Sunday I shot Patti and Ji's intimate rooftop wedding at the amazing L'Auberge Del Mar. They're from Maryland so this was a destination wedding for them. About 40 of their closest friends and family made the trek with them. I think if I were doing it all over again I'd have something about that size. It was perfect. The day was coordinated by one of my new favorite people, Merilee Hennings, of Ever After Events. Merilee and her assistant, Alesha, were so helpful and wonderful to work with and made the day go so smoothly!
A couple details from the super swank L'Auberge.
I love how on your wedding day people do things for you that they never would otherwise... like putting on your suspenders, shoes, jewelery. :)
I LOVE the lobby at L'Auberge!
The ceremony site was so incredible... maybe the best lighting I've ever had during a ceremony.
Seriously. Look at these images under the chuppah. I need to bring that thing everywhere. Its like a softbox.
After the ceremony we headed down to a park for some images and then down to the beach. You can't come all the way to California for your wedding and not hit the beach for a little bit!
A few reception details.
I was going through my images today and came across a wedding I shot a few months ago. In May, I went with my friend, Travis, to Aruba. What an incredible place. If it weren't for the humidity, I'd pack up and move tomorrow.
I was thumbing through a past issue of Grace Ormonde a few days ago and noticed that my good friend and dad to new twins, Mike Colon, shot Timbaland's wedding on the same beach on Renaissance Island. Small world.
Anyway here are a few shots from the wedding.
How amazing is this place? We had a little free time and took a few personal pics too. Not a ton though as we spent most of the time swimming in the most incredible water I've ever seen.
Karin and Dan got married at Descanso Gardens. I love outdoor ceremonies and this is one of my favorite locations. The wedding site is positioned perfectly for beautiful backlit ceremonies.
Here are some images from their day.
They chose to see each other before their wedding so we were able to get most of the portraits done before the ceremony.
Of course after the ceremony we had some amazing light so I stole them away before heading off to the reception!
Last month I shot Terry and Bernice's wedding at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. That place is so amazing. I think I could shoot there every weekend and be happy... at least for a few months.
I shot some film that day and recently got it back from the lab and wanted to share it. There's nothing like medium format Fuji Pro400h. Love it..
Jeff and Kelly were married a few weeks ago. Their amazing reception was held at the incredible Rancho Las Lomas, one of my favorite venues. Carolyn Chen did an incredible job coordinating as usual. I love working with her, I never have to worry about a thing.
Here are some favorites.
I've shot at Ranch Las Lomas several times and I've never seen this staircase. I love finding new spots at familiar venues.
I love these moments during the toasts.
I shot Michelle and Jack's awesome wedding a few weeks ago and I finally got some time to get it up on the blog. I love this couple. They were so great to work with and so in love... which always makes my job easy!
Here are a bunch of favorites from their wedding at Oak Creek Golf Club.
...well, a month after, but who's keeping track?
I was working on these images today and wanted to post a few. I just love this location. It was so fun to have a bride and groom to shoot here. And its right by my house which makes it even better!
I love this couple. Check out their awesome wedding a few posts down!
Lauren and Kyle had an AMAZING wedding at the Nixon Library. Square Root handled the florals and did an incredible job and the fabulous Kerrie Underhill coordinated. I love working with Kerrie. I always know things will go smoothly when she's around!
Here are a bunch of my favorites from their day!
The amazing bouquet by Square Root:
I love this shot of Lauren's mom looking on as she finishes getting ready.
More of Square Root's beautiful work!
This guy stepped right into the aisle in front of me... I had to throw an elbow to get him out of my shot, haha!
Kyle's grandparents... pretty much the cutest couple I've ever seen!
We had such amazing light that afternoon!
Amazing reception details...
The radical sweetheart table.
Finally, a sweet shot after the cake cutting.
A few weeks ago I shot Michelle and Mark's wedding in Oceanside. The were married on the roof of an incredible private residence on the water there. Bethany at Splendid Sentiments did and incredible job on the florals and put together an amazing bouquet and maybe my favorite boutonniere I've ever seen.
Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding.
I don't get to shoot the groom getting ready very often but because they were getting ready in the same home I got to sneak over for a few minutes. Love these images.
Now for the bride.
Sweet rooftop ceremony:
A little photobooth action during cocktail hour:
The girls were a little nervous getting up on the rocks but once they were up there they were ready to party, haha.
And here's the boutonniere and bouquet I was talking about:
Then it was time for a few portraits of the couple... my favorite part of the day.
I love this moment at the end of the first dance when the wedding party joined in!
Here's Michelle and Mark with one of my favorite couples from a few years ago, Melissa and Chester!
I love when the sparklers are brought out!
I posted a few of the polaroids of this awesome wedding a few weeks ago but I just got the film back and wanted to post more.
Some of my favorite vendors worked on this wedding with me:
Venue: Park Prive
All of this was shot on my Contax 645 with either Fuji Pro400H or
Pro800Z film. There is nothing like the color from those films. I'll be posting the digital images in the next few days.
Onto the images.
I know I blogged a bunch of the bouquet but c'mon, look at it!
Her dress was a beautiful Paloma Blanca
Here's a little sneak peek of the reception details. Square Root has got some skills: