Here's the story: it was just three weeks prior to the EmiLeo wedding, and Leo wanted to make sure that he had an awesome film that would showcase their gorgeous celebration. After scouring local L.A. talent without much luck, he pulled up an old email from one of his groomsmen who had shared Marney and Booth's film that we did this past April. He and Emily fell in love with it. And it didn't take long during our first conversation for us to be inspired by this couple's love for each other, and their intense joy and passion for life.
Emily and Leo were married at the Historic Adamson House in Malibu, followed by an epic after-party at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica. Emily put together most of the little crafty details herself - and the results were stunning! It's rare that I get choked up during the day-of events - mostly because my mind is focused on all the million technical variables that have to remain in perfect alignment. But I can honestly say my eyes were a little more than watery on few occasions.
BTS: Towards dusk when many of the speeches took place, we synced up cameras to 10,000 Kelvin - which is the warmest the 5D will go, and I felt it very fitting for this warm couple. We also shot shallower for the speeches than we normally do at F/4. We just couldn't resist the look of the bokeh in the trees.