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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Marianne + Nathan || Wedding Highlight Film || The Vineyards, Simi Valley

I’ll put this out there right now — May and Nate are absolute goals. Not only is their house absolutely Pinterest-worthy, but they’re one of the cutest and sweetest couples we’ve ever had the chance to work with. It’s evident from the way they interact to the way people talk about their relationship, these two are the real thing. I’m so excited to get to share their highlight film with you all, and I hope you guys love it as much as May and Nate love each other. Cheers!

@dominique

Marianne + Nathan || Wedding Highlight Film || The Vineyards, Simi Valley, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Kathy + Ken || Wedding Highlight Film || Mon Cheri, Garden Grove

I miss Kathy and Ken. From the get go, this couple was nothing but fun and welcoming and dedicated to making sure everyone around them had a good time. Their heartwarming cards to one another in the morning also inspired literally the most waterworks I’ve ever seen at a wedding, both from the bride and the bridesmaids. Thank you guys so much for trusting us to capture your big day, and congratulations again!

@dominique

Kathy + Ken || Wedding Highlight Film || Mon Cheri, Garden Grove, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Jocely + Kevin || The Proposal || Pasadena, CA

Shooting proposals is always fun. The planning, the espionage, the anticipation — all of it culminating in one of the sweetest, purest moments in a person’s life. I got the chance to film Kevin’s proposal to Jocely this past Saturday night, and it was so heartwarming watching him, his friends, and his family prep his and Jocely’s home for the surprise. Congratulations on taking the next big step toward the rest of your life guys! Hope you love your film:D

@dominique

Jocely + Kevin || The Proposal from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Mai-Chi + Peter || Wedding Highlight Film || 32 North, San Diego

Love this wedding and couple and as I’m sitting down to write this blog post, I can’t help but feel like anything I write won’t be able to do the day justice. I could gush about Mai Chi and Peter’s beautiful venue and vows and wedding details. I could cry remembering their amazing dinner spread and how I may never eat as good a wedding meal again. I could thank them for making our jobs so easy and always being nothing but kind and warm towards us and the team. But in the end, I really think you guys would be better served watching the highlight film. Tried a couple new techniques again, hope you all like what you see:)

@dominique

Mai-Chi + Peter || Wedding Highlight Film || 32 North, San Diego, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Alyson + Cristian || Wedding Highlight Film || Wedgewood, San Clemente

It’s our first wedding of 2018 and I couldn’t have asked for a better one to kick off the new year. Cristian and Alyson made their beautiful families just a little bit bigger last weekend at the Wedgewood in San Clemente, and the day was absolutely gorgeous. Congrats you guys, and thanks for letting us be part of your special day!

-dominique

Alyson + Cristian || Wedding Highlight Film || Wedgewood, San Clemente, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Meryl + Randy || Wedding Highlight Film || Richard Nixon Library, Yorba Linda

The team had the pleasure to celebrate Meryl and Randy’s wedding at the gorgeous Nixon library last November, and we’re so excited to finally be able to share their highlight film. Randy has one of the brightest, most ready smiles we’ve ever had the pleasure of shooting, and seeing him gush over Meryl was incredibly heartwarming. Their bridal party was also super welcoming to us and made our jobs easy. Congrats you guys, and hope you love your film!

@dominique

Meryl + Randy || Wedding Highlight Film || Richard Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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2017 JustinElement Productions – Wedding Reel

Not gonna lie, I teared up a little bit putting this reel together. When you’re in the middle of the wedding season, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day process, coordinating your gear and shooters, making sure you’re getting all the shots you need, backing up all the files right away so not a single moment is missed. Getting to look back at it all, though, is a nice reminder of why we do what we do. I can’t say thank you enough to all the couples who trusted the JEP team to capture the most important days in their lives, and allowed us to be a part of their families, even if only for a few hours.

Thank you to the coordinators, venues, and fellow vendors who gave us beautiful subjects to shoot.

Thank you also to the JEP videography team, whose incredible talent is clearly evident here, and whose hard work and dedication cannot be overstated.

And finally, thank you to Justin, for giving me the opportunity to play for work, and for being the best guide/mentor/best friend anyone can ask for.

@dominique

2017 JEP Wedding Reel from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Julieann + Philip || Wedding Highlight Film || Rancho Los Lomas, Silverado

We got the chance to shoot at the gorgeous Rancho Los Lomas estate for Julieann and Philip’s wedding last month. The entire day was a dream, and the perfect wedding to end our season with. From the couple’s heartfelt vows, shared during their first look, to the violinists playing the Game of Thrones theme during cocktail hour, and everything in between, there was plenty to love about their beautiful day. Thank you Julieann and Philip for letting us share in your special day, and hope you guys love your highlight!

@dominique

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

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