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2019 Summer Internship

We are so excited to announce our summer internship program for 2019! Our team at Dear Lovers has been growing and with our growth, we’d absolutely love to bring on an intern to mentor and offer assistance.

Our internship will offer an exciting opportunity for someone to learn business, photography, marketing and social media in a growing team with multiple photographers and a filmmaker. We will be accepting applications, setting up interviews with candidates, and offering a start date in early June!

Qualifications:

Some of the things you will learn:

This internship is unpaid; however, we offer college credit! If chosen for the internship, we will need you to work with our team in San Diego, California.

If this sounds like you, please email dani@dearlovers.com no later than May 15th, 2019 at 11:59pm. Please let us know if you have any questions! We will be in touch with applicants who might be a good fit!

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Klentner Ranch Wedding | Britney & John

Klentner Ranch Wedding Photo

KLENTNER RANCH WEDDING FEATURED ON STYLE ME PRETTY!

We have such a love for autumn weddings. This subdued fall wedding, with timeless details and warmth, was one of our favorite weddings we’ve ever had the joy of capturing. Nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara, Klentner Ranch’s blossoming garden, lemon grove and european charm offered the perfect setting for Britney and John’s intimate garden wedding. The bride’s sweet love of lemon trees made it easy to fall in love with the venue. Set against a backdrop of the sea, they exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends surrounded by an abundance of fall foliage and florals. Britney was dressed in a stunning willowby by watters gown that was perfectly accented by a loose low face-framing updo. In keeping with an al fresco feel, they held their reception on the lawn underneath strings of lights. Their tables were set with simple and elegant place settings that incorporated white dishes, soft pink napkins and richly textured florals – offset by earthy concrete candle holders filled with deep gold tapered candles. From the European charm of the garden to the perfect golden Californian light we were graced with, it couldn’t have been a more perfect day.

FROM THE BRIDE:

“John and I met three years ago when I moved from Boston to Los Angeles to be closer to my family. On a visit before the move, I attended a local church on the recommendation of a friend. Upon arriving at the church, the first people I happened to meet were the pastor and a handsome man with the kindest brown eyes I’d ever seen. Little did I know, I had just met my future husband and the pastor that would one day marry us. According to John, he was intent on pursuing me shortly after our first meeting, but given my extensive travel schedule, opportunities to cultivate a relationship were few and far between. Nine months later, following a handful of fruitless encounters, John decided to throw caution to the wind and ask me on a date. Being oblivious to John’s attempts to advance the relationship beyond a casual friendship, I was stunned (happily so). Not long after the first date, we both knew that we had found the person we had been praying for.

We targeted a wedding date no more than eight months following our engagement, so time was of the essence. Our first aim was to find a venue. I started by putting together an excel spreadsheet with more than 70 options. I realized not long after that I wouldn’t be able to do this without the help of a planner. A friend connected us to the incomparable Jessica Williams (Crowned Events) and it was evident from our first chat that she would be able to bring our vision to life: to honor God and throw a good party!

The ceremony and reception were held at Klentner Ranch in Carpinteria, CA. We and our guests, who had traveled from all over the country, gathered on an unseasonably warm November day. The ocean, shrouded in fog on our first visit to the property, was clearly visible, the warm sun having burned away any trace of the marine layer.  The various elements of the day nearly matched the splendor of the setting — the delicious dinner, the unique and elegant flowers, the decadent banana cake and the killer DJ — each contributed to make it one that we’ll always remember.”

Photographer: Dear Lovers Photography | Planning + Design: Crowned Events | | Floral Design: Organic Flora  | Venue: Klentner Ranch | Rentals: Borrowed Blu, The Tent Merchant, Party Pleasers | Catering: Lorraine Lim Catering  | Cake: Peggy Liao Cake  | Hair & Makeup: Elwynn & Cass | Invitations: Michelle Renee Calligraphy | Day-of-Stationary and Signage: Sophia Loves Letters | Gown: Willow By Watters | Dress Boutique: As It Bridal | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Suit: Bonobos | DJ: Josue Arias | Bridesmaids dresses: BHLDN | Groom’s tie and socks: The Tie Bar | Bride’s shoes: Sam Edelman

 

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Jaime of Dear Lovers Films – Why I make wedding day stories

We are so happy to have finally found a filmmaker that is able to match the aesthetic and timeless nature of the rest of our work. Jaime of Dear Lovers Films is just that. The opportunity to truly collaborate with a consistent team and create a seamless finished product is priceless.

– Andrew & Anna

Jaime Sumulong

Meet Dear Lovers Films

Hello everyone! My name is Jaime, I’m a San Diego native that grew up near the beach and spent countless hours daydreaming of sailing away or surfing until sunset. I find love in the simplicities of life, tea on the balcony, silent sunsets, disappearing footprints on the beach, and 2-foot summer waves. San Diego will be my forever home and I am always so grateful for all the inspiration it continues to offer.

At heart, I have always been drawn to stories driven by the purest energy, love. I am fascinated by the beautiful storytelling from filmmakers and their way of evoking emotions out of visuals. This fixation for storytelling is the root of all my art and continually drives me to bring couples films that illustrate their love story.

Why Love Stories

I am extremely passionate about capturing my couples’ love and taking in every detail of their day. I make films so that they can relive their moments forever and share those moments with their close friends and family.

The most wonderful part of filming a wedding is the uniqueness of each couple’s love for one another, details, and traditions. One of my favorite and most anticipated moments for each wedding is the first look — once our couples’ eyes lock, all the anticipation and nervous energy fades away.

One of my favorite first look scenes I’ve captured is from Jacklyn and Blake’s Lake Como, Italy wedding. Their love is so pure and the backdrop they chose for their celebration is simply gorgeous. In the background, the Villa D’este, a beautiful and elegant hotel, runs along the banks of Lake Como. One day here will leave you absolutely speechless.

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” ~ When Harry Met Sally

Golden hour portraits create some of the most stunning imagery and scenes from the day. It is a wonderful way to enjoy your moments, embrace each other, reflect on the past, and look forward to all the memories you will make together, all while enjoying warm sunshine.

One of my favorite golden hour scenes was from Grace and Christopher’s wedding at The Martin Johnson House in La Jolla. During their cocktail hour, we managed to pull them away for an intimate golden hour session. We took them to a row of lavender fields on the cliffs, featuring the stunning La Jolla Shores in the background.

Collaboration with Dear Lovers Photographers

Capturing a wedding with our two teams, Andrew & Anna and Dani & James, is always so rewarding. We constantly collaborate and strive for new ways to illustrate and capture our couples. Filming love with the Dear Lovers photography teams allows us to collaborate during the wedding day and beyond. During our couples’ days, we collaborate on locations, poses, and ways to bring beautiful and timeless galleries. After the wedding, I work closely with our photography teams to truly match the tones and colors from the films scans and create one seamless product. 

Dear Lovers Films, Dear Lovers Photography

What it’s like to work with me

I work hard to bring my couples unique films and capture the love they share not only with each other, but also with their friends and family. I work closely with all of my couples before and during the wedding to make sure that the heart of their film is their love story. Throughout the wedding day, I capture the natural beauty of every moment and allow your love to speak for itself in the most organic and romantic fashion. If you are interested in chatting, I would absolutely love to grab coffee and bring your story to life.

Interested in working with Dear Lovers Films? Contact us here!

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