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Sumer + Kendall = LOVE

Carrie Hoffman

Sumer and Kendall met at their office where they both work as Hollywood talent agents!  What a cool job, right?  Kendall fell in love right away but took awhile to work up the nerve to ask Sumer out on a date.  From there, the rest was history.  These two are able to work together everyday and still keep their romance fresh and affectionate.  Filming their wedding at the Del Rey Yacht Club was so much fun!  Their highlights video features some awesome drone footage and a song (the last one) performed live by Kendall's super-talented mom!

Iva + David @ Malibou Lake Mountain Club

Carrie Hoffman

I had a great time in the sunny hills of Malibu filming Iva and David's traditional Jewish wedding.  The Malibou Lake Mountain Club has such a classic and elegant feel!  I hope I get to shoot there again!  Congrats Iva and David!

So much HAPPINESS and my first ever drone video!

Carrie Hoffman

When I first met Lili + Devin I could immediately see how in love they were.  As Lili's MOH describes it, "You guys are best friends and you're so comfortable together."  This wedding highlights also features my first ever drone footage, giving us an epic aerial view of the ceremony!  (courtesy of ABI Photo)

The big day for Katie + Enzo!

Carrie Hoffman

My dear friends Katie and Enzo's big day finally happened!  I was thrilled to film a wedding with many of my close friends in attendance, and also super excited for the food!  Katie is a vegan chef so she meticulously designed the menu for the outstanding 5-course dinner reception.  As a vegan I'm used to eating salad and bread at weddings, so this was a refreshing change!  Here's their wedding highlights video premiere!


Sneak Peek: Amanda + Isaac's Wedding

Carrie Hoffman

Amanda and Isaac had a very sunny and cheerful wedding in Cuvier Park in La Jolla yesterday, with only a small, intimate group of family and friends at the ceremony and reception.  Just LOOK at that vintage dress!  It's amazing!  I was a short dress bride and I always LOVE to see short wedding dresses.  Short dress solidarity!

Advertising with Offbeat Bride!

Carrie Hoffman

Building a small business is HARD, people.  When I started in this industry I was pretty naive.  I had no solid plans of becoming full time so I didn't really do a ton of research into what wedding filmmakers actually do to make it work.  I'll admit it, I pretty much haphazardly learned as I grew.

My first wedding

My first wedding

A couple years ago, I decided to make the jump into advertising.  For wedding vendors, there are a plethora of endless advertising options out there!  Luckily I was just coming down from the high of my own wedding, so I turned to the "old reliable" wedding planning blogs I used to help me with my own shindig, A Practical Wedding and Offbeat Bride.

Thanks to my first sponsored post on A Practical Wedding a couple years ago I've booked some amazing weddings with cool, smart couples and even gotten to travel to Monterey and Sacramento!

An LA wedding booked thanks to advertising

An LA wedding booked thanks to advertising

My featured vendor listing on Offbeat Bride is a new investment, but I've already booked a couple San Diego weddings with awesome couples for this summer.  I love Offbeat Bride because they feature real, authentic couples who are really thinking about what marriages and weddings mean to them, rather than blindly following tradition and some *other* wedding blogs' advice.

If you're a vendor looking for advertising or an engaged couple looking for vendors, I highly recommend Offbeat Bride!

Welcome summer!

Carrie Hoffman

It's summer, finally!  San Diego's "June gloom" has lifted and the sun is blazing!  The time has come for sunbathing, surfing without wetsuits, and bonfires!  I love it.  To get you in the mood, here's a sweet beach wedding I shot in Corona del Mar last summer.  I just love seeing the waves crashing in the background as Gume and Jeremy get married!


Sneak Peek: Katie+Enzo's Love Story

Carrie Hoffman

Katie & Enzo are good friends of mine and I'm so excited to film their wedding this fall!  Today we got together in Balboa Park to film some interviews for their Love Story Documentary!  They'll be showing this during their rehearsal dinner to help all of each other's relatives and friends from far away get to know them!

I rented a 5d Mark III and 50mm 1.2 for this shoot and the footage looks AMAZING!  Check out these freeze frames!

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A "Dia de los Muertos" Wedding!

Carrie Hoffman

A month ago I had the pleasure of working with Blessed Wedding Photography on Ruth and Lewis's Marina Village, Mexican-influenced wedding.  The handmade Day of the Dead ornaments were so unique!  I also had a lot of opportunities to use my new slider to get some really snazzy shots (if I do say so myself)!  I'm really happy with how the editing came together for this wedding also.  Let me know what you think!

Leather + Lace Style Shoot

Carrie Hoffman

In April I had the pleasure of shooting a Behind the Scenes video for a vendor-collaboration style shoot.  The amazing planner Andi from Now That's A Party set it up!  We had gorgeous models, luscious flowers, and a super unique concept!  The best part for me was getting to practice new cinematography without the pressure of an actual wedding!  Enjoy!