Jan 4, 2018Tech Talkwedding,data,backup,photomechanic,downloader pro,breezesys,raw files,nas,raid,thinktank,memory cards
We're going to start our New Year's post with the single most important thing for wedding photographers - or any photographer for videographer - backing up and protecting your data. On Google News, I have a customized news-feed on "Wedding Photographer". As a news item, there are too many sad stories that pops up on my feed on couples losing their wedding photos. Why would a fantastic wedding that happens flawlessly be newsworthy other than thousands of likes on Instagram?
Everyone also knows a story - photographer loses wedding photos on subway, cars get broken into, a friend photographing wedding going awry (another post later), are among the countless stories that shouldn't exist. There is only one chance to capture and preserve wedding photos. As a hired professional photographer, your entire life should revolve around backing up your data. Everyday, your data should be going to multiple harddrives, NAS, multiple clouds, and an offline copy at your grandma's house. Here is our method in backing up. This is very easy once your system is all set up:
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Dec 27, 2017EVENTS,Las Vegasholiday party,las vegas,event photography,mindy weiss,luxury event
Here is an amazing holiday party that we're all hoping to have been invited to. This is our second event for this wonderful family. As a private party, we'll only share the incredible decor shots created by planner Mindy Weiss.
Dec 20, 2017Casa Del Mar Santa Monica,Hotel and Resort Weddings,hotel receptionhotel,beach wedding,Santa Monica Wedding,casa del mar,santa monica,los angeles wedding,puppies at weddings,dogs at wedding
Awesome couple Brandie and Jared got married at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica. Check out Jared's fence climbing shot at night!
Planner: Sara Besharati, The Besharati Group Photographer: John & Joseph Photography Inc. Venue: Hotel Casa del Mar Videographer: Hoo Films Cake: The Butter End Florist: Avant Garden Photobooth: Pixel DJ/Lighting: Dean
Dec 15, 2017hotel,Tech Talk,california,photographer,insurance,venues,resort,beach wedding,chruch,winery,warehouse,restaurant weddings,insurance coverage,liability insuranceprofessional insurance
Wedding photographers are invited to amazing locations to photograph a couple's special day. Resorts, hotels, private homes, beaches, mountain tops, churches, warehouses, wineries, restaurants, someone's backyard, boats, and list goes on and on.
In hotel or resort weddings, the venue manager will ask the photographer (and other vendors) for insurance certificates. When we worked in Seattle, it was very rare to provide insurance but we had one anyways for our own gear protection. In California, if you look like a pro then people will want your paperwork. Your insurance agent can generate a valid certificate for you upon request. Below is an example of what it looks like.
Photographer insurance costs vary depending on your coverage needs and the type of work you do. It can cover your gear, accidents, and your shooters/staff should anything happen. If you don't have a photographer's insurance, then your client will be forced to sign a bunch of waivers on behalf of you which will make you look less professional and they become liable. Just booked a wedding next year? Get an insurance right away.
Dec 12, 2017Hotel and Resort Weddings,Mountain Wedding,Jewish Wedding,Santa Barbara Wedding,Ojai Valley Inn and SpaOjai Valley Inn,jewish wedding,outdoor venue,ojai,valley,ventura,santa barbara,traditional ceremony,ventura fire,skirball fire,california wildfires
Devastating California fires are reminding us of the gorgeous Ojai Valley Inn that we love photographing at. They have generously been hosting Firefighters and it has inspired us to pull up this gorgeous wedding we photographed there. Ojai Valley Inn is a Spanish hacienda-style resort with a great personality and service. Below are the photos from Elysa and Danny's wedding.
Vendors: Wedding Venue: Ojai Valley Inn Planning: International Event Company (IEC) Photographer: John & Joseph Photography Videographer: Elysium Productions Florist: Mark’s Garden Reception Band: Traffic Jamm
Dec 8, 2017Hotel and Resort Weddings,Church Weddings,Low Light Night Weddings,Asian Wedding,Chinese Wedding,Beverly Hills Hotel,Beverly Hills Weddingbeverly hills hotel,church ceremony,wedding,luxury,Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church,chinese,ballroom reception,hong kong,destination
Stephanie and Gerald had their wedding ceremony at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church then reception at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. The couple is from Hong Kong and they chose Southern California as their destination for their wedding. Church ceremonies are always lovely because they usually give us an opportunity to photograph the couple in the limo. We had a good time photographing Stephanie with her dad on the way to the church, then with her brand new husband to their reception.
Planner: Jeannie, Details Details Inc.
Photographer: John & Joseph Photography Inc.
Floral Designer: White Lilac Inc.
Reception Music: West Coast Music
Videographer: Elysium Productions
Lighting: Lighten Up Inc.
Hair and Makeup: Joyce Luck Style
Dec 7, 2017WEDDINGS,Montage Beverly Hills,Hotel and Resort Weddings,Korean Wedding,Asian Wedding,Beverly HIllsBeverly Hills Wedding,korean wedding,montage,outdoor ceremony,california,wedding,korean couple,luxury,terrace,reception
Here's a gorgeous Korean wedding photographed at Montage Beverly Hills. Liz and Daniel had their ceremony on the terrace of Montage and reception was held in the Grand Ballroom. We love ballrooms with balcony access for a unique angle from the top.
Floral Designer: Bloombox Designs
Videographer: Brinton Film Making Co.
Wedding Cake: Sweet Lady Jane
Hair and Makeup: Le Beauty Core
Photobooth: All Smiles
Dec 4, 2017WEDDINGS,MalibuTech Talk,retouching,photoshop,digital photography,dream weddings,videographer,outdoor ceremony,ceremony,vineyard,ethics,photojournalism,fashion,advertising
In this world of advanced digital imaging, retouching photographs have become faux pas. This has been true in photojournalism since authenticity of the original image is vital in telling the true story. Most recently, France has made into law where photoshopped or retouched photographs must be labeled with a notice. The spirit of this law is to combat unrealistic body images and eating disorders in advertising and fashion photography. The topic of retouching is different in the wedding industry, since our job is to create dream wedding photographs for our clients. In a live event like weddings, there are many uncontrolled elements in which a little photoshop can really enhance a photograph without changing the moment. With that said, here is one recent image that we enhanced in post-production.
In the following before and after overlay, we removed the two videographers, videographer’s tripod, and the fencing at the back of the ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards.
Dec 2, 2017WEDDINGS,Vineyard Weddings,Outdoor Wedding,Mountain Wedding,luxury wedding,wedding photographerMalibu Wedding,Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards,Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards,winery wedding,vineyard wedding,mountain top wedding,details details inc.,malibu photographer
It's a real treat photographing a wedding at Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate. Incredible views paired with a perfectly sized venue for a small to medium sized wedding. In addition to all this, Monica and Nick chose an all around A-Team of vendors to execute their wedding. Loved photographing this beautiful couple!
Planner: Alicia, Details Details Inc. Photographer: John and Joseph Photography Inc. Floral Designer: Tic Tock Couture Florals Rentals: Revelry Event Design Videographer: Hoo Films Officiant: Stephen Barnett Hair and Makeup: 1011 Hair and Makeup Ceremony and Cocktail Music: West Coast Music After Party DJ: Dlux Entertainement Wedding Cake: Rooney Girl Bake Shop
Feb 15, 2016NEWS & PUBLICATIONS,St. Regis Monarch Beach,Hotel and Resort Weddings,Low Light Night Weddings,Orange County Weddingwedding photographer,Jade Roper,The Bachelor,Tanner Tolbert,St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort,orange county wedding photographer
It was exciting to watch Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert get married on The Bachelor 20th anniversary special last night. Their wedding was held at one of our favorite venues, The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. What did you think of the celebration? Comment below!
Feb 12, 2016WEDDINGS,NEWS & PUBLICATIONS,St. Regis Monarch Beach,Hotel and Resort Weddings,Low Light Night Weddings,Orange County WeddingJade Roper,The St. Regis Monarch Beach,Sean Lowe,Catherine Giudici,The Four Seasons Santa Barbara,ABC Network,People Magazine,The Bachelor,Tanner Tolbert
We had the privilege of photographing Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert's wedding at The St. Regis Monarch Beach! We photographed Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's wedding at The Four Seasons Santa Barbara and it was a pleasure working with the ABC crew again for this beautiful celebration. Here are few pictures that we can share via People Magazine. This wedding will be televised on ABC as Bachelor Valentine's Day Special. There are many beautiful images that we'll be able to share in time. Stay tuned!
Photographed by John & Joseph Photography Inc.
JOHN & JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY TO BE FEATURED IN THE BACHELOR AT 20: A CELEBRATION OF LOVE, A TWO-HOUR SPECIAL FEATURING THE WEDDING OF BACHELOR IN PARADISE’S JADE ROPER AND TANNER TOLBERT, AIRING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, ON ABC
Romance is definitely in the air as The Bachelor takes a look back at 20 seasons of the hit romance reality series. Viewers will catch up with some of their favorite Bachelor and Bachelorette couples of all time, and discover how these love stories have continued long after their final rose ceremonies. Then, Bachelor Nation is invited to watch the wedding featuring the biggest gathering of alumni in Bachelor history, as recent sweethearts Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert —who met on summer series Bachelor in Paradise — tie the knot in the two-hour special The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love, hosted by Chris Harrison, airing SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, (8:00–10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
ABOUT JOHN & JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY Brothers and photographers John & Joseph share their passion for art through the medium of wedding photojournalism and artistic wedding photography. Having photographed over 800 weddings past 16 years, John and Joseph provide a fashion forward, cinematic, and intimate details in documentary wedding photography. Based in Los Angeles, John and Joseph Photography have photographed hundreds of beautiful celebrations worldwide.
In The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love, viewers are invited for the exciting festivities and preparations for the wedding of Jade and Tanner at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. But this night of romance is just getting started! As familiar faces, including Nick Viall, Jared Haibon, Sarah Herron, Ashley and Lauren Iaconetti, Juellia Kinney, JJ Lane, Michelle Money and Ben Zorn, arrive to celebrate with the happy couple, Harrison reveals the top three “Most Dramatic,” “Biggest Scandals,” “Steamiest Hot Tubs,” “People We Love to Hate” and “Best Man-Cries” moments over 20 seasons, and the best bloopers in Bachelor history. The special also reminisces about 20 seasons of romance: the memorable first meets, the romantic dates where love bloomed — some of which led to heartbreak and others to beautiful proposals — and Harrison will talk to current Bachelor Ben Higgins about his journey, as well as past Bachelor couples who found love … and their soul mate..
Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Nicole Woods, Peter Scalettar, Elan Gale and Bennett Graebner are the executive producers. The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound.
Feb 11, 2016WEDDINGS,Montage Laguna Beach,Beach Weddings,Hotel and Resort Weddings,Orange County Weddinglaguna beach wedding,orange county wedding,montage wedding,chinese bride,multiple wedding dresses,classic wedding
Photographer: John and Joseph Photography Inc.
Planner: Details Details Inc.
Ceremony and Reception Location: Montage Laguna Beach
Florist: Bloombox Designs
Feb 10, 2016WEDDINGS,Four Seasons Seattle,Hotel and Resort Weddings,Low Light Night Weddings,Seattle Weddingfour seasons wedding,four seasons hotel seattle,downtown seattle wedding,seattle wedding photographer,photography,solomon events
It's always nice to photograph weddings where we shot actively for 10 years - Seattle. Check out these images of Dolly and Kyle.
Photographer: John & Joseph Photography Inc.
Planner: Solomon Events
Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle
Feb 26, 2016ENGAGEMENTSengagement session photographer,laguna beach photographer,orange county,newport engagement session,beach
Magi and Justin's second engagement session on the beach. We photographed their first engagement session at Resort at The Pelican Hill which was a bit more formal, so here is a casual shoot just before stunning sunset on Laguna Beach.
Feb 9, 2016ENGAGEMENTSMalibu,Engagement Session,Point Dume Beach,porsche,engagement session ideas,prop,car,malibu park
Samantha and Corey's engagement session in Malibu!
Feb 8, 2016WEDDINGS,Pelican Hill Resort Newport,Hotel and Resort Weddings,Outdoor Wedding,Orange County WeddingPelican Hill,Resort At Pelican Hill,Newport Beach,Newport,Luxury Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Location: The Resort at Pelican Hill
Check out Magi and Justin's engagement session also at the Pelican Hill!
Feb 7, 2016WEDDINGS,Montage Beverly Hills,Hotel and Resort Weddings,Low Light Night Weddings,Korean Wedding,Asian Wedding,Beverly HIllsBeverly Hills Wedding,korean wedding,montage
Ceremony and Reception Location: Montage Beverly Hills
Feb 7, 2016Hotel and Resort Weddings,Palm Springs Wedding,Parker Palm Springsparker palm springs,hotel,palm spring wedding
Wedding Photographer: John & Joseph Photography Inc.
Wedding Planner: Details Details Inc.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Location: The Parker Palm Springs
Wedding Floral design and decor: White Lilac Inc.
Feb 6, 2016Hotel and Resort Weddings,Outdoor Wedding,Bel Airbel air wedding,wedding photographer,california wedding,outdoor wedding
Photography: John & Joseph Photography Inc.
Ceremony and Reception at The Bel-Air Bay Club
Sarah's wedding was featured on Inside Weddings! From the site: "Go Inside Giuliana Rancic's Assistant Sarah Knight's Gorgeous Bel Air Wedding! When you've been together since since seventh grade, you'd think planning your wedding would be a cinch, since you know each other so well — right? Not exactly, especially if one of you plays for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and spends half the year 3,000 miles away! But even as they swapped cake flavors and color palettes from opposite coasts, our real bride blogger (and Giuliana Rancic's assistant!) Sarah Knight and her husband Bryce Stowell stayed in sync. The results? A classic, elegant Bel Air wedding full of personal details and plenty of room for fun. Check out John and Joseph Photography's photos of their affair below!"
More details from Inside Weddings "The couple cut into a five-tier cake with alternating layers of marble cake with chocolate chip mousse and white cake with raspberry filling. And while Bryce and Sarah couldn't resist a little friendly cake-smashing, they followed it up with an extra-sweet kiss. Says Sarah, "Every moment went by so quickly, from fittings and floral meetings to dancing together surrounded by your friends. So make every moment count!"
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Bel Air Bay Club || Wedding Planner: Alicia Townsend of Details Details || Bride's Wedding Dress: Vera Wang || Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Jewelry: Forevermark || Hair: Melissa Brown || Makeup: Catalina Su || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo || Groom's and Groomsmen's Attire: Friar Tux || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Majestic Jeweler || Florist & Rentals: Bloom Box Designs || Invitations & Paper Goods: Studio Ephemera || Programs: Guesterly || Music: Jordan Music Entertainment || Cake:Hansen's Cakes || Favors: Diddy Riese || Videography: Video by Melissa || Photography: John and Joseph Photography"
Feb 6, 2016WEDDINGS,Hotel and Resort Weddings,Church Weddings,Low Light Night Weddings,Korean Wedding,Asian Wedding,Beverly Hills Hotel,Beverly Hills Weddingbeverly hills hotel,church ceremony,low light weddings,hotel reception,winter wedding,korean wedding,luxury wedding
Wedding Photography: John & Joseph Photography Wedding Planner: Details Details Inc. Wedding Ceremony Location: Good Shepherd Catholic Church Wedding Reception Location: Beverly Hills Hotel Wedding Reception Music: West Coast Music Wedding Videography: Elysium Productions Floral Design: Nisie’s Enchanted Florist Lighting: Shine Lighting