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!
Quite possibly my favorite forest wedding thus far...I photographed these two lovebirds in beautiful Saratoga Springs, California, in a setting with lofty redwoods and incredible light streaming in between the branches. Most of my brides know that I keep it looking natural, and one of the techniques I use is to have them look away from the camera for just a second, close their eyes, and take a deep breath. While they're taking a breath, I know my brides are thinking about how blessed they are to be surrounded by so many loved ones on their wedding day. And then they give me the sweetest smile. Enjoy these few favorites while I finish up editing the rest!
Bride wearing one of my favorite wedding gowns from BHLDN (by Watters wtoo).
This sweet couple gathered their friends and family for an intimate celebration at the Altadena Country Club, located right above the old and enchanting neighborhood of Pasadena. The wedding had so many beautiful aspects to it, one that was simple yet refined and mainly focused on the bride and groom's love story. Marieta and Ves were childhood friends who, after many years apart living in different countries, were reunited by their parents and ended up falling madly in love. It was beyond a dream to work with the nicest clients in the world, who embraced my creativity, and allowed me to photograph these precious memories. Congratulations again, M & V!
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