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Thursday, October 16, 2008

kelley and shane's wedding at the victorian in venice


as prophecized in a previous blog post, kelley and shane got married! ok, so i'm not really a fortune teller, but they did tie the knot and we were there to join in on the fun. we were stoked to be back in venice with kelley and shane. they are one of the coolest couples we know. for instance, kelley sells california air and shane is the bada$$ drummer for the hanks. the fact that shane likes the chargers is a double bonus. they are also one of the sweetest couples we know. during the reception shane gave us a shout out over the mic and thanked us in front of everyone.
he is cool times infinity, triple stamped, no erasies. we love kelley and shane!
we hope you enjoy their wedding day as we saw it.




the location kelley and shane chose for their wedding was simply beautiful. in addition to it's old-timey charm, THE VICTORIAN has an amazing staff. Janell kept everything running smoothly and made us all feel like stars. and a big thanks to our very good friend masen who came out and rocked with all of us!










business in the front...




party in the back. the girls all traded their heels for brown chucks for the reception. we love chucks at weddings!







i love this quiet moment between roxy and her son.




kelley's daughter courtney was a beautiful bridesmaid.




joining courtney in the beautiful bridesmaid club was karen, xochitl, katy, & marcee.




during the reception, kelley's moh (maid of honor), karen, told the awesome tale of the day kelley met shane. this is my abridged version.
one by one they flowed in until the puddle became an ocean of people. friends. strangers. fans. pooled together to see DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE. all but two were not factors in the human equation about to take place. through the murky sea of faces something caught kelley's eye. an irresistable lure that sat atop shane's head. it was an airbrushed trucker hat that read, in bright bold letters, SHANE (as seen in the hanks video below). she was helpless to it's power. effortlessly, it reeled her in. before she knew what happened kelley had given shane her spare ticket to the concert and had taken a seat next to what would be her future husband. by the end of THIS SONG their hands were clasped tight. their hearts, entwined.





here's kelley's reaction when she saw her man shane (without the hat this time) waiting for her at the end of the aisle. i think she likes him for more than his hat :)




one of the things i loved most about kelley and shane's wedding were the vows they both wrote.
kelley wrote her vows on paper.




shane wrote his vows on...
his blackberry.







hey you two. pssst. hellooooo. the reception is starting. seriously.
ok, we'll see you inside.




the victorian is an amazing venue to start. all the hard work that was put into the details put it over the top. the reception was exquisite.




kelley and shane were surrounded by family and friends. even kelley's ex-landlord was there. he had everybody rolling.




the absolute coolest part of the reception was when shane, josh, bryan, and phil, a.k.a. THE HANKS, took center stage and played a rad acoustic set for everyone. if you haven't heard these guys you should stop what you're doing and go check em out right now. as soon as we heard them the first time we were hooked. we jumped over to iTunes and bought their first album (your new attraction) and their latest release (distance). the first day we owned them we literally listened to them all the way through 5 times in a row while editing. both albums are awesome!













fact - josh plays a wicked cool air guitar.




drumroll please.










we can't thank you enough kelley and shane. you are so fun to be around. we truly do appreciate your genuine kindness and warmth. we wish you a lifetime of success and happiness together.





now presenting our first ohana booth, starring kelley, shane, and a lot of their awesome friends and family members. thank you all for making this so fun.
btw, the song is our favorite from THE HANKS. it's called believe. thanks guys for making such rad music. we wish you guys crazy huge success in your journey to rock the world!! enjoy the shots everyone.






72 comments:

Jacob Bergmeier said...

The back light from the portraits of the girls is FLIPPING AWESOME!!! It makes them seem (even more) angelic.

Tawny said...

OBEONE HAS TAUGHT YOU WELL YOUNG SKYWALKER! THE FORCE BE WITH YOUR CAMERA STRONG. YES IT IS.

SHITHEADS! YOU ROCK EVERYTHING. POUT! POUT! POUT!

Tira J said...

You guys are CRAZY! Loved the vows on the blackberry, the ring shots, and the photobooth slideshow.

Sublime Studios said...

another amazing capture!!!

Erika McCauley said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!!! Love the dress shot, the shoes, the rings, the MUSIC! Amazing as always!!

Kelly Park Photography said...

Fabulous ring shot! These are great, looks like you all had fun :)

Mike Wise said...

Wow...love the air guitar shot. I can almost hear him now. The ring shots on the drumsticks are awesome too!

Shawn Kloster said...

Great job on this wedding Baxter's!! I especially love the ring shots.... very creative and modern. Outstanding!

brenna said...

Your Ring Shots!!!!! Love the details and the vows are just awesome! You're right about the bands music!

Amy said...

Rockin' photobooth. Awesome ring shots, and I love that you captured the blackberry vows. That just may have made my day.

heather said...

Wow,bBeautiful wedding! Everyone is so gorgeous and your details are rockin!! The dress, bouquet, the tables! and I just love the way he's looking at her during the vows. So sweet!
Oh and that song Believe is now on my list to buy! I can't stop listening to it!!

Studio222 Photography said...

Love these! Nate especially loves the rings shots since he too is a bad a$$ drummer ;)

paige said...

I seriously wish I had hired you for my wedding but had already put a huge deposit down. :( Maybe we will renew our vows, and will nail you guys down!
What a gorgeous place to get married, wow! These are amazing! I adore all the emotion and the shots of the band are awesome!!! My fav is the shot of the quiet moment with the girl and her son. So touching. Rocked it Ohana!

Rachael Earl said...

Ring shots=so freaking awesome.

Christopher said...

Roxy and her son is perfect. I sat and stared at the one!

Melissa McClure Photography said...

Love the Ohana Booth!!

Dustin Izatt said...

Impeccable details sir, simply wonderful :)

erica sergio said...

seriously guys, i think this is my favorite wedding of yours so far. i know that's a bold statement but the shot of the bride & her dad, the rings, the chucks, the blackberry ... so much character. love it.

leanne said...

Oh the bride looked gorgeous! I'm blown away here! The shot of the bride and all the girls in the room is stunnin, the light in that one is just wow! Awesome once again guys! The pics of their guests in the ohana booth are rad, especially the band!

Bethelyn K. Photography said...

just when i think you can't be more genius!!! the booth slideshow made me laugh out loud and i could watch it all day. every wedding you shoot, i am mad i wasn't there! love.love.love!!!! hope you are feeling better too:)

liana said...

OMGosh! I love the story of how they met! DCFC rocks!! Rockin job guys! The shot of Roxy and that little boy is priceless.

lin said...

YAY! The ring shots are back! Awesome. I love them. And the bouquet is absolutely beautiful too. Keep them coming!! <3 <3

Impressions said...

Such a beautiful wedding!

Lisette Price Photography said...

Everyone of your weddings look like so much fun! Great job capturing this one! :)

stephanie said...

Totally love the story of how they met! That is so rad! The best couples have the best stories! You told it eloquently! Stunning wedding and amazing details! You like the band are rock sta-s!

/ todd scott ballje said...

beautiful wedding db!
great moments and as always your ring shots are amazing. the one with the red bg is an all time great!

Pinky Photography said...

wow beautiful wedding. i love the blackberry vows and the ring shot with the red bg...awesome!!!!! =)

Lisa Carpenter said...

So many cool things about this...The Blackberry, the reaction to the Blackberry, the ring shots, the dancing shot...way cool and another amazing job!!

tisha allen said...

Love the photo booth pics! Too funny! Beautiful wedding photos!

kymberli q. said...

Soooo many awesome shots! But the ring shots - ALWAYS to die for!! I wonder if you'd do some ring shots at our maternity shoot? :)- It's an Ohana staple!!

Jinksee said...

Alright..the whole Blackberry photos...um...HAHAHAHAH!! Ohh..I loved that. We just got ourselves some Blackberry's and I put TOO much info on mine..so I'm always looking at it. This photo just made me smile. Rad, rad, RAD!! :D

Mark W. said...

Great job catching the "Blackberry" shots! Wonderful work as always my friends!

Beautiful Moments Photography said...

Dare I say it........."rockin ring shots dude!" This looks like one fun party! Awesome work, and LOVE the first shot with the sign. Killer!

rowena said...

ultra niceness guys, but i expect nothing less from y'all. happy shootin' today!

ONADA Photography said...

The shots of the details --- STUNNING!

Kara May said...

Oh what a freakin cool wedding!! I love your detail shots, I'm a sucker for details. LOVE those! Amazing images - you guys rock!

Tiffany Rushforth Photography said...

YOU GUYS ROCK!!
These shots are FANTASTIC!! :)

sarah said...

Are you joking me? The blackberry moments are rad! I love the Venice sign and the chucks are way cool! Gorgeous details, ok I love the whole thing! You so rock!

Sofie said...

Coooooool shots! Love those over-sized sunglasses used in the photo-booth... so fun!

www.fabuluxephotos.com said...

It's all about the rings!!!

You guys are amazing with ring ;o)

Adrienne said...

Amazing shots as always! Love the look on her face as she's walking down the aisle... and the vows in the Blackberry! Priceless!

jason armond said...

Love the new blog. nice detail shots.
I thought the guys phone went off during the wedding. Great shot.

Amy Clifton said...

You are seriously rock stars of The Ring Shot. Blew me away, even more than usual!

Went to iTunes, bought their CD. Bet their hits have been way up since your post. :-)

oakstream photography said...

OMGOSH I love those ring shots!!!! SUPERB wedding..fun fun!!!!!

Nina_VK said...

Amazing shots!! I love all the photos!! You guys are AWESOME!!!

Sandra Salisbury said...

you guys always have me laughing and crying!!!!
love this wedding!

Ricki Ford said...

Sweet wedding man I love the shoe shots...Ok dude I love all of them!!

Ryan said...

Dudes! Smokin' cool ring shots, and I love the Blackberry shots too. Very cool stuff.

Angel said...

What a fantastic couple! That looked like an awesome wedding! I love the shots of the vows...so fun! I think it's great when you can see the true love and natural affection! I think that was the BEST slideshow EVER!!! Oh ya, LOVE the music! You guys rock!!!

Kenzie Shores Photography said...

one word. stellar! :) love the rings! no, no, I love it all!

michaela said...

You rocked it kids! I love the Venice sign, the bridesmaids, hot hot hot and love the blackberry!
You're right their music rocks, my fav song is Sometimes and The Waitress. ROck on Baxter's!

Dawn Malone said...

Sweet, you made it to Venice! These are all amazing! Looks like a great wedding.

AHS Photography said...

You guys just get more and more awesome! Nailed it!

Josh said...

black berry vows!! Haha priceless! Great job capturing their story :D

Amanda Suanne said...

opps that above comment for Josh was me :D my hubby was logged in, lol

Shannon Lott said...

So great. Love the emotions and energy of this wedding. And the lights behind the ceremony...love them. Great job as always.

AaronH said...

her rings are gorgeous.
i love the shot of her coming down the isle, you totally caught that moment!

Ruby said...

"hey you two. pssst. hellooooo. the reception is starting. seriously."
LOL. Your commentary always cracks me up.

Images are nothing short of perfect. The rings behind the red is insane~

sam said...

Cinnammon Scars is so awesome!!! I bought that song and can't get enough of it! Can't wait to hear the whole C.D!
The pictures of the girls are haut and just love the blackberry caputure.

Ginger Murray said...

No one does ring and dress shots like Ohana! Suh-weet!!

hollitrue said...

So amazing!! I absolutely LOVE the image of Roxy and her son- it just gives you that warm feeling in your tummy. I have to also say that the dress shot in the window is gorgeous and the ring shots on drumsticks are brilliant! You guys rock!!!

Gina said...

these are great shots, lots of moments captured and I love that ring shot with all the metal against the red backdrop...stunner!

ksenija said...

you guys ROCK! what an awesome wedding. looooove the ring shots.

jeremy said...

Holy crap you guys did it again! First off how do you guys always get the hot couples and bridal party! The band shots are rad and love the shot of all the girls in the room by the window. WOW!
That booth is way cool! I agree their music rocks!

One Love Photo said...

You can see how much fun you had in all of these! I love that you captured the blackberry moment. Also your ring shots are super sweet. Some of the best I have seen. They are rocking!

Stephen Grant said...

Yeeeah! I've been overdue for my dose of Ohana, and this is just what the doctor ordered. Way rockin'!

Enoch Photography said...

You rock stars.... It's such an awesome sweet wedding... gave me an instant cavity and tummy ache. You both are amazing! //enoch

Tiffany Izatt said...

Wow what a wedding, so glad to see the full post. What an awesome photo booth (photos)

amber - smitten said...

i LOVE the detail shots. the fabric with the dress is so gorgeous. and the shoes...great work as always!

cassandra m said...

LOVE the RING shots! wow wow wow. And the capture sharing that his vows were on his blackberry was hilarious. I understand why she is laughing so hard. Thanks for sharing these. Amazing job as always. Oh yea, and the photo booth was simply FAB-U-LOUS!!!!

felicia said...

Gosh they look so insanely happy during the vows, fabulous capture! I adore the shot of all the girls in the room with the gorgeous bride. That slideshow had me rollin!

Maya said...

Yep we need to do a photo booth! Love love love those! Would love to know how you guys set it up and run throughout the night when you get a chance.

And the ring placements!!! Rock on!