When a wedding day is at stake – everyone wants things to go as planned. This rings true for brides and grooms alike – but is also the hope of every wedding photographer around the world. However, the reality is – things don’t always go as planned, and that’s ok. As a seasoned professional photographer, I’ve come to embrace the hurdles and enjoy the challenge of finding my way around them so that I can make sure my job is done well.
Catherine and Asagai’s wedding day happened to take place during the fires in Malibu. The air was visibly smoky and ash fell from the sky – but it didn’t dampen the spirits of this bride and groom at all. Their wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey was perfection.
The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey Wedding Photos
Aside from these devastating fires, another unique aspect to Catherine and Asagai’s wedding day was the fact that I didn’t get the chance to meet them beforehand. This is extremely rare, but honestly – as soon as I introduced myself to this couple, I could immediately feel that they trusted me. This is a huge compliment, but even bigger responsibility. Remember though – I’m all about those challenges!
From start to finish this destination wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey was full of thoughtful details. And that’s not surprising at all considering Catherine and Asagai hired a dream team of vendors! There was so much beauty and passion poured into the planning of this wedding and it showed.
Now, I couldn’t wrap up this blog post without talking about the incredible dance party that happened at Catherine and Asagai’s reception. Literally one of the best I’ve seen during my career! Watching their families out there together, celebrating this couple was one of the highlights of my career!
Join me in wishing this couple a lifetime of navigating the hurdles together, love and – of course – lots of dancing!
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey | Coordinator: Pure Lavish Events | Florist: Florals by Jenny | Hair & Makeup: Design Visage | Videographer: White Rose Productions | Catering: The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey | DJ: Extreme DJ Services | Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Paper Goods: There Will be Cake Invites | Calligraphy: Heidi Davidson Design