Good Evening! I just got in from photographing Kerrie & Jeff’s wedding with our Associate Photographer; Kerry over at L7 Studios and what a day! Their day started at St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks, California with pleanty of laughs and jokes as we started off with formal portraits of the bridal party. Although… most of time it didn’t seem to be very “formal” as the guys were out posing each other with their “Blue Steel” poses and the ladies gave me their some of the best sassy eyes I’ve seen in a long time.
They kept their ceremony fairly short and it was beautiful! Kerrie was stunning as she walked down the aisle to meet Jeff as he was waiting for her at the end of the aisle with a huge grin on his face and all of their attendants looked amazing.
After the ceremony, we headed to the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach – Hotel & Resort in Oxnard, California for more “formals” and fun on the Presidential Lawn. We all hoped for some of our world famous Southern California sunsets, but instead we were treated with tropical clouds and skies transforming the environment to look more like we were on one of the Hawaiian islands instead of a California beach.
I can’t begin to tell you how much fun we all had getting crazy with the portraits all the while braving the chilly winds and brisk weather we were shooting through.
Afterwards, it was on to the Wedgewood Country Club for how should we say… one ginormous bash that was more like Mardi Gras than a wedding reception. From the grand entrance with some chanting song about USC (I heard they were a really good university or had a good team or something…), to the dancing, to the partying, to the rapping, to more dancing and partying and dancing and partying – everyone had a blast. And I don’t want to leave out the compatibility quiz, where Kerrie & Jeff were put to the test to see how well they really do know each other. LOTS of good laughs there and probably a little too much TMI, but maybe not. Wink-Wink!
Here are a few of my favourites from the day. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed photographing them – cheers!