Manhattan Beach Engagement Photography – Jessica & Tom

Last week I headed just down the coast to Manhattan Beach to meet up with Tom and Jessica for their engagement session. Tom and Jessica were so much fun to work with. They brought along some great props to play with which made the session even better. They even brought their dog, Jack, for a couple of shots. We had beautiful weather and light for their session which made shooting a breeze. Tom and Jessica are getting married earlier next year up in Northern California. Here are some of my favorites from their session.

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They brought along their beach cruisers and a cute sign reminding people to “Save the Date”

los angeles engagement photography

los angeles engagement photography

los angeles engagement photography

I love these next shots on the bench.

los angeles engagement photography

los angeles engagement photography

los angeles engagement photography

We had some beautiful light as the sun went down.

los angeles engagement photography

los angeles engagement photography

los angeles engagement photography

Jessica and Tom wanted to end the session by getting a little wet. It is always fun to get the natural expressions when people are having fun.

los angeles engagement photography

los angeles engagement photography

One last shot.

los angeles engagement photography

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Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography – John & Misty – 06/20/09

Last Saturday I drove down to Laguna Beach to capture John and Misty’s wedding day. The sky was overcast for most of the day. It even rained earlier in the day which is really odd for Southern California in June. Luckily the sky cleared up a bit leaving some beautiful clouds, and the only water anyone needed to worry about was the rising tide on the beach at Hotel Laguna. Here are some of my favorites from this Misty & John’s joyous day.

Misty Getting ready

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

The girls watching guests arrive

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Misty just before leaving her room for the ceremony

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

John just before the ceremony.

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

The ceremony was right on the beach. The surf came up into the seating area at least once during the ceremony. Sadly I happened to be standing where it came in and it got my shoes, socks, and pants wet. I am sure everyone had fun watching me try to jump to avoid the surf. I know I saw a couple of laughs from some of the groomsmen.

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

I love capturing couples right after they are married. The joy and excitement is always so fun to capture. John and Misty were no exception.

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

A couple from the first dance.

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

The details

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Misty along with the rest of the wedding party didn’t wear any shoes for the beach ceremony. These are what she chose for the rest of the evening with her beach wedding.

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

Hotel Laguna Wedding Photography

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Calamigos Ranch Wedding Photography – Malibu – Tom & Kate – 06/07/09

This past Sunday I photographed Tom and Kate’s wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. The ceremony and reception took place at “The Oaks.”

Kate was described as being both 5 years old and 85 years old at the same time during vows and the toasts. I can definitely see why people say that. As she was getting ready you could see the old part of Kate’s soul shine through with calm anticipation of her wedding ceremony approaching. At other parts of the day you could see the fun 5 year old come out living her dream. I think one of my favorite times when I saw that 5 year old part shine through was when I asked how she liked acting. Kate, has appeared in several TV shows and movies over her acting career. Recently she has appeared in “Mad Men”, “SwingTown”, and “Big Love.” Kate answered my question with a joyous “I love it!” I understand how she feels. That is the way I feel about photography.

I wish Tom and Kate the best and many years of happiness. Here are some of my favorite images from the day.

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

The Ceremony

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

The exchanging of vows. Mark Bennington, an incredible photographer, was the Master of Ceremonies.

Malibu Wedding Photography

Kate was about to lose it here before she even started to read her vows to Tom. She burst into “It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time” from the “Family Guy” to recover. She then read some of the most beautiful vows to Tom.

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Just Married

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Tom and Kate’s dog, Rutherford, served as the ring bearer. Here is a shot of the family.

Malibu Wedding Photography

Some portraits

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

The toasts.

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

First dance

Malibu Wedding Photography

Tom and Kate enjoying a poem read by a guest.

Malibu Wedding Photography

The details

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Each table had it’s own unique centerpiece handcrafted by Tom and Kate.

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

Malibu Wedding Photography

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SarahJune 10, 2009 - 8:04 pm

Gorgeous Images! Great job Rustin.

Jen MayJune 10, 2009 - 4:49 pm

beautiful details 🙂

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