I’m really excited to be sharing Audrey and Ken’s wedding with you all as it was shot in both film and digital. I’m really loving the look and feel of these images and they had such a beautiful wedding with so many heartfelt moments. I loved being there, capturing each moment and tearing up at Audrey’s Father’s speech to his daughter and new son in law, Ken. I want to thank Melinda for coordinating a flawless event, Jeret for second shooting with me, and Jen Lauren Grant for assisting me that day. I have so much fun with you guys!
Audrey sported these feminine hot pink heels under her Ulla Maija dress which added an unexpected pop of color which I love.
Audrey’s dress is by Ulla Maija. Her dresses are classic, simple, yet there’s always a statement wow factor to her dresses. I adored the soft pleating and the amazing drape of the skirt.
There were many tiny little buttons running down the center of the dress which required as many hands as possible to get them all buttoned up.
Audrey’s bridesmaids helping with the finishing touches.
I honestly wanted to find a four leaf clover, but I knew my chances were slim. I still like the significance of luck and charm on a wedding day.
I love the details of the crystal headpiece as well as the pearl centers in her bouquet.
Ken and the guys got ready at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes and I have to say they all clean up good!
A stretch Escalade! The perfect way to transport your entire wedding party! It came fully stocked so it was guaranteed fun!
The beautiful girls. Audrey found me through Weddingbee a few years ago when I shot Mrs. Penguin’s wedding. Audrey’s matron of honor Kim, was a guest at Cathleya’s (Mrs. Penguin) wedding and we sat together at dinner so when I saw her at Audrey’s wedding I stopped in my tracks and was all, Hey!!! I know you!! I can not believe she recently had a baby girl. She looked fabulous!
It was, simply put, a perfect day that day. Sunny and warm with cool breezes. I really love how romantic and dreamy this next image is of Audrey’s hair blowing in the wind as she fixed her dress.
I love a little playfulness! It’s even better when there’s pink heels involved.
Once Audrey was hidden away and guests started to arrive we took some candid images of the guests.
Ken’s grandfather did a beautiful reading during their ceremony. And he’s quite the happy jokester! I think he liked having his picture taken and I rather liked photographing him, his handsome suit, and awesome horse print tie!
Ken’s Grandmother and Mother both looking so gorgeous in shades of aqua and blue.
Audrey and her Father right before he walked her down the aisle.
It had been a while since I’d shot their engagement session so even though I knew there was a bit of a height difference between Audrey and Ken, I was still really surprised by how tall Ken is. So much so that it just fell out my mouth. Ken just laughed and joked and said that he’d grown a few inches since. I love his sense of humor.
Audrey and Ken opted not to have a first look, but they were very generous with the time they gave me after the ceremony to take portraits and we even got to hit up a few locations.
One of my favorites. I love how genuinely happy they were!
And another favorite!
And then we were off to Palos Verdes Country Club for the reception.
Before their grand entrance we were carted off in a golf cart onto the green for a few more portraits.
Event Planner: Melinda Hurley
Dress: Ulla Maija Couture
Videographer: Alex Modzeleski
Beauty: Kelly Zhang Beauty
Second Shooter: Jeret Slack
Assistant: Jen Lauren Grant
Cake: Mayer’s Bakery