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Welcome to RAIN STUDIOS!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

                         We shoot at 24 frames per second.

                                          You're going to have a lot to talk about.

Aubrie + Paul ~ Madonna Inn and Mission San Luis Obispo ~ 3.1.14

Aubrie and Paul chose to have their Central Coast wedding at Mission San Luis Obispo and Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA. Despite a few torrential downpours, the day was absolutely amazing and getting to capture this special occasion was a true honor.

A few weeks before the wedding, Aubrie and I had the chance to sit down over a cup of coffee, where she shared her and Paul’s incredible journey that had led them to this momentous occasion. I won’t get into all the details, but I will say that it is nothing short of a wonderful miracle that this day had come to pass!

We had the privilege of working alongside Ricardo from Elegant Details, Colleen Rosenthal and the team from Bladerunner, but it got even better when Aubrie and her band took the stage and delivered a phenomenal live performance. From Paul’s epic dance moves and bursts of laughter to heartfelt toasts and tears of joy, this was a celebration that had clearly been planned for quite a while. I hope this glimpse into their special day brings as much happiness as it brought us making it. Enjoy!

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Entourage. ;)

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Post-ceremony smiles.

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Cellar snuggles.

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Husband and wife!

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Aubrie and Paul, thank you so much for letting us capture your special day! You two are so wonderful for each other! Congratulations!!!

Adrienne + James ~ Hacienda Cerritos – Baja, Mexico ~ 11.17.13

Adrienne and Jim chose to have their destination wedding in Baja, Mexico, at Hacienda Cerritos, just outside of Todos Santos. Words completely fail to adequately describe the magnificence of this place and I can’t think of a more perfect location for their intimate and beautiful wedding.

We arrived in Cabo as it was starting to get dark, so after a little road trip adventure we managed to find the Surf Colony – an awesome place just down the beach from the hacienda and what we would call home for the next several days. The next morning, we met up with the soon to be newlyweds and I still can’t get over how flawless everything was. From the detailed schedule and personal chef to the ridiculously awesome weather and secluded beaches this was, without question, going to be epic. I could write for hours about all the amazing details that made this wedding so special, but the love shared between Adrienne and Jim out-shined those by a long shot.

I think what made their story so special was their refusal to settle. Both knew what they wanted in a life-long partner and though it took a little longer than some, the payoff was definitely worth the wait. I think Adrienne said it beautifully in her toast to Jim:

“If I could live my life over, the only thing I would do different is I would have met you sooner, so that I could love you longer.”

I asked Jim, just minutes before the ceremony, if he was nervous. His response was, “Not at all. I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life.”

When you spend time with these two, it doesn’t take long to realize that they’re perfect for each other in every way. The way their strengths and personalities compliment each other is so cool to watch and as we stalked them from behind our cameras, I remember thinking, “These two have truly found their soulmate.” Their paths rightfully crossed (thanks to Jim’s best friend) and the outcome is nothing short of awe-inspiring beauty. I only hope this video does justice to their love. Enjoy!

We had the wonderful privilege of shooting their photos, too! Below are a few fav’s.

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Adrienne and Jim, thank you so much for letting us share in your special day! You guys are so wonderful together and I have no doubts that you’ll do great things together. Congratulations!!!

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Janet + Lawrence ~ Southern California Wedding ~ 11.9.13

Janet and Lawrence had their Southern California wedding at the Glendale United Methodist Church and the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. This was definitely one of my favorite weddings of the year and not just because it was exquisitely beautiful, perfectly planned and detailed or had an epic flood of dry ice flow out during the first dance. No, the reason this wedding was so special to me was because of Janet and Lawrence.

Early last year my sister came within minutes of dying due to an aortic aneurism. She was flown by medevac to a heart specialist in LA where hours later she would go through an open-heart procedure. I only mention this because Janet would consistently check in on me and my sister’s progress, letting us know that she was keeping my sister and our family in her thoughts and prayers. After every email, I was more and more excited about getting to meet Janet and Lawrence and when the day finally arrived, I was floored. I couldn’t have imagined a more generous, thoughtful and just all-around friggin’ rad couple. The way that Lawrence looked at his bride-to-be for the first time was priceless, and Janet’s non-stop smiles said more than words ever could.

Lawrence actually asked the pastor during the ceremony, “It’s too late for her to change her mind, right?” I absolutely love it when the bride and groom both think they’re marrying out of their league, and that was totally the case with these two. Add to that heartfelt toasts, man-danas, unbelievable dance moves, phenomenal planning by Katie Rebecca and Lawrence literally getting launched through the sky and you’ve hit just the tip of the iceberg to this incredible day. I hope this glimpse into Janet and Lawrence’s special day brings you love, laughter and joy. Enjoy!

Youkeun Oh was the photographer for the day and absolutely killed it! LOVED working with this guy, so be sure to check him out! Below are a few images he snagged during the day.

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Janet and Lawrence, thank you so much for giving me the honor of capturing your special day! You guys are ah-mazing and I have no doubt you’re going to take the world by storm. And thank you again for the pears! Congratulations!!!

Jacqueline + Jimmy ~ Las Vegas Wedding ~ 11.1.13

Jacqueline and Jimmy chose to have their Las Vegas wedding at the Canyon Gate Country Club – a remarkably beautiful place – overlooking rolling fairways, waterfalls and iconic palm trees.

The day started with a quick drive from the strip to Jackie’s parents’ house, where final preparations were being made. The laughter and smiles were seemingly endless and I could tell right away that we were in for a great time. From there, we rolled over to the Canyon Gate Country Club where Jacqueline and Jimmy exchange vows on the balcony, surrounded by their closest friends and family. It was a beautiful ceremony that segued into an epic photo/video sesh!

And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, the reception started! From emotional first dances and heartfelt toasts, to bursts of laughter and hilarious garter removals, the evening was nothing short of amazing. After spending the day with these two, it quickly became apparent just how deeply they care for each other and I think it shines through beautifully in their video and photos. Honestly, it was a true honor getting to capture the love shared between Jackie and Jimmy. I only hope this glimpse into their special day brings a fraction of the joy it brought us while creating it. Enjoy!

Below are some of the images we captured during the day.

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Jackie and Jimmy, thank you so much for letting us share in your special day! You guys are awesome!!! Congratulations!

Jennifer + Chris ~ Cellar 360 Winery ~ 10.12.13

Jennifer and Chris chose to have their Paso Robles wedding at Cellar 360 Winery, an incredible facility located among acres of sun-drenched vineyards along California’s central coast. It was the perfect venue for what would be an absolutely perfect day.

Words really don’t do justice to the happiness these two share. Between Jennifer’s tears of joy as she walked down the aisle and Chris’ attempt at fighting his own back, I couldn’t help but notice how wonderful these two were for each other. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they exchanged vows through smiles and laughter and after a kiss to make it official, their dog, Riley, led them to the reception where Trumpet Vine provided an epic meal, Kramer kept everyone on the dance floor, and Mark Janzen photographed every moment. It was a day that simply couldn’t get any better and I think you’ll agree as you re-live the moments from Jennifer and Chris’ exceptionally special day! Enjoy!

Below are a few stills we took during the day, but be sure to check out Mark Janzen’s work! He seriously rocks!

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Bling.

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Jennifer and Chris are pretty serious sports fans!

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A little sun flare.

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We had an EPIC photo/video sesh in the vineyards. So much awesomeness going on here!

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Jennifer and Chris, thank you so much for letting us capture the moments that your love has created. You guys are a-mazing! Congratulations!!!