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Kong and Aimee | Nestldown Wedding Fusion Film

Kong and Aimee’s beautiful wedding at the Nestldown Estate brought a wonderful group of people to the tall redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains, after which we went to the famous Dynasty Restaurant for a huge banquet. The wedding was captured primarily with photographs, but Peter and I were still playing around with the idea of fusion films for clients as another form of artistic, documentary photojournalism with a different characteristic than is possible with just images. We didn’t set up any elaborate audio equipment for this wedding, resulting in a fusion set that isn’t as comprehensive as we have done for other weddings. All that being said, with just some candid clips, beautiful images, all we had to do was let this amazing couple (and their adorable “baby” Spike) take care of the rest.

Thanks to Peter H. Chang for his wonderful job editing this film, and Chris Fuzi for his assistance as a third cameraman with this event.

More of our wedding fusion films can be found HERE.

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  • Phannie - January 12, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    Lovely ^_^
    Yet another beautiful film with a beautiful couple

  • Lindsay Hammi - January 17, 2011 - 7:20 am

    So in love with this fusion video! Gave me goosebumps!

  • HD Wedding Videographer - January 17, 2011 - 7:50 pm

    fusion is so cool! great job on this one!

  • Love the library shots! Great job as always!

Edible Landscaping Sierra Club Book

I have been working for the past year with my dear friend Rosalind Creasy, on her monumental reference book “Edible Landscaping”. This is both a beautiful, a groundbreaking, and useful text covering how to integrate edible plants into your garden, decrease your environmental impact and eat healthier along the way. I took some of the photos for the book (including author portraits), and spent a great deal of time as the photo editor, doing pre-press preparing for the hundreds of photos from around the world that were integrated into the book. It’s currently sold out in only a month, and a best-selling garden book on Amazon. Take a look below and place your order if interested!

Edible Landscaping

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Eastern California Landscapes

I’m recently back from the Eastern Sierra Nevada, Death Valley, and the White Mountains. It was a wonderful camping trip, VERY cold and windy, and a good chance to put my camera to use outside of the wedding context.

One of my favorite stops was the Bristlecone Pine forrest in the White Mountains. Truly a spectacular location with the oldest trees in the world (over 4,000 years old).

Death Valley

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  • WOW, I am in love with the first couple. How did you get the tree to light up? OCF?

  • Keith Simonian - January 3, 2011 - 6:54 pm

    Great set of photos. I think the first image is amazing.

  • Rebecca - January 19, 2011 - 6:25 pm

    WOW, great images. I particularly love the first two.

  • Tamera Goldsmith - February 8, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    These photographs are stunning! Beautiful work! Wow! :)

  • Serge Gree - July 17, 2011 - 9:15 pm

    Amazing shots! Firs two are my favorites.

Kimberley and Mark Engagement

Today I spent a wonderful, sunny afternoon with Kimberley and Mark. We jumped around the Golden Gate Bridge, found some beautiful light, and had an all-around wonderful time. These two certainly know how to have fun together!

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  • Benipayo - November 27, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    Nice! blog. I appreciate the info and really like the photos. The couple and the photos just look great!

  • Scott - December 28, 2010 - 7:07 am

    I like how you incorporated the architecture into the images, great job!

Mariko + John | Stanford Church Wedding | Asian Art Museum Reception

Mariko and John’s beautiful wedding day took us from the gorgeous Stanford Memorial Church in Palo Alto, to the rolling California foothills, and finally to the decadent Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. The pair have been together since their college days of in the Freshman dorms, Spanish class, and John’s early attempts to woo Mariko over what was apparently terrible Chinese food. They have made it through separations by distance, graduate school, and even corporate consulting to arrive at this wonderful moment together. Currently based in LA, John and Mariko’s Family came from Oklahoma, England and all over the world to celebrate. With some of the most wonderful people I’ve met, and two of the most beautiful wedding locations in California, this was certainly a wedding to remember.

Many thanks to Peter H. Chang and Chris Fuzi for their assistance during the day.

Peter’s photo below.

Peter’s photo below.

Chris’ photo below.

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  • Scott - December 28, 2010 - 7:10 am

    LOVE THESE! They feel so photojournalistic. I also like how in the getting ready images you backlit her with window light, I have never really thought about doing that, I will have to give that a try now.

  • tanya - February 16, 2011 - 12:18 am

    All photographs taken in different styles

  • SAJEEWA - December 22, 2011 - 9:05 pm


Tiara + Derek Hawaii Destination Wedding Fusion Film

Fusion remains one of the most difficult products to produce in the wedding media world, especially when attempting to capture a photojounalistic and real interpretation of the people, event, and place. However, I’m really excited about the potential for this new medium, blending the manipulation of time and imagery techniques to present a really engaging look at the flow of a wedding day. Below is the latest project from Tiara and Derek’s wedding outside of Honolulu, Hawaii, jointly produced with Peter H. Chang who does all of the wonderful filming.

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  • Mariea Rummel - November 8, 2010 - 8:28 pm

    Noah, this is breathtaking! Wonderful-Beautiful work!

Megan + Brian | St. Patrick’s Cathedral Wedding | Julia Morgan Ballroom

Megan and Brian were married at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral in downtown San Francisco, a cathedral/church than manages to be both quaint and grandiose at the same time. We took photos at Pier 9, and then on to the magnificent Julia Morgan ballroom for the wedding reception. The fall colors and decorations were perfect, and everyone had a wonderful time. Check below for some favorites!

A favorite photo that tells the story of the busy rush of mom and daughter getting ready, while bridesmaids preparing the dress. I love complex images that you can look at for so long, always finding new details and nuances.

Meeting Dad.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in San Francisco.

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  • Sam - November 30, 2010 - 4:44 pm

    Amazing shots. The last reflections hot is genius.

  • Scott - December 28, 2010 - 7:12 am

    Really great stuff, your blog just got added to my favorites. Amazing work!