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Pacific Palms Resort Wedding | Cristina and Jo

Pacific Palms wedding romantics right after their ceremony

Pacific Palms wedding romantics right after their ceremony

Cristina and Jo were one of the last people at the wedding they were a part of and since Cristina didn't have a ride, Jo offered her a ride. They didn't know each other at that time, let alone did they know they would be life partners and become husband and wife in their own wedding! They flew in from Chicago to be married near friends and family at St Lorenzo Catholic Church and had their beautiful reception at Pacific Palms Resort in Walnut.

The love and joy their friends and family shared with everyone made their day go so smooth and effortless. We couldn't have asked for a better couple to serve and we're excited for what their future holds. 

Enjoy these highlights from their wedding and make sure to give them as much love in the comments!

Congratulations Cristina and Jo and we loved every minute of your wedding! Much love to the both of you!

 
 

Much love to everyone who made their wedding come together seamlessly: 

Bridal Prep and Reception Venue: Pacific Palms Resort

Ceremony Venue: St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Parish

Hair and Makeup: Monica Duldulao Professional

Bridal Gown: Charmaine Joie Couture

Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade

Florals: Commerce Flowers

Wedding Planner: Events by Edge

Photography: Chris Holt Photography

Videography: MP Wedding Films

DJ and Emcee: DJ Wrex

Reception Design (LOVE sign and set design): Just Merried Events

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Photobooth: Socialite Photo Booth

We had a blast working with all of you and we wish you continued success!

Palos Verdes Estates Wedding | Rowena and Andy

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Palos Verdes' Neighborhood Church provided a beautiful backdrop to hold Rowena and Andy's wedding and we were in awe of the simple yet classic beauty of this church. The church coordinator, Barbara Johnson gave us a brief history of the church estate and she was more than helpful to keep everyone on time and running smoothly. 

Rowena and Andy told us they 'didn't really like taking pictures' and we totally understood what they meant. Although, I'm still trying to figure out exactly what they meant because they absolutely rocked it and enjoyed their wedding from beginning to end! Rowena wanted to make her own version of the movie, Bridesmaids and how could we say 'No' to that?! Haha!

Their reception was held at Palos Verdes Golf Club and it provided such an intimate space for their closest friends and family. David and his crew from Definitive Talents kept the music and party rockin' out while mixing a bit of 90's slow jams and hip hop with the current hits. 

It might sound cliche, but we are so grateful to be able to bring the best out of our brides and grooms whether or not, they love the camera. Our goal is to create images that highlight the vision and effort every couple has put into planning their wedding, and we love every single minute of it. 

I don't mean to brag, but here is a direct quote from Andy after we delivered their wedding previews: 


We could not be happier with the way you guys treated us, and made us feel so comfortable. As you know neither of us particularly like taking pictures, and yet you managed to take some amazing pics that we will treasure. You guys fit right in with the rest of the family and friends, you were just more friends helping us capture our special day. We received more than expected and just could not be more pleased. Our pictures are perfect.
— Rowena + Andy

Check out these highlights from Rowena and Andy's wedding and be sure to send them your blessings. They're such a beautiful couple and they deserve all of the praise they can get! 

If you are engaged to be married, or you know anyone who is, please share this blog post with them or contact us below! 

Many Congratulations and we're looking forward to hearing from you!

 
 

We'd love to hear your story and get together to create some awesome images with you on your wedding day! Please fill out the contact form below to fill us in on your wedding details. We're looking forward to hearing from you soon!

 
 

Best of 2015 - The Weddings Part I

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As 2016 starts to ramp up, I wanted to put a Wedding Year in Review as it was a pretty awesome year overall. We had so many couples that trusted us with photographing their wedding and we are extremely grateful to be able to do what we do. 

I've mentioned it in a few places on social media (in case you're not following be sure to follow our wedding and engagement updates @thechrisholt) and on our Best of Engagements for 2015, but we are so grateful to each and every one of our couples for their support for our Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award for 2016! 

 
 

We're so happy to provide our creativity and talent to highlight our couples' weddings. Every time a couple chooses us to work with we are humbled with gratitude as each and every wedding is an absolute privilege. 

Enjoy Part I of our Best of Weddings for 2015 and stay tuned for Part II. 

Also, as you know, we only had a small hand in creating these beautiful images for our couples. If you know a friend or two that you would like us to meet, go ahead and share this post with them or you can easily let us know by putting their name and info in the form at the end. 

Enjoy and Thanks So Much!!

 
 

I hope you enjoyed these as much as we did photographing them! If you, or you know a friend or two who is planning on getting married and you want us to meet them, feel free to share this post with them. Or simply fill out the form below and we'll be in contact with them. 

You absolutely rock!!


 
 



Best of 2015 - Engagement Sessions

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This past year has definitely been one of the most fun years we have had photographing couples for their engagement sessions and weddings. We couldn't be more grateful to have the pleasure and honor of photographing and creating awesome images for each and every couple. 

We have also had the exciting honor of being awarded with Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice Award for 2016 which means we were chosen as the top 5% of wedding professionals in Southern California! How exciting is that!! Check out this awesomeness!

 
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Again, we are so ecstatic to be able to provide our talent and creativity to every couple that we work with. We continue to keep working and getting better and better so we can continue to provide the kind of service and inspiration to our past, current and future clients. 

With that, I would like to put together a 2015 recap on some of engagement sessions and weddings we photographed last year. Next week, we will put together our recap of our weddings. For now we will leave you with these images of awesome couples who got engaged. There are a few surprise proposals in there as well, which was a first for us! We definitely had a blast photographing the reactions and emotions of each proposal! 

Once again, Thank You for an awesome 2015 and enjoy these images!

 
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I hope you enjoyed these as much as we enjoyed photographing them! If you know anyone who is engaged, I encourage you to share this link on Facebook, or via email with your friends and family. 

Or if you're recently engaged we'd love to hear about it by letting us know below!

Thanks again so much!


 
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Three Reasons to Hire a Professional Videographer

 
 

There are so many emotions and elements that go into a wedding. These emotions and elements happen while wedding planning as well as during your wedding day. The emotions, elements and events actually become necessary, inevitable and uncontrollable before and during your wedding as they become part of your unique story.  

Many couples may feel like a professional wedding film is unnecessary to invest in, but as photographers that have been a part of many wedding celebrations, I can't begin to tell you how many couples have told us they wish they had hired a professional videographer to document their wedding! 

As a photographer, I may be a bit biased, but the images and moments from your wedding are irreplaceable. Your wedding should be able to be relived the same way you remember it, if not better than you envisioned. One of the qualities that we believe is in making sure our work is timeless, genuine and filled with emotion. 

time·less: tīmləs/ adjective

not affected by the passage of time or changes in fashion

With that, I've put together three reasons to hire a professional videographer. 

  1. Most people don't remember the majority of their wedding day as it unfolded. Your wedding film is one of the best ways to relive each moment in a cinematic and artistic form
  2. Your wedding is part of your unique story. Most newlyweds say they highly recommend a video of their wedding to experience the highlights of the beautiful and memorable moments that created your day
  3. You can include friends and family that weren't able to celebrate feel like they were a vital part of your wedding story with a tasteful and cinematic approach to your wedding

I also want to present you with a few wedding filmmakers that we have had the pleasure of working with and getting to know. These two featured professionals take a lot of pride in their craft and I couldn't be more privileged to introduce you to their awesome work. Check out the previews below and be sure to visit their website for more of their work!


 

Brian and Candice from Ace Wedding Videography are two awesome wedding filmmakers that are truly dedicated to their work. 

Can you say live stream weddings?! 

Ace Wedding Videography | www.aceweddingvideography.com

 

And if the three reasons I mentioned above are not enough, here are a few more benefits that set them apart: 

  1. Flexible and accommodating. We have packages for guidance, but we strive to make each video a unique experience tailored to our clients 
  2. We strive to be the least intrusive to our clients' special day. We want clients to remember their wedding day, not their videographers
  3. From our initial consultation to the final delivery. We will be there with clients every step of the way
 

 

Erica and Laura, from The Vision Field, are two of the most artistic and creative people we have ever met. Their positive attitude and openness to try new things are what makes them truly unique. 

The Vision Field | www.thevisionfield.com

 
We are intuitive and transformational people who are well rounded in many areas and have travelled to many countries and connect well with people.
— Erica and Laura
 
 

I hope this helps you in your wedding planning and especially on investing in how you will want to remember your wedding. 

If you're in the middle of planning your wedding and want to meet us for a quick chat about your wedding details please let us know by leaving your email address below. We'd love to serve you and create some awesome images with you!

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