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SAN LUIS OBISPO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS: WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FROM SAN LUIS OBISPO PASO ROBLES, TO SANTA YNEZ AND SANTA BARBARA. ALSO TRAVELING FREQUENTLY TO PHOTOGRAPH WEDDINGS IN LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO AND BEYOND! AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY FOR YOUR WEDDING!
A wedding photograph is meant to capture a cherished and meaningful moment in time. It should be touching, creative, full of personality, and be real. Your special occasion should be captured in an unforgettable way. Whether it’s for your wedding or you’re posing for portraits, your pictures should be touching and perfect. There are many photographers. However,photography is more than just taking pictures. It’s also about telling a story with every picture. Your wedding only comes once and the fine art photography you desire will be a very integral part of your entire day. I offer a personalized and accommodating feel to my wedding photography that I’m told is rare. ProImage Weddings is the San Luis Obispo wedding photographer that will give you photographs with the highest style and quality. Your wedding should be covered in a way that moves hearts and evokes emotion. You deserve nothing less than the best on your special day. On your wedding day I will come early, stay late and give you every ounce of passion towards capturing the special moments of your wedding as humanly possible.
Enjoy not only the wedding photographs, but the service as well. With professional service to guide you every step of the way, you’ll be in good hands with ProImage Weddings Photography - a great choice for photographers in San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Paso Robles, Cambria, Cayucos, Morro Bay, Solvang Morro Bay, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero Pismo Beach, Shell Beach and beyond.
ProImage Weddings is your source for photojournalistic photographers in San Luis Obispo, California. If you are looking for a San Luis Obispo wedding photographer, a Pismo Beach senior portrait photographer a Paso Robles wedding and engagement photographer or a Santa Barbara wedding photographers with a photojournalistic style also specializing in engagement and wedding photography - you've come to the right place. We provide our professional photography services to the following cities locally; however we can service destination weddings worldwide including wineries, beaches and resorts:
San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Templeton, Avila Beach, Shell Beach, Morro Bay, Los Osos, Cayucos, Cambria, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Monticeto, Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Monterey, San Miguel, Creston, Harmony, Orcutt, Oxnard, Shandon, Bradley, Lockwood, San Ardo, San Simeon, Ragged Point, King City, Santa Cruz, Big Sur, Soledad, Carmel, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Coalinga, Hanford, Visalia, Avenal, Bakersfield, Fresno, Tulare., Lompoc, Buellton, Carpenteria, Goleta, Santa Margarita, Fresno, Bakersfield and other destinations through out California and beyond..
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Long Beach
Introduction To ProImage Weddins: I've been involved with photography since 1997. I graduated from Cal Poly around the same time with a degree in Speech Communication. I was ready to enter the corporate world, but wanted to find something I could do that I would be passionate about and enjoy. It was around this same time that I was introduced to wedding photography. It didn't take long before my heart was drawn into a business that relied upon a passion for creativity, serving other an a vision for capturing the romance, passion, humor and emotion that makes up a wedding day. I began to study and practice photography with deliberate and concentrated focus. At the same time I undertook the most effective training possible: working as a second shooter for other photographers. In this capacity, I was not learning by ready a book, but by being right there in the heart of the action and with real life scenarios, issues and problems. I learned what it took to photography a wedding from start to finish and to do it well. Since then I have been on a never ending mission to improve my photography, serve brides and grooms the most effective way I can and to sculpt the art of wedding photography to the highest degree. I truly feel like I am living a dream, running my own business. A business that I am so passionate about and grateful for. I am a wedding photographer!
As a San Luis Obispo photographer at ProImage Weddings I seek to produce images that are rare and top anything I have done before. I give my best at each wedding providing the best quality possible. It is my hope to develop your photography into the image you want – while at the same time sculpting ever picture or set of pictures into a work of art. My goal is not just to capture photographs, but the highest quality of portrait photography - that moves you to emotion. - portraits that can be displayed with timeless beauty. To achieve award winning and elite photography one must always be learning, improving and discovering. San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Wedding photographers represent the highest quality photography in the industry. Award winning photographers are not easily found.
Central Coast Wedding Photographer: What better location could there be to be a wedding photographer than the Central Coast. While I am not a member of the Central Coast Wedding Professionals CCWP, I do maintain the highest degree of professionalism as possible in the circle of professional wedding photographers. Photography references are available on request.
Types of Photography: While ProImage Weddings specializes specifically in professional wedding photography we also offer professional photography in many other genres, including photography for seniors, corporate and commercial photography, re-unions and popular events through out the county including in areas such as Santa Barbara and Monterey. Clients tell me that among photographers I am unique for my accommodating and attitude, hard work and exceptional photography. From the beautiful wineries and vineyard weddings of Paso Robles, Templeton, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Santa Barbara and Atascadero to the gorgeous beach weddings of Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and Santa Barbara it is my passion to bring the most beautiful photography I can. Santa Margarita, Templeton and Cambria are also unique wedding venues.
Who photographs the weddings? While some companies will send you one of many different photographers to photograph your wedding. At ProImage Weddings you always will have your wedding photographed by Trent Buckle, unless otherwise agreed upon. I'd strongly recommend you read the testimonials that are on my website and furthermore look up the reviews that I have received on Wedding Wire, Google, Yahoo and Yelp. My goal is to have each and ever client that contract me to end up raving about the service and photography they received. I have received dozens and dozens of rave reviews over the years and that is why I work so very hard at each and every wedding.
If you want a great taste for my style, my weddings website has plenty of photographs that display the look I commonly capture. However, an even better source to see my photographic style is on my San Luis Obispo wedding blog. There you will see sample wedding photographs from whole weddings for the whole wedding day. It is important that you are able to see what type of quality wedding photographs your photographer capture throughout the course of a whole wedding day. My San Luis Obispo Wedding Photographersblog can be seen here!
In the Santa Barbara area from Gaviota, Goleta, Carpenteria, Solvang, Buellton and Harmony the beauty of the wedding venues as well as the couples love for each other is something that all Santa Barbara wedding photographers enjoy.There are other very important events in your life that we cover. No one looks forward to a funeral, but photographing funerals can be a very important time. A much more cheerful photo genre is a couple’s engagement session. Engagements are so much fun and wonderful because time is not as much an issues as it is on the wedding day. A child’s Bar mitzvah and Bat mitzvah is one of the most important times for the family as well as the individual child. Bar mitzvahs and Bat mitzvahs are filled with such celebration and joy. Another group of very similar events that we cover are the Filipino debutante balls as well as the Hispanic or Mexican quinceaneras. The balls and quinceaneras are like mini or major weddings in the scope and scale of what I cover. Sweet sixteen parties are fun as well. A child’s birth and subsequent birthday parties are important in a much different sort of way. We cover those as well. Re–unions are very significant. The re – union is a major life event and one that you will wish had been documented properly. These types of events are quite common in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara and we are happy to offer top wedding photography services for these occasions. The Santa Barbara Courthouse is one of many favorite locations and wedding venues of mine. On the other hand Harmony, Solvang and the rest of the Santa Ynez Valley are the most unique wedding locations I can think of.
In terms of maternity pregnancy photographs, this is an area I love and enjoy. It is such an awe-inspiring thing to see and produce artistic portraits portraying the gift of a child growing inside the protection of their mother. If the father is brought into the portrait it is even more meaningful to portray what God has allowed them to create. It is important to photograph your child from infant, toddler and baby stages on up. Working together to produce amazing fine art images. We all know that family life is especially important in the San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara communities. I have even traveled to Monterey, Carmel, Nipomo and Lompoc to capture every thing from a wedding to a little newborn.
Digital photography has also led me to offer documentary photography at corporate events, as well as for advertising, product advertising parties, graduations and a host of other genres. Head shots are another genre that I offer and can be your key to landing an acting role, developing as a model and or launching your modeling career. A headshot can also personalize and represent the face of your business. When graduation time comes around the investment of hiring a professional photographer is always worth it. Imagine how much you and your family would enjoy looking back on your graduation photographs. Your graduate will love them. Whether you or your son or daughter is graduating from San Luis Obispo High School, Cal Poly or one of the schools located in Santa Barbara - we can offer you the photography you need. From hiring a wedding disk jockey (dj), to a wedding florist, videographer, baker, event coordinator or hair stylist, your photographer will be involved with all of them. If you need help locating the right vendor or venue, ProImage Weddings is happy to help you with all of these areas including locating the right officients, offficiant, wedding and event coordinator, live music, musicians, caterer, caterer, rental company or florist.
Destination Wedding Photographers: There can be no doubt that being a destination wedding photographer is an amazing thing to do/be. To travel from amazing venue to venue, location to location to capture amazing brides and grooms at the most important event of their life!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER? What you should be looking for in a wedding photographer is a great question. First and foremost of course is the quality and creativity of their wedding photography samples. Next, a great personality that goes well with yours. Professionalism, experience and a good reputation. They should be easy to get a hold of and willing to incorporate your vision for the photographs you want. They should have plenty of experience as well as samples of their work. References should be made available upon request. They should have a wide variety of the very best photographic equipment available, with back up equipment. At least three cameras. Lastly, they should approach weddings with the mindset that they are there to serve you, not the other way around. Look for images that are clear, bright, colorful, sharp and well composed. Look for images through out individual weddings that show their consistency and ability to produce in a wide variety of venues and circumstances. Ask questions and never get involved with someone who does not want to answer your questions and/or thinks they are "too good" to be looked at with a skeptics eye. Oh one more thing - your photographer should have a good sense of humor!
From the wedding rehearsal dinner to the ceremony, nighttime reception, it is my goal to capture everything like a giant panoramic photograph that encompasses a landscape corner to corner. Ceremonies are the peak of the photojournalistic genre. The moments captured are thrilling and amazing. I always lean towards the photojournalistic approach when it is available. The beauty of the wedding flowers, cake, seat covers, combined with the energy that a great dj (disk jockey) can bring, makes wedding photos priceless. Additionally, I prefer to shoot almost all photographs outdoors because the God given nature light provides the most amazing and vibrant backdrops. Natural lighting is used as much as possible weather in Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande or Cambria. The climate is perfect for taking portraits in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Photographers are so blessed to live here: with the great out back look of Atascadero and Paso Robles to SLO towns green hills, creeks to Avila and Pismo Beaches sandy shores. Everywhere you look on the Central Coast is amazing. Santa Barbara and Monterey are very high end venues and are just as beautiful as the Paso Robles and Atascadero Wineries and Vineyard weddings.
Your dog, cat, bird, snake or other pet can make for great pet or animal portrait as well. As a lifestyle photographer it is important to provide documentary coverage and a photojournalism that paints a picture of who you are and what relationships are meaningful to you. The relationship between you and your child, infant, pet or lover beautiful when artful photography is used. Artistic sportsphotographs are exciting also. In California, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara is home to some of the most talented artists you can imagine. North of San Luis Obispo and past Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria and San Simeon is the beautiful and magnificent Bir Sur, Ragged Point, Monterey and Carmel. One of my favorites is the Carmel Mission Bascilica.
Wedding Photography Style: My style seeks to develop timeless images that combine posed, informal, classical, traditional candid photographs with the fresh, creative, modern, candid, informal photojournalistic shots that form an original, creative, emotional, top rated, contemporary marriage of styles into a vibrant photojournalism supplemented with poses when needed. I have found this artistic method to be successful, popular and unique. Clients through out San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Carpenteria and Solvang style. seem to appreciate this. I have developed strong relationships with florists, djs, venues and other vendors such as event coordinators, wedding coordinators, videographers, musicians, caterers, hair stylists and ministers.
Photography’s Technical Side: There is a technical side to photography equipment that one must master. The four most important settings on the camera to master are the aperture, shutter speed, ISO and flash. Reviewing my work over and over again I have learned what works and what does not. I have developed a method to using flashes, strobes, an assortment of lenses – as well as angles, composition, poses, cameras, textures, lighting Photoshop and lightroom in post production. Black and white, sepia and adding textures can enhance many photographs. Once the photography is accomplished the photographs are ready to be made into proofs, prints, enlargements, guest books, matted albums, flush mount albums, a framed or stretched canvas enlargement. My professional lab, Pro DPI in San Luis Obispo offers the highest quality reprints available. I have learned much traveling and shooting weddings up and down the Central Coast. From Santa Barbara, Santa Maria to Monterey, Cambria, Templeton, Santa Margarita, San MIguel and Morro Bay.
Every person at your wedding is very important from the bride, groom, guests, best man, bridesmaids, maid of honor, father of the bride bridal party all the way down the ring bearer and flower girl. Each should be treated with the utmost respect from your dj, florist, efficient, caterers, musicians hair stylist and make up artist.
Wedding Organizations: It’s important to be aware of the rest of the photography world. There are many great photography organizations such as the Central Coast Wedding Professionals (CCWP) (encompassing San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Paso Robles, Templeton, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Shell Beach, Arroyo Grande, Cambria, Cayucos, Los Osos), Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), The North American Nature Photography Association (NPPA), Santa Barbara Event Professionals (SBEP). Brooks Art Institute is also a great source for knowledge. Weather looking for a photographer in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Cambria or Santa Maria, the Better Business Beau can provide a good reference for photographers. Wedding Fairs, and Bridal Expos such as the Wedding and Special Events Faire and the Central Coast Bridal Faire are a good place to compare services.
Wedding Magazines can make for an important resource. It is amazing how many resources are at our fingertips: Wedding Magazines: Rangefinder, Popular Photography, Professional Photographer, My Wedding Day, Central Coast Bride, PopPhoto, In Style Weddings, The Knot, Wedding Style, Get Married, Brides Club, Modern, Elegant Bride, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Martha Stewart Weddings, World Bride, Bridal Guide, Unveiled, Collezioni Sposa,Vogue Spoza, Aziana Wedding, Latino Bride and, Groom, Modern Wedding, Asian Bride, New Times, Your Wedding Day, Wedding and Party, MyWedding, All Wedding. You will notice that many of the photographs and photographers in these magazines originate from locations in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Santa Ynez, Solvang and Santa Maria all challenge each other in beauty and uniqueness as wedding venues.
Wedding Diversity: Today we live in wonderfully diverse ethnic landscape. From Indian, Asian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, German, African, Jewish, Filipino, Mexican, Spanish, Latino, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Hawaiian, Arab, Muslim, Hindu, or Christian – people of all ethnicities, languages and religions have weddings and may need professional photography at some time in their life. It is exciting to photograph the interesting customs and traditions of all. San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and especially Santa Barbara seems to be a melting pot of many of these ethnicities. It seems from each area has it's own predominance of ethnicity from Oxnard, Goleta, Solvang, Monterey, to Santa Maria. Each town also has it's own distinct climate, from the cool breezes and fog of Morro Bay and Monterey to the warm and soothing dry heat of Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Miguel, Templeton and Santa Margarita.
Wedding Details: One of my favorite aspects of being a wedding photographer in San Luis Obispo is taking pictures of all the little beautiful physical details of your wedding day. Everything from the shoes, dress, dresses, gown, gowns, veil, veils, arrangements, bouquet, bouquets, gifts, seat covers, table cloths, center pieces, candles, candle holders, san ceremony, ring, rings, cupcakes, decorations, invitations, songs, chocolate fountains, food, banquet hall, sunset, sunsets, hair, nails, make up, horse carriages, favors, keepsakes, jewelry, limo, limos, limousine, limousines, pillows, toppers, disposable cameras vintage cars, candles, candy, candies and all the other goodies the bakeries make including the cakes. – my goodness I love it all!
Locations: The Central Coast including Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Solvang, Santa Maria and Monterey are the most unique cities in the California’s landscape. The local people are wonderful. There is a reason we call is SLO town. The regions vineyards, wineries, restaurants, hotels and motels, botanical gardens, banquet halls, coastal venues, beach locations, quaint chapels, rustic barns, barn weddings and ranches make this California County ideal. Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Santa Maria are ideal and prime wedding destination locations. Paso Robles is one of the most popular winery wedding locations in California.
Budget:wedding photographers is always a large issue in planning a wedding. However, cheap usually means the product you get will not be what you want. A reasonably priced package may be a great bargain if the product is exceptional. Wedding photography prices very as they do with all services in today’s world. Economical photography may or may not be the way to go. You don’t want to skimp on one of the most important parts of your wedding by getting a low priced photographer. Some photographers may offer a discount of sorts. I offer a Friday and non-Saturday discount. I find this to be reasonable on average. You want to find an affordable photographer but not at the price of having bad results. I also offer a military discount. A photographer who caters more to the high end market is more likely to present you with a refined and quality product.
Wedding Venues: Picking a venue, whether it is in San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Barbara or Santa Maria - for your ceremony and/or reception is very key. Fortunately San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County offers many great ceremony and reception sites, locations and venues. From Paso Robles, Cambria to Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Santa Barbara, Nipomo, Santa Maria and Morro bay - beautiful venues are everywhere! Here many of the venues of the area from the cities of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Cambria, Atascadero, Avila Beach, Shell Beach, Santa Barbara, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Nipomo, Los Osos, Templeton, Solvang, Harmony, Oceano, Cayucos, San Simeon, Ragged Point, Goleta, Carpenteria Ventura, Oxnard, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks.
Arroyo Grande: Cypress Ridge Pavilion, Dune Lakes, Heritage House Museum and Gardens, The Casitas of Arroyo Grande,
The Victorian Pitkin-Conrow Estate, The Gardens at Peacock Farms
Atascadero: Fleur de Lis Estate, Green Acres Lavender Farm, Oak Hill Manor, Pavilion on the Lake, Silver Mountain Resort, The Carlton , Waterfall Park
Avila Beach: Avila Beach Golf Resort, Avila Lighthouse Suites, San Luis Bay Inn, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
Cambria: Fog’s End, Moonstone Beach, Old Santa Rosa Chapel, Robin’s Restaurant, The Cambria Pines Lodge,
Victoria’s Last Resort, Moonstone Gardens Restaurant
Cayucos: Cass House Inn and Restaurant, Cayucos Creek Barn,
Swallow Creek Ranch and Vetrans Hall (Vets Hall)
Los Osos: Back Bay Inn, Sea Pines Golf Resort, South Bay Community Center, Montana de oro
Morro Bay: The Garden Chapel, The Inn at Morro Bay, The View at Morro Bay
Nipomo: Black Lake Golf Resort, Dan Powers House, The Kaleidoscope Inn, The Monarch Club at Trilogy Central Coast, Black Lake Resort
Paso Robles: Adelaida Cellars, Bianchi, Cass Winery and Vineyard, Castle Rock Winery, Castoro Cellars, Cottage at Capitol Hill, Dancing Horse Ranch and Retreat, Denner Vineyards, Doce Robles, Eagle Castle Winery, Eberle, Edward Sellers, EOS Estate Winery, Falcon Nest Vineyard and Winery
Firestone, Hampton Inn, La Bellasera Suites and Spa, Maloy O’neill Vineyards, Meridian Vineyard and Winery, Midnight, Park Ballroom, Paso Robles Wine Trolley, Pear Valley Vineyards, Rio Seco Vineyards, Robert Hall Winery, Stacked Stone Cellars, Still Water Vineyards, Summerwood Winery
Sunrise Ranch Celebrations, Sylvesters Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyard, The Paso Robles Inn, Tobi James Cellars, Villa Buena Vista, Villa nel Mondo, Villa Toscana, Villa Valdemosa Bed and Breakfast Inn. Vina Robles Winery, Zenaida Cellars, Healthy Heart Farms
Pismo Beach: F. McLintocks Saloon and Dinning House, Pelican Point, Pismo Beach Golf Course, Shelter Cove, Shore Cliff Lodge, St. Paul’s Church, Steamers of Pismo Beach, The Cliffs, The Sea Venture Hotel, Giuseppe’s Cucina Italiana
San Luis Obispo: Apple Farm Inn and Restaurant, Camp San Luis Obispo and Officers Club, Courthouse, Courtyard Marriott,
Dallidet Adobe and Gardens, Edna Valley Vineyards, Corbett Canyon, Elks Lodge, Embassy Suites, Hotel, Fairways at Dairy Creek, First Presbyterian Church, Grace Church, Holland Ranch, Jack House, Madonna Inn, Monday Club, Quality Suites, San Luis Obispo Country Club, San Luis Obispo Mission, Downtown Mission, Trilogy Central Coast, the San Luis Obispo Old Mission. Holland Ranch is one of the most popular and up and coming San Luis Obispo wedding venue locations.
Santa Barbara and Solvang: Will list separately
Santa Maria and Orcutt: Saint Louis De Montfort Church, Santa Maria Church, St. John Neumann, St. Mary of the Assumption, The Historic Santa Maria Inn, The Radisson Hotel and Resorts, Addomo Estate Vineyards, Trattoria Uliveto
Shell Beach: The Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa, The Cliffs Resort, La Perla del Mar Chapel
Santa Margarita: Santa Margarita Ranch, Spanish Oaks Ranch. The Santa Margarita Ranch is one of the counties most popular locations.
San Miguel: San Miguel Old Mission
Santé Ynez: Gainey Vineyard
Templeton: Carriage Vineyards, Hummingbird House, Pomar Junction Vineyard and Winery, Spiritrek Event and Retreat Center, Templeton Estates
Vendors In San Luis Obispo County:
Your wedding ring will last a life time. It’s that one piece of jewelry that will be worn daily. Wedding rings are common but finding one that is a work of art is what you are after as you search through many jewelry stores.
ProImage Weddings can not vouch for any of the venues or vendors listed. This is meant to be a resource for your own exploration. Please contact us if you’d like our personal opinion on a particular vendor.
Jewelers: All That Glitters, The Gold Concept , Kevin Main Jewelry Design, B Anthony and Company Jewelers, Marshalls Jewelers, Serengeti West Fine Jewelers, Pan Jewelers, K-Jon's Fine Jewelers, Zales, CB Hood Diamond Co., Garden Street Goldsmiths, STinn Jewelry
The flowers a florist arranges for you into bouquets and other decorations are vital to your wedding. Each flower must be just right to make the perfect bouquet for you. There are many gifted florists in the area. Make sure you find one that is just right for you that can decorate your wedding beautifully.
Florists: Adornment, Cover Ups, D and D Floral, Flowers To You By Jessica, Harbor Floral, Jenny McNiece Flowers, Panacea Event Floral Design, Gordon’s, April Flowers, Adelaide Floral
Your DJ runs the show at your reception. A good disk jockey will keep the atmosphere pleasing. Disk Jockeys should stay in communication with your other vendors to keep everyone on the same page. Your dj’s personality will be part of your wedding. Make sure you choose the right dj.
Dj’s: AMS Entertainment, Audio Rev, Entertainment Now, Escape Entertainment, Joe LaBarbera Sound, Kramer Entertainment, Phase 1 Mobile DJ, Paradise Dj’s
Finding the right Bakery is key to picking the right cake design. Each baker makes a different style of cakes. Many bakeries offer exceptional wedding cakes.
Wedding Cakes: Cassie’s Custom Cakes. Madonna Inn, The Cakery, Gina’s Piece of Cake, Éclair Bakery
Live music can often be a nice change from pre recorded music. Finding a band or musician or a set of musicians can add much to your wedding day. An instrumental specialist such as a pianist, guitarist, harpist or violinist may be the perfect touch for your special day. A vocalist, piano or Mariachi Band may have a place as well.
Live Music: All Occasions Live Music, Altered Pieces, Dandle Light Strings, Jeffrey Peters, The Wedding Guitarist, Larkspur String Quartet and Trio, Manny Mestas, Penny Beavers, Harpist, San Luis Jazz Band, Aurora Denny Harpist, Music For Festive Occasions – Trumpet and Harp
Videography is not for every couple. Some brides choose to have a videographer or videographers and some choose to go with out a wedding video. It depends upon your resources and if it is important to you.
Videographers: Cana Video, Jack Hutchinson Videography, Rain Studios, Caballero Video. I strongly recommend Cana Video Productions
Apparel and Accessories: Down the Aisle, Inc.
Officiants and Officientshave an important yet short role. Each officiant or efficientbrings a unique flavor to each ceremony. Whether they are a minister, judge, pastor, clergy person or officiant choose carefully. Searching through the available ministers is very crucial.
Everyone likes to eat good food and that is where your catering company comes in. Your caterer or wedding caterers will bring experience and expertise to preparing the right wedding dinner for you. It really makes me hungry just thinking about all the different catering companies.
Caterer and Caterers: Anacapa Barbecue, Bayou House Catering, Chocolate Events, Epic Weddings, In Good Taste Catering, Linda Mora’s Classic Catering, Mama’s Meatballs, Pacific Harvest Catering, Phoenix Fine Catering, The Coffee Diva, Trumpet Vine Catering, The Hitching Post. In order for the night to go smoothly the food and drink provided by your catering must be the best. Whether it is bbq or fine cuisine, from Cambria, Santa Barbara or Santa Maria the Central Coast offers some of the best Caterers in California.
Finding the perfect wedding dress is every brides dream. Your gown should be everything you dreamt it would be from the veil, design and how it fits your body. As you search through manywedding dresses and gowns be patient. When you walk down the aisle your wedding dress should be stunning and elegant. Santa Barbara is know for a wide selection of the best wedding dresses in all of California.
Your makeup and artist, pedicurist and hair stylist should be picked carefully. There are a ton of hair salons and make up artists to choose from. Pick wisely and make sure your hair stylist offers the option to come to your place of getting ready on your wedding day - if that is something important to you. You will not feel confident and beautiful as a bride unless your makeup and hair stylist does the job you want. I have worked with many wedding hair stylist and those with a great attitude aid setting a good attitude for the whole day. Besides, your hair and make up are things that will be in all the pictures.
Salons Make Up and Hair Stylists: Blade Runner Day Spa, Bliss, Hair and Makeup by Angell, Joseph Atone Salon, Kim and Co. Beauty Salon, Reveal Salon, Soho Studio, Synergy Salon Glo, LuLu’s Downtown, Templeton Beauty Salon, Serenity Salon and Day Spa. Upon request I am happy to tell you which Salons and hair stylists I most recommend.
Invitations and Favors: All Traditions, Invitations by Gina, Sugar Plum Invitations
Wedding Rentals: Got You Covered Party Supplies and Tent Rentals, Party Plus, Taylor Rental
Wedding Centers: Central Coast Wedding Center, Down the Aisle, The Bridal Boutique, The Red Dress
A wedding coordinator can really help in your most special day. The planning it takes to pull off a successful wedding day is enormous. A good planner will help take much stress from your day and have many checklists. Search through many wedding coordinators I’m sure you will find the right one. Wedding coordinators can help you with your wedding time line, finding quality vendors as well as all the little details of a wedding day that you would never think of. Just like your photographer, your wedding and event coordinator has seen 100's of weddings, so you can trust their experience. Your event will be greatly benefited from a wedding coordinator or coordinators.
Wedding Coordinators: A Heart To Heart Wedding Consultant, All Traditions, Allure Event Designs by Jenn, Arranged by Patrice, Jour Parfait, Love Always Weddings and Events, Mark Padgett Event Design, Fancy’s Events. Wedding coordinators and event coordinators are key to making your day run smoothly. Wedding coordination is an art in itself..
Wedding Dresses: David’s Bridal, Central Coast Wedding Center, Down the Aisle, The Bridal Boutique, The Red Dress, Diaz Bridal Boutique, Casa Blanca Bridal, Apple Tree - Tuxedo, Tux rental and sales, Quinceneras, Proms, Special Events: Anderson Men's Wear, Fashion N Formal, Candice’s Custom Bridal and Embroidery, David’s Bridal. All of these vendors offer unique wedding dresses.
I hope that this will be helpful in your wedding photography - whether it is in the beautiful city of San Luis Obispo, the country setting of Paso Robles and Atascadero, the sandy shores of Pismo, Avila and Shell Beach, the wooded areas of Los Osos, Cambria and Cayucos, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, Templeton, Monterey, Ventura, the beach community of Santa Barbara, exotic San Francisco, The Bay area, or Los Angeles. From the trees of Thousand Oaks to the rock of Simi Valley, to the shores of Ventura, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpenteria to Morro Bay. ProImage Weddings seeks to provide great photography far north of Monterey to the Central Coast including Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles and Solvang.
For families we offer not only those cute portraits of your new born babies, but we also offer an added value to your family by making available individual high school senior portraits. Baby, family and seniors a like, present unique challenges. Much like every infant is a unique creation - working with infants, children and kids in general is a special time to be creative and get great fine art images. That’s one thing I love about being a children’s photographer. It also reminds me how fun it was to be a kid and how in each stage of my life - my highschool portrait, child portrait and senior portrait – were very important. Living in San Luis Obispo and near Santa Barbara affords me many opportunities for great wedding photography. High school senior pictures are some of my favorite to take. There is plenty of time and seniors are quite attentive and willing to do everything it takes to get to a great senior photography session. From Harmony, Lompoc and the rest of the Santa Ynez Valley - ProImage Wedding Photography offers to capture the beauty of your wedding venues, the delicate floral arrangement your florist has made, as well as the artistry of your bakeries wedding cake and other important items. From Paso Robles, Monterey and Santa Maria - my passion is to be the best photographer I can be.