Mona and Jason’s Wedding Trailer

Mona and Jason got married at the Fess Parker on October 11, 2014. I had the pleasure of capturing just about every moment, beginning with bridal prep at the hotel, and lasting until the last of their main events at their amazing reception. The Fess Parker in Santa Barbara, California sets a magical stage for weddings, and Mona and Jason’s was certainly no exception.

From London to Santa Monica: A Beachside Proposal

Jack first contacted me by email. He was taking his girlfriend, Maddy, to Los Angeles on holiday and wanted to propose. He wanted to make sure it was caught on camera.

Over the course of the following 4 weeks, a lot of planning took place. An 8 girl Acappella group was added to the mix, as well as a plan to incorporate myself, them, and Jack & Maddy, in a way to make this an unforgettable moment in the lives of everyone involved. But especially for Jack and Maddy.

Watch it all unfold, beginning AFTER the point at which Jack and Maddy “randomly” walk by our singing group being filmed by yours truly just off the Bike Path on the Santa Monica boardwalk. The plan started with me pretending to need “real couples” to take part in the music video we were filming.

Maddy thought they were just stopping to take pictures of the beautiful sunset, and when I asked them to participate in the video, her first response was, yeah sure, “if you wouldn’t mind if we took some pics of the sunset first.” I offered up a trade. Sunset pics for their participation. Snapped some pics of them… and then this happened…

Hope you had kleenexes nearby…