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!
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!
Elise Hameau and I collaborated on a beautiful shoot in the rain this year and it was absolutely magical. To be honest, we didn't anticipate a dreary day in Los Angeles for this shoot, given that LA has more than 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. But in the end this was the perfect kind of setting for Elise's beautiful french wedding gowns. It reminds you a little of Paris, doesn't it? Elise did bring these dresses all the way from her cute little shop in Paris, after all. There is so much detail in all the dresses, like the delicate lace woven in between tulle and silk buttons, or the criss-cross straps in the back. A truly bohemian look, I think it fits any girl who loves to have a DIY wedding and is constantly perusing Green Wedding Shoes. We couldn't have put these beautiful elements together without a team of highly dedicated and incredibly talented wedding professionals: thank you to Hannah with Milieu Florals, along with the ladies at Theresa Huang Hair and Makeup Design, and lastly but not least, the amazing Kathy Banner with the long and magical veil at The Veiled Beauty.