Posts Tagged ‘la Jolla’

La Jolla Beach Elopement, Bonnie & Michelle {Highlights}

April 22



Family. That is the word to describe these four people. This is a family that has so much love for one another that it oozes out and overflows. When I first chatted with Bonnie and Michelle about video for their elopement, I was so impressed with the way they spoke about their relationship and their children. It was very clear that the most important aspect of their lives was their family. And what better way to show that love than to include their children in as much of their wedding as possible.

A few days prior to the wedding, I meet everyone at their rental home close to Mount Soledad. What a beautiful setting for filming an interview with each family member. We talked and laughed, and I learned so much about who they were. At the end of the session, I really wanted to be adopted into this family. They were so comforting, so real. Honestly, an ideal family.

The ceremony was held on the beach, right next to the water. Bethal, from Ceremonies by Bethal, was there to officiate and La Vida was there to photograph the special moments. You must check out the photos they captured, they are beautiful. With the sun setting in the background, Bonnie and Michelle recited their vows. It was magical.


Bonnie & Michelle {Highlights} from Murasaki Media on Vimeo.







La Jolla Rough Water Swim {event}

April 17


Swim in the ocean? Me? No, not me! I don’t think I could swim a few feet let alone a mile. The La Jolla Rough Water Swim is an annual event that takes place in the La Jolla, CA cove. It is an impressive event, with over 2000 participants of all ages. We were asked by an out-of-state family to film their daughter and her friend as they braved the water and swam the mile race. This event has become a tradition for this family and they make the trip every year.

Standing at the top of the cove you can see the hundreds of swimmers entering the water and disappearing into little specks of color. All you can see is their swim caps until they swim back to shore, racing through the sand to the finish line. Even if you are not a swimmer, the Rough Water Swim is a great day of family fun with lots to see.

Here is a short recap of what you will experience.




La Jolla Rough Water Swim 2013 from Murasaki Media on Vimeo.




Serendipity Gardens with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School {event}

March 22


Imagine sketching in your sketch book or painting on your easel in a relaxed setting with many other artists. Music plays as the models pose in amazing costumes in fun scenes right in front of your seat. No one judges your art, everyone goes at their own pace and everyone learns from each other. That is what Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is all about.

Set at the Serenditpity Garden Estate in La Jolla, we filmed a garden party hosted by the event organizer, Nikki. It was unlike anything we’ve participated in before and we were inspired to grab a pencil and draw!

Check it out!






VIXEN Pop Up Boutique and Fashion Show, La Jolla {event}

February 27


Have you been to a VIXEN Pop Up Boutique event? They are a one stop shopping, night out, fashion event. The first VIXEN event was held at Le Papagayo in Encinitas, CA and we were there to film the event. This time, founder Venessa Johnson, held the September event at fabulous Spa of La Jolla. Spa services, fashion vendors and mixed drinks were available as guests browsed the boutique. And of course, the main highlight – FASHION.


Events will be held monthly at various locations so be sure to get on the VIXEN mailing list for the latest information.