As the holiday’s fast approach and you’re in the process of deciding what kind of entertainment you’d like to have at your company party this year, Kramer Events has got you covered!
With our new bundled pricing for not one, not two, but three different types of entertainment: Karaoke, Dance Party, or Gameshow, you can choose an option that will best suit your company and the wonderful people you work with.
Throughout the whole month of October, the Kramer team repped their pink shirts on all our events to show our support to the cause of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer throughout the course of their lifetime, but those diagnoses can be far more optimistic when there has been early detection. Realizing the importance of yearly mammograms can mean the difference between life and death for some.
“I lost my Mom a few years back to breast cancer. She skipped getting a mamagram one year. The next year when she got it done, it was a little too late. Don’t put it off! Your family deserves to have you around.” – Beau Kramer
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If you are often Up and Adam in the morning, you may have heard Melissa doing her thing in the studio as she chatted it up with Adam and Coral about Kramer Events and what we are up to. Check it out on the BTS section of our Instagram stories!
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When Tragedy Strikes, The Central Coast Events Industry Pulls Together
As some of you may have heard, a beloved member of our Central Coast Events Industry, Josh from Sidecar Cocktail Company, was involved in a serious automobile collision on Thursday, October 18th. Although this is an incredibly difficult time for Josh and his family, the outpouring of love and support from our local community is truly inspiring.
In 12 days, Josh’s Go Fund Me page has earned over $80,000 to aid in his recovery. It will be a long a grueling process, but we are all so thankful that Josh will recover from this traumatic experience. Not only is he an amazing person, but he has been a major innovator when it comes to specialty drinks on the Central Coast. We want to show our love and support to Josh during his time of need and also showcase a fellow Central Coast Vendor who is raising the bar in our industry.
Sidecar Cocktail Co. Located on Broad street in San Luis Obispo, Sidecar specializes in original cocktails on a first come first serve basis. They also offer bar catering in style for your wedding, party, or special event on the Central Coast. But that is not all; enjoy some delicious eats while you sip on your one of a kind beverage at their downtown location! The Sidecar team strives to raise the bar when it comes to uniqueness and quality. If you have never been, we highly recommend paying them a visit. Their drinks speak for themselves!
It’s going to be a long road ahead for Josh on his way to recovery and we know his family would greatly appreciate all the help they can get. If you feel so inclined, you may donate using the link below. Thank you.
Having an engagement session with your Kramer Events Photographer prior to your wedding can make a big difference on your special day, and its something we highly recommend, here is why:
It provides you with the perfect opportunity to get to know your photographer in a fun, stress-free environment and get comfortable with being in front of their lens. Engagement sessions are relaxed and playful so you and your partner get a chance to have your photos taken without the pressure of a timeline and expectations. You can explore poses, be silly, and share lots of laughs while you get a feel for how your photographer works. You have the opportunity to share with them any concerns or preferences you have when it comes to your photo being taken; and most importantly you begin to form a friendship with your photographer, who will be with you for the entirety of your wedding day. Building this trust ahead of time will allow you to truly relax on your big day and know that your photographer has got you covered!
Not only does an engagement session provide a good opportunity for you to become well acquainted with your photographer, but it is also a great time to go over important wedding day information that your photographer will need to know in order to capture your special day most efficiently. For starters, your photographer will need to create their photography timeline for your wedding day and your input is paramount in this process; why not take the work out of it by creating it together over a coffee or delicious bite to eat? Your photographer has been behind the scenes on many weddings and is familiar with the way most venues and vendors work so they can provide you with valuable insight when it comes to planning your big day. They will also need to get a feel for what is most important to you when it comes to the documentation of your wedding. Do you want getting ready shots? A first look? Couple Photo’s at sunset? Family photos before the ceremony or after? Etc. Speaking of family photos, it is incredibly helpful for your photographer to have an understanding of your family dynamics on the day of the wedding so they can make this process as fun and stress-free as possible.
“One of the coolest aspects of being a wedding photographer is getting the chance to be immersed in the culture of another family and witness the unique bonds they share with one another. It is important to me that my clients feel like I truly care about them and their guests, because I do! Having an engagement session with my couple ahead of time gives me the opportunity to create a family “shot list” and ask important questions about their friends and family so I feel as though I know the people I’m working with on the day of the wedding. This also makes the process of capturing family photos, which can be grueling if not executed correctly, much easier and even fun! People loosen up when you speak to them by name and show a genuine interest in who they are, and thats what I strive for with every wedding I shoot.” – Nawal Kassir
Finally, an engagement shoot is an awesome excuse to get out and have fun with your fiancé while creating memories that will last a lifetime. As we’ve discussed in the past, the Central Coast is well known for its diversity in wildlife landscapes and beautiful cities; the possibilities are endless when it comes to planning an engagement shoot that will perfectly capture the lifestyle you and your partner enjoy together. Whether it be a casual stroll down the beach, a romantic trek into the forest, or a picnic amongst a field of flowers, you and your photographer can plan something that will suit your style perfectly. These photos not only become a cherished keepsake but can serve as unique and creative decor on the day of your wedding. Canvas prints and guestbooks come to mind, but the creative possibilities are endless.
Photographing a wedding is more than a job, it is a very meaningful service; capturing memories that will mean the world to our clients for years to come. We want to be fully engaged in the process of getting to know our couples and their unique circumstances. An engagement session helps our photographers connect the dots, allowing them to capture your love story authentically in its entirety.
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When it comes to Central Coast Weddings, it doesn’t get much dreamier than the gardens at Cambria Pines Lodge where Fatima & Matthew Green said their “I-dos” June 2018. Imagine this – its a warm summer day and your standing in an adorable little gazebo, surrounded by a beautiful floral landscape. There is a live harpist playing softly in the background and you can feel the ocean breeze across your face as you look on and see family members and friends with from all around the globe smiling in anticipation with you. Suddenly, from around the corner comes the love of your life, wearing the most elegant and beautiful dress you’ve ever laid eyes on, your heart skips a beat and you realize your exactly where you want to be in life. Read more
If you’re looking for a new Central Coast Venue to check out in Northern San Luis Obispo County, Niner Wine Estates is a must see. The Kramer office team had the pleasure of touring their winemaking facility in Paso Robles a few weeks ago and quickly realized what a find it is. This expansive property is absolutely gorgeous, famous for its iconic view of “Heart Hill”, and the perfect spot for a variety of private events. Not only that, but they are one of the only winemaking facilities in the area that integrates environmentally sustainable practices into their business model. Read more
At Kramer Events we strive to give each of our clients the best experience possible on the day of their wedding or special event. For our photography division, this means capturing your day in a way that is authentic to who you are and creating images that are a genuine representation of you, the ones you love, and all the custom touches that went into creating your big day.
On June 10, 2018, in the cozy beach town of Avila Beach, Scott & Andrea said their vows with the sand under their feet and the ocean just beyond them. This wedding was picture perfect, stay tuned for more images to come!
Venue: Avila Beach | Coordination: Kramer Events | DJ/MC: Kramer Events | Photographer: Kramer Events | Videographer: Kramer Events | Caterer: Custom House Restaurant | Dessert: Cakes By Judy C | Hair & Makeup: Faces a La Mode | Lighting Design: Kramer Events | Florist: Sprigs of SLO | Rentals: Beach Butlerz | Transportation: SLO Safe Ride
From lush gardens to rolling vineyards, rustic barns to expansive estates, luxury hotels to elegant restaurants, golf courses to community centers – and everything in between; there is certainly a Central Coast Wedding Venue for every taste and budget, but how do you go about choosing the right one when the options are so extensive? With insight from Kramer Events Coordinators, as well as some of our married and engaged team members who have been through the process, we have compiled a list of important questions to ask when selecting a location for your wedding day. Read more
Meet Lathan, Operations Leader at Kramer Events. Currently living in Paso he’s married to his wonderful wife, Jackie, he’s a self-admitted beer snob and loves photography. In fact, he’s a professional wedding photographer in addition to being a trained EMT. But more importantly, he’s now a critical part of our Kramer Team.
Part of the magic behind Kramer Events is how our different departments work together on events to bring out the best in each other’s craft. Lathan is the organizer of that magic. As Operations Leader he ensures our team works well together and helps push us to raise the bar. Even though he’s only been with us a short time, he is already pushing us to step up our game in all departments.
I have a ton of respect for his calm and thoughtful leadership style. We’re lucky to have a person like him help lead our team.