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Before I get into my post, if anyone is reading this today and you haven’t done so:  VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!


I am REALLY behind on these blog posts, so bear with me.  You’ll probably see a bunch spring up out of nowhere over the next few days.

One of the great things about being in the same demographic as many of our clients is that we get to photograph the weddings of people we know personally.   I have known Veronica since middle school and was very honored that they chose DCPG to be a part of her and Dionne’s beautiful wedding.   The happy couple officially tied the knot over in California (kudos on that, CA Supreme Court!) earlier this year, but wanted a hometown celebration.

What I loved most about their wedding was how personal and non-traditional every single aspect was:  the legions of family and friends doing setup/cleanup/decor, the guest-provided potluck dinner (which, btw, was ridiculously delicious) instead of catering, having V and D’s dog Heinz as part of the wedding party,  the sweet matching Chucks and gradient barongs,  and of course the many many heartfelt speeches given during the toast.  Looking at the below pics, you’d never guess it was extremely cold and blustery outside – the sheer amount of love and warmth between the happy couple and their loved ones made the weather that much more bearable 🙂

We also got to run our super fun Instant Memories photobooth, which was a big hit.   Emer Lunasin, whom DCPG always hearts, was the DJ & emcee.  I believe P&P did the videography – they were super nice and very sharp dressers 🙂 I’d also like to give a huge thanks to Leo Luong for being the 3rd shooter in my absence and Rina for helping Mendell and I run the craziness that is the photobooth.  Veronica + Dionne were really sweet, laid back clients who told us that they trusted our work and all they really wanted was a good jumping shot.  Can’t beat that!  Here are the nice words they sent us post-wedding:

We cannot say thank you enough.  We hope you all had just as much fun as we did despite the subzero wind.  My friends are still talking about it.  We’re still glowing.

The guest book was amazing, funny, and heart felt.  You guys were crazy fun.
I’m referring DCPG to everyone I come across.
That is it for today, kids.  Congrats again to Dionne + Veronica!! Much love and blessings to you both!

– Cies