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Monthly Archives: May 2013

In commemoration of Memorial Day….

In commemoration of Memorial Day, I want to do this special blog to honor those who have served our country and also those who are currently in the service. I want to share some images from a military wedding I shot at Sherry and Mark’s wedding celebration in Virginia.

Mark, the groom, who is currently serving in the military, wore his US Marine Corps gala uniform on his wedding day. A uniform that reflects dignity and valor.

Sherry is very gorgeous as she prepares for her BIG DAY.

I love her Christian Louboutin shoes so much that I have to use it to get those ring shots!

Great light in this room at the Hyatt Dulles near Washington DC.

Sherry gets emotional as she says her vows during the ceremony at St. Leo The Great Catholic Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

This flower girl is going to be the next Jessica Sanchez of American Idol…LOL

Members of the US Marine Corps form a sword arch as the newly weds exit the church.

After the wedding we all went to Alexandria, VA and shot all our bridal party pictures at the Historic Carlyle House. What an amazing place for pictures!

Here check out this shot of the Flying V shot with the groom and the groomsmen….

Not too much wind that day..thanks to Sherry’s maid-of-honor. We will tell you later what her contribution is to this shot…LOL

A gorgeous couple on their wedding day! Congrats Mark and Sherry…I wish you guys all the luck in your marriage!

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Congrats to Tracey and Daniel – a wedding at The Doubletree Hotel, Philadelphia

So energized today for wedding #2 for the memorial day weekend. Congrats to Tracey and Daniel for trying the knot at The Doubletree Hotel in Philadelphia. Cjeck out their engagement pictures we shot in Washington DC where the couple now resides.

…at the Tidal basin in DC.

Her ring is so gorgeous!

Love this moment…

Can’t wait to be part of your special day today!!!!

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Sweetest words a bride will say…

The sweetest thing a bride and groom will say..totally made my day – “We are so in love with Ron that we are writing this review from our honeymoon”.
Thanks Johanna and Bryan for these kind words…Check out these teasers from their wedding…
During their first glimpse…
Love this moment inside the Rolls Royce…
So cute!
We wish you guys happiness in your marriage!

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Happy Anniversary to ELBA + ANTHONY – A Cancun, Mexico Destination Wedding

We documented Elba and Anthony’s wedding at the Gran Caribe Real Resort in Cancun, Mexico. This place is pretty amazing by the way, if you are looking for a great destination wedding venue. The wedding staff here are very nice and helpful! And great working with Christian and his wife Claudia of MEDIAMORFOSIS Cinematography. What a talented crew! They rocked the video for Elba and Anthony! After the wedding Christian and Claudia became really good friends.

The image we shot for their “trash the dress” session at the Mexican Cenotes has won a lot of awards. Thanks again for letting me document your wedding weekend in Cancun, Mexico!

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Congrats to Johanna and Bryan – A wedding at The Sands of Atlantic Beach, New York

I met this wonderful couple during the Great Bridal Expo at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan last year. They were the ones who waited until every one left the big ballroom and then came back to our booth…LOL  Such a fun couple to talk to…and even more fun to be with, as seen here during our engagement session at Central Park in New York. These were taken few weeks before Bryan and Johanna left for Dubai where Bryan is currently working. We miss this couple in New York but I am so glad they are back this weekend to celebrate with their family and friends one of the happiest days in their life. We are very thrilled to be chosen to document their wedding at The Sands of Atlantic Beach in New York.

Johanna and Bryan against the background of the famous Belvedere Castle in Central Park, New York. This castle was used in many Hollywood movie scenes like X-Men, Smurfs, etc…

Love this playtime moment of the couple in this picture…

Romantic kiss..

Great job Bryan with this ring….

And thanks to the New York City Mounted Police letting us get this shot…

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Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Photo Shoot

Had the pleasure to do a shoot for the most amazing Cinematographer Glen Elliott with his 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. This machine has a Horsepower of 556 @ 6100 rpm and a Torque (lb-ft) of 551 @ 3800 rpm. Who wants to race this powerful car… =)

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Happy Anniversary to Eliza and Ramon! Pleasantdale Château Wedding in West Orange, NJ

In May, we started the month with Eliza and Ramon’s wedding at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ followed by a reception at the Pleasantdale Château in West Orange, NJ. Talking about a Platinum wedding! This wedding has it all, from elegant wedding dresses (take note on the plural on the dress) to the wedding grand wedding reception, this wedding is truly one that defines Platinum.

Here’s one of my favorite images from Eliza and Ramon’s wedding…

And here’s from my post the day after their wedding day…enjoy all the other images, few of which were published by a PHOTOGRAPHY magazine in Barcelona, Spain.

Bride and Groom: Eliza and Ramon. I met Eliza and Ramon in February and immediately after our first meeting, we clicked! Eliza was right, it’s like our “angels” guided our path together, just like they have guided them both in their relationship. Meeting Eliza and Ramon is like being rewarding with great clients and great new friends.

Ceremony: Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ . This is one of the best churches I photographed. The church was beautiful from inside and out. There’s so much available light in there, and had a great time shooting the ceremony.

Reception: Pleasantdale Château in West Orange, NJ. Everywhere you turn when you are inside this place is picture-perfect. It’s an amazing place for wedding reception. And plus the crew are awesome to work with. Thanks guys for the wonderful dinner! And by the way, Pleasantdale Château is a very popular location for some Hollywood films like The Hoax and Cadillac Records, and TV’s Law & Order and HBO’s The Sopranos.

Event Planner: Lyna Larcia-Calvario of www.kasalny.com. If you are looking for some elegance on your wedding decors and a top notch wedding planner, Lyna and her crew are awesome!

Make-Up artist: Grace of Iris Makeup & Spa

Grace and her team are very talented. They did a great job at Eliza’s wedding. Their quality is pretty high-end.

DJ: DJ REVO. These guys know how to get people to the dance floor. And I like the way they project a live video of the party on the screen. Good job guys!

Video: MPW MEDIA GROUP. Love working with these guys! Their talent in cinematography is pretty impressive. I saw some of their work during their “same day edit” presentation at the reception.

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS from the day…more to come in a few weeks. You will find them at www.pictage.com

ELIZA BLOG 1

Gorgeous gown made by Vera Wang…This is only one of her three gowns Eliza wore at the ceremony and reception.

ELIZA BLOG 2

Capturing this moment, when the mother of the bride sees her daughter for the first time in a wedding gown is a very special and emotional moment for both the bride and her mother.

ELIZA BLOG 3

Having a long veil on that windy day created an opportunity for me to get into my creativity…LOVE THIS SHOT!

ELIZA BLOG 4

Every angle at the Pleasantdale Château is picture-perfect!

ELIZA BLOG 5


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kay - Hello there,.. I cant stop wondering what vera wang dress Eliza wore. I was searching the similar type but i am not sure if thats the excat model as she wore. Could anyone help? Or is she selling her dress? Thanks ktamaya@gmail.comSeptember 19, 2010 - 9:09 pm

Grace Kim - Pictures look great!! Great job!! We hope that we can have a chance to work again.June 11, 2010 - 10:49 pm

anter - ron love this one, come to think almost all of themMay 21, 2010 - 8:49 pm

Iron Man 3 film set in Miami, a popular place for wedding shoots

If you have seen Iron Man 3, the scene where Tony Stark stormed the hide-out of “The Mandarin” was a scene shot at a very famous museum in Miami called VIZCAYA MUSEUM AND GARDENS. Vizcaya was the winter residence of American industrialist and billionaire James Deering from Christmas 1916 until his death in 1925. After his death, his huge estate was turned into a museum for the public to enjoy (click here to see more of the history of Vizcaya).

Not only this place is popular for many film sets, but it is also very popular for fashion and wedding photo shoots.

I’ve done a few photo shoots at the Vizcaya in Miami in the past and the experience is always unforgettable. Check out these images…

Heather and Diego’s engagement shoot at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This massive structure was built in the early 1900s.

We shot their wedding at the ONE & ONLY OCEAN CLUB in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Had so much fun with this couple and their family!

Julia and Jim’s “Trash the Dress” at the Vizcaya…

Love this shot infront of the dock overlooking the Vizcaya’s Stone Barge.

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A Mothers Day Tribute

This mothers day weekend, I want to pay tribute to all mothers out there whose love for us have always been unconditional. I want to share some of the moments I have captured in weddings that express this special love between a mother and a bride/groom. I apologize if I was not able to include all my clients’ wedding into this tribute…but I wish everyone a Happy Mothers Day most specially to those who recently became new moms! Congrats!

Enjoy these images!

Melissa and her mother few minutes before she walked her down the aisle on her wedding day in Puerto Rico…

Sofie and her mother share a laugh before she gave her away on her wedding day at the Waterworks in Philadelphia…

Steve and her mother share a moment few minutes before his wedding at Pen Ryn Mansion…

Sophia and her mom share a moment together before her wedding…

Shannon is consoled by her mother with a kiss as she dances with her during her wedding at the Antrim 1844 in Maryland….

Bryan shares a laugh with his mother as he dances with her during his wedding at The Rockleigh in New Jersey….

Carissa and her daughter before the wedding…

Anna and her mother remember her deceased father minutes before she walked her down the aisle at the Liberty House in New Jersey…

Sophia’s mother give them a blessing during a Greek Orthodox wedding at St. Thomas in New Jersey…

Daniel’s gets emotional as she watches her daughter Danielle dances with her dad during her wedding at the Battery Gardens in New York…

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Congrats to Michelle and Charles, a wedding at The Boulder Ridge Lodge at Ski Liberty, Carrol Valley PA

First time I met Michelle and Charles aka CR, when I did their engagement session in Pasadena California back in January. Though originally from Maryland and a graduate of Temple University, Michelle is now based in Hollywood. She and CR work in the film industry.

We had so much fun shooting their engagement session at the beautiful Old Town Pasadena. And I am looking forward to document their wedding first at Michelle’s home parish at St. John’s Catholic Church in Westminster, MD then at their reception venue - The Boulder Ridge Lodge at Ski Liberty in Carrol Valley, PA.

Check out these images from Old Town Pasadena in California  -

Only in California you will see a lovely rose bloom in the middle of winter…

Love this shot infront of the Old Town Pasadena City Hall…shot 2-4 frames before a heavy pour.

Congrats to Michelle and CR…looking forward to an amazing day!

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