Michelle & Josh, May 18, 2008, Long Beach, CA

Good Evening! Today was a serene and peaceful day spent with two of the nicest and coolest people you will ever know. Last year, we worked with Michelle & Josh for their Engagement Shoot which provided all of us an opportunity to get to know each other better. Which is great so the “ice breaker” time is spent on our 1/2 day Engagement Shoots instead of during the formal portraits on the wedding day.

Our day started out at The Extended Stay America on Willow in Long Beach. Michelle & her attendants were having their hair & makeup done before we headed next door to The Grand for her bridal suite for the finishing touches.

When we popped over to The Grand for the ladies to finish getting ready, we headed down to the foyer of The Grand for us to do our signature romantic and artistic portraits. A little bit of furniture redecorating and viola! An incredible space to do our shoot in.

After we wrapped up the ladies, Josh & his men arrived and we could do some “Godfather” inspired portraits of them men. Eventually it turned into a contest as the men were seeing who could outdo each other with the posing. Totally Cool!

The ceremony was gorgeous in the courtyard and we “killed it” with the portraits after the ceremony. Everyone was super cooperative as we needed to create timeless traditional portraits that every family member could enjoy for years to come.

As I’m sitting here writing about Michelle & Josh’s wedding day, I feel as if we’re all family now and I must say that I didn’t want tonight to end either as there was feasting and dancing everywhere you went. You may have even seen a wedding photographer doing a bit of ballroom with some of the ladies from Minnesota too. Hmm… I wonder who that could have been?!?

Here is a snippet of some of my favourites from their wedding day & I hope you enjoy them as much as I did capturing them – cheers!

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