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Flash Mob Proposal in the RAIN : Kai & Emma

All the planning. All the anticipation. Excitement. Nervousness; Will she figure it out? Will she say yes? Kai, with the amazing help from The Heart Bandits, who plan wow factor proposals all over the world, was set to pop the question on Saturday, December 18, 2015. What could go wrong?
Well, when you’re planning a surprise proposal in Santa Monica, by the beach, where the idea is to be casually walking down the boardwalk only to suddenly have a group of dancers spring out around you, choreographing their movements to the tune of the fiance to be’s favorite song, RAIN kind of puts a damper on things, not least of which, plausible rationality for a casual stroll down a deserted boardwalk with rain rarely seen in Los Angeles coming down. (Apologies for the run on sentence!)

Be that as it may, it didn’t stop our hero from carrying out his mission- and while she may have known he was up to something, it was still a ton of fun to watch; tho admittedly, not altogether AS fun to film, having to protect stationary cameras from the elements while being “incognito.” Yeah, she knew what was happening for sure, but check it out anyway, and TRY to get the song out of your head afterwards.

I think it’s worth adding, while I started out filming weddings, when I chose my business name, (On Bended Knee Films, duh :)- the art of the actual proposal, signifying the initial commitment to give yourself to one person for the rest of your lives, always captivated me a bit more. Everything after that moment becomes, to an extent, a formality. Filming this flash mob proposal, rain notwithstanding, reminded me of that, and was just an absolute joy to witness, not to mention capture on video. I look forward to filming many more in the coming months.

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.

The Wedding of Deniz & Josh

Deniz and Josh got married at the Grand in Long Beach, California on October 18, 2014.  Just such a cute couple; and Josh reminded me of a friend of mine.  Same exact smile/laugh and he did a LOT of it on this day.  It’s always great when there is no shortage of shiny whites.  Makes editing a breeze… kind of.  😉

This was a two camera, single videographer Diamond Package.

The Wedding of Dina & Reggie: A Short Film

Dina and Reggie got married at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California on July 6, 2014. A beautiful outdoor setting, with a dome like surrounding and a pond backdrop for the ceremony, before moving inside the two level ballroom for the reception. This was a two camera, single videographer shoot, with 2 additional set cameras for the ceremony. Deanna at Chic Ambiance Events was responsible for setting up this breathtaking night.