Written by Tori Green
What a couple!
It all started at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, CA, and that venue itself is a sight to see. Erwin and Allen were photographers for the day, while myself and Mai were the videographers of the day. It's definitely always fun when we do both photo and video for an event because we get to be so much more creative than normal and have more time with the bride and groom to capture the most special and important moments. Capturing the moments was particularly easy because Sharonda and Chris were so photogenic as well as being completely in love with each other (this usually makes our job really easy).
The day went by rather smoothly with the only "hiccup" being that it was extremely hot, so filming the venue shots was a little difficult as it was so hot! But besides that, it was definitely a fun time shooting. I had the pleasure of working with Erwin when Chris arrived for his "getting ready" photos and candid video shots. Chris was fun to work with as he was definitely "camera ready." His boys were no different. Myself and Erwin were able to collaborate on what we wanted Chris to do and to get the absolute perfect lighting and right shots that would make the guys look like movie stars.
Shooting the ceremony and reception decor would have to be one of my favorite thing to do because I get to use so many different techniques with the camera. I'm able to get tight shots of the flowers, candle flames, gems, or any other fine detail shots as well as pans, stationary shots and rack focuses. I do the same for the reception making sure to capture every small detail in the room including a more broad perspective.
I definitely have to say it was a joy working with this gorgeous couple and working with my team to capture their special day!
Congratulations again, Mr. + Mrs. Christopher + Sharonda Frazier!
Also take a moment to check out some of the amazing vendors who helped make Sharonda and Chris' day memorable:
Venue: Palm Event Center
Event Planner: Vanessa Saenz
DJ: DJ Just-In
Chair Rentals: Lynn's Wedding Services
Dance Floor: Pleasanton Rentals
Linens: Napa Valley Linens
Photo Booth: Night Owl Photo Booth
Officiant: Billy Dixon, Sr.