Good evening from Orange County everyone! This is one Newport Beach Wedding Photographer that survived the absolutely wild & crazy weather and events over the weekend as I photographed three weddings all over Southern California.
If you had recently seen my Facebook or Twitter updates, then you saw how I was down in San Diego at the Fallbrook Wedgewood for Rebekah & Chris’ Wedding that was hit with the power outage, but worked out to their advantage as they had a totally beautiful as a candle lit event. Or the next day for Sarah & Alex’s San Diego Wedding with some intense light and a little extra heat.
But, the “frosting on the wedding cake” (no pun intended) was Alana & Jeff’s Wedding. Marina del Rey, along with just about all of Orange County got clobbered by the storm with sprinkles, rain, torrential rain, massive thunder, lightening, and some fun flash flooding. But! I knew it wasn’t going to crash on Alana & Jeff’s wedding because there was a rainbow that landed right over Marina del Rey. And…. wouldn’t you know it – their wedding was ahhhhmayzeeng! I think it was probably the leprechauns huddling around the pot of gold they took from me at the end of the rainbow. HeHe!
Ok, so as I’m sipping on some Vanilla Biscotti coffee from my Keurig coffee maker that seems to work 24/7 like me – I have an absolutely incredible Ventura Wedding of EPIC proportions to share with you.
I recently had the honour of photographing Monique & Collin’s Ventura Wedding at the Wedgewood Buenaventura and it was nothing shy of an incredible time. In fact, as I have been putting the finishing touches on their wedding over the past week, I’ve been reliving their wedding day.
From the totally gorgeous Floral Designs By Roni in Ventura, to Monique & her ladies looking finer than an “Audrey Hepburn movie” in their WTOO bridal gowns by Watters and Collin & his entourage rockin’ the tuxedos from Friar Tux – their wedding was one that I’ve been eager to share with you once I captured all the memories.
If Monique and Collin look familiar, then you may have seen their Sexy Romantic Portrait Shoot (aka; Engagement Shoot) up at Mandalay Beach and Oxnard Dunes, which is actually not to far from the Wedgewood Buenaventura.
Also, can I just say that once again the “Dynamic Duo” of Sarah & Amy along with their impecable staff of professionals made sure that Monique & Collin’s Ventura wedding day was completely perfect. From the moment everyone arrived – to when I was getting silly with Monique & Collin along with DJ Robin at the end of the night – everyone had a blast.
So! Before you check out some of my favourite photographs from Monique & Collin’s wedding at the Wedgewood Buenaventura up in Ventura 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 had a “Monstrous Monday” today and tomorrow is “TRex Tuesday” – which I’m sure has plenty of fun things in store. Speaking of, be sure to pop over to my Facebook Fan Page for some of the latest fun photos with Esquire Photography’s mascot; “Duran Rex.” He’s definitely been getting silly with everyone lately – cheers!
“Super Duper PS,” If you’ve been keeping up with my Facebook and Twitter updates – then you have seen that I’ve brought on two new people to join me in Newport Beach to be a part of the Esquire Photography family. YAY!
Here is the really cool part. Both people joining me I’ve known for nearly 10 years. Crazy! The first person I brought on board is Linda and she will be the official new “Client Concierge” handling a lot of the back end of the business and a lot of my correspondence. Linda is a long time client, turned BFF for nearly 9 1/2 years. She joined me this past week and is already keeping up with my awesome signature service I deliver to my clients. I’m receiving all sorts of notes from brides – some of which saying: “OMG, I LOVE Linda!!” and “She should be a life coach!” Uhmmm… can I just say; “Wholly Nachos & Newcastles!”
The second addition to the Newport Beach Wedding Photography team is BJ who will be handling all of my books. I’ve known BJ for about 9 years through Katherine as they’ve both been BFF’s nearly their entire lives. But when BJ recently told me that she brought another Orange County client up to date from January 1st to July 31st of this year – all in about five hours. Also pointing out to me that she is to numbers and finances like I am to people and photography. Pretty much pushed me over the edge for me to bring her on board & we started to exchange information straight away. I’ve already referred my friend & colleague photographer; Melinda to BJ when she saw my note on Twitter.