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Newsletter - May 2006

Notice: I will book budget photography jobs per request. I am retired from photography because I am financially stable, not because I am unable. But photography still brings me joy. Please ignore my package/pricing. I will only take budget customers per request. I served Ventura County for over a decade. I've been to hundreds of weddings. Email me.

* If you have a normal budget, I am not a photographer for you. And PLEASE, I will not work for free. Expect to pay something. It takes me 5 hours just to get ready.


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Wedding Season Started

My first wedding of the year 2006 was at Santa Paula on February 25 2006. Santa Paula is quickly becoming one of my favorite cities.

Wedding - April 28, 2006

Wedding at Wedgewood Banquet Center, Ventura

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Today's Wedding Photography Schedule
Photography before ceremony - 5:00pm
Ceremony - 6:30pm Wedgewood
Formal Picture Photography - 7:00pm Wedgewood
Reception - 7:30pm Wedgewood Banquet Center
Party Ends - 11:30pm

It was a Friday wedding. I had to get off work early.

We were losing Sunlight fast. (ceremony started 6:30pm)
During the ceremony, I had to use flashes on almost every single shot. By the time we were ready for formal pictures, we really started to lose light.

My light-meter reading was 1/60 second at f4 I had to use a tripod, flash, and cable release.

By the time we started to take formal pictures, we almost didn't have natural night. I couldn't spare a minute. I kept telling them "I'm sorry about rushing you", and I directed everyone like a plane was going down. They all understood why I had to rush them. I managed to get all the pictures done before it was too dark.

The reception was nice. It was a good wedding.
I shot 9 rolls of film. (9 x 36 = 324 images).

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April 22, 2006 - Santa Paula / Piru, CA

Today's Schedule
Pre-wedding shoot - Santa Paula, California 2:30pm
Wedding - Piru 4pm
Formal Shoot - Fillmore, Piru - 6:00pm
Reception - Poinsettia Pavilion, Ventura, California- 7:30pm
Job done - 11:00pm

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Wedding at Santa Paula / Piru / Fillmore

There was 20% chance of rain. It actually rained a little, but it never rained when we needed to be outside. I tell ya, when I go out for a wedding, it *almost* never rains. I have had many occasions where I drove through the rain to wedding sites and ended up shooting beautiful outdoor wedding photographs without getting wet.
People should hire me for the good luck I have with rain. :)

This was my 5th time coming to Poinsettia Pavilion for photography job. I am getting to know faces there. I can honestly say this wedding was a success. People clearly had a good time with fantastic food & entertainment.

I shot 8 rolls of film (8x36 = 288 images).

Wedding - April 8, 2006

Granada Hills / Northridge

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Customer Comment

"Thank you John for capturing our wedding day in ways that ordinary photos just couldn't have done... we definitely feel that we received a lot more than our monies worth when we chose you."
Ken and Deb Brown April 21, 2006

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