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Photographer Spotlight Interview with Brandon Wong Photography – Los Angeles

August 22, 2014 | Lexi Ross

Today’s Spotlight Interview shines on the incredibly talented and lovely husband and wife duo, Brandon and Katrina Wong of Brandon Wong Photography. Documenting phenomenal weddings along the coast of California and all over the world, these two sure know how to pull on our heart-strings and make us smile with their authentic, vibrant imagery. From their brilliant use of lighting to the way they capture every ounce of emotion, we just can’t get enough of their beautiful photographs. We hope that you enjoy our interview with Brandon and Katrina!

Brandon Wong Photography

How do you like to spend your time when you aren’t shooting weddings? Brandon and I love to to spend our time cooking up a good meal in the kitchen, drinking a good bottle of wine, and spending as much time near or in the ocean. We can also be found sitting around the couch, dreaming of the next destination we want to explore together.

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

Favorite image of yourself? Our very favorite image of ourselves would be the moment we first saw each other on our wedding day. We were completely in our own world and were incredibly emotional. Our eyes were flooded with tears immediately as we saw each other, and Davina + Daniel captured that perfectly.

Brandon Wong Photography

Photo by Davina + Daniel

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

Who and what gives you ideas and inspiration? Everything around us gives us inspiration. From the books we read, to the movies we watch, and especially the travels we embark each and every year. 

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

What is your favorite moment or tradition at weddings? Our favorite moment is when the parents of the bride see her all decked out in her wedding attire. It always gets us emotional to see them to finally see their little girl becoming a bride. Each and every time, I usually have tears streaming down my face and my camera can’t even hide it.

What really gets to you at weddings? Makes you emotional? Makes you laugh? Personal Vows. It’s really something to be able to hear a snippet of two people’s honest love for another. We know how we felt when we said our own vows to each other, and love how the couple spills out their love and affection for each other as if no one else was in the room.

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

With so much great talent in the wedding industry, can you name five professionals you adore working with right now? Special Occasions (http://www.specialoccasionsla.com) – The most incredible team that will keep the energy of your wedding up! They are so incredible at creating the most memorable dance floor.

Vlad Films (http://www.vladfilms.com) – He filmed our own wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier with the beautifully edited film he did of our wedding weekend. He focuses on the small, intimate moments of each and every one of your guests and will incorporate everyone who is important to you. Brandon and I have watched his film over and over again! 

CCL Weddings (http://cclweddings.com)- The most fun, upbeat, and professional team of planners we’ve ever worked with. They coordinated our own wedding, and always run a incredibly smooth day, and always with a huge smile on their faces. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of gals to take care of us!

Mele Amore Weddings (http://meleamore.com) – An amazing, dedicated, and hardworking team of planners that will do anything and everything for their clients. You can tell they absolutely love their job, and their work speaks for themselves.

Amanda Heer from Fantasy Floral (http://www.fantasyfloraldesigns.com)- A woman who is a true artist. Hire her for your wedding, and your florals will be unique, gorgeous, and a dream to photograph. 

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

Besides weddings, what/who/where would you love to be able to photograph? Brandon and I love to take women’s portraits. We love making a woman feel powerful and beautiful.

Where do you want to shoot next? Brandon visited India on a solo journey to photograph Rajasthan a few years back. He’s always said that place was magical, and we’re hoping that one day we’ll be able to travel back together and photograph a wedding there one day.

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

Any advice for couples who are looking for their perfect wedding photographer? Find someone who you can be completely yourself in front of. Wedding photographers will be the one vendor that spends the most time with you on your wedding day, so you should love their company. 

One thing you’d like couples to know before their wedding? Throw all the preconceived notions of what a wedding “must be like”. It’s your day, so make sure you do things the way you want to. Invite only the people you care about, and make sure you spend time with each and every one of them. This day only happens once!

Brandon Wong Photography

Brandon Wong Photography

Best advice you’ve ever received about being a business person? The key to running a successful business, is truly believing in the product or service you’re providing. It’s not about how you do it, its all knowing WHY you do it. We love photographing people because we love making our subjects feel beautiful and to provide a collection of photographs that they will revisit throughout their life.

Brandon Wong Photography

A huge thanks to Brandon and Katrina for sharing their beautiful images with us! To see more of their work, check out their Junebug member portfolio and their website.

 

xoxoLexi

Destination Photography Collection Honorable Mention: Hilarious Photography!

August 19, 2014 | lexi

As we sifted through thousands of submissions, we appreciated the hilarious photography that made us stop and giggle. Congratulations to these Love Around the World: Best of the Best Destination Photography Collection Honorable Mentions, and thanks for brightening our day!

franboloni

Fran Boloni of The Paris Photographer

Courtney Christenson

Courtney Christenson of Gary & Courtney

Dave Getzschman

Dave Getzschman of Chrisman Studios

Jimmy Tan W H

Jimmy Tan W H of studio numb9r

aga matuszewska

Aga Matuszewska of Storytellers & Co.

Brian Leahy

Brian Leahy of Brian Leahy Photography

You’ve got to love the adventurous and good humored couples and photographers who made these photographs happen. Their creative sense of humors are making us grin from ear to ear. Thank you to all of our Hilarious Photography Honorable Mention Winners.

xoxoLexi

Honorable Mention: Best of the Best Destination Photography Collection

August 18, 2014 | lexi
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Choosing 50 photos of the 3,000 submitted to our Love Around the World: Best of the Best Destination Photography Contest was quite the challenge! These outstanding honorable mention photos have us wishing we could extend the collection. Congrats to all of our honorable mention winners! We thank you for submitting your creative and inspiring photography.

vanmiddleton

Van Middleton

nordica

Jakob Granqvist of Nordica Photography

daniele vertelli

Daniele Vertille

benjhaisch

Benj Haisch

elizabeth lloyd

Elizabeth Lloyd

Shari Vallely

Shari Vallely of Shari + Mike Photographers

Giorgio Baruffi

Giorgio Baruffi 

Angela Varveri

Angela Varveri of Rchive Visual Storytellers

sigit prasetio

Sigit Prasetio of THEUPPERMOST

veliyanto

Veli Yanto of Veli Photography

Jashim Jalal

Pawel Sarota of SRT Studio

Roberto Panciatici

Roberto Panciatici

catherinehall

Catherine Hall of Catherine Hall Studios

  zacharyhoffman

Zachary Hoffman of we are the Hoffmans

zabrinadeng

Zabrina Deng of Jeza Photography

chriscreed

Chris Creed of Jen & Chris Creed

ivo

Ivo Popov Photography

liamhennessey

Liam Hennessey of Applehead Studio

daniel stark

Daniel Stark of Stark Photography

erika mann

Erika Mann of Two Mann Studios

joy marie smallwood

Joy Marie Smallwood of Joy Marie Photography

adam johnson

Adam Johnson of ARJ Photography

So breathtaking. Stay tuned for our That’s Hilarious: Honorable Mention Winners from Junebug’s Love Around the World – Best of the Best Destination Photography Contest tomorrow.

xoxoLexi