedding and we wish the happy couple all of our very best.

 

Mary + Andy Sneak Peek | Ojai Ranch Wedding

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Beach Hair Tutorial

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Do you happen to remember that gorgeous bridal hair tutorial we shared months back?  Well, if you didn’t see it here you may have seen it all over Pinterest because that look was a hit!  The same crew (Anne Sage, Heidi Marie Garrett, and TWWL) joined up again to bring you another fun and simple style, only this one is an everyday look in celebration of the warm months ahead.  Sure, it may be a rare chilly morning here in Southern California today… but you know the heat is coming and so shall your carefree, feminine, beachy waves!  If your not quite ready to hit the sand, this look is still a fashionable statement with your favorite go to topper.  Check out the full tutorial on The City Sage with the step by step on how to get this simple look.  Be sure to follow the amazing Heidi Marie Garrett on Instagram for more hair-do inspiration.

Hair/Make-Up: Heidi Marie Garrett, Model: Anne Sage, Photography: The Why We Love

The Why We Love Joins The Wedding Artist Collective

We have been sitting on a little secret for a while now and it feels so great to be able to share it. The Why We Love has joined The Wedding Artist Collective and we are beyond thrilled to be a part of this extraordinary team of artists.  If you haven’t been acquainted with The Collective just yet, we invite you to take a few moments to do so HERE.  Lisa Raffo Ashley, the founder of The Wedding Artist Collective, is a much longed for addition to our TWWL family and we welcome her into our lives as she has so lovingly welcomed us into The Collective.  Be sure to follow Lisa on Instagram for updates on all the artists including ourselves!

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The good news doesn’t stop there!  If you have been following our work for a while now you may have noticed we have been making a few small changes around here.  Our new look arrived just in time for our new partnership with The Wedding Artist Collective thanks to our amazing designer Janean Lesyk of The Branding Hospital.  For more logo inspiration you can follow snippets of Janean’s creative genius on Instagram.   We are thrilled with the new look and invite you to check out some of our featured weddings and films on our New Website.  Come back soon and often for more updates on both our site and blog.

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CANDACE + TOM | HUMMINGBIRD NEST RANCH WEDDING

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We are excited to finally share a few images from Candace + Tom’s classic wedding fete held at the beautiful Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California.

JACY + JON DAVID | MALIBU ESTATE ELOPEMENT

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On top of what felt like the edge of the world, Jacy and Jon David exchanged intimate vows before God and their family.  Escaping from Austin to Malibu as their destination of choice, the two planned a private ceremony to celebrate the beginning of their new marriage adventure.  We are so grateful they had us along to celebrate.  The warm, calm, sunny day turned into the perfect evening as the sun set behind their exchange of vows.  We were so blessed by these two, their deep commitment to one another, and a deep love that overflowed to every whiteness who shared in their day.

Hair + Makeup by Fiore Beauty.

Jacy’s Wedding Dress: Oncewed

Jacy’s kimono, vintage hair comb, and necklace were all found on Etsy.

Beachside Hair Clip: Forever 21

Beachside Dress: Free People

Still Photography and Motion Picture proudly shot on Kodak.

Liza + Edzel | Yosemite Elopement

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Craving a little adventure this weekend?  I know we are.  Sadly, the mountain adventures will have to wait this weekend because duty calls.  I am so grateful that we can at least relive some amazing Yosemite adventures we had while documenting Liza + Edzel’s casual elopement this past year.  We hope you enjoy them as well:)

Publication | Interview With Kodak

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If you have been following our work for a while now it is no secret we have an absolute love for film.  Yes, we love motion picture film, but what I really mean is good ole fashioned, tried and true, analog film stock.  It is by far our most preferred medium for both still and motion picture.  (You can read a bit more about why that is here under the Artists section of our blog.)  Like so many talented film loving artists out there , we have been shooting Kodak film stock for both motion and still for years so when Kodak reached out to us about an interview regarding our Super 8 & 16mm films we were…. well, humbled to say the least.

It is no surprise to us that Kodak  film is still the preferred choice of major motion picture film makers and award winning television producers.  While it may seem like a whole industry is hopping on the digital bandwagon, legends in their field such as Spielberg, Nolan, Tarantino and a personal favorite in our household, Wes Anderson, are holding steadfast to their use of Kodak motion picture film.  Even some of our most favorite televisions series like Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead, just to name a small few, used film as their preferred medium.  Often times the viewer will prefer the look of film and not really know why.  It is our belief that for many, film imagery hits at the core of a person.  It is familiar, nostalgic, relational, realistic, and connects with more than the glimpse of the image but how the image makes them feel.  When Matt Stoffel of Kodak reached out about an interview we were thrilled at the opportunity to share a bit of our story.  Matt spent some time with Kevin, our principle cinematographer, allowing him to speak candidly about our beginnings and where we hope our love of film will take our family business.  

We hope that you will take some time to head on over to the Kodak website and read the article yourself.  We hope you will share your thoughts in the comment section below the interview:)  Thank you to Matt and Kodak Motion Picture for supporting small businesses like ours, allowing us to continue to do what we love with the medium we love the most.