Christopher and Mary Ann contacted me because they needed an Orange County wedding photographer based in Laguna Beach to photograph their wedding at the Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach, California.
They told me that Orange County, California had a special place in their hearts and could think of no other place where they’d rather get married.
I was very happy to work with them and create meaningful wedding day images as well as document their wedding day with editorial photo coverage.
An extremely talented second is one of the important things that sets my coverage apart from other orange county wedding photographers who work alone.
No matter how good the primary shooter is, a second contributes to the wedding coverage with additional angles or vantage points.
Many wonderful things are going on at any time during the wedding and the primary photographer simply can’t be in all places at one time.
Chris and Mary Ann were a bit anxious about their first look and it was staged in the courtyard of the Hotel Laguna where often couples marry at the gazebo. Today the courtyard was where we staged their first look.
A large Bogenvia bush served as the foil to conceal Mary Ann until she invited Chris to turn around and see her in her wedding dress for the first time.
Shortly after taking several photos at the courtyard we headed over to Shaw’s Cove, about half a mile up the coast where we continued creating “amazing” pictures
The Gorman’s held their ceremony on the beach, just in front of the Hotel Laguna. Immediately following their vows, “I dos” and smooching guests were invited to the cocktail hour at the Laguna room in the Hotel Laguna just steps from the beach. We finished up with a few family photos and then had fun shooting a few more additional images at the Hotel Laguna Beach Club. I’m really partial to those images at the Beach Club…
however I see some amazing candidates for “Wall Art” from the session at Shaw’s Cove too. It’s nice to have “too” many great pictures!
The reception began with a grand entrance and the Pacific ocean served as the backdrop behind Chris and Mary Ann’s sweetheart table.
Christopher’s best man was called upon for his rendition of what some would consider a toast, others might consider it a roast… in either case he was entertaining to say the least. May Ann’s sister who also was her maid of honor then said a few words that were emotional and sweet, followed by both fathers that wished the couple happiness and toasted their new family.