Throwback Thursday: Pasadena Wedding Photos | Swoon and Swagger | Sakura + Vince

Throwback Thursday Photo:

Halfway into their wedding day. After their Chinese Tea Ceremony at the Vince’s house. We drove out to the famous Pasadena City Hall for their bridal and group portraits. I walked all the way up to the very top of the staircase and shot this gorgeous portrait of Sakura and Vince. I asked my assistant Carlos to hold my off camera flash just beneat the winding staircase and outside the views of my camera. It took a few shots to get the shot I wanted but I could not be more happy to achieve the shots I needed for Vince and Sakura. While I was working with the couple, my 2nd photographer shot a majority of the bridal party.

vince and sakura during the bride and groom only wedding photos at the Pasadena Civic Center

Throwback Thursday: Long Beach Wedding Photos | Swoon and Swagger | Jessalynn + Raymond

A fun Long Beach El Dorado Park bridal party wedding photo of Jessalynn and Raymond.

Throwback Thursday Photo:

Starting out my new blog series simply called “Throwback Thursday” I will be selecting one favorite photo that I photographed a few years back (or just maybe a few months ago).

I photographed Jessalynn and Raymond’s Orange County and Long Beach wedding on September 2011. After their catholic wedding ceremony, we drove down to El Dorado Park for their formal group shots. I even rode along on their party bus. Let’s just say some of those photos I took inside the bus were  borderline “too hot to handle”.

 

 

A fun Long Beach El Dorado Park bridal party wedding photo of Jessalynn and Raymond.

Griffith Observatory Engagement Session | Sydney + Bryan

The Super Blood Red Moon drew thousands of onlookers to the observatory. And it made going home so tough for my couples as well as myself. We were stuck on the only road that will lead us out of the observatory. While I could not do anything but sit in my car while traffic clears up. I had a great opportunity to photograph the #bloodredmoon “adjacent” to the Observatory. It was quite a phenomenon.

griffith-observatory blood red moon

Sydney and Bryan chose to have their engagement session at the always fun, Griffith Observatory. I don’t think we knew that the #bloodredmoon “event” was going to take place the same day. It was super crowded, but we “worked” through it. 
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