Happy go lucky, fun, upbeat, living life with enjoyment, spunk and an endless love! That’s how I would describe Tyler and Katie. What a great day, what a great wedding. Another beautiful and glorious day to be a wedding photographer. Tyler and Katie’s wedding was held at St. Edward The Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point – Orange County The spirited reception was held at the beautiful and lavish Pacific Hills Banquet Hall in Laguna Hills.
The wedding photography fun started early at the hotel with Katie’s “getting ready” and the detail shots.
Katie turned a blind eye to all speed limit laws and raced with her girls to the St. Edward The Confessor Church in Dana Point. Go Katie, go!
After a number of attempts…we only needed one more groomsman to make “lift off” and we’d have the whole group air born! So close! I don’t know how many times I was laughing my head off shouting, “one more time…one….two…THREE!”
Life is full of temptations. This handsome little guy ponders his choices and then makes the right choice! You’re off to a good start, stay on track and just walk away my man. In the future remind yourself to stay away from groomsmen, they can be a bad influence!
Next we headed to the reception held at the beautiful St. Edward The Confessor Church in Dana Point.
Two lives are about to unite as one! Katie and her proud dad head down the aisle at St. Edward The Confessor Catholic Church, as her dad is about to give her away to her husband to be Tyler.
The large sanctuary at St. Edward The Confessor Church is modern, beautiful and allows plenty of natural light in through it’s large glass windows.
I was happy to be joined for the day by my second shooter – photographer Jerry Giles. We always have a great day together as we have as much fun as we can while we work as hard as we can. Every wedding we both work with the mindset that we are there to serve the couple on their most special day. Jerry captured this shot of the couples first kiss from the balcony.
Tyler and Katie’s first moments together as husband and wife.
Tyler and Katie head outside as husband and wife to start their new lives together!
I always try as many different things with the wedding ring shots as possible. In the photograph below I was able to balance the wedding ring on top of the grooms ring, which sat on the bride’s beautiful engagement ring. Every ring is different in size, weight, shape and how it will balance. It’s rare I am able to get them to balance just the way I want to.
With the wedding ceremony over, we headed outside on church grounds for some couple shots.
The Pacific Hills Banquet Hall in Laguna Hills is a stylish wedding venue. It is a great place to hold your wedding reception and/or ceremony. Classy, clean, roomy and great service. I think Tyler and Katie made a great choice.
The reception begins. Here’s a few of the most memorable entrances of the bridal party and wedding couple!
Some of the above and below candid wedding reception moments are always my favorites. Nothing compares to real, non staged laughter, silliness, tender moments, heartfelt love, etc. That’s what I love so much about being a wedding photographer. I have the honor and privilege to photograph these moments. By the time the reception unfolds everyone is just being themselves, having fun and expressing themselves in light of the wonderful celebration of the couple’s wedding day!
During the money dance one of Tyler’s friends decides to “make it rain up in here!”
That’s Tyler on the floor “doing the worm”! Go Tyler!
Kids are always a special presence at each wedding. You just can’t beat their innocence, joy, and other angelic qualities! Ok, they can be a bit mischievous sometimes too. But that is just as fun to photograph!
As we did couple shots near sunset time I had to ask Tyler to step out for just a few minutes so I could get some individual silhouettes of his beautiful bride Katie. Such a great opportunity could not be wasted!
A heartfelt congratulations to Tyler and Katie on their wonderful wedding day and the special love they have for each other. It was a special honor to have the joy of photographing your wedding day from start to finish. May your days of loving each other be endless! Keep in touch.