Category Archives: Wedding Photography

Gary and Tricia’s Wedding | Dana Point, CA

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of shooting Gary and Tricia’s wedding in Dana Point. I had also shot their engagement shoot in Laguna Beach a few months ago, and you can see some of their photos here.  Their engagement shoot served as a great way to get to know the couple better before their special day. Gary works at Disneyland’s PR department and Tricia just recently finished her degree in nursing at USD.

Gary and Tricia’s wedding was beautiful and so much fun! It was held on a gorgeous Friday afternoon – the weather could not have been better! Here I share some of my favorite moments of the day, caught with my Nikon D700. I start with a few shots of Tricia getting ready at the Blue Lantern Inn:

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The groom and his groomsmen before the ceremony.

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Lantern Bay Park provided the perfect backdrop for Gary and Tricia’s wedding.

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Gary watching his bride walking down the aisle with her father. A happy groom indeed!

 

Gary Looking at His Bride Coming Down the Asile

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Bride Being Walked Down the Aisle

 

An intimate moment between Gary and Tricia during their ceremony.

Intimate Moment During the Wedding

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Husband and Wife!
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The wedding party rejoicing.

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Here are some of my favorite photos of I shot of Gary and Tricia by themselves.

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The reception took place at a small yacht club in Dana Point harbor.

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Dana Point Wedding Reception

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Candlelight Dana Point Harbor Wedding Reception

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


Monty and Melissa’s Wedding | Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo, CA

Back in July, I shot an intimate wedding of four in Pismo Beach. Monty and Melissa are from Ohio, but they wanted to celebrate their union in sunny California prior to having a reception at home. I connected with Melissa via Twitter who, in looking for a local photographer, asked if I would be up for spending the day with them and shooting special moments of their celebration. Their only witnesses where their pastor and his wife and, although I had never photographed such as small wedding before, I knew that I would enjoy spending a day with the bride and groom as they start their life together.

Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo were the couple’s favored locations, and their wedding day turned out to be a gorgeous summer day. After exchanging their vows, I spent a few hours photographing the newly weds in both locations, enjoying not just the beautiful surroundings, but also hearing the story of Monty and Melissa. Below I share a few amongst my favorite shots…

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Monty with the rings on his way to the ceremony.

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Here, Melissa on her way to meet her husband-to-be.

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The rings…

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Monty’s chic French Cuffs.

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All set to say “I do!”

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The ceremony overlooked the Central Coast, allowing us to enjoy a beautiful view.

The exchanging of the rings.

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Communion, the first act as husband and wife.

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After the ceremony we took some photos around Pismo Beach.

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We finished the evening at the San Luis Obispo Mission.

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Central Coast Wedding Photographer
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It was an honor to photograph Monty and Melissa’s wedding. If you enjoyed my work, we are currently booking weddings for the fall and next year. Email me if you are interested.

Gary and Tricia’s Engagement | Laguna Beach, CA

A few weeks ago I photographed Gary and Tricia at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, in celebration of their recent engagement. We all had a great time, and I am delighted to be shooting their wedding in August. Gary works for Disney in their PR department, and Tricia is finishing her Nursing degree at USD. The Montage Resort is where Gary proposed, so it was a special and definitely fitting location for their engagement shoot.

Here are some of my favorites from the shoot. The weather that day was fabulous, providing just the perfect lighting for great late afternoon shots.

I especially enjoyed shooting in this small cave we came across down on the beach.

It is always fun to interact with a great couple like Gary and Tricia as they seek to capture such a special time in their life through photography. I look forward to be a part of their special day in August, two weeks after my own wedding!

**It was an honor to photograph Gary and Tricia’s Engagement. I am currently booking weddings for the summer and fall. Email me if you are interested.

Victor and Jovy’s Wedding | La Jolla, CA

I’m excited to share some photos from a wedding I shot back in February, with my old boss and amazing photographer Dane Sanders.  The wedding took place at the Estancia Hotel and Spa in La Jolla, California, which made for a beautiful location.  It was a gorgeous wedding and I’m glad I can finally share some photos from the day.

As I usually do on my wedding photography blog, below are a few of my favorites of the day:

The groom, Victor, finishing getting ready.

This wedding was a traditional Chinese wedding, started off by a Tea Ceremony with both the bride’s and the groom’s parents and grandparents.  Here Victor and Jovy receive a blessing from their grandmother.

Here, they come before Jovy’s parents.

Precious gifts given to the bride during the Tea Ceremony, as is traditional during Chinese weddings.

Definitely a favorite…

Here, some pictures of Jovy getting ready for the ceremony.

The ambience, on a beautiful sunny day, typical for San Diego.

Husband and Wife.

A moment of prayer.

A few intimate moments before the reception.

It was an honor to help photograph Victor and Jovy’s wedding.  If you enjoyed my work, we are currently booking weddings for the summer and fall.  Email me if you are interested.

Debbie and Kevin’s Wedding | Palos Verdes, CA

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of shooting Kevin and Debbie’s wedding. I befriended Debbie during my time at Biola, and was thrilled to be photographing one of the most memorable days of her journey with Kevin. The wedding was in beautiful Palos Verdes, CA.  It was truly a perfect day for a wedding by the ocean.

This was also the first wedding that I shot with Nathalie.  Most of you probably don’t know that she studied photography as part of her Communications undergrad and has an incredible eye for detail.  She will be shooting with me for most of the weddings coming up this summer.  It is such a good thing to be able to share these experiences with her.  And we make a great team!

I wanted to use this space to share some of my favorite pictures of the day.  I hope that you enjoy them!

Here are some pictures of Kevin and Debbie getting ready.



Here, Kevin and Debbie share a few intimate moments together.

This is a fun series of photographs “Do I?” – “I Do!” – you can guess which one they decided to go for!

We took some photos at the beautiful Terranea Golf Course and Resort.

I love this photo…

Debbie and Kevin look happy just being together.

Here Debbie’s dad is taking her to the ceremony in a golf cart.

 

The music at the ceremony.

Debbie’s dad walking her down the aisle.

A moment before God as well as friends and families.

The Kiss.

Husband and Wife….

The Girls…

The Guys…

Here is the happy couple arriving at the reception.

The first dance

Bon Voyage!

**It was an honor to photograph Kevin and Debbie’s wedding day.  If you enjoyed my work, we are currently booking weddings for the summer and fall.  Email me if you are interested.