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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.
Monday, August 4, 2008

Melissa & Chris at The Nines Brentwood, CA  


Saturday we got the chance to work with Melissa & Chris another couple who has been together for many years and finally got around to tying the knot. We met Melissa at her folks house for getting ready pictures. We had talked about Melissa's fear of running late, but there was none of that. It is really rare that hair and makeup don't run long, but it didn't and everything was right on schedule.

The ceremony took place at Immaculate Heart of Mary church in Brentwood. It was a full Catholic mass and was very upbeat.

The reception was held at The Nines http://trilogygolfclub.com/brentwood_weddings/index.asp in Brentwood. Melissa & Chris did what we really advise our couples to consider...and that is going straight into their first dance after being introduced. It just seems like the energy level in the room goes up when they open with the first dance......I'm not sayin'......I'm just sayin'.

Can I just sing some massive praise to the event coordinator Lisa Quinn. She and her staff are as good as the get and dinner & the reception went off without a hitch. There were a lot of little kids at the reception and Lisa wanted to make sure that all their parents enjoyed dinner, so she took all the kids outside and played with them for like an hour (and it was hot out). Lisa you're AWESOME.

Mark Welch from http://www.markwelchentertainment.com/ was the DJ and had the place howling when he intoduced Melissa's dad John, with the song "Big Bad John"....then again when the maid of honor Dana was giving her toast and talking about the Fresno State Bulldogs, Mark blasted "Who Let The Dogs Out".

Melissa & Chris are off to Mexico for their honeymoon before returning home to face another school year.

Finally.....Victoria the flower girl told us she wanted to be in a magazine.......for now how about just our blog.



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