Kirsten + Jon’s Wedding Highlights

At long last, here is the first wedding of the 2012 wedding season.  And we really couldn’t have started this year off on a better foot.  Kirsten and Jon’s San Francisco wedding was one of those days where everything seems to shine.

We’ve done a few SF weddings, and they’re always magical.  This time, Vitalie, RJ and I got to film right on the embarcadero and in the Ferry Building (I have been wanting to shoot there for ages).  After their first look, we skipped across the water to Treasure Island where they had their ceremony and reception.  I have to say, my new favorite reception venue in the bay area is the Winery SF.  The look fit so well with the warm tones that Sandbox Love is known for, and the textures of the wooden barrels had that slightly rugged, vintage feel.

The end of our film is one of the coolest party sections we’ve ever done: slow motion, fire, and borderline crowd surfing.  When I met with Kirsten and Jon a few days before their wedding, I asked them, “On a scale of 1-10, how raging is the reception party going to be?”  They responded with a modest 7.  Ya right, this reception was one of the most high energy, rocking parties I’ve seen at a wedding.  I loved at the end, their AMAZING photographer Siang from Lightphoria, shot this amazing photo.  I’m personally in love with sparkler footage, even when it’s crazy dark out.  So cinematic.  Also, major props to their DJ Norris Lee for spinning an awesome party.

Kirsten and Jon, congrats on such a wonderful wedding and in taking the next step together.  We loved hanging out with you and learning about the story of your relationship.  Maybe it’s time I picked up guitar:)

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