The Wedding Musicians

The Wedding Violinists during Heidi and Glenn's wedding at Elliston Vineyards in Sunol

A wedding ceremony may not be complete without a couple of wedding musicians filling the air with good music.

Wedding musicians, especially violinists at Elliston Vineyards in Sunol can contribute an extra romantic and relaxing mood in every wedding scene.

These professional musicians use state-of-the-art musical instruments that when played together, produce an enchanting and lovely sound that will surely send shivers down your spine and give you goose bumps.

These wedding violinists can play different kinds of music depending on the party mood and guest requests. They usually play in trio, but can also be in solo, duo, quartet and larger groups depending on the needs and suggestions of the wedding planners.

The Wedding Flower Arrangement

At The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

We had such a wonderful time photographing the wedding of Saba and Majid at The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards. The flowers from “Bloomies on Main” added to the spatacular outdoor setting.

An excellent flower arrangement adds a different yet elegant and stylish look to any receptions and other events.

Not only can you put them at the center of each guest table, but also on the hood and bumpers of the bridal car, along the aisles decorated on flower stands and also everywhere around the wedding venue.

Different colors and kinds of flowers from adorable to exotic ones, while arranged in an intricately-designed gold-plated vase can bring an instant amazement to every spectator.

Whether you want to combine roses with daisies, tulips and mums, a good arrangement and color choice will do the work to make them complement the wedding scene.

Wedding Photography Tips

1. Ask the photographer to show one or two complete weddings – preferably the venue that they are getting married at. Typically this is 500-800 images from a single event. This should demonstrate how professional and consistent the photographer was throughout the wedding day. It’s important to not get caught up by the sales approach. If a couple is expecting to receive 500 images, they should not be disappointed after their wedding that only 50-100 images were acceptable to them. Since most all studios are digital, it shouldn’t be a problem asking to see complete weddings.

It’s also worth asking when the proofs are be ready after the wedding – Typically it’s 3-6 weeks.

2. Meeting a photographer at their studio doesn’t necessarily mean that person is to be the photographer who shows up on the wedding day. In the contract, I would recommend the name of the photographer be written in. Some studios have more than one photographer.

The photographer should have liability insurance. There are some venues that require this from their vendors. If anyone were to get injured by tripping on photo equipment, the couple and venue should not be held responsible. Also, it’s not unreasonable to ask how the photographer will be dressing the day of the wedding.

3. Meet with 3-6 photographers, and don’t be pressured to sign a contract.  At the same time, don’t wait until that last minute to hire one. I recommend hiring a photographer 6 months to a year before their wedding. Also, it is perfectly acceptable for couples to contact the studio with any additional questions after their initial meeting.

On the wedding day, the photographer is probably going to be spending more time with the couple than any other hired person, so good communication is key.

4. The wedding day is one of the most important moments in a couples life. They should feel comfortable and be willing to discuss anything that’s concerns them with the photographer. Even with e-mailing being the most common form of communication, when important details need to be addressed, I recommend speaking over the phone. This is especially important when it comes to discussing the time-line and other details of the wedding day. I prefer meeting in person at the studio two weeks before the wedding. Once a time line has been made, I also recommend asking the photographer to send a copy by email. Emailing the itinerary is important so that there is no misunderstanding by either party on the wedding day.

Technically if a photographer captures images digitally which most all do, ask if the images are to be captured in the raw format. The Raw format is a much better way of working during the editing process. Once raw images are edited, they can be converted to jpegs. For more information, couples should do their own research on the web.

5. Lastly, referrals are always a good way of finding a photographer. If this is not possible, the Internet is a good way of seeing if the photographer is respected by the industry. Just because an individual owns a $5000 digital camera, doesn’t necessarily mean that they know how to use it.

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The unobtrusive style utilized by YJM Photography combines traditional posing along with photojournalistic techniques which captures the spontaneity of the moment. Our wedding photographs and albums tell the story of what really happened at your wedding – from the bride preparing for her special day to the last dance. We create images that are treasured for a lifetime.Yves Mozelsio, the founder of YJM Photography, has been photographing weddings in some of San Francisco’s and the Bay Area’s leading hotel and reception sites. His award winning photographs have been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums. His studio is conveniently located in the Walnut Creek area of Contra Costa County.He is available for weddings, wedding ceremonies, engagement sessions, anniversaries, conventions, special events, Chinese and all other ethnic weddings, Jewish weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and commitment ceremonies. He specializes in both color and black and white to cater to any taste.

Please take a moment to browse our website to view some weddings. We invite you to schedule an appointment for a free, no obligation wedding consultation. If you are unable to meet during regular business hours, we also offer evening appointments. We travel throughout Northern California, including the greater San Francisco Area, Napa Valley and the wine country, South Bay and the entire East Bay.