Tuesday, March 31, 2009

chris + diane- grand tradition estates wedding fallbrook

If you have been following my blog for any length of time you know that Diane & Chris are a special couple to me. I have known Diane for 5 years now as she has cut my hair over that period of time and we have spent many a day laughing at really bad 80's hairdos and many other silly things. In that period of time I have also heard many stories about the trials and tribulations of Diane's dating life. (or lack thereof) But when she told me about Chris, I could tell something was different. I could tell it was serious. After finally meeting Chris on our first engagement shoot with them, I found out why because Chris is one of the coolest dudes you could ever meet. Don't let the tough looking shell fool ya, beneath those tatts and soul patch is a real sensitive, caring person who loves Diane to death. She's in real good hands.

Chris & Diane are such a fun loving couple that I had no doubt their wedding was going to be a blast, but there was also a lot of emotion on that day that frankly I was not expecting. There were many tears shed and being that I have a little more emotional investment in this couple than I normally do, I found myself getting caught up in it too!

I had not been to the Grand Tradition since the renovation and honestly was very impressed by the changes. It was really hard to get a bad shot there. The whole day was coordinated beautifully (and extremely on time) by Megan who was so gracious with us while i made some rookie mistakes with not paying attention to the time! They also were very patient as I took Diane and Chris for some couples pics after the wedding was over.

After a lot of back and forth about the song, we decided on an old classic Smashing Pumpkins "Tonight, Tonight". I have to admit, it was challenge to edit to because of the major changes in tempo.



Here are a few stills:



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8 comments:

Joe R. at TTD said...

Dan, I had so much fun shooting this wedding with you and the DvArtistry Crew. What a cool couple to work with. I love all the shots, especially the Beemer one;)! Fantastic!
Let's see more...

Pam Byers said...

Dan and crew,
What an incredible day, thanks to you. You all blew me away. I can't wait for all the pictures.The presentation at the end of the evening was so special. You are all fantastic. Thank you so much.
Pam Byers
Mother of the Groom

Nhu Muon said...

The photos look good! Keep it up. Can't wait to see the video.

Heather Sharpe said...

Daniel~
GORGEOUS!!! I'd love to showcase these on LA Style Unveiled ... such amazing work!

Samantha said...

Dan, please come to our wedding in wales, i enjoyed Chris and Diane's wedding so much, i would love you to be at ours! lol
Cant wait to see more pics, and the final video.
Sam
x

xoxx . annabelle said...

these pics leave me speechless and itching for more. you captured the day beautifully. i know diane and chris fully appreciate your true sense of artistry with photography. i'm gonna bug you to do my wedding...someday...

xoxx
annabelle

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