This was an absolutely cloudy and overcast day, with heavy rain in the morning that made everyone just apprehensive and worried about what would happen during the ceremony. Well, this is an instance where no one can deny that prayer WORKS! We prayed like crazy for the rain to stop and...it did! As professional photographers, we work the light to our advantage no matter the situation we're in. That's what separates us from the amateurs. I am pleased to say that all these photos came out gorgeous because, well, the bride & groom or beautiful inside and out of course. There's nothing that can hold back the joy and beauty of a wedding day. This one at the Los Verdes Golf Club was no different. I secretly love overcast wedding days because they offer the most even lighting, and you don't get harsh shadows during the noon hours as you would with bright, sunny days. The Bride was a stunner in her intricate white lace dress and lonngggg cathedral veil that just swept from side to side as she walked. The bridesmaid dresses were incredibly chic and I just fell in love with that taupe color which looked so delicate against the green grass. This wedding was really elegant and sophisticated, and the bride & groom were the sweetest couple a photographer could ask for. Enjoy these previews!
As I promised in my last post, photos of this pretty portrait session are now here! It was such a wacky day of weather with the sun fading in and out of the clouds. We could also see an impending storm drifting toward us in the distance. Even though I'm now spoiled by always perfect SoCal weather, I'll never forget growing up in the land of four seasons (north carolina) where hurricanes never stopped anyone from driving to the grocery store, or going out to walk their dog. So, when the rain was fast approaching and possibly about to ruin our photo session, I did not panic. I simply made sure we maximized our time while the weather was still great, albeit overcast and temperamental. In fact, our photos turned out rather beautifully thanks to a beautiful couple and an amazing sky. We were so blessed that the rain came much later! It was a perfect day photographing the rare cherry blossoms in the San Fernando Valley.
“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” -Paul Caponigro
I had the best time photographing the talented artists of Theresa Huang's Makeup & Hair Design team. They truly are beautiful inside and out. I love Theresa's work and have always been an admirer, so it was an honor to be asked to photograph her company portraits. One of Theresa's artists actually did the hair and makeup for my own wedding last June. Thanks for making me look so beautiful, Tina! :)
One of my favorite things in the whole world is taking portraits. The art of taking portraits involves not only the photographer, but also the subject. The person whom you're aiming the camera at is very much a part of the creative process. During this time I get to know the person I'm photographing on a more intimate level, and I take a few moments to just observe them before composing the final shot. Best of all, I am tasked with communicating everything I want to say about a person in one single portrait - equivalent to a thousand words. Not much more to be said here right?
The first few photos are of the ever-talented and ever-lovely Theresa Huang.
Here's a special preview of my gorgeous bride and groom who have the most beautiful smiles. Their smiling didn't stop, not even once. More to come, so stay tuned!
Venue: Cafe Pinot Wedding Venue at the Central Library, Los Angeles
Florals: Jessica De Corse of www.ellamah.com
Coordinator: Kelly of Demaray Events