Hello, we are Luke and Pamela a husband and wife cinema team. We've been shooting weddings together for 8 years, married for 4! We live in the San Francisco East Bay, in Hayward, CA with our dog Buko.
We love hearing the stories of how people met and fell in love. So to go first, here's our story. . .
We met in college at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Pamela remembers seeing Luke on the school bus that first semester and thought he was really cute. Luke was in the film department studying motion pictures & television, and Pamela was studying art & illustration, but we had mutual friends and hung out all the time. We didn't actually start dating until 5 years later. Pamela was living in Portland, OR and Luke was still in SF but we knew we had to be together, it just "worked" between us! We dated long distance for a very long year, until Pamela was able to make the move back to SF. During that time we discovered how much we loved working together as two creative people. We started shooting weddings together and were hooked. We've been working together ever since!
photos by Bellalu Photography
Then in 2011 Luke proposed to Pamela next to the piano that brought us together (we both love music and play the piano) and we were married the following summer in Minnesota, of August 2012. We remember our wedding day so vividly, and one of the things we realized after getting married was how incredibly important all our family and friends were to us. They were all together in the same place for our wedding weekend, something that may never quite happen again. Sadly, Luke's dear uncle passed away shortly after, and we were so grateful to have the photos and video to remember a day that wasn't just about us, but about everyone present. We are incredibly grateful to Tanja Lippert our photographer and Andrew Hsu of Studio MSV our videographer. They truly captured the story and the feeling of our wedding day, and inspire us to do the same for others!
photos by Tanja Lippert Photography
When not shooting weddings, we love being home enjoying our many hobbies. Luke is into custom mod nerf blasters (yep!) and Pamela loves to paint and illustrate (check out her etsy shop here). We are big gardeners and spend lots of time in our backyard growing things. Some of our favorite meals are ones cooked at home with food we grew ourselves!
We love hiking and camping, and are looking forward to another backpacking trip. On our honeymoon we backpacked the Kalalau trail in Kauai, and it was the most stunning hike we have ever seen! (Check out our highlight video, below)
Well, that's a little about us. Now we can't wait to meet you! Give us a call, or email and let's connect.