Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Samantha and Corey planned an amazing wedding weekend at the Outing Lodge in Stillwater, MN. Though Corey's family only lives 5 minutes from this old-fashioned country lodge, this affair had all the makings of a true destination wedding! They infused it with their personal style, while staying true to the outdoor theme. In addition, this was the first time we have shot a "fire ceremony"! So unique and really intriguing to witness. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
The Outing Lodge site, complete with its grounds, was a great place for the ceremony and yard games that were available for the guests during the reception. Adults were able to enjoy a cocktail while the kids could run freely. After dinner, the crowd was led downstairs to the lodge's cellar for a night of dancing! Their outdoor wedding was blessed with beautiful weather and a sun that shone brightly on this wonderful couple.
Lastly, this was our first attempt at doing video along with still photography during a wedding. Be sure to check out some of the photo highlights from the day as well as our fusion video below. We would love to hear your thoughts! If you have any problems streaming, you may want to let it fully download and then try playing it again.
P. S. If you would like to view and/or order additional pictures from the wedding, you can view Samantha and Corey's online gallery by using this LINK.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
We here at Staja Studios had so much fun pulling this project together for Casey and Dann. They called a few months back and wanted us to photograph their wedding at the La Valencia in La Jolla, CA next spring. In addition, they wanted something unique to show at their engagement party this past weekend. We proposed the idea of doing a "fusion style" engagement session that would incorporate video along with our still photography, and they loved it. During their session, we learned that Dann had studied French for many years. We already had a mood in mind for the music and while editing with Ryan, our awesome associate/intern/video help, we came up with the idea of using some classic French cinema influences. The end result is below. Please let us know what you think!