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San Francisco Ed Pingol - Bay Area Wedding Photography: California Wedding Photographer: monica & ed's engagement session

May 4, 2008

monica & ed's engagement session


commentator: monica

it's been a whirlwind for us so far in the first four months of the year! and since it's the beginning of may, it's officially my "birth month" in which i can persuade eddie to do almost anything by reminding him of this. for example...

me: "eddie, can we go get yogurt?"

ed: "ughh... but we just had some after lunch today!!! plus, it's not on the way."

me: (dramatic pause.) "but it's my BIRTH month... "

ed: (heavy sigh) "okay."

if you read the title of this blog post and wondered if it was actually us being featured as the couple for this e-session, you're ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! after greg of bumatay studio found out we were heading early to wppi in vegas for the first time, he so kindly extended to photograph our "engagement photos," since he found out we never had our own official e-session. to be quite honest, eddie and i had never taken professional photographs in our entire 7 years dating and 3 years of marriage. well, unless you count prom. (and if i had access to our photos right now, i'd totally scan them and post them up here! go apaches, class of '98!)

i got super excited about the idea of having our very own pro photos of us to feature around our house. i started to imagine where in the home we could display them... but first, i needed to find an outfit! and "oh shoot, get my hair did, my make-up did, my nails did, my toes did..." since i'm usually the t-shirt, jeans, college hoodie, and flip-flops kinda gal, i was beginning to feel overwhelmed. but i knew i wanted to do this right so i scheduled all necessary appointments and dragged ed with me to go shoe and outfit hunting. luckily, we were able to find what i needed in one trip a couple of nights before we left for vegas.

we scheduled the e-session for midnight that friday night so we could take advantage of the strip's awesome lighting. as i was getting my make-up/hair done by the fabulous loretta of cutomized bridez, ed got in touch with greg who told him that he'd be bringing along his photog friends from the anti-workshop he was attending. that's when i really began to feel nervous. but i sucked it up (literally, since my dress was super fitted) and rolled with it.

it ended up being a blast! we hung out around the venetian, while greg bumatay, josh solar, karey michelle, erwin wijanto, david baxter, and crystal goss photographed us. used to being kicked out by security at private property locations, we were all very cautious around the location but fortunately, no one bothered us. seems like security had enough on their hands what with drunken folks everywhere. it was cool to see how other photographers work and i now have an even more sympathy for the folks we photograph because it is nerve-wracking! but all of the photographers were so cool and put us at ease. i'm so glad we did this!

below are some of the teasers we so excitedly waited for. thanks so much greg for organizing the shoot! and thanks to all of you who shot us! you all are great photographers!



dip!
photo by: greg bumatay



photo by: greg bumatay



photo by: greg bumatay



did i mention red is my favorite color?
photo by: greg bumatay



photo by: greg bumatay



swooning






ed's seriously the funniest person i've ever met






this reminds me of one of my favorite movies: "only you"






"phantom" is both of our favorite musical









enjoying a peaceful moment admist the paparazzi






a shot of all of us at the end of the night



//ed pingol
707.334.1468
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17 Comments:

Blogger Bellissima Vita said...

Love them all!!

5/05/2008  
Anonymous Jeanne said...

The photographs are great, showing how you two are georgeous!

Has this experience helped you work with your clients since you've been in front of the lens?

5/05/2008  
Blogger Cheryll said...

Awww... you guys look great! Thanks for sharing!

5/05/2008  
Blogger Teana said...

ooooh...yes, i just squealed right there. but they all came out wonderfully! and really, who can say they had 6 great photographers taking their picture at once?

and i am so glad that i'm not the only one who pulls the "birth month" card out when birthdays roll around. haha, of everyone i know, only the bf indulges me with that.

5/05/2008  
Blogger erwinwijanto photography said...

Whoohoo....Fun Times guys.. We ended up stayed till 3 AM that night.. I think I went to sleep around 4AM and Woke up 7 AM :) Can't wait for WPPI 2009 with you guys.. ~erwin

5/05/2008  
Blogger I'm Natalie. said...

HOW FREAKING FUN! I'm so so so glad you guys got to do that!

5/05/2008  
Blogger Huckleberry Karen said...

Monica- you look hot! I posted something under the previous blog by mistake:( Rookie Blogger blunder on my part.

5/05/2008  
Anonymous Dave Wong said...

You guys are too cute!

Happy Birthmonth, Monica!

5/06/2008  
Blogger Rachel G. said...

I love every one of them! Both of you are so very photogenic! They are all Breathtaking!!!

5/06/2008  
Blogger karen & cheryl said...

Aw. I love these! So cute! Lucky guys!!! Karen-www.freshbloom.net

5/06/2008  
Blogger Jess said...

Great that you got to do this! Monica you looked glamorous and Ed so handsome! I love the photos!

Best to you!

Jessica

5/06/2008  
Blogger jennifer said...

now you have photos to put up on your walls. i love them all... especially the ones of monica laughing!

5/06/2008  
Blogger Tesszilla said...

what a gorgeous pics and couple. i agree with lisa.. i love them all!

5/06/2008  
Blogger Robelene said...

so can i now tell my students that you officially have pics with your wife ;) i'm sure they'd all agree that these are beautiful pics.

5/06/2008  
Blogger Bumatay said...

Oh dang you are one HOT couple! See I knew that when I mentioned doing your photo shoot, and I'm always right when it comes to spotting HOT couples.

Awesome times!

5/07/2008  
Anonymous Stinkerpants said...

OMG, you guys are SO HOT! I love these!!!

5/07/2008  
Blogger Crystal said...

awww sweet!

5/18/2008  

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