Wedding At Hotel Seven4One In Laguna Beach, CA | Lindsay & Austin

Wedding At Hotel Seven4One

LINDSAY & AUSTIN

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Wedding photos at Hotel Seven4One:

Lindsay and Austin had planned a beachside wedding at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach and I was thrilled that they asked me to be their wedding photographer. I particularly like this venue as it has a really intimate feel, designed for wedding celebrations with just your closest family and friends, which is exactly what this loved-up couple wanted.

From the getting ready to the wedding ceremony and reception celebrations, everything can also happen in the one place which is great from a photographer’s perspective!

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Lindsay and Austin embrace on the sands during their Laguna Beach wedding photo session.

 

Getting ready photo at Hotel Seven4One:

It was a gorgeous Saturday in September when I headed down to Laguna Beach with my second photographer to capture all the getting ready action as Lindsay and Austin made their final preparations in the bridal suites at Hotel Seven4One. Lindsay was surrounded by her wonderful bridesmaids and both her mom and soon-to-be mother-in-law, and there was a really joyful atmosphere as they had their hair and makeup done and shared in this special moment together.

I captured close up shots as Lindsay had the final touches done to her makeup, as well as a few with her bridesmaids in front of their beautiful gowns. She decided on an unconventional but beautiful approach, with each of the bridesmaids dresses a different, earthy-toned color, giving a modern feel to this courtyard wedding celebration. In keeping with the relaxed, beachside theme, Austin also opted for a dark cream colored suit, all of which were complemented with gorgeous bouquets and hair wreaths.

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Lindsay having her makeup done at Hotel Seven4One, backed by a row of colorful bridesmaids dresses.

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The bride sharing a special moment with her bridesmaids as they were getting ready in a suite at Hotel Seven4One.

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Lindsay admiring her gorgeous gown as she was getting ready for her special day in Laguna Beach.

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Lindsay and her bridesmaids, backed by their beautiful bridal dresses, in a suite at Laguna Beach’s Hotel Seven4One.

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A close up shot of Lindsay having her makeup done as she was getting ready for her special day in Laguna Beach.

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The bride’s mom helps to secure her bridal gown as they were getting ready in a suite at Hotel Seven4One.

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Lindsay’s bridesmaids and moms help to add the final touches to her bridal attire as they were getting ready.

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A black and white shot capturing a special moment between the bride and her soon-to-be mother-in-law.

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A close up shot of the bride fixing her earrings as she made her final preparations at Hotel Seven4One.

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Lindsay’s mom helps to secure her bracelet as the were getting ready in a suite at Hotel Seven4One.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Hotel Seven4One:

Once both Lindsay and Austin were ready, we had a first look session in the courtyard at Hotel Seven4One, with the bride walking towards her future groom. There were lots of emotional reactions to capture as they glimpsed each other for the first time on their special day and I used the opportunity for a short pre-ceremony portrait session.

Not only did we take some shots within the shaded courtyard of Hotel Seven4One, but also on the famous Pacific Coast Highway which passes by outside. We also brought the bridal party together for some fun group shots, with the girls playfully hanging out at the bar of Hotel Seven4One and the boys covering their eyes as Lindsay and Austin stole a kiss.

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Lindsay walking towards Austin during their first look session before the Laguna Beach wedding ceremony.

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Capturing the couple’s reactions during their first look session in the courtyard at Hotel Seven4One.

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Lindsay and Austin share an intimate embrace during their Laguna Beach first look session.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between the couple on the Pacific Coast Highway of Laguna Beach.

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Lindsay and Austin embrace outside Hotel Seven4One during their wedding photo session on the Pacific Coast Highway.

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A close up portrait of the couple during their Hotel Seven4One wedding photo session.

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A portrait of Lindsay in her gorgeous bridal gown before her wedding ceremony in Laguna Beach.

couple portrait during hotel seven4one wedding photo session

Capturing an intimate moment between Lindsay and Austin during their Hotel Seven4One wedding photo session.

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Portrait of the couple inside the courtyard at Hotel Seven4One during their Laguna Beach wedding photo session.

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Lindsay and her bridesmaids hanging out at the bar at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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A group shot of Lindsay, Austin and their bridal party before the wedding ceremony at Hotel Seven4One.

 

Ceremony photos at Hotel Seven4One:

It was then time for the ceremony itself, which was actually held on the sands of Laguna Beach, just a short walk away. Lindsay and Austin opted for a late afternoon wedding and the light was just magical as they exchanged their vows and said “I do”. There was lots of opportunity to get creative with photography, with the beach backed by cliffs where I could get a bird’s eye perspective incorporating the Pacific Ocean behind. The color of the entire bridal party’s attire just worked so well to create a soft, whimsical feel to these images.

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Capturing Austin’s reaction as he watched his bride walk down the aisle during their Laguna Beach wedding ceremony.

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Lindsay’s mom escorts her down the aisle at the start of the Laguna Beach wedding ceremony.

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Capturing Austin’s reaction as he looked into Lindsay’s eyes during their wedding ceremony on the sands of Laguna Beach.

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Lindsay and Austin were all smiles during their sunset wedding ceremony on the sands of Laguna Beach.

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Capturing Lindsay’s bridesmaids’ emotional reactions during the Laguna Beach wedding ceremony.

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Looking down across Lindsay and Austin’s Laguna Beach wedding ceremony, backed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

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Capturing Lindsay’s reactions as she exchanged vows with Austin on the sands of Laguna Beach.

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A low angle shot look up towards Lindsay and Austin’s vow exchange during their Laguna Beach wedding ceremony.

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Lindsay’s mom, dad and step-dad watch on during their daughter’s wedding to Austin in Laguna Beach.

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Lindsay and Austin say ‘I do’ during their Hotel Seven4One wedding celebrations at Laguna Beach.

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The newly married couple making their recessional walk down the aisle at Laguna Beach.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Hotel Seven4One:

After their recessional walk down the aisle and some celebratory shots with their bridal party, we took advantage of the gorgeous light for a sunset couple portrait session on the beach. Lindsay and Austin were glowing from their recent nuptials and the warm light just added another romantic element to the photo shoot. I particularly liked the shot I captured as they kissed on the stairs, backed by the brilliant blue waters of the Pacific Ocean behind.

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The couple celebrate with their bridal party after the sunset wedding ceremony on Laguna Beach.

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Lindsay and Austin embrace during their romantic sunset wedding photo session on Laguna Beach.

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The newly married couple were overflowing with love during their sunset wedding photo session at Laguna Beach.

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Lindsay and Austin walk arm-in-arm along the sands of Laguna Beach following their wedding ceremony.

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The newly married couple kiss, backed by the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, during their Hotel Seven4One wedding celebrations.

 

Reception photos at Hotel Seven4One:

We then returned to Hotel Seven4One where the reception was to take place and Lindsay and Austin made their grand entrance. This intimate space is ideal for casual, cocktail-style receptions, which is exactly what they had decided to do. I captured the couple’s first dance, followed by Lindsay’s dance with both her step-dad and father, before Austin took to the dance floor with his mom.

From some intimate candid moments between the couple at their sweetheart table to a group photo looking down from the second floor balcony, I tried to capture a range of different shots before everyone hit the dance floor. Lindsay and Austin let loose with their family and friends, downing bottles of beer together and getting down on the dance floor, stopping only briefly for their cake cutting ceremony.

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Lindsay and Austin make their grand entrance to the cocktail-style reception at Hotel Seven4One.

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Lindsay and Austin’s first dance during their intimate reception at Laguna Beach’s Hotel Seven4One.

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A black and white shot capturing a candid exchange between Lindsay and Austin during their wedding reception.

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Lindsay and her step-dad on the dance floor while her mom watches on in the courtyard at Hotel Seven4One.

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Lindsay and her dad during the father-daughter dance at her Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.

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Austin and his mom during the mother-son dance at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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Capturing a sweet candid moment between Lindsay and Austin during their Laguna Beach wedding celebrations.

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A group photo of Lindsay and Austin with their wedding party within the courtyard at Hotel Seven4One.

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Lindsay and Austin’s guests enjoying the dance floor at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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Austin getting down on the dance floor during his wedding reception celebrations in Laguna Beach.

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Lindsay enjoying the dance floor with one of her bridesmaids during the intimate wedding celebrations in Laguna Beach.

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The bride and groom feed each other cake during their wedding reception in Laguna Beach.

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Capturing a playful moment between the couple and their wedding guests at the Hotel Seven4One reception.

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Lindsay and Austin down a bottle of beer together during their Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.

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A creative shot of light hitting Austin’s face during his fun-filled wedding reception at Hotel Seven4One.

dance floor photos at hotel seven4one in laguna beach

Capturing all the dance floor action during Lindsay and Austin’s Laguna Beach wedding reception.

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A young wedding goer is carried along the dance floor during Lindsay and Austin’s intimate wedding celebrations in Laguna Beach.

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A kiss between the bride and groom to end their joyous wedding celebrations at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

 

Wedding photos at Hotel Seven4One:

You could just tell they were having a wonderful time and it was such a pleasure to be a part of it as their wedding photographer. I wish them a life of happiness together and hope they enjoy this selection of Hotel Seven4One wedding photos.

September 28, 2016

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