Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wedding at the De Anza Hotel San Jose :: Stella & Steve

Cool fact: The grooms brother started Thrasher magazine. Raise your hand if you grew up reading Thrasher....

**Sam raises hand, releases single tear**

Stella & Steve were married at the Historic De Anza Hotel right here in San Jose. Lots of friends were there including my wife Monica. :) (I started to name some more but I'd miss someone and get in trouble, ;)

Both Stella and Steve each have 2 boys and now they've combined forces to create a Voltron of boys. I thought of the Brady Bunch often while shooting this wedding. ;)

Quan did really well. He came as assistant and still managed to kick tail with some photojournalism. Atta boy Q. Thanks for the look folks.

Happy Wednesday


The 4th long lost member of the Ratpack?

♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ du du duuu dad dun dut! Here's a story....of a man named Brady....♪ ♫ ♪ ♫
Love these 2 below.
Shot by Quan. Perhaps in the top ten of all he's taken.
Shot by Quan

Epic happened.

Monday, March 29, 2010

San Jose Engagement Session :: Danielle & Mike

He's a cop.

She's a, wait for it........TEACHER! Who'd have guessed?

I told him he looked a bit like Daniel Craig. On this side of things he looked a bit more like Bear"eatscrazystuff" Grylls. Wonder what the food at his wedding would be like?


Another session I waited to blog till the vid-promo was completed. These guys were awesome enough to have a behind the scene video documented while we did their session. You'll find it at the bottom of this post! THANK YOU GUYS!!! Their wedding will be at the Boulder Ridge Golf Club right here in San Jose this summer. Looking to have some more good times. :)

Happy Monday.


Hassas Promo 1 from Sam Hassas on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

San Francisco Wedding at The Westin St. Francis :: Shari & Ty

San Francisco.....

Union Square.....

Westin St. Francis.....

Penthouse Ballroom.....


Shari and Ty's wedding was.....I don't even know the word. The planets aligned and the day was incredible. Having this much awesome in one place isn't legal, (Shari just passed The State Bar Exam so she could prove beyond a reasonable doubt of it's legality). Shari, you were stunning. Wow. Ty, good grief dude, you give Connery, Brosnan and Daniel Craig all a run for their money. Nice tux. :)

To top things off, we also did a post wedding session with these guys. Best part!! I had a videographer shoot a behind-the-scenes of our day together. Be sure to see the vid below. Sooooo cool! (there are also some scenes from Danielle and Michael's engagement session. Stay tuned for their blog entry and ANOTHER video early next week!)

BIG thanks to Shari's sister Ferida for referring me. :) I had the pleasure of shooting a family session for them early last year. Also wanted to say THANK YOU to Ben of Benshoots photography for helping as second shooter. You did well my friend. We shot a wedding the NEXT DAY in Sacramento totaling 24hrs of wedding photography in 2 days. It was nuts.

Happy Saturday folks!


Shot by Ben

Shot by Ben

So regal.
A fav

Speech of speeches. No dry eyes.

YES!!! His mother-in-law. :)


Hassas Promo 2 from Sam Hassas on Vimeo.

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