Friday, May 31, 2013

Palace of Gold Production Image Jason Lanier Photography

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This production image was taken yesterday at the Palace of Gold in Moundsville, West Virginia for my bridal shoot with Janette who is getting married tomorrow!  I can't believe we got to shoot inside of this place...just amazing!!!

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Bridals at the Moundsville State Penitentiary, images for wedding photography

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This image was taken yesterday at my bridal shoot at the Moundsville State Penitentiary.  For those of you who didn't make it, you REALLY missed out!  We had an amazing time and I can't wait to shoot my wedding there for my REAL wedding workshop on Saturday!!!

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Moundsville Penitentiary Wedding Model Shoot Production Image

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This image was taken at my model shoot today for the Moundsville State Penitentiary.  It was an amazing shoot, and as you can tell I'm using my favorite Rotolights!!

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Cost of Hiring Bad Wedding Photographers PODCAST

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In episode #14, Jason Lanier discusses what happens when a wedding client doesn’t do their homework, and ends up hiring a bad wedding photographer. Jason shares the story of a British wedding photography company named Westgate who by their own admission, did a horrible job at the wedding and ended up going out of business as a result.  The clients are distraught, the photographer is broke, and no one is happy.  Hiring the right wedding photographer truly does make a HUGE difference.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Getting ready to put on the garter at the Hacienda Santa Ana, images for wedding photography

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This image was taken of my bride Melissa at the Hacienda in Santa Ana.  Such a beautiful room, and a GORGEOUS bride, I just love the look on her face!

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/80 sec at f/4.0, 35mm at ISO 1000, flash did not fire.  

Going to the Mosteller Mansion ceremony, images for wedding photography

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This image was taken at my wedding for Aaron and Daryl at the Mosteller Mansion in Hickory, NC.  This was as Daryl was walking out to the carriage for the ceremony, being helped by her bridesmaids.  If you are in the North Carolina area, this really is an amazing place to get married!

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Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/640 sec at f/5.6, 16mm at ISO 1600, flash did not fire.

Getting Ready at the Laguna Beach Montage Wedding

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This image was taken at my wedding at the Laguna Beach Montage Resort.  This was while the bride was getting ready for the ceremony, and I love all of her bridesmaids surrounding her to help get the wedding gown on...

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Camera settigns: Nikon D3, 1/250 sec at f/9.0, 28mm at ISO 2000, flash fired.

First Reveal at Grand Tradition, images for wedding photography

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This image was taken during the First Reveal at my wedding for Matt and Linette at the Grand Tradition in Fallbrook, CA.  This was the moment before he entered the room...

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Bridal Suite at the Christmas House Wedding, images for wedding photography

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I just love the bridal room at the Christmas House Inn, it's just gorgeous.  For this shot I placed the champagne bucket on the table while taking a shot of Liz on the couch...isn't she beautiful?

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/125 sec at f/3.5, 28mm at ISO 1000, flash fired.

Bridal Bouquet, images for wedding photography

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This image was taken at the Four Seasons for my wedding there with Kathryn and James.  It was a beautiful wedding, and I captured the image of this bouquet shortly before the cake cutting.

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/100 sec at f/5.6, 200mm at ISO 2000, flash did not fire.  Taken at 12:15pm.

Bridesmaids in waiting, images for wedding photography

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This image was taken at my wedding at Disneyland for Christina and Ransen.  When I saw the bridesmaids waiting for Cinderella's carriage, I couldn't help but pose them fixing the bride's dress...

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/125 sec at f/6.3, 16mm at ISO 400, flash fired.

Wedding Rings from a Indian Wedding, Images for Wedding Photography

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This image was taken at my Indian wedding for Justin and Aliya.  I took this image before going into the bridal room to take the pictures of the bride getting ready...

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/160 sec at f/2.8, 20mm at ISO 800, flash did not fire.  Taken at 5:48pm.

Bed of Roses, Images for Wedding Photography

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This image was taken during my bridal shoot for Abbie before her LDS Temple wedding at the Redlands temple.  We bought a ton of rose petals, threw a sheet over her bed, and started dropping the petals as she laughed...I just love natural smiles.

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/80 sec at f/1.8, 20mm at ISO 200, flash fired.  Taken at 7:05pm.

Tribute to Banksy, images for wedding photography

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Some of the most amazing abandoned buildings in the world are located in New Orleans.  This image was taken in front of a building where a famous graffiti artist named Banksy did some work.  I usually don't like selective coloring, but in this image it suited me for some reason...

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/4000 sec at f/7.1, 28mm at ISO 640, flash did not fire.  Taken at 3:14pm.

New Orleans Bridals, Images for Wedding Photography

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This image was taken while I was shooting out in New Orleans.  It truly is one of my favorite places to shoot because it is so vibrant, unique, and beautiful.  I always love shooting there!

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/1000 sec at f/9.0, 28mm at ISO 640, flash did not fire.  Taken at 2:51pm.

Altenburg Castle at night in Bamberg, Germany by Jason Lanier

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This image was taken at my bridal shoot at the Altenburg Castle in Germany.  I couldn't have asked for a better night than we had with all the fog and ambient lighting available at the castle.  I used video lighting to light the bride and I posed the shot thinking of her looking for her one true love...

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Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/40 sec at f/4.0, 16mm at ISO 5000, flash did not fire.  Taken at 9:54pm.

Bridals at the Altenburg Castle, images for wedding photography

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This image was taken at the Altenburg Castle in Germany at the end of last year.  It was a very cold and foggy night, which really set the tone for the shoot.  It looked like we had special effects going due to the flood lights that lit up the fog.  That being said, when you are handed an opportunity to shoot, it's important you understand the essential aspects for lighting so you can get the results you seek...

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Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/40 sec at f/4.0, 16mm at ISO 5000, flash did not fire.  Taken at 9:43pm.

Stranded in Maui, Images for Wedding Photography

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This image was taken during a fantasy shoot for my wedding couple in Maui.  We took the bride's VW bug, used the charcoal from an old fire to write "Just Married" on a cardboard box, and re-created the scene of them being stranded just after being married.  Funnest shoot ever!

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/250 sec at f/8.0, 24mm at ISO 500, flash fired.  Taken at 5:22pm.

Images for Hawaii Wedding Photography, Stroll through the sugar cane

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This image was taken of my bride Alana on the beautiful island of Maui.  People see this shot and many times ask me if the sky was real...it was, and we posed it specifically with the sunset in mind...

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/250 sec at f/9.0, 28mm at ISO 800, flash did not fire.  Taken at 6:13pm.

Images for Hawaii Wedding Photography, Bride in the sugar cane

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This image was taken during my wedding in Maui.  We got a parasol, went into the sugar cane and started shooting.  I just loved the clouds behind her.  What a beautiful bride.

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/250 sec at f/8.0, 28mm at ISO 800, flash fired.  Taken at 6:08pm.

Sugar Cane Bride, Images for Hawaiian Wedding Photography

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This image was taken on the beautiful island of Maui near the Sugar cane fields.  You can always count on a wonderful ocean breeze as the trade winds blow through.  That truly can help when you are shooting...if you're looking for that island breezy type of thing.

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/160 sec at f/10, 92mm at ISO 640, flash did not fire.  Taken at 4:53pm.

Bridals at the Maui Sugar Cane Factory, Images of wedding photography

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This image was taken at the Maui Sugar Factory on the Hawaiian Islands.  We went onto the facilities and they let us shoot there, and I just loved the contrast of the white wedding gown against the dark green building...and the parasol made it even better.

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/160 sec at f/4.5, 28mm at ISO 640, flash did not fire.  Taken at 6:11pm.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bridals in Earlsboro, Oklahoma, images of wedding photography

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This image was taken at my Oklahoma Workshop of the beautiful bride Sidney White during my shoot in Earlsboro.  One thing I like to teach at my workshops is using off camera triggers and flashes and that's what I did with this shot.  I really loved shooting Sidney and know her wedding will be beautiful!

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Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/100 sec at f/4.0, 16mm at ISO 50, flash fired.  Taken at 6:21pm.

Just Screwing Around at my Oklahoma Workshop

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This is what happens when I'm setting up a group shot at my workshops...my attendees start screwing around!  This was an amazing location that took some searching but was SO worth it.  Thanks to all who came!!

Wine Ceremony at the Lake Oak Meadows Winery in Temecula

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This image was taken at my wedding for Dan and Stephanie at the Lake Oak Meadows Temecula Winery in Temecula, CA this past Saturday.  Many wedding do sand ceremonies, but when you're married at a winery they love to do wine ceremonies instead.  I love how you can see the two streams of wine intersecting each other in this shot.  Congrats to Dan and Stephanie!!

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/80 sec at f/5.6, 300mm at ISO 125, flash did not fire.  Taken at 5:46pm.

Children in Photography, Posing in an abandoned house

This image was taken of my shoot with Sullivan in Clayton, North Carolina.  We found an abandoned house and I posed him on the outside porch.  He is such a good little model that it made it so much fun to do this shoot!

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/500 sec at f/4.0, 20mm at ISO 640, flash did not fire.  Taken at 6:49pm.

Children Photography in an abandoned house in North Carolina

This image was taken on my shoot for Sully and Jefferson in Clayton, North Carolina.  I don't know how many photographers that would take children (with their Mom) inside of an abandoned house for a shoot, but we did....and it was AWESOME!  Used my Rotolights for this shot.

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/125 sec at f/4.0, 16mm at ISO 500, flash did not fire.  Taken at 6:15pm.

Children Photography by Jason Lanier

This image was taken at my shoot for Jefferson and Sully in Clayton, North Carolina.  These little guys have been shot by me for the past 3 years, ever since they were born.  I shot their parents wedding and I have been going back for shoots of their family ever since.  Totally love these guys!

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/400 sec at f/4.0, 35mm at ISO 125, flash did not fire.  Taken at 5:35pm.

Lake Oak Meadows Temecula Winery Bridal Room

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This image was taken at my wedding for Dan and Stephanie at the Lake Oak Meadows Winery in Temecula.  I love bridal rooms that give me options to shoot including french doors, big mirrors, tables etc. Well, as you can see here I had all those options which helped me to capture this shot.  Just love the venue!

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/60 sec at f/4.0, 18mm at ISO 400, flash fired.  Taken at 2:59pm.

Lake Oak Meadows Temecula Winery Ring Shots

This image was taken at my wedding for Dan and Stephanie at the Lake Oak Meadows Winery in Temecula, CA.  It was a beautiful wedding, and I took the time to get these ring shots while I was in the bridal room with the bride while she was getting ready...

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/80 sec at f/3.5, 105mm at ISO 2000, flash did not fire.  Taken at 2:49pm.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Bridals at the Hacienda Wedding in Santa Ana

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This image was taken at The Hacienda in Santa Ana California which is an older ranchero style venue, that is absolutely beautiful.  This was taken in the bridal room prior to the ceremony and was a moment where the bride could relax for just a moment.  Just a beautiful bride in an amazing venue....

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/80 sec at f/5.6, 28mm at ISO 2000, flash did not fire.  Taken at 5:13pm.

Going to the Chapel, Hawaiian Weddings Maui

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This image was taken at my wedding for Cory and Kristin on the beautiful island of Maui, my second home. I've visited Maui no less than 40 separate times, and each time is always for a good amount of time...I just love shooting in Hawaii.  This was taken before the ceremony began as she walked towards her marriage ceremony to Cory.  I wanted a more dramatic shot so I had everyone go inside the chapel and had her walk from further back to get a better, wider shot.  Hope you like it!

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/1600 sec at f/8.0, 28mm at ISO 2000, flash did not fire.  Taken at 3:08pm.

Bridals at the Mosteller Mansion Destination Wedding

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This image was taken at my destination wedding at the Mosteller Mansion in Hickory, North Carolina.  It is truly an amazing venue with a multitude of opportunities for creating beautiful imagery.  This image was taken of my bride Daryl as she walked down the staircase towards her way to the ceremony.  

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Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/160 sec at f/5.6, 16mm at ISO 800, flash fired.  Taken at 5:02pm.

Bridals at the Hacienda in Orange County

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This image was taken at my wedding for Cory and Melissa at The Hacienda in Orange County, CA.  Melissa, my beautiful bride in this image walked down the steps from the bridal room towards the ceremony and I grabbed a shot of her as she was walking down....just beautiful...

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/60 sec at f/4.0, 16mm at ISO 2000, flash fired.  Taken at 5:36pm.

Wedding Couple shoot in Laguna Beach Canyon from an LDS Temple Wedding

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This image was taken at my wedding for Kristina and Michael in Laguna Canyon after they were married at the Newport Beach LDS Temple.  It was a beautiful wedding with a ton of amazing picture opportunities!

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/400 sec at f/5.0, 28mm at ISO 400, flash did not fire.  Taken at 2:46pm.

Ballroom Images at a Laguna Beach Montage Wedding

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This image was taken at my wedding for Eric and Michele at the Montage Laguna Beach.  We snuck in after the couple shoot, just before all the wedding guests came in and grabbed some shots.  The couple spends so much time and money in decorating their wedding that it's very important to take the time to get these shots....

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/60 sec at f/2.8, 16mm at ISO 1250, flash fired.  Taken at 7:55pm.

Rings shots at a Grand Tradition Wedding

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This image was taken at my wedding for Xarlyn and Wendhy at the Grand Tradition Estate in Fallbrook. It's always so important to take the time to get great ring shots because they are the number one symbol of the marriage.  This image was taken by placing the bride's rings into her bouquet before the ceremony....

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/80 sec at f/5.6, 120mm at ISO 2500, flash did not fire.  Taken at 2:47pm.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Don't Hit the Batter...or your Fiance at a Cleveland Indians Stadium Destination Wedding

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This image was taken at my destination in Cleveland, Ohio for Matt and Jenna.  It was an awesome opportunity to be able to do a shoot on a Major League Baseball stadium field....just amazing.  We had both the bride and groom pitch to each other and it was so much fun as they took hitting practice against each other.  I love destination weddings!

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Camera settings: Nikon D2XS, 1/250 sec at f/10, 18mm at ISO 250, flash did not fire.  Taken at 3:50pm.

Romance at Squires Castle at my destination wedding in Ohio

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This image was taken during my First Reveal for Matt and Jenna at Squires Castle in Ohio.  As you can see it was wintertime, but the couple didn't mind braving the cold for a First Reveal so they could make the most out of their time with me.  I find that a lot of destination wedding couples will elect to either do a First Reveal or Couple Shoot after the wedding so they can capture great images of their special destination wedding. Do you like the wedding rings hanging in the tree?

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Camera settings: Nikon D2XS, 1/160 sec at f/7.1, 18mm at ISO 250, flash fired.  Taken at 1:55pm.

Behind the Scenes Jason Lanier Wedding Shot

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This production image was taken at my wedding in the Temecula Wine Country at Lake Oak Meadows Estate in Temecula.  This was during the ceremony where I'm using my 28-300mm shooting down the center aisle while Dan and Stephanie were being married.  Thanks to Michelle for grabbing this shot!

Chinese Wedding Pagoda at a Four Seasons Westlake Village Wedding

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This image was taken at my Chinese wedding for James and Kathryn at the Four Seasons Westlake Village in Southern California.  Having a strong background in landscape photography, I absolutely love to incorporate those elements of composition and lighting used for landscapes...into my wedding photography.  Hope you like it!

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/100 sec at f/3.8, 28mm at ISO 500, flash fired.  Taken at 7:51pm.

Improvising at the Bridal Room for a Wedding in Disney

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This image was taken at my wedding at Disneyland inside the getting ready room...which was actually a small meeting room that we turned into the getting ready area for the bride.  There are no mirrors in the room so we borrowed two from the make up artist, leaned them up against the wall, and made magic happen.  I shot this using the reflection of the mirrors of a moment between the Bride and her Mom...

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/200 sec at f/8.0, 19mm at ISO 400, flash fired.  Taken at 4:19pm.

Daddy walking the bride down the aisle at a Christmas House Wedding

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This image was taken at my wedding for Chad and Kristin at the Christmas House Inn and Gardens last week.  I love getting shots that show details....and I love it when you can sense emotion in a shot without having to see the person's face.  It's always so sweet when a Father walks his Daughter down the aisle, and that's what I was trying to capture here...

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/200 sec at f/5.6, 300mm at ISO 2500, flash did not fire.  Taken at 5:21pm.

Wedding Detail Shots at a Christmas House Wedding

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It's always important to capture the small details that made your wedding clients day so special to them. This is a simple shot but one that carries meaning for the client, which is one of the reasons I shared it with you all...

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Camera settings: Nikon D700 1/125 sec at f/5.6, 122mm at ISO 5000, flash did not fire.  Taken at 7pm.

Cake Cutting at a Christmas House Wedding

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One of the key things for any wedding photographer to get is the shot of the cake cutting.  The trick is getting the rings, the knife, the engraved names etc. ALL in the shot.  This image was taken at the Christmas House Inn and Gardens which is a beautiful historic wedding venue.  I just loved the colors of the wedding and it came through in this image....

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/100 sec at f/5.6, 56mm at ISO 5000, flash did not fire.  Taken at 6:50pm.

The Look of Love at a Christmas House Wedding

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This image was taken at my wedding for the Christmas House Inn and Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  This was captured during the couple's first dance.  I just love it when we can catch a tear coming down from either the bride or the groom.  And I really love it when the wedding couple actually lets their emotions come out during the wedding...like you see here.

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Camera settings: Nikon D700, 1/250 sec at f/5.6, 300mm at ISO 2000, flash did not fire.  Taken at 6:23pm by Jason Lanier.

Maui Bridals Hawaiian Weddings in Maui

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This bridal image was taken on the beautiful island of Maui.  There are so many amazing places there to shoot, and I have explored virtually all of them.  It truly pays to explore which is what we did for this shot.  I found this old road that the Sugar Cane company used to use and I loved the lines it gave us with the tree shadows being casted down....just beautiful!

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/1000 sec at f/7.1, 20mm at ISO 800, flash did not fire.  Taken at 1:41pm.

Bottoms Up at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Wedding

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This image was taken at the wedding I shot at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego in the bridal dressing room. This little baby girl was an honorary flower girl and when she started crawling around with this on her bum I couldn't resist getting a shot.  Too cute!

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/320 sec at f/4.0, 35mm at ISO 400, flash did not fire.  Taken at 11:54pm.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ceremony at the Lake Oak Meadows Temecula Winery

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This image was taken at my wedding yesterday for Dan and Stephanie at the Lake Oak Meadows Temecula Winery.  It was an absolutely beautiful affair, complete with a 1961 Bentley, beautiful venue, amazing people, and great weather.  I can't thank Dan and Stephanie enough for letting me be part of their special day....

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/2000 sec at f/4.0, 20mm at ISO 80, flash did not fire.  Taken at 5:31pm.

Major League Love, Destination Wedding in Cleveland Indians Baseball Stadium

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This image was taken at my wedding for Matt and Jenna inside the Cleveland Indians Baseball Stadium at my destination wedding in Cleveland, Ohio.  I had never had the opportunity to shoot a wedding shoot on the actual field, so this was a real thrill for both me and the couple.  We shot inside of the dugout, the outfield, played baseball etc.  It was a BLAST!  One of the main reasons why I love destination weddings is because of all the unique places I get to shoot!!

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Camera settings: Nikon D2XS, 1/250 sec at f/7.1, 11mm at ISO 250, flash did not fire.  Taken at 4:24pm.