I have a friend named Dane Christensen. We are both the same age, both middle children and both get the comment we look like Tom Cruise. And when I thought it couldn't get any weirder, Dane proposed to his girlfriend Jacquelyn. My wife's name is Jacqueline! Although our proposals were very similar, my doppelganger has got me beat. Way to go Dane! Your proposal was spectacular!
I hooked into filming Sandy and Josafat's wedding by way of several serendipitous events. It all started shooting a pro bono video for a local cafe in San Cristóbal, Mexico. And it turned out that the cafe owner's wife is a wedding photographer. Naturally we hit it off and she offered to put me in contact with the bride-to-be. I'm still amazed that this opportunity arose.
Sandy and Josafat's wedding was exquisitely festive. I witnessed a beautiful ceremony where family and friends honored the new couple. And I also witnessed the high voltage of a Mexican wedding reception—I couldn't keep up with them! I had to leave early at 3am. Yes, that was indeed leaving the party earlier.
So, when making the videos I tried to represent the serene respect and incessant energy the wedding had. From funk, to tequilla shots, to cherished moments, to risqué mariachi bands this wedding had it all. Congratulations Sandy and Josafat!
For this wedding, I flew out to California where there is bright sun and warm air—what's not to love!
Brenton and Julie celebrated their day with epic Californian style. I was amazed by the opportunity to capture their wedding. They held their reception at a house on top of a hill looking over Sacramento. As the sun set, the hills turned to gold. Festive atmosphere, good food and great light—a videographer's paradise.
Check out the videos!