While preparing for Richelle and Jim’s wedding shoot I was thinking of ways to give them some sort of bonus feature with their photo coverage. Something unique and special for them as her family has been so good to me (counting Richelle, I’ve photographed four weddings in her extended family…hi, Eurose, DJ, and Portia!). I [...]
When we do group photos we sometimes mean getting everyone. So before the wedding we scouted out this spot on the playground and ushered the wedding party and guests out after the ceremony for some shots. There’s also an interactive panorama from the ceremony.
One of the great things about Southern California is the weather and seaside weddings. Jessica and Gautam had both recently. A storm cleared just in time for their outdoor wedding along the water in Laguna Beach. They started with a traditional Indian wedding on the upper deck of Capri Laguna Inn. Next was a western [...]
I’ve been longing to photograph a wedding just using my panorama rig. My goal is give the viewer a sense of actually being in the middle of the action. I got my chance with Christina and Wally at The Ebell Club in Long Beach. They both happen to be photojournalists too so I wanted [...]
Judy and Randy made it official after dating for 11 years. They began the day with tea, tea, and more tea in a morning Chinese tea ceremony. And get this, the wedding ceremony was at a golf resort…tee off! Lame pun I know:) It was also another cool reunion for me to see her sister [...]
True to Chinese wedding tradition, before Mike could claim his bride Amy he and his groomsmen had to jump through a few hoops, albeit updated from those of old China.
First was agility: Passing an orange between them without using their hands.
Second there was the feats of strength: two groomsmen had to drop and do 20 [...]
I first met Judy and Randy while photographing her sister Vicky’s wedding a few years ago. Randy was also the best man. It was a party then and I’m sure it will be a party in October.
For the engagement shoot we started out at Pasadena City Hall. The “California Mediterranean” style as it’s called made [...]
Claire and Tan, sweethearts of more than 7 years, tied the knot Vietnamese style. It was a day steeped in tradition with offerings of gifts, tea ceremonies, homage to ancestors, gratitude towards parents and family. Claire wore an elaborate red Ao dai and later changed into a white wedding gown for the reception at Pacific [...]
Davis popped the question to his college sweetheart Barbra on a camping trip to Big Sur on the Pacific coast. So it was fitting that they were married at the Wayfarer’s Chapel overlooking the ocean in Palos Verdes. After the ceremony the couple hopped into Davis’ restored 1946 Willys Jeep Station Wagon for a quick [...]
No sandcastle was safe from this couple who made like Groomzilla and Bridezilla (the good kind) for some fun photos on the beach following their wedding at Leo Carrillo State Beach. Valerie and John kept it a cozy affair with close friends and family in a secluded cove with waves crashing in the background. Then [...]
Katy and Jonathan went for some unique touches on their wedding day at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. There was sword play, Tinkerbell wings, a musical tribute to Flash Gordon, post-reception bowling, and a cake in the likeness of their cat. Congratulations Katy and Jonathan! Have fun in Maui!
Beth and Burgess were married on a warm sunny day at Malibou Lake Mountain Club. The ceremony was a blend of Christianity and Judaism with a rabbi and the groom’s father taking part. Afterwards we dashed across the street for some portraits along the scenic lake. The night was topped off with no shortage of [...]