This past Saturday I had the joy of photographing Thomas and Julia’s wedding at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach. You may remember Thomas and Julia’s engagement session I posted on this blog about two months ago. You can find that session here. Julia and Thomas are finally together after dating long distance between Canada and Orange County. I am so happy for them and wish them the best.
With the beautiful weather, the coast experiencing the best surf in nearly a decade, and the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, you had the perfect storm for horrific traffic. I gave myself twice as much time to get to the Hyatt as it would normally take, even with that I arrived about 2 minutes late as a large Indian wedding party was departing. Julia and and the girls arrived at the Hyatt almost 1 hour late. Good thing we planned 3.5 hours of shooting before the ceremony. Other than the delay from traffic the day went off without any other major problems.
My friend Claire Barrett, and an amazing photographer, joined me on Saturday as a second shooter. I need to thank Claire for all her help and inspiration throughout the day. I love working with other photographers! I also need to thank my good friend Brian Hamilton at Suite M for hooking me up with this amazing couple and wedding. Brian is the owner and main photographer at Suite M Photography. Among being an awesome photographer, he also is an all around great guy. He is the first person I recommend if I am already booked.
Since Julia and many of the girls were stuck in traffic, we started off with Thomas and the guys. There are so many amazing images from the day. Here are some of my favorites.
Some great advice from the guys!
Julia getting ready
The ceremony – Julia’s dad walking her down the aisle
I love catch the look on a groom’s face as they see their bride approaching.
I love this shot of the flower girl.
Thomas made a handsome groom
Julia was stunning as a bride.
Julia and Thomas
A couple from the first dance
Some details from the day