Posts Tagged ‘Destination’

Gaithersburg Maryland Wedding: Hannah & Mark

May 6th, 2010

I was introduced to Hannah through her brother Daniel, whose wedding I got to photograph about a year ago. We spent some time last July doing their engagement session in Baltimore. They took me out to eat as soon as I arrived at the airport (my kind of a couple!) then we did not start […]

 

I was introduced to Hannah through her brother Daniel, whose wedding I got to photograph about a year ago. We spent some time last July doing their engagement session in Baltimore. They took me out to eat as soon as I arrived at the airport (my kind of a couple!) then we did not start shooting until about 2 hours after we got to look around the city. I had a blast with them then and I could not wait for their wedding to arrive. I can honestly say that Hannah & Mark are one of the most thoughtful couples I’ve ever met. Even though I was their photographer, I felt more like their guest at their wedding. I was not the only one – everyone at the wedding felt appreciated and blessed by them.

I also got to spend some time shooting with my new friend Paul Barrios and reconnected with Kristen Leigh & Peter Bang. Paul, Kristen & I got to shoot together so that was lot of fun. Visit their link to check out their photos from that day! Peter is another great photographer from the DC area but his kids were ring bearer & flower girl at the wedding and is a close friend of Hannah, he got the weekend off to enjoy the event with his family as guests. It was good seeing all of them as well as meeting new friends there.

I wish I could post more photos here on my blog. But I know that it clogs up download time and most of my viewers are now impatient so I have narrowed it down to just 17 and the rest of them can be viewed on my facebook. If you were a guest at the wedding, then feel free to register yourself by visiting their online gallery.

Here are few images from their beautiful wedding day:

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Hannah looks stunning...getting ready for the bridal session

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Hannah & her sister-in-laws. So happy together...

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

The ladies were so fun to work with. They even laughed at my jokes!

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Hannah and her two kids. They barked at her when she put on her wedding dress!

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

First look moments are the best. I love Mark's reaction...

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Boys just being themselves. Getting ready for the ceremony...

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Naomi & Toby getting ready to walk down the aisle. Love this lady's reaction

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

I love that Mark does not hide his feelings for Hannah

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Even Hannah shed some tear for Mark

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

We're officially Mr. & Mrs. Stogsdill!

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

It was a bit chilly for April but Mark did his best to keep Hannah warm

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Spent some time doing some relaxed portrait session after the ceremony

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Mark's sister Sarah delivered a heartfelt speech

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Love this moment of Mark & his sister after the speech

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Hannah could not be more proud of her younger brother

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Mark could not keep his eyes off Hannah

Wedding of Hannah & Mark Stogsdill - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Love the sparkler exit!

Thank you Hannah & Mark for allowing me to spend the weekend with you guys. I look forward to connecting with you guys again soon!

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Destination Wedding in Palm Beach, Aruba: Nate & Peggy

April 26th, 2010

The wedding season officially started for 2010. And not a bad way to start at all. It started way down south – as close as you can get down to South America without actually getting there. When I got the final confirmation last year from Nate & Peggy that I was going to be their […]

 

The wedding season officially started for 2010. And not a bad way to start at all. It started way down south – as close as you can get down to South America without actually getting there. When I got the final confirmation last year from Nate & Peggy that I was going to be their wedding photographer in Palm Beach, Aruba, the first thing I did was get up from my chair and started singing the song by the Beach Boys: “Aruba, Jamaica, Oooh I wanna take ya…” I knew this wedding was going to be a fun one because I got to spend some time with Nate & Peggy last month photographing their engagement session in New York City. I loved their personality, energy and their love for photography. And they also loved eating good food (Started our session by eating Japanese ramun noodle for lunch)!! So I knew right there and than that we were going to get along just fine.

You could not ask for a better wedding. Five days under the Aruba sky. Friendly Arubans greeted you with their warmth and hospitality. Amazing seafood. Breath-taking snorkeling sites. Driving around the island during our photoshoot. Getting to know Nate & Peggy along with their close family & friends – everything was a delightful. Thank you so much for allowing us to capture your wedding day and spend the weekend with you guys. Weddings like this reminds us how blessed we are as wedding photographers to call this our vocation (or was it vacation)?!?! 🙂

The ceremony & the reception took place at the beautiful Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa in Palm Beach Aruba. Here are some images that highlight the weekend. I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I had fun editing and putting them together. Big thanks to Kenny Nakai for being my wingman for this wedding.

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography - Groomsmen images courtesy of Kenny Nakai

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Yes, skies like this do exist! I still cannot get over how pretty the sunset was down there! - Palm Beach Aruba Destination Wedding images of Nate & Peggy by Kenny Kim Photography

Thank you Nate & Peggy again for being such amazing clients. I am blessed to know you guys and now call you friends! For more photos from the wedding, visit: Facebook Page Gallery. For complete view, visit the Pictage Gallery & pre-register.

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Peggy & Nate’s New York Engagement Session

March 27th, 2010

Now that WPPI is over, I have been anxiously waiting for this year’s weddings to start. Shortly after the convention, I flew out to the east coast to start my shooting season. Peggy & Nate are a cute couple from Boston area and I have been fortunate to photograph their wedding in Aruba next month. […]

 

Now that WPPI is over, I have been anxiously waiting for this year’s weddings to start. Shortly after the convention, I flew out to the east coast to start my shooting season. Peggy & Nate are a cute couple from Boston area and I have been fortunate to photograph their wedding in Aruba next month. They wanted to do their engagement session in NYC so I gladly flew out to do so. New York is one of my favorite locations to shoot. We started out meeting by having lunch together and got to know each other little bit better. I had met Nate already before at a previous wedding in Chicago (David & Yeena) but this was my first time meeting Peggy. From the first hug I could tell that Peggy is a sweet girl and that it was going to be fun photographing them together. My good friend and great photographer Ahmet Ze from New Jersey came to give me a hand that day. Peggy brought one of her bridesmaid Sharon give her a hand. Together we made a great team and it was a fun day of shooting in New York City. Here are some images from the shoot:

Peggy & Nate New York CityEngagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Enagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Enagement Photos

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagements

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagements

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Shoot

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Shoot

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagement Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Thanks to Ahmet Ze for this photo of all three of us:

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

Peggy & Nate New York City Engagemtent Session

I am really looking forward to Aruba and spending time with Peggy & Nate down there as they celebrate their wedding under the warm sun!

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Wedding in Labro, Italy? Yes Please.

February 1st, 2010

Well not really. It was not an actual wedding. But it was a vision. A vision to create a scenario to be able to capture some wedding images from Italy – which is what a group of us did when we went on our first PhotoVenture trip to Italy this past September of 2009. With […]

 

Well not really. It was not an actual wedding. But it was a vision. A vision to create a scenario to be able to capture some wedding images from Italy – which is what a group of us did when we went on our first PhotoVenture trip to Italy this past September of 2009. With the help by our tour coordinator Max Brunelli, we organized a photoshoot with Italian models and for few hours where we photographed them in their wedding attires and came up with some really cool wedding images. My goal was that all of us will walk away with some beautiful images for their portfolio. But not only that, I wanted them to challenge themselves to work in any kind of environment despite the language barrier to come up with shots that they needed. My personal goal was to photograph more weddings here in Italy so I wanted to build a portfolio to showcase more of my work in a unique backdrop only Italy can offer. Last year I had the privilege of photographing a beautiful wedding for Bob Davis and I fell in love there and told myself that I will make a goal and my vision to photograph more weddings here.

Labro, Italy

For this reason, the mock wedding photoshoot took place in a small acquaint hilltop medieval town of Labro tucked away between the mountains. Labro is in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Latium, located about 70 km northeast of Rome. The town's population is about 350 and is so small that you cannot find it in most tour guide books. They also still have a prince that still lives and governs there.

When we started our shoot, we had couple of obstacle to overcome: 1) Rain. Which meant that we had to pose them in places where they were under the cover and/or the umbrella. Fortunately the rain stopped after about an half hour into the shoot. We learned the lesson of quickly adapting to things we cannot change (such as weather) and rather than letting that discourage us, think of more creative ways to capture the subject.

Despite the rain in the beginning, we came up with some really cool images

Despite the rain, we came up with some really cool images

Trying to explain to the them 'almost kiss but not all the way' was little tricky

Trying to explain to the them 'almost kiss but not all the way' was little tricky

2) Language barrier: Another challenge we had to face was that none of the models spoke any English. And we didn’t speak Italian so many times we had to use our body language, eye contact and just repeating things slowly and audibly so that they can somewhat understand what we were saying. And because many words were used in repetition, they eventually picked up some of our instruction and we also picked up a few phrases of their own. Lesson learned: that communication is very important during a photoshoot even with our clients. Often times I see workshop attendees just silent while they shoot away at their subject. It is important to keep the conversation flowing during our shoot.

Despite our language differences, I was still able to communicate to them on the reactions that I wanted

Despite our language differences, I was still able to communicate to them on the reactions that I wanted

Often times we can use the photoshoot time to get to know things around us. We spent some time w/ the old man in the background and found out that he is 95 years old and has been the pastor of the church we were photographing for over 70 years old. Wow!

Often times we can use the photoshoot time to get to know things around us. We spent some time w/ the old man in the background and found out that he is 95 years old and has been the pastor of the church we were photographing for over 70 years old. Wow!

I love the breath-taking backdrops that only Italy can provide. Rainy weather meant bright blue sky to follow shortly after!

I love the breath-taking backdrops that only Italy can provide. Rainy weather meant bright blue sky to follow shortly after!

As we were driving away at night, we were mesmerized by how clear the sky was and how the bright stars were illuminating the city. Then we asked ourselves: Did we really just shoot there?

As we were driving away at night, we were mesmerized by how clear the sky was and how the bright stars were illuminating the city. Then we asked ourselves: "Did we really just shoot there?"

I am thankful for the experience that we had together as a group. I am putting it on my vision board to photograph more Italian weddings in 2010 so hopefully it will happen soon. In the mean time, I am taking a group of photographers again in less than 13 days on another PhotoVenture with Kenny & Friends. We have people from all over the States & Canada coming to this one. Kevin Swan from KISS Wedding books will also be joining us on this journey and I cannot wait to explore the region of Campania Felix (Amalfi, Napoli, Sorrento, Rovello, Positano, Pompeii, plus more.) It is not too late to sign up! If you are interested in joining us on this adventure, contact me. Until next time, happy traveling!

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Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas Wedding

January 16th, 2010

Few months ago I had the pleasure of traveling down to The Atlantis Paradise Island, a dreamy vacation getaway location located near Nassau Bahamas. This was my 4th time going down there so the natives consider me a Bahamian now. During the cold season, nothing beats spending a few days in paradise so I always […]

 

Few months ago I had the pleasure of traveling down to The Atlantis Paradise Island, a dreamy vacation getaway location located near Nassau Bahamas. This was my 4th time going down there so the natives consider me a Bahamian now. During the cold season, nothing beats spending a few days in paradise so I always look forward to their warm climate and friendly staff at the Atlantis resort. This is my third wedding that I got to photograph here. Joe & Jina got married here in October 2007 (their wedding was featured in the Destination Weddings & Honeymoon publication) and Jason & Riley had their beautiful wedding in December 2008.

We started out having an informal gathering at the Plato’s Lounge and Patio in the Royal Tower so that all the guests could mingle and get to know one another. We then had the rehearsal at the Cloisters located near the One & Only Ocean Club (where the James Bond Movie Casino Royale was filmed. Also many celebrities have their own weddings & events here). This was where the ceremony was going to take place. It was then followed by a cocktail hour at outside the Dig Deck overlooking the sunset and a sweeping lagoon views as the guests enjoyed some drinks before the big party. The reception was held at the Fathom’s private dining area where they had their dinner while enjoying the underwater view of ocean life and ruins. All in all, this was a special event for me to photograph. (I even got the garter from the bride since I was the only single guy there!). I hope you enjoy these 20+ collection of images that were taken by Bob Davis & myself. Please be patient as it downloads:

Conch shells are popular souvenir items at the Bahamas

Conch shells are popular souvenir items at the Bahamas

One of many beatiful scenery at the One & Ocean Club

One of many beatiful scenery at the One & Ocean Club

Doing some creative shots of their invitation & save-the-date cards

Doing some creative shots of their invitation & save-the-date cards

Atlantis has one of the biggest exotic marine life exhibits in their acquarium

Atlantis has one of the biggest exotic marine life exhibits in their acquarium

Getting some creative shots at the Reef resort in Atlantis

Getting some creative shots at the Reef resort in Atlantis

Atlantis Paradise Island landscape view

Atlantis Paradise Island landscape view

Atlantis Paradise Island landscape view

Atlantis Paradise Island landscape view

Wedding reception at the Fathoms Lounge inside the Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Wedding reception at the Fathom's Lounge inside the Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Wedding reception at the Fathoms Lounge inside the Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Wedding reception at the Fathom's Lounge inside the Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

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