Kristen and Trevor got married just after Christmas. Their wedding ceremony was at St. Edward the Confessor Church, and the reception was at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott. A late December wedding runs the risk of ‘weather’ in California – and by weather I mean a little rain! But we were fortunate to have a warm, sunny day.
It had been about nine months since I photographed their engagement session, but it was like we had seen each other last week…Trevor and Kristen are so warm and friendly, it’s not hard to feel welcome in their presence. And Kristen is the most calm and punctual bride I’ve seen in a long time! I believe she was ready for their first look four minutes ahead of schedule. Amazing!
Vendor details and technical info at the end…
Kristen and Trevor decided to have a ‘first look’ before their ceremony, since there would be very little daylight afterward for photos. The best spot to do this however required Kristen to walk past Trevor – with his eyes closed! – and then come from the other direction. He swears he didn’t peek.
Ceremony Venue: St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Laguna Cliffs Marriott
Wedding Cake: It’s All About the Cake
Wedding Dress: Pronovias Barcelona
Jewelry: Family heirlooms, and Tejani
Florist: Alyssa’s Flowers
Second Photographer: Brandon Wright
Technical details: I shot with two Nikon F100s, with 35mm, 50mm and 85mm prime lenses, and also a 70-200mm VRII zoom. My Mamiya 645AF used both an 80mm f/2.8 and a 55mm f/28 lens. On- and off-camera flash consisted of a fleet of Nikon SB-28s. I used Kodak Portra 400 film for color through the ceremony, and then used CineStill 800T film for the reception. For black and white I used Ilford XP2 while they got ready, and then Kodak Tri-X (pushed two stops) during the ceremony and reception.