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The Story Behind this Image is one of Passion, Art and an Amazing Bride!
The wedding being hosted at the Luxury Hotel, The Historic Mission Inn & Spa, in Riverside CA., was terrific! Me and my [real] Bride - Erica was preparing for the reception.
We saw this awesome walk way and immediately jumped into the light! Eager and Awesome "she" struck this pose. And in one frame: we captured an iconic image.
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This day we celebrated the 25th Wedding Anniversary of my wonderful clients. Of course they look so young you have to wonder if TWENTY-FIVE years is correct; it is.
A quarter century ago, this couple, young and in love, got married; in Las Vegas by Merlin the Magician (with the long beard and cape!). Twenty-five years later they renew their vows and she declares: “this is my wedding!” Fitted in a custom made wedding dress and him in the cleanest suit EVER! (looking like the cover of GQ magazine), they renewed their vows at the Coco Palm Restaurant, Pomona CA. What was important to them was to be surrounded by their kids, grandchildren, family and friends. And that’s where this image comes in… and that’s The Story Behind this Image.
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"For the Love of Life, Art and Memories"
I am grateful that my weddings span Cultures. It is exciting because LOVE, the kind that unites those in love is Universal.
This amazing Habesha Wedding, rich in African culture and tradition, spanned two full days. In the midst of family reunion and marital union, there was the Regal Grandmother of the Bride (who flew in from East Africa). I was smitten!
I know my assignment: my Bride and Groom. But how could I resist getting an elegant portrait of my Brides 90+ year old grandmother - I couldn't! With moments to spare, I waited patiently. This portrait WAS NOT POSED by the way. I just sat across the room and waited...
Within that moment, I captured a memory and a moment that will last generations. The expression and skin tone. Her wedding day attire and the texture. And the stories in her face. By far my most precious Portrait of the Year - at a spectacular wedding. Oh, wait a minute! Almost forgot. And there there was the wedding...
My couple, Mike and Anne, were able to secure my Artistic service at the last possible moment: we met on Wednesday – the wedding was on Saturday! Yes, the same week. Their scheduled photographer notified them Monday (of that week) that he was not able to do their wedding (circumstances totally beyond his control).
Anne reviewed www.TheVisualArtistStudios.com and loved the work (this is the basis of how I begin my service to my amazing clients). If my client(s) love the Art, then all else is negotiable. The wedding location was the The Chart House Restaurant – Redondo Beach, CA, literally at the Beach.
My Bride wanted something Beautiful, Dramatic and Epic. So here are our elements: Beautiful Bride, Custom Wedding Dress and the Pacific Ocean on a Summer morning. The result: The Visual Artist Studios – Signature Portrait.
And of course there was the wedding...
Nicole Lazo, Event Sales Manager
Chart House Restaurant – Redondo Beach, CA
Jerry A. Lewis
On the day of the wedding, my Bride gets my attention, looks me right in the eye and says, “get a picture of my Father. He's been waiting to see me get married” No pressure!
At this point, let’s forget about the Grand Wedding photographs right? I still have to do both – but you get the point.
Through the ceremony I do what do and randomly, I sat behind my Brides Father. As I changed lenses, I looked up and there it was – the Father Portrait [she asked for]; the Father of the Bride, leaning in- watching intently, as his daughter prepares to say I do.
And of course, there are more images from this wonderful wedding...
We finally arrived at the day we've been waiting for: THE WEDDING of Bob and Laura! Weddings are always an anticipated event, but this wedding we just couldn't wait. And we made it!
The ceremony was at the beautiful Sacred Heart Parish in Los Angeles CA (built in 1887!). This could not have been a more fitting service for this Union.
Laura looked radiant and my groom, Bob was styling. It was a beautiful day in Southern California - perfect for a wedding.
Then we moved over to Burbank, CA to the exquisite Olivia Restaurant.
Here's to many Happy Year's to Bob & Laura. It was an honor to capture their day.
The Visual Artist Studios