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Sunday, April 5, 2009

judy and journee's san diego wedding


it has been a while since we last saw judy and journee. some of you may remember their bridal session in downtown san diego or their engagement session at disneyland. those were sessions that we'll never forget. these two are so much fun and always willing to do our crazy requests. judy and journee's wedding will always be special to us. not only was it the longest wedding we have ever been a part of (18 hours), it also had the most guests (400), it had the meal with the most courses (10), the dancing group with the most members (3), and the largest receiving line on record. it was an amazing day and we are so happy we were a part of the whole thing.
let's kick things off with a shot of the gorgeous judy soaking up some scrumptious san diego sunshine.




one of the coolest parts of our job is getting to see different cultural traditions. here's journee as he arrived to meet judy for their tea ceremony.




um judy... you're perfect. stop stalling journee out and go let him in the house.




after judy and journee's tea ceremony everyone headed over to our lady of mt carmel for their church ceremony.







and God saw that the light was good. and God separated the light from the darkness.
could judy BE any more stunning? (pssst. the answer is no.)




now that judy and journee were officially husband and wife we headed out to have a little fun in the beautiful arched halls of balboa park (along with about 300 other newly wedded couples). don't let this shot fool you, judy and journee's wedding party was anything but a row of robots.




i think this pretty much says it all. how many people can say an alien came out of one of their groomsmen while they were trying to take post-wedding-ceremony portraits? judy and journee can.




who has more pokemon? :)




shield your eyes kids.




we heart bird cage vails, but we heart judy more!




some people get uncomfortable when i put my lens on their eye. not judy. beauty AND nerves of steel? no wonder journee snapped her up.




the fun didn't stop when we left balboa park. there were lots of games planned during dinner at Jasmine in san diego. this one involved the whole crowd waving their napkins in the air to distract judy while they hid journee. not even 400 people could keep judy from getting her man.
thank you SO much judy and journee for inviting us to share your incredible day. your wedding will be the bar by which all fun is measured. mahalo plenty!
while we're on that topic, we also want to thank your families. everyone there was super kind and welcomed us as if we were part of your ohana. we appreciate that so much! xie xie and mm goy!




in a day full of blessings, we all got a rad surprise during the reception. the lights went out and the jabbawockeez took over the dancefloor. what happened then was nothing short of awesome!




what are we forgetting...
ahh,
the rings.




mmmmm, delicioso!






because you can never take enough photos in a given 18 hour period, the ohana fun booth was in full effect.






57 comments:

Mariah said...

Hahaha that video is fantastic! Quite the glorious collection of hats. XD

Other photos are lovely as well. That is a gorgeous dress.

Kayleen T. Photography said...

OMG! The Jabbawockeez! I wish I was there. And what a cool name, journee! Oh and I heart the ring shot with mickey and minnie!

Staja Studios said...

I love the bridal shots, very nice! But then again, I wouldn't expect anything less. I hope all is going well.

Josh said...

Any wedding with the Jabbawockeez is alright with me...Love all the backlit ones and the harsh light one!

Amy said...

Umm, yea, I am totally lovin them all, but #6 is really stunning--what a gorgeous bride.

erica said...

omigod, i LOVE that dance crew!!

pictures are insanely good :)

Callie Crass said...

I just love these! I am totally in love with birdcage veils! They are so much fun!

Jinksee said...

These are STUNNING!!! I love the ring shots. :D

Peggy said...

O.M.Gee! These are stunning! Wow what a gorgeous girl! I absolutely adore 1, 6, 11 and the 8th shot is the funniest shot I've seen in a while! What a fun group!

Pam E said...

What a beautiful couple and smoking hot bridal party too! You guys always get the beautiful people! Love the bridal party shot in the arches and the one of the bride looking into the grooms eyes, whoa steamy!

Blair Van Bussel - So Cal Photographer said...

Oh wow, these are so fun! :) Love the birdcage veil!

.E. said...

These are wonderful great work guys

Katy Regnier said...

Loving the birdcage veil, that third shot is my favorite!

Paige said...

You guys always bring your game and bring it big!
Congrats to the beautiful couple! The bridal shot is great and how cool to have the Jabawockeez at your wedding! Jealous!

Lynn Dao Photography said...

man, that first shot is gorgeous!!! u guys make me wanna shoot weddings again! =)

Robin Dini Photography said...

ceremony shots, portraits, rings...all stunning!

Studio222 Photography said...

whhhhaaaattt? So fun!

Jodi said...

so fun, so artistic, so cool!

rowena said...

ya sure rocked the light that day my friends! love it, love it, love it!

Sylvia Borgo Photography said...

Love these! the light was perfect for the beautiful couple!

Love the ring shot on the chocolate!

Angel said...

Such a happy and beautiful couple! I LOVE the wedding dress! Everyone looked like they had so much fun in the fun booth! Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

Cindy {orange turtle} said...

Oh my love the ring shots!! you guys are always so creative. :)

jennifer said...

love that third picture of the bride! the ring shots are fun too... great wedding!!

cassandra m said...

I got CHILLS...OOOhhhh la la! She is drop dead gorgeous and wow did you ever capture it. Absolutely stunning photos. I have so many favorites. I really like the first shot of her, but I also love the fun alien shot...the ring shot...the veil shots. well you get the idea. I love them all. BEAUTIFUL!!!

cassandra m said...

PS...that video is hilarious. love it!

lin said...

Oh my goodness, I am in love with the chocolate ring shot!!!

Melissa said...

Aww guys I love pic #6 and the micky mouse ring shot!

Eric Foley said...

OMG! That last ring shot is tasty! Love all of these man! Nice work as always.

amanda lynn photography said...

WOW.ZUH!

Rachael Earl said...

Um...awesome. Awesome veil. Awesome ring shots. Awesome everything! Killer job, guys!

Cathy Crawley said...

I HEART the Micky Mouse ring shot! OMG, that is just pure awesomeness!

J. Castro Photography said...

Number 5 is awesome! No need for a "table lamp" LOL!

Betsy, La Vida Creations said...

Sweet!! Looks like a crazy fun time! You guys rocked that 18 hours like noboby's business! Nice work. I adore all the birdcage bridal shots, especially the light and darkness one. Fab!

Bluewave Photo said...

great stuff as usual Baxter!

Last Forty Percent said...

Beautiful images!!!
- bri

Enoch Photography said...

Awesome to the 10th power - i love the awesome ring shots. And what's a groomsman to do - BUT recreate a scene from Alien while in the background... seen it.. NOT. Mucho Love Ohana's //enoch

greta, smitten said...

these are awesome AS ALWAYS!!!! 6 in particular is wow. i know an ohana session when i see it - that's an amazing thing - your style, vision, execution, etc are UNIQUE!!!!

Ricki Ford said...

I love the ring shots..

Wai Reyes Photography said...

Looove the light in #6! And the ring shots -- just when you think you've seen it all, you guys do something terrific :) Great post!

chelophoto said...

Very very cool! I love the feel you guys created here :)

Nataly Lemus said...

Beautiful images1 That ring shot is awesome, too bad it's making me want to get out of bed just to search for some chocolate!

Paige Horton said...

Gorgeous couple! I adore the 9th one with the groom behind her back. It makes me smile =)
Looked like a super fun couple and bridal party and wedding for that matter! Fun slideshow!

Leslie Roark said...

I seriously can not pick a favorite picture... although the candy ring shot does come close because it's chocolate and diamonds! LOL! Great job as always!

kymberli q. said...

Again, master of the ring shots. No one does them better! I cannot believe that dance crew was there! AWESOME! Great images, as usual.

amber dawn said...

Oh, I think the first image is my favorite! SO BEAUTIFUL! love it!

PicturesByTracy said...

OMG you guys just kill me! This ring shot is crazy cool.

Maya Laurent said...

I can't believe they had them dance at their reception! Way cool! I love the "God light" shot!!! Wow!

ONADA Photography said...

Love this wedding and the ring shots are awesome!

Daniel Galang Photography said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ya'll are straight up on FIRE.. Now I wish I made it to the reception! JABBAWOCKEEZ?!?!?! are you serious?!? dood - beautiful stuff.. foreal.. love every single shot.. like seriously.

Heather said...

You guys, ow ow ow sexay!! Love every single image of the bride! What a beauty and your use of light is just amazing! Love the shot with the groom behind her too, that makes me laugh =)
Love them all!

Stephen Grant said...

Man, look at that ring shot! Every session you post is an adventure. Love the light in the b&w striking her face!

Zak Schwank said...

Awesome you guys! You guys are in a league of your own...that's for sure! :)

Erin Harvey said...

Wow, you guys are BOLD with the ring shots! You're right, I love the bird cage veil, but Judy rocked it! Awesome job for lasting 18 hours.

Will Parris said...

I need to frequent the blog more, three freakin hot sessions in one sitting is entirely too many!! love the ring shots, and the jabbawockeez!? Are you kidding me - rad wedding guys!!

Sofie said...

So who got to bite into the chocolates before you set the last ring shot up?! Would've had to fight one of you for that job had I been there! :D

pinky said...

she is beautiful!!! loved that shot with you up close to her eyes. and the ring shots were awesome!

brinna said...

I love her birdcage veil! Balboa Park never looked so good! A wedding in Balboa Park would be so amazing! All these wedding photos are just gorgeous!