This wedding was so monumental for me. Not only was it my first wedding of the 2017 season, but also the first since having my son. If you’re a working mom I can feel your heavy sighs, nods of approval and virtual high fives from here. And I thank you for them. Seriously- returning to the professional scene with a needy and oh-so-cute 8-week old at home is tough. But, I cannot think of a better couple than Denise and Roger to have eased back in with. Their Ole Hanson Beach Club wedding was just *perfect*.
Denise and Roger chose to have their wedding be small and intimate. They were surrounded by just their closest family and friends, all of whom just adore this couple as much as I do. I had the pleasure of working with Denise last year on a cover shoot for OC Family. As the creative director, Denise was an absolute breeze to collaborate with and it’s not secret I can’t wait to do it again. During our time together, Denise jokingly mentioned she would be in need of a wedding photographer soon- and she was right! Before I knew it- she was reaching out to me to say she was engaged and wanted to hire me for their big day!
Ole Hanson Beach Club Wedding Photos
The forecast leading up to this Ole Hanson Beach Club wedding was not promising. All of the weather apps called for gloomy clouds and drizzle. When I chatted with Denise a few days prior to her wedding, she didn’t seem fazed one bit. I was relieved, as bad weather can stress brides (and photographers) out! Lucky for us, and in true So Cal fashion, the clouds parted in the morning and it ended up being a clear, beautiful Spring day.
I think the only one who enjoyed Denise and Roger’s wedding more than them, was their adorable dog, Pica. For real, could this pooch be any cuter? That bowtie pretty much sealed my love for this couple!
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your memories Denise and Roger! Here’s to many years of happiness together.
Venue: Ole Hanson Beach Club | Coordinator: Louise & Third | Florist: The Bloom of Time | Catering & Dessert: 24 Carrots | DJ: Extreme DJ | Rentals: 24 Carrots | Paper Goods: Minted | Dress: Strut Bridal – Customization: Lara Sims Prawat | Officiant: Jon Krist | Calligraphy & Signage: The Lemonade Store