The challenge for us with every wedding is to let the couple, the location, and the events of the day guide our approach. We work without a shot list. Nothing is preconceived or planned. Our only rule is be open for that special something. From the moment we first saw Jaxin and Natalie at their rehearsal, it was clear that the light and the beauty of the locations was going the key to their story.
In cinematography, magic hour refers to the brief period of time when the sun dips below the horizon yet still fills the sky with light. Natalie and Jaxin’s wedding was scheduled for the hours just before sunset at Parker Ranch, a truly beautiful and unique location for a wedding. Located in Trabuco Canyon California, where the late afternoon light takes on this amazing warm glow. Every shot had an incredible luminous quality that more than anything, reflected Natalie and Jaxin’s relationship.
The timelapse images that open the story were shot in the hills above Mission Viejo with a Canon 7D and intervalometer. The closing timelapse shot was captured with a Canon 7D at the wedding ceremony site, Parker Ranch. It was the last shot of the evening and took over 3 hours and hundreds of exposures.