Calamigos Equestrian Wedding – Los Angeles Photographer
It was in Mid March, a warm sunny day in Los Angeles. This couple chose a wedding venue that has been one of my favorite, the Calamigos Equestrian; located just north of the city of Los Angeles, right next to the Walt Disney and ABC studio.
The Calamigos Equestrian is also known as the “little white house”, which, it indeed has a white barn house for the bride and bridesmaids to change up and get ready for the wedding ceremony. Not only the Calamigos Equestrian has lush trees around the ceremony site, but also a wide open grass field with shades from the trees; this provide excellent opportunity for photos, especially wedding photos all year round.
On the day of this couple’s wedding, both the bride and the groom were both naughty ones. The groom and his men had cartoon cuff links that are subtle, but enough the tell their personality. Just before the wedding ceremony happens, I was able to get a Vanity Fair like photo for both the girls and the boys of the bridal party; this start becoming something I really like to do, when I am out shooting wedding photos for my clients. Because after all, a wedding transform a boy into a man, a girl into a lady.
For the whole time, the groom had never seen the bride and her dress, so when the bride walked down the aisle in her white wedding gown, he couldn’t hold his tears. And that, for me is a priceless wedding photo, with true emotions that will remind them in the years to come, how much they have loved each other.
Pomona CocoPalm Restaurant Wedding | Andy Lu Los Angeles Wedding Photography
Jonathan & Andrea Pomona CocoPalm Restaurant Wedding | Andy Lu Los Angeles Wedding Photography
In mid-October, Southern California is still getting scorching heat from the Sun, especially in the San Gabriel Valley area in Los Angeles County.
Despite a sunny 90-degree Saturday in October, Andrea and Jonathan exchanged their vows in front of their friends and family at CocoPalm Restaurant, located on the hillside of Pomona, CA.
They chose to have a gorgeous outdoor wedding with, this couple chose a sunset-orange as their main color with closely matched bouquet and bridesmaids’ dresses. It brings a nice vibe to this late summer/early fall season.
With too much to say, let’s take a look at some of the highlights of their wedding.
Photography | Andy Lu Wedding Photography
Makeup | Quinceanera Beauty Inc.
Cake | TC Backery
Wedding Venue | CocoPalm Restaurant, Pomona, CA
San Gabriel Traditional Chinese Wedding
Fusion Traditional Chinese wedding is not something uncommon in Southern California, or in California at all.
Brides usually wear their bright-red Chinese Wedding Dress (called ” Kwa” ) with lots of symbolic embroidery, which are usually hand-stitched by skillful artists. And when the new-weds finished the traditional tea ceremony (depends on the part of Asia or China they’re from, the customs for tea ceremony may vary), they will usually change to the westernized wedding gown for other activities during the day. Who doesn’t like a pure white wedding gown on their wedding day, right?
A note worthy to this wedding was, the wedding parties were exceptionally fun, they don’t hold back at all!
Check out the pictures guys.
Orange County Hyatt Hotel Wedding Photography
This was a wedding that held at a nice church called First Presbyterian Church Of Santa Ana. And reception held at the Hyatt Hotel and Resorts near the Disneyland in Anaheim.
Although this wedding was jam packed with action, and time was a bit of a constrain, but we photographers and the makeup team worked flawlessly to nail the job.
Santa Barbara Old Courthouse Wedding Day Photography
Over the Labor Day Weekend 2014, I had the privilege to cover a very very sweet wedding between a pair of lovely couple at the Santa Barbara Courthouse in Santa Barbara, Ca.
This couple’s love story is any overseas foreign students can dream of; through out their six years of relationship before they say the vow, they were separated apart either one is in the States and one in Taiwan, or one in the west coast and one in the east. But they surely fought hard and overcame many obstacles and challenges that are inhibited in this type of long-distance relationship; how? with love.
It was not hard to see love in their eyes, regardless who was speaking one will look at the other person. It’s the look that they find each other shining whenever they’re looked at each other.
Although it was a long and hot weekend working in different weddings, but this wedding will surely be one of which I’ll remember.
First Birthday Party for Cavan – Los Angeles Party Event Photography
Cavan celebrates his first birthday with a party with a group of kids in his age, also some are getting delivered soon within the coming few months, too!
First birthday, his graphic designer dad had created a angel-blue-yellow-green-and-white colored theme and lots of custom graphics to throw into the party. Not to mention, it was also the Final Game of the World Cup 2014.
So the dads and husbands were enjoying the show while the wives are exchanging their experiences about raising kids.
It’s always nice to see former clients celebrating their new family with a new member.
Here are some highlights to the party.
University of La Verne Pre-Wedding Photography
It’s early June here in Southern California, it’s yet another year’s graduate season. Every year around this time, a very photogenic tree call the Blue Jacaranda, or the fern tree, is in its full blossom; painting the campuses and neighborhoods with a vibrant purple high up in the sky. This year, it’s for sure a special for our bride, she graduated with a MBA degree from University of La Verne the day before her wedding. Thus she and her then fiance decided to go back to the university in her wedding dress and his tux, to shoot a Pre-Wedding session before their reception.
Wedding Photography is all about the joy and love that we photographers that will save for our clients, our friends for eternity. And during this pre-wedding session, the bride’s parents flown all the way from China, seeing their daughter dressed in this beautiful wedding dress. After 30 plus years of marriage, the parents sure do have some good example set for the new-weds; While I was posing the parents for a few picture while the bride is changing her gown, their love is subtle, but I can feel that has never faded away after these many years of marriage.
Words aside, here comes the pictures
Wedding Photography- Calvary Chapel Golden Springs Chino Hills
In mid-May this year, it was unusually hot in Southern California. But it did not sweat away any joy, romance, nor love from this new family – Mr. and Mrs. Galicia, who chose to have their wedding ceremony at the Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, located in Chino Hills, to exchange their vow of love.
They held a nice and warm dinner reception at their back yard, featuring a nice pool with waterfall, table set with candles. And certainly, there are tears of joy involved. When the new-weds dance with their parents, they cannot hold their tear any more. What a romantic scene.
Ceremony Venue : Calvary Chapel Golden Spring, Chino Hills
Catering : Mexi Cuban Catering
Cakes : Solei Cakes
DJ : DJ Mr Rite
Los Angeles Disney Concert Hall + Santa Monica + Venice Beach Engagement Photo
Throwback! S. and M. are a pair of lovely couple that certainly doesn’t shy from the camera. We had covered a lot of iconic venues to take their engagement photo. Locations include : Los Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica.
Venues | Disney Concert Hall / Venice Beach, CA / Santa Monica, CA
Photographer | Andy Lu, an Los Angeles based Wedding Photographer
J + C Save The Date Session in Riverside, CA + UC Riverside
J and C knew met other when they both attended the University of California, Riverside a couple years ago. Upon graduation, they took on different journeys in life, but fate had brought them together again.
I actually went to the same school with them, while J was my T.A. in Accounting courses.
There’s always a special feeling to shoot a pair of alumni through my camera lens. =)
Venues | University of California, Riverside
Photographer | Andy Lu, a Los Angeles based Wedding Photographer