Wedding At Calamigos Equestrian In Burbank, CA | Monica & Iggy
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Wedding At Calamigos Equestrian

MONICA & IGGY

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Wedding photos at Calamigos Equestrian:

I first met Monica and Iggy at my studio in Downtown Long Beach a few months before their wedding day. I connected with them from the minute we spoke and they decided to book me on the spot. This wonderful couple were very open and wanted to get to know me as much as I wanted to hear their story, and I hope that is reflected in this wedding at Calamigos Equestrian.

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The bride and groom embrace during their first look session at Burbank’s Calamigos Equestrian.

 

Getting ready photos at Hotel Amarano:

The day all started at Hotel Amarano in Burbank where Monica and Iggy were getting ready for their special day. I had my colleague Michelle working as my second photographer, so while she was with Iggy and the boys as they made their final preparations, I was with Monica and her bridesmaids in another suite.

There were some really warm-hearted candid moments to capture, particularly during the bridal couple’s gift exchange, with Iggy giving Monica an iPad filled with photographic memories of their relationship together. I took a range of shots documenting Monica as she had her hair and makeup done and got into her gorgeous gown, ranging from black and white to reflective images, as well as a few portraits in the beautifully-lit suite windows.

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A reflective shot of Monica admiring her bridal gown as she prepared for her wedding day at the Hotel Amarano in Burbank.

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A black and white shot of Monica, surrounded by her bridesmaids, as they made their final preparations at Burbank’s Hotel Amarano.

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A close-up shot of Monica having her lipstick applied as she was getting ready for her wedding day at the Hotel Amarano.

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A candid shot of Iggy reading a heartfelt letter written by his future wife as he prepared for his wedding day at the Hotel Amarano in Burbank.

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Capturing Monica’s emotional reaction as she opens an iPad gifted to her by Iggy on their wedding day at the Hotel Amarano.

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Monica’s bridesmaids watch a touching photo slide show of the couple’s relationship as they prepared for the wedding day at Hotel Amarano.

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A reflective shot of Monica as she was getting ready for her wedding day at the elegant Hotel Amarano in Burbank.

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A portrait of Monica in one of the suite windows at Hotel Amarano before her Burbank wedding ceremony.

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A portrait of the bride in her gorgeous wedding gown in a beautifully-appointed lounge at the Hotel Amarano.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Calamigos Equestrian:

We then drove over to Calamigos Equestrian where their wedding ceremony was to be held and started off the proceedings with a first look session on an ornate white verandah. I just loved that the couple wore their emotions on their sleeve, particularly Iggy as he saw his bride for the first time.

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Monica walks towards Iggy during their first look session at the Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank.

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Capturing Iggy’s emotional response during his first look session with Monica at the Calamigos Equestrian.

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The bride and groom look into each other’s eyes during their classic Calamigos Equestrian wedding photo session.

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A portrait of Monica in her elegant bridal gown in a softly-lit room at the Calamigos Equestrian private club.

 

Ceremony photos at Calamigos Equestrian:

The intimate Western ceremony was held outdoors in the leafy gardens of Calamigos Equestrian, beneath a rustic wooden gazebo. In the late afternoon light the couple exchanged vows and shared a sub sandwich in a symbolic gesture of their union, all of which I captured in these Calamigos Equestrian wedding photos.

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Monica reads her vows to Iggy during their garden wedding ceremony at the Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank.

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A black and white shot of Iggy and Monica as they exchanged vows at the Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank.

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Monica’s bridesmaids illuminated in the rich sunset light during her Calamigos Equestrian Western wedding ceremony in Burbank.

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Monica wipes away tears as Iggy reads her his vows during their garden wedding ceremony at the Calamigos Equestrian.

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A black and white shot of Monica’s parents’ reactions during the Calamigos Equestrian wedding ceremony.

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The couple share a sub sandwich in a symbolic gesture of unity during their Calamigos Equestrian wedding ceremony.

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A close-up shot of the bride’s mother embracing her daughter during the Calamigos Equestrian wedding celebrations.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Calamigos Equestrian:

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A portrait of the newly married couple in the landscaped gardens of the Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank.

 

Reception photos at Calamigos Equestrian:

We then headed indoors to the private club event space where Monica and Iggy held their wedding reception. There were lots of touching candid moments to capture, with Monica rolling up Iggy’s sleeves for dinner and the groom getting down on the dance floor with a young wedding guest.

Iggy is actually a firefighter, and part way through the evening he changed into his fireman’s gear for a funny take on the garter removal. Assisted by his firefighting friends, they made a real show of this precarious task, before the groom playfully took an axe to the cake cutting proceedings!

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An off-camera flash nighttime portrait of Monica and Iggy kissing during their Calamigos Equestrian wedding photo session.

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Monica affectionately helps to roll up Iggy’s sleeve before their reception dinner at the Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank.

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Capturing the couple’s reaction as a speech was being made during their Calamigos Equestrian wedding reception.

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Iggy warmly embraces a family member during his Calamigos Equestrian wedding reception in Burbank.

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A black and white action shot of the dance floor during Monica and Iggy’s Calamigos Equestrian wedding reception.

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Iggy enjoying the dance floor with Monica’s flower girl during their Calamigos Equestrian wedding reception.

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Iggy changes into his firefighting gear during the wedding reception at Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank.

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Iggy and his groomsmen do a firefighter’s garter removal at his Calamigos Equestrian wedding reception.

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Iggy pretends to take a firefighter’s axe to the wedding cake during his wedding reception at Burbank’s Calamigos Equestrian.

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Monica’s bridesmaids getting down on the dance floor during the lively wedding reception at Calamigos Equestrian.

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One of Monica and Iggy’s wedding guests enjoying the celebrations at the Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank.

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Capturing all the dance floor action during Monica and Iggy’s Calamigos Equestrian wedding reception.

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Two young wedding guests enjoying the dance floor during Monica and Iggy’s Calamigos Equestrian wedding reception.

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The newly married couple share an intimate dance during their joyful wedding celebrations at Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank.

 

Wedding photos at Calamigos Equestrian:

Monica and Iggy really were such a warm and fantastic couple to work with and it was a pleasure being their Burbank wedding photographer for these Calamigos Equestrian wedding photos. I wish them all the luck and happiness in their married life together and hope that Iggy continues to make the community proud with his firefighting work!

October 14, 2014

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