Category Archives: Greater Bay Area

Indian Wedding at the Opera House, Los Gatos

In this album layout design, we made use of subtle scrapbook ornaments to add a touch of a classic heirloom design.

Sonali and Romy’s Traditional Indian wedding, was a solemn Sikh ceremony, followed by a festive bollywood party.

Both ceremony and reception were held in the Opera House at Los Gatos, CA.

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Here is one of the  versions of their wedding album. This one is a 12 x 12 with 30 custom design pages (15 spreads).

Holbrook Palmer Park Wedding – Nadja + John

Wedding venue: Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton CA 94041

Nadja and John setup an appointment for a studio photo shoot with Marc, after exchanging emails about studio engagement session. They arrived at the studio dressed up in their sports wear with tennis rackets – both are accomplished tennis players. Marc greeted them upon arrival, and started the photo shoot. After 3 shots, Marc’s battery was drained. He opened his camera bag to get the spare batteries. but his batteries were not there . Marc froze – and he remembered that last night he changed his camera bag into a new bag and he forgot to place the batteries into the new bag. Embarrassed, he didnt know how to tell the clients that he forgot his spare batteries and will have to go home 10 mins away to get them. Thinking quickly, he remembered thru their email exchanges that John is into sports photography. He bravely asked John, “By any chance, did you bring your camera?”  With strike of luck, John did have his camera. Marc laughed with relief as he explained the situation.

The studio photo shoot was a success. Nadja and John expressed their interest to consider This is it Photography for their wedding. They booked us under the condition that batteries are included :). Phoebe said she’ll definitely triple check all the batteries for their wedding day :)…. Here are a few of their wedding photos… Congrats Nadja and John!!! Hope you invite us to one of your tennis competitions someday.

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Walnut Creek Wedding at Round Hill Country Club of Jihyun and Lloyd

Ceremony: Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 399 Wiget Lane Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Reception: Round Hill Country Club 3169 Round Hill Road Alamo, CA 94507.
It was one rainy night when Jihyun stumbled on our website, she had been searching for a photographer, and then out of nowhere in the internet she found us. 🙂 Google Adsense does work. 🙂 Jihyun and Lloyd are a stylish (and yes, sexy!) couple and so easy to be around with. She’s a doctor and he’s a lawyer, and so much in love with each other. We had a great time working with them. Thanks guys for choosing us! Below are some of the photos… and here’s a link to their wedding slideshow.

Cupertino Weddings at Cypress Hotel – Jackie + Tosh

Ceremony Venue: Cypress Hotel, Cupertino
Reception: Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, Cupertino
Wedding Planner: Amy’s Weddings & Events
Jackie transformed into this beauty, on her wedding. No wonder, Tosh, the lucky groom, couldn’t contain his joy upon seeing Jackie for the first time that day. Thanks guys for making us a part of your wedding. Here are a few of their photos.

Jackie used this heirloom, the veil which her mom wore on her own wedding decades ago. It’s fresh and white as new.

Jackie’s mom performing the sand ceremony.

A week after the wedding, we completed a slideshow to highlight the newlyweds wedding, and we were as glad to receive Jackie’s reply, “Tosh and I just got back this past Thursday from our honeymoon and we just saw our slideshow and we really love it! ”

Walnut Creek Traditional Korean Wedding by This is it Photography

Aside from the usual western weddings, we are blessed to have witnessed various traditional weddings as well, such as a traditional Indian wedding, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, and this time – a traditional Korean wedding! Our bride and groom is Jihyun & Lloyd, another cute couple who we couldn’t stop taking pictures of.

A little note about The Wedding Outfits, quoted from Weddings at Work (W@W) website taken from an article by Shu Shu Costa from the feature entitled: “Rituals of Bliss”

The two dresses worn by the bride were once the costume of the noble class. The simple lime-green wonsam and the more elaborate hwarrot, or “flower robe,” are embroidered with flowers and butterflies. Underneath, she wears the hanbok, the doll-like traditional dress of Korea. On the bride’s head is a black cap studded with gems. On her feet are white socks and embroidered shoes. Her makeup is simple, except for three red circles, yonji konji, the size of nickels. These circles, traditionally made of red peppers, but now often drawn on, are supposed to ward off evil spirits. The groom’s faruotsu is also the dress of the nobility. It is made of dark green damask with auspicious symbols woven in gold. The headdress is the tall black cap of high-ranking officials made of silk.

For their photos, we wanted it to be cinematic in color to match the antiquity of the culture.
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Quoted from Shu Shu Costa (Riturals of Bliss)
The highlight of the ceremony is the sharing of a special white wine called jung jong. Traditionally, this wine was poured into cups made from two halves of a gourd grown by the bride’s mother. The bride and groom sip from their separate cups and then the wine is mixed together, poured once more into the gourd cups and sipped again. This is kunbere, the wedding vow. One ritual often seen at Korean American weddings is the peh beck ceremony. At this ceremony, usually only attended by family and close friends, the new wife offers her new in-laws gifts of dried dates and jujubes, symbols of children. They in turn offer her tea, a subtle but significant gift. At the ceremony’s conclusion, they toss the dates and chestnuts at the bride, and she tries to catch them in her large skirt.


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Aside from this traditional wedding ceremony, the couple also has a western ceremony which I’ll share with you in the next blog. 🙂