Wedding At Back Bay Bistro In Newport Beach, CA | Carly & Sean

Wedding At Back Bay Bistro

CARLY & SEAN

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Wedding photos at Back Bay Bistro:

I met Carly and Sean through mutual friends/past couples of mine, and from the moment they showed up at my studio in Long Beach to discuss their wedding plans, we just clicked! They shared their story of how they met with me and I could feel the love overflowing between them, something that made capturing their wedding at Back Bay Bistro that much more special.

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The newly married couple along the edge of the lake during their late-afternoon couple portrait session at Irvine’s Mariners Church.

 

Getting ready photos at Island Hotel Newport Beach:

As soon as my second wedding photographer and I arrived at the Island Hotel Newport Beach to capture the bride and groom getting ready, there was so much laughter, excitement, and love infusing the air. While I was with Carly and her bridesmaids, my second photographer was with the boys, and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of this special moment as they made their final wedding day preparations.

In addition to some candid and emotional moments between Carly, her bridesmaids and her parents, I also captured some portrait shots of the bride in her stunning wedding gown, using the elegant decor of the Island Hotel Newport Beach as a backdrop. The large windows provided plenty of natural light for getting ready photography, and Carly’s wonderfully upbeat nature made my task incredibly easy.

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Carly and her bridesmaids sharing a special getting ready moment at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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Carly checks her cell phone, with her bridal gown in the background, as she was getting ready at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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Carly shares a laugh with her bridesmaids in one of the suites at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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Carly and her mom admire the bridal gown in one of the spacious suites at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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One of Carly’s bridesmaids admiring her at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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Carly’s dad helps to fix her necklace as she was getting ready at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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Capturing a candid kiss from Carly’s dad as she prepared for her wedding day at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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A reflective shot of the bride in one of the suite mirrors as she prepared for her wedding day at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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A close-up portrait of the bride and her bouquet during the wedding photoshoot at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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The bride holds back tears as she shares a special moment with her bridesmaids at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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A portrait of the bride in her elegant wedding gown in one of the naturally-lit windows of the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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A close-up portrait of the bride before her wedding ceremony at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

 

Ceremony photos at Mariners Church:

We then headed over to Mariners Church in Irvine where their traditional Christian ceremony was going to take place. Although this was my first time photographing a wedding ceremony at Mariners Church, it fast become one of my favorite venues, with plenty of space to move around and some modern lighting elements.

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A black and white shot of Carly being walked down the aisle by her dad at the Mariners Church in Irvine.

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Carly’s dad wipes away his daughter’s tears before giving her away at the altar of Mariners Church.

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Capturing Sean’s reaction as he sees his bride-to-be for the first time on their wedding day at Mariners Church.

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Capturing Carly’s mom’s emotions as she watches her daughter walk down the aisle at Irvine’s Mariners Church.

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Looking through Carly and her dad towards Sean as he watches his bride-to-be walk down the aisle at Mariners Church.

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A wide-angle shot looking down the aisle at Mariners Church during Carly and Sean’s Christian wedding ceremony.

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Capturing Sean’s reactions during his wedding ceremony at Irvine’s Mariners Church.

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The bride with a beaming smile during her wedding ceremony to Sean at Mariners Church in Irvine.

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Capturing Carly’s emotions as Sean reads his vows during their Christian wedding ceremony at Mariners Church.

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A creative shot of the unity candle lighting during Carly and Sean’s Christian wedding ceremony at Mariners Church.

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The newly married couple celebrate at the altar of Mariners Church after being announced husband and wife.

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The newly married couple during their recessional walk at Mariners Church.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Mariners Church:

Mariners Church is also set right next to a gorgeous park and sprawling lake, which was perfect for capturing romantic couple portraits in the sunset golden hour after the ceremony. The lighting was really magical as it illuminated the couple, and I liked the opportunity to get creative with the spire of Mariners Church in the background.

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Capturing a special moment between the bride and groom during their wedding day photoshoot at Mariners Church.

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Carly leads Sean along a walkway outside Mariners Church during their late-afternoon wedding day photo session.

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The newly married couple, backed by the towering spire of Mariners Church in Irvine.

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A close-up portrait of the bride and groom in the late afternoon sunshine during their Mariners Church wedding photo session.

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The bride and groom kiss outside the Mariners Church in Irvine after their Christian wedding ceremony.

 

Reception photos at Back Bay Bistro:

Their wedding reception was being held at Back Bay Bistro in Newport Beach – a private club restaurant that has a chic and modern ambiance. In addition to the couple’s first dance, the cake cutting ceremony and some fun toasts by the best man and maid-of-honor, I also captured all the action on the dance floor and some emotional reactions by family and friends. There were also some nice decor elements to incorporate into these Back Bay Bistro wedding photos, particularly the vibrant blue lamps that hung from the ceiling.

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Capturing the first dance dip at Carly and Sean’s Back Bay Bistro wedding reception.

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A black and white shot of the newly married couple during their first dance at the Back Bay Bistro in Newport Beach.

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The maid of honor explains her fun chart during Carly and Sean’s Back Bay Bistro wedding reception.

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Capturing the bride and groom’s reactions during the speeches and toasts at their Back Bay Bistro wedding reception.

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A creative shot of the best man’s speech, featuring one of the elegant lamps at the Back Bay Bistro.

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Carly and her dad during the father-daughter dance at the Back Bay Bistro wedding reception.

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The bride and groom having fun during the cake cutting ceremony at their Back Bay Bistro wedding reception.

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The maid of honor getting down on the dance floor during Carly and Sean’s Back Bay Bistro wedding reception in Newport Beach.

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A creative shot of all the dance floor action at Carly and Sean’s Back Bay Bistro wedding reception.

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The bride enjoying the dance floor with her friends and family at Newport Beach’s Back Bay Bistro.

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Capturing all the fun and antics of the dance floor during Carly and Sean’s Back Bay Bistro wedding reception.

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Capturing a special embrace between the bride and one of her bridesmaids at the Back Bay Bistro wedding reception.

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An action shot of the Carly’s bouquet toss during her glamorous wedding reception at the Back Bay Bistro.

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Sean serenades Carly before removing her garter during their Back Bay Bistro wedding reception.

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The groom goes searching for his bride’s garter during their fun-filled wedding reception at the Back Bay Bistro.

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Capturing a candid shot of the bride and groom on the dance floor during their Back Bay Bistro wedding reception.

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A wedding guest getting down on the dance floor during the Back Bay Bistro wedding reception.

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Capturing a romantic moment between the bride and groom, surrounded by family and friends, during their Back Bay Bistro wedding reception.

 

Wedding photos at Back Bay Bistro:

I really had a wonderful time as the Newport Beach wedding photographer for Carly and Sean’s special day and wish them all the best on their honeymoon to Australia and their future life together as husband and wife.

February 24, 2016

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