I’m still trying to figure out how to effectively use Pinterest as part of my social networking efforts. As far as I know it’s a great way to share images, ideas, and inspiration. You can find pictures of just about anything you want as long as someone out there has posted or ‘pinned’ a photo of it. Wedding photography, engagement pictures, photo sessions, planning tips, DIY guides, and everything you can think of in your search for ideas can be found. Here’s my contribution to the collective – I pinned some wedding details from recent events that I photographed.
So hopefully this helps someone in some way either by inspiration or ideas for wedding theme and planning. Click here for the Pinterest link to my wedding details.
Just FYI for those who like to browse the web using the iPad, this blog/website is now swipe-able! There’s not a lot of apps out there (yet) made for smart phones or tablets that help brides utilize the internet for their wedding planning. This app is a great start to allowing the iPad user to easily navigate and swipe through my wedding photography site.
For the hip bride who’s planning her destination wedding using Apple products like the iPad or iPhone – this site is officially iPhone/iPad friendly. Wedding pictures, engagement photos, destination weddings, Orange County wedding photography, Los Angeles photojournalism, and any other topic can also be viewed and swiped just like any gallery app. Props go to the developers of Padpressed and Onswipe.
Once in a while I enjoy working on personal projects and collaborations. It keeps my creative juices flowing, gives me new inspiration, and helps me become a better photographer all around. As a wedding photographer and artist, I’m continually honing my skills.
Last year I had a great opportunity to shoot with the world’s top ten wedding photographers Ray & Erwin of Apertura. We wanted to do something creative and extraordinary by shooting gorgeous belly dancers performing next to a spectacular backdrop. It was exciting to do something different besides wedding photography!
It was a challenge at first getting to where we wanted to go. We were stuck in traffic, then had to hike a couple of hours to get to Sturtevant Falls. By the time we got there we realized we didn’t have much time (and good light) left. The hair/makeup still had to be done – it’s sounding a lot like a wedding day! But thanks to everyone we pulled together and got a lot done in a short time. Here are just a few of my favorites pictures:
Featuring the Zahira Dancers and Ray & Erwin from Apertura
Amazing Makeup Artistry by my friend Paulina Bustos – thank you thank you thank you!
THANK YOU Nancy, Rosalba, Loree for performing in the harshest environment and braving the freezing temperatures!
Wanna see me shoot a wedding? I finally had the chance to edit behind the scenes footage from Joy and Ryan’s destination wedding in Kauai. It was an experiment using my GoPro camera to document my adventures in shooting their wedding and trash the dress session. My original idea was to show my photography style and reveal how I interact with people while shooting a wedding. I’m not sure this type of footage (time lapse stills) did exactly that, but it really showed how much fun I as a photographer can have while “working”. I also decided to add a few pictures of edited photos from my ‘professional’ cameras in order to display what I was actually shooting, since most of the footage just shows me scurrying around like an over caffeinated ant! So here it is, enjoy:
One problem I had with it was that it didn’t have a viewfinder so I only had a guess as to what was included in the footage. Luckily the lens on the GoPro was super wide so it pretty much covered everything that was in front of it. Here a shot of the GoPro camera sitting in one corner of the room. I love how small and portable it is, and surprised at how good the pictures came out. The quality of its HD video output is amazing.
Self documentary, having a blast, Kauai wedding photographer, hahahahaha!
Other notes: Destination Wedding in Kauai, Hawaii Wedding Photographer, GoPro HD Helmet Hero, the cool videographers are from Image Creations LLC from Oahu, music used with permission from MobyGratis.com
It was one of the grandest weddings I’ve ever photographed, and certainly one with the most intricate details. Linda Ly of Grand Soirees Event Design & Coordination (yes she’s both the bride and event designer) put her creative talents and passion to good use as she hand crafted most of the wedding decor, props, and giveaways. Being a fabulous wedding planner herself and having seen some amazing weddings, Linda had a grand design. “Once the ring was on her finger, Linda begain planning her wedding immediately.”
She managed to combined elements from Chinese and Vietnamese cultures, and old Hollywood glamour. You can see the original blog post here and their slideshow here.
That’s right, you see FIVE dresses that she wore on her wedding day. “How many opportunities do you have to do as many crazy and zany things as you want?” – Linda
For the complete article, pick up this month’s issue of The Bride and Bloom magazine!
Tags: Linda and Kevin’s wedding pictures at the Millennium Biltmore in Downtown Los Angeles, Wedding Photographer Greg Bumatay photos featured in Bride and Bloom Magazine, wedding details, decor, cake, centerpieces, Chinese cultural qipao, Vietnamese attire, old Hollywood glamour
Here’s a sneak peek of what I’m editing right now…
I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot along side the guys from Apertura Photo: Ray Soemarsono and Erwin Darmali with models Nancy Crouch, Rosalba Jasso, & Loree Rapp, plus fabulous makeup artist Paulina Bustos
Stay tuned for more pics! *** update: click here to view the new/complete post ***
Once in a while I like to take part in informal photo shootouts. It’s a collaboration of multiple photographers and models getting together for some creative fun. Thanks to Ari Simphoukam for organizing this shootout in Downtown Los Angeles! It’s always great to get out and shoot with a group of other photographers.