La Venta Inn Wedding Session - Karen French Photography
 
Venue:La Venta Inn / www.laventa.com
Caterer: New York Food Company / www.newyorkfood.com
Church: Wayfarers Chapel / www.wayfarerschapel.org

La Venta Inn Wedding Session - Karen French Photography

Venue: La Venta Inn / www.laventa.com

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

US Grant Hotel

US Grand Hotel Engagement Session - Karen French Photography

Peter plays in a mariachi band with his family and Tara is a traditional Mexican dancer. They also compete in their respective disciplines. We had fun incorporating these family customs into their engagement session, and the San Juan Capistrano Mission was the perfect backdrop. Our Photoshop effects highlight the beautiful details in their clothing.

One could not ask for a sweeter couple than Jenny and Aaron. Both have a heart of gold. Jenny’s convertible Bug was the get away car from Community Congregational Church in Corona del Mar. It gave us some fun photo ops. The tent wedding on the golf course at Oak Creek in Irvine was beautiful, especially as the sun set. Jenny’s two brothers did one of the funniest best man toasts I’ve ever heard.

Oak Creek Wedding Session - Karen French Photography

Ceremony: Community Congregational Church /Â www.cdmucc.org
Reception: Oak Creek Golf Club / www.oakcreekgolfclub.com

Yoshihiro is a professional sports and celebrity photographer. During my career, I have shot over 40 weddings of professional photographers. In addition to Yoshihiro’s wedding this year, I also photographed a paparazzo and wedding photographer’s wedding. I enjoy working with people who are in the visual arts they are discerning and appreciate my technical and artistic talents. Another perk is that after shooting their weddings, we often become good friends!
Wayfarers Chapel - Karen French Photography

www.wayfarerschapel.org

What a wonderful wedding! Bren’s got a lot of fun energy and Ty is a Texas gentleman. Together, they make a nice balance. We moved around a lot that day, starting at their home, then to Community Congregational Church, then off to beautiful Big Canyon Country Club for the reception. Susan MacDonald kept everything flowing smoothly, which can be difficult with multi-location event. I loved the green linens that decorated the tables, provided by Wildflower Linen.

Wedding photographer Karen French - Big Canyon Country Club

Coordinator: Susan MacDonald / www.sumacproductions.com
Church: Community Congregational / www.cdmucc.org
Reception: Big Canyon Country Club / www.bigcanyoncc.org
Florist: Enchanted / www.nisiesenchanted.com
Linens: Wildflower Linen / www.wildflowerlinens.com
Band: Wayne Foster / www.waynefoster.com

That’s not Brian with the leash around his neck its Brittney and Brian’s dog, Chloe! She did a great job as ring bearer for the ceremony. Who says a girl can’t be a ring bearer?  I love photographing couples during the toasts. It’s the perfect opportunity to capture great expressions.

Wedding Session - Karen French Photography

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Wedding Session - Karen French Photography

Wedding Session - Karen French Photography

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Wedding Session - Karen French Photography

Wedding Session - Karen French Photography

Wedding Session - Karen French Photography

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Karen French Photography - Wedding Session

Hotel: St.Regis / http://www.stregismb.com
Coordinator: Kimberly Bradford / http://www.kimberlybradfordevents.com
Florist: Square Root Designs / http://www.squarerootdesigns.com
Video:Â Living Cinema /Â http://www.livingcinema.net
Bridal Shop: Monique Lhuillier / http://www.moniquelhuillier.com

Church: St. Denis / www.stdenis.org
Hotel: Hyatt-Garden Grove / www.orangecounty.hyatt.com
Coordinator: Carrie Goff / www.carriegoff.com
Florist: Flowers by Allie / www.flowerallieweddings.com
Cake: Great Dane Bakery / www.greatdanebakery.com
Makeup: Bang Trinh / www.bangtrinhmakeup.com
DJ: Mike Carcano / www.carcanodj.com

Christina & Dong were filled with love while posing for their Engagement Session at San Juan Capistrano taken by Karen French.

 

Oanh and Eddie love to party, and so do their friends! The reception took place at the Huntington Beach Hyatt, where a professional rap dance company performed to get the evening started. A KROQ DJ then took over and played great music throughout the night. The 10-course Vietnamese dinner included lobster, duck and shark fin soup. Did I mention Oanh, Eddie and their friends like to eat, too? The ceremony was more low key and took place at a Buddhist temple with a monk officiating. Oahn wore a traditional ao dai tunic. After the morning ceremony, the couple and wedding party headed over to the Hyatt where Oahn changed into Western apparel for the evening reception. I love my job and one of the best things about it is taking part in cultural weddings.

Hunting Beach Hyatt/ www.huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com
Regent West Restaurant/ www.regentwest.com