Stacey + Jason || Wedding Highlight Film || The Grand, Long Beach

There’s so much I love about this film, I don’t even know where to begin. I love the tarot card stop motion ring shot. I love the closeup of Jay hugging his parents during ceremony. I love the bridesmaids clapping and gassing up the bride during her photo session. I love how perfect and happy Stacey and Jason look during their first dance.

This entire wedding was absolutely perfect and I really hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did. Congratulations Stacey and Jason, thank you so much for bringing us along for your special day. It was our pleasure to shoot. <3 @dominique

Stacey + Jason || Wedding Highlight Film || The Grand, Long Beach, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Lauren + Paul || Wedding Highlight Film || Summit House, Fullerton

We had the pleasure of partying Thanksgiving weekend with the newly married Lauren and Paul Carcano at the Summit House in Fullerton. All throughout the day, our couple was nothing but warm and welcoming and it made our jobs just so easy and pleasant. The wedding itself of course, was super fun too, especially Lauren’s mom’s special “lullaby” which she graciously re-enacted for everyone during the reception, and which you can catch a glimpse of here. Thank you Lauren and Paul for letting us document your special day and congratulations guys!

@dominique

Lauren + Paul || Wedding Highlight Film || Summit House, Fullerton from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Trina + Alan || Wedding Highlight Film || Long Beach, CA

It’s very exciting to be so close to the end of the year. Looking back and seeing how much our team has grown and learned is just so encouraging. Things that happened only with maximum effort and constant reminders now just happen, and happen well. Alan and Trina’s wedding was no exception. That, and the fact that I love the song the couple chose, made this edit a breeze. Hope you guys like it too:)Enjoy!

@dominique

Trina + Alan || Wedding Highlight Film || Skylinks, Long Beach, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Mae + Ejay || Wedding Highlight Film || Castle Green, Pasadena

We got to shoot Mae and Ejay’s super wedding out in Pasadena last weekend. Kudos to these two for trekking it through the weirdly warm October sun, we ended up with tons of beautiful shots because of it! Thank you guys for allowing us to capture your big day and hope you love your film!

@justinelement

Mae + Ejay || Wedding Highlight Film || Castle Green, Pasadena, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Cambodia || JEP Travels

Earlier this year, Justin, Earl, and I got to take venture out to Siem Reap, Cambodia for Bo and Eddie’s weeklong wedding. It was by far the most immersive trip any of us had ever been on with some of the coolest people we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Here’s just a little snippet of all our jungle-y shenanigans, hope you guys enjoy:)

@dominique

Cambodia JEP Travel Video — May 2018 from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Danelle + Brian || Same Day Edit Wedding Highlight Film || Pasea, Huntington Beach

I’ve already gushed a million times but I can’t say enough how much I love this video. Not only are Danelle and Brian total sweethearts but their venues were also absolutely gorgeous and gave us plenty of pretty things to play with. What I’m most proud of though is the Justin Element team. The past six years have been filled with growth, challenges, and learning experiences, and by the end of this wedding, I was just overcome with this amazing sense of accomplishment. The team did such a good job and Justin pulled off a couple amazing boss things and it was just so fulfilling. Thank you everyone for making this same day edit the beautiful thing that it is <3 @dominique

Danelle + Brian || Same Day Edit Wedding Highlight Film || Pasea, Huntington Beach, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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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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