Jane + John || Wedding Highlight Film || Rancho Las Lomas

As beautiful as this wedding day was overall, the best part were the little moments — the deep breath Johnny took right before he said his vows, the bridesmaids comforting a nervous Jane right before the ceremony, Johnny turning to his new wife and asking if she’s having fun right before their reception grand entrance. It’s hard to capture a couple like Jane and Johnny because they’re very subtle with their affection toward each other and other people, but when you do see it, you can’t help but smile. I hope you guys love your film as much as our team enjoyed putting it together. <3 @dominique

Jane + John || Wedding Highlight Film || Rancho Los Lomas, Silverado, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Michelle + Chad || Wedding Highlight Film || Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim

It’s cliche to say it was a dream come true shooting a Disneyland wedding, but it absolutely was. Seeing Mickey and Minnie dance, partying to the Wreck It Ralph theme song, and having a lightsaber exit instead of a sparkler exit — I couldn’t help but cry! Thank you Shelly and Chad for allowing us to shoot your amazing wedding, and hope you guys love your video!

@dominique

Michelle + Chad || Wedding Highlight Film || Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Linda + Lawrence || Wedding Highlight Film || Vintage Rose, Tustin

Lawrence and Linda definitely had one of the most heartwarming weddings I’ve gotten to shoot in a while. You know how sometimes you meet those couples whose energy is just so fun and contagious and authentic — like you can feel them enjoying each other’s company and lighting up each other’s lives and everyone else they come in contact with. That was Lo and Linda 1000000%, and I’m so excited to show you guys what kind of shenanigans they got into on their wedding day. Hope you guys like the film!

@dominique

Linda + Lawrence || Wedding Highlight Film || The Vintage Rose, Tustin, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Tammy + Rom || Same Day Edit Wedding Highlight Film || Franciscan Gardens, San Juan Capistrano

It’s always fun and a little bit frightening to shoot a fellow vendor’s wedding. On the one hand they’ve understand and appreciate all the hard work that goes into making a wedding run smoothly. On the other, they’ve seen EVERYTHING, and so are not easy to impress. We’ve worked with Tammy at a bunch of weddings in the past, and thankfully for us, she and Rom made our jobs super easy. The whole day they were both just really goofy and down to earth, from Tammy breaking into couture contortionist poses during her bridal solos to their final romantics when Rom pretended (poorly) to use Tammy’s hair styling tools. Their Same Day Edit was one of the easiest and most painless for me to put together thanks to my super hard working team, and I hope you guys love it too!

@dominique

Coordinated by Love Anne Joy

Tammy + Rom || Same Day Edit Wedding Highlight Film || Franciscan Gardens, San Juan Capistrano, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Lucy + Wilson || Wedding Highlight Film || Royalton Riviera, Cancun

Earlier this month we traveled to Cancun for Lucy and Wilson’s third wedding. Seriously, the week before they had two receptions. But we were so lucky to share their big celebration in Mexico. In their highlight you’ll find the gorgeous Royalton Riviera hotel, a catamaran excursion, and more drone shots than we know what to do with. Thanks Lucy and Wilson for welcoming us into your lives, and hope you guys love your highlight!

@dominique

Lucy + Wilson || Wedding Highlight Film || Royalton Riviera, Cancun, MX from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Kristine + Ian || Same Day Edit Wedding Highlight Film || Segerstrom Center for the Arts

There’s plenty to talk about for yesterday’s Same Day Edit, but these were the most meaningful for me: one, how hard my team worked to put the day together, and how sweet the groom’s reaction was seeing the bride walk down the stairs. Same Day Edits are a special kind of beast because they require shooters to step into different shoes. Not only do they have to worry about capturing their own shots, but they have to also be aware of the day’s timeline, audio, lighting, and most of all, the best positioning to best capture the day’s events. Things I normally take care of in my more “directorly” role, they now have to share the responsibility for. And I am immensely proud of how well they did and of the final film we were able to produce.

The result is the video below, filled with plenty of beautiful shots and moments I couldn’t help but smile over when I got the clips in for editing. Again, my favorite was seeing Ian’s face light up as Kristine made her gorgeous descent down the Segerstrom staircase.

Kristine and Ian, it was an absolute pleasure getting to capture your big day, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity and hope you guys love your film:D

@dominique

Kristine + Ian || Same Day Edit Wedding Highlight Film || Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Tina + Hilton || Wedding Highlight Film || Four Seasons, Ko Olina

Every so often we’re blessed to shoot a couple who feels like family. Fellow weeaboos after our own hearts, we actually ran into Tina and Hilton the week before their wedding at Anime Expo. But from their engagement session all the way through their wedding, Tina and Hilton have been nothing but warm and just all around amazing toward us. It was a pleasure getting to shoot their wedding, and even more of a pleasure getting to mosh along with them to 2000s pop punk during the reception! Looking forward to more adventures with them and the kids in the future. Congratulations again you guys, and hope you love your film!

@dominique

Tina + Hilton || Wedding Highlight Film || Four Seasons, Ko Olina, Oahu from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Cristina + Michael || Wedding Highlight Film || El Adobe, San Juan Capistrano

Hands down, Cristina and Michael had the best first look we’ve shot ever. With their wedding at the El Adobe Casita right down the street from the San Juan Capistrano train station, Cristina and Michael had the genius idea of using the train as the big dramatic obstacle keeping them from seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day. And it turned out absolutely beautifully. The whole day was pretty amazing, but I hope just by watching their highlight you’ll see why the first look made their wedding all the more special. Hope you guys love your film, please enjoy!

@dominique

Cristina + Michael || Wedding Highlight Film || El Adobe, San Juan Capistrano, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Marianne + Nathaniel || Artistic Feature Film || The Vineyards, Simi Valley

One of the nice things about doing longer edits is you really get to know the couple and their family more. You sit with the footage, pore over speeches over and over trying to get the best sound bytes, think about the best ways to tell their individual stories. For Marianne and Nathan, everyone made my job super easy. From May’s sister’s amazing definition of a soulmate as someone who helps you become the best you, to the best man’s reminder that marriage isn’t so much about finding the right partner as being the right partner, there were plenty of heartfelt moments that made this wedding just such a huge pleasure to work with. Congrats again May and Nate, and thank you for inviting us to share in your special day!

@dominique

Marianne + Nathaniel || Artistic Feature Film || The Vineyards, Simi Valley from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Fressa + Coy || Wedding Highlight Film || Fullerton

I can’t get over how fun this wedding was. From the beginning of the day, both Fressa and Coy weren’t afraid to be dorky and true to themselves and that sense of fun permeated throughout the whole wedding. You’ll especially see it in their amazing choreographed first dance, as well as the pump it up and dance games they had their guests play at the end of the night which had the whole room laughing and screaming. Congrats Fressa and Coy, and thanks again for letting us capture your big day. Hope you guys love your film!

@dominique

Fressa + Coy || Wedding Highlight Film || Fullerton Community Center, Fullerton, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Paula + Joshua || Wedding Highlight Film || Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

First things first, this sermon was probably one of the best I’ve ever heard at a wedding. It’s true, nothing brings people together better than food, and there’s probably no better way to fall in love than when you’re both elbow deep in garlic butter from Boiling Crab. We shot Paula and Josh’s wedding before we left from Cambodia and it’s a pleasure to finally be able to upload it now. Hope you guys love your video, and thanks again for letting us share your beautiful day!

@dominique

Paula + Josh || Wedding Highlight Film || Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Tracy + Huan || Wedding Highlight Film || Heritage Museum, Santa Ana

Hello from Cambodia! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks ending out a crazy busy month of work, but I finally have a second to sit down and blog and I’m stoked to start sharing new work. First up is Tracy and Huan’s highlight from a couple weeks back. These two were super sweet and happy throughout the whole 12 or so hour day, from tea ceremony to their adorable lip sync battle to last dance. Congratulations again you guys and hope you guys love your film!

@dominique

Tracy + Huan || Wedding Highlight Film || Heritage Museum, Santa Ana, CA — licensed from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Borany + Edwin || Same Day Edit Wedding Highlight || Siem Reap, Cambodia

When Bo and Eddy hired us to do their wedding in Cambodia, Bo was adamant about making sure our team had fun and enjoyed the culture and history of her country. Over the last week and the next few days still Bo and Eddy and her family and friends took hosted and took care of us with the highest level of hospitality. Each day and night we were filled with love and laughter and amazing moments and memories and I couldn’t think of a better gift then covering small pieces of footage and putting it together at their reception night. Thank you so much for having us and I can’t wait for more adventures. I hope you love this little piece of film and can remember your day through our eyes a little. More photos coming soon! Please enjoy!

@justinelement

Borany + Edwin || Wedding Highlight Film || Siem Reap, Cambodia from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Madalena + AJ || Wedding Highlight Film || Catalina View Gardens

This wedding was a fun one for sure, full of sentimental quirks like handwritten notes on vinyl albums. Madalena and AJ threw their super stylish soiree at the Catalina View Gardens in Palos Verdes and we made sure to pull out all the stops — super 8mm effects, timelapses, drones, match cuts, you name it! It’s been a while since I’ve edited in this style, but Madelena and AJ were definitel the perfect couple to bring it back. Thanks so much for letting us be a part of your day, and hope you guys love your film!:)

@dominique

Madalena + AJ || Wedding Highlight Film || Catalina View Gardens, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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