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Friday, February 6, 2009

jiwon and robin's wedding at the huntington beach hyatt regency


two things i love to do are taking pictures and traveling. whenever i can combine the two i get happy like a kid with kool aid. enter this wedding in orange county california, just a hop and a skip from san diego. i was the "special guest shooter" on this wedding for my good friend Greg Bumatay (one of the nicest guys i know on the planet). i always have fun working with greg. for instance, while we were driving from the Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency where jiwon and robin were getting ready, to the Garden Grove United Methodist Church for the ceremony, greg told me the tale of black mountain road here in san diego. it was an awesome bit of local history. if you ever get the chance, ask him to tell you about it. but i digress. back to jiwon and robin!
















i know right! look at her gorgeous eyes, her beautiful skin, and...ok i'll move on :) she's gorgeous. period.







this is my favorite part. their first meeting. we LOVE when couples want to see each other before the ceremony! we get a chance to see their first reaction, without anyone else around them. it's such a special moment, made even better by the couple having a little time to enjoy each other's company, alone together, before they get swept up in the hurry and distractions of their wedding day. jiwon and robin had their first meeting of the day at the Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency. the location was amazing, and so was the moment.






















jiwon and robin's wedding at the Garden Grove United Methodist Church was absolutely beautiful. that church is HUGE!






















as an added bonus, jiwon and robin were total gamers. i asked if they would try this shot and they said yes without hesitation.
i love when a plan comes together. :)



















congratulations jiwon and robin! i hope you are always as happy as you are in this moment. thanks for having me along.





84 comments:

Blair Van Bussel - So Cal Photographer said...

These are AWESOME! Love that 3rd one down, almost looks like shes floating, and the fist cake shot with that awesome wallpaper/ light combo, oh and sliding down shot, yummmm-tastic!!! :) (p.s. I was totally at this hotel not too long ago)

greta, smitten said...

beautiful as ALWAYS! what more can i say???? i love the shot of her right before the 1st sight shot. that's what. but then again, i love 'em all! and i think graftag was my captcha word last time. or maybe i just have deja vu...

Sylvia Borgo Photography said...

Love these! She is indeed gorgeous!! My fave is the one of the groom coming down the railing (how creative) and the one of her within the expanse of the archways. Awesome as always. And I do mean always!

Tiffany Rushforth Photography said...

These are AWESOME!!
See you at WPPI!~

Josh said...

Holy crap is right...not because you blogged something, but holy crap, it's sooooo good!

Rachael Earl said...

Oh my goodness! Those first two are gorgeous! Love the one of her by the white wall (#12, I think), and the one of him sliding down the railing is awesome!!!

Zak said...

Perdy darn awesome! Greta picked my fav too. :)

Paige Horton said...

Holy Gorgeous! She is stunning! 3,7 and 12 are so beautiful! I love her wedding dress and that bouquet is poppin of the page! Amazing pics, as per usual!

Hanssie said...

I love all the "white" ones, starting from the flower one! Absolutely gorgeous!

Pam said...

I adore the third and fourth shots. Her smile is intoxicating. I also love her wedding dress! The shoes,bouquet and cake shots are to die for!
I agree that sliding shot totally creative, big surprise there ;)

*Lissa* said...

WOW! Amazing images and what an absolutely stunning bride!

Tira J said...

So amazing! I love how you used different actions for each of them, and the creativity once again is top notch.

Kayleen T. Photography said...

You guys rocked these photos! What a gorgeous bride! I love all the detail shots too!

rebecca-linh rodgers said...

groom sliding down the stair case-- classic.

Jeff True said...

Awesome pictures. You guys have a eye for creativity. Love the one where he is sliding down the rail.

oneshotbeyond said...

simply stunning! Each and every one is unique and beautiful!!!

Melissa Koehler said...

SOOOOOO freaking amazing! WOW, just gorgeous

Sentimental Visions Photography said...

Awesome of awesomeness!!! Did I ever tell you, you two are my ultimate FAVE photog couple? No? Well..you are!!! So now you know....Rocktabulious!!!
~christina

Julie Ann said...

these are sooo amazing! i love the all white background with the pink flowers...and the slidy stairs one too. i bet this couple did 10 flips when they saw these. you guys are wonderful!!!

Jen Rinaldi Photography said...

wow! the variation you got in all of these shots is great! I love the processing - it's wonderful! I love your work!

chris stewart said...

ummmm what kind of DIRTY DANCING is that i see????????? Beautiful shots guys and i love the 2nd shot alot dont know why but its simplicity is beautiful. and her eyes are so gorgeous. Great job youz guyz!!!

Jenny said...

oh i just love that shot of the bride leaning up against that white wall, and all that negative space around her. That is so polished, it looks like a shot straight out of a magazine! well done!! :D

Michelle Bellofatto said...

Oh boy, these are fantastic!!! You really bring the magic with your camera David. Lucky couple to have a wedding album that looks like ART.

ally michele said...

lovelovelove them! it looks like it was so much fun! Great job! :)

Jacob Bergmeier said...

I love the processing in these photos. You guys rocked this wedding@

ksenija said...

beautiful. awesome pp!! the fifth one from the bottom almost looks like a painting -- LOVE! keep on rockin....& enjoy the weekend! :D

Shannon Lott said...

Beautiful! I loved your processing too. And that painting shot is awesome.

Amy said...

Gorgeous photos and a really love the location--dramatic and beautiful.

Brandi said...

Yummy yum yum!! Gorgeous. I love her dress too, killer.

Cory Parris said...

Very nice work. Excellent use of negative space.

rowena said...

Yummy Goodness!!!]

Lydia said...

The two bouquet shots and the one of the groom sliding down the banister are AWESOME!

Heather Cole said...

this is one of my favorite weddings you've ever shot. WELL DONE!!!! SOOO beautiful. I really love the one with her flowers...sooo pretty. That bride is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! :)

Beautiful Day Images said...

great shoot db!! I loved the clean white shots and all the ones with the awesome composition with the negative space. some of your best work ever...congrats to a sweet start to 09.

see ya in vegas!

Beautiful Moments Photography said...

Un-freaking-believable! Dude you hit the ball all the way out of the park and over the road! These are awesome! I love the negative space in the flower shot and omg all the couple shots rock! Now this couple would be perfect for our day after session in LA *sigh*

J Castro said...

Amazing as always. When I grow up I wanna be like David and Kim.

Dean Ray said...

u da man;) love your eye and how creative u r with your camera. awesome momentsintime!!!!!!!!

Hybrid Photography said...

GAW-JUS!!! :)

Dawn Malone said...

You guys are the bestest!

holli true said...

LOVE this session! You guys totally rocked it out at this wedding!! Shots #2, #12, #18 and #24 are amazing!! Great work, as always!

redflystudio said...

Oh my gosh. These are great! My fav is of the detail shots and the one of them in front of the mural! LOVE EM! Great job, guys!

Studio222 Photography said...

Hotness, as usual. Love them!

kymberli q. said...

Unfreakin' real. My favorite wedding photos by you all ever! The flower shot with the negative space - breathtaking. The bride shot from up above (where she's walking down below), amazing! Sooooo many favorite images on this one. You rocked this!

Kristine said...

I am in love with her wedding dress! Such a beautiful couple and wedding party too! Very creative thinking with the sliding down the railing! Love all the angles and the photo of her under the arches is so grand!

Barbara said...

These are stunning!!! I love the first shot of the bouquet, the image of the bride between the rails is gorgeous !! Beautiful work!

Maya Laurent said...

Love the one of them with the painting. It looks like they are part of it!

Stacy Cross said...

um, wow. so sexy. love the look of the couple and the way you captured them! beautiful!

Erin Harvey said...

Seriously wow. The colors and moments are awesome! What a gorgeous bride too... hard to go wrong there. =)

Impressions said...

These are beauuuutiful! I love her dress. The shot in front of the painting(I am guessing) is brilliant!

Lisa Gisczinski Photography said...

YODU KNOCKED THIS ONE OUT OF THE PARK!!!!!!!!
EVERY picture absolutely breathtaking. This is my fav post ever!!!! WOW

Leslie Roark Photography said...

Beautiful job as always!!!

BeDaZzLeD Photography said...

Wow these are hotness! I love all the detail shots especially the shoes.. and the one of the groom sliding down the stairs.. super cool. Great job guys

Jeanette Sanchez said...

Impressive! I LOVE your eye for great moments. My favorite is the groom sliding down the stair rail!

Stephen Grant said...

I love how you are always willing to experiment. These are some awesome one-of-a-kind moments. Rock Me Amadeus!

Jinksee said...

You always do such a great job with your photos! :D Amazing!! I love the simplicity of the 2nd photo.

Dustin Izatt said...

ooh i said as i was looking through them all! And how fun I was thinking when I saw the one with the groom sliding down the banister, and i was also thinking damn your a good photographer...and many other thoughts

D&T

Candy said...

Wow! Great images David!! I love so many of them, my favorite is the banister though!! <3 it!

Steve said...

Yo Baxter this set is off the hook nice work!

The Last 40% Photography said...

I LOVE the first photo!

Ruby Rideout said...

this session is truly artwork~
killer stuff!

Studio222 Photography said...

I think this is my favorite wedding so far. GORGEOUS!

Ashley Rose Photography said...

seriously you guys are amazing. really i dont know you, but for reals you seem like the funnest peeps ever :) a.maz.ing. wedding!!!!! thank you for inspiring me :)

Erika McCauley said...

These are AMAZING and, well, perfect in every way!

Ricki Ford said...

WOW! D. I love everything about these what an amazing job!

Amy Clifton said...

So beautiful! I love that first bouquet shot and her walking alone...so elegant.

Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) said...

Don't you get sick of all the comments? You rock, okay?! Gosh! : D
-E

onada said...

INSANE! the flowers the cake and the portraits of them! You guys blow me away each time!!

Sarah said...

Seriously.. what else is there to say.. I guess I just want you to know that I support you and your awesomeness. ;)

Shii said...

These are awesome! Nice work! Love the white bridals with the pink flowers:)

Adrienne Gunde said...

These are fantastic!! LOVE her dress! My faves are the bouquet shot, her walking to their first meeting, that first portrait after the ceremony... okay I lied, they're all my favorites!! See you at WPPI!

Amanda said...

Such a Beautiful wedding. Lovely job!!

Jasmine Marie said...

You can just tell how much these two love each other by the way they look at each other. Great job capturing that love, you two! :)

One Love Photo said...

What a cutie, I love her dress! What an awesome set. Just lovely!!!

Studio222 Photography said...

Happy Valentine's Day OHANA! ;)

Kara May said...

Oh these are fantastic - as is all of your work!!! Love love love her dress - wow!! Stunning!!

Hi, I'm Jaime! said...

Wow! These are phantasmic! :) I loooooove all of them! Beautiful!

pinky said...

beautiful wedding! i can't pick which one is my favorite because they're all my fave =)

Staja Studios said...

I love the use of the arches particularly the one with the bride and her girls! Great shots as usual you guys!

Angel said...

What a beautiful couple! Ok, I would kill for Robin's skin!!! Flawless! I love all the pictures, but I REALLY love the one you captures of them first seeing each other! Congratulations!

cassandra m said...

LOVE ALL THESE...can't pick a favorite! I love the warm feel of the first photos and the bright colors make the images so clean and PRETTY!!!! awesoooommmmeeeee!

Daniel Galang Photography said...

love the thru the rail shot.. plain CLEAN.

David Pullum said...

i just stumbled across your blog, beautiful images

cantaffordanikon said...

ammmmmazing photos and blog!! props!

Kelley said...

gahhhhhhhhgeousssss :-) love these!!