4/14/2014

Trip to the Philippines: Baguio & Palawan

Luke and I had an amazing trip to the Philippines in March! We visited my sister Deborah, who lives and works in Baguio, and she took us on an adventure throughout Baguio City and the Palawan islands. There are so many islands in the Philippines, and they all have their own unique culture and even dialects. The main languages spoken are Tagalog and surprisingly, English! So we weren't too lost as tourists (I only know a few words, but my sister speaks it very well). The Filipino people are so friendly and welcoming (and the island dogs too-they are literally everywhere!). On Palawan we stayed on the northern tip in El Nido. It was so incredibly beautiful there, and we got to really enjoy the islands by taking boat tours, a small outrigger boat that hops around the many islands of the Bacuit Archipelago. Ive never seen sand whiter or more turquoise water! Luke and I kept joking we were in a pirate movie, since the scenery felt so otherworldly and gorgeous at every turn! We saw some awesome caves that you can swim into, as well as the best snorkeling we have ever seen. The water is so clear and the fish so colorful.

Oh and the food, so delicious everywhere we went! We ate the best mangos I've ever tasted in my life, so sweet and juicy. I got my fill of pancit, lumpia, and young coconut. We also tried ube for the first time, a root vegetable that's sweet like yams and made into jam and ice-cream. One night we split a whole fresh caught snapper, and it was amazing! The fishermen bring their catch to the restaurants and it's cooked that night on the grill. And the local beer from San Miguel brewery, a pale pilsen (for about $1) was perfect on a hot day after snorkeling. That beer is so light, and Luke usually drinks ridiculously hopped IPAs, but we enjoyed it so much, I think we drank it every night! 

We brought along a smaller camera this time, a Panasonic Lumix GX7  that was incredibly lightweight and easy to travel with on plane and boat. We took both photos and video, so he'll be editing a short highlight film from our trip. Coming soon!







2/11/2014

Jenny & Rishi's Wedding Featured on Carats & Cake

Jenny & Rishi's Carneros Inn wedding was just featured on Carats & Cake! Gorgeous photography by Carlie Statsky. Jenny and Rishi's wedding video has become one of our all time most favorited videos by recent couples. Thank you Jenny and Rishi for sharing so much of yourselves and your family with us. If you haven't seen their wedding film, enjoy it below!


2/03/2014

Wedding: Shaheen & Rohit in Maui

Shaheen and Rohit celebrated their Hindu wedding ceremony on the beautiful island of Maui, at King Kamehameha Golf Club overlooking the ocean and mountains. Their wedding day was full of music and dancing. Hawaiian fire dancers entertained guests as well as a surprise dance performance from members of their bridal party later at the reception. We got the chance to work with one of our dearest friends, Octavia Hunter who photographed the whole weekend of events. We love Hawaii and we were so excited to get to spend time in Maui with wonderful people. Enjoy their film!




1/27/2014

Wedding: Katie & Matt at The Capital Club San Jose

Katie and Matt were married at St. Justin's church in Santa Clara, and celebrated their reception at the Capitol Club in downtown San Jose. Matt and Katie's sons, nephews and nieces made adorable additions to the bridal party, and the whole evening was filled with warmth and the love of their family and friends. We got to work with photographers and friends, Lucie and Sam of LucieXYZ Photography, and Nicole Ha who created the gorgeous florals. Coordinated by Crystal Lequang and her team at Amazae Special Events.




1/20/2014

Wedding: Aubree & Brian at Stryker Sonoma

Aubree and Brian celebrated their wedding with an intimate ceremony in the vineyard at Stryker Sonoma, officiated by their close friend. With their love of food, wine and fun they gathered with their family and friends in the barrel room for a candlelit dinner, with music and dancing out on the lawn. Designed and coordinated by Jessica Kerns from So Eventful, and photographed by Mariah Smith Photography.






1/14/2014

Wedding: Hanh & Ben at Hakone Gardens

Hanh and Ben were married at beautiful Hakone Estate & Gardens in Saratoga. It was a gorgeous day for an outdoor wedding in the Japanese gardens. They wrote the sweetest vows to each other, and even choreographed their first dance together. We worked with talented photographer Robin Jolin, as well as our friend and amazing DJ, Ron Grandia. Coordinated by Weddings by My-Dung.




12/12/2013

Wedding: Sandra & Amar at The Vintage Estate, Napa

Sandra and Amar were married on the gorgeous grounds of The Vintage Estate in Napa. Their wedding celebration was a beautiful blend of their Asian and Indian backgrounds, mixed with their love of wine and great food. We got the chance to work with talented photographers Delbarr Moradi and her husband Arash, of Delbarr Moradi Photography. Coordinated by Frances Lui and her team at Charmed Events Group who did an amazing job as usual. Enjoy their film!






12/02/2013

Wedding: Monica & Rich

Monica and Rich celebrated their intimate wedding at Monica's family home in Atherton, CA. It was so special to be at her childhood home with their family and friends and capture this special day. Crystal Lequang of Amazae Special Events, did spectacular job transforming the backyard and tennis court into a glamorous reception, with stunning florals by Nicole Ha. Photographed by the talented Augie Chang who we always have great time working with.




10/28/2013

The #Hashtag Photo Booth: Promo Video

The Laugh Box, known for their photo booths & flipbooks at events in the Bay Area are now offering their latest service, the Hashtag Photobooth. Check out this video we shot for them to learn more.





Dir & DP: Luke Goodman

10/22/2013

Wedding: Leah & Alex at The Bridges Golf Club

Leah and Alex had the sweetest wedding celebration overlooking the green at The Bridges Golf Club. Their siblings and friends sang at both the ceremony and reception, and even Alex sang a sweet song to Leah on guitar. Their wedding had cute handmade DIY elements throughout, including a whimsical animal seating chart and place settings, and the cutest hand illustrated wedding program with caricatures of each member of the bridal party. Even Leah's Dad recorded his piano music to play at the reception and to take home as favors. Enjoy their short film!






10/17/2013

Our own wedding film: Luke & Pamela

Luke and I were married last August in Minnesota, and we knew we wanted to capture our wedding day in both photos and video, being filmmakers ourselves of course! Our close friend Andrew of StudioMSV shot and created our film and we were blown away, laughing and crying. Since then we've had a fresh perspective on weddings and how we approach our films, having been a bride and groom ourselves. We both realized how incredibly special it was to have all our family and friends there to share in this one day, and what a gift their presence really is (after our wedding a very dear uncle passed away). There is nothing so real as the love and joy felt at a wedding.

Thank you Andrew for capturing what ours felt like!


photo by Tanja Lippert

10/02/2013

Wedding: Karin & Michael at Thomas Fogarty Winery

Karin and Michael celebrated their wedding at Thomas Fogarty Winery in the Santa Cruz mountains on the most gorgeous day imaginable. Their intimate ceremony was officiated by their fathers, and music performed by Michael's best man. The reception included many handmade touches designed by Karin herself as well as a beautiful hanging chandelier of paper cranes, folded and strung together by their family and friends. We worked alongside Larissa Cleveland their amazing photographer, check out Karin and Michael's photos on Larissa's blog here. Event coordination by Esla Events. Enjoy their film!






Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...