I had a lot of fun at this nice, laid back Inland Empire wedding a couple weeks ago! I dropped off my second photographer Jordan Burke with the groom and proceeded to the venue, Edwards Mansion in Redlands, California. The wedding was on a hot summer afternoon but a light breeze and shady outdoor reception made it perfect. I love outdoor venues that have a lot of trees to help create nice backdrops for my photographs. After the ceremony, everyone went to a residence in Fontana for a nice backyard reception with amazing home style food! After everyone danced for a few hours, the reception wrapped up and I headed straight for Fresno where I would stay the night in preparation for a wedding the next day in Yosemite National Park.
Last week I photographed this fun wedding in Corona, CA at a beautiful, modern golf-course clubhouse. The bride is from New York and the groom met her out there and tied the knot here in California. The day started off nice and mellow as she and her bridesmaids shared some laughs and got ready at hotel. The ceremony went perfectly and the reception was awesome! There was even a live mariachi band blasting some sweet tunes. Here are the photographs that I loved the most:
I love back-lit shots like this:
First time i’ve seen a airbrush machine in action! Pretty sweet.
Bride sitting in the back of a Rolls Royce Phantom!
Future of photography?? Hope not. I see this at every wedding now…
My favorite shot of the year so far! Im addicted to dark tunnels!
For the thank you cards:
I was so excited when Kyle first called me to set this shoot up! He told me his plan of how he was going to propose to his girlfriend the next weekend and wanted me there to document it. This was my first time doing this so I was antsy for Saturday. Around early afternoon on an perfectly sunny day in Carlsbad, our plan fell into place perfectly. He and his girlfriend Raelynn were walking up the beach when I snuck down and cleared out an area sand for them. As they walked back, I was in disguies about 100 feet away reading a magazine and had my telephoto ready. Kyle got on one knee and popped out the black box he had rubber banded to his leg! He asked her to marry him and Rae said “of course!” and the hugged and kissed. We then had a mini portrait session and their love and excitement was so easy to photograph! Here are some photographs from the proposal photoshoot:
When I first met AJ and Kaleigh at their venue a couple months before their wedding, I was overwhelmed with excitement! The place was incredible! Rancho Las Lomas is a spectacular private home and zoological garden tucked away in the foothills of Orange County. There were so many amazing opportunities to do portraits with the bride and groom that I had to leave a lot of ideas out. The couple was amazing to work with and very photogenic. I met with the bride at an estate where she and her 9!!! bridesmaids were getting ready. The bridesmaids dresses were all homemade at they were even still finishing the cuts that very morning. We soon made our way to the wedding venue at met with the guys (my assistant was with them all morning) and we did some family portraits before the ceremony. Everything went perfect all night and I came away with a lot of spectacular shots. Here are my favorites: