Dana & Rod, Wedding Day, Long Beach, CA

Good Evening/Morning Everyone!  We just got in from an absolutely incredible day with Dana & Rod and their family & friends.  You might remember Dana & Rod from their Engagement Shoot we did back on June 8th at Union Station, Griffith Park & Hollywood Blvd.  The two of them became family to us and we spent all the time in-between counting the days until today!

Their day started at The Renaissance Hotel in downtown Long Beach where I met up with Rod & his men for a few shots of them getting ready & some “Martin Scorcesse” inspired portraits in the lobby.  When they left, I headed upstairs to the Florence Suite to meet up with Dana and her ladies in waiting.  Dana was absolutely stunning in her gown and her mother was a vision!

Once everyone was ready, we all headed down to the marina for Dana & Rod to have a private moment for their “first look.”  They were able to spend a few moments along taking it all in about their day.  Then we proceeded to have fun with our Signature Artistic & Romantic portraits at the marina and then up on the hill next to the lighthouse.  My better 1/2 & partner-in-crime; Katherine had assisted and she did a fantastic job getting everyone off the hill so we didn’t have any other people in our portraits other than the bridal party!

Their ceremony and reception was held at The Sky Room in downtown Long Beach and our partner; Linda from A Wedding Store made sure that every detail was in order from the flowers all the way to the candles on the tables for the reception.  And!  Let me just say that our friend Tom from Bixby Knolls Flowers provided the flowers for their day & they have to have been Tom’s perfect symphony.  Absolutely beautiful!

DJ Michael Carcano from Carcano DJ spun the flavours of today & yesterday to keep the evening moving along smoothly while Jeff Koven from Prism Eye Productions shot beautiful video and we captured our signature Artistic & Romantic Portraits.  I even was able captured a beautiful portrait of Dana & Rod with the downtown skyline in the background.

Here is a small sample of their day & we hope you enjoy it as much as we did capturing it – cheers!

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