The ISPWP Awards Winter 2013 results have just been released and Allison placed in the Top Ten overall. Brian had three awards and Allison won five!
The ISPWP, or International Society of Wedding Photographers, is one of the strictest wedding photography membership groups. The photographers must all meet several professional criteria and follow a code of conduct. This a a really special contest in that thousands and thousands of photos are submitted from around the world. Make sure to check out all of the winning entries at the ISPWP Awards Winter 2013 page.
Allison’s Winning Photos
Brian’s Winning Photos
Karina and Danny were married at Cicada in downtown Los Angeles. Cicada is located on the first floor of the historic James Oviatt Building near Pershing Square. A Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, the Oviatt Building was completed in 1928 and maintains most of its original French elements. The space where Cicada is located was a high-end haberdashery in the late twenties and thirties. Most of the cabinetry that held the ties and shirts still exists. A Cicada wedding is really a unique experience.
The bridal party got ready at another one of our favorite places: the Los Angeles Athletic Club, just a few doors down. One of our favorite moments of the evening was the Korean parbaek ceremony in which Karina and Danny changed into traditional Korean wedding garments. Enjoy the photos!
Aloha! We have a special Valentine’s Day treat for you: Mary and John’s Haiku Mill wedding on Maui. The Haiku Mill is an old sugar mill that was built in the mid 1850’s. Over the years it fell into ruin and was literally swallowed up by the northern Maui jungle. Its current owner, Sylvia Hamilton Kerr, bought the property and transformed into one of Maui’s leading and most unique event venues. It is seriously one of the most amazing places in the world to get married!
Mary and John’s wedding was the perfect blend of style, intimacy and revelry. John dressed at a private estate in Lahaina where the sun was bright and shining. Mary and her girls got ready in the old and original cane house next to the mill – where it rained for the better part of the day. This was one time where the rain on a wedding day added so much to the experience, from the sound, to the color of the sky – it was an amazing day! Mahalo!
Haiku Mill Wedding
Photography: Callaway Gable
Venue: Haiku Mill
Coordination: Stephanie Shepherd and Katie Clay of Haiku Mill
Florals: Bella Bloom
Catering: Maui Executive Catering
Wedding Cake: Designer Cakes
Bar and Beverage: Garnish Events
Ceremony Music: Ronald Schecter
Reception Music: Ace Beats
Rentals: Maui Rents, Winters Events, Pacific Isle Rentals, Island Rents, Signature Event Rentals
Officiate: Rev. Keli’i Brown
Mirror Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy
Hair and Make Up: Jessica Waite and Ry-n Shimabuku
One of the things we love most about what we do is that we often become friends with our clients. From the moment we spoke on the phone with Hana and Raz, we knew that they were one of these couples. From collaborating with them on their stylized art-inspired engagement to celebrating with them at their NYC Metropolitan Club wedding, we never felt like we were in a client relationship. This is what we strive for with every client, and with Hana and Raz it was easy. Thank you Hana and Raz – we love you and miss you!!
Their NYC Metropolitan Club wedding was planned by our new friend Christine Wheat from Christine Wheat Special Events. Check out Christine’s blog post – it is a really neat look at the behind the scenes operations. Also, if you are in New York or happen to be visiting, make sure you stop at Hana’s dance company 360 Degrees Dance Company. She is a ballerina and an amazing dancer! Enjoy the photos!
NYC Metropolitan Club Wedding
Photographer: Callaway Gable
Planner: Christine Wheat Special Events
Venue & Catering: Metropolitan Club
Florals: Belle Fleur
Stationary: Paper Dolls of Saratoga
Desserts: Financier Patisserie
Beauty: Johnny Gonzalez
Filmmaker: 5 West Studios
DJ: DJ Chris Sealey