Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Memory Montage Productions:: Event Photographers

Almost, Maine | A Romantic Comedy about love...almost. | Directed by Megan Antles
Warehouse Theatre Company, Yakima Wa {Feb 12 - Feb 27, 2010}

We were hired to come take photos of the cast, some candid shots, scene shots, and head shots


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Saturday, February 20, 2010

i heart southern california

Heather met Matt 3.5 years ago on her very first day at college. They started dating later that school year when she was a freshman at California Baptist University in Riverside. In December 2009 they tied the knot and it was one of the most joyous unions I've ever seen. These people are perfect for each other. They are going to have a long and happy life together!!


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(yes, we did this photo on purpose)


We loved having this opportunity to shoot their wedding in California! The day went so well, and the weather was AMAZING! (especially coming from the cold washington december weather) it's always nice to shoot portraits in comfortable weather. I was fascinated by all of the palm trees. I tried to include them in as many shots as possible :)



{The hand off} from Hickman to Cobb!

{the reception}

this picture cracks me up! He's spitting out the birdseed!
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life!

One of my favorite parts about this job is seeing all of the joy and excitement that a couple and their families share on a wedding day. There is no greater honor than to capture those cherished life moments on the biggest day of a person's life. My other favorite part of this job, is seeing and hearing about how much they love the photos once they get them back. Of course I love taking photos, and I love the final product... but to hear that others really love them as well - really makes my day, AND confirms for me that I'm in the right career. :)

The wedding shows this year were my favorite so far. After each one I just left feeling really encouraged. I love hearing the positive comments about our albums & booth. I love it when people say, "oh, you did so and so's wedding and I absolutely love the photos" or they tell us that they've already been scoping out our website and our portfolio for quite some time now. My favorite is when we're in public, without our photo gear in hand, and people recognize us and say, "I remember you, you shot my friends wedding! The pictures are amazing." - it's little things like that - that truly make my day. So for all of you who have ever complimented my work.... I remember those comments, and I thank you! It means so much!

We are so blessed. Here are a few recent features and recognitions that show that others appreciate our work and expertise as well!

We are in the top five percent of all vendors on weddingwire.com, and received this bride's choice award from them. We also won an award from onewed.com, "Best of 2009"

A new issue of the Yakima Valley Bride came out last month, and many of our pictures are featured in the magazine! This story is featuring Katrina & Stephen, a wedding we shot in Ellensburg last November.

This story is featuring Sarah & Noland, a wedding we shot at Suncadia last October.

Did any of you catch this article in the Herald from Monday, Feb. 8th? It's about planning a wedding on a budget - which Tavis and I certainly know a thing or two about. :) We gave some advice from both a personal and a business aspect... and it also highlights Amanda's wedding & Sara's wedding, both of which we're doing the photo & video for this summer! If you would like to view the article online, you may do so here.

Again, thanks to everyone who has supported us and pushed us along with encouragement and kind words.

"If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life." :)

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Monday, February 15, 2010

what's in YOUR pelican case!?

Photographers are always chatting with other photographers and other photography lovers about gear. Occasionally clients ask about equipment too... So I thought I would write a blog about what we shoot with!

Besides the light stands & umbrellas, everything we need for a photo shoot fits in our pelican case.

(2) 5D mark ii with battery grips
(1) 50D with battery grip

70-200 mm F2.8 L, 35mm F1.4 L, (4) pocket wizards

16-35mm F2.8 L, 24-70mm F2.8 L, (3) 580 ex ii flashes

15mm fisheye F2.8, Gary Fong diffuser, (4)16GB SanDisk ExtremeIII CF cards & (2) 8GB

and it all fits nicely in our Pelican 1600 case!
(photos taken with iphone) :)

Wish List

85mm F1.2L, 400mm F2.8L, 100mm F2.8L macro

1D mk iv :)
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