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Meet Jamie + Chase! They are tying the knot next May at Pelican Hill and we are so excited to shoot their wedding planned by Details Details! Here are a few of our favorite photos from their Laguna Beach Engagement session :) We enjoyed getting to know the two of them a bit better, and I think you’ll agree they look pretty darn cute on camera!

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We were so honored to be able to photograph Angela and Terry’s wedding at the L’Auberge in Del Mar, CA.  Their ceremony took place on a sunny October day at Sea Grove Park over looking the Pacific Ocean. The day was extra meaningful with Angela’s daughter Olivia, by her side as they celebrated becoming one family. Olivia’s father was killed in Afghanistan in 2009, right before she was born. Angela and Terry were neighbors at the time, and their friendship slowly blossomed into a romance over the past several years. Their love story is full of hope and God’s goodness and we felt inspired documenting them become one family! Though they had some incredible wedding vendors, the day felt intimate with special touches like Terry’s mom’s homemade delicious Greek desserts!  As for the pro’s: Flowers by The Flower Shop, Stationary by Copper Willow Paper Studio, Cake by Elizabethan Desserts, and custom wedding gown by The Bustle Bridal Boutique. Angela and Terry, you are such a stunning family and we are so truly happy for you!

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  • Jill Powers - SO SO beautiful and what an awesome story!! God is good!! :)

  • Linda Kramer - Absolutely gorgeous pictures!

  • Lu Stephens - This was a moving moment for Granddad and such a proud day for him and all of us who were watching this lovely ceremony. We were honored to be included and loved every minute of the weekend with this beautiful couple and Olivia, Terry’s parents, and all of the friends and family who came to support the joining of this loving new family. Everything was perfect, fun and beautiful!

  • Lauren Johnson - Still crying from this story. these colors are BEAUTIFUL. love love love it.

It was really special for us to be a part of Alli and Bobby’s wedding at Bravo Farms in Kettleman City! We first met Alli through 31 Bits, the amazing organization she co-founded that empowers women to rise rise above poverty through fashion and design. Once she met Bobby, it was like two peas in a pod! They are so incredibly perfect for each other and they bring so much joy to everyone around them! We felt extra lucky to work alongside Carly Rae Weddings, Jesi Haack Designs, Plum Pretty Sugar and flowers by Grey Likes Weddings!

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  • Hey Wedding Lady - Such a fun mix of styles in their gorgeous wedding – and absolutely beautiful photography, of course!

  • Jessica Gobble - Do you know where her dress was from? It’s perfect!

A few weeks ago, we did behind the scenes blog post showing before/afters of our digital photos processed with the new Fuji Pro Pack from Mastin Labs. We had an overwhelming amount of positive responses to the post, and several photographers requesting that we share some of our digital vs. film examples!

Though no film emulation presets will ever be identical to film, we feel like Mastin Labs gets our images close enough, where we just need a few tweaks. Film has a really beautiful depth to it, and it’s coloring can vary depending on where you get it scanned/developed. So those two factors will never get digital and film photos to look exactly alike with just one click.

Here are some of our digital vs. film photos from Joni + Conner’s Joshua Tree engagement shoot we photographed this past Spring. The digital photos were shot on the Canon 5dMkIII with the 50 mm 1.2 or the 85 mm 1.2 and processed with Fuji Pro 400H Neutral and then tweaked from there!

(Below: Left image is digital processed with Mastin Labs Fuji Pro Pack, Right image is fuji 400H film shot on the Contax 645)

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We still love shooting film, and in no way are we using Mastin presets to replace film, but they are a great tool in helping us mesh the two together :) We feel like film has made us better photographers in a lot of ways…and has helped us fine tune our coloring/editing.

(Below: Left images are digital processed with Mastin Labs Fuji Pro Pack, Right images are fuji 400H film shot on the Contax 645)

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We don’t usually shoot digital backup for all of our engagement/portrait sessions that we shoot on film. We just snapped a few this day because we went all the way out to Joshua Tree…so sorry that the angles aren’t exact :) Hopefully this gives you enough of an idea of how the presets work in conjunction with film.

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Hope you found this review helpful! We have been so thrilled with these presets, and would have shared about them for free, but Mastin is giving us a little kick back for any of our friends who decide to buy! Click HERE to check them out! Also, feel free to leave comments/questions below and we will do our best to answer!

  • Justin Douglas - When shooting digital & trying to match film white balance do you shoot Auto WB or use custom WB

  • Mason Schroder - Very nicely done!

  • Emily Jane Furney - Have you been using Richard’s in LA for developing and scanning?

  • Davy Priestley - awesome make my life more easier

  • Carolyn Spivak Colbow - First- thanks for the great info! A few questions- Do you scan on Frontier? What Lens/Camera were you using for digi? Do you shoot wide open?

We were thrilled to be apart of Christine and Dennis’s wedding at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast.  We loved how elegant their wedding from her lace ombre gown by Monique Lhuillier to the beautiful floral’s by the one and only White Lilac.  Thank you to Carrie from Details Details for doing such an amazing job coordinating such this wedding and making our job so fun! More thanks to Yuling Designs for the stunning stationary, hair + make up artist Theresa Haung, Studioe 205 videograhy, and awesome DJ-ing by Elevated Pulse!

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For photographers: All images in this post were edited using the Fuji Pro Pack from Mastin Labs. Click the link to read our full review and disclosure :)