We first met Roy and Stephanie when we got together for their engagement shoot last year at Downtown Los Angeles. Fast forward to their wedding day! We first spend our time with Stephanie and her bridesmaid. We just love capturing the excitement and friendship as the time for the ceremony gets closer and close. Stephanie’s warm, bubbly personality comes out wonderfully in the images of the preparation before the wedding. I made my way to meet Roy and his groomsmen as they gathered in a suite. There are lots of laughter and a few drinks while everyone gets dressed up and looking fabulous.
The ceremony was held at the church – a truly sensational venue. We are blessed with a beautiful clear light that gave a soft glow to the church interior. Stephanie’s face was radiant, with smile that lit up the place. They say picture tells a thousand words and the images of Roy and Stephanie together speak volumes!
After a very touching ceremony at the church, the wedding party headed off to Sheraton Universal Hotel for the reception and celebrations! And one of the things we enjoy about wedding photography is capturing the informal, spontaneous moments of the day. There’s a lot of joy and laughter at weddings, but also for the bride and grooms in particular – nerves, anticipation and excitement. Both Roy and Stephanie and expressive and both were absolute joy to work with.
It was a joyous celebration - full of happiness! Smiles and laughter during the ceremony made it such a happy event and this feeling continued throughout the day. Wedding generally takes on the vibe that the bride and the groom bring for the day. For Roy and Stephanie, it was relaxed, fun and totally loved up and happily all their guests brought the same feeling. It was brilliant to capture the hilarity.
What a fantastic day - a fantastic couple, warm family and friends. Thank you for making us feels so welcome- what a fun packed day!
Here is a small selection of some images from the day. It’s great to capture this part of the story.
You might remember this couple from their Los Angeles Arboretum engagement session couple of months ago before this big day. We’re definitely still not over that one. All the lovely little details was so them.
When a wedding is set amidst lush greenery and foliage, it’s romantic, refreshing and invigorating. We have always loved a wedding that is surrounded by nature’s best. River walk Golf Course San Diego is the lovely venue for Rianna ad Dylan road to forever. The undulating fairways and manicured green areas with visually stunning backdrop creates an array of picturesque imagery. We want to capture the connection between the couples photograph in which reflect the relationship between a couple. And here is the perfect one.
Riana chose the most beautiful details and accessories for her wedding day. Her gown was a showstopper and was stunning sparkled in just the right place. Riana looked a dream in her long, floating veil.
We were lucky enough to have a beautiful golden light by the time came for the portrait shots. Dylan and Rianna had previously had an engagement shoot with our team so they’d already gone through that learning curve – they could just focus on each other and enjoy. The beautiful landscapes gave us plenty of opportunity for soft-focus backdrops and wonderful images. Dylan during portraits would guide her so tenderly with the placement of his hand on her back. It was incredibly chivalrous and romantic. The bridesmaids and groomsmen was such a happy chaos. There was such an exciting vibes.
For the new Mr and Mrs. Carangalan, thank you so much for having us join your special day. You guys were such a joy to work with. We wish you nothing but love and happiness. Looking forward to watching your family grow and all the good things life has to offer you!
Below are just handful of our favorite wedding photographs from this amazing day at Riverwalk Golf Course San Diego.