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1000 Words Photography is husband and wife team Tom & Leona (Lee) Burke based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. We are primarily wedding photographers, but do offer all kinds of other photography as well. We've been working together since 1996 and have photographed hundreds of couples weddings. We don't think you can define our style as anything specific, we use a combination of styles to create what we hope is a uniqe perspective. To see a greater representation of our photography be sure to check out the galleries on our website.
Our personalities are loose and playful, we love photographing weddings and really want our clients to have a great time on one of the biggest days of their lives. We work very hard to come up with images that will make you say "I was there and I don't remember it being like that". Wedding photography is different than most other services at a wedding because for the images to look awesome, there needs to be a good working relationship between us and the couple. We're there all day with you so there needs to be a level of comfort and trust. Over the months leading up to a wedding we typically have developed a close relationship with our couples. We still stay in touch with most of our couples and are through the different stages of life (the wedding, children, homes, job changes..). When we book a client many times we are gaining lifelong friends and that is a pretty cool thing.
Friday, July 18, 2008

Something A Little Different (for us)  


So last week was completely bananas for us. We actually attended our nephew's wedding as a guest in San Diego last Thursday. We flew down on Tuesday went to the Padres game that night (saw one of their infrequent wins). We goofed around at Mission Bay on Wednesday and then headed over to the rehearsal dinner. We shoot so many weddings and rarely get to experience a wedding from the guest's perspective. It was so much fun.....and we LOVE San Diego. I got to hang out with all the groomsmen throwing back shots. They took to the town after dinner and I passed on that. Most of the guys are in the Air Force and were really cool to crack up with.

The next day was the wedding, but before we headded over to that we (Lee, the kids & myself) went downtown for some sightseeing. San Diego looks a lot like San Francisco especially along the Embarcadero. We checked out the shops and took lots of pictures. But did I fail somewhere as a dad when the only thing my daughter wanted was a Hooters tshirt :)

We don't even know our nephew that well (we first met in September when we did their engagement session in SD), but neither Lee or I could help from having a couple tears during the ceremony. It was a really nice service and the reception was sooo much fun. We even stayed out of their photographers http://www.ivpstudios.com/ way. They were really cool and nice to talk to.

It killed us that we had to leave before the reception because we had to get back to the Bay because we had to shoot 3 Weddings in 3 Days. Needless to say by Sunday night we were dragging, but had a lot of fun.



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2 comments: to “ Something A Little Different (for us)

  • July 28, 2008 at 3:09 PM  

    Hi guys! It's Chris & Sherry- the photographer's from Cyril and Vinny's Wedding. Your work is FABULOUS!
    I checked out your website, and we have the same site =)

    Anyway, just wanted to say hello and STAY busy!


  • July 31, 2008 at 11:44 PM  

    Hey Tom! I'll let you know as soon as the Wedding is up and i'll fwrd. all the info!