Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wedding - Greg and Susan

Balboa Park, Spanish Arts Village – San Diego, CA

The wedding was in Balboa Park with the lovely Greg and Susan at the Spanish Arts Village. BEAUTIFUL. I was loving the colors at the site, of course the scenery at Balboa Park, and the bride and groom themselves were a really sweet couple to work with.

I entered the day a little bit nervous. I didn’t really know what to think – I was going to go along with Melissa Koehler to shoot a wedding in Balboa Park. (You can check out her blog entry on Greg and Susan’s wedding at www.MelissaKoehlerPhotography.com/blog). I was more than grateful and probably equally excited to do this. Just to be given the opportunity to observe her shoot a wedding was a bit – shall we say – confusing?! Why would she even let me on site! Okay, so I know how to use a camera, and maybe I’m being a bit harsh on myself. But, to be ALLOWED to come along was an honor, at the very least. I will always, always, always appreciate it. I had a lot of fun shooting, making my mistakes, and coming away with a great learning experience and even a few triumphs in the way of pictures! Enjoy!

Starting with the a few details…



Getting Ready…




The first look…


Now on to the private couple shoot.. It was really cool roaming around balboa park with them! We got to walk all over the park! Lots o’ fun… Thank you to Melissa and Marlo for showing me the ropes of "Photoshoot Direction", setting up each pose - it really gave me great learning perspective as well as a chance to let the creative juices flow…













Here’s some fun with the whole party!






They had a really beautiful ceremony – Susan rolled up in a classic car with her dad and the whole wedding was in the perfect spot in the center of the Spanish Arts Village...Great colors!






First Kiss as a married couple!


And then, their first dance as a married couple...


Melissa being a rockstar, hehe… :-)


Greg, quite the happy groom…






So the garter was flung into the air and made its way to the front of the awaiting bachelors - right to the floor. Every guy there ensured that there was no catch to be had… But, our innocent ring bearer, bless his kind soul, probably thought “hey! It looks like someone dropped little somethin’ here… I’ll get it!”… The following reaction by the every relieved bachelor in the house probably left him just a bit confused…


I can’t thank Melissa enough for allowing me to come along and learn!! She is a real inspiration to me in the photography world and as I get to know her, she is even more of an inspiration to me as a person. It was really great working with her! And thanks to Marlo, Melissa's gracious 2nd shooter for this wedding, for guiding me through the “second shooting game” too…

And finally, thanks to Greg and Susan, you two were really sweet… Thank you for letting me be a part of your day!

5 comments:

Jasmine Marie said...

Very lovely job Galang! What a wonderful shoe shot! ;)

Catie said...

These are great dude! :) Awesome shots, great light, really good job! Love that shot of Melissa in action! :)

msyosh said...

Hey Daniel! I finally found your site. You rocked the wedding images, these are great! Hopefully we'll shoot together again. It was fun meeting you, and congratulations on your own wedding :)

ohana photographers-david and kimi said...

daniel my friend you did friggin awesome! that shoe shot is the bomb! and yay for missi too!!!

Gloria Nobles said...

NO FAIR. I am so jealous, you got to work with Melissa!! Go you! You two work really well together, because you both got great shots, and I have to say that my fav is the little ring bearer & bachelor pic! Great job, and you got to work with a great one!

P.S. I am totally diggin' her shoes! SOOOO HOTT!