Thursday, April 23, 2009

Save the Date Postcards!

Last Saturday, I picked up our save the date postcards and they look really good. I even got a comment from the printer. Below is just a small slice of the whole card, but it is a picture taken from our future wedding site with Barb's camera.

Just to throw some props out here, I got the cards printed at Prints Charm'n. They mainly print up headshots, but I thought it'd be very resourceful to get the postcards printed there.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Jimmy Cheng - Painter with Light..

Picking Jimmy was one of our easiest choices so far. When Helen and Dave first raved about the first pictures they had seen from Steve and Kathy's wedding, they were really hooked. A few months later, when we got a first look at their engagement photos we were pretty much sold. I was really impressed on how he coupled a variety of compositions with a shallow depth of field that really captured the essence of Helen and Dave.

The picture included above is from Helen and Dave's rehearsal dinner. We were already sold on Jimmy, but we were interested in seeing him shoot indoors even though our wedding is outdoors. The space seemed real miserable for a photographer. It was tight space along with low greenish light that normally makes people look pale in their photos. When he emailed us this photo, we were really floored with what he was able to do.

Lastly, this is a shot from Dave and Helen's wedding. If you scroll through his website(, you'll know that his work is not an aberration. This type of work is impossible to teach and we're very excited to have him being a part of our wedding.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Engagement Party

Last night, we were treated by Ana and Trevor to an engagement party at their house. Although our idea was to keep this to just the wedding party, we've been so busy the last two months that we never would have been able to pull this off. So for the Belden's to organize this all on their own, we are extremely grateful. For them to go even further and make such an exceptional meal, provide a wide variety of delicious libations and to sinfully top it off with a red velvet cake, we were faberglasted.

I'd say after the fact that it made us appreciate what a special day our actual wedding day. Also, with all that they put in, that we still have a long way to go. But we're getting there..