Good afternoon from Huntington Beach everyone! I’m definitely one Huntington Beach wedding photographer that is so excited to keep on sharing more delicious wedding photography that I’ve been shooting this year.
The bride & groom that I’m sharing with you today took making their wedding “theirs” to the “Ho… nuthah… level.” And, I’m sooooo not exaggerating about that too.
Christina & Scott’s wedding was held on Halloween this year and to make it even more amazing – they had it on the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Not only was their wedding going on that day, but the Halloween Haunt was going on too. So there were all sorts of people, creatures and devilishly cool people wandering around that day.
When I first arrived at the Queen Mary, I met up with Christina at the Salon where she was having her finishing touches taken care of with her hair & makeup from Lana Fender. Which was perfect, because I as able to capture some of the intimate details she had for her wedding day. From her mother’s wedding ring, skull earrings and a charm bracelet from Scott – there was a lot I wanted to capture that she could remember throughout the years. When Christina was ready to meet up with Scott in his white tuxedo from Men’s Warehouse – she looked absolutely stunning in her Maggie Sotero wedding gown and Black Delvira Goth Boots. Totally Cool!
Christina & Scott totally decked out Royal Salon on the Queen Mary. They had spider webs and scary creatures everywhere. A ghoulishly delicious cake from Rossmoor Pastries was totally enjoyed by everyone after Christina & Scott sliced & diced their way into it and DJ Chris rocked the pary all night long.
BUT! Their party, er.. I mean wedding day didn’t get started until Elvis conducted the wedding ceremony. “Can I get a Uh Huh – Uh HUH!” Ok, it wasn’t really Elvis that officiated their wedding. It was better! Christina & Scott took my suggestion & hired my good friend & partner-in-crime from the Edgewater Wedding Chapel; Alan Katz (who I referred to Jennifer & Nick for their Wedding the day before out at the Edwards Mansion in Riverside) for their wedding. Their ceremony was so much fun and Elvis even serenaded a few of Christina & Scott’s family members too during the wedding.
Christina & Scott were also very protective of the time we set aside for their portraits too. I tell all my brides and grooms from Orange County, to Los Angeles and the East Coast to treat the time for their portraits like gold & diamonds. Three days after the wedding, the cake has been eaten, the location has been rented to another location and flowers are gone. But your photographs are going to last forever.
So as we planned out the wedding day, the three of us made sure there was pleanty of time for their wedding portraits and it was literally perfect. I was able to satisfy family with some classic portraits, we rocked a totally creative portrait with the bridal party and not once, but twice I was able to do my Signature Sexy and Romantic Portraits with Christina & Scott. Once after their ceremony and the second time was for my Night Romantic portraits on the Queen Mary.
I also want to send an huge shout out to the best dressed in costume crew to tag along with me for Christina & Scott. Katherine was the best Cowgirl to help me with my gear, Joelle Leder was a terrific Queen Bee/2nd shooter and one the coolest guys I know in the biz – Danny “DMan” Mendoza who not only was “God’s Gift To Women” with his big red bow, but he kicked it on the sidelines capturing video of me for some promotional pieces I am working on.
But before you check out Christina & Scott’s wedding on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California and you’re thinking to yourself… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer in Orange County that has a blast with his clients & works with some of the best and most amazing people in the industry, then feel free to get in touch with me anytime.
Without further ado, here is Christina & Scott’s wedding in a totally awesome slide show that I put together. Their wedding is also available on Pictage if you’d like to order beautiful hand touched professional prints, canvas wraps or perhaps some greeting cards. I also have a beautiful album design prepared to enjoy too.
Have a fantastic Christmas this weekend and check back Monday for the next episode of “How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day.” It is a very special episode to me with someone that I’ve known and worked with for years and has a lot information on how to save some time, some money & sanity while planning a wedding – cheers!
PS, I’ve been totally salivating creatively to do a video of one of my weddings in black & white all the way through. Soo… check out the 2nd version after the original one below. It’s sick!