Thursday, April 7, 2016

Engagement Session at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar

We met with Arezu and Reza late last year to discuss their upcoming wedding. We were among a few other photographers/cinematographers being considered, and everything worked out after our initial meet. Fast forward a few months, and we agreed to do an engagement session to prepare for big wedding. We were lucky enough to get a permit and the beautiful Fairmount Grand Del Mar in San Diego.

The Grand Del Mar has some of the best architectural spots for photos, along with internal areas that also serve for wonderful photo opportunities.

We started right in the afternoon and went through sunset before moving inside. In addition to the photos, we filmed various scenes to create a short film to allow Arezu and Reza to tell their story.

In the next blog, we'll be discussing the pre-wedding shoot and the actual wedding, which was photographed and filmed in Balboa Park and the Estancia Hotel in La Jolla.

Watch their story in the meantime:

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For those interested in the gear that was used, I filmed everything on my own, using a Canon 5Dm3 and 6D for photos, and using a Canon C100 and DJI Osmo for video. The drone shots are from the Inspire.