Good morning from Orange County everyone! I’m one Newport Beach Wedding Photographer who’s back in Esquire Photography HQ after an incredible three day marathon photographing Angela & Andrew’s Wedding Rehearsal & Wedding in Oakland on Thursday & Friday and then Adrienne & Matthew’s San Diego Wedding at the Wedgewood Fallbrook yesterday.
My system is done backing up just over 5,000 photographs from the past three days & I have another event that I’ve been eager to share with you. Recently I had the honour of being invited to photograph Natalie’s Sweet 16 Quinceañera and Party in Long Beach. It’s always awesome for me to witness families coming together celebrating life and seeing young men & women coming into age & oftheir own.
I met up with Natalie & her family at St. Athanasius Church in Long Beach which was a beautiful location filled with marble, stained glass and old world touches perfect for her ceremony. After her ceremony, Natalie, her attendants and escort piled into the stretched Hummer Limo so we could go to downtown Long Beach at the lighthouse to do some fun portraits with the sun behind the lighthouse & then more playful portraits having them jump and run down the hill.
Natalie’s Sweet 16 Quinceañera Party was held at the Best Western Golden Sails Banquet Hall in Long Beach where Natalie, her escorts and about 200 of her friends & family to enjoy more of the celebration in a room decorated as it was a film strip from old world Hollywood movie glam. She had a marrachi band, personally sang a song to her parents, ice sculptures and so much more. Definitely a party fit for a princess!
I’ve put together a really fun slide show of Natalie’s Sweet 16 Quinceañera, but before you scroll down to check it out 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 music & fashion, photography and art, feel free to contact me anytime.
I hope you’re having a super start to your Sunday & stay tuned for some amazing events that I’m sharing this week. From San Diego to Newport Beach and all the way up to Ventura and like this weekend; Oakland – I’ll have some fantastic Weddings and events that I’ve had the honour of photographing.
PS, Check out this awesome quote that I recently shared on Facebook and Twitter helping keep the “Butterfly Effect” moving forward – spreading positivity. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Angelou. Awesome!