Wedding At Point Vicente Interpretive Center In Rancho Palos Verdes, CA | Jacquie & Casey

Wedding At Point Vicente Interpretive Center

JACQUIE & CASEY

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Wedding photos at Point Vicente Interpretive Center:

I first heard from wonderful couple Jacquie and Casey around a year ago by email. They had met on the set of a music video a few years back, and after some persistent groundwork by Casey, they ended up dating and the rest is history! I was really excited that they trusted me enough to book me online (despite never having met in person) and honored to capture their wedding at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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An off-camera flash portrait of the newly married couple at Wayfarers Chapel following their intimate wedding ceremony.

 

Getting ready photos at a private residence in Long Beach:

The day all started in Long Beach where Jacquie and the girls were getting ready at a private residence and Casey and the boys were at the nearby Hyatt Centric The Pike hotel. It was actually quite overcast and raining very heavily, but that couldn’t dampen the spirits of the couple as they prepared for their special day.

While my second photographer was with the boys, I was with the girls as they did their hair and makeup together, and Jacquie enjoyed her last moments as an unmarried woman. I captured candid shots as she got into her gorgeous gown and secured her jewelry, as well as a warm embrace with her mom.

She had planned a first look with her dad but wanted to do something extra special by wearing a gown that her mom had worn on her wedding day. But she also wanted to keep it playful and decided to get her dad back for once scaring her with fake teeth by donning a pair of her own. Needless to say, it was a fun moment to capture her dad’s reaction to all this, as well as the touching gesture he made by bringing her flowers.

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One of Jacquie’s bridesmaids applies her makeup as they were getting ready at a private residence in Long Beach.

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A bridesmaid does Jacquie’s hair as they sit on a bed, backed by her gorgeous bridal gown.

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Jacquie fixes her earrings while wearing her flowing bridal gown as she prepared for her wedding in Long Beach.

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Jacquie’s two maids-of-honor help to secure her wedding dress at a private residence in Long Beach.

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Jacquie’s mom watches on with pride as her daughter prepared for her wedding day.

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A warm embrace between the bride and her mom as they prepared at a private residence in Long Beach.

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Jacquie and her bridesmaids share a laugh as they were getting ready together in Long Beach.

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A portrait of Jacquie in her stunning wedding gown as she prepared for her wedding in Long Beach.

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Jacquie’s mom helps the bride put on a robe that she wore on her wedding day.

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Jacquie in her bridal gown and the robe that her mom wore on her wedding day.

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Jacquie scares her dad with a set of fake teeth during their playful first look in Long Beach.

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A black and white shot of the bride and her dad embracing during their father-daughter first look.

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Capturing a special moment between the bride and her cute dog Louie as they prepared for her wedding in Long Beach.

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The groom, Casey, kisses his dog Louie in the lead up to his wedding at Wayfarers Chapel.

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Jacquie’s mom helps to secure her floral wreath as they were getting ready at a private rental in Long Beach.

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Jacquie’s bridesmaids help to fluff her veil as they prepared for the wedding in Long Beach.

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Jacquie’s flower girl Izzie looks out the window towards the rain at the private residence in Long Beach.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at a private residence in Long Beach:

After a few portraits with her beautiful bridesmaids and cute dog Louie, Jacquie prepared for her first look with Casey, with the groom having arrived with his entourage at the private residence. We staged it in front of a large downstairs window which was letting in plenty of light, despite the overcast conditions outside.

I captured the couple’s reactions at seeing each other for the first time on their special day, followed by a few portraits of them in this loved-up moment. We also had time for some bridal party portraits (with the lounge room big enough to squeeze in all their bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl and ring bearer) before they headed out into the rain for the drive over to Rancho Palos Verdes.

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acquie walks down the stairs looking radiant for her first look with Casey in Long Beach.

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Jacquie approaches Casey during their first look at a private residence in Long Beach.

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The couple react during their first look session at a private residence in Long Beach.

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Capturing Jacquie’s joyous reaction upon seeing Casey for the first time on their wedding day.

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A portrait of the couple kissing in front of a naturally-lit window during their first look in Long Beach.

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Capturing Casey’s reaction at seeing his bride looking so beautiful during their first look session.

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A portrait of the soon-to-be-married couple with their cute dog beside a window at their private residence in Long Beach.

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Jacquie and Casey’s bridal party celebrate while the couple kiss at their private residence in Long Beach.

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The soon-to-be-married couple cuddling their dog Louie as they prepared for their wedding in Long Beach.

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Jacquie and Casey look lovingly into each other’s eyes during their wedding portrait session in Long Beach.

 

Ceremony photos at Wayfarers Chapel:

Before the official part of their ceremony got under way, I grabbed a few last minute candids of Jacquie relaxing with her bridesmaids and Casey playfully writing a “Declaration of Independence” with the support of his groomsmen. Then the bride’s father carried her train over the wet pathways of Wayfarers Chapel to walk her down the aisle.

It was a really intimate ceremony with just their closest family and friends, and the rain outside couldn’t dampen the love and energy that you could feel within the glass walls. I photographed the couple as they exchanged vows in this stunning venue and offered flowers to their moms, and their joyful recessional as they walked back down the aisle as “husband and wife”.

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The bride being protected from the rain by a colorful umbrella as she stepped out in her gumboots.

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A reflective shot of Casey signing the couple’s book at Wayfarers Chapel before his wedding ceremony.

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A black and white shot of Jacquie relaxing with her bridesmaids before her Wayfarers Chapel wedding ceremony.

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Casey playfully writes a “Declaration of Independence”, backed by his groomsmen, before his wedding at Wayfarers Chapel.

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Jacquie is escorted to her wedding ceremony by her dad and a security guard holding an umbrella.

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Capturing Casey’s reaction as he watched his bride walk down the aisle at Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Jacquie’s father gives her away at the altar to Casey during their Rancho Palos Verdes wedding ceremony.

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A wide-angle shot looking towards Jacquie and Casey’s wedding ceremony on a rainy day.

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The couple turn towards their family and friends during the intimate Wayfarers Chapel wedding ceremony.

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A creative shot of the ring bearer’s shoes during Jacquie and Casey’s wedding ceremony.

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Jacquie and Casey exchange rings during their intimate wedding ceremony at Wayfarers Chapel.

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Casey hugs his mother-in-law after offering her flowers during his marriage to Jacquie at Wayfarers Chapel.

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Jacquie and Casey make their recessional walk down the aisle as “husband and wife”.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Wayfarers Chapel:

The Wayfarers Chapel works on a pretty tight schedule, but we had time for some portraits within its gorgeous interior. I got creative with the use of an off-camera flash as the couple stood at the altar together, as well as grabbing some bridal party portraits as they celebrated this new union.

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The newly married couple kiss, surrounded by their bridal party and wedding guests, at Wayfarers Chapel.

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The newly married couple kiss at the altar of Wayfarers Chapel during their wedding portrait session.

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A creative off-camera flash portrait of the couple with the glass-walled Wayfarers Chapel.

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The newly married couple kiss in the aisle of Wayfarers Chapel with Jacquie’s wedding train sweeping in front.

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Jacquie and Casey kiss while being congratulated by their bridal party following their marriage at Wayfarers Chapel.

 

Reception photos at Point Vicente Interpretive Center:

It was then just a five minutes’ drive to their wedding reception at Point Vicente Interpretive Center which they kicked off with a choreographed first dance. After the parental dances, there were lots of lively speeches and toasts from Jacquie’s bridesmaids, parents and brother, as well as a slideshow of pictures from throughout their relationship.

Then the party really kicked off as everyone hit the dance floor, interspersed with the bouquet toss and cake cutting ceremony. Jacquie and Casey also ordered In-And-Out Burgers and I captured a playful shot of them chowing into them.

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The newly married couple perform their choreographed first dance at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Casey dips Jacquie during their first dance at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Jacquie and her dad during the father-daughter dance at Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

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Casey shares a special moment with his mom during the mother-son dance at his Rancho Palos Verdes wedding reception.

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The newly married couple react as a slide show of their relationship is shown at Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

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One of Jacquie’s maids-of-honor takes a group selfie during the wedding reception at Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

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The couple’s reactions during a maid-of-honor speech at their Point Vicente Interpretive Center wedding reception.

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Jacquie’s mom wipes away tears while her dad makes a speech at Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

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Jacquie’s brother makes a toast to the couple during their Point Vicente Interpretive Center wedding reception.

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The bride and groom getting down on the dance floor during their wedding reception in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Jacquie and Casey’s family and friends enjoying the dance floor at Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

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The bride and her dad letting loose on the dance floor at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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A fun photo of the groom playfully making a photo call during his wedding reception at Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

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An action shot of Jacquie’s bouquet toss at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Jacquie feeds her groom cake during their fun-filled wedding celebrations in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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The bridesmaids letting loose on the dance floor during Jacquie and Casey’s wedding reception.

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One of Jacquie’s bridesmaids help her change into a pair of light-up unicorn shoes.

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The couple getting down on the dance floor with Jacquie’s mom at Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

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Casey embraces his sister on the dance floor during his Point Vicente Interpretive Center wedding reception.

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Jacquie’s dad spins her on the dance floor at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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The couple kiss on the dance floor at the end of their reception, surrounded by family and friends.

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Jacquie and Casey eat In-And-Out Burgers during their Rancho Palos Verdes wedding reception.

 

Wedding photos at Point Vicente Interpretive Center:

I felt a special warmth and love during Jacquie and Casey’s wedding at Point Vicente Interpretive Center and felt that despite the rain, they had absolutely embraced the moment. It was such a privilege to capture the energy and emotion of this unforgettable day and I wish them all the love and happiness for their married life together.

January 26, 2017

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