Sunday, March 23, 2008

UCLA Wedding Photography

Hello viewers and fellow Bruins,

It was a good day to be a Bruin on March 15, 2008. UCLA just beat Stanford in Men's Basketball (67-64) and Angie (the lovely bride) just married Cheston (the charming groom) both on the same night. Both being UCLA alumni, we were thrilled to photograph their wedding, which had a UCLA theme.

Weeks before the wedding, Cheston inquired into UCLA's Cheer Squad for "the bears" to come during the reception. Unfortunately, the department did not respond until minutes before the ceremony. As excited as Cheston was about the wedding, he was twice as excited when he received a text message saying, "the bear is coming."

Needless to say, the Bruin (UCLA's mascot) joined them during the reception, which was a happy surprise for Angie. This is definitely a cool idea for those thinking about having a UCLA themed wedding :D

ucla wedding photography

ucla wedding photography

ucla wedding photography

Instead of doing the conventional "V" finger pose, they taught me a new one, which is "WOW." Essentially, you use your middle three fingers from both hands and place them next to your mouth agape. It was an interesting concept haha

ucla wedding photography

Cheston enjoys drawing. He draws on Angie's FaceBook wall religiously everyday. Meet his wedding party:

ucla wedding photography

ucla wedding photography

ucla wedding photography

Alas, it was a cold and windy day. Nevertheless, these two braved the elements.

ucla wedding photography

ucla wedding photography

Another note about Cheston, he really loves his stoic grandpa poses. Traditional Chinese members (especially the male), will take pictures without smiles or expressions at all. We decided to mimic the feel of it by turning it sepia and adding some grain.

ucla wedding photography

Isn't that awesome? Custom made by one of the groomsmen.

ucla wedding photography

This was our cool guest book! Since Doug and I had such a blast working with Angie and Cheston during their engagement session also hosted at UCLA, we thought that they would enjoy something like this.

ucla wedding photography

The BEAR! :D

ucla wedding photography

ucla wedding photography

I loved that bear. The Bruin got everyone dancing by being first to work the dance floor. However, I know a secret about this Bruin - it was really a girl! *gasps*

Cheers,

Lawrence
Furious Photographers!!! R A W R !

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