Good evening from my little slice of Orange County, California everyone. I have such an awesome story to share with you and can barely contain myself. There’s a lot to share that happened up in Los Angeles, so here goes!
As I headed up to Los Angeles, California from Huntington Beach today, I knew today was going to be really cool. A few weeks ago my good friend Cherie Steinberg Cote from Cherie Foto in Los Angeles, California sent me an email to see if I was available to be a 2nd photographer for her. After having a terrific experience with Cherie last year when we photographed Amy & Sean’s Wedding in Beverly Hills, CA – I couldn’t say anything other than a resounding YES!
Fast forward to earlier today and I’m enjoying the air conditioning in the lobby of The Omni California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles poised with my Canon 5D Mark II in hand and ready to go. Cherie arrives with a full crew consisting of Bill, Diana & Nancy all toting top-notch Canon & Nikon cameras for our adventure for Laura and Arthur’s wedding day.
Cherie headed up to meet Laura and her ladies in waiting with Diana & Nancy while Bill and I met up with Arthur for some relaxed and candid portraits while they were getting ready. As soon as all the men were ready, we headed down to the lobby of The Omni Hotel to meet up with Laura’s entourage of beautiful ladies to make sure everyone had the correct matching boutonnieres along with some stylish Rolling Stone inspired portraits of Arthur and his men on the stair case.
Laura and Arthur decided to have their “first look” prior to the ceremony in one of the courtyards of The Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles where Laura soon came around the corner & met up with Arthur in her Lazaro wedding gown by JLM Couture, Inc.. Downtown LA lent itself to a very opulent and futuristic backdrop for me to capture some of my signature fish eye lens portraits along with a few sharp candids.
Eventually we made our way to The Walt Disney Concert Hall, where we were met by Laura and Arthur’s family for some timeless portraits and then we popped around the corner to capture more portraits of the bridal party with Laura and Arthur. In the eye of the storm that is a typical wedding day – I was totally able to capture some of my signature artistic, romantic and sexy portraits of Laura and Arthur. There is one that screams David LaChappelle and I am eager to have it enlarged onto a canvas wrap along with a few other favourites.
Laura and Arthur’s ceremony was held towards the end of the day as it began to cool off. Then followed by more fun and romantic portraits around The Disney Concert Hall while their guests enjoyed the fantastic spread that was laid out for them during the cocktail hour. DJ Sylvia & DJ Todd from Sinking Radio spun the night away with killer lighting provided by Andrew McCartney from Australia. Laura Robertson from TOS Events along with Kristin Enriquez & Teri Kinne from Patina Group (who you may have heard me chat of before with my terrific friends; Staci and Adam at the OC Wine & Food Center) rolled out the red carpet with the finest service throughout the night that would exceed anyone’s expectations.
So if you’re in Orange County looking for a wedding photographer that wants to get to know you better and help you feel more comfortable in front of the camera, Contact Me anytime or email me direct at email@example.com. I’d love to hear what you would like to do for your wedding or day.
In the mean time, enjoy my fusion video from Laura and Arthur’s wedding day & reception that had everything from a delicious dinner to a photo booth & candy bar and have a fantastic holiday weekend – cheers!