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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.
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Castlewood Country Club: Kathryn & Jason  


This past weekend we ended our wedding season with a WONDERFUL wedding. Kathryn and Jason were married in Pleasanton at St Elizabeth Seton church and had their reception at Castlewood Country Club.

This wedding was refreshing because they put a lot of themselves into it. It started with a photo booth that greeted the guests as they arrived. There was a life size cardboard cutout of Kathryn and Jason and all kinds of props....crazy wigs, marti gras beads, sunglasses, hula skirts, glow in the dark necklaces and a bunch of other things. All the guests were encouraged to pose with the happy couple and we took shots of almost all the 275 guests. It was a very well recieved addition and really set the tone........LET'S CELEBRATE.

Then we saw something a little different. You've probably seen the Youtube video of the couple that started their first dance to some sweet song and then all the sudden going into Baby Got Back with the bride and groom choreographing their dance. We've had other couples do that and it is very cool. But this time the whole wedding party took part. Their dance had lot's of layers to it, Kathryn & Jason, the bridesmaids, the groomsmen, the whole party and more. Aaron from Amos Productions our favorite DJ company played the mix. It was awesome to see and we have to give props to the wedding party....they were up until 2am on Friday figuring out all their moves.

Slowly but surely all the wigs, sunglasses and other props from the photo booth made their way to the dance floor and everybody had something on. It was a lot of fun to be a part of.

Kathryn and Jason are two of the sweetest people you could meet and we wish them a lifetime of happiness.



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