Good morning from Sweet Potato Pie central; Esquire Photography HQ in Orange County everyone! I’m one Newport Beach Wedding Photographer who is about to share with you the totally over the moon romantic wedding of Rebekah & Chris. And, when I say “Over The Moon” – you’ll soon know what I’m talking about.
With all the exciting Engagement Shoots, Portraits and Weddings I’ve been capturing photographs of from Newport Beach down to San Diego and all the way up to Oakland – Rebekah & Chris’ San Diego Wedding that I had the honour of being the photographer for was beyond what anyone could expect.
When I first arrived at the Fallbrook Wedgewood Golf Club, the staff, family & friends of Rebekah & Chris were all abuzz at the property because the entire city of San Diego, parts of Mexico and Arizona had a complete power failure that day. The first question I was asked by everyone was; “will I have enough light & will I be ok to take photos?” My immediate response was absolutely & my question in return was; “Does this mean they’re going to have a candlelit wedding reception?” When I was told yes – I immediately burst out with a “HECK YEAH!” because candlelit weddings and receptions are totally gorgeous. Plus they’re a very expensive upgrade – which Rebekah & Chris got for free by default.
And gorgeous their wedding was! Rebekah was absolutely stunning in her Oleg Cassini wedding gown from David’s Bridal. She also had “something old & blue” – which was a hand made hankerchief & she wore her mother’s earrings. The wedding was filled with a gentle watercolour light from the sunset and the reception was candlelit, lending to an intimate and incredible experience for everyone at the same time.
The common thread nearly everyone said they loved about Rebekah & Chris’ San Diego wedding was that because there was no music & the typical events (garter & bouquet toss, games, etc.) that are associated with a wedding reception – everyone was able to chat all night and enjoy each other’s company.
So to see the delighted faces on nearly everyone at Rebekah & Chris’ wedding day – was so awesome!
ALSO! Because there was no power and there was nearly a full moon out, I was able to capture probably some of the most MEGA EPIC Signature Night Romantic Portraits of Rebekah & Chris. Let me just go on record & say they totally OWNED their portrait shoot!!!
I would like to say thank you to Michael, Aubree & Jessica at the Fallbrook Wedgewood Golf Club too – who led a brigade of professionals making sure Rebekah & Chris’ San Diego wedding was absolutely perfect. You guys totally rock!!!
I’ve put together a beautiful slide show of just a few of my favourite photographs I captured during Rebekah & Chris’ San Diego Wedding at Fallbrook Wedgewood Golf Club below. 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. Perhaps you’re a fan of Nachos & Newcastles (like Duran Rex and I) and if so – we could always meet at Fred’s Mexican Cafe on Main & PCH in Huntington Beach. They’re awesome there!
I hope you’re having a great start to your holidays and stay tuned for some amazing events that I’m sharing. From San Diego to Newport Beach, Ventura and all the way up to Oakland – I’ll have some fantastic Weddings and events that I’ve had the honour of photographing. And of course soon to come; LA Fashion Week, the VIP Party Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao had at The Supper Club in Los Angeles and the American Music Awards Pre-Party at Ben Kitay Studios with Kate Mesta – Cheers!
PS, If you haven’t already seen on Twitter & Facebook the two very HUGE announcements I shared recently – check this out. One is the Military Promotion that launched last Saturday. I had the honour of giving it to Ali & Justin when I was up at Edward’s Air Force Base with both of their parents location scouting and going over details for their Lancaster Wedding Day I’m photographing next August. The other HUGE announcement I shared is the Workshop I’m teaching with my good friend & fellow photographer Danny in Paris France. So if you’re in Paris over Christmas break, totally let me know because the workshop is very affordable & only 100 Euros per person.
PS, Check out this awesome quote I shared on Twitter keeping the “Butterfly Effect” moving forward – spreading positivity. It’s a totally new one & I really think it is so very true. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves” -Shakespeare AND “We are all made of stars” -Moby.