We shot Dave & Amy’s engagement session back in February, and we’ve been looking forward to their wedding ever since. They’re all smiles, and are so well suited to one another, that you can’t help but have a good time with them. Furthermore, they were getting married at the Ritz in Pasadena, which I’ve been dying to shoot for a while now. And things just went perfectly all day – the weather cooled down for us, and the whole event came together beautifully, thanks to the team at Occasions Bridal Consulting.
Amy liked her pink shoes:
And she made a gorgeous bride
Working it in downtown Pasadena, at a wall in front of a parking lot.
A few more shots from downtown – on a side note, we love shooting in urban areas. There are always tons of opportunities to use unusual light and bright color (the images from this wedding speak for themselves). I personally think we do our best work under such circumstances, and really look forward to opportunities to do portraits in unexpected places… okay, so back to the pics…
LOVE this shot of Chenin’s
And this one – she was kicking ass Saturday.
Little shot of the rings – ten points if you can guess the setting…
Also love tall centerpieces like this – they really give a grand scale to any ballroom. Dean Zamani of Piccolo did a fab job with the flowers, and the hand-stitched marquee they put together for the ceremony was just plain awesome.
Getting the flower girl to come down the aisle is always a good time
Dave and Amy share a moment during the ceremony while Amy’s parent look on
They also escaped from all the commotion during the cocktail hour to enjoy a private dinner back at their cottage. They made me promise to tell y’all that it is THE way to go – you actually get to eat, and it’s probably the only time you’ll get alone the whole day. Super-fun.
Also loved the lighting and their 10-piece band really wailed. Made me wanna party. I actually caught myself at one point with my hands up in the air, singing the lyric back at them on the dance floor… till I realized I was there to take pictures. Only happened for a minute, I swear
And finally, Dave and Amy dancing amidst a sea of friends and family – that’s the kind of love that makes weddings so darned special!
Congrats to Dave and Amy!