It’s funny how our first meeting came about. Gina had contacted me via email and I setup a meeting to discuss the big day with her and her fiance Marcus. When I walked into the meeting, I soon realized that her Marcus was actually an old coworker of mine during my accounting days! None of us knew what a small world it was! We laughed, talked about the glory days, joked about our UCLA-USC rivalry and of course their wedding day. I left that meeting with my fingers crossed that I would get to capture such a special day for such a special couple.
And months later we come to their beautiful day! Even a little (or a lot) of wind could not stop this day from being more picture perfect! Their wedding day was complete with charm, emotion and of course surprises. Thank you Gina + Marcus for letting me share this day with you and letting me share your love with the rest of the world.
This was the first scene I saw when I arrived at the wedding destination and I knew it was going to be a beautiful day :).
These are probably some of my most favorite wedding dress shots ever mainly because we had such a gorgeous backdrop to work with. I saw this large room with a chandelier and fireplace when I first walked in and I knew exactly where I wanted to shoot the dress. I apologize in advance for so many dress shots, but it was so hard to narrow down!
The La Venta Inn has the most charming bridal suite ever. I could have shot in here all day!
It really is a group effort to help a bride put on her wedding dress.
One of my favorite images of the whole day is this one on the left of Gina laughing. The moment is so natural and so Gina!
One of my favorite bridal party shots ever!
After I took this shot, I thought to myself, “wow I love my job”.
I just love the charm of the La Venta Inn:
This is how I have come to know Gina + Marcus: super cute and goofy :).
The cutest, sweetest details:
Ok I guess this is kinda cool :). Gina + Marcus had the USC marching band come and play at the wedding. This is really hard for me to say (I’m still a Bruin for life!) but it was definitely one of the best parts of the wedding day. The whole room came alive and everyone was throwing up signs with two fingers?! and it was hard not to get swept up in the energy and emotion of the moment. Even my second shooter for the day, Aaron turned to me and said “man, I wish I went to USC”. Now I know how they get people to pay all that tuition :). I kid, I kid. It was AMAZING and I did the 8-clap in my car on the way home to not feel so guilty for enjoying it.
YES that’s the groom with a guy standing on his shoulders! This was awesome!
And when I thought I couldn’t love the bride anymore, she did this!
You don’t want to miss GINA + MARCUS’ WEDDING SLIDESHOW! You can also view it by clicking HERE.
Thank you to following amazing vendors!
Reception Venue & Catering – La Venta Inn
Hair & Makeup – Susie Chhuor
Florist – Linda Vuong Floral Events
Cupcakes – Torrance Bakery
Veil – Candi Merle Crowning Glory Designs
Dress – Pebbles Bridal
DJ – DJ Allen Layton
Photography – Kim Le Photography
Assistant Photography – Aaron Dieppa