Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tony and Jen- Gershon Bachus Winery

Jason Lanier Photography is excited to release the wedding sneak peek of Tony and Jennifer married September 18, 2010 at the Gershon Bachus Winery in Temecula, California. The wedding was absolutely beautiful as these two tied the knot in front of friends and family with just perfect weather. The Gershon Bachus Winery is a gorgeous venue that offers amazing picture opportunities inside and out....they even allowed us to pick grapes from their vineyards for some cool pics! The wedding was shot by myself with my assistant Shannan Elliott. A musical slideshow presentation is at the bottom of this post!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Website Preview - Bride and Groom

Today's website preview shows off our beautiful couples. Click on the link below to see how we captured their special moments on their wedding day! Thanks again for visiting!

Take a Test Drive Event with Jason Lanier Photography at the Fallbrook Hacienda!

I wanted to send a big "THANK YOU" to all the couples that showed up yesterday at our "Take a Test Drive" with Jason Lanier Photography at the Fallbrook Hacienda on September 11, 2010! We had a wonderful time shooting so many gorgeous couples who were all SO in love! We also ended up booking so many great weddings for next year and are so grateful to our couples for making the event such a success!

Our next Test Drive event is next Saturday September 18, 2010 at the Christmas House in Rancho Cucamonga. If you are an engaged couple looking for a photographer for your wedding and would like to "Test Drive" Jason Lanier Photography please contact us today!!!
Priscilla and Angel
Lindsay and Garrett
Korie and Levi
Patricia and Josh
Melissa and Josh
Deron and Sophia

Rodney and Jessica
Vanessa and Rodney

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Press Release- Take a Free Engagement "Test Drive" with Jason Lanier Photography today!

Choosing a photographer is a very challenging choice. Do they do good work? Are they nice? Are they a good match with me and my fiance? Are they professional? These are some of the questions brides and grooms ask themselves in bridal fairs, at home looking at photography websites on their computer, or when meeting with a photographer. It's hard to choose, especially when there are so many choices and photography is a substantial investment.

Jason Lanier Photography is proud to announce our new "Take a Test Drive with Jason Lanier Photography" program. Launched in September 2010, the "Take a Test Drive" program allows our potential clients the opportunity to meet us and have a 20-minute engagement session with us.....for FREE! During these events the couples also have the opportunity to take advantage of Jason Lanier Photography discounts and specials up to 30% off that are only offered on the day of the event.

Couples who attend the event also are afforded the ability to book their wedding date for only 10% of the package price. We also accept credit cards and offer 4-step payment plans making it easy for our clients to manage their finances before a wedding which we know can be tough.

How does it work? We schedule the "Take a Test Drive" events on certain weekend days at venues throughout the year. During the event we will have several Jason Lanier photographers shooting from our company, each couple receiving their own shoot and photographer. Each couple is scheduled for a 30-minute time slot, 20 minutes for shooting and 10 minutes to review our specials and ask us any questions they have.

After the shoot the images are uploaded to Pictage where each couple has their own gallery to view the images. Couples who book with us on the day of the event receive ALL the images from the shoot, whereas couples who choose not to book with us will receive 5 images from the shoot.

Frequently Asked Questions:

*Is this program open to everyone? Yes and no. We offer this for couples who are sincerely looking for a photographer. Please don't book a time slot if you already have a photographer or are not getting married.

*Do I HAVE to buy anything? No, each couple receives 5 high resolution images from the shoot regardless of whether or not they buy anything from us.

*What's the catch? This seems too good to be true. There is no catch, we simply feel that you will book us after you have had the opportunity to work with's that simple!

*Can I do a "Test Drive" on another date if I'm not available for the day of the event? Yes, but only on a date for another "Test Drive" event. We cannot provide this service on a one-on-one basis. If you would like to do our standard 2-hour engagement shoot we would need to book you for that separately. If you aren't available on the event date don't worry, we usually schedule one per month.

*Do I have a license to use the images from the shoot, are they high resolution? Yes, you have a license to print, copy, and share the images from the shoot that you receive, and they are high resolution.

*Are the specials available after the event? What if I need time to decide but I'm not ready to make a decision on the day of the event? We will provide a list of specials to each of the couples that are scheduled for the upcoming "Test Drive" event BEFORE the event so they know the prices and the specials that we offer on the day of the event. This is kind of like the specials available to customers the day after Thanksgiving...they are only available during the day of the event. Clients do however have the option to call us and book the specials after they leave as long as they do it on the date of the event.

*Will you still like me if I don't book you guys? We don't get this question a lot because we book so many of the couples that come. But for those that decide to not book we give a sincere hug and thank them for hard feelings at all!

For more information please visit our website at or call us at 213-494-7744.

We look forward to you taking us on a "Test Drive" soon!!!!

Website Preview - Wedding Day

Take a look at these fantastic pictures from our Wedding Day Gallery. Click on the link below to see how much fun we had!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Press Release- Jason Lanier Photography now offering Apple Ipad Wedding Albums!

Jason Lanier Photography is excited to announce that we are one of the first wedding photography companies to offer the Apple Ipad for our wedding photography clients. In this day and age it only makes sense for our industry to evolve so that we can suit the needs of our clients. Today's brides and grooms are asking more and more about how we can help them integrate their beautiful digital images from their wedding into their everyday lives.

The Apple Ipad Wedding Album offered by Jason Lanier Photography allows our clients to share their images from their wedding within weeks (not months like traditional albums), with all of their friends and family. Our couples love being able to take their images and the slideshow we give each of our clients and share with co-workers as well. Our couples also enjoy the fact that their Apple Ipad Wedding Album also serves as a regular Ipad, meaning they can enjoy all the fun and exciting things that Ipad's do everyday for millions of people around the world.

While there will always be a need to provide (as we do) albums such as flush mount, coffee table, and other traditional album types, digital photo albums are the way of the future and are here to stay.

The Apple Ipad Wedding Album by Jason Lanier Photography comes complete with:

  • All the developed images that are included in our client's package.
  • Beautiful slideshow set to music and movement of the wedding day.
  • All shoots conducted for the wedding client including engagement, fantasy shoots, bridal, and groom portrait shoots.
All Apple Ipad albums are brand new, in the box 16-gb wifi Apple Ipads.

We are honored to serve each and every one of our our clients and can say that the response to our Apple Ipad Wedding Albums has been overwhelming. We look forward to continue to find ways to lead the wedding photography industry as we strive to provide the best experience for our treasured brides and grooms.


Jason Lanier

Monday, September 6, 2010

Website Preview - Hyatt Maui Wedding

We traveled to the beautiful island of Maui to shoot this wedding. Click on the link below to see one of our featured weddings in this gorgeous location!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Website Preview - Nature

Some of the most amazing shots are those taken of our natural surroundings. There are so many beautiful places all over the world - click the link below to see how we captured some of these amazing places. Thanks again for visiting!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Website Preview - Grand Tradition Estate Wedding

Today's website preview is the beautiful wedding from the Grand Tradition Estate in Fallbrook, CA. The gorgeous grounds make this one wedding you need to check out! Click on the link below to see the gallery.

Great Alaskan Adventure Day Three- Our First Bear Experience

Day Three- we woke up in the morning at the Riley Creek Campground (which is very nice), to freezing cold weather inside the RV from BNBRV (BNB RV). The heater stopped working after only being on for 40 minutes, and that's after running the generator as we should have.

We got up and went to the Denali Park Visitor's Center and found out about their awesome Dog Sled Dogs and tour. Denali is the only National Park that uses the dog sleds for real purposes, and they've done so for nearly 100 years. We got to pet the dogs, and then the Park Ranger did a demonstration by running a 5-team dogsled around the grounds on dirt (the sled had wheels). The most awesome thing was how all the dogs (around 4o dogs) yelped and begged to be chosen as the 5 dogs for the demonstration, they really love running. Our boys got pictures with the sled and then we took off to spend the night at the Savage River campground further inside the Denali Park.

While driving inside the park towards the campground we passed a marsh and got out to hike and take pictures. When we got back inside the RV we drove up the road a mile and got our first great look at true wildlife. There was a big moose literally on the side of the road, and traffic stopped both ways to take pictures. I got out of the RV and grabbed some shots as shown below of the moose grazing in the was awesome to see something like that (and not in a zoo), but in real life.

We made our way to the Savage River campground, got everything situated, ate dinner, and at 8pm (still light outside for hours to come) then the boys and I went on one of the most awesome hikes of our lives. We went down to the river and for about 20 minutes I tried to keep everyone dry, especially because it was cold outside. When I determined that we weren't going to be able to go where we wanted to go and stay dry, I told the boys to forget about and we were going to go wherever we wanted to do whatever we wanted to do...which as you can imagine they absolutely loved.

The sky outside was absolutely magical, full of clouds and pastel colors. We passed through the braided river many times in different places and then started hiking up a bluff to get a better perspective on everything. While stopping to take a picture of the boys I heard a sound I will never forget, the huffing breathing sound of a bear! We knew we were in bear country and I had some bear pepper spray that we'd bought in Alaska, and all the advice we'd been given was to make a lot of noise and not surprise or startle a bear. If we managed to keep some distance and let the bear know we were there, the high probability would be that we would have no problems.

The boys froze and said, "What do we do?" Even though it was a little scary I felt like we couldn't get a good view of where we were (and the bear) if we didn't continue to head up the bluff. So I told the boys to keep saying loudly, "Hello, Bear!" We slowly but surely hiked up the bluff with our eyes peeled for anything that moved. When we got to the top of the bluff there was nothing there, the bear had left. I was glad that it happened though because it was a good experience for the boys to practice some bear safety.

At this point it was after 9pm and we were about 2 miles from the camp. We started heading back and this time we took even less care in crossing the river as we all got soaked. The boys even got their shoes stuck in the mud which was hilarious. As we neared the end of the hike around 10pm we were treated to the most wonderful sunset of deep magenta reds and pinks in the sky. The pictures below weren't enhanced at all regarding the color...I'd never seen that in a sunset before and it was the only color! We got back to the campground around 10:30pm and got ready for bed. It was literally one of those kinds of days that I will never forget as a Father....absolutely wonderful. When my boys are all grown and gone some day....I will always reflect upon this great day......