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San Francisco Ed Pingol - Bay Area Wedding Photography: California Wedding Photographer: lisa and paul's wedding

Oct 29, 2007

lisa and paul's wedding

commentator: monica

lisa & paul are an awesome couple. they were one of our first couples who decided to bring along "props" to their e-session, which spurred a bunch of our other couples to do the same. hopefully, they will inspire other couples again, in deciding to meet before the ceremony. "gasp!" dare we ask you to be non-traditional?!? i hope lisa & paul's photos allow all of you to see the potential in doing so.

here are some reasons of the many why we suggest couples meet each other beforehand, using the beautiful couple as the example:
1. lisa's make-up/hair were fresh and the couple's clothing were impeccable and unwrinkled
2. it's a great way to have a few, private moments alone before the hustle and bustle of the wedding, while at the same time, getting some kick-arse images.
3. it saves time!!! getting your bride & groom shots and bridal party shots allows you to be able to spend more time with your guests at your party.
4. this allowed lisa & paul also to do a shorter session after their ceremony, which allows for a greater variety of images to choose from, since we photographed these at a different location.
plus, we knocked out more of the "traditional" group poses and were able to do more creative and fun stuff, which most of our couples really want.

okay, i'm off my soapbox now...

lisa & paul's wedding was nothing short of magnificent. first off, lisa is a great diy-er and very organized, so we had tons of things to shoot details of. also, because of paul's profession, there was plenty of sparkly bling to photograph. we began our day during the couple's preparation at the hilton garden inn in emeryville, where the guys and gals got ready only a door or two away, making it very easy for us to capture both sides of the bridal party. make-up & hair services were provided by bbypin events. once ready, we photographed the couple, their bridal party, and their family formals within walking distance of the hotel.

lisa & paul held their ceremony at the fratellanza club, with lisa's father as the officiant. a very personalized ceremony was created to include vows and a ring exchange not only between the couple but between lisa's daughter and paul, which was a tearjerker for all.

with the ceremony and reception at the same site, it was very easy to take photos outside the private member's only club in the surrounding neighborhood. once back in the club, the party was well on it's way, as the guests enjoyed some salad & appetizers, before their delicious italian dinner was served. this provided the sustenance necessary for all the guests to dance the night away...

congratulations, lisa & paul! may you and your family enjoy a lifetime filled with plenty more joyful events to share!

//ed pingol

the newlyweds, roaming around the neighborhood

the dress. check out who's checking us out. yup, that's paul, the groom!

the details & the the bling, provided by "your friend in the diamond business," the shane company . their daughter even had her very own ring for the occasion!

flowers provided by the awesome huckleberry karen. that's lisa's grandmother's ring in her bouquet and she even provided a mongrammed charm for each bridesmaid's bouquet!

the ladies glamming up!

getting into the dress

the groom getting ready

their first glance meeting in the lobby

you can't help but feel how much in love they are here.

the bride & groom taken advantage of a few moments alone before
the rest of their bridal party & family join them.

sweet caresses

their lovely daughter and flowergirl, who thankfully for us, isn't camera shy. =)

the bridal party!

the ceremony and his promise to both ladies that he will take care of them. awwwwww...

congrats to the newlyweds!

more bridal party shots

"heart" ring shadow

cake and even more ring shots

"ok lisa, i'll take a picture of your new name."

"game over!"

the newlyweds having fun with wedding cake.
beautiful, yummy cake provided by le gateau elegant of martinez.

first dance; a very happy family

kiddos - i just can't not take a picture or two or three...
entertainment provided by 21st century sounds.

time to celebrate!

party time! i can't believe that guy actually did a hand stand! craziness!

family love and family group shot


commentator: ed
i can't believe lisa knows about phooning... so we all had to take a group phooning pic!
we had SO much fun lisa! thanks for choosing us to capture your day!


Blogger Lisa said...

Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!

We love, love, LOVE them!

I haven't decided which one is my favorite yet!!!

Blogger Galen said...

Ed and crew: I've got to say that your photography captures light, beauty and joy like no other pictures I've seen. You have a GREAT gift. And your crew was wonderful to deal with. We felt like you were just another part of the wedding party!
Thank you SO MUCH! I'll recommend you to everyone I know!
Galen Dalrymple (father of the bride!!!!)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! You are the best photographer I've EVER seen. I wish you were my photographer when I got married last year. My photographer sucks compared to you.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome stuff! I love the dress shot! That's stellar!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the first dance shot! brilliant!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first dance is lovely. My favorite image of the bunch (of course, it's hard to pick a favorite favorite because everytime I look I actually say "wow" out loud)


Blogger Huckleberry Karen said...

Ed & Monica - these are beautiful pictures. You captured their personalities perfectly! Hope to see you soon :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great shots! Looks like it was so much fun

Blogger maritessb said...

ed and monica. omg. i'm speechless. and you know me. i can talk. these are sooo breathtaking. you two out done yourselves yet again.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pictures! I am so thankful we found you to do our wedding in April. Everytime I see your work I'm impressed. We'll see you on Sunday for our engagement session! :)

Blogger Ahithophel said...

This is Tim, the brother of the bride, and the one who began the wedding service before I handed it over to my father.

These are really fantastic. Given the gift you have, I'm sure you could start charging a fortune as your reputation grows--but I hope you don't, since my wife and I would love to have you photograph our tenth anniversary vow-renewal. So I hope (in spite of the extraordinary quality of your photos) that you remain in range of 'the common man'!

The pictures of the bride's daughter (She Who Shall Not be Named) break my heart, just because they capture her so well, and as I sit here 3000 miles away they almost make her present here in my living room. I look forward to seeing the full batch.

But please give our thanks to your wife--and the other person (I think it was your brother?) who was shooting that day. You were all excellent.

Blogger Unknown said...

i LOVE the B&W shot =) it's beautiful... so are the rest... but that one just sticks out for me....

you guys are great - i'm so excited to see what else you'll be doing in upcoming months!

Blogger Muggsy said...

Ed- I've been following your site for many months now, and have really enjoyed your photography. You have really inspired me to try more creative shots with my own photography. One picture really stands out for me in the "Lisa & Paul" set was the picture from outside of the hotel where all the curtains are closed except for the one with the dress- what a great idea!!!! Not to mention the luck of having all the curtains closed in the surrounding rooms. Thanks for posting your work- I look forward to seeing and learning more.

Blogger Orange County Wedding Photographer said...

Amazing work! I love your collages and the eye candy with all the vibrant colors and details, I can go on forever. You totally ROCKED this wedding!


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