Yearly Archives: 2008

We’re slacking on our new blog! So much to do and so little time… We’re getting serious now though. So here goes our first wedding post.

Bethany and I were so stoked when Melissa asked us to shoot her wedding! The Berghs (Melissa’s family) are super longtime family friends of ours, we go way back… ๐Ÿ™‚ We always love shooting weddings of close family and friends. When we’re running around all day and night shooting everything people always say “put down that camera! stop working and enjoy yourselves now!” but honestly we love shooting more than anything, so I don’t think putting down the camera to enjoy ourselves is going to happen anytime soon.

Their wedding was at the beautiful Coronado Cays Yacht Club on Coronado Island, San Diego. Melissa and Brian were obviously beyond excited (just look at the photos of them two!) to tie the knot, after like 5 years of dating! About time guys… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here are some of our favorites from the day!

To see their entire slideshow GO HERE- http://www.blaineandbethany.com/slideshows/brianmelissa/

Melissa’s gorgeous dress-

Melissa absolutely beaming after getting her dress on-

The guys-

Melissa and her dad share a laugh seconds before they walk down the aisle together-

Melissa’s grandparents… adorable.

Melissa’s mom Donna was just a little excited to see her daugher coming down the ailseย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Mark & Melissa

I love this shot. I can only imagine what Mark is sharing (or commanding!?) with Brian as he gives away his daughter.ย  Melissa doesn’t have a care in the world…
Brian is pretty stoked…
Gorgeous setting on the San Diego Bay-
The kiss!
Leaving the ceremony-
Melissa’s friends wanted in on the action too!
A few portraits-
Mark toasting to the best mans hilarious speech-
Cake cutting-
Sparklers are always a fun exit!
As I was editing through the photos from this wedding I came across these and was thinking… man… either I was totally hammered and don’t remember a thing about taking these photos… or maybe Bethany was trying to be extra artsy… who knows… then it all came back to me! While I was grabbing a bite to eat MY MOM grabbed my camera and *tried* to be a wedding photographer for a few minutes. YIKES. So from these painfully ugly images we learn something very important… Who cares how great the camera is… hire a great photographer who knows a thing about how to use it!ย  ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Congrats Brian and Melissa!!! I hope your THAILAND honeymoon was incredible!

Remember the slideshow! – http://www.blaineandbethany.com/slideshows/brianmelissa/

OK so we’ve got this new blog… and we’re going to try and keep up with it best as we can! The past week we’ve been in San Diego shooting a wonderful wedding for our great friends Melissa and Brian. More on that soon…. for now check out their slideshow here- http://www.blaineandbethany.com/slideshows/brianmelissa/

Tuesday night we took a red eye flight to Buffalo, New York to shoot another wedding, Jeremy and Stacey! We got in really early Wednesday morning, picked up our rental car, and then headed off to Niagra Falls becauase neither of us had been there before. It was only about an hour from the airport, so why not!? The falls were really cool. HUGE HUGE HUGE. People watching was excellent too, as it is in all touristy places in America.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Pics to come soon.

So today we did a “day after” session the “day before” with Jeremy and Stacey that was really fun. Their wedding is tomorrow at the Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY. It’s gorgeous here! Very green, lots of beautiful country homes/mansions on the lakeside, in the trees, with grassy backyards the size of a football field or two!

Here are a couple shots from todays portrait session with Jeremy and Stacey… can’t wait for their wedding tomorrow!

Bethany’s crazy but cool idea to use a random metal heart that she found.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

We just noticed our clients Chris and Aviva gave us a nice review on a website called WeddingMapper.com

Here is what they said: “We cant emphasis enough how important it is to have good photographers and these guys were incredible. Not only talented and organized, they were fun to work with. And of course we love the outcome: beautiful albums and online slideshows and framed prints…”

Thanks Chris and Aviva!

You can see thier slideshow here:ย  http://www.blaineandbethany.com/slideshows/avivachriswedding/

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