When Gina and Chris get some downtime from their busy jobs, they love going to see plays at South Coast Repertory and Maverick Theater. I was thinking of capturing their engagement session at a theater but they also love outdoor landscapes. When I found out that Chris proposed to her at a park in Orange, I felt a cool, scenic park would be perfect for their portraits. At one moment, Gina looked at me as though it was odd to ask them to climb down into a creek bed but they both were very willing to climb and hike to get to these magical spots for pictures. Gina wants to use her engagement pictures for a combination "save the date" announcement and holiday card. The landscape and vivid colors will be a perfect combination that I'm sure her family and friends will love.
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Another beautiful day in California aboard the Queen Mary to celebrate Wendy and Mike's wedding. Wendy had all her girls in matching robes with their names embroidered over a blue anchor. Mike and his men made their appearance driving up in a white stretched limo. They decided to do a first look prior to their ceremony. It never gets old capturing the emotions of the grooms first look at his bride. Wendy's makeup was perfect and her lovely red lipstick matched her rose bouquet. Mike doesn't like taking photos which is so surprising because he's very photogenic. Wendy surprised her guests with a great twist on the Father/Daughter dance with some hip hop moves and the YMCA. It was a fun filled day aboard the Queen Mary as Wendy and Mike celebrated their nuptials with family and friends.
I love the robes Wendy gave to her bridesmaids.
Wendy looks so happy in this picture. I love how her veil was flowing in the breeze here.
Wendy and Mike's son Logan is like his Dad and doesn't enjoy taking photos. This is such a precious moment of Mom and son.
As you can see, Wendy and her Dad really tore up the dance floor in the Father/Daughter dance.
Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach, is one of the most spectacular venues, and I love capturing weddings here. It has beautiful and varied landscapes, you capture different looks since the grounds change based upon the time of year. Sunset hour is spectacular on the golf course and I don't always get the opportunity to steal the bride and groom away. Abby & Aaron were more than willing to take advantage of the last few moments of their wedding sunset to capture some beautiful photos. Aaron's a member of the country club so it was extra special to hold their wedding here. It was an intimate wedding shared with close family and friends. These are a few of my favorites from the day. Congratulations Abby & Aaron.