July 27, 2009

E! Entertainment segment on Trash the Dress

I was contacted a few weeks ago by E! Entertainment about a new morning show they're creating that will air this Fall season. The new show will be (tentatively) called The Breakfast Show, airing nationwide on E! Entertainment. The new show's producer Stacey wanted to do a segment on "Trash the Dress" (TTD) and so what better way to learn all about this bridal trend than to experience it for herself?!

The premise behind Trash the Dress: if you're a bride you're probably going to spend a considerable amount of time (and money) finding the perfect dress that you'll fall in love with. Sadly after your wedding day, you may never put on that dress again - after all, your husband is your one and only true love right? And realistically, your (future) daughter will not want to wear your dress. There's no future occasion to put it on again, unless you create a reason to. In planning a Trash the Dress session, you'll have the most amazing time wearing your wedding dress a second time, but you'll be free from worrying about keeping it in pristine condition. This gives you the freedom to be creative, daring, sexy, and adventurous! Afterward, you have the option to donate the dress rather than storing it forever. A great organization to donate a wedding dress: Brides Against Cancer

Stacey and Wil wanted to see what it's all about so they dressed up like a bride and groom then headed to Laguna Beach with me for a "Trash the Dress" photo shoot!

We totally had a blast in the water, on the rocks, and all over the sand! But that wasn't enough - Stacey wanted to go all out. What else could top a frolic on the beach in a wedding dress? I think the next segment would make most brides gasp and cringe at the thought of what we had planned...

We picked up some paintball gear, the same wedding dress, a box of paintballs, then headed for the woods to shoot. With guns.

At the end of the day Stacey was exhausted and bruised up, but the dress actually held up fairly well.

Keep an eye out for the video clip once it airs!
Tags: TTD, Trash the Dress, Wedding Gown, portraits in a wedding dress, beach photos, Laguna Beach Trash the Dress, Orange County Wedding Photography, E! Entertainment, E! Online, television, bridal pictures on the beach

July 20, 2009

Ashli's Life Portraits, Senior Pictures

I have to admit I was a little nervous going into this photo shoot because I've never done 'senior portraits' before. I went in not sure what style or theme we could do. Thank God for Ashli though - she did an amazing job being my model. It really does make a difference when the person you're shooting is relaxed and able to be themselves. Here are just a few of my favorites pictures:

Tags: Ashli's Life Portraits in Fullerton, studio photography, outdoor natural light photography, senior pictures, senior portrait photographer Greg Bumatay, Orange County Photography Studio
And a huge THANK YOU to Grace Chun for doing the hair and makeup!

July 13, 2009

Sunny & Brian's Wedding in Laguna Hills, CA

Congratulations to Sunny and Brian!

It was an honor to photograph Sunny and Brian's wedding because it was my first military couple. Ever. I hold a high respect for those who are serving their country and not only that, they are both in the medical field. Besides serving God, I know no other higher responsibility than what these two have.
Their beautiful ceremony was held at Lake Hills Community Church in Laguna Hills, CA.

Tags: Sunny and Brian's wedding pictures in Orange County, Laguna Hills, Lake Hills Community Church, Pacific Hills Catering, Southern California Wedding Photographer Greg Bumatay, military wedding, uniform, lake

July 09, 2009

Featured in The Bride & Bloom

Congratulations to Linda and Kevin for their wedding feature on Bride and Bloom Magazine!"An Old Hollywood Romance"
It was one of the grandest weddings I've ever photographed, and certainly one with the most intricate details. Linda Ly of Grand Soirees Event Design & Coordination (yes she's both the bride and event designer) put her creative talents and passion to good use as she hand crafted most of the wedding decor, props, and giveaways. Being a fabulous wedding planner herself and having seen some amazing weddings, Linda had a grand design. "Once the ring was on her finger, Linda begain planning her wedding immediately."
She managed to combined elements from Chinese and Vietnamese cultures, and old Hollywood glamour. You can see the original blog post here and their slideshow here.
That's right, you see FIVE dresses that she wore on her wedding day. "How many opportunities do you have to do as many crazy and zany things as you want?" - Linda
For the complete article, pick up this month's issue of The Bride and Bloom magazine!

Tags: Linda and Kevin's wedding pictures at the Millennium Biltmore in Downtown Los Angeles, Wedding Photographer Greg Bumatay photos featured in Bride and Bloom Magazine, wedding details, decor, cake, centerpieces, Chinese cultural qipao, Vietnamese attire, old Hollywood glamour

July 08, 2009

Marcy & Tom's Wedding at Sherwood Country Club

Congratulations to Tom and Marcy! Their fabulous wedding took place on a beautiful day at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA. We had the opportunity to do their wedding photos before the ceremony - which meant that we had the freedom to roam around the venue in golf carts! They had their first meeting next to the waterfall, then we took a short trip to the ranches surrounding Sherwood.

I loved the county feel in the surrounding areas just outside the gates of Sherwood Country Club. One of these properties belong to David Murdock.

We also gained access to the wine cellar!

Tags: Marcy and Tom's wedding pictures at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA, Westlake Village, Ventura County, Sherwood CC wedding photos by Greg Bumatay