July 31, 2008

Crystal & Jimmy - 6.27.2008 - Curacao



















































































































This is the first time I've ever been to Curacao. I did not know it even existed until they called asking if I was willing to travel there. I almost asked them what part of California Curacao was in :).

Now time for the Thank you's. First and most importantly, a big THANK YOU to Heather Waraksa, who to this day I have yet to meet, who referred me over to them. Secondly, much thanks to Crystal & Jimmy for having me out and for having such a great wedding. And finally a big shout out to my friend Brion Hopkins who flew all the way from LA to come and hang and shoot.

In less than a week, I get on a plane to go shoot the 3rd international destination wedding of the year for Nicole & Ian's tea ceremony in France.

You can view the whole event and order prints HERE.

8 comments:

Crystal and Jimmy said...

ALL the pictures are beautiful! Thanks Jonathan for capturing our wedding in Curacao on film for US, our Family and our Friends to cherish. :)

allison said...

this wedding is awesome with a capitol A.

that last shot... is a-maz-ing. I can't get over it.

Rebekah said...

Jonathan-

I genuinely adore your work. No tricks, no "actions", no funkadelic poses or angles. Just damn good photography.

I love the emotions you've caught in so many pictures. The details, the bride and groom shots.

It all just screams your style. And it's beautiful!

Jonathan Canlas said...

Crystal & Jimmy - Thank you again for having me out. What a blast it was. And obviously, by the dancing shots, everyone can tell how freaking awesome it was to be there...

Allison - Ok, so that last shot, 30 second exposure! First time EVER. Brion Hopkins was with me and he was like, lets shoot F/8...I was like, uh, its PITCH BLACK outside! He had his 5D and did a test shot to show me and it BLEW MY MIND. So, he can do it on digital, I tried it on film...AND IT WORKED!!! Thanks Mr. Hopkins.

Rebekah - wurd to the thurd. wurd.

Jonathan Canlas said...

And Rebekah, one more thing, I will admit this and I think it is to a fault for me but I can not see past my viewfinder. It really boggles my mind all the pre-visualization other digital folks do who do use the "actions" etc. Everything I do is so deliberate. I can't just take a photo and think, ah, I'll fix that later. Just can't, and again, it might be to a fault.

Paul Gero said...

Jonathan...

great stuff...as per your usual..

glad you got the blog working again...i had canlas blog withdrawl ;-)!

best,

Paul

Brion Hopkins said...

Dollar, Dollar, Dollar! Dude, you killed that wedding! Great couple and thanks again for letting me hang! You did a mind blowing job my friend!

Rebekah said...

I think it's a strength! To not see past the viewfinder....to "get the shot" in literally ONE shot.

That's awesome!