Casa Real Wedding Photographer – Crystal & Sam2:06 PM
Crystal and Sam thanks SO much for bringing me out to Casa Real for your wedding. Personally, it was such an inspired day of shooting and I loved hanging out with you and your entire wedding party. Vineyards are kinda becoming my new favorite thing so to be able to do an entire creative set against rows and rows of vines…that puts me in a grape place. (been working on that joke for a few weeks, hope you enjoyed it)
What stood out to me most during the shooting and editing of this set was the fluidity of emotion against bursts of random silliness. Weddings are serious events, meant to be regarded with reverence and respect. But they're also incredibly fun celebrations meant to bring out the whimsy in all of us. Crystal and Sam – you guys did both and I’m so proud of this series. Enjoy the highlights, much more to come. =)
We highly recommend Simply Two Photography. You can trust John Yao to produce unique and beautiful photographs for you. You can also look forward to a photography experience full of laughter and joy- qualities that will not only come out in your pictures, but will help to make your engagement/wedding day unforgettable.
A few things that made John Yao stand out:
1) He addresses all concerns in a timely and detailed manner: After the initial email contact, John Yao continued to answer my questions over emails and phone calls (75+ correspondences). I appreciated just how friendly and encouraging he was whenever I brought up a concern.
2) He is personable, and listens to your needs/wants: Once we got to meet for our creative engagement session, John Yao took charge by giving us specific instructions with how to stand, where to look, etc. To help us relax, he would give us feedback so we knew what worked. Once Sam and I got the hang out if, the creative session began to flow naturally. Like a team, we all came up with ideas for poses, and managed to create some on-the-spot ideas to make the shots unique and fun.
3) He believes in creating beautiful photos, and is open to trying new/inventive things to make it happen: In addition to having strong technical skills and a strong work ethic, it was clear that John Yao had a lot of fun with this work. We were both willing to try new ideas, and this made both sessions (engagement and wedding day) enjoyable and exciting.
The final products blew away our expectations! Aside from great technique, we believe the distinguishing quality that made the photos stand out is John's ability to capture our emotions of joy and love. John understands how uncomfortable taking photos can be (just as we were in the beginning). He works with you so that you can relax and ultimately have fun. The results are priceless.
5 star rating, no regrets! Thank you John for memories that we will treasure for a lifetime!