Ariday and Abel had put a lot of careful thought and planning into their traditional wedding day, particularly when it came to wedding photography and the shots they wanted. Despite getting married in quite a large Catholic church, they really wanted an intimate atmosphere and to make the guests who were attending feel involved in their future as husband and wife.
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Getting ready photos:
We were excited that they selected Fallbrook as their wedding photographers, drawn to the passion we illustrate behind the camera to really capture the love between our couples. So we met up with them in the late morning at the hotel where they were getting ready to photograph their final preparations.
We captured creative black and whites and silhouettes as Abel secured his cufflinks, then a more casual photo with his groomsmen as they walked across the hotel lawns with their sunglasses on. We also photographed Ariday and her bridesmaids as they shared in this special moment, with a playful pillow fight on the bed. In between capturing details shots of her gorgeous shoes and wedding dress, we also photographed some tender moments with her mom as she secured Ariday’s veil and a black and white as the bridesmaids helped her slip into her dress.
With some time left before the Catholic wedding ceremony was due to start, we also captured some portraits of the bride looking absolutely stunning. We grabbed some reflective shots as she peeked out the hotel suite window, as well as some close-up, softly focused portraits with her beautiful bouquet.
Ariday admires her gorgeous wedding dress as she prepared in a hotel suite
A details shot of Ariday's glamorous wedding shoes with diamante decorations
A candid, black and white shot of Ariday's mom helping to secure her bridal veil
A candid shot of a playful pillowfight between Ariday and her bridesmaids in their hotel suite
A black and white shot of Ariday's bridesmaids fixing her dress as they prepared in a hotel suite
Ariday sharing a special moment with her bridesmaids as they were getting ready in a hotel suite
A black and white candid shot of Ariday and her mom getting emotional as they prepared in the hotel suite
Capturing a tender moment between Ariday and her mom in a naturally-lit suite window
The beautiful bride peeks out of the hotel suite window as she prepared for her wedding day
A creative, close-up shot of Ariday's gorgeous bridal gown and bouquet as she prepared for her wedding
creative reflective bride portrait classic hotel suite
An elegant, close-up portrait of Ariday with her bouquet in the lead up to her wedding ceremony
A creative, sihouette shot of Abel fixing his cufflinks as he was getting ready at the hotel
A black and white candid shot of Abel securing his cufflinks as he prepared for his Catholic wedding
A black and white reflective shot of Abel getting ready in front of the hotel suite mirror
A playful black and white shot of the groom and groomsmen walking across the hotel lawns with sunglasses
It was then time for the Catholic wedding ceremony to get underway, with some cute ring bearers leading the entourage with a sign that read “Too late to run!” We photographed Ariday and Abel’s abbreviated Mass from a number of angles, including an elevated shot by my assistant Jessica Duran and a black and white looking straight down the aisle, as well as a close-up as the priest raised the goblet for communion.
A cute portrait of Ariday and Abel's ringbearers as they prepared for the wedding ceremony
An elevated, black and white shot looking down across the Catholic church wedding venue, taken by my assistant Jessica Durand
A black and white shot of Ariday and Abel standing at the altar during their Catholic wedding ceremony
A black and white shot of the couple and their bridal party at the altar during the Catholic wedding ceremony
The priest raises the communion goblet during Ariday and Abel's Catholic wedding ceremony
Capturing a kiss between the newly married couple as they are congratulated by family and friends
A playful shot of Abel carrying Ariday down the aisle during their recessional walk as "husband and wife"
Ariday had some great ideas about the portraits that she wanted post-ceremony. These included a playful one of Abel carrying her on his shoulder during the recessional walk, as well as a kiss at the altar with their wedding guests in the background. We also grabbed a creative, reflective portrait of the newly married couple within the ornate interior of the church, followed by a few outside along its rustic exterior.
We then headed to a shaded area for the bridal party portraits, getting creative with Ariday’s bridesmaids in their multi-hued purple dresses. We also took some romantic couple portraits here, with Ariday and Abel embracing against a spectacular arching tree trunk.
A portrait of the newly married couple alongside the rustic exterior of their Catholic church
A creative, reflective portrait of Ariday and Abel standing at the ornate altar of their Catholic church
Capturing an intimate moment between the newly married couple following their classic Catholic wedding
A creative shot of Abel and Ariday's elegant bridal attire and bouquet following their classic wedding
The newly married couple celebrate with their bridal party after being officially pronounced "husband and wife"
A wide-angle portrait of Abel and Ariday outside the church following their Catholic wedding ceremony
A portrait of Ariday and her bridesmaids in their mauve-hued dresses on the grassy lawns
Capturing Ariday's reaction as Abel kisses her tenderly during their wedding portrait session
A beautiful black and white shot of Ariday and Abel looking into each other's eyes during their nature-inspired portrait session
The newly married couple embrace against a rustic tree trunk during their post-ceremony portrait session
Capturing a kiss between the newly married couple in the purple-themed interior of their private club reception venue
Ariday and Abel had created a gorgeous purple themed reception setting at a private club and we began with a portrait of them kissing within its spectacular interior before the wedding guests arrived. It was then time for everyone to let loose, with a playful cake cutting ceremony followed by some fun speeches and toasts from the maid-of-honor and best man.
We captured an emotional father-daughter dance between Ariday and her dad on the beautifully-lit dance floor, as well as Abel as he went searching beneath his bride’s layered gown for the garter.
A close-up shot of Ariday and Abel's multi-tiered wedding cake with rose bud decorations
Abel feeds Ariday during their cake-cutting ceremony at the glamorous private club reception
Ariday and Abel toast with their groomsmen during the private club wedding reception
The bride feeds her groom beside their multi-tiered wedding cake at a private club reception
Capturing Ariday's emotional reaction as her maid-of-honor makes a reception toast
The couple laugh in response to the best man's speech at their private club wedding reception
Capturing the emotional father-daughter dance during Ariday's glamorous private club wedding reception
A playful shot of Abel searching for Ariday's garter during their private club wedding reception
Ariday and Abel’s traditional wedding was a really warm and memorable event, with a lot of love to capture between the couple and their family and friends. We really appreciate the thought they put into the photos they wanted to document this special day and hope that these images will be a reminder for many years to come.