Wedding At Redondo Beach Historic Library In Redondo Beach, CA | Karen & Ryan

Wedding At Redondo Beach Historic Library

KAREN & RYAN

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Wedding photos at Redondo Beach Historical Library:

I first connected with Karen and Ryan through email back in November last year after they’d been referred to me by a wedding coordinator colleague of mine, Samantha Hall. So firstly, I want to thank Samantha (and send her congratulations on her recent wedding) for creating the opportunity for me to photograph this wedding at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

Karen and Ryan met online in Baltimore around four years ago and both lead busy lives in the medical profession, as well as running marathons together. I was excited to hear more about their wedding plans over a Skype meeting a couple of weeks before their special day, as well as meet them in person when I arrived at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach where they were getting ready.

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A creative silhouette portrait of Karen and Ryan during their sunset wedding photo session at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

 

Getting ready photos at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach:

While my second photographer was with Ryan and his groomsmen, I was with Karen and her bridesmaids as they made their final preparations in a suite at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach. I grabbed some up-close shots of Karen having the final touches applied to her makeup and as she admired her dress with her two bridesmaids.

I also captured some special moments with her mom as she arrived to help the bride get ready, before taking some portraits of Karen looking stunning in her gorgeous dress. Her father then arrived for a first look session and we used the opportunity for some shots of Karen’s parents assisting with her jewelry before some final portraits of the bride in her elegant hotel suite.

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Karen having the final touches applied to her makeup next to a naturally-lit window in her Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach suite.

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Capturing a special getting ready moment between Karen and her bridesmaids in a suite at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

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A close-up shot of Karen having her lipstick applied, backed by a red wall, in her suite at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

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Karen and her bridesmaids admire their dresses hanging in a suite window at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

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Karen’s bridesmaids help to “fluff” her wedding dress while getting ready in a suite at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

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Karen’s bridesmaids help to secure the back of her wedding dress while getting ready at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

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Capturing a special moment between Karen, her mom and bridesmaids while getting ready at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

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A close-up portrait of Karen securing one of her earrings as she prepared for her wedding at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

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Karen is helped into her wedding shoes by her entourage in an elegant suite at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

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Karen secures her shoes on a contemporary white chair in her hotel suite at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

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Karen embraces her dad during their first look session while her mom watches on in their Redondo Beach hotel suite.

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Karen’s parents help to secure the bride’s jewelry while getting ready for her wedding at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

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Karen straightens up her dad’s suit jacket in an elegant suite at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

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Capturing a special moment between Karen and her parents as they prepared for the Redondo Beach wedding.

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A classic portrait of Karen standing beside a naturally-lit window in her suite at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

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A portrait showcasing the back of Karen’s stunning wedding dress in her Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach suite.

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Karen looking absolutely stunning in her wedding dress in an elegant suite at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach And Redondo Beach Historical Library:

We then made our way over to Redondo Beach Historical Library where the couple was holding their first look session in a shaded courtyard area. Karen and Ryan wanted to do something slightly different, so we began with some shots of them holding hands with their backs to one another before turning around for a more traditional first look session.

I captured their reactions at seeing one another looking so incredible on their special day, then used the time available for some romantic portraits of the couple around the gardens and inside the Redondo Beach Historical Library. I photographed Ryan affectionately kissing Karen’s hand while seated on an old-world sofa and twirling his bride before grabbing a fun bridal party portrait as the ring bearer erupted in tears.

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Karen and Ryan hold hands during their garden first look session at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Capturing the couple’s reactions at seeing one another on their wedding day at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen and Ryan share a laugh during their first look session at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the bride and groom during their garden first look at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen and Ryan embrace during their garden wedding portrait session at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen and Ryan walk arm-in-arm through the beautiful gardens of Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Ryan embraces Karen in front of white curtains during their wedding portrait session at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen and Ryan kiss in the gardens of Redondo Beach Historical Library during their wedding portrait session.

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The bride and groom embrace beneath a sprawling tree during their wedding portrait session at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Capturing a tender moment between Karen and Ryan in an elegant room at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Ryan tenderly kisses Karen’s hand on a classic sofa during their Redondo Beach Historical Library wedding portrait session.

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Ryan twirls Karen in a room at Redondo Beach Historical Library as the sunlight stream inside.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the bride and groom in the gardens of Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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A classic portrait of Karen and Ryan in a lounge salon at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen embraces Ryan with her bouquet on the steps of Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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A playful portrait of the couple’s bridal party and a cute young wedding guest at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

 

Ceremony photos at Redondo Beach Historical Library:

Karen and Ryan’s wedding ceremony at Redondo Beach Historical Library was being held on the grassy lawns overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with the proceedings beginning with the ring bearer being wheeled down the aisle in a trolley. Karen then followed escorted by her parents and I captured Ryan’s reaction as he watched his beautiful bride approach.

I photographed Karen and Ryan exchanging vows in front of their family and friends in the late-afternoon light, capturing the reactions of both the couple and their parents watching on. I also mixed things up with some wide-angle shots looking down the aisle of the Redondo Beach Historical Library wedding ceremony site before documenting the couple’s big kiss and recessional walk after being pronounced “husband and wife”.

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Karen and Ryan high-five their bridal party while signing their marriage license at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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A cute ring bearer is wheeled down the aisle in a trolley at the start of the Redondo Beach Historical Library wedding ceremony.

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Karen is escorted down the aisle by her parents at the start of the Redondo Beach Historical Library wedding ceremony.

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Capturing Ryan’s reaction as he watched Karen walk down the aisle during their garden wedding ceremony.

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Karen’s father embraces Ryan during the wedding ceremony hand-off at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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A creative photo looking down the aisle during Karen and Ryan’s Redondo Beach Historical Library wedding ceremony.

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Ryan looks lovingly into Karen’s eyes during their intimate garden wedding ceremony at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Ryan’s family watches on during the garden wedding ceremony at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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A candid photo of Karen smiling at Ryan during their wedding ceremony at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Capturing the reactions of Karen’s parents during the Redondo Beach Historical Library garden wedding ceremony.

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A candid photo of the cute ring bearer during the wedding ceremony at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen is embraced by Ryan’s brother following a reading during their Redondo Beach Historical Library wedding ceremony.

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Karen and Ryan exchange vows in front of a stunning bridal arch in the gardens of Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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A candid photo of Karen’s bridesmaids watching on during the late-afternoon wedding ceremony at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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A candid photo of Ryan reading his vows to Karen during their garden wedding ceremony at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen and Ryan kiss after becoming officially married in the gardens of Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen and Ryan turn to face their wedding guests after being pronounced “husband and wife” at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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The newlyweds make their recessional walk down the aisle at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Capturing a spontaneous kiss between the newlyweds during their recessional walk at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Redondo Beach Historical Library:

With the golden hour light absolutely magical, we took time for another short portrait session of the newlyweds around their ceremony site and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I got creative with some silhouette shots incorporating a sprawling tree and grabbed a whimsical shot of the bride and groom walking hand-in-hand down the aisle.

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A creative silhouette portrait of the newlyweds during their sunset portrait session at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen and Ryan kiss during their sunset wedding portrait session overlooking the water at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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The newlyweds embrace in front of their gorgeous bridal arch at the Redondo Beach Historical Library ceremony site.

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A silhouette portrait of the couple embracing while the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean behind.

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A wide-angle photo looking down the aisle during the couple’s Redondo Beach Historical Library wedding portrait session.

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Karen and Ryan walk hand-in-hand down the aisle during their sunset portrait session at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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The newlyweds illuminated by the setting sun beneath a tree in the gardens of Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen and Ryan kiss overlooking the Pacific Ocean during their Redondo Beach Historical Library wedding portrait session.

 

Reception photos at Redondo Beach Historical Library:

It was then time for the wedding reception to get underway, which was being held in an elegant private club at Redondo Beach Historical Library. Karen and Ryan kicked proceedings off with their choreographed first dance before speeches and toasts from their parents and bridal party.

After documenting the couple’s thank you speech and cake-cutting ceremony, they again took to the dance floor for the consecutive parental dances. Everyone then let loose to celebrate doing the YMCA led by Karen and Ryan (with the bride changing into an elegant evening dress), as well as having fun in the photo booth.

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Karen and Ryan make a grand entrance into their wedding reception at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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The newlyweds perform a choreographed first dance during their Redondo Beach Historical Library wedding reception.

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Karen and Ryan smile at one another during their Redondo Beach Historical Library first dance.

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Ryan dips Karen at the end of the couple’s choreographed first dance during their Redondo Beach wedding reception.

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A candid photo of Karen’s mom making a reception speech at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen and Ryan share a laugh at their sweetheart table during reception speeches and toasts.

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A candid photo of Karen’s father laughing during a reception speech at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Ryan’s dad raises his glass in a toast during the Redondo Beach Historical Library wedding reception.

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Karen and Ryan smile at their flower-filled sweetheart table during the Redondo Beach Historical Library reception.

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A candid photo of the maid-of-honor during her reception speech in the private club of Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Ryan’s parents enjoying the speeches and toasts at the Redondo Beach Historical Library wedding reception.

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Ryan’s best man makes a reception speech while the couple listen in from their sweetheart table at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Ryan makes a thank you speech for his wedding guests during the Redondo Beach reception.

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A candid photo of Karen during the couple’s reception speech at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Ryan feeds Karen cake during their cake-cutting ceremony at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Capturing a kiss between the newlyweds during their cake-cutting ceremony at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Ryan leads his mom onto the dance floor for the mother-son dance during the Redondo Beach Historical Library wedding reception.

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Karen and her dad perform their father-daughter dance during the Redondo Beach Historical Library reception.

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Ryan’s dad twirls his mom on the dance floor during the private club wedding reception at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen’s parents enjoying the dance floor at Redondo Beach Historical Library in Redondo Beach.

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A candid photo of Karen dancing with one of her friends during the intimate reception at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Wedding guests perform a synchronized dance during the Redondo Beach Historical Library reception.

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An action shot of the YMCA being performed on the dance floor at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen enjoying the dance floor with family and friends in her evening dress at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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A candid photo of two wedding guests letting loose on the dance floor during the Redondo Beach Historical Library reception.

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A candid photo of Ryan enjoying the dance floor with friends during his Redondo Beach Historical Library reception.

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A fun photo of two wedding guests enjoying the festivities during Karen and Ryan’s wedding reception.

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The couple having fun in the photo booth with their wedding guests at Redondo Beach Historical Library.

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Karen and Ryan lead their wedding guests in a synchronized dance during the Redondo Beach Historical Library reception.

 

Wedding photos at Redondo Beach Historical Library:

It was such a beautiful day with amazing weather for Karen and Ryan’s wedding at Redondo Beach Historical Library and I want to send a big thank you to the couple and Samantha Hall Events for making it possible. I wish them all the happiness as they embark on this new chapter together and the best of luck in everything the future holds.

September 27, 2018

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