Elopement At Pasadena City Hall In Pasadena, CA | Sarah & Ryan
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Elopement At Pasadena City Hall

SARAH & RYAN

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Elopement photos at Pasadena City Hall:

Although Sarah and Ryan were planning a big wedding reception party with their extended family and friends, they had decided on an intimate elopement wedding ceremony at the beautiful Pasadena City Hall. The couple had met on Instagram a few years back, with Sarah initially flying over from Connecticut to meet Ryan (and staying together ever since). They wanted to share this special moment with just themselves and their parents, and I felt a real privilege that they trusted me to capture this elopement at Pasadena City Hall.

Sarah’s parents had flown over from Connecticut and Ryan’s dad was also there to witness the couple exchange vows, and we started the day capturing a few playful shots of the boys bonding at a local brewery as they waited for Sarah to arrive.

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The newly married couple kiss outside the Pasadena City Hall during their elopement photo session in California.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at the Pasadena City Hall:

Sarah and Ryan had decided to do a first-look session and we used this opportunity to do a short couple portrait shoot, utilizing the ornate architecture of the Pasadena City Hall.

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Ryan enjoying a beer with his father and soon-to-be father-in-law before his Pasadena City Hall wedding ceremony.

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The groom playfully purchases a metro ticket to get to his Pasadena City Hall wedding elopement.

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Sarah walks towards Ryan during their first-look session outside the Pasadena City Hall.

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A warm-embrace between the soon-to-be married couple during their first-look session at the Pasadena City Hall.

 

Ceremony photos at the Pasadena City Hall:

Throughout the ceremony itself I took some wide-angle shots encapsulating the architectural surrounds, as well as some candid up-close images of the couple and their parents’ reactions. At the end of the ceremony the couple took a playful “selfie” (“photobombed” by Sarah’s dad), and I decided to document this too!

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A wide angle shot of Sarah and Ryan’s elopement wedding ceremony at the Pasadena City Hall.

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A black and white shot capturing the bride’s parents’ reactions during Sarah and Ryan’s Pasadena City Hall elopement.

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A close-up shot of Ryan’s reactions as he exchanged vows with Sarah at the Pasadena City hall.

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Sarah and Ryan kiss after being pronounced “man and wife” during their Pasadena City Hall elopement.

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Sarah’s dad “photobombs” a selfie of the newly-married couple outside the Pasadena City Hall.

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The parents of the bride and groom sign the marriage license during their Pasadena City Hall elopement.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at the Pasadena City Hall:

Without the distraction of other guests or a reception to rush off to, we had the opportunity for a relaxed couple portrait session after the ceremony. I tried to get as creative as possible, with silhouette shots, wide-angles and black and white images, all incorporating the iconic architectural backdrop.

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A close-up black and white shot of the newly married couple during their Pasadena City Hall wedding portrait session.

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A wide angle shot of Sarah and Ryan beneath the magnificent architecture of the Pasadena City hall.

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A playful portrait of the bride and groom with a selfie they captured during their Pasadena City Hall elopement.

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The newly married couple on one of the ornate balconies of the Pasadena City Hall following their elopement wedding ceremony.

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A silhouette shot of Sarah and Ryan, backed by the ornate architecture of the Pasadena City Hall.

 

Elopement photos at Pasadena City Hall:

It was a lovely relaxed experience capturing these Pasadena City Hall elopement photos, knowing that the following day the couple were ready to let loose with their family and friends at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles.

January 28, 2014

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