Wedding At Ole Hanson Beach Club In San Clemente, CA | Elaine & Kyle

Wedding At Ole Hanson Beach Club

ELAINE & KYLE

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Wedding photos at Ole Hanson Beach Club:

I distinctly remember the first time I met Elaine and Kyle in person as I was standing out the front of my house in the rain, having somehow been locked out of my gate! Slightly embarrassed, I managed to jump the gate and let them in, ready for our first meeting. Thankfully, they were really easy going and we were able to share a laugh before they told me all about their plans for this upcoming wedding at Ole Hanson Beach Club.

Elaine and Kyle had met online through the Coffee Meets Bagel app and become engaged while rock climbing! I was thrilled when they decided to book me after such an impromptu meeting and was looking forward to heading down to San Clemente early this August.

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Elaine and Kyle embrace during their sunset wedding portrait session at the Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente.

 

Getting ready photos at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort And Spa:

We began the day at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort And Spa in Dana Point where Elaine and Kyle were getting ready in separate suites, with my second photographer with the boys while I was with the girls. I photographed Elaine as she had the final touches done to her makeup and shared in this special moment with her bridesmaids, as well as one with her mom as they admired her gorgeous gown.

I also captured her bridesmaids “fluffing” her dress and helping her step into her designer shoes, then a shared moment with both her mom and Kyle’s mom as they saw her looking so stunning.

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Elaine has the final touches done to her hair and makeup in a suite at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort And Spa.

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Capturing a group hug between Elaine and her bridesmaids as they are getting ready at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort And Spa.

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Elaine admires her gorgeous wedding dress in a suite window at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort And Spa in Dana Point.

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Capturing a special moment between Elaine and her mom as they admire her stunning wedding dress.

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Elaine’s bridesmaids “fluff” her wedding dress in a suite at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort And Spa in Dana Point.

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Capturing a special moment as Elaine steps into her wedding shoes with the help of her bridesmaids.

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Elaine’s mom helps to secure her necklace as they prepared for her wedding at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort And Spa.

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Elaine stands in the naturally-lit suite window as her bridesmaids “fluff” her stunning wedding dress.

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Capturing a tender moment between Elaine, her mom and Kyle’s mom as they prepared for the Orange County wedding.

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A portrait of Elaine looking absolutely stunning in her gorgeous wedding gown at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort And Spa.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Ole Hanson Beach Club:

We then made the short drive over to San Clemente and the Ole Hanson Beach Club where Elaine and Kyle’s first look was to take place. I photographed Elaine walking towards her groom and playfully covering his eyes, then their reactions at seeing each other looking so amazing.

We used the time available for a short portrait session around the Ole Hanson Beach Club, utilizing its gorgeous, Greek-inspired architecture. I particularly liked the cute shot of Elaine and Kyle kissing while their young flower girls covered their eyes and the sophisticated black and white portrait as they embraced in one of the doorways.

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Elaine walks towards Kyle during their first look session at the Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente.

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Elaine playfully covers Kyle’s eyes during their romantic first look at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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Elaine and Kyle were all smiles as they got their first glimpse of each other at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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A romantic portrait of the soon-to-be-married couple during their Ole Hanson Beach Club wedding photo session.

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A creative portrait of Elaine and Kyle backed by the Greek-inspired architecture of the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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A playful portrait of Elaine and Kyle kissing while their cute flower girls cover their eyes at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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A creative bridal party portrait against the whitewashed architecture of the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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An elegant portrait of Elaine exploring a walkway at the European-inspired Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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A wide-angle shot of Elaine and Kyle kissing on the balcony overlooking the Ole Hanson Beach Club’s pool.

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A sophisticated black and white portrait of Elaine and Kyle embracing in a doorway of the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

 

Ceremony photos at Ole Hanson Beach Club:

Elaine and Kyle’s ceremony was being held on the lawns of the Ole Hanson Beach Club, overlooking the waters of the Pacific Ocean. I captured Elaine being escorted down the aisle by her mom and Kyle’s beaming smile, as well as a creative shot of one of the flower girls enjoying the string quartet.

I photographed the reactions of both Elaine and Kyle as they exchanged vows and rings, backed by a gorgeous floral arch. Then I captured their joyous recessional walk as “husband and wife” and a spontaneous kiss halfway down the aisle.

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A cute flower girl watches on as a string quartet plays at the start of Elaine and Kyle’s wedding ceremony.

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Elaine’s mom escorts her down the aisle at the start of the outdoor wedding ceremony at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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Capturing Kyle’s reaction as he watches his bride walk down the aisle at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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Elaine’s mom embraces Kyle as she gives her daughter away during the Ole Hanson Beach Club wedding ceremony.

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Elaine and Kyle look lovingly into each other’s eyes at the start of their intimate outdoor wedding in San Clemente.

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Elaine and Kyle exchange vows overlooking the Pacific Ocean during their beachfront wedding ceremony in San Clemente.

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Capturing Kyle’s reaction as he exchanges vows with Elaine during their intimate San Clemente wedding ceremony.

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Elaine was all smiles as she read her vows to Kyle at the Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente.

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Elaine and Kyle exchange rings backed by their beautiful floral feature at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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The newly married couple make their joyous recessional walk down the aisle at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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Capturing a spontaneous kiss between the newly married couple after being pronounced “husband and wife”.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Ole Hanson Beach Club:

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Elaine and Kyle look into each other’s eyes during their wedding portrait session at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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A wide-angle couple portrait of Elaine and Kyle kissing at their gorgeous Ole Hanson Beach Club wedding ceremony site.

 

Reception photos at Ole Hanson Beach Club:

After a couple of portraits of the newly married couple at their ceremonial site, it was time for the reception proceedings to get under way, with Elaine and Kyle dancing their way onto the upstairs terrace at the Ole Hanson Beach Club. They kicked things off with a “thank you” toast, then while the guests were enjoying dinner, we snuck down to the beach of San Clemente for a sunset portrait session.

Although it was quite cloudy and we didn’t get a striking sunset, the lighting was still beautiful for capturing warm embraces between the newly married couple and shots of them walking hand-in-hand along the rocky shores.

We returned to the terrace of the Ole Hanson Beach Club for speeches and toasts from those closest to the couple as they watched on from their sweetheart table. Then everyone moved indoors to hit the dance floor and I tried to capture all the energy of both young and old from multiple angles.

We finished the night with a few romantic couple portraits around the Ole Hanson Beach Club, including a silhouette in front of one of the lamps and a creative shot of Elaine and Kyle kissing while holding orange balloons.

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Elaine and Kyle dance their way into the reception for their grand entrance at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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The newly married couple being their reception proceedings with a “thank you” speech at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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Capturing a kiss between Elaine and Kyle during their sunset portrait session in San Clemente.

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Elaine and Kyle walk hand-in-hand along the rocky shores of San Clemente beach following their wedding ceremony.

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Elaine embraces Kyle warmly during their sunset portrait session in front of the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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Capturing a close-up embrace between the newly married couple on the rocky shores of San Clemente.

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A spontaneous kiss between the newly married couple during their intimate wedding reception at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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Elaine’s bridesmaids make a heartfelt toast during the terrace wedding reception at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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Capturing Elaine and Kyle’s reactions at their sweetheart table as speeches and toasts are made.

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A playful moment between Elaine, Kyle and one of his groomsmen during the terrace wedding reception at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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A romantic, off-camera flash portrait of the newly married couple at their intimate sweetheart table.

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Elaine and Kyle perform their first dance during the Ole Hanson Beach Club wedding reception.

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A tender moment during the mother-son dance between Kyle and his mom at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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Elaine feeds Kyle during their cake-cutting ceremony within the elegant interior of the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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Elaine and Kyle dancing with their young wedding guests at the Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente.

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A creative angle of Elaine and Kyle enjoying the dance floor with one of their cute flower girls.

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Elaine’s friends enjoying the dance floor at the Ole Hanson Beach Club during the intimate reception party.

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Elaine letting loose on the dance floor with her mom, captured from a bird’s eye angle.

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A young flower girl showing her style on the dance floor of the Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente.

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A creative silhouette portrait of Elaine and Kyle in front of a lamp at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

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Elaine and Kyle kiss while holding orange balloons during their nighttime portrait session in San Clemente.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between the newly married couple, illuminated by off-camera flash, at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

 

Wedding photos at Ole Hanson Beach Club:

I want to thank Elaine and Kyle for selecting me as the photographer for this beautiful wedding at the Ole Hanson Beach Club and making my job so effortless. I know that they are off to Croatia and Slovenia for their honeymoon and look forward to hearing all about it and sharing these photos with them when they return.

August 10, 2017

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