October 30, 2013

Such a beautiful beach wedding in the summer with Amber and Mike! The temperature was pe

0  Comments
filed under: Wedding Photography

It was a beautiful sunny summer day in Long Beach when my lovely couple, Amber and Mike, tied the knot! Since they were locals in Long Beach, it was more sentimental for them to host their wedding on the beach. What was really intimate about this wedding was that everything was hosted at the beach a block away from their house and the wedding reception was hosted at their backyard. Something about backyard weddings make things so sweet. I suppose it is because almost everything about their wedding was hand crafted with love and thought.

Amber and her girls woke up bright and early to get their hair and makeup done while Mike and the boys hurried up and finalized the last bit of the wedding details. Since the wedding was at the beach, the cool breeze rolled in which was nice and a bit of a challenge for the alter to stay in place. The alter actually blew down a couple times before we totally anchored it down and knotted every pillar! Wilson and I lent a helping hand and secured the alter with the boys after we wrapped up the photos with the girls. I suppose being an Eagle Scout came in handy with the knots and staking the alter to the sand! Check it out.

LONG BEACH

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

The day cannot get any better than this! The sky was blue and not a cloud in sight. There were so many smiles and the love was abundant. Even though this was a wedding, everyone ran around all over the beach in their best dressed outfits!

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography (28)

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

Group photo!

long beach wedding photography

One of my childhood friends, Chris, showed up and looking good as always.

long beach wedding photography

Since the day was so beautiful, we took Amber and Mike around the beach for some wedding photographs of just the two of them. After running and jumping all over the place, we somehow wrapped up the wedding photography session up on a tree. Don’t ask how that happened.

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

Off to party at the wedding reception!

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

long beach wedding photography

After everything was done and over with, Amber wanted to do a sweet photo on her friend’s motorcycle. Shows how spirited she is, huh?

long beach wedding photography

Congratulations again to the both of you. It was our pleasure to be your wedding photographers in such an important milestone.

Cheers,

Doug – Contact Me!

Furious Photographers | Furious Photographers Blog | Destination Wedding Photography | Wedding Photography Portfolio

September 13, 2013

Amazing wedding over at Westridge Golf Course in Orange County! Thuy and Tony were one lovely and really hilarious couple! Check out their wedding photos here.

0  Comments
filed under: Wedding Photography

Our next wedding couple, Thuy & Tony, is one hilarious pair. I remembered when I first met these two love birds, it was one laughter after another. Now when their wedding came around, they had little subtle jokes throughout the day. To kick start everyone’s smiles, normally, weddings couples have flowers or some form of decoration around their car. In this case, Thuy and Tony hung a plaque of two wooden doves that said,”Game Over” engraved on the sign. One the other sign, it said,”Ball and Chain” and so forth. Each car in the wedding entourage had a funny and playful quote that put a smile even on the most conservative aunts and uncles. Thuy and Tony woke up bright and early for the tea ceremonies in each household to honor their parents and elders. During these tea ceremonies, it can get quite lively to say the least. There was a lot of cheering, chatting, and laughter in the background during the ceremony. With each passing of the tea cups to each respected family member, they each shed a piece of advice for a good marriage. In a nutshell, just listen to whatever your wife tells you and everything will be okay!

Once all the craziness settled down after the tea ceremony, Thuy and Tony changed wardrobe for their civil wedding ceremony over at Westridge Golf Course. While Thuy and the gals retouched their makeup and helped Thuy jump into her wedding dress, Phebe and I managed a few minutes with the boys to start off their wedding photography session. Although we only had a few minutes at the hotel while the girls got ready, their wedding photos turned out really awesome! Once everyone was all ready to roll out, we met up at Laguna Lake Park for a full on wedding photography session. We hurried up and fired away since it was blazing out that summer afternoon. We did not want our wedding party to stay out more than is needed. With the incentive to be able to jump back into their cars with the air conditioner on high, everyone ran around and took all their wedding photos and retreated back into their cars while we took Thuy and Tony around the park for some wedding portraits of just the both of them.

Before the wedding ceremony commenced, mother nature gave us a bit of a break as the weather cooled down a notch and the trees shaded the rest of the wedding guests as they sat patiently for the wedding party to make their appearance. The wedding party choreographed how they walked or danced down the aisle. As they performed down the aisle, all the wedding guests cheered them on and our lovely couple sealed the dance with a quick dip and a kiss. Once their intimate wedding ceremony concluded, champagne bottles popped and horderves were served while Thuy and Tony mingled with everyone. The party continued throughout the night from cocktail hour to the end of the reception. There were fun activities, games, and the DJ threw a sick beat as everyone danced the night away. Enjoy.

Laguna Lake Park
3120 Lakeview Dr
Fullerton, CA 92832

Embassy Suites
900 East Birch Street
Brea, CA 92821

Westridge Golf Course
1400 S. La Habra Hills Dr
La Habra, CA

GAVME OVER!

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

Tony gave each of his groomsmen matching engraved wallet clips. Pretty nice touch!

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

Sweet moves, bro.

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

During cocktail hour, I met up with one of my good friend and photographer colleague, Peter Tran of Icons Photography. I have to admit, not everyone can pull off his awesome style.

westridge wedding photography

…talking about style, check out his moves in this next photo.

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

westridge wedding photography

Congratulations again to the both of you. It was our pleasure to be your wedding photographers here at Westridge Golf Course in Orange County.

Cheers,

Doug – Contact Me!

Furious Photographers | Furious Photographers Blog | Destination Wedding Photography | Wedding Photography Portfolio

September 12, 2013

Beautiful summer afternoon when Tritia and Desmond got married at Japanese American Cultural Center and Japanese American National Museum. Their love radiated throughout the day with nonstop laughter and smiles.

1  Comments
filed under: Wedding Photography

Being an Asiam American Studies major during my stay at UCLA long time ago, photographing weddings at Little Tokyo, especially at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center is a real treat. It was a sunny afternoon when Tritia and Desmond tied the knot here in J-Town (Downtown Los Angeles). While Tritia and her girls had a conference hall upstairs at JACC to get their makeup and hair done, Geoff and Wilson hung out with Desmond and his handsome boys. The best part about photographing the bridal party was that Tritia and her girls had plenty of snacks from Porto’s bakery! I had to refrain myself from eating too much and stayed focus on taking photos of the wedding. As for the boys, they all enjoyed a nice bottle of scotch to relax themselves before the big show!

After Tritia and Desmond were all prepped and ready to go, we ran around J-Town for their wedding portrait session. The decorations and ornaments hung around Japanese Village Plaza complimented their wedding photos perfectly! We ran around the streets afterward and took some wedding photos of just Tritia and Desmond from 1st Street to Far Bar located near their reception hall at JANM (Japanese American National Museum). Once their photo session was over, we had just enough time to take a short breather before Tritia took everyone’s breath away at the wedding ceremony as she walked down the aisle at JACC. There were fond moments here and there especially when they gave each of their parents flowers to thank each parent for raising them properly. Once the wedding ceremony concluded and sealed with a kiss, everyone took a short stroll down J-Town to JANM for cocktail hour.

The wedding party’s grand entrance was exceptionally impressive and finished off with Tritia and Desmond as they waltzed straight to their first dance. There were so much love and laughter as they greeted each wedding guest at their tables and thanked them for all their support. One of the best part of the reception had to be their dessert bar! They had a full ice cream sundae bar with so many delicious selections to choose from. After I clocked out and all their wedding photos were done, we could not help but grab a sundae to finish off the night! Enjoy.

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S San Pedro St #244
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

Phebe acted her sneaky self as always

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

Cheers!

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

Fierce competition

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

1, 2, 3 JUMP!

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

1, 2, 3 DON’T DROP HIM!

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

Not bad of an outfit. The best man and Phebe wore matching penguin outfits during their grand entrance to surprise all the wedding guests.

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

Winners of the garter and bouquet toss!

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

Glenn made his special appearance as Tritia and Desmond’s officiant.

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

After the wedding was all done and over with, we took Tritia and Desmond for one last little wedding photography session right outside JANM. Not too shabby to wrap up the night.

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

japanese american cultural center wedding photography

Congratulations to the both of you, Tritia and Desmond. It was our pleasure to be your wedding photographers here!

Cheers,

Doug – Contact Me!

Furious Photographers | Furious Photographers Blog | Destination Wedding Photography | Wedding Photography Portfolio

September 11, 2013

Amazing wedding photography at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu with my lovely friend and couple, Sabrian and William. The color selections for wedding dresses, suits, and bouquets paired perfectly in the wedding photos at Calamigos Ranch.

0  Comments
filed under: Wedding Photography

It has been over a year since my good friend, Sabrian and William, tied the knot over at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu and I still remember all the fond moments and hilarious outtakes that happened at his wedding! To get a good idea, some of the outtakes were a bit too much to be included into their wedding photo gallery. To kick start their day, everyone relaxed over at Hyatt Hotel where the girls booked a couple suites for the extra space, while the boys were given only one room. Especially in weddings, the ladies deserve better treatment than the boys. For this summer wedding, Sabrina and Will wanted to add a bit extra color to the already colorful wedding venue at Calamigos Ranch with vibrant parasols for each of the bridesmaids to shade themselves from the sun. After the wedding party were prepped up and gathered at Calamigos Ranch for Sabrina and Will’s “first glace,” we ran all over the wedding venue for wedding party photos! The Ferris wheel, and merry-go-round complimented the wedding party’s colors perfectly!

It was a touching wedding ceremony at The Cottage Pavilion. I suppose it was an even more touchy ceremony since they are my friends and a handful of my friends were in the wedding party. Once the deal was sealed with a kiss, all their wedding guests were escorted to the reception hall to conclude the rest of the wedding with speeches, drinks, and laughter! Enjoy.

Hyatt Hotel
880 S Westlake Blvd
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Calamigos Ranch
327 Latigo Canyon Rd
Malibu, California 90265

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

calamigos ranch wedding photography

Congratulations again to the both of you, Sabrina and Will. It was definitely my honor to be your wedding photographer and friend.

Cheers,

Doug – Contact Me!

Furious Photographers | Furious Photographers Blog | Destination Wedding Photography | Wedding Photography Portfolio

September 9, 2013

It was a beautiful rainy afternoon when Ashley and Ray tied the knot here at Darlington House in San Diego. Despite the downpour of rain, it did not dampen the mood of the wedding at all. Check out their wedding photos!

0  Comments

It was a rainy afternoon when Danny, Wilson, and I took a trip down to San Diego to photograph a short and intimate wedding at Darlington House. I must say that I would not have known about this beautiful wedding venue if not for our lovely couple, Ashley and Ray! Darlington House is definitely a hidden gem here in San Diego. Despite the rain, the wedding proceeded as planned and everyone took refuge from the rain inside the warm house until it was time for Ashely to walk down the aisle. The only change in the wedding was just a huge tent top to keep everyone dry during the wedding. Nonetheless, the photographs turned out beautifully.

Ashley and her girls were really good at those DIY arts and crafts details for the wedding, so every little piece of the wedding was rather sentimental for Ashley and Ray. Of all the DIY pieces of the wedding, Ashley’s bouquet had to be the most eye catching (you will see below). There were so many hugs and kisses passed around each family member and friends after the wedding ceremony concluded. All in all, their wedding wrapped up from preparation to reception in about 4-5 hours; quite impressive in my opinion. Enjoy the show!

Darlington House
7441 W. Olivetas
La Jolla, CA

san diego wedding photography (1)

Pretty cool wedding bouquet, huh?

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

san diego wedding photography (1)

Congratulations again to the both of you, Ashley and Ray. It was our pleasure to be your wedding photographers here at beautiful Darlington House, San Diego.

Cheers,

Doug – Contact Me!

Furious Photographers | Furious Photographers Blog | Destination Wedding Photography | Wedding Photography Portfolio