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Happy 4 year anniversary to us!

today is our four year wedding anniversary and of course the meaning behind our company name, eight20. we thought it would be nice to share some of our own wedding photos from this day, four years ago. we had an amazing wedding at rancho del cielo in malibu that we cannot believe was so long ago! We are in Cancun at the moment celebrating our anniversary with a relaxing vacation after the rush of a wonderful yet very busy summer wedding season.

rancho del cielo malibu wedding photography
rancho del cielo malibu wedding photographer
rancho del cielo malibu wedding photography
rancho del cielo malibu wedding photographer
rancho del cielo malibu wedding photography
rancho del cielo malibu wedding photographer

it has truly been an amazing four years, and i cannot wait for whatever the next year and many after that bring. thank you to our friends, all of our amazing clients and family for supporting eric and me and our little business that brings us joy and happiness every single day! eight20 would not be without all of you :).

08/23/2010 - 7:05 PM

Araxi - Happy Anniversary to you both!! You are a beautiful kind hearted couple and I love you both! xoxo hope you are having a wonderful time in Cancun!! See you when you get back!

Super cool, brand new Blogsite!

after a lot of time, and revisions at the drawing board, we would like to present the new and improved eight20 photography branding and blogsite. we are very excited about our new look and features, all rolled into one.

no more separate website, or blog; everything can be found here in one nice, neat, cute little package.

all of your favorite past posts can still be found on our old blog. moving forward, all new posts and updates can be found here.

we hope you enjoy our new look!

03/02/2010 - 1:42 AM

David Purslow - way to go guys,

it looks really nice, easy on the eye and loads super fast.

hope it does everything you want it to do for you, I am sure it will.

Love the magazine spread also, great piece.

dp

03/01/2010 - 3:41 PM

Araxi - I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! It looks beautiful and so excited for what this year has in store for eight20 šŸ™‚ congrats!

03/01/2010 - 3:06 PM

my. - Very cool! I love it! So that’s where the 8/20 came from. I love your sweet little bio section.

03/01/2010 - 1:18 PM

Ali - Goooooooooorgeous!!! How could a bride and groom NOT fall in love with you? This site does everything RIGHT. Love it and you guys! Congrats!

03/01/2010 - 11:36 AM

Kristin - Love the colors! Very soft, pretty, clean and has a romance sort of feel. Good Luck!

03/01/2010 - 10:46 AM

alyson - It looks great!! Congrats you guys!

a wonderful discovery….

i have been neglecting the blog so much this last month. sorry to any of our blog readers! i have 2 weddings and an engagement session to blog, lots of wonderful images are coming!

we had a garage sale this past weekend and while emptying boxes that we have had in storage for years i found the most amazing discovery. an olympus om-1 fully manual camera from the 70’s (which i have now been told more than once was the best camera olympus ever made). it belonged to my dad, and it’s in mint condition, and has 3 beautiful lenses to boot! i miss my dad so much, so not only will using this camera remind me of him, every single aspect of the camera has to be done manually, and i am so ready to take on the challenge of using it! i took a few photos at my engagement session yesterday and dropped off the roll of film as soon as i got home. i am very interested to see what comes from that! when i pick up the developed film, i will add a photo to this post…because really what is a post on a photographer’s blog with no pictures??

**update: i picked up my film, but i also found out today that the camera needed a little tlc. some of the parts weren’t working 100% right, so most of my pics went to a nice new home, the garbage. the focus and metering were off quite a bit, but i will have it back in about ten days all brand spanking new šŸ˜‰ . i am still adding 2 of the pics i took that i think have a very charming old school quality to them. they aren’t perfect, but i still love them!

03/01/2010 - 10:22 PM

Charlene - Great job you guys! It’s simple & modern. So great šŸ™‚

03/01/2010 - 10:22 PM

Charlene - LOVE the new site, it’s simple and modern. Great job!

02/20/2010 - 7:01 PM

Julie - My first SLR was an OM-1 that I bought in high school. Perfect camera to learn on. I loved mine. It got stolen in college. They are great cameras- compact, easy to use, everything you need and nothing extra. I guess finding batteries that work can be tricky, but you could always meter hand-held and be really old school.
Have fun with it!

02/16/2010 - 8:26 PM

Teresa - The pictures look great Nicky! too bad the rest of the pictures did not come out the way you wanted them too, Iā€™m sure they would have been great too!

02/15/2010 - 7:31 PM

michael d - so cool you found this cam! it will add a classic beauty to the charming eight20 aesthetic