A warm fall day filled with laughter and happiness from the beginning to the end, marked Alessandra and Tom’s wedding. One thing is for sure, these two have some of the best family and friends anybody could ask for! Alessandra and Tom’s wedding took place on the campus of Occidental College in Eagle Rock California. One of Occidental College’s most notable attendees include former US President Barack Obama. The campus is filled with awesome spots for photographer’s to take advantage of and that’s exactly what we did. Here are a few of the highlights from the day.
Wilson Creek Winery has long been one of the premier wineries in the Temecula Valley and a awesome destination from brides and grooms when searching for that perfect place to have their ceremony. What an absolutely perfect wedding day it was. We started the day out early at the Wilson Creek Manor. It’s a nine-room elegant Tuscan style villa, just across the street from the winery. After a few getting ready photos at the manor when then moved across the street to the winery for the first look. The ceremony took place in a beautiful grove there on the property. After the ceremony we spent almost an hour at shooting family and formals and I couldn’t have asked for better afternoon light. Dinner was followed by lots of dancing, toasts by close friends, family and more dancing. At the end of the night, everyone lined up for a final sparkles salute, as Jessica and Brian wrapped up a wonderful wedding day.
Since the grand opening of the Walt Disney concert hall back in 2003 it has been a mainstay for photographer’s of all kind. The stainless steel exterior forms, which were in fact inspired by world renowned designer Frank Gehry’s love of sailing, have now become iconic. Located in downtown Los Angeles the building has become an awesome backdrop for wedding and engagement photos. I have been excited to post this session because of the color and richness of the setting, as well as to show off Genesis and Shibli’s beautiful portraits. It was a little tricky photographing the Shiny, polished-metal buildings because they’re highly reflective and can generate a substantial amount of heat. Our bride and groom were real troopers and hung in there for what turned out to be an awesome shoot. Congratulations on your new lives together as husband and wife! Thanks for having us be there.
One of the most unique places in Southern California is the tower at Victoria Beach. Who says that you can’t find any castles in California. This spot captivates visitors and have them wondering why it’s even there. The structure was built in 1926, at the same time as the Norman House on the cliff above, the 60-foot-tall concrete tower with a stone foundation has been a Laguna Beach icon for many years. It’s no wonder why so many Southern California photographers flock to this beautiful spot. Monique and Austin are huge beach fans so this location for their engagement session was just what the doctor ordered for them.
We were surrounded by an incredible bunch of people for Katlin and Jack’s wedding. One thing is for sure, Katlin and Jack have some of the best family and friends anybody could ask for! I already knew that Katlin’s family was going to be awesome because I’ve photographed Katlin’s older sibling’s weddings in the past. We started at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach where we photographed all the little preparation details. The hotel was a perfect place to do all the bridal party photos as well as the first look. We knocked those out and then headed to the beautiful Sea Cliff Country Club in Huntington Beach for the ceremony. Sea Cliff Country Club is less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean, not far from the historic Huntington Beach Pier. Sea Cliff Country Club is an absolutely beautiful location that provided an awesome backdrop for the wedding. Thanks to the wonderful staff there at Sea Cliff for making this an incredible experience. Katlin and Jack, we are so happy we got to share your special day with you and wish you many years of happiness!
Matthew and Vanessa tied the knot on a hazy lazy Southern California day. We started the day at The Christ Cathedral campus. A world-famous landmark for people of many faiths, the former Crystal Cathedral was synonymous with Rev. Robert Schuller and his “Hour of Power” television. Then it was off to the Vintage Rose for the reception. The Vintage Rose is truly a diamond in the rough with it’s unique ambience. We got some great shots of the newlyweds on the beautiful classic furniture that adorned the room. Congratulations on your new lives together as husband and wife! Thanks for inviting us along for the ride.
On a day that started with rain but then progressed to a classic California overcast Saturday, Kate and Michael braved the elements and tied the knot. Situated in the shadows of the Santa Susana mountains Wood Ranch Golf Club was the perfect choice for them to do their nuptials. The staff made sure everyone would remain dry by moving the ceremony indoors. After Kate and Michael exchanged their vows we did some fun umbrella wedding party photos around the grounds of the golf course. We are so happy we got to share your special day with you and wish you many years of happiness!
Marlene and Devin were married this fall in Southern California. They got ready at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach, and then had their ceremony at Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Habra. Then the reception was held later on at the Hotel Maya. We had beautiful sunshine all day then later on a cool clear night. I have been excited to post this wedding because of the color and richness of the setting, as well as to show off a great looking couple. The coordination was handled flawlessly by Melissa Rizk and her crew at Boutique Event Planning. Congratulations on your new lives together as husband and wife! Thanks for having us be there.
Valerie and Anton tied the knot on a beautiful fall day. I’m sure they had both been anxiously awaiting to say “I do” as they have been together for a few years now. All of the days festivities took place at the Fenyes Estate. The building is a historic two-acre estate complex located in Pasadena along what was once known as “Millionaire’s Row”. The Pasadena Museum of History maintains the century-old estate. We started the day with a first look, then it was off to Old Town Pasadena for some cool urban styled photos. We got some great shots of the newlyweds in some of Pasadena’s coolest spots. The ceremony was touching and very personal. Anton’s older brother flew all the way in from Australia to perform the ceremony. Other personal touches were included in the reception as Anton serenaded his new bride. The coordination was handled flawlessly by Mellisa Rizk at boutique event planning. It was simply a pleasure documenting their day!
Darriana and Blake told me that they really loved this engagement session that I did and wanted a location with the same rustic charm. That’s how we ended up at Bonelli Park in San Dimas. Bonelli Park has rolling hills, a beautiful lake, great hiking trails and cool wooded areas where we could just get lost. I’m very thankful to the guys for their patience, readiness for physical exercise (hiking) and all the cool extra clothing they brought to make their engagement shoot really special. Looking forward to the wedding!