Monday, January 21, 2008

Photo Booth Fun!

In the spirit of our last post I thought it would be fun to put up some photos from a recent wedding where we set up a photo booth. It was the coolest thing... I totally recommend it for parties! It was super easy, we put an extra camera on a tripod with a flash and hooked up one of those remote cables so that you could sit in the "booth" and still take your photo. It was so much fun to see what we came up with...

I love the couple below... I watched them try several attempts at these shots until they got them "just right" (we didn't crop them at all)... so funny!

A groomsman could not make the wedding, so the bride and groom had a mannequin there with a photo of his face taped to it. The mannequin even had the same tux as the rest of the groomsmen and was in the ceremony! :) In the series below the girls brought him into the photo booth and had a great time, they said they wanted to send him the photos later to show him what he missed!

The kids below had so much fun with the photo booth, the little boy even acted as photographer/booth operator to the delight of all of the guests, until he passed out on a nearby couch! So cute.

The Bride and Groom were so great... I think they truly thought of everything, at the end of the night they even had fresh Dick's hamburgers and cheeseburgers delivered! (For those of you who aren't familiar with Seattle, "Dick's is the place where the cool hang out!" :))

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

We've been busy!

Adam and I've had a great year so far! I thought it would be fun to post the photos of us below :). They were taken in a photo booth at the Seattle Wedding Show a couple weeks ago... we went to support Jeff and Rhiannon in their first wedding show as vendors, and we had a great time wandering around eating yummy wedding cake and saying hi to friends!

We are total dorks... I wasn't even completely in the booth for the first shot (above, upper left).

This month we've been working on a new La Vie Photography website (we'll let you know when it goes live, yeah!) and giving wedding photos back to some great couples from last year. We've also done a bunch of family portraits.... here are a few examples:

How cute are those girls!!! We had such a great time with this family :) Emily and Marcus are fantastic parents... this shoot was at 8:30am (we finally found a time when it wasn't raining!) but the kids were so well behaved, they even brought their dog with them!

Emily and Marcus were afraid the photos weren't going to turn out because the girls were being so silly, they had a ton of energy :) but I think that made for more fun and even better photos!

The little guy below was the son of the Bride and Groom at an October wedding, he even wore a kilt! His Grandparents are on the right... they were so proud :).

I absolutely loved the color palette of the flowers for the wedding above on the right... and below. The florist was T.J. Montague from Garden Party I really think her work is amazing!

I have continued to go through our France photos these past few weeks and I just found the photo below that our good friend Michelle took while we were in France on a walk around the chateau property... it was such a beautiful day, it takes me right back there!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

France Photos

We just received the new Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom Magazine in the mail and we got to see the full page "La Belle Reve" ad that featured our photo!!! (see our previous post about it for details) The ad is on the 4th page of the magazine!!! Super cool. It reminded me that we still haven't posted any photos from the shoot in France! Below is a small sample of them...

The photo above is the shot I dreamt of taking... yes, it's cliche, but it's Paris!!!! Who cares :)

Amanda was awesome, she had no fear... she would climb up on things without me even asking... the photo above was taken in a big square in central Paris (in front of the Hotel de Ville). It was actually the first outfit on our first day of shooting!

The outfit above is called the "Audry" and I really think it is perfectly French :).

I think the makeup above was my favorite of the whole trip, it was done at the end of a long day of shooting and I couldn't believe how different Amanda looked. We had decided to shoot the last photos of the day in the cemetery and we wanted a look that matched the tombstones and the dim light, it was perfect... Erin, we LOVE you!!!! If you ever need your makeup or hair done I highly recommend you call Erin Skipley of Bellatrix Studio!

It was really fun to shoot fashion at the chateau, I've taken many photos in the past of the hallway above.... a few times empty, once with my cousin Azure in it, and once with Adam and my brother playing Frisbee in it (no joke, it's a big hallway!) but I think this was my favorite... Amanda seemed to fit perfectly there.

The photo above was fun to do, Adam and I were married in front of that fireplace 4 years ago!!!

The photos above and below are the last fashion photos we took on our trip, it was hard to be done... we had such a great time!!

The photo below is the designer, Madina Vadache's "finale dress" ... it was a fun one to photograph!
I had to show another of Adam's crowd photos, the one below was taken in Paris... you can see how many people typically lined up to watch Amanda, I wouldn't even realize it until we were done because I was looking through the lens non-stop.

We had a really great time in the metro in Paris at night, not your typical photo shoot...

We will be publishing the wedding dress photos we took in France on April 1st on Junebug... I'll keep you posted, yeah for France!
designer: Madina Vadache
model: Amanda Wall, Mode Models
hair/makeup: Erin Skipley, Bellatrix Studio
photographer: La Vie Photography :)
location: Paris and Chateau St. Julien l'Ars, France

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Happy 2008 to everyone!! We wish you all the best for the coming year!

We just finished another Junebug update, I had a great time laying out the fashion report this time because I got to combine favorite shots from our 10 photographers. We wanted to highlight amazing "fashion" photos from real weddings, so it was really inspiring to look over everyone's work :). Below are a few of the layouts, but there are many more on the site!

above: John and Joseph Photography and La Vie Photography

above: John and Joseph Photography and Positive Light Photography

above: J. Garner Photography and GH Kim Photography

above: J. Garner Photography and GH Kim photography