No. 277 – Melanie and John

On Saturday we shot Melanie and John’s “pink, black, and sparkles” wedding at the Westin (formerly Le Rivage) in Sacramento, CA. After spending a day with Melanie, I can say that it would have been a crime if they hadn’t hired a videographer. I don’t think I have worked with a bride who is as comfortable being herself on camera as Melanie. She’s a videographer and photographer’s dream in that she is not shy in the least and she’s open to letting us really capture her true self. Her high energy and attention to detail is going to make for a spectacular wedding video! The Westin’s ceremony site is gorgeous and the accents that Melanie added (like the sparkly chandelier hanging overhead) were perfect. But what was really great about their ceremony is that it totally reflected their personalities. Their vows, which they wrote themselves, were touching and humorous, and even the champagne toast added in some unexpected surprises. But don’t take my word for it, take a look at this sneak peek — (and in honor of Melanie, notice how I changed out the ending credits to a color scheme more fitting for her wedding, instead of our usual blue):