Weddings – Christie & R.J.

Ben (my biz partner for weddings) and I were hired by Christie & R.J. in the fall of 2008 to photograph their wedding in 2010. We photographed their engagement in the summer of 2009. Weddings take a lot of planning from start to finish. Here are some of my favorite images from Christie & R.J’s wedding.

I love the Bride getting ready. It’s so special.

One of my favorite images of Christie. She got ready at an Aunt’s home in Laguna Beach. They had the most amazing staircase.

Ben took all the photos of the Groom while I did all the Bride’s photos. Love this image of R.J. very GQ.

Fisheye lens. Awesome shot!

The flowers were gorgeous which makes for great photos!

The Flower Girl was so adorable.

Beautiful grounds at the church. The light was very soft which is perfect for wedding photos.

One of my favorites that Ben took! Taken low to the ground. I turned it to black and white.

Christie & R.J. got married in Laguna Beach @ St. Catherine of Siena Church. We went the week of the wedding to check out the light. When I was standing in front of the church, I knew we had to take a photograph of them on the balcony.

Great Image of the Bride sitting in a classic Buick! I put a special filter on it to make the photo more dreamy.

We had about 15 minutes to take these photos at Aliso Beach Park in South Laguna.

Fun shot of the Bride & Groom sitting on a Life Guard stand.

Tender moment between the Bride & her dad. Love this image!

Special Moments @ Weddings

I have come full circle with this bride and groom, Cassandra & Dave, I photographed their maternity shoot in January and then the baby shoot in spring & wedding in September. Which made it more special for me because of the bond that we had developed. Dave got so use to me asking him to take his shirt off for the maternity and newborn shoot, that during his wedding, he said to me “why don’t you ask me to take my shirt off now that is is blazing hot”. It made me smile. I love capturing those special moments, showing the pure emotion of the day. Their wedding was simply lovely. They got married at Tivoli Terrace in Laguna Beach, it was such a great experience.

Mika and Tom

Amanda Thomas, the Catering Sales Manager at the incredible Renaissance ClubSport Hotel in Aliso Viejo http://www.renaissanceclubsport.com/aliso-viejo (yes, we have a hotel in my city), recommended Mika and Tom to us. Tom met Mika in Japan and fell in love. While waiting for a visa for Mika, they started planning their wedding. This would be our first wedding at the Renaissance, and we were very excited. As soon as Mika arrived here, we immediately did their engagement shoot. We really like doing the engagement shoots since it helps us to get better acquainted with the couple prior to the wedding. Mika is not only beautiful but very animated. Tom’s face beams every time he looks @ his beloved which makes for great photographs and a fun shoot. The Renaissance as you can see has many fabulous backdrops…we love the wall of water, the lobby @ the Renaissance, the outdoor patio with fabulous lanterns, it is a good fit for a modern wedding.

 

Window Light

Isabelle

One Saturday in August, Ben & I drove to Beverly Hills to photograph a wedding. It was an ideal setting @ the All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Camden Drive, and the Bride getting ready next door at the parsonage. The bedroom was gorgeous with lots of room to move around and not bump in to the many people that come in and out of a bride’s room (like hair stylish, make up artist, bride’s party and family). Emily (our bride) was stunning with her hair adorned with white flowers. The flower girl was her daughter, Isabelle. I love this photograph of Isabelle near her Mother’s bouquet wearing a lime green dress. What is really special for Isabella, she got to witness her parents getting married. Although, Isabelle is too young to remember her parent’s wedding, she will have these photographs to treasure.