Wedding At Camp River Glen In Angeles Oaks, CA | Chrissie & Daniel

Wedding At Camp River Glen

CHRISSIE & DANIEL

Locations:

 

Wedding photos at Camp River Glen:

I first heard about Chrissie and Daniel through my assistant photographer Natalie who is a good friend of Chrissie, and I was both excited and honored when I received an email asking if I would be available to photograph their wedding at Camp River Glen. Chrissie and Daniel had actually already had an official wedding ceremony with family earlier in the year, but they wanted to have a big celebration with just their friends, within a setting that reflected them.

They chose the beautiful Camp River Glen near Angeles Oaks, which was extra special for me as I just love being in the outdoors and camping. It is located around a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, and my wife Charlene and I drove up on the morning of the wedding day. After finding the town of Angeles Oaks, we had to do a little off-roading before arriving at Camp River Glen, set within a forest clearing and surrounded by towering trees.

romantic couple portrait at camp river glen

The newly married couple embrace within the whimsical setting of Camp River Glen near Angeles Oaks.

 

Getting ready photos at Camp River Glen:

I had only met Chrissie and Daniel on Skype previously. On the big day, as Charlene and I pulled into the campsite, Daniel was already there, and was really laid-back and fully trusted us as wedding photographers. Shortly after we met Chrissie and her bridesmaids, who were getting ready in one of the rustic cabins at the campsite. We captured a few shots as they made their last minute preparations and bonded together on this special day.

beautiful bride getting ready photo by los angeles wedding photographer

Chrissie and her bridesmaids preparing for the special day at Camp River Glen.

groom getting ready photo at camp river glen

Daniel adds the finishing touch to his wedding suit as he was getting ready in one of the huts at Camp River Glen.

bride practicing vows before angeles oaks wedding

Chrissie practicing her vows before her wedding ceremony at Camp River Glen near Angeles Oaks.

gorgeous bride portrait at camp river glen

A portrait of the bride in her gorgeous gown, standing in front of one of the huts at Camp River Glen.

beautiful bride and bridesmaids photo by los angeles wedding photographer

Chrissie bonding with her bridesmaids before the wedding ceremony at Camp River Glen.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Camp River Glen:

The wedding ceremony was held in a natural amphitheater at Camp River Glen, with a woodsy, whimsical vibe about the setting. Chrissie and Daniel decided to have a first look session before the ceremony itself, and after capturing their reactions at seeing each other for the first time that day, we used the opportunity for a short couple portrait session within the rustic surroundings.

whimsical bride portrait by los angeles wedding photographer

A whimsical portrait of Chrissie within the natural surrounds of Camp River Glen before her wedding ceremony.

first look session photo at camp river glen in angeles oaks

Daniel walking towards Chrissie for their first look session before the Camp River Glen wedding ceremony.

candid first look session photo at camp river glen

Capturing the couple’s reactions on seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day.

10 Camp River Glen Wedding Photographer Couple Portraits Photos

A special moment between Chrissie and Daniel during their first look session at Camp River Glen.

bride reaction during angeles oaks first look session

Capturing the bride’s reaction on seeing her groom for the first time on their wedding day at Camp River Glen.

nature themed couple portrait session at camp river glen

A wide angle shot of the couple kissing beneath the immense trees of Camp River Glen.

whimsical couple portrait by los angeles wedding photographer

The couple enjoying each other’s company within the whimsical surrounds of Camp River Glen.

rustic couple portrait at camp river glen

A portrait of the couple in front of the one of the rustic huts at Camp River Glen.

 

Ceremony photos at Camp River Glen:

Then it was time for Chrissie to walk down the aisle to a waiting Daniel, with their friends watching on in support. As they had already had a celebration with their family, this event was just for friends, with a more playful, party atmosphere. Daniel chugged a beer to loosen up at the aisle, and the couple were all smiles and laughs throughout the ceremony. Things did get a little more serious though as they exchanged vows, with Chrissie wiping away tears as she reiterated her commitment to Daniel.

nature themed bride portrait by southern california wedding photographer

Chrissie prepares to walk down the aisle at the start of her Camp River Glen wedding ceremony.

groom reaction during camp river glen wedding ceremony

Capturing Daniel’s reaction as he watched his bride walk down the aisle at Camp River Glen.

couple and celebrant during whimsical angeles oaks wedding ceremony

The couple with their officiant during the naturally-inspired wedding at Camp River Glen.

beautiful ceremony photo at camp river glen in angeles oaks

A wide angle shot looking across the rustic Camp River Glen wedding ceremony of Chrissie and Daniel.

bride reaction during whimsical angeles oaks wedding

Capturing Chrissie’s reaction as she exchanged vows with Daniel during their Camp River Glen wedding ceremony.

groom sculling beer during camp river glen wedding

Daniel loosens up by chugging a beer during his lively wedding ceremony at Camp River Glen.

groom reaction during nature inspired camp river glen wedding

Capturing Daniel’s joyful reaction during his marriage to Chrissie at Camp River Glen near Angeles Oaks.

candid couple ceremony photo by los angeles wedding photographer

The couple were all smiles during their fun-filled wedding ceremony at Angeles Oaks’ Camp River Glen.

emotional moment during camp river glen wedding ceremony

Chrissie wipes away tears as she exchanges vows with Daniel at the rustic Camp River Glen.

couple recessional walk during camp river glen ceremony

The newly married couple during their recessional walk down the aisle after their Camp River Glen wedding ceremony.

camp river glen group wedding party photo

A group shot of the couple and their wedding guests within the natural clearing of Camp River Glen.

whimsical couple portrait session by los angeles wedding photographer

The newly married couple wandering hand-in-hand along one of the walking trail at Camp River Glen.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Camp River Glen:

After their recessional, we followed one of the walking trails to a grassy field for a portrait session with both the couple and the bridal party. The late afternoon light shining through the trees created a really whimsical, vintage ambiance, which worked in perfectly with the feel Chrissie and Daniel had been looking for in these Camp River Glen wedding photos.

whimsical bridal party portrait by los angeles wedding photographer

A group portrait of Chrissie, Daniel, and their bridal party following the Camp River Glen wedding ceremony.

gorgeous bride and bridesmaids portrait at camp river glen

Chrissie and her bridesmaids holding their flower bouquets together during the Camp River Glen wedding photo session.

groom and groomsmen in meadows at camp river glen

A casual portrait of Daniel and his groomsmen within a grassy field at Camp River Glen.

whimsical couple portrait session by southern california wedding photographer

Daniel leads Chrissie through the grassy fields of Camp River Glen during the whimsical late afternoon light.

tender moment between couple during camp river glen wedding

Capturing a tender moment between the bride and groom following their Camp River Glen wedding ceremony.

couple kiss in late afternoon light at angeles oaks

Chrissie and Daniel kiss in the late afternoon diffuse light following their Camp River Glen wedding ceremony.

 

Reception photos at Camp River Glen:

When we returned to the campsite, Chrissie surprised Daniel by playing a song on her guitar, followed by the bouquet toss and beer toss (instead of a garter toss) and a few couple’s games to test Chrissie and Daniel’s knowledge of each other. Then the reception party really kicked into full swing, being held indoors in one of the rustic cabins at Camp River Glen.

Daniel’s friends cheered on as he accepted a dare to drank some hard liquor, then he and Chrissie recreated a scene from “Dirty Dancing” in their first dance. Chrissie, Daniel and their friends partied long into the night, with many of them staying over in the cabins at Camp River Glen.

black and white candid couple photo at angeles oaks

A black and white candid shot of the couple sharing a laugh during their wedding celebrations at Camp River Glen.

bride playing guitar during rustic camp river glen wedding

A surprise song from the bride to her new husband during their Camp River Glen wedding celebrations.

groom reaction as bride plays guitar during rustic wedding

Capturing Daniel’s reaction as Chrissie sang him a song during their Camp River Glen wedding party.

bride bouquet toss at camp river glen wedding

Chrissie’s bouquet toss to a group of expectant female friends during her Camp River Glen wedding party.

groom beer toss during playful camp river glen wedding celebration

Daniel exchanges a garter toss for a beer toss during the lively wedding celebrations at Camp River Glen.

wedding party group photo at camp river glen

A group portrait of the wedding party for Chrissie and Daniel with the rustic surrounds of Camp River Glen.

couple play a game during camp river glen wedding party

Chrissie and Daniel playing a couple’s game during their wedding party celebrations at Camp River Glen.

groom sculling hard liquor during wedding party

Daniel accepting a dare to chug down some hard liquor during his wedding party at Camp River Glen.

bride and groom dirty dancing move at camp river glen

The bride and groom recreate a moment from “Dirty Dancing” during their first dance at the Camp River Glen wedding reception..

dance floor photo at camp river glen reception

Chrissie and Daniel’s wedding guests getting colorful on the dance floor at Camp River Glen.

guest with color sticks at camp river glen wedding party

Wedding guests with illuminated color sticks on the dance floor during the Camp River Glen wedding reception.

romantic nighttime portrait of couple at camp river glen

A night time portrait of the newly married couple, surrounded by the fairy lights at Camp River Glen.

 

Wedding photos at Camp River Glen:

It really was such a fun wedding to photograph and be a part of, and I want to send a particular thanks to Natalie who referred us and was there enjoying all the celebrations. I wish a lifetime of happiness for Chrissie and Daniel, and if their wedding is anything to go by, then I’m sure it will be filled with lots of vibrant, warm memories.

June 22, 2016

Wedding

over 100 5 Star Reviews

over 190 5 Star Reviews

over 280 5 Star Reviews

Having been specifically a wedding photographer for over 10 years and capturing over 450 weddings, it's always a pleasure and privilege getting to know each of our wonderful couples and working with them.

Our focus is to capture the raw emotions/moments, creative portraits, and beautiful details of your big day, and do so in a beautiful, timeless, and personal way. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you're interested in our photography services.

Thank you to all our brides and grooms!