J + D | Intimate Destination Wedding Paris
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
These words from "A Moveable Feast" by Ernest Hemingway - Daniel's favorite author sums up perfectly Daniel and Janee's love and life. This world is rich of color yet could be cruel and dark sometimes. Thats why they tend to be each other light.
Hemingway was a man of the world, a globetrotter. But perhaps no city is as heavily associated with Hemingway as Paris. So for Daniel & Janee, when it comes to getting married, there is no other place like Paris. Janee & Daniel's love is amazingly intense and we were really blessed to be able to be there, capturing their big, emotional day in the beautiful Paris.
"On the evening of November 4th, 2014, election night in Arizona, I was standing on the fifth floor pool deck of the Renaissance Hotel in Phoenix. This was a place I had frequented on election nights over the past eight years. The general circumstances hadn’t changed much over the years. Some wins and lots of losses for Arizona Democrats. However, on this night one significant circumstance had changed. There was a beautiful woman standing alone on the rooftop deck. In a sea of crazy-haired, election-button-clad, white tennis shoe wearing volunteers and the new-suit-suited, laptop-clutching, 19-year-old interns, she stood out like a candle in a dark room. Little did I know, that beautiful woman would be my wife.
I am a huge Hemingway fan which is why we ultimately chose Paris, almost 100 years after Hemingway came to Paris to write some early books. We have both have a little nostalgia for this era when our grandparents were young because we both were very close with our grandparents who would tell us stories of the old days. We have one particular book quote that we really like from A Moveable Feast. Our lives are a constant contrast of darkness and light, especially due to our profession but also because of our past personal history. We tend to be each other's light in this dark world, which is why we are such a strong couple together. The quote captures this positive versus negative, darkness versus light, spring versus winter aspect of our relationship."
Wedding Photographer & Videographer: Tu Nguyen Wedding
Wedding Planner: Dreams in Paris
Photos taken with Mamiya 645 Pro TL (Film: Fuji Pro 400H), Sony A7RII & Canon 5DMkII
Filmed with 2x Sony A7SII, Zeiss 28, Zeiss 35, Samyang 85. Came-TV Single Gimbal, 2x Sirui Monopod. I chose a minimalistic approach for this film so no tripod, slider or drone involved.
Audio: 3x Zoom H1 with lav mic, Rode VideoMic Pro
Music Licensed by Songfreedom.
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