Rocelle & Sonny | Same Day Edit from Loyd Calomay Films on Vimeo.
What we’re gonna do is go back. Way back. Back into time.
I met Sonny, a close friend of my cousin AJ, during my college years. That was in the 90’s. Before cellphones, facebook, iPads, digital video editing and way before any of us were married. We were both part of the same brotherhood, Theta Delta Beta… me from the original UC Irvine chapter and Sonny part of the newly created UCLA chapter.
So when Rocelle & Sonny asked me to capture their wedding day on video and be a part of a new “chapter” in their life , it came with great anticipation. A chance to serve one of my brothers and also an opportunity to shoot back in the town I was born in, Santa Monica.
Click the photo above to watch their Same Day Edit wedding film, which was shown at their reception, our first using footage entirely shot with Canon DSLRs (yup, they look like the cameras that the photographers use but we’re now shooting spectacular looking video on them).
A big thanks to my wife, Hazel, for shooting alongside with me, my assistant Marcus “Beantown” Brian (yes, Lakers and Celtics fans can work together), and my brother-in-law Bobby for taking some cool behind-the-scenes photos. Check them out below.
Congrats, Rocelle & Sonny! WESTSIDE!!!
Ceremony: St. Monica Catholic Church, Santa Monica
Prep & Reception: Marina Del Rey Marriott, Marina Del Rey
Photography: Tara Rochelle Photography
Entertainment: Dennis de Castro, Audio FX Productions