Wedding At Hyatt Regency Newport Beach In Newport Beach, CA | Nasim & Steven

Wedding At Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

NASIM & STEVEN

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Wedding photos at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach:

I first met Nasim and Steve at my studio in Downtown Long Beach in the Fall of 2013 and felt that we connected from the moment we met. They had booked me not only to photograph their e-session, but also to capture the Persian wedding celebration they were planning. I absolutely love the opportunity to photograph different cultural weddings and was excited to reconnect with the couple for this wedding at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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A reflective shot of the bride and groom in their sofreh table mirror during their Persian wedding celebrations at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

 

Getting ready photos at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach:

My wife Charlene was working as my second photographer for the day, and while she was with Steve in one of the hotel suites as he was getting ready, I was with Nasim, her mother, and bridesmaids as they made their final preparations. In addition to photographing the bride as she was having her hair and makeup done and admiring her gorgeous gown, I also captured all the candid emotional moments she shared with her mom, as well as her dad’s reaction upon seeing her for the first time that day.

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Nasim and her mother admire her bridal gown as they were getting ready at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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A reflective shot of the bride trying on her earrings as she was getting ready in a hotel suite at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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Steve fits his suit jacket as he was getting ready for his Persian wedding at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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The bride has her hair and make-up done in one of the naturally-lit hotel suites at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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Nasim shares a special moment with her bridesmaids as they were getting ready at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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A close-up black and white portrait of Nasim and her mother as they prepared for her Persian wedding celebrations at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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A reflective shot of the bride and her mother making their final wedding day preparations at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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A portrait of Nasim in her gorgeous bridal gown in one of the naturally-lit windows of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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A reflective shot of Steve brushing his hair as he prepared for his wedding ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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Nasim’s father’s joyful reaction at seeing his daughter for the first time on her wedding day at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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A reflective portrait of Nasim in one of the suite mirrors at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach:

Nasim and Steve had decided on a first look session before their ceremony started and we held it under a vine-draped walkway in the gardens of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. This was a wonderful opportunity to capture some intimate portraits of just the two of them, before they became busy with wedding guests and the formalities of the day.

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The bride walks towards her groom beneath a vine-draped walkway during their first look session at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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Nasim and Steve embrace during their emotional first look session in the gardens of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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The bride and groom look into each other’s eyes during their Hyatt Regency Newport Beach first look session.

 

Ceremony photos at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach:

The ceremony combined both Western and Persian elements, with a beautifully-adorned sofreh table that featured lots of symbolic elements that are culturally important for Nasim and her family. The couple sat beneath a cloth, held by Nasim’s bridesmaids, and fed each other honey, before Nasim was showered with coins in what is a traditional Persian ritual.

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Nasim’s father gives her away at the altar during her wedding ceremony with Steve at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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Capturing Nasim and Steve’s reactions during their Persian wedding ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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Steve’s parents were all smiles as they watched their son wed at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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Nasim’s bridesmaids hold a cloth over the couple’s heads during their traditional Persian wedding ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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A close-up shot of the couple’s hands linked during their traditional Persian wedding ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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Steve and Nasim feed each other honey during their traditional Persian wedding ceremony in Newport Beach.

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The couple wipe away tears as they exchange vows at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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The newly married couple kiss in front of their traditional Persian sofreh table at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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Coins are thrown over the bride in a traditional Persian marriage ritual at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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The newly married couple make their recessional walk down the aisle at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach:

After the ceremony, we drove up to a spectacular sunset spot overlooking Newport Beach for Nasim and Steve’s Hyatt Regency Newport Beach wedding photo session. The rich late afternoon light and Pacific Ocean backdrop combined to make for beautiful photographic conditions and images that exuded whimsical charm and romance.

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A silhouette shot of the newly married couple during their sunset wedding portrait session at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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The newly married couple illuminated in the rich afternoon light during their sunset wedding portrait session at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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Nasim and Steve kiss against the setting sun during their Hyatt Regency Newport Beach wedding photo session.

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The newly married couple watch sunset over the Newport Beach marina during their Hyatt Regency wedding photo session.

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A portrait of Nasim and Steve against the lush greenery of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach’s landscaped gardens.

 

Reception photos at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach:

Nasim and Steve’s wedding reception was held indoors at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach ballroom, and was a really joyous and lively affair of traditional Persian dancing (both on the dance floor and on chairs hoisted above the wedding party). Rather than stand back and document this wild party from afar, I tried to get right in amongst the action to capture the energy and sheer adrenaline of it.

Although we were having a lot of fun on the dance floor, I snuck out with Nasim and Steve for a short nighttime couple portrait session in the beautifully-lit archway greenery of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, ending what was a truly fabulous and memorable day.

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The newly married couple perform a traditional Persian wedding dance during their Hyatt Regency Newport Beach reception.

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A black and white shot capturing all the energy and passion of Nasim and Steve’s first dance.

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The bride dances, surrounded by her family and friends, during the traditional Persian wedding reception at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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Family and friends enjoying the dance floor during Nasim and Steve’s Persian wedding reception.

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A black and white shot capturing the bride’s joyful reactions on the dance floor during her Persian wedding reception.

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The couple enjoying a toast from Steve’s brother during their Hyatt Regency Newport Beach wedding reception.

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Steve and his mom enjoy their mother-son dance during the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach wedding reception.

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A black and white shot of Nasim and her dad’s emotional father-daughter dance at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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The couple getting down on the dance floor during their fun-filled wedding reception at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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The groom being lifted up on a chair during the Hora chair dance at his traditional Persian wedding reception at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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Nasim laughing hysterically as she is hoisted up above the crowd on a chair during her Persian wedding celebrations at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

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The groom tosses the garter to some expectant batchelors during his Hyatt Regency Newport Beach wedding reception.

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Capturing all the action of the dance floor during Nasim and Steve’s wild Newport Beach wedding reception.

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A black and white shot of wedding guests embracing during the exuberant wedding reception of Nasim and Steve.

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A romantic, off-camera flash nighttime portrait of the newly married couple at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

 

Wedding photos at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach:

I want to thank Nasim and Steve for selecting me as their Newport Beach wedding photographer and allowing me the opportunity to document this magical Persian celebration. I wish them a lifetime of happiness in their married life together and hope that our paths cross again soon.

September 3, 2014

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