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Thursday, October 30, 2008

chris and jen stewart do san diego - part dos

if you saw our blog last week then you already know that CHRIS AND JEN STEWART are the hottest couple in nor cal and the hottest photographers. go check em out. we'll wait. you also know that we wouldn't leave you hangin' with just one picture. here's a crud-load more from the smokin hot session we did for them while they were visiting san diego for their anniversary.
all hotness aside, chris and jen are two of the raddest people we know. i'm not just talking about their shirts. from the day we met chris (almost a year ago in las vegas) we knew he was good peeps. we mentioned something in passing that was totally trivial, but chris went out of his way and researched it and wrote us a few days later from home with all kinds of info on it. that's what kind of guy he is. since then, chris has continued to go above and beyond to help us however he can. his genuine character and caring heart are a huge part of why jen loves him and why we think he's uber-rad. since we don't exactly live across the street from chris and jen, we've loved chatting on-line with them regularly. finally getting to meet jen in-person was awesome. she's just as cool as chris, and twice as hot! sorry chris. you're a very close 2nd.
we've become HUGE fans of chris and jen's work this year, so it was really cool to be able to do a session for them. besides, hotness like theirs should not be hidden behind a camera. as an added bonus, chris and jen are sooper fun. laughter during this session was definitely not in short supply.

exhibit 1: jen is so awesome... sunshine comes out of her arse.

we love chris' so fresh and so clean clean style. he puts the me in metro. wait. that came out wrong. i mean... stopping now.

we love the fact that chris and jen are not afraid to laugh at themselves. they were down for everything we could dream up.

we had a pretty good laugh doing this purse snatcher sequence.

we laughed even harder when jen swiped chris' murse and made a break for it.
that's man-purse for those that don't habla metronese. :)

after laughing for a few blocks we switched gears and had chris and jen show us what they're working with. i love these next two shots that kim took.

i also love these next four that were taken by april.

the dryers weren't the only things making that laundry room hot.


i like this sequence kim shot.

mild man-nerd.


kim likes this shot the most.

this guy was unbelievable. he's one of those guys that likes to flex his authority, even when it's completely unwarranted. let me state for the record that we were not anywhere near the tracks or the yellow line, yet he took it upon himself to bark out where we could and could not stand and shoot. we moved totally far away from him and he went out of his way to walk down to where we were and walk through our shot. super weak. i had to do what any self-respecting photographer would do... take a picture of him, post it on the internet, and talk undefensible smack about him. :) that's what happens to power mongers.

hey guys, is it just me, or is it super hot in this stairwell? guys?

red light.

green light.


that guy in the top window was getting quite a show.




chris and jen can go from fierce...

to funny in less than the time it takes to answer a finger phone.

we love you two!

insert your own caption here.

i love the light and feel of this shot.

every street corner in the usa is like this. at least when we're working they are. :)

shoot n share time.

chris and jen, i think this shot sums up our day with you perfectly. we had a rickdiculous amount of fun with you. "working" with you was an absolute pleasure. kim and i can't wait to see you both again. next time we'll have to do a session with all the kiddos too. yes, we have the stones. we love your ohana! see you soon friends.
have a happy and safe halloween.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

rock the vote!

obama or mccain. november 4. do it.

we are not endorsing either candidate here. just thought this was funny! now vote!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

ryan and zandra's wedding at quail botanical gardens

we already knew ryan and zandra were fun, but on this day, in normally mild mannered quail botanical gardens, they kicked it up about 12 notches and rocked the house. this was one of the most wild and fun weddings we have been to all year. (infinite cases of booze may have played a role.) whatever the reason, it was awesome, right down to their parents walking into the reception, all pimped out, to the song slow motion. it was pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty awesome. the gardens looked amazing. a more perfect venue for ryan and zandra there could not have been. they both love the place (even when they're not getting married in it).

zandra made sure everything was perfect, even her mom. they both looked gorgeous.

one last bit of makeup and...

tadaaaa! the most beautiful bride in california appeared. simply stunning.

while zandra was on lockdown waiting for the ceremony, her super hot bridesmaids made sure ryan didn't sneak a peek of her before she walked down the aisle. your handsome looks and uber charm are no good here ryan. :)

the girls sent ryan packing back to man-land where we met up with his bros. one of ryan's brothers actually officiated the wedding. how cool is that?

almost as cool as what ryan and the boys marched out to their marks in front of the guests to...THE BEST BACKGROUND MUSIC EVER PLAYED AT A WEDDING. we love star wars! are we dorks? yes we are.

i've recently been reading about old traditions that are making their way back into modern day weddings. i came across some very cool facts that i shared with zandra. she instantly loved a couple of them and implemented them into her day.
fact 1: on the day of her wedding, if a bride waits at the bottom of a well for her father to come rescue her and walk her down the aisle her wedding will be blessed.
fact 2: for every minute the bride remains at the bottom of the well she will be granted one year of wedded bliss.
fact 3: i just made this up. :)

ok, she wasn't actually in a well, but her father did come get her out of the waiting room and walk her down the aisle, AND her wedding was blessed.
well or no well, we hope ryan and zandra share many many years of wedded bliss.

zandra was absolutely beaming when she looked down the aisle and saw ryan.

it's official...ryan and zandra are the cutest couple ever!

love for sale...

yummy appetizing love for sale.

the food was like mr pibb and red vines...crazy delicious.

here's some of those drinks i was talking about. some.

just when i thought we were getting serious, zandra and her family would do something like this and we'd all be laughing hysterically. we love this ohana!

this is how cool ryan and zandra are. at their very own wedding they set aside time to wish the beautiful misty a happy birthday.
easter also gave a special shout out to the photographers. hey wait, that's us! we felt so honored. we're just happy to have been mentioned. :)
thank you ryan and zandra. you two are the awesomest!

now that's a good mix.

don't forget the limes!

congratulations ryan and zandra! we had so much fun at your wedding (as seen in the ohana-booth slideshow below. you, your ohana, and all your guests helped make this one of our favorite weddings of the year. hope you had an awesome time in our dream vacation place bora bora!! mahalo!
thanks also to our pal alyssa for coming along. f is for friends that do stuff together, u is for you and me, n is for anywhere and any time at all, well you get the picture. it's always fun when you're there!

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