Portrait & Wedding Photographer

LaMar Photography & Video, Inc.

Harbor City, CA

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About LaMar Photography & Video, Inc.

I do portrait studio for families, children, and pets. I also offer wedding and special events photographic coverage. I've done 2,000 weddings and have 40 years of experience. I provide unlimited wedding day coverage.

All family and guests are included in photos. Visit my website with all photos for viewing and ordering. I have amazingly beautiful album designs. I have hundreds of online reviews by happy customers.

I love my job as a portrait and wedding photographer.

Location

26008 S. Western Ave.
Harbor City, CA 90710

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  • 5/5 stars April 7, 2013

    LaMar took our engagement pictures on Redondo Beach back in 2001 and we have been going to back to him every year since for our annual family pictures. He takes great pics, knows how to make the kids smile (and is very good at Photoshop when they're not being cooperative) and is easy to work with. Even though we live out of state now, we plan to take our family pictures with LaMar every year when in town visiting family. Highly recommended...

  • 5/5 stars April 4, 2013

    LaMar has taken family photographs for many years, he has also done our family Christmas. It's magical how gets happy positve expression on the faces of all our children,their spouses and children.

    LaMar has also restored many of our very old family pictures. The was he gets the old family portraits to look so wonderful. LaMat's truly gifted artiist in his own way.

  • 5/5 stars April 4, 2013

    LaMar took some portraits of me to display in my business they look great!! All my friends and associates that have seen them comment on the quality of the images. I recommend him with absolute confidence that when you use his services you will get excellent service coupled with top quality work. He has also expertise with commercial photography. His trained eye will help you to display the many attributes of your products and increase sales

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Make sure that the person you choose to photograph your wedding or event is very experienced and qualified, has great equipment, and is friendly and personable. You must see sample photos, albums, online images, etc. from many events. Also they should have many positive referrals that you can view. Be certain of the amount of photography services that are included and what photos, albums, etc. you are to receive, and in what time frame. Be wary of statements like, "I just got this new camera", or "Just meet me at Starbucks". Contrast this with my status: I have been in business as a professional photographer for over 40 years, own my portrait studio, and have photographed over 2,000 weddings and special events. Call me with questions or concerns about photography.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. What a beautiful wedding I had the pleasure of capturing on Saturday. This was the 3rd daughter's wedding, in the family, that I have been honored to do the Photography and Video Production for. Stephanie and Kevin were married at the Croatian Catholic Church in Downtown Los Angeles. There were 12 couples in their wedding party and everyone had a great time. We began at the bride's parent's lovely home in Redondo Beach, with photos of all the family and the bridesmaids, including her 2 sisters. Then at the church with all the guys and their beverages.

A bagpiper played as the wedding party entered the church. The sanctuary has a warm old world feel and decor, with beautiful stained glass windows. After the wedding vows and kiss, the couple walked down the aisle as man & wife with the bagpiper's serenade. There were hugs from all the wedding party before going back into the church for formal photos. Parents and family were first, so they could then join their guests for the social hour with Mariachi Music. After the formal photos, we all got into the 2 Hummer stretch limos and drove the few blocks to the L.A. Music Center for photos of the wedding party by the fountain.

Then it was back to the church reception hall, where each member of the wedding party was introduced and entered the dance floor strutting their stuff to their own individual music. After a standing ovation entrance, the bride & groom began their first dance, then busted out into their own "precision pair" moves. The amazing Croatian meal, (Grand Parisian salad, melt-in-your-mouth roast beef, potatoes, rice and a whole platter of delicious vegetables), was served family style, to each table. We were entertained by a terrific Croatian band and lots of traditional dancing for all. A great time was had by everyone.

I captured over 900 images for their website, proof album and slide show, (that are included in their wedding photography package). On their Pictage.com website, the bride & groom will create a folder of their favorite images that will be used in the design of their wedding album. They will be notified by email when the design is ready for their review. When everything is approved, we will create their hand crafted, leather wedding album, (embossed with their names and date), as a family heirloom.

For the video production, we used two, 3 chip digital video cameras to capture the ceremony and reception events. The computerized digital editing process is progressing as we create an incredible, memorable video production of this happy day's events. The DVD menu will offer multiple scene selections and the library case will have a personalized cover.

I so much enjoy this profession where I get to share and capture these special experiences for a wonderful family. And it was extra special because it was the 3rd wedding for this family, where I've been the photographer and also created the video production. I've been doing this for many years, and probably over 2,000 weddings, but I still enjoy it very much.

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