Studio news 09.01.2011
Well, we did it. We rebranded. Although this may seem like we’re just throwing this on you, Lord knows most of us are not fans of change. BUT, Rico and I have been working on this rebrand for MONTHS and we are so happy to finally be able to show you (we did all the design ourselves…Rico is a genius don’t you think?)! I feel like we just gave birth to our first child (I know, I’m weird) so as all new parents like to do, we just had to share. Also, an order of business. We will be leaving this blog up for a little while but since the link has changed to our new blog we won’t be updating here. To continue to check in on Mondays with us, please use http://studiocastillero.com/blog from now on. Ok, so with that said, head on over to the new website and give it a look…I think you’ll be pleased, we sure are. Also, a big thank you to you all for being a big part of our development as artists and in our style of photography…we wouldn’t have known who we are without you! Muah!
Well here we are again, our Monday “meeting place.” Just you and me and the rad couple we’re posting. How was your weekend? Did you miss me? I thought so. Rico and I had one wedding this weekend that kicked some major wedding ass if you ask me. Go view the glimpse HERE and you’ll see what I mean. mmm…mmmm…mmm.
And with that I’ll keep this short, BUT not before I tell you about Jen and Jaron. When these two first emailed saying they found us on Green Wedding Shoes
, I KNEW it was going to be a good one. Then we met them for their engagement session and it sealed the deal, head over heels for these two, head over heels. They were married at Happy Trails Catering in Pasadena and man was it a good one.Complete with parking in alleys, pushing our way through CROWDS of hipsters (seriously like 1000s), shooting in front of the mac store, and jumping off walls. They played games, danced awkwardly (word up father/daughter dance), and sang/played in their own wedding band. To top it all off they gave us a mix of songs they recorded together that kept us entertained on the drive home. Jen and Jaron, are you for real? People like you do not come along that often so you know what that means…you’re stuck with us for a LONG TIME. Thank you for being awesome and fun, AND for having such impeccable taste. Muah!
Guess what??? Rico and I had the day off yesterday! I know, monumental. So that means I only needed ONE cup of coffee this morning to go along with my blueberry soy milk smoothie and my pickled beets (breakfast of champions). Rico and I had such a special weekend, with an engagement session of a couple of triathletes and a wedding of two of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. So I’m feeling good and ready for what this week holds, first of which is sharing a couple who is very near to my heart.
HOWEVER, before that I have a little propostion for you all. I have been getting a lot of emails lately from current and aspiring photographers asking questions about photography. I love all your questions and I love that you’re reaching out, it just takes me a little while to respond sometimes because my inbox is crazy… a dark place that inbox. A few years ago a photographer I love offered a little meet up at a coffee shop here in San Diego which we attended and the relationships and knowledge that came out of it were invaluable. Since that helped us so much, I thought I’d offer the same. SOOOOOO, not sure there is even anyone interested, but I’m thinking of scheduling a meet up for sometime in the next two weeks on a weeknight at a coffee shop just to meet, hang out, answer any questions. I want to keep it somewhat small so if you’re interested send me an email to email@example.com and the first 6 people/couples who respond will receive the details of the meet up. Sound good? do it now. boom.
And with that I give you the FANTASTIC Luca and Carly. Oh man, these two…I love them. Luca is a good friend of mine from college in SLO. I have such fond memories of too much nutella on french bread, MANY nights at Garappolo’s, hours of excel accounting homework bashing, and eating pasta in the middle of the night. They were married at the San Luis Obispo Mission on a rainy day in June. It was beautiful, the food was amazing (Luca is from Italy and has quite the taste for good Italian food), the details were exactly “them”, and the day went off without a hitch..even with the rain. Luca, you are such a sweet part of my college experience and I don’t know what it would have been like without you. Carly, I have only met you recently but I must say, I adore you just as much…the two of you are a prime pair and I couldn’t have picked someone better for Luca. Next time we’re in town we must get together for some wine tasting and nutella..yes, mmmmmmm. In the meantime, enjoy! xoxo