Sunday, May 29, 2011

Teaser Trailer

Here's a teaser trailer I created for Allison and Jameson from their wedding reception last night. I have so much footage to go through before I send them a 3 to 4 minute video clip. We had so much fun last night I don't even know where to begin. I look forward to sharing some great stories about this wedding very soon, so come back to see more fun videos! - Jessie Garcia

Monday, May 23, 2011

How'd you take those photos?

 Hey everyone, after receiving a few comments through Facebook and email I thought I'd share how I had the photo at the top of this blog taken. I've been wanting to have some professional shots taken for my business so I brought the subject up with my Father-in-Law Joe Homsy who is an awesome wedding and event photographer. Although he does not have an actual studio, he told me to bring my gear over and he'd figure something out. Well low and behold, I walk into his garage and I see a makeshift studio with his Canon EOS 5D on a tripod and some lighting with a background propped up with some clips.

After taking a handful of great shots, he took a few of the best ones and did some editing in Photoshop

After a few adjustments with some back lighting and flash, here are the results. I am always so amazed at how creative he is, and how the smallest adjustments make a HUGE impact on how photos turn out. Thanks again Joe : )
- Jessie Garcia

Saturday, May 21, 2011

How much wine per table?

After meeting with a client of mine for an upcoming wedding, he raised a question I didn't know how to immediately answer. His question was "How much wine should I order for each table?". Being that I was accompanied by my colleague and special events director Brian Hall, he took notes and we discussed and did research that night. Here is what we found:

Recommendations for wine bottles per table

A bottle of wine fills 3-5 glasses depending on how much guests pour 
* If you have equal wine and beer drinkers you may only need 2-3 bottles per table
* Guests tend to drink a higher quantity of red wine vs. white wine.
* Guests tend to leave drinks or sit them down and forget them which can lead to an average of 5-6 glasses per person
You can find more helpful information on these two sites

Hope this helps!
- Jessie Garcia

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wedding season in full swing

Wow, just returned from an amazing vacation with my wife Sara and our 2 year old Evan. It was so nice to get away for 7 days and just relax! Oh yeah, where did we go? Maui, celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. We haven't been back since the wedding, way too long! Thanks to my in-laws, we stayed at their condo located in Wailea, sooo nice!
Although I've had several weddings and corporate events this year already, I feel like wedding season is now getting into full swing for me. I just met with the groom for my upcoming event which is May 28th. He's really excited and is looking forward to a great reception. I met him a few years back after DJing his sister Joanne's wedding. I'm now offering a lot more since Joanne's big day, Jameson and Allison are going for a custom package which includes a photobooth and a videogram booth aside from music. I look forward to sharing new video with you shortly after the wedding!
-Jessie Garcia