What a great time at Posada Royale Best Western in Simi Valley with Paul and Sam and their families. Luminary Photo took some great photos but we were so privileged to be apart of their wonderful ceremony and the beginning of a new family. Sam and Paul had so much fun and unlike many brides and grooms they weren’t at all nervous. They knew that this was just the start of their marriage. It is seldom that a couple sees this perspective at the start of their relationship. We wish them nothing but the best.
How often do we wish we could pick the brain of our favorite expert in a field? How often do we get to watch and learn from the best? With how busy our lives are I can tell you it is almost never. On a whim I was able to spend 4 days in Santa Barbara with 200 amazing photographers, designers and business experts.
We were there to learn more about our art, business and ourselves (as it turned out). I met some amazing people and had an amazing time. I am going to post about the trip and show some photos from this gathering in the coming weeks.
One of my favorite shoots was hosted by Tammy Nguyen Le of Tammy Nguyen Le Photography. Tammy is an expert at making women feel sexy then photographing that feeling. She is an expert in posing, creating scenes and settings where women can feel hot and sexy.
I have had several of my brides ask me about this type of photography. While not an expert I get the draw to these types of photos. They aren’t about being provocative they are about feeling beautiful.
I joked with many of the photographers at United that the reason why I became a photographer was because I hate having my picture taken. What better way to not be in pictures than to always be taking the picture that everyone wants. Tammy brought an amazing set down to the beach took one of the photographers there that day and just let her be sexy. She wasn’t a model but just someone that Tammy helped to feel her best.
I was able to see how to pose a woman that will make her feel comfortable about her body. Below are the results of this session. I think these images speak for themselves but I would love to know what you think.
Had and unbelievably great time with Chris and Kayla taking their photos at Corriganville Regional Park in Simi Valley. One of the most critical times for a photographer happens long before the day of the wedding. As a photographer of people it is much easier to take pictures of people when you know something about them. At Luminary Photo we find it extremely difficult to show up the day of your wedding and make you look great. We insist on an engagement session so that we can get to know you and understand how you smile, what your good side is and the like. When we do this we know that when we photograph your big day we capture all the love and joy of the day and make you look great. Kayla and Chris opted to have our “Save the Date” session as well as the engagement session and these photos were the outcome. This is a short quick session where we are able to take some photos so that you can send out a quick postcard to your likely guests to save the date of your upcoming marriage. Enjoy and feel free to let me know your thoughts on the photos.
We were able to spend the day with both dear friends and our latest wedding client. We started there around 11am and spent until 9pm getting everything photographed. Here are a quick few that you might enjoy. If you like a photo or an album use the Facebook like button below the photo gallery. You couldn’t have asked for an easier couple to work with and both of their families were awesome! Congrats to both of you and all of our love!
Simi Valley, CA – January 26, 2011– WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Luminary Photo has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Photography.
Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.
Luminary Photo stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.
“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Luminary Photo for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”
We are happy to announce that Luminary Photo is among the very best Photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.
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About Luminary Photo
Luminary Photo and LuminaryPhoto.com specialize in wedding photography for the past 7 years. Luminary Photo works with brides and grooms to create stunning rich photography that lasts a lifetime. Luminary Photo is family owned and operated from Simi Valley, CA but works in and around the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara areas. We provide full service natural light candid / photojournalistic photography that tells the story of your wedding day. They can be contacted at their website or phone (805)587-7611.
About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire.com, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on WeddingWire.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), ProjectWedding.com and Weddingbee.com (both part of eHarmony), and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).