In Category: ‘Weddings’

The Good Photographer heads out to Laguna Beach in December to photograph an intimate beach wedding at Las Brisas.  Nate and Daniela’s wedding on Saturday reminds me that at its heart, regardless of size, a wedding is about two people deeply in love and committed to each other.  A special wedding as Nate and Daniela have always been good friends, and I was honored to be their choice to photograph their event- and good for them for making sure they sprung for some great photography so they could remember their day. icon wink Laguna Beach Las Brisas Wedding

If you’re going to get married in December in California, Laguna Beach is probably your best bet- although it has its share of cold wintery days I have to say that their is some sort of micro climate bubble around it that often surprises- guests needed nothing more than light jackets for the short and fun ceremony at the gazebo over looking the bright blue Pacific that day.
In town the second time this week to shoot a photo assignment, I think this must be a sign…

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The Ventura County Museum is a great venue for a wedding that you should consider if you’re planning to get married in the area.  Great wedding photography here is a breeze as it’s very close to the original Mission and has a spacious park right next to it and a historic area that is filled with tiled fountains and unbelievably beautiful murals of the early history of the town.

What a fantastic backdrop to put the dashing James and glamorous Sarah against.  What fun to to style the wedding like the 1940s and give it a movie cinema theme- from Sarah’s elaborate beading on her dress and finger waved hair to her period accessories and the mini movie slate boards guests received as table place cards.

Thank you for letting me play my part on your day, The Good Photographer has always wanted a Cinematographer Credit!

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I nominate doing destination wedding photography at Villa Caletas in Jaco Costa Rica as probably one of the most exciting things I’ve done this year.  Bryn and Andres in the best spirits of adventure and curiosity brought 50 of their closest family members and friends from 3 countries- the US, Peru and Costa Rica, all together to celebrate one of the most beautiful and heartfelt weddings The Good Photographer has ever had the pleasure of attending.

Pura Vida!  This is the Costa Rican equivalent of La Dolce Vita and Carpe Diem all rolled into one, and that’s certainly an apt description for this wedding.

A 5 Star resort that over looks the Pacific Ocean, it’s pretty tough to beat a sunset wedding in gorgeous tropical weather with a colorful pastel sky that would make a renaissance painter think that he had died and gone to heaven.  Built out of solid stone like some medieval Spanish Castle, everything is about as heavy as a boulder, and I don’t imagine when the architects built this place they were thinking of doing any remodeling in the next century or two…

Outside of the wedding, guests were treated to a Skyline tour of the local arroyo, crossed many long breath taking suspension bridges, and zip lined on lines so long that when I jumped off the platform and was hurtling through the air I wondered where the heck the next would show up.

But of course all this amazing nature was simply a backdrop for what we were really all there for- the celebration of Bryn and Andres love- and to just soak up all the overwhelming joy felt by all.  With delicious tropical umbrella drinks in hand.

Do you love the modern engagement ring and band?  It’s not just gorgeous, but it also puts together like a puzzle ring.  This is the brilliant design of my friend and client Adam Neeley.

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