What started as just another beautiful wedding on a perfect Southern California day suddenly turned into a music video shoot on Saturday, December 6, 2014 as Maroon 5 and frontman Adam Levine crashed the wedding reception of my clients Sharon and Steve at the Marina del Rey Marriott! Although the groom was in on the secret the bride was just as stunned as her 130 guests when the curtains surrounding a small stage dropped to the floor after the couple’s grand entrance, revealing the three-time Grammy Award-winning band all dressed in tuxedos! Neither I nor my second photographer, Liesl Kadile, had any warning of the secret performance; only the Marriott’s Event Manager, Olga Vanzhula, and the wedding DJ were in the know. We were just as shocked as Sharon, but we didn’t miss a beat and were totally prepared to capture all the emotion of the moment! Women screamed with excitement, everyone danced their hearts out and the band posed for selfies while they performed their new song and a film crew captured all the drama for the song’s upcoming video, said to be released sometime after the first of the year. Before they left Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine and lead guitarist James Valentine serenaded Sharon and Steve with an acoustic version of their hit song “She Will Be Loved.” Sharon and Steve, I knew your wedding was going to be special but I had no idea just how special! This was one for the record books! Congrats to you both!

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4 Responses to “Adam Levine & Maroon 5 Crash a Wedding, Shoot New Music Video!”

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  1. You know you live in Hollywood when this happens at a wedding hahha! GREAT shots Eric!!

  2. Kathy FitzMaurice


    December 10, 2014

    We were there and were stunned. What a performance….what a wedding ! Congratulations to Steve and Sharon…just beautiful from beginning to end !

  3. Wedding was beautiful. Sharon is a great cousin to have and I’m glad her night was awesome!

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