Tuesday, December 9, 2008

#454: officially official.

hello.

i'm going to try my best not to use any exclamation marks for this post. because if i start, it might get out of control. real fast. for real.

so i realized today that the wedding is less than 6 months away. that's bananas. but that's not at all what this post is about.

this post is strictly about...the one. but before i say who's the what, let me start with a few pictures.

capturing the moments:








a few detail shots:




so are you thinking what i'm thinking.

that mr. tto and i are LUCKY BEEYOTCHES? we are thrilled THRILLED THRILLLLLLLLLLED (no exclamations but i didn't say anything about caps) to have signed on max wanger as our photog.

visit max wanger's website here.
visit his blog here.

you may recognize his work from this lovely feature on once wed.

oh, and max never mentioned this to me separately but i discovered whilst digging around his website that he's part of an oh-so-awesome project called just one plate which showcases some of l.a.'s top restaurants. hungry yet?

i mean. seriously.



all photos by the amazing max wanger.

we. can't. wait.

28 comments:

Veiled Vows said...

ooooooh. you lucky lucky lady.

chelsea said...

Oh my goodness. Yay! He's one of my top 5 favs.

Logan said...

oh my goodness!! that's amazing! you're one lucky duck! congrats!

Broke-ass Bride said...

You, my friend, are indeed very lucky! What gorgeous shots! Great great great news for you :)

jessica lynn said...

omg that is so exciting!! how did you refrain from !!!! ? Your pictures are sure to be beautiful!

Sweet T said...

oh, i love his work. fabulous!

ChendaBride said...

beautiful pictures. congratulations.

Melissa said...

That's so exciting! :)

EBM said...

congrats on booking. i am still looking and have given max a holla.

Mary Michal said...

Those pictures are awesome. That's so exciting. Congrats.

AmyJean said...

CONGRATS! I just sent in my contract too for my photog. Isn't it a great feeling!!!

Kelly said...

your wedding is going to be so fabulous. I imagine it will be like one of those effortlessly chic ones you always see on style me pretty.

amber {daisy chain} said...

his photos are beyond - good job!

bo said...

lovely! can't wait to see the photos. i loved that oncewed post.

Miss Trini said...

Looking forward to super-duper fab photos in 6 months time then!

Ashley Rose Photography said...

So unbelieveably happy for you! Gorgeous images :) woot!

Dana said...

Congrats!! You'll have the pictures forever, so you want them to be great and they will be--awesome photog. yea.

e. claire said...

I have worked with Max through Just One Plate, and he is SO darling and professional and wonderful, and I am SO glad to hear that you're going to be using him! Congrats!

Heather from the bar said...

i'll do it for you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is amazing! Congrats!

Lucy said...

oh.my.god.
congratulations! that's so great and i'm trying so hard not to be jealous! yay you and your will-be-gorgeous photos!

Meg said...

Wait wait wait? He's affordable? Or a blog to blog deal? because his stuff is amazing!

east side bride said...

You. Scored.

Tiffany The Coordinator said...

beautiful, cool and artistic! your day will I'm sure bring some gorgeous moments!

Alana said...

I want to know too -- is Max affordable? His shots are to die for.

Anonymous said...

I love Max Wanger's work...you're lucky indeed to have him at your wedding. For those interested -- I inquired about his packages and they start at 3.5K (up to 8 hours day-of, online gallery, digital images on CD) and go up from there. I'm an SF-based bride so we would also have had to fly him up here, which would have been a few hundred additional. I guess that is average for wedding photographers here in California -- and a bargain for a rising talent like Max Wanger -- but we just couldn't afford it (we're trying to have a 15K wedding in the SF area, and venue/catering costs alone are about 12K of our budget). I'm guessing your wedding is no longer so much in the 10K range -- but nevertheless I will be very interested to see the pictures, which are sure to be gorgeous!

The Pissed Off Bride said...

Love the pictures! Good for you!!! You are going to have amazing pictures!

Hannah Noel said...

Seriously? I seriously. love. these. pictures.

Annd I'm mucho jealous and excited for you!

Ten Thousand Only said...

hi everyone. thanks for sharing in my excitement. i probably would've burst if i didn't say anything about it on TTO.

my two cents on hiring a photog:

i focused my research on the next gen of wedding photogs because i felt the up-and-comers would be more willing to at least talk about and face the reality of my budget...(i mean, j.claire and j.villa...well, sure, in my dreams, but i don't have ten grand. for just the photog. besides. i wouldn't even know how to bring up a budget conversation with them. "um, could you knock off a zero...")...

and i was right. most, if not all, next gen photogs i contacted were very willing to talk about my budget and worked with me to build a package around what i could afford. which i think is more than fair. after all, we'd both be taking a chance, right? i'd be taking a chance on talent and experience. the photog would be taking a chance on what i'd tell the person next to me about my experience with him or her.

granted, nothing in life is free (except love. and maybe even that is arguable...) and photogs for damn sure need to also make a living...so if the photog and i couldn't determine a happy medium, money-wise, we moved on after very cordial goodbyes.

i had this kind of last-leg discussion with 7 photographers.

that said, the fiance and i were fortunate to be at-the-right-place-at-the-right-time with max. the stars were aligned and we're both extremely grateful to have been able to sign him as our photog. well, that and ecstatic. and thrilled. and excited. and happy.

so thanks for all the exclamation marks on my behalf. i feel you.