Thursday, October 9, 2008

10/4 International Wedding at Mission San Fernando

I love second shooting! This weekend I photographed Rina and Vaughn with an excellent colleague of mine. Rina is from Australia- they'd met while Vaughn was vacationing there and dated long distance.

The traditional Catholic ceremony took place at the Mission San Fernando. It is a beautiful place for a ceremony.
During the ceremony a huge downpour began. We worked around that by shooting the couple under the overhang just outside the church. The mission was holding 3 other ceremonies that day and the other photographers found our spot too. We worked around them and it was worth it- the light was wonderful during the rain!

The reception took place at the Oddesey Granada Hills. A wishing tree was set up for guests write personalized messages for the bride and groom. This is a good way to get guests involved and avoid lines waiting to fill in the guest book. After a wonderful first dance and special toast to the parents, the night went on with lots and lots of dancing.

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