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Yearly Archives: 2009
Are you planning to get married in JUNE of 2010? I hope not. Our June SATURDAYS of 2010 are ENTIRELY booked. Couple days ago I had bride who asked me to refer her a videographer for her June wedding, but both VIDEOGRAPHERS that I LOVE
working with are BOOKED for JUNE 12, 2010 as well. We would love to work with you so PLEASE pick another month:) May or July:).
Here are some STATISTICS about 2008 and 2009.
For us the busiest month of year 2008 was: MAY and SEPTEMBER.
THE BUSIEST SATURDAY was September 6, 2008.
We had 9 people who SAID they were READY to book us for Sep 6 ,2008 but we were TAKEN,
Meanwhile Sep 20 and 27th were STILL OPEN! And so we got booked for all of September weekends last minute.
YEAR 2009 MOST busiest month(s) were APRIL and AUGUST.
Our April stats : 7 weddings
04-04_09 Irina Johann (Church)
04-11-09 Alison Steven (Vineyards)
04-17-09 Irene John (Lake Clementine in Mountains)
04-18-2009 Anna and Roman (Roseville Golf Corse)
04-23-09 Tania Tom (Arden Hills Resort)
04-25_09 Liliya Sergey (Church)
August: 7 wedding photoshoots a well.
Does it mean that we are ALWAYS that busy? OH NO!!! Sometimes we have just 2 or
3 weddings a month and are all on Fridays and Sundays so Saturday’s tend to be OPEN.
It’s different every month.
Meanwhile we are working hard with the post production; our goal is to finish all albums before
hot wedding seasons begin.
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Here are images from today’s wedding. Ugen & Don’s wedding was in Bay Area close to Livermore. Air was very fresh, little cold. But I
hear what kind of temperature in Minnesota and other states so we can’t complain.
Ugen and Don’ are really nice couple. Really enjoyed whole wedding day. Very classy wedding.
When we got to Vineyards we had about 10 minutes for a photo shoot. We were very blessed because HEAVY rain just stopped. So we were able
to shoot and I tryed to shoot as much as possible. I’m very happy that Ugen and Don agreed to freeze outside for sake of images;).
They look so nice cozy and worm on this photo.
Afternoon (1st shoots) of wedding party.
Vineyards } Livermore CA
VIDEO When I shoot video obviosly I see good composition, light etc. But my video’s do have shake that heavily needs to be improved.
Here are some images from today that we took at LAKE TAHOE.
We rented a big cabin in Lake Tahoe 5 families + Tania and David (who we always stay at when we fly out to Charlotte). And YES Tania
as always asked me to make nice photo shoot for them. So here are few images.
Here is very beautiful wedding of Natalie+Sergey that we www.CINECZAR.com (videographer) and I (ANDREYP.com) photographed in SEPTEMBER this year.
We were blessed with beautiful weather and we enjoyed everything about this wedding; Light inside those custom JTS homes was superb. My wife’s sister Natalia Duloglo owner of DND Hair Studio was the hair stylist. DND Hair Studio
PART 1 } Grooms house
I REALLY want to thank VAL FEITSER www.Cineczar.com for putting up this really cool video.
DOWNTOWN PHOTOSHOOT }
Good afternoon everyone, for the last two weeks I had so many conversations with people
regarding good digital camera. Christmas is coming up and they can be wonderful gifts.
Here below I’m including some VERY popular and HI Quality camera’s.
There are many other popular camera’s like Nikon D90. But if you are looking for a ”pocket camera” my choice would be the following:
#1 Leica D Lux 4
#2 Canon powershoot G11
#3 Panasonic LX 3
#1 Panasonic GF 1 $899+lenses sold separately
#2 Canon Rebel XTi #1 MOST popular camera hands down. 200 million photos on Flickr alone by Rebels.
#3 Leica D Lux 4 $699 Leica is like Rolls Royce. (When I think of Rebel camera I think of Hyundai popular by it’s
#4 Canon G11 $499 (It’s top of the LINE camera amoung Point and shoot camera’s Quality wise).
#5 Panasonic LX3 with Leica lens $499 (another Hi Quality superb camera with Leica Lens)
#6 Canon S1x $599 (It’s bigger than G11 but it offers FULL 1080P
Hi Def video so no need for HD video camera it’s all in one! HUGE PLUS)
Another huge PLUS 20x optical zoom vs 5x in G11 or LX3
#7 Canon SX20 IS $390 (quality very similar to S1x) (Rated #1 in Amazon)
#7 Canon S5 (older model but superb quality)
#9 Canon SD 990 IS $290 (rated #1 by BH photo and some other site HOWEVER
A) in B&H it’s discontinued B) what concerns me about this camera is so many pixels
15 million pixels on small sensor. It’s NEVER a good idea to put TOO MANY pixels in small
sensor that’s why Canon G11 DOWNSIDE their pixels. G10 Older model had MORE
pixels than NEW camera! and new G11 has much less noise in the dark!
So from my researched I seen that professional photographers compare Canon with Panasonic A LOT because
Panasonic puts Leica lenses and they are Hi End. One’s we go down the list I notice that different sites
promote different camera’ Canon SD780 $250 , Fuji Film, Sony HX1 $499 Nikon Coolpix and others.
Hey guys today we came back from a VERY BEAUTIFUL Vietnamese wedding. Alex and I are completely EXHAUSTED.
SPECIAL thanks for www.shiksastudio.com for staying and helping in todays wedding. Yesterday Alex and I shot a wedding
together. He was a videographer and I was the photographer. We came back exhausted! So as soon as we came home, Alex went to
sleep (there was no point for going back to Bay Area) because that’s were he lives. But I had to stay up for couple more hrs charging
betters, transferring photos etc.
Here is few shoots. There are so many HOT images. I really need to get around post post more one day:).
Hello blogers. Here is few photos for now from Irina and Zenya’s wedding.
Wedding took place here in Sacramento this Friday and both Alex www.Shikastudio.com and I love it. We had a lot of fun
during photoshoot. As always I look for new places, new idea’s. Even thru I keep wedding photoshoots on very energetic
level it was still in order. So inside I felt both exited and calm at the same time.
Will definatly upload many more photos sometime in near future:)
OH yea and check out video that www.shiksastudio.com made:)!
AS you can see I REALLY like to shoot video here is a moment at the END of the wedding where BRIDE was stolen (old tradition). Also
I included joke that host Moses shared with us! I found it pretty funny. My goal was NOT to produce perfect video so it shakes etc..
BEHIND THE SCENE: