POINT VICENTE INTERPRETIVE CENTER WEDDING | PALOS VERDES, CA

Chiara and Thomas were married on the cliff overlooking the ocean at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Palos Verdes. 

Earlier this year they had a ceremony in Italy where Chiara is from, but they also wanted to share their wedding with their Los Angeles friends in the city where they first fell in love. Despite Thomas already having seen Chiara in her wedding dress, I swear every time he looks at her it's as if he falls in love all over again. I highly encourage having a personalized ceremony like Chiara and Thomas did. The officiant told the story of how Chiara had a dream that she would be proposed to with a unique ring and a dreamcatcher necklace- Thomas had both of these custom made for the proposal. One of the highlights of the night for the guests was the gelato cart dessert, an small ode to Italy at this Los Angeles wedding. 

You may notice that the colors in these photos look a bit different than my usual style; that's because Chiara and Thomas wanted their wedding shot mainly on film. This allowed me to experiment with different film stocks other than my go to Fuji 400H. I was able to embrace the native color of each film stock, rather than feel the need to match the film colors to my usual bright and true to life style. I'm happy to say that 95% of the photos in this blog post are film. I'm so grateful to have had these two as clients. They allowed me to be super creative with my approach and they were patient with the extra time and care that must be taken when shooting film. I am also so lucky to have had my awesome second shooter Louis shooting film alongside me. 

If you missed their Joshua Tree engagement film engagement photography session you can see it here. The engagement photos were also featured on Beyond the Wanderlust. As always I used my trusty film lab Richard Photo Lab for developing and scanning all the film. 

VENUE | POINT VICENTE INTERPRETIVE CENTER || WEDDING PLANNER | SAY I DO TO DETAILS || FLORIST | VALLEY FLORIST || DJ | VOX DJS || CATERING | SILVER SERVICE EVENTS ||WEDDING CAKE | LIDO BAKERY || WEDDING GOWN | STELLA YORK || BRIDAL SHOES | BADGLEY MISCHKA || BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES | DAVID'S BRIDAL || GROOM'S ATTIRE | BALANI || MEN'S TIES | THE TIE BAR || RINGS | AKALA JEWELRY || INVITATIONS | BLOOMING PAPER || BUS | TCS || OFFICIANT | REVEREND LESLIE OLIVER || SECOND SHOOTER | LOUIS TRINH ||

CARLEE + BRIAN | MAMMOTH ENGAGEMENT SESSION || MAMMOTH LAKES, CA

Today marks one month until Carlee and Brian's Santa Barbara wedding at Rancho Dos Pueblos in Santa Barbara! They chose to do their engagement session in Mammoth because it was a close second when it came to deciding on wedding locations. They ended up choosing Santa Barbara, because as you'll see in this shoot, the snow in Mammoth doesn't melt until late summer!

Shoots like this are the reason I include a complimentary engagement session with my packages; it gives us the opportunity to travel to places that mean something to each couple, and allows couples to get more comfortable being in front of the camera together. 

We met up at Twin Lakes just outside of the city of Mammoth Lakes, where Carlee and Brian had parked their camper for the day. They also included their two dogs in the shoot! The next day we got up at sunrise to shoot at Hot Creek, a naturally occurring mineral hot springs.  I shot a mix of Canon digital and Fuji 400h on 35mm and 120mm film (the square images you see are 120 film from my Hasselblad 500 ELM).

Stay tuned to see Carlee and Brian's wedding next month, they adore each other and are so laid back, it's going to make for an amazing wedding day!

 

FILM SCANS | PHOTOVISION PRINTS