Tag Archives: Wedding Photography

Amy and Brian’s Wedding | Orange, CA

Back in April, I had the honor to shoot Amy and Brian’s wedding in Orange, California. My wife and I both knew them from our graduate studies at BIOLA University. It was a beautiful day, and a joy-filled wedding to be a part of. Amy and Brian, we wish you an abundantly rich life together!

Below are some of my favorite shots of the day. Enjoy!

Wedding Dress

Bride Getting Read

Amy getting ready…

Brian getting ready…

Groom getting ready

Bride ready for her wedding

Bride silhouette

Bride 2

Groom waiting for the first look

Bride and her reflection

The Grooms First look at the bride

The First Kiss

The First Meeting

A Very Happy Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom in front of the church

Bride and Groom underneath a tree

Bride and Groom in Orange, CA

Bride and Groom in a Small Field of wildflowers

Bride and Groom and a red fire hydrant

A Very happy bridal party

The Bride at the Alter

The First Kiss

Bride and Groom kissing in front of church

The first dance

Bride and Groom Dancing

Bride throwing the bouquet

Groom throwing the garter

Leaving the wedding in style

Bride and Groom leaving in limousine

Custom Album Designs | Wedding Photography

I recently finished working on a Custom Designed Album for Katie and Andrew’s Wedding, which I shot back in 2009.  It’s always a fulfilling process to shoot, edit, and finally print an album from a wedding.  I thought I would share what the finished design looked like.  I am currently working on a few more albums, which I will share once they are finished.


Top Ten Wedding Photos of 2011 | Wedding Photographer

I am an advocate of ending every year looking back at what made the past twelve months special and unique. Last year was especially unique as I got married! Having my wedding day photographed by a good friend of mine sure gave me a new understanding of and appreciation for wedding photography.  Professionally, last year I was honored to be part of a number of weddings, for which I was trusted with capturing the magical and beautiful moments of two becoming one. As with every wedding, I left each wedding of 2011 with my favorite shots, and today I share my top ten with you. I hope that you enjoy them!

La Jolla Wedding

I love the elegance in this shot, taken at Victor and Jovy’s wedding at the La Estancia Hotel in La Jolla, CA

The sun shining through these trees captured a really beautiful moment at Debbie and Kevin’s wedding in Palos Verdes, CA.

I love this wide angle shot taken at Gary and Tricia’s wedding in Dana Point.

The minute I shot this photo at Courtney and Mike’s wedding in Temecula,CA, I knew it would be my favorite photo of the wedding.

Another photo from Victor and Jovy’s wedding in La Jolla.

This location in Pismo Beach, CA was a spectacular place to capture special moments between Monty and Missy.

Another photo from Kevin and Debbie’s wedding at the Trump Resort in Palos Verdes.

Another favorite from Monty and Missy’s wedding at San Luis Obispo’s Mission, CA

Overlooking the golf course and the ocean with Kevin and Debbie.

An exit shot at Courtney and Mike’s wedding in Temecula, CA.

These are just my top picks. More of my wedding work is available in the galleries. I hope you enjoyed looking over them. If you’re currently looking for a photographer for your special day, I am now taking bookings for weddings in 2012.  If you are interested, please feel free to contact me here. Thank you for visiting my website!

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.

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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Orange County Wedding Photographer

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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.

Lantern Bay Park

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


Gary Looking at His Bride Coming Down the Asile

Lantern Bay Wedding

Bride Being Walked Down the Aisle


An intimate moment between Gary and Tricia during their ceremony.

Intimate Moment During the Wedding

Lantern Bay Wedding Photography

Husband and Wife!
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The wedding party rejoicing.

Lantern Bay Wedding Photography

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

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Lantern Bay Wedding Photography

Orange County Wedding Photographer

Orange County Wedding Photographer

Orange County Wedding Photography

Lantern Bay Wedding Photos

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

Dana Point Wedding Reception

Dana Point Wedding Reception

Wedding Cake Wedding Reception

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.