AARIKA & TRIP
Wedding photos at Hotel Seven4One:
I first met Aarika and Trip at my studio in Downtown Long Beach to hear all about the wedding plans they had for Valentine’s Day. They were going to book the much sought after boutique Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach, which not only provides a one-stop shop for both your wedding ceremony and reception, but the bride and groom have free use of all the rooms and suites for their bridal party and guests to stay for the entire weekend. I hope that these wedding at Hotel Seven4One photos reflect what a beautiful and classic celebration this truly was.
A warm embrace between the bride and groom during their Hotel Seven4One wedding photo session.
Getting ready photos at Hotel Seven4One:
Although we were working, it was really nice to spend Valentine’s Day with my wife Charlene, who was going to be my wedding photography assistant for the day. We turned up right around noon at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach, ready to capture all the action of the day. Trip had decided he wanted to get prepared by himself, so I dedicated my time to photographing Aarika and her bridesmaids as they finished their hair and make-up. From silhouettes to reflective shots and candid images, I tried to capture the joy and excitement of Aarika’s final moments as a non-married woman.
A reflective shot of Aarika getting ready with hair and makeup before her wedding at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.
A black and white candid shot of the bride and one of her bridesmaids hugging as they prepared for the wedding at Laguna Beach’s Hotel Seven4One.
A candid shot of the bride, surrounded by her bridesmaids as they prepared for the Laguna Beach wedding at Hotel Seven4One.
A silhouette of Aarika as she prepared for her special day at the boutique Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.
A reflective mirror shot of Aarika’s maid of honor helping the bride with her jewelry before the Hotel Seven4One wedding ceremony.
A playful shot of Aarika’s bridesmaids helping her add the final touches to her bridal attire as they were getting ready at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.
A close-up shot of the bride’s pearl necklace as she was getting ready for her wedding ceremony at Hotel Seven4One.
A portrait of the bride in one of the suite windows at Laguna Beach’s boutique Hotel Seven4One.
Pre-ceremony portraits at Hotel Seven4One:
The couple had decided to have a first look session at the inner courtyard of Hotel Seven4One and it was quite an emotional moment for both of them. I captured a few couple portraits as they soaked up this moment, before it was time for the wedding ceremony itself.
The bride looking down at her groom in the courtyard of Hotel Seven4One before the first look session on their wedding day.
Aarika walks towards Trip for their first look session in the inner courtyard of Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.
The groom getting emotional during this first look Laguna Beach wedding photo session at Hotel Seven4One.
An intimate black and white portrait of the bride and groom before their Hotel Seven4One wedding ceremony in Laguna Beach.
Ceremony photos at Hotel Seven4One:
Aarika and Trip’s wedding ceremony was a really classic and intimate event. There were some beautiful candid moments to capture as the couple exchanged vows, and I think that these Hotel Seven4One wedding photos reflect just how emotional it was for both Aarika and Trip.
Aarika’s father walks her down the aisle during their intimate wedding ceremony in the courtyard at Hotel Seven4One.
Capturing Aarika’s expression as Trip recites his vows during their Hotel Seven4One wedding ceremony.
The groom getting emotional as he reads his vows during the intimate wedding ceremony at Laguna Beach’s Hotel Seven4One.
A black and white shot of the bride and groom embracing after being pronounced “husband and wife” at the boutique Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.
Reception photos at Hotel Seven4One:
While the staff at Hotel Seven4One did a “flip”, transforming the ceremony space into a reception venue, the guests mingled upstairs at the cocktail hour. Aarika and Trip had opted for a casual-style reception, with hors d’oeuvres being brought around between speeches, toasts, dancing and plenty of action in the photo booth. Throughout the evening I captured the bridal couple’s candid reactions as speeches were made, a conga line that made its way around the dance floor, as well as the touching mother-son and father-daughter dances.
The newly married couple were all smiles during their recessional walk down the aisle at the Hotel Seven4One wedding ceremony.
The party having fun in the photo booth during the wedding reception at Laguna Beach’s Hotel Seven4One.
Capturing an emotional reaction by the bride as speeches are made during her wedding reception at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.
A candid shot of Aarika and Trip’s reactions as the maid of honor makes a speech at their Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.
A candid black and white portrait of the mother-son dance at Trip and Aarika’s Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.
Capturing a tender moment between Aarika and her dad during the father-daughter wedding reception dance.
Capturing all the fun on the dance floor during Aarika and Trip’s Hotel Seven4One wedding reception in Laguna Beach.
A conga line weaves around the dance floor during Aarika and Trip’s Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.
Capturing the first dance on the beautifully-lit dance floor of Hotel Seven4One’s reception courtyard.
Wedding photos at Hotel Seven4One:
It was an absolute pleasure to be Aarika and Trip’s Laguna Beach wedding photographer and capture this intimate celebration, and I hope each time Valentine’s Day comes around that these Hotel Seven4One wedding photos leave them with warm and joyful memories.