Wedding Photographer | Meet Dee. It has been a hot second since I blogged and it was about time. I always think the website does a pretty good job at sharing a bit about who we are... but nothing like a blog written by us to get to know us better.
These photos are so Dee. I am always smiling or laughing; life is too short to not smile friends. Most of my favorite quotes are all over our website and read them all the time to remind me how sweet life is.
One of the questions most ask is why specialize in weddings, LifeStyle, corporate, and Branding? Why not? Dee has been a photographer for about 20 years - yes - been a long time. We enjoy capturing images no matter the genre. We specialize in people; no job is too big or too small. Dee's biggest wedding was 1200 guests and smallest 2. She tackles every job the same way; with humility and love for creating.
Dee wishes you could see all the images that come to her head including the emotions of all the weddings and sessions she's done. Picture this for a wedding - A beautiful bride in her bridal suite getting ready for her big day. All is new to her, her beautiful gown which she picked with her loved ones and is just perfect for the perfect day, the perfect location, and most importantly the perfect guy. She's asking herself if he is as nervous, excited, or calm, or full of all these new emotions as she is... and he is.. and she just wants to see him see her as a bride and see the look on his face. The ceremony starts and she knows this is it.. this is the time and that special moment she walks down that aisle, and have him see her as a bride. As she walks down the aisle she is holding on tight to her dad and when their eyes meet; she even forgets there are guests looking at her - just for a second it is her and him in that room - yes it is always magical...
this and many more reasons is why we love what we do including weddings....
I also get asked what equipment I use at weddings. I don't think the equipment makes a huge difference in the way I capture my wedding stories, but here it is.
I owned 4 bodies
2 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
2 Canon EOS R6 [ Mirrorless system ]
2 Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
1 Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II USM
2 Canon EF 50mm F/1.2L USM
2 Canon EF 85mm F/1.2L II USM
2 Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L USM
1 Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II USM
1 Canon EF 35mm F/ 1.4L II USM
1 Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
Flashes [ I am an expert in artificial light ] I am notorious for being able to light up entire buildings
6 Speedlites 600 EX II - RT
2 Speedlite Transmitters ST - E3 - RT
6 Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N
2 Godox PB820 External Flash power battery pack for Canon
Manfrotto 1004BAC 144-inch Air Cushioned Aluminum Master Light Stand with 4 sections and 3 risers - 3 pack
1. Manfrotto Pro 4 Section Aluminum Video Monopod,
6 Flash Bracket E-Type Multi-functional 4 1/4 inch Tall including Umbrella reflector holder
5 Lastolite LL LA2423 TriFlash Shoe Lock Tilt Head black
6 3 Triple cold shoe mount
5 Swivel Triple hot shoe adapter umbrella holder bracket
3 Aluminum Alloy Handhel Rig Support Rod Flash Light speedlite
1 Adjustable Padded Compartment Rollerbag for photo lighting equipment
50 SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB Compact Flash Memory Cards
50 SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB SD Flash Memory Cards
this is not the full list but this gives you an idea of what's in my bag. It also lets you know we use top of the line Canon equipment and are ready for anything on your wedding day.
A few Fun Facts about me
01 I was born in El Salvador and raised in the US [ Hablo Español ;) ]
02 I am one of 12 siblings [ which is why I'm such a sociable soul! ]
03 I've won the WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award 7 years in a row
04 Me and my [ huge!] family well most of us.. about 300+ of us live in the Washington D.C. area now.
05 I cry at every single wedding I shoot - true story! I really can't help it.
Next... one of my favorite people in the world... Juli