Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

October 30, 2009

Amy and Brian were married a few weeks ago at the beautiful Rancho Los Lomas in the hills of Orange County, California. Rancho Las Lomas weddings are always a treat. This place is awesome! Hidden in Silverado Canyon the grounds of Rancho Las Lomas are unique and complete with tigers, zebras and other exotic animals! Not to mention the staff is top notch!

Amy and Brian are an awesome couple who are goofy, funny and they were great to work with. We circled just about the entire grounds of Rancho Las Lomas, including the parking lot, doing pictures of them and it was so worth it! Please check out the pictures, slide show and links below. Thanks for looking at my blog!

Amy and Brian Wedding Slide Show: http://www.bluesilverphoto.com/data/web/amyandbrianwedding2/index.html

Links:

Rancho Las Lomas

Blue Silver Photo
alex@bluesilverphoto.com
714-225-9339

Bride's Shoes

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride at Rancho Las Lomas

Bride at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride at Rancho Las Lomas

Bride at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride and Flower Girl at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride and Flower Girl at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride at Rancho Las Lomas

Bride at Ranch Las Lomas Wedding

Bride and Flower Girl at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Brede and Flower Girl at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride and Groom exchange rings at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding Ceremony

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride and Groom with Flower Girl at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride and Groom at Rancho Las Lomas

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride and Groom at Rancho Las Lomas

Bride and Groom at Rancho Las Lomas

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride and Groom at Rancho Las Lomas

Bride and Groom at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

First Dance at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding Reception

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding Reception

Bride and Groom at Rancho Las Lomas

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Bride and Groom at Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Rachelle and Chris were married in late September at the beautiful Laguna Clffs Marriott Resort in Dana Point, California. It has been a few years since I last did a Laguna Cliffs Wedding so I was greatly looking forward to it. It was a beautiful day!

When my assistant and I arrived the bride, Rachelle, and her bride’s maids were all ready for us so we went straight to photographing the girls around the grounds of the Laguna Cliffs Marriott. It was a perfect day both for infrared as well as my new addition Holga! It is so much fun to shoot weddings with the Hoga! Check out the slide show and pictures below! As usual I included some links to a some of the other vendors involved as well.

Links:
Rachelle and Chris Wedding Slide Show

Laguna Cliffs Marriott
Ruth Wang (Wedding Coordinator)

Blue Silver Photo
alex@bluesilverphoto.com
714-225-9339

Bride at Laguna Cliffs Marriott

Bride at Laguna Cliffs Marriott

Bride at Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa

Bride at Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa

Bride and Girls at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Bride and Girls at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Bride and Girls in infrared at Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Bride and Girls in infrared at Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Bride at Laguna Cliffs Marriott

Bride at Laguna Cliffs Marriott

Bride at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa

Bride at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa

Infrared Wedding Photography

Infrared Wedding Photography

Bride at Laguna Cliffs Resort Wedding

Bride at Laguna Cliffs Resort Wedding

Bride and Girls at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa

Bride and Girls at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa

Groom at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Groom at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Infrared Wedding Photography

Infrared Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony at Laguna Cliffs Marriott

Wedding Ceremony at Laguna Cliffs Marriott

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Holga Wedding Photography

Holga Wedding Photography

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Bridal Party at Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Bridal Party at Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Holga Wedding Photography

Holga Wedding Photography

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Lagun Cliffs Wedding

Lagun Cliffs Wedding

So I was one of those photographers that went kicking and screaming into the world of digital photography. It has been several years now of shooting almost completely digital at my weddings and I have grown very used to it and even fond of it. At the same time I have always had a love for film and I finally came up with an excuse to start shooting some film at weddings again. It is Holga! There are many things that can be imitated digitally but Holga shooting is one that is too time consuming to try and digitally imitate for wedding photography.

Erin and Rich’s Wedding at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, California was my first wedding where I shot the Holga and I am hooked. I included some Holga shots in the slide show and the blog!

In addition to having fun with my new toy I got to shoot at one of my favorite Orange County Wedding venues. Black Gold Golf Club is a beautiful venue for weddings located in the hills of Yorba Linda in Northern Orange County. Not only is the location awesome complete with its rolling hills, waterfalls and beautiful light but the in house coordinator Julie Spencer is very professional and a treat to work with! If you are considering a golf course wedding I highly recommend Black Gold Golf Club.

Please have a look at my pictures of Erin and Rich’s wedding, their wedding slide show and the links to some of the other vendors…

Links:

Erin and Rich Wedding Slide Show

Black Gold Golf Club
Prince Productions Videography

Blue Silver Photo
alex@bluesilverphoto.com
714-225-9339

Bride getting ready at Black Gold Golf Club

Bride getting ready at Black Gold Golf Club

Black and White Window Light Portrait of Bride at Black Gold Golf Club

Black and White Window Light Portrait of Bride at Black Gold Golf Club

Bride by the waterfall at Black Gold Golf Club

Bride by the waterfall at Black Gold Golf Club

Fisheye Shot of Bride and maid of honor at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Fisheye Shot of Bride and maid of honor at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Infrared shot of Bride and bride's maids at Black Gold Golf Club

Infrared shot of Bride and bride's maids at Black Gold Golf Club

Bride and Bride's maids in Black and White at Black Gold Golf Club

Bride and Bride's maids in Black and White at Black Gold Golf Club

Bride and Girls at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Bride and Girls at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

High key of Bride at Black Gold Golf Club

High key of Bride at Black Gold Golf Club

Bride and Girls at Black Gold Golf Club

Bride and Girls at Black Gold Golf Club

Fisheye shot of Bride and girls at Black Gold Golf Club

Fisheye shot of Bride and girls at Black Gold Golf Club

Pretty Bride at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, California

Pretty Bride at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, California

Wedding Cake at Black Gold Golf Club in Orange County, California

Wedding Cake at Black Gold Golf Club in Orange County, California

Groom and Guys at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Groom and Guys at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Groom and Guys at Black Gold Golf Club

Groom and Guys at Black Gold Golf Club

Infrared Wedding Photography at Black Gold Golf Club

Infrared Wedding Photography at Black Gold Golf Club

Black and White Wedding Photography at Black Gold Golf Club

Black and White Wedding Photography at Black Gold Golf Club

Groom and Guys at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Groom and Guys at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Infrared Wedding Photography at Black Gold Golf Club

Infrared Wedding Photography at Black Gold Golf Club

Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Sepia Toned Wedding Photography at Black Gold Golf Club

Sepia Toned Wedding Photography at Black Gold Golf Club

Groom and guys at Black Gold Golf Club

Groom and guys at Black Gold Golf Club

Wedding Ceremony at Black Gold Golf Club

Wedding Ceremony at Black Gold Golf Club

Wedding Ceremony at Black Gold Golf Club in Orange County California

Wedding Ceremony at Black Gold Golf Club in Orange County California

Wedding Ceremony at Black Gold Golf Club

Wedding Ceremony at Black Gold Golf Club

Infrared Wedding Photography at Black Gold Golf Club

Infrared Wedding Photography at Black Gold Golf Club

Wedding Ceremony at Black Gold Golf Club

Wedding Ceremony at Black Gold Golf Club

Wedding Ceremony at Black Gold Golf Course

Wedding Ceremony at Black Gold Golf Course

Black Gold Golf Course Wedding

Black Gold Golf Course Wedding

Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Black Gold Golf Course Wedding

Black Gold Golf Course Wedding

Bride and Groom at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Bride and Groom at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Bride and Groom at Black Gold Golf Course Wedding

Bride and Groom at Black Gold Golf Course Wedding

Bridal Party at Black Gold Golf Club

Bridal Party at Black Gold Golf Club

Long Exposure Fisheye shot of Bridal Party at Black Gold Golf Club

Long Exposure Fisheye shot of Bridal Party at Black Gold Golf Club

Groom with Bride's Maids at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Groom with Bride's Maids at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding

Bride and Groom's Men at Black Gold Golf Course Wedding

Bride and Groom's Men at Black Gold Golf Course Wedding

Night Shot of Bride and Groom at Black Gold Golf Club

Night Shot of Bride and Groom at Black Gold Golf Club

First Dance at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding Reception

First Dance at Black Gold Golf Club Wedding Reception

Black Gold Golf Club Wedding Reception

Black Gold Golf Club Wedding Reception

Black Gold Golf Club Wedding Reception

Black Gold Golf Club Wedding Reception

Black Gold Golf Club Wedding Reception

Black Gold Golf Club Wedding Reception

Black Gold Golf Course Wedding Reception

Black Gold Golf Course Wedding Reception

Bride and Groom cut their Wedding Cake at Black Gold Golf Club

Bride and Groom cut their Wedding Cake at Black Gold Golf Club

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

October 6, 2009

I’ve been to Crossroads at Firestone several times but this is the first time I’ve been to the original Firestone Vineyard for a wedding. Again I have to thank my friend Andrew Van Gundy for having me there to help him shoot this wedding!

Santa Ynez, Solvang, Los Olividos and other Santa Barbara area Vineyard and Winery Weddings are fast becoming my favorite to shoot! Please have a look at Erika and Craig’s Wedding slide show and pictures and perhaps you will see why.

Don’t forget to have a look at my links including Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Andrew Van Gundy, DJ KIK Entertainment and of course Firestone Vineyard.

Links:

Erica and Craig Slide Show

Andrew Van Gundy
KIK Entertainment
Firestone Vineyard

Blue Silver Photo
alex@bluesilverphoto.com
714-225-9339

Bride getting ready in Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara, California

Bride getting ready in Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara, California

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Groom and Groom'smen at Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Groom and Groom'smen at Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyar Wedding

Firestone Vineyar Wedding

Infrared Wedding Photography at Firestone Vineyard

Infrared Wedding Photography at Firestone Vineyard

Firestone Wedding

Firestone Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding Ceremony

Firestone Vineyard Wedding Ceremony

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Bride and Groom at Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Bride and Groom at Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Grand Entrance at Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Grand Entrance at Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Bride and Groom kiss at the head of the table

Bride and Groom kiss at the head of the table

Firestone Vineyard Wedding Reception

Firestone Vineyard Wedding Reception

First Dance at Firestone Vineyard Wedding

First Dance at Firestone Vineyard Wedding

Bride and Groom toast each other after cutting their Wedding Cake at Firestone Vineyard

Bride and Groom toast each other after cutting their Wedding Cake at Firestone Vineyard

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

October 6, 2009

A wedding at the Crystal Cathedral!  Believe it or not I grew up in Orange County and I had never been to the Crystal Cathedral until Anne and Jayson’s Wedding.  I must thank fellow Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Andrew Van Gundy for inviting me to help him out on this wedding.

Andrew and I started at Jayson’s moms house in Orange, California.  This is no ordinary house!  It is a well maintained Victorian constructed before the turn of the century!

After that it was off to the famous Crystal Cathedral for the wedding and reception.  I had a minor problem at this wedding because my external strobe broke but thanks to the light emitting from the building at the Crystal Cathedral and some trickery with my Canon flashes I was able to pull off the night time reception pretty good!

Please check out my pictures, the slide show and links to Andrew Van Gundy and the Crystal Cathedral below!

Links:

Anne and Jayson Slide Show
Andrew Van Gundy
Crystal Cathedral

Blue Silver Photo
alex@bluesilverphoto.com
714-225-9339

Bride getting ready in Orange County, California

Bride getting ready in Orange County, California

Bride and Groom in the Crystal Cathedral

Bride and Groom in the Crystal Cathedral

Andrew in my shot at the Crystal Cathedral

Andrew in my shot at the Crystal Cathedral

Bride and Groom kissing at the Crystal Cathedral

Bride and Groom kissing at the Crystal Cathedral

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Pretty Bride's Maids at the Crystal Cathedral

Pretty Bride's Maids at the Crystal Cathedral

Groom looking cool at Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Groom looking cool at Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Groom's Men at the Crystal Cathedral

Groom's Men at the Crystal Cathedral

Crystal Cathderal Wedding

Crystal Cathderal Wedding

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Infrared Wedding Photography at the Crystal Cathedral

Infrared Wedding Photography at the Crystal Cathedral

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Crystal Cathedral Wedding

First Dance at their Crystal Cathedral Wedding

First Dance at their Crystal Cathedral Wedding

Crystal Cathderal Wedding Reception

Crystal Cathderal Wedding Reception

Crystal Cathderal Wedding Formal Exit in a Vintage Corvette

Crystal Cathderal Wedding Formal Exit in a Vintage Corvette

Gainey Vineyard Wedding

October 3, 2009

What an awesome day this was! We’ll aside from the southern style humidity that is. Melissa and Brandon were married late August at the beautiful Gainey Vineyard just north of Santa Barbara, California. Gainey Vineyard is one of my favorite venues around Santa Barbara. Although it is well known I consider it a little underrated. The atmosphere and staff are top notch! I really think more couples should consider this wedding venue!

I got to be there this time thanks to my friend Andrew Van Gundy who needed someone to help him out for the day. I’m always pleased and grateful to work with Andrew if I am not booked because his weddings seem to always include the coolest brides and grooms and some of the most beautiful wedding locations in and around Santa Barbara. This one was no exception!

We started with the bride and groom getting ready at this quaint little inn in Solvang, CA called the Wine Valley Inn. The Wine Valley Inn is really beautiful and has an enchanted feel to it!

Although it was a little rainy Melissa barely worried about it. She was gonna have a great day no matter what! Just as I predicted the rain cleared up right before the ceremony. That always seems to happen! Welcome to Southern California! Then it was on to Gainey Vineyard for the Wedding and Reception. It was truly beautiful. Have a look for yourself! My pictures of the day, including my signature Infrared, a slide show and a link to the other vendors involved; The Wine Valley Inn, Gainey Vineyard and Andrew Van Gundy are below…

Melissa and Brandon’s Slide Show

Blue Silver Photo
alex@bluesilverphoto.com
714-225-9339

Links:

Wine Valley Inn
Gainey Vineyard
Andrew Van Gundy

Wine Valley Inn

Wine Valley Inn

Lily Pads at the Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

Lily Pads at the Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

Grandma taking a photo of her cute flower girl grandauther at Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

Grandma taking a photo of her cute flower girl grandauther at Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

View out of the Bride's Window at the Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

View out of the Bride’s Window at the Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

Gainey Vineyard Wedding

Gainey Vineyard Wedding

Large Oak Tree at Gainey Vineyard

Large Oak Tree at Gainey Vineyard

Brandon anxously wating to see Melissa in her Wedding Dress!

Brandon anxiously waiting to see Melissa in her Wedding Dress!

Bride and Groom togehether at their Gainey Vineyard Wedding!

Bride and Groom togehether at their Gainey Vineyard Wedding!

Bride and Groom strolling through the grapevines at Gainey Vineyard.

Bride and Groom strolling through the grapevines at Gainey Vineyard.

Almost Married! Bride and Groom hold hands at Gainey Vineyard.

Almost Married! Bride and Groom hold hands at Gainey Vineyard.

So Romantic! Kiss in the rain at Gainey Vineyard.

So Romantic! Kiss in the rain at Gainey Vineyard.

Bride and Groom at Gainey Vineyard Wedding

Bride and Groom at Gainey Vineyard Wedding

Infrared Wedding Photography at Gainey Vineyard

Infrared Wedding Photography at Gainey Vineyard

Bridal Party at Gainy Vineyard Wedding

Bridal Party at Gainy Vineyard Wedding

Groom and Guys pray before the ceremony at Gainey Vineyard

Groom and Guys pray before the ceremony at Gainey Vineyard

Santa Ynez Oak Trees from the View of Gainey Vineyard

Santa Ynez Oak Trees from the View of Gainey Vineyard

Gainye Vineyard Wine

Gainye Vineyard Wine

Bride and Groom in the Wine Cellar at Gainey Vineyard

Bride and Groom in the Wine Cellar at Gainey Vineyard

Handwritten Wedding Sing for Melissa and Brandon!

Handwritten Wedding Sing for Melissa and Brandon!

Gainey Vineyard

Gainey Vineyard

Groom and Groom's Men await the bride and girls at Gainey Vineyard Wedding

Groom and Groom’s Men await the bride and girls at Gainey Vineyard Wedding

Gainey Vineyard Wedding Ceremony

Gainey Vineyard Wedding Ceremony

Married under an Oak Tree at Gainey Vineyard.

Married under an Oak Tree at Gainey Vineyard.

Getting Married under an oak tree at Gainey Vineyerd, Santa Barbara, California

Getting Married under an oak tree at Gainey Vineyerd, Santa Barbara, California