Having the opportunity to hang out with Katherine and Greg in Pasaden a few weeks ago was … fun! Lots of Fun. They made their engagement session so easy – they were relaxed and ready for anything. After shooting at the Pasadena City Hall we headed for a walk around Old Town where there is always something new to discover.
Royal Wedding at the Newhall Mansion
As the first image below represents – it was a Royal Wedding at the Newhall Mansion – complete with a King and Queen. It was also very Royal – because the groom plays baseball for the Kansas City Royals.
This group of bridesmaids and groomsmen was so much fun. We definitely celebrated the wedding of Kristen and Scott. There was even a little baseball injected into the wedding – guests signed a home-plate and the ring bearer carried the rings down the aisle in the grooms baseball glove.
Greystone Mansion Engagement
I love it when clients get all dressed up to take their engagement photos. That’s exactly what Lindsey and Scott did for their Greystone Mansion engagement session. We had exactly an hour so we worked quickly. What an amazing area to photograph. At every turn there is stunning architecture, pathways, statues and water fountains. Lindsey and Scott rocked it like professional models as you can see from the images below.
1880 Union Hotel Wedding
Far away from Los Angeles in Los Alamos California is a very cool rustic venue called the 1880 Union Hotel. It is a private hotel that is very rich in history. Needless to say I was very excited to photograph Katrina and Seth’s wedding at this venue. The weather experts had called for server rain all week – but the day turned out to be one of those lazy California days. With the right mix of sun, blue sky and clouds.
My favorite part of the wedding was the inclusion of “Fenway”, their beloved Bull Dog (See image below). The name “Fenway” should be a give way that the groom is from Boston. I had a blast talking all things Boston sports related with many of the guests.
Newhall Mansion Wedding
It comes as no surprise when your bride works in the fashion industry – that her wedding would be a very eloquent affair. Such was the case for Ashley and Chip’s wedding at the awesome Newhall Mansion. The bride was stunning in her dress with a beautiful bouquet of pink and white peonies. Then the groom in a classic tux with a black bow tie – a look that will stand the test of time. I love this venue. There are some many areas for gusts to explore and have a good time. I am amazing at how many unique setups I have seen for ceremony sites and where to host the cocktail hour.
The day was planned and coordinated by the amazing Tricia Dahlgren Events – always one of my favorite planners to work with.
Athenaeum Pasadena Wedding.
I love incorporating architecture into my photography. So I was very excited to photograph Jacqueline and Alex’s wedding at the stunning Athenaeum on the campus of Cal Tech in Pasadena. I wish the day had more hours because I could have photographed here forever. So many arch ways and pillars. This is a great venue to host a wedding.
The bride and groom were stunning and fun at the same time. And the reception site was something right out of a fashion magazine. Our good friends at Honey Fitz Events helped make this a magical day.
When you photograph a TPC Valencia wedding, the last thing you expect to see is the bride arriving to get married in a Vintage 1960’s Mustang! Especially when it is being driven down the cart path. This bride and groom had it all. Even their dog participated in the ceremony. My favorite part of the wedding was their signature cocktail – which they had made themselves – Apple Pie flavored Moonshine. I have to admit that I had a little taste and it was sooooo good. TPC Valencia is always a great place to photograph at.
What can you say when your bride and groom want to take their engagement photos at Balboa park in San Diego? Why “yes” of course. This is an awesome location with great buildings and locations around every corner. Monica and Scott absolutely rocked their session – they even brought a MUA along for the ride. I also loved the wardrobe changes – Monica was super quick. The end of the day brought out a beautiful evening dress. It was surreal walking around Balboa Park with such a stylish couple.