Good evening everyone! This is one Newport Beach Wedding Photographer that has been on pins & needles wanting to share Ashley & Chaz’s Long Beach Wedding and Huntington Beach Reception with you.
If you’ve been following my updates on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+, then you more than likely seen how AT&T & their U-verse product has brought EPHQ to it’s knees in the past three days. But! I’m totally excited as this has been going on for 5 weeks & I think I’m nearing the end of the tunnel & with all my fingers, toes & eyes crossed – hoping for some better uptime. Yay!
So! With that said and my uptime today now has been a few hours, and I’m able to share with you one of the most romantic, colourful and timeless weddings I’ve had the honour of photographing in Long Beach in a long time.
Recently Ashley & Chaz celebrated their love for each other in both Long Beach & Huntington Beach. You might remember Ashley & Chaz from their amazing Engagement Shoot we did up in Big Bear or more recently — the “Tale Of Two Brides” Bridal Portrait Shoot Ashley did with her sister; Annie at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach.
Their wedding day kicked off at the Long Beach Marriott near the Long Beach Airport, where Ashley was having some finishing touches in the hotel suite with her parents, sister Annie & a select few others. That was pretty much where the laughter, good times and tears of love & joy were getting started.
From there, we headed to St. Cornelius Church in Long Beach where a closely knit group of their family & friends shared in their wedding ceremony. But that wasn’t until we all had a great time in front of the church with Chaz & his entourage rockin’ the photos and then Ashley & her ladies laughing and having fun just moments before the wedding. Mr. Dave Champagne the professional bag pipe artist for the processional and recessional for the wedding ceremony even got silly with Ashley a minute or two before the ceremony started. Awesome!
Ashley & Chaz headed to their reception at Don The Beachcomber on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach in a totally slick old time car provided by Guy Falkner out of riverside. I followed them in Rio and even managed to capture some photos of the car as we headed down PCH.
From the playful dash of icing on Ashley put on Chaz’s nose during the cake cutting (which had a LOT of potential to become a lot more on the face!), to the toasts, special dances their parents and the romantic time they spent together around Don The Beachcomber that allowed me an opportunity to capture some of my signature romantic, sexy and playful portraits – it was a totally perfect wedding day.
Before you scroll down to check out Ashley & Chaz’s gorgeous and colourful Long Beach Wedding and Huntington Beach Reception at Don The Beachcomber on Pacific Coast Highway and you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Newport Beach Wedding Photographer (Previously a Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer) that loves being a photographer celebrating more almost 30 years capturing Weddings, Portraits and Engagement Shoots from Southern California to London, feel free to contact me anytime.
I’m available just about 24/7 via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, the form on my contact page, or the old fashioned phone as well at 888.ESQ.PHTO (888.377.7486) or 562.225.5915.
PS, Here’s an awesome quote I recently shared on Twitter earlier today that I think helps keep the “Butterfly Effect” moving forward spreading positivity. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” That’so totally profound and I can also back that statement up 100%. I’m a Leo and very blessed to have “Nine Lives” – cuz I’ve used up four of them already. So embrace the time you have & totally go for every dream you possess in your heart!
PSS, I would like to interject that I’ve been working on some very new post production techniques that will give my wedding photography the timeless and classic romance of black & white film noire along with some other styles. Since I was pretty happy with them, I chose Ashley & Chaz’s wedding to be the VERY FIRST WEDDING to share this with you. Totally check out Ashley & Chaz’s wedding on your iPhone & I think you’ll love it as much as I do!
PPSS, The Esquire Photography site is LIVE beta testing new code where you should be able to view and enjoy the slide shows on your iDevices and Droid devices. We’re doing everything we can to keep up on the bleeding edge of technology to help you enjoy all the amazing events I’m shooting around Southern & Northern California & beyond. In fact, if you’ve ever wondered how many photos I capture on average, I did the math last night and I’m currently on target to capture just over 1/2 million photos this year alone. I’m already pushing 200k photos – awesome!
The Super PS, I’m still on the search for a couple TOTALLY AWESOME replacement photographers to join the Esquire Photography team in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, San Diego and Ventura. If you or some you know understands the importance of wedding photography to brides & grooms along with a zeal for working in the wedding photography business, totally contact me ASAP. Thanks!!!
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