Our inspiration for picking up the camera has and always will be our couples. Katrina and I have been fortunate enough to not only have these people accept us to document the most important day of their lives, but also to accept us to be their friends and family. Your stories are our life.

Brandon started his photography career in college when he joined the school newspaper. A passion for capturing real moments and telling the story led him to become the photography editor and win several awards for his coverage within only a year. Shortly afterwards he began shooting weddings with Katrina using this same style. The rest is history.

Winner of the 2010, 2011, 2012 WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award

Junebug Best of the Best Engagement Winner 2012

Multiple award winning member of Fearless Photographers

Multiple award winning member of the ISPWP

Multiple award winning member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association

Award winner of the CCMA

Preferred Vendor of OnceWed

Preferred Vendor of Green Wedding Shoes

Featured on Style Me Pretty California, Style Me Pretty Chicago, ISPWP, TLC, Inside Weddings, Moment Junkie, Sterling Enagement, South Asian Bride, and Maharani Weddings

07.30.2012 | Wedding 2 Comments

Aimee + Dantonio

Photographed by Katrina Santos. Written by Katrina Santos

If there was one word that could describe Aimee and Dantonio’s wedding it would be genuine. The couple tied the knot at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles where Aimee works as a teacher. Adjacent to the church is a tree where she would play with her kids everyday, which is where the first photo was taken. At one point during the ceremony, her entire class even came up and sang “All You Neeed Is Love.”

Many of Aimee and Dantonio’s epic twenty eight person bridal party were part of a circle of friends that grew up together and took countless trips to Miami. Growing up Aimee was the girl that all the boys wanted and it was only fitting that the charming and handsome Dantonio would end up being the one to marry her. Their happiness and joy were infectious, especially on the colorful dance floor where salsa and house music took the night away.

Huge thanks to our good friend Ray Soemarsono for helping me with this wedding.

07.23.2012 | workshop No Comments

WHAT IS BEASTMODE?

BEASTMODE is a bit like being in a state of Zen, when you are in the zone, firing on all cylinders, being at the top of your game, etc. Our aim is to have you shooting in BEASTMODE at all times as well as having the business tools to stay ahead of your competition.

Ed Atero, Jan Garcia and Brandon Wong are three award winning photographers sharing the same emphasis on creative documentary wedding photography albeit each offering their own perspectives. Having three unique instructors will provide students an incredible and unique learning opportunity as Ed, Jan and Brandon will focus on what they know best!

Aimed at the aspiring and professional wedding photographer, this comprehensive workshop is focused on mastering the art, business, and technical aspects for running a successful wedding photography business. Not shooting at a gorgeous venue? We will teach you how to find and create beauty in the most mundane of areas using natural and artificial light. Tired of paying thousands of dollars to be listed in directories? We will explore all the avenues of how we find our clients and how to keep them happy. Taking too long to edit your photos? We will go over streamlining your workflow to save you valuable time. Each student will also have One-On-One time with an instructor where they can truly personalize their learning which includes portfolio review/critique.

OVERVIEW

SEPT 11-12, 2012
DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

SHOOTING
Live shooting demos, off camera lighting with speed lights and video lights, mastering composition, working and capturing moments, seeing light, entering competitions, and BEASTMODE of course!

MARKETING & SALES
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) practices, delivering exceptional customer service from start to finish, brand management

WORKFLOW
Efficient workflow from the end of the shoot to delivery, Lightroom demos, Photoshop demos

ONE-ON-ONE
We believe that students learn best with a mixture of group learning and one-on-one mentoring. We will spend time reviewing your portfolio and business to identify weakest links so that you can grow your business.

Early bird special$1100 until July 31, 2012.  $1250 after July 31, 2012.

Non-refundable deposit of $550 due at registration.
Remaining balance due by Sept 1, 2012.
The workshop is limited to 20 students.

Click below to go to the registration page.

07.19.2012 | Wedding No Comments

Carol + Jason

Photographed by Brandon Wong and Katrina Santos. Written by Brandon Wong

There’s something about the ocean front view of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Carol’s Vera Wang dress, and the bubbly feeling throughout the day that makes this wedding scream classic. To make it even more special Carol and Jason’s adorable son Aiden was there to accompany them during this special moment in their lives.

Carol and Jason even spent countless hours into the night cutting, sewing, and glueing in order to create many of the details. Their effort didn’t go unnoticed because everyone in the room loved it. The only thing they could possibly love more was the dance floor which was filled with nonstop jumping, laughing, shoe throwing, and crazy until the very end of the night.

Make sure you check out their slideshow here or by scrolling to the bottom of the post.