September 27, 2007

Light Exploration, part I

We're into the sixth week of my wedding photography class in Cypress College already! Time flew by so fast - that's because we're having that much fun right?! My students' first hands-on photo shoot was a blast and we got to practice shooting in low light situations all over campus. Topic: Exploring Light. We walked around campus experimenting with low light situations, using video light, ambient light, and various background elements.

Here's a group shot taken (a la timer) by Romina:

September 23, 2007

Wedding Photography Queen Mary Long Beach

Luz and Jeffrey planned their wedding on the Queen Mary in Long Beach. I was excited about this because there are so many places to shoot with interesting backgrounds and we wanted to try a sort of "Titanic" theme to it. Luz is actually a good friend of ours, so this day was extra special! A lot of our mutual friends were there too. And it was Tim's "maiden voyage" as principal shooter for Bumatay Studio! I really enjoyed being the second shooter for this one:

Click here for their preview slideshow - I wanted to use the Theme from Titanic music so bad, but that was a sad movie so I ended up using one of my favorite love songs from Josh Groban's Closer album (I also thought it worth it to post the song translation - click here)
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September 22, 2007

Wedding Photography Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Clara and Lee's wedding was to take place at St. Denis in Diamond Bar where day began with some light showers and dark clouds. As I waited for my special guest shooter Marianne Lozano, I checked the latest weather report on my iPhone. It was forecasted to rain all day this Saturday, but I wasn't worried at all. After all, I went 7 for 7 last year on Saturdays that were forecasted to rain - it would always clear up for me during my photo shoots. Now I can say I'm 8 for 8. As the day progressed, the clouds slowly disappeared and we had beautiful weather!

It's fun to shoot here because there's access to the balcony where you can see how large this church really is. From this vantage point I got plenty of great shots that show off it's beautiful architecture.

The release of the doves is always fun to watch!

Clara was such a naturally elegant bride - you can see how relaxed she is in all her portraits:

We continued Clara and Lee's bridal shoot at The Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency. There are so many great spots with exquisite lighting in this resort that make great backgrounds!

Click here to see more preview images in their wedding slideshow!

Clara and Lee Moscal wedding pictures at Saint Denis in Diamond Bar and reception at Huntington Beach Hyatt Resort. Orange County wedding photography, Diamond Bar wedding photography, Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency wedding photos

September 15, 2007

Wedding Photography Greystone Mansion Beverly Hills

What a gorgeous day for a grand wedding in Beverly Hills! Jenny and Rich could not have picked a more scenic venue overlooking Beverly Hills and Hollywood. My hotshot second shooter Britney Alves and I started the day with a nice brunch at The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The elegant bride Jenny was getting ready there along with her bridesmaids.

Jenny's exquisite Pronovias gown

Back at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, everyone else were preparing for the wedding. And Rich was patiently waiting for it all to begin...

A special thanks to Linda Ly from Grand Soirees coordinating. Click here to see more of my images in the preview slideshow. Enjoy!

After everyone else left, Britney and I were offered a private tour of the interior of the mansion, which is reportedly haunted. Rather than being frightened, we were overjoyed with the opportunity - as if we won a lotto or something! I guess we both morbidly wanted to be scared. (a whole new post about this coming soon)

Greystone Mansion wedding photos, photography, Los Angeles: Jennifer and Richard Taras wedding pictures at Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA.
Beverly Hills wedding photographer Greg Bumatay
Greystone Mansion wedding pictures

September 14, 2007

Updated Images!

OK I finally had a chance to update my website with some newer images so stop by the Bumatay Studio website to check it out. You'll find it's juicier, sexier, and funner than ever! Who knows, your picture might be in there too. (maximize your screen and turn up the volume)

From now on, I'll do my best to keep all the wedding pictures on my website current. There's so many new and cool things coming up that I can't wait to share!

Palos Verdes Estates Wedding Photography Neighborhood Church

Phillina and Roel's elegant wedding took place at one of my favorite churches - The Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes Estates. It has one of the most scenic ocean views on the penninsula. A big thanks to Phillina and Roel for being great sports throughout the whole day, and for Marianne Lozano for coming out to second shoot for me! Below are some preview images, but you can see more in their teaser wedding slideshow!

I love it when I'm treated extra special! = )

Neighborhood Church wedding photos, photography in Rancho Palos Verdes: The Valdez wedding pictures at the Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes, CA.
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