Mike and Courtney’s Wedding | Temecula, CA

Introducing, Mike and Courtney’s wedding, which I shot in August, a mere two weeks after my own wedding.  It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon wedding in the Temecula hills.  Family and friends from both sides came from around the country for this beautiful wedding. Like every wedding I attend, this wedding had its own character, portrayed through its many details that one could observe all throughout the day. For this wedding, I also had the joy of having my wife, Nathalie second-shoot. I enjoy having her as my photographing partner because of the different focuses we take when we look through the camera lens. Let’s say, we compliment each other greatly! Below is an ensemble of my favorite captured moments of Mike and Courtney’s wedding – I hope that you enjoy looking through them!

Custom Wedding Dress

Wedding Hand Bags

Wedding Veil and Shoes

Dress and Shoes

One happy bride…

Bride with Reflection in mirror


Bride Looking out the Window

Bride in Temecula

And just as joy-filled, the groom…

Mike's Wedding Portrait

Groom Tying Shoe

Courtney getting ready…

Bride Looking into the mirror

Bride Looking into the Mirror


Bride and Flowers

The Bride and Groom’s first few moments together…

Reflections of the couple

Mike and Courtney

Flowers in front of Bride and Grrom

Bride and Groom on Bench

Bride and Groom

Couple behind the gate

I love this shot…

Bride and Groom Behind Gate

Bridal Reflections

Now onto the reception, which took place at an old historical chapel in Old Town Temecula.

Bride Preparing for Ceremony

Temecula Valley Chapel of Memories

The first kiss as husband and wife…

Bride and Groom in front of Stain Glass

The reception was held at a private residence on the Temecula Hills.

Vineyard Floral Design

Wedding Cake

Wedding Welcome

Bridal Party

The guys…

The guys

The girls…

The girls

After dinner I was able to steal a few moments with the bride and groom and shoot some photos of them in the small vineyard on the property

Vineyard Wedding

Bride and Groom in Vineyard

Bride and Groom in the Vineyard

After the brief shoot we went back inside for the cake, bouquet toss and the garter toss.

Wedding Cake

Bouquet Toss

Garter toss

And finally, a sparkler exit.

Sparkler Exit

Sparker Exit

It was a great honor to photograph Mike and Courtney’s wedding. If you enjoyed my work, we are currently booking weddings for the fall and next year. Email me if you are interested.


  1. Kristina @ spabettie October 15, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    hello Joshua! your photography is stunning (and so is the subject!). you capture the mood very well. great to find you!

  2. Joshua Seale October 15, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    Thank you for the compliments and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it!

  3. Lucia November 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    Wow! this is such a beautiful wedding shoot! 😉 i especially like the 12th picture in this post!

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