Archive for August, 2011

Something out of the Ordinary. :) Dave+Lina’s Wedding Video at the Admiral Baker Golf Course

August 26th, 2011

Video is not something I normally do, I took on a special request for Lina and David. They had their beautiful ceremony at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego. I hope you enjoy their video and afterwards, take a look at the other gorgeous weddings I’ve covered 🙂

 

I did my very first wedding video for Lina and David a few months back.

Lina and David met years ago. Built on a very strong relationship, this couple lasted through months of no visual contact when David would be out on deployments.

I support military couples 100%. I believe that they have the potential to be strongest relationships on the planet. It takes a special woman to hold on for a man an extraordinary man who goes off on deployment.

lina+dave from john lawrence on Vimeo.

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Nick and Ken met during their college years. They met during a creative arts class that started a huge trend in their relationship- a passion for handcrafted things. In fact, they made some of the details for their wedding. They created rocket shaped table cards, Nick brewed his own special blend of beer for his wedding and Ken created a new cocktail for the ladies. I believe they made some special candy as well, but don’t quote me on that…

Rancho del Diablo Dormido was built by its owners several years ago and is named after a large natural monolithic structure that looks like a sleeping devil. As they say, “when the devil sleeps, the good in all is awakened…” A beautiful home during the week, this venue is a perfect choice for a smaller, more intimate guest list.

There was something very different shooting at this venue. It might’ve been the right combination of temperature, lighting, and location… But everybody was connected emotionally. As the sun set and thermometer loosened up, so did their close friends and family. The laughs and tears poured on.

When the dance floor opened up, there wasn’t a filled seat in Rancho De Diablo Dormido. The music reverberated off the surrounding hills and the darkness enhanced the mood. Normally nobody gets down on a Sunday wedding, but tonight was the exception. Even their grandparents were rockin their socks off!

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santa monica wedding photographerThis wedding was shot alongside Marlin Munoz of Marlin Munoz Photography.

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Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you enjoyed Nick and Ken’s photos as much as I enjoyed shooting them! Please take some time and look through some more weddings!

John Cudal

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The Spirit of Dance- Presented by Te Varua Ori

August 11th, 2011

A beautiful show presented by the Talented Young Tahitian Dance Group, Te Varua Ori. This event took place at the Grove in the city of Anaheim. Congratulations TVO!!!

 

The large auditorium filled with mist. The lights dimmed low. Loud drum beats echoed the room. Shrill war cries from the crowd came from amongst the darkness. The Show’s begun.

A grand entrance, as always from Te Varua Ori, led by Angela Crisan.

The story of tonight’s show was about a young couple, who met at an early age, is torn apart by war. A tale of romance and action is sure to capture any heart from any age.

Dressed in traditional Tahitian garb, this group of fit young dancers know how to put on a show. Equipped with lively dance moves and ear catching drum beats. This orange county based Tahitian dance team knows how to put on a good show.

Congratulations to Te Varua Ori for another beautiful, heart moving display of skill, talent, and ingenuity.

If you haven’t seen a show from Te Varua Ori, I recommend catching one- it’s sure to rock your world.

Images from the show are posted here: Show Images

Images from the Photo Booth are posted here: Photo Booth Images

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