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Best of Choco Studio 2010 – Behind the Scenes!

 

We want to continue our Best of Choco Studio posts with a Behind the Scenes look at how some of our favorite 2010 images were created. Just remember that these are professionals at work i.e. don’t try this at home! :)

Next to each photograph you’ll also see a link which will take you to the images created during that session.

 

Thank you to Albert, the groom, who could not bare seeing our spare camera just laying on the floor not being used for taking this awesome picture of us at work! View Megan and Albert’s wedding at The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus.

San Francisco wedding photographer in Palace Hotel

 

Waiting for the bride at The Sebastiani Vineyard wedding:

San Francisco wedding photographer at a winery wedding

 

An engagement session at Lake Tahoe in part one and part two:

San Francisco wedding photographer shooting in Tahoe

 

On this day I had the task of making sure that no one gets run over by a car, but I just had to sneak in this one shot! Lorena and George’s wedding at Harding Park and Four Seas Restaurant.

San Francisco wedding photographer on the streets of Chinatown

 

Photographing the gorgeous bouquet at Becca and Anil’s wedding at Hans Fahden:

Taking pictures of details

 

Grace and David’s wedding preparations at the Freedom Hall Gardens:

San Francisco wedding photographer photographing bridal preparation

 

I swear I’m not sleeping in this one! Just trying to get a better angle on those flowers :) Melissa and Arvin’s wedding at the Silver Creek Valley Country Club:

San Francisco wedding photographer taking pictures of flowers

 

Sometimes, you’ll find us all pressed up against the wall:

San Francisco wedding photographer taking pictures of bridal preparation

 

This one makes me laugh every time I see it. I guess Mike really wanted to get out of my shot and was running really, really fast :) So fast he wasn’t touching the ground! Barbara and Carlos’ vintage-inspired engagement session:

San Francisco wedding photographer is shooting an engagement session

 

Shooting with prime (fixed focal length) lenses has its downsides – you have to walk to zoom in and out. Or you can just lay down :)

San Francisco wedding photographer at a wedding

 

What do you do when the best angle is from under the bushes? Crawl right under them! Whitney and Mike’s wedding at the Vine Hill House:

San Francisco wedding photographer in Sebastopol

 

And here’s the resulting image:

Vine Hill House Wedding in Sebastopol

 

During a Trash the Dress session in Mexico:

San Francisco wedding photographer shooting destination wedding in Mexico

 

On the beach in front of Crissy Fields in San Francisco:

San Francisco wedding photographer taking pictures during Engagement Session

 

Also at Megan and Albert’s wedding:

San Francisco wedding photographer taking pictures of bride and groom portraits

 

And here’s what Mike got:

Neiman Marcus Rotunda wedding

 

San Francisco wedding photographer behind the scenes

 

San Francisco wedding photographer on location

 

No wedding details will go undocumented – even if it means we need to shoot directly up or down :) You can see the resulting image in Kacie and Jon’s wedding:

San Francisco wedding photographer behind the scenes pictures

 

Here’s the shot that Mike got:
Uc Berkele Ccampanile wedding

 

San Francisco wedding photographer at a winery wedding

 

More fun moments at Becca and Anil’s wedding:

San Francisco wedding photographer on the job

 

San Francisco wedding photographer at an outdoor wedding

 

Mike during one super cold and during one super hot portrait session:

San Francisco wedding photographer shooting on location

 

This is one of my favorites – I love how Mike is just laying there on the side of the road! You can view Laura and David’s Santa Cruz engagement session here:

San Francisco wedding photographer during an Engagement Session

 

Here is a link to the Behind the Scenes from last year if you’d like to see more!

Nat

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May 27, 2011 - 9:06 am

Rachel Tatem - It is great to see behind the scenes with other photographers. At times I get some ridiculous looks at the positions I put myself in to get the right angle… glad to see proof that I am not alone in looking silly at times

May 21, 2011 - 8:17 am

Madelein - Love these! Super fun to see.

May 21, 2011 - 8:16 am

Vladimir - Guys you are awesome to get down and dirty in your work :)

May 21, 2011 - 8:05 am

Larisa - These are so cool!

May 21, 2011 - 7:55 am

Stefan P - Awesome!

May 21, 2011 - 7:55 am

Zahra - I love this! thanks for sharing!

May 21, 2011 - 7:51 am

Chandara - This is so great you guys! Love the behind the scenes captures and I love it even more that you can work your magic in shorts & flip flops!

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