Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Julie and James!

Our good friends Julie and James tied the knot on April 25th, 2009. I was only a guest at their wedding, so I got the best shots I could without getting into the main photographer's way. I didn't run around like I normally would :-P It was a beautiful wedding held at Kindred Community Church in Anaheim, California.

In some ways, shooting as a guest (namely, bridal party) is actually better than being the main photographer. For instance, you are on the inside, grabbing the real emotions as things happen rather than running around trying to find the best angle. You also have the capability to shoot wide and up close at certain moments. As the main photog, you have to try to be invisible at times, forcing you to use a telephoto - and that can be sometimes limiting.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the pictures from the bridal party guest gone wild!

Be patient, lots of pictures below!


  1. aww! Julie looked so beautiful and serene :) What a beautiful wedding!

  2. haha i love the last photo, that is so awesome!

  3. Wow, these came out really nice. I hope that you didn't make the 'real wedding photographyer' look bad... :)

  4. Thanks! These were only candid, I'm sure the artistically posed shots by Steven Nguyen (recently featured on strobist) were awesome as well!

  5. The Bride and GroomMay 26, 2009

    Thanks for the BEAUTIFUL pictures, Steven. We've been sharing them with everybody!