Anisha and Hunain celebrated their wedding ceremony on a private residence just outside Port Aransas, Texas. Congratulations to their family members Ismail and Shahabani who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary as well! I wish them the best together as they discover this new chapter in their lives.
Happy Cinco de Mayo (to Everyone) and 2 Year Anniversary to Monica and Luis!!!
You hear it all the time, and I’ll say it again here, “TIME FLIES!” Here on the cusp of summer, I find myself recalling the wedding CELEBRATION of Monica and Luis at the The Ranch at San Patricio on May 5, 2012. It was the first time I saw performers on stilts, party masks invade the dance floor, and the first time I saw “La Vibora” (check out video below).
Let me wax poetic for a second, I encourage you to celebrate culture and encourage tolerance, embrace our differences as an opportunity to explore and find beauty, not as a breeding ground for fear and hate! That said let the party begin! Here’s a playlist to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
From an earlier post:
Monica and Luis celebrated their nuptials with a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church and reception at The Ranch at San Patricio. It was a wonderful day to celebrate a wedding. I’d like to share a piece of this wonderful and truly unique moment (at the very least unique to me) with the sequence of the garder belt and bouquet toss. We’re all familiar with the fact that the lucky recipients are allegedly the next in line to marry. What transpired yesterday on Cinco de Mayo 2012 had a wonderful twist – quite literally! Naturally the ladies took their turn first, lined up, held hands and then ran amok across the reception hall “ducking” underneath the outstretched veil of the beautiful bride which was held by her dapper young groom Luis, both were elevated by standing on a chair while supported by their friends.
Then the men’s turn, and in turn, they almost completely knocked over Luis – all in good nature of course. I decided to film this sequence in one continuous shot. Enjoy the moment and be sure to check out a few pictures from the event below, I was there to capture video but couldn’t resist snapping a few photographs, especially when the men in stilts appeared…
Be sure to keep an eye out for Jade and Jamie of Journey Tree Studio who did the wonderful wedding photography! Learn more about them at http://www.journeytreestudio.com/
The band is called Manhattan Show and if you’d like a truly unique experience with interactives and props then visit www.manhattanshow.net!
JoJanie and Carlos are getting married tomorrow in Corpus Christi, Texas. Congratulations to my “Queen of Hearts” friend from so many years ago!!! And Carlos, best of luck… haha, just kidding, but no seriously… best of luck, and don’t forget RESPECT THE QUEEN! See you both tomorrow!
JoJanie and Carlos Wedding Photography Announcement
This is my first Ant-preview-wedding-highlight-post. I came up with the idea to honor two artists that celebrated their union in one of the more unique spaces that anyone will come across, the tunnel at La Retama Park. I was the lucky soul charged with “officially” capturing the day’s events. As you can imagine, artists tend to know other artists including photographers, and there were plenty around to enjoy in this celebration. Even Diana’s lovely niece Dana, a bridesmaid, is a photographer. She periodically stepped out to capture her moments, on film. Even at one point her camera was more trusty than my own, since I ran into a little bit of flash issues during the formal portraits. She was mighty quick and sure to point this out, and for that I’m forever grateful!!!
Given the unique space, I couldn’t be more relieved to have been aided by these two fellow photographers, who fortunately are just as guilty as I am in creating the following images. Kim doesn’t like looking into the camera, something about stealing her soul, and Derek is the other. I’m the one with the Bride and Groom, and was in the midst of No Shave November.
I would like to thank Diana and Joe for commissioning me to capture memories of their day. This is something where I’ll always look back upon as being one of my more significant moments as an artist and photographer.
Disclaimer: this is not intended to reflect poorly on either my fellow photographers, including myself, or the subjects within these following frames. It is only intended to poke fun at my conventional Wedding Highlight and honor the union of Diana and Joe. Non-alcoholic, virtual cheers to them both!
The couple exiting the tunnel.
Overexposed – Out of Focus – Blurry
These lovely images are some combination of these three.
Fun with or without Flash
Again, pretty self explanatory, and these images involve issues dealing with high speed sync, flash misfires, overexposures or underexposures due to flash, etc… As you can imagine, there are a lot of dark pictures.
Out of Focus
I’ve been slowly compiling a series of my “out of focus” wedding images, aptly titled “out of focus series.” This is the first time I’ve shared any of them, you know with the whole stigma of not wanting to be seen as a poor or bad photographer… except when it’s done with an artistic vision in mind; which can ultimately lead to one being called genius. No really, feel free to leave a comment about how genius this post is, my humble ego will be extremely thankful.
What the Heck?
yeah… what the heck… Save the one of Joe making a face in the street corner because that shot’s just cool, and the same goes for the one of the photographer in the tunnel doing her thing, and then also Diana making the silly face with Joe.
Diana and Kenny celebrated their nuptial bliss at a private residence in Calallen, Texas. The intimate ceremony was celebrated amongst close friends and family. Hours before the start rains were pouring… like cats and dogs pouring!!! So much so on the ride over that I was crawling along at ~30 mph on the highway. When suddenly God smiled down on us and this special day, the clouds parted, and the sun shone through. I wish them all the happiness in the world as they begin their journey together. Please enjoy a Living Pictures Slideshow and some of my favorite images from the day.
Vanessa and Demetrio are celebrating their one year anniversary today! This past month they also welcomed a new member to the family! Happy Anniversary to you two… and many, many more!
From an earlier post:
Vanessa and Demetrio celebrated a traditional Catholic ceremony at the Corpus Christi Cathedral. For some private portraits, the newly weds and I met up at the Water Gardens in Downtown Corpus Christi. Shortly after, the bridal party joined us. Apart from the stifling summer heat, it was an eventful and wonderful time! We happened across a man in drag costume filming a PSA with intentions of crashing a certain wedding party’s photographs, but as the director later accounted, “calmer heads prevailed,” and so they didn’t crash our session. We also crossed a group of people touring downtown on segways, who not only obliged to let the bride and groom borrow two segways for a picture, they also posed with them. Then we headed over to Holiday Inn at Emerald Beach to officially celebrate the wedding. Here are some moments that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE and would like to share with ya’ll (as we say down here in Texas!) Enjoy!
Father of the Bride Dance
This was a special moment where Vanessa’s father described what he felt for her in the form of music – he played Pavarotti’s performance of “Nessun Dorma”
Mother of Groom Dance
The Newly Wed’s First Dance
…. and now the dancing begins!
The Beautiful Mother of the Bride
Come Here Lover Boy!
Father and Mother of the Groom
…and they’re off to the start of what I know will be a beautiful, happy marriage!