A southern California wedding along the coast with a spectacular view of the ocean. Ceremony was on the Sunset Terrace and reception was in the Plaza Room of the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Tracy and Rod wore traditional Vietnamese attire during the ceremony. Bridesmaids were their three daughters and best man was Rod’s brother. Lisa Simpson did an excellent job as always coordinating events,  Enchanted Florist did a beautiful job on the bouquets and room decore, Peter of Vive Entertainment kept the dance floor full all night long. Tracy and Rob were a great couple to work with, they both had a blast on their wedding day!

 

 

Venue: Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel / www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LagunaNiguel/Default.htm

Coordinator: Lisa Simpson Wedding Celebrations / Lisa Simpson /  www.lisasimpsonweddings.com

Florist: Enchanted Florist / www.nisiesenchanted.com/

DJ: Vive Entertainment / Peter Papadopoulos / www.viveinc.com

Christina + Kevin: Wedding at Wayfarers Chapel, Reception at Trump National

The historic Wayfarers Chapel and Trump National Golf Club rest on the cliffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. On their wedding day, Christina and Kevin enjoyed the spectacular Pacific Ocean views while driving from the ceremony to the reception in a classic convertible Lincoln Continental. Their beloved golden retriever happily joined them for the ride. We also had some photographic fun with the props the couple brought along, such as large letters they held that spelled out “I Do” and a white umbrella we used for a romantic sunset shot.

 

 

Reception: Trump National Golf Club / www.trumpnationallosangeles.com

Wedding Coordinator: Susanne Duffy, Crown Weddings / www.crownweddings.com
Florist: Jennifer Cole Florals / www.jennifercoleflorals.com
Cake: Trump National Golf Club /  www.trumpnationallosangeles.com
Video: Parallel Media Productions / www.parallelmediaproductions.com
Makeup & Hair: Design Visage / www.designvisage.com
Ceremony: Wayfarers Chapel / www.wayfarerschapel.org
 

To learn more about one of the best wedding photographers in Southern California: www.karenfrenchphotography.com

Wedding at Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel: Sarina + Matthew

A Wedding at Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is one of the most beautiful settings for a spectacular sunset view. Sarina and Matthew’s wedding took place on the Terrace Lawn, and everyone enjoyed a spectacular sunset from the cocktail veranda. Sarina was sparkling from head to toe, especially in her bedazzling shoes.

 

 

Venue: Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel / www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LagunaNiguel/Default.htm

Coordinator: Holly Schoenke, Simply Sweet Weddings / www.simplysweet-weddings.com
Event Producer: Carrie Zack, Carrie Zack Events / www.carriezack.com
Florist: This Old Garden Gallery / www.thisoldgardengallery.com
Video: Joth Riggs, Whitestone Wedding Films / www.whitestoneproductions.com
Makeup & Hair: Design Visage / www.designvisage.com
Linens: Fusion Linens / www.fusionlinens.com
 

Contact Karen about your Orange County wedding photography: www.karenfrenchphotography.com

 

 

La Venta Inn Wedding - Karen French Photography

Venue: La Venta Inn / www.laventa.com

Caterer: New York Food Company / www.newyorkfood.com

Florist: Lily Pad Floral /www.lilypadfloral.com

Video: Parrallel Media Productions /www.parallelmediaproductions.com

South Bay Engagement - Karen French Photography

I had a wonderful time photographing Laura and Marcus’ engagement session. We shot at great locations in Marina del Rey, Palos Verdes, and the beach at sunset. It’s always great when a couple brings a number of outfits to choose from as Laura and Marcus did. This enables us to pick the perfect outfit for each location. I’ve been wanting to incorporate some of my vintage cameras from my collection into my shoots. The camera in the image below is an SX-70 Polaroid. We were surprised to find there was still some film in the camera when Marcus clicked the shutter!

Mimi + Bradley by Karen French Photography Engagements

I wanted an urban feel for Mimi and Bradley shoot because they are a hip couple. Bradley also has an artistic edge and brought props. Abbot Kinney Boulevard and the Venice canals turned out to be the perfect locations. We also applied  Photoshop techniques on some of the images to give them a gritty feeling. Bradley’s a skateboarder so we did some fun blur effects. I like to add movement to a picture because it adds another visual dimension.

Wedding Photographer Karen French- Katie + RJ Pelican Hill

Black and white photos by Top Wedding Photographer Karen French have an elegant, timeless look. A few years ago, “vintage” effects became popular washed out photos with a yellow or blue tint. I’m hearing a lot of talk  lately  among my colleagues in professional photography that these  vintage effects are already “so 2010.”

While KFP offers vintage effects and we do them well, I always let my clients know that such photos  will looked dated in just a few years. If you want a timeless look, go  black and white. It’ll  always be in style.

Katie is a professional public speaker and her innate confidence reflects in the photographs we took that day.

Couples often get overwhelmed in the details of their wedding. Katie & RJ focused more on having a great time with their family and friends. A relaxed, fun atmosphere results in memorable pictures.

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer

Karen French Photography - Wedding Photographer