Top o da mornin’ to ya from sunny Orange County’s coolest town; Huntington Beach in Southern California. It’s not too often that I have the honour of working with a couple takes their time management and serious importance of being able to capture their memories, but when it does, you cherish it like a diamond. Well I have to tell you that Amanda & Brian are the poster children for both!
Our day kicked off in Oxnard where we all met at the beautiful beach near the Mandalay property and it’s completely picture perfect for capturing artistic, romantic and a few sexy photographs. Brian was the first to arrive in the wedding party, and it was perfect as we were able to check out the spots he & Amanda were thinking of to do their portraits. Eventually everyone started to show up and we had the best light to do a “first look” before the ceremony.
After we had a blast at the beach and started to head to the Wedgewood (aka; “Bushwood” from Caddyshack that Brian said he was reminded of with the rolling hills) – but we broke down on the road. Ok, not really – but the light was perfect, the open road was calling our name & we shot some really sassy portraits on the side of the road.
The ceremony (and reception) was held at the Wedgewood in Ventura led by Sarah and her impeccable staff that will roll out the red carpet for you like royalty. The crystal clear blue sky was gorgeous for their ceremony and by the time everyone was ready to do the formal portraits, we had some soft shade that lent itself for some classic portraits.
After a “Beverly Hills 90210” shot with the wedding party, Amanda, Brian and I kicked our creative juices in gear for one of my signature artistic and sexy portraits on the hill. And, Brian had the best ideas for some fun shots by the lake where he caught a really cool bride, but then the Amanda accidentally ran over Brian on the green with a golf cart.
Amanda & Brian’s reception was perfect and one of the last shots of the night was a really cool huddle around me as I was laying on the floor with my fish eye lens. I hope you enjoyed some of my favourites that I caught of their wedding day & have a super weekend – cheers!