Sydney and Ben – Be Still

Love, sweet moments, excitement, and a dad who jams with the band. Check out the video below!

Sydney and Ben – Be Still from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

Planner: A Diamond Affair www.adiamondaffair.com
Video: The Brides and the Bees www.thebridesandthebees.com
Location: Four Seasons Westlake Village

Tammy AND Seth – Vietnam Honeymoon

Tammy AND Seth – Vietnam Honeymoon from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

Seth and Tammy were married at the 2014 Grammy Awards during a Mackelmore performance of Same Love.
They were kind enough to invite me to Vietnam to document their honeymoon experience.
Congratulations and many thanks Seth and Tammy! I'll never forget it!

Siebold Pictures
www.thebridesandthebees.com
Seth Grabel Magic
http://www.sethgrabelmagic.com
Las Vegas Womens Magazine
http://www.lvwomanmagazine.com

Melissa AND Chris – No Matter Where You Are

Melissa and Chris – No Matter Where You Are from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

These two are adorable:)

Music By: Us The Duo
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/us-the-duo/id869399045

Video: The Brides and the Bees www.thebridesandthebees.com
Photo: The Big Affair Photography www.thebigaffair.com
Planner: Nessa Events – www.nessaevents.com
Ceremony/Reception Location: www.thesunsetrestaurant.com

A peek – Destination Wedding – Dreams Riviera Cancun Mexico

Lilian and Cesar – White Dress

Lilian and Cesar – White Dress from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

This wedding was shot on the rainiest day of the last 2 years in Los Angeles. Lilian and Cesar were troopers! They were not going to let a little rain ruin their day:)

They had a constant rotation of live music during their reception – some truly amazing musicians!

Reception: Brandview Ballroom in Pasadena
DJ: DJ Oscar
Mariachi: La Teuileras
Live Band: Los de la Banda

The Album

Tami AND Jonathan – Unconditionally

Photo+Video: www.thebridesandthebees.com
Location: Serendipity Gardens

Music:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/katy-perry/id64387566

Laura AND Nate – Next To You

Photos by: http://828-studios.com/wordpress/
Video by: http://www.thebridesandthebees.com

Arlene and Cameron – My Love For Evermore

Shot at The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA

Photos+Video: www.thebridesandthebees.com
Planner: www.rebelbelleweddings.com

Marlene AND Mark – Just the Way You Are

Photography by: http://www.yairhaim.com
Planner: Alexandra Bishay
Hotel: Embassy Suites
Reception: Anoush Ballroom
Flowers By: Anna Yousepian
Wedding Cake: Portos Bakery

Support the musical artist: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/doo-wops-hooligans/id576654788

Simone and Woodrow – Good Life

Simone and Woodrow – Good Life from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

Shot at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, CA

www.thebridesandthebees.com

Kim Curry Goldsby - October 4, 2013 - 11:29 pm

This is great! Memories to treasure forever! Love you both, Mama

Yasmina and Kais – Habibi Ya Nour El Ain

Yasmina and Kais – Habibi Ya Nour El Ain from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

Hotel: Terranea Resort Hotel
Location: Trump National Golf Club

www.thebridesandthebees.com

Nasrin AND Blaine – You Make Me Feel So Young

Nasrin and Blaine – You Make Me Feel So Young from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

Shot at a private estate

Photo+Video: www.thebridesandthebees.com
Planner: Passionate4Planning / Chic Classic Couture Events

Ericka AND Paul – Wild Blood

Ericka and Paul – Wild Blood from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

Photography: http://www.michellecastrophotography.com/
Planner: http://www.popthechampagneevents.com
Videography: http://www.thebridesandthebees.com
Location: Wayfarers Chapel

Aurora and Krikor

Ari and Krikor – Halo from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

Holy smokes! This was a PARTY from the moment we arrived!
What a cool couple. Ari and Krikor are exactly what we love about weddings… great people, great family and friends, and ready to have fun!
Thank you for being so kind and gracious towards us. We had a blast!
Congratulations!:)

Planning: A Diamond Affair www.adiamondaffair.com
Make Up – The Make Up Spot Studio in North Hollywood
Florist: Garden of Kisses
Cake: Portos Bakery
Dress: Enzoani
Photo and Video: The Brides and the Bees www.thebridesandthebees.com

Roslyn and Paul – Two Drops in the Ocean

I love these guys! I was so glad to be able to shoot photos for Roslyn and Paul's wedding. They've been great friends of mine for a couple of years now;) I wanted to try something a little bit different for them, so I brought a new crew member out to play with some video equipment on his own for his first wedding shoot with us. Thanks for being adventurous, guys!

Music By: 311 "Two Drops in the Ocean"
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uplifter/id314665945

Lauren AND Manny

Andrea and Simon – Engagement

Roslyn AND Paul – Married!

Jordan AND Jeremy – Still Into You

Jordan AND Jeremy – Still Into You from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

Jordan AND Jeremy are all around awesome people. Always laughing and being SO sweet to their children. Seeing their interactions with their kids tells me just how lucky they all are to have each other. As of April 13, 2013 they are all *officially* family.:)

Music By: Paramore – Still Into You
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/paramore/id593146366

Vendors:
Coordinator: Janet Argoti
Photography: Tec Photography
Hair and Make Up: La Vie Salon
Location: Beverly Garland Hotel in North Hollywood
Video: www.thebridesandthebees.com

Jordan Sofia Gomez - April 28, 2013 - 7:30 am

I can't stop watching it!!! PERFECT

Joey Espina - April 28, 2013 - 7:48 am

warren's awesome, such a character

Jordan Sofia Gomez - April 28, 2013 - 8:19 am

Melissa Vizcarra

Ammie Elizalde - April 28, 2013 - 8:31 am

It's awesome. Xoxo

Jordan Sofia Gomez - April 28, 2013 - 8:42 am

Seriously!! Can't stop watching!!!

Christine Mott-Butler - April 28, 2013 - 10:09 am

Absolutely beautiful!

Patty N Manny - April 28, 2013 - 2:20 pm

I love this!!

Vivian Santillan - April 28, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Beautifully done, amazing video to a beautiful event.

Tiffany Lamb - April 28, 2013 - 3:16 pm

That was adorable! I loved your sons dancing

Cheryl Sannes - April 28, 2013 - 3:41 pm

I LOVED it!

Jennifer Rosales - April 28, 2013 - 3:44 pm

That is awesome!!! Loved it! & you looked amazing;-)

Anna Madatyan Van Hoek - April 28, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Great video.

Mickey Sofia - April 28, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Jordan, just simply beautiful. You all look so very happy. Congrats. Love Bill & Mickey Sofia.

Mickey Sofia - April 28, 2013 - 8:30 pm

This was simply beautiful – you all look very happy – congrats. Love Bill & Mickey Jackie Sofia

Irene Castellanos Robles - April 29, 2013 - 8:50 pm

Wow, Jordan this is absolutely awesome. LOVE IT!!!! :D

Michelle Larkins Pinto - May 1, 2013 - 1:31 am

my favorite part of this video is when Jeremy wipes his eyes as he watches you walk down the aisle!

Michelle Larkins Pinto - May 1, 2013 - 1:31 am

and the family dance!!!!

Claudia Clemons - May 1, 2013 - 1:48 am

Those are my favorite parts too!!!
Xoxo

Maria Enos - May 2, 2013 - 8:44 pm

Loved it!!!!! It was so well done!!!!

Tami and Jon

Regina and Edward – Suspension

Regina and Edward – Suspension from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

Regina and Edward were married on March 16, 2013

Song by: Mae – Suspension
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-everglow/id51097405

Vendors:
Decorations and Planning: Passionate4Planning
Photography: Lisa Webb Photography
Location: California Country Club

Percy Gerardo Campos Carrion - March 31, 2013 - 6:04 am

Buena primo…..

Maritere Melendez Mantilla - March 31, 2013 - 9:19 pm

Unforgettable event! Congratulations and lord blessings for you both and the family you start! Hugs & kisses!

Patrick Pattie Taesali - April 4, 2013 - 4:59 am

Beautiful Couple…Beautiful Wedding! So happy to have been part of your special day!

Our 12×12 Photo Album

The Brides and the Bees – The Album from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

The Brides and the Bees offers a 12×12 Album with a 30 page/60 side spread. All albums are uniquely designed for every couple!

Music by: Givers
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/givers/id432610794

Jasmine and Tom – Wedding

Jasmine Coppin - May 20, 2013 - 11:11 pm

Steve you did such an amazing job on our wedding. I'm so honored you were our photographer! Thank you so much!

Cherie McDierkson - February 25, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Wow.

Kimberly Ransom - February 25, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Beautiful! Wow! Looks amazing!! :)

Congratulations Jasmine and Tom!

Married Feb 2, 2013 – More to come!:)

Jasmine and Tom – Engagement

Brittany and Jaylen Ceremony Bridal Party Dance In

We’ve been getting a lot of comments on the Brittany and Jaylen highlights video, and some of you wanted to see a little bit more of the ceremony. Brittany and Jaylen were quite enthusiastic about sharing a little piece of their day! As you can imagine, there was A LOT of action and we had to think quickly as a 3 man team to capture it all!

Enjoy and share with your friends!:)

Location: Los Verdes Golf Course in Palos Verdes, CA
Wedding Planner: Laura & Gary @ www.adiamondaffair.com

Milly and Flavio – Telling the World

Milly and Flavio – Telling The World from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

Congratulations Milly and Flavio!

Music By: Taio Cruz – Telling The World

Venue: The Castaway – Burbank, CA

Elisa and Joe – Married at the Cicada Club in Downtown Los Angeles

Brittany and Jaylen – Without You

Brittany and Jaylen – Without You from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

The best thing about doing what we do is capturing genuine reactions that you can’t fake.

Brittany and Jaylen… you can’t fake this kind of happiness. Over the last year, I got to know these two on a more personal level. It was an honor to to be let into their lives. Along that year, I’ve learned a little something about them…

These two truly love each other.

As I was putting this piece together, I thought back at the times we sat around a table and went over the game plan, both for their engagement video and their wedding video. There were always these funny subtle queues about them that hinted on how deep the love goes. Always sweet to each other, always supporting each other, always surprising each other. My favorite example is when Jaylen started an argument over leaving the computer on to get Brittany to leave the room so that he could tell me a secret plan he had… he was going to sing to her on the day of their wedding.

What can I say? I’m a sucker for a love story…

Their friends sang and danced the ceremony in to Bruno Mars Marry You ( Engagement Video ), the Afghan American reception, the decor, the garter toss flash mob dance off , etc etc… You’ll just have to watch!

Congratulations Brittany and Jaylen!

Thank you for trusting and supporting the vision;)

Location: Los Verdes Golf Course in Palos Verdes, CA
Wedding Planner: Laura & Gary @ www.adiamondaffair.com
Live fusion band: www.11hentertainment.com
Photographers: www.callawaygable.com
Photo Booth: www.smileloungephotobooth.com/
Videographers: www.thebridesandthebees.com

LosverdesGolf Palosverdes - October 24, 2012 - 10:40 pm

Great working with you! This is so great! Looking forward to working with you again in the near future.

Congratulations to our TWO newest newleyweds!

Brittany and Jaylen

Jo and Porfirio

Congratulations to you all!

Individual details to come!

Roslyn and Paul – Engagement Photos in Downtown LA

These two are adorable! We went to Downtown LA to explore and have a little photo fun. Great architecture, good food, great people, good laughs… whats not to love about this?!
At one point in the day, Paul told Roslyn to make a serious face… we all had a good laugh. She couldn’t do it! In fact, I don’t think I ever saw Roslyn without a smile!:)

If you can’t already tell, I love telling a story in both color and black & whites. There is something about a black & white photo that just makes things timeless.

See you at the wedding!:)

Tracy and Elliott – Crazy For You

Tracy and Elliott – Crazy For You from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

Tracy and Elliott are SO in love, and it shows! This wedding party was a free for all at the Calamigos Ranch in Burbank, CA! From the ridiculously hilarious speeches, the shot battles between tables 9 and 10, to the karaoke version of an Erasure song, this party was a blast!

Normally, our couples choose their own song. This time around, I chose a song for them! It was a tough decision, but this song just came together very nicely. The song itself just tells their story so effortlessly, I couldn’t go without giving it a shot!

Congratulations to Tracy and Elliott!

Cover Song By: New Found Glory – Crazy For You, originally performed by Madonna

Elliott Owen - August 20, 2012 - 5:31 pm

The Brides and the Bees are the bees' knees at shooting weddings and events. Or maybe I should say "the cat's meow" so I don't use "bees" twice in the same sentence or get too punny. Maybe I'll just say The Brides and the Bees are The Balls. Good stuff, gents.

Congratulations to Tracey and Elliot!

Married at the Calamigos Ranch in Burbank, CA! Video coming soon!

Congratulations to Ruth and Brandon!

Shannon and Anthony – Feeling Good

 

Shannon and Anthony – Feeling Good from The Brides and the Bees on Vimeo.

Meeting Shannon and Anthony was a great experience! Their love story began less than a year ago on Match.com. When I asked about the wedding being so close in their timeline to their first date, they simply looked at each other and said “we just knew”.
These two let us go all out a the Moorpark Country Club! We even had 3 GoPro’s running at any given time, and on Anthony’s head during a portion of the party! The head mounted GoPro was a hit! We have some great footage of the party from a POV perspective. Its always a great experience getting to know people as their two families become one. The love and joy that everyone feels is radiant, and you can’t help but feel it too.
So to Shannon and Anthony… Live long and prosper!;)

Music: Michael Buble – Feeling Good

Regina Hayden McAleer - August 28, 2013 - 5:26 pm

This was AWESOME! Love how current and beautifully edited this was to a great song. Congrats on these forever memories… xo

Russ Nemec - August 28, 2013 - 6:00 pm

A fantastic video of our good friend Anthony D. Paular and his lovely bride Shannon on their wedding day. Beautifully produced and edited–Love it!

Karla Nemec - August 30, 2013 - 2:19 am

Wonderful couple, beautiful video, inspirational love story!

Amanda Smith - August 30, 2013 - 2:30 pm

This video is so beautiful it makes me want to get married all over again, just so they can do our video too. With the same guy though!

Jessilyn Dumäpiäs Cärver - September 5, 2013 - 7:33 am

Watching this again after over a year made me tear up. To see my big sis dancing with her son, she was so happy that day. I miss you so much. It's nice to have this little memory of her enjoying her sons special day!

A quick congratulations to Shannon and Anthony!

Married for 2 weeks now and fresh off of their honeymoon in Hawaii! Highlights video of the day to come! :)

Vintage Glamour Bridal Show

A few snapshots of our booth at the Vintage Glamour Bridal Show. Our team had a blast getting to know guests and vendors! Send us a message if you have any questions that we did not have the chance to address! We would love to help you on your wedding adventure!

Erin & Lamar – Just Married!

Yep! Time has flown by since I last shared their engagement photos.

Erin and Lamar were married on February 25, 2012 at the Wayfarer’s Chapel. What a beautiful and picturesque mountain top setting right by the water in Rancho Palos Verdes!
The party was a blast. Some of the highlights include the father daughter dance, shot time, and the best mans speech. The best man was caught crying a bit, but, I think that whole room was tearing up. The speech was emotional and sweet, while being entertaining. A few laughs were had.

Wishing you both a life full of love, laughter, and adventure!

 

Alex & Jason – Engagement

If you can’t tell from the photos, Alex & Jason are quite the sports fans! These two met in high school and have not only kept a friendship through their college years… they got engaged just a few weeks ago! When we met at Union Station in Los Angeles, Jason was ready for action with a football in hand. What about Alex, you say? She was ready to play against any team in her dress and heels!

It’s always fun to shoot photos of animated people. Whether throwing a football, or just up for anything fun, it always makes my day to look through photos I know you’ll be happy with.

And by the way, did you see that ring?! Wowza! You did good, Jason!

Congratulations and see you both at the wedding!





Congratulations!

A quick congratulations to Erin & Lamar! They tied the knot this past weekend, Feb. 25, 2012!

Here is a sneak peek! More to come!

Jon & Sara

Just because… sometimes it’s nice to have fun and say Happy Anniversary:)

Jaylen & Brittany – Marry You


Where do we start?! The making of this video was a blast! Jaylen and Brittany were such good sports in going along with this video concept. Location changes, clothing changes, take after take… they were game and all smiles when it came time to yell “ACTION!” no matter how tired or cold they were.
When Jaylen and Brittany shared the story of how they got engaged in Italy (it’s on YouTube!), we knew we had to tell the story of Jaylen thinking up potential scenarios as to how he might propose to Brittany.

We’ll see you at the wedding!

Song: Bruno Mars – Marry You

-Steve & Alex

Sima & Brett – Congratulations!

Just a quick post!

I wanted to congratulate Sima & Brett on getting married recently! I shot a few photos of them a week before the wedding at their house in Los Angeles. They are ridiculously adorable together. Brett had a moment where he had football on the mind. It was too funny. Sima, you are insanely photogenic! Oh, and ummmm… look at the size of that rock! WOW!

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

Sima Sharafdin Morrison - May 7, 2012 - 1:32 am

Steve you are an AMAZING photographer. Thank you for capturing our love. xoxo

Jon Floyd - May 7, 2012 - 1:36 am

Very cool, one of my favorite couples! Go Flyers….I mean Coyotes!:)

Margarita Kravets - May 9, 2012 - 7:38 am

Those were beyond cute. Miss you guys!

Marlena & Lawrence – Florida Wedding

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…

Marlena & Lawrence met in college. These two are hilarious to watch. Lawrence has an off-beat humor of sorts, and Marlena has a strict but humorous way of dealing with the child inside him. The only thing to do is stand back, watch, and laugh.

Star Wars, comic books, and general ridiculousness and adult temper tantrums… these are all things Marlena has signed up for;)

I received a phone call with the details on the wedding just 2 weeks before the event. I jumped at the chance to shoot this wedding at a bed and breakfast in Satellite Beach, Florida.

The Windamere Bed and Breakfast was fantastic! Serving up tea times with delicious treats and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies was just the icing on the cake. Thats right… I went straight for the cookies!

This was an excellent set up for photos just feet from the beach, as well as the perfect indoor setting in multiple rooms for family photos and portraits.

A general tip. Bring your iPhone or iPad with you if you stay here. The stars at night are incredible! I’d share the photos, but you have to see it for yourself!

 

Congratulations you two! May the force be with you.

 

 

 

Erin & Lamar – Engagement

Ingredients:

Wine, Beach, Newly Engaged Couple. The perfect recipe for an engagement shoot!

Last weekend, I had the privilege of shooting Erin & Lamar’s engagement photos near the exact location where the proposal took place. Lamar has had some modeling and acting experience in the past, while Erin has not. Needless to say, Lamar was extremely comfortable in front of the camera. Too comfortable;)

Erin was a natural! I think the end result clearly shows that Lamar was upstaged.;)

Congratulations! See you at the wedding!


Say Hey (I Love You)

When we got the phone call to shoot this video 3 days before the wedding, we jumped at it! Heidi & Kevin were fun from the get go!  As a guest in their party, you could really feel the love they share between them. Their party made it easy to grab those emotional moments.

We couldn’t get enough of Heidi & Kevin, so we hand delivered the DVD to them! It was a special moment for us to see how excited they were to see their wedding day on DVD for the first time. High fives and hugs!:)

Kevin Georgiades - April 12, 2012 - 4:37 am

One can not express in words how astounding these two gentlemen truly are.

Initially for our wedding we only wanted a photographer and did not think that a videographer would be necessary. We decided within a few weeks of the wedding to book a videographer and 3 days before the wedding they bailed. In doing so they led us to The Brides and The Bees. That same day Steve drove to our house to meet with my wife and I. We got great vibes about their work and professionalism and decided to book them right away.

On the wedding day we did not even notice them. They were like video ninjas, getting spectacular shots and exercising their creativity all while camouflaging into the background.

Not too long after the honeymoon, the gentlemen at The Brides and the Bees hand delivered the final product to our door. Not only was the video hand delivered, (what videographers would actually do that, these did) but they customized the packaging to fit our wedding colors as well. The way this video is shot and composed completely captures the mood and essence of our wedding day. Whenever we watch our wedding on tape, it brings back all the emotions, feelings, and shear happiness of our special day. The best part is that day can be relived and shared over and over again for years to come.

These skilled professionals are reliable and offer creativity and style in capturing one of the most important days of your life. If you have a wedding coming up, my wife and I highly encourage you to hire The Brides and The Bees to shoot the video for your wedding. Don't let your wedding fly away, book the bees today.

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