Wedding At Redondo Beach Historic Library In Redondo Beach, CA | Tracey & Michael

Wedding At Redondo Beach Historic Library

TRACEY & MICHAEL

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Wedding photos at Redondo Beach Historic Library:

I first met Michael at my studio in Downtown Long Beach where he came to chat about the plans for his upcoming wedding to his love Tracey. I finally got to meet his bride-to-be at their Los Angeles e-session when we visited some of their favorite hangout locations at Barney’s Beanery, the Will Rogers Memorial Park, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. They were such a fun-loving, energetic couple, and I was really looking forward to seeing them again to capture their wedding at Redondo Beach Historic Library.

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The bride and groom embrace during their first look session at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina.

 

Getting ready photos at Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina:

My second photographer and wife Charlene, and I met up with Tracey and Michael at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina where they were getting ready for their special day. While Charlene was with Michael as he made his final preparations (and fixed himself a few drinks!), I was with Tracey as she had her hair and makeup done, before stepping into her bridal attire.

There were plenty of touching candid moments to capture as her mom helped with her jewelry and Tracey’s dad saw her for the first time on her wedding day, and we also had time for a few bride portraits in her stunning gown.

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A black and white reflective shot of Tracey getting ready for her wedding day at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina.

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A reflective shot of Michael getting ready in a suite mirror at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina.

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The groom pops a bottle of champagne as he prepares for his wedding day at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina.

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A close-up shot of the bride checking her phone in one of the suites at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina.

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A portrait of the groom in one of the naturally-lit suite windows of the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina.

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The groom relaxes in one of the hallways of the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina as he waited for his wedding ceremony.

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The bride’s mom helps to fix her earrings as they prepared for her wedding day at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina.

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A reflective shot of the groom fixing himself a drink as he prepared for his wedding day at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina.

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Tracey’s gorgeous bridal gown train in one of the naturally-lit suite windows of the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina.

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A black and white shot of Tracey and her dad during their first look session at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina and Redondo Beach Historic Library:

Tracey and Michael had decided on a first look session, and although it was quite a busy weekend at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina, we managed to find a quiet, shaded courtyard area to have this special moment. I could see that Michael was holding back tears, making him such a perfect groom to photograph as he wore his emotions on his sleeve throughout the session.

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Michael’s emotional reaction as his future bride walks towards him during their first look session at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina.

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Michael and Tracey look into each other’s eyes during their first look session at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina before their wedding ceremony.

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The soon-to-be-married couple embrace during their couple portrait session at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina.

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Michael admires Tracey’s bridal gown and train during their Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina wedding photo session.

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An intimate black and white portrait of the couple during their Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina wedding photo session.

 

Ceremony photos at Redondo Beach Historic Library:

We then made the 10-minute drive over to the Redondo Beach Historic Library where the ceremony was to take place on their grassy lawns, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The couple had opted for a traditional Western wedding ceremony, with a few Christian elements incorporated, and the ceremony began with a prayer for the couple as they started this new chapter together.

In addition to close-up shots of the couple’s reactions as they exchanged vows, I also captured some wide angle shots in these Redondo Beach Historic Library wedding photos, looking across their beautiful ceremony venue which was adorned in flower petals.

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A close-up image of Michael’s reaction as he watched his future wife walk down the aisle at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.

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Tracey’s parents walk her down the aisle during her Redondo Beach Historic Library wedding ceremony.

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Tracey’s parents lift her veil as she arrives at the altar during her Redondo Beach Historic Library wedding ceremony.

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Tracey’s bridesmaids and flower girl say a Christian prayer at the start of the Redondo Beach Historic Library wedding ceremony.

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The bride’s reaction as she exchanges vows with her groom at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.

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A close-up shot of the bride, groom, and priest during their Western wedding ceremony at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.

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A close-up shot of Michael’s reaction during his wedding ceremony with Tracey at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.

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A wide angle shot looking across Tracey and Michael’s flower-adorned wedding ceremony at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.

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The newly married couple make their recessional walk down the aisle following their Redondo Beach Historic Library wedding ceremony.

 

Reception photos at Redondo Beach Historic Library:

After a short sunset couple portrait session, the reception began with a joyful grand entrance by the newly married couple. The reception was held indoors at the Redondo Beach Historic Library’s private club, which has a really elegant, classic feel about it with wooden furnishings and soft lighting. From the first dance to the cake cutting ceremony and the bouquet toss, I tried to document each and every element of Tracey and Michael’s wedding celebration, as well as all the action happening on the dance floor.

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The newly married couple kiss during their sunset couple portrait session at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.

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Tracey and Michael make a grand entrance into their wedding reception at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.

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The newlywed during their first dance at the elegant Redondo Beach Historic Library.

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A close-up black and white shot of the couple’s reactions during the speeches and toasts of their Redondo Beach Historic Library wedding reception.

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Tracey’s dad kisses her during the father-daughter dance at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.

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Capturing a special moment between Michael and his mom during the mother-son dance at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.

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Capturing a playful moment between the bride and groom during their cake cutting ceremony at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.

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An off-camera flash action shot of Tracey during her bouquet toss at the Redondo Beach Historic Library wedding reception.

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The groom and his friends getting vocal on the dance floor during his Redondo Beach Historic Library wedding reception.

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Capturing all the dance floor action during Tracey and Michael’s lively Redondo Beach Historic Library wedding reception.

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The bride and groom enjoying the dance floor, surrounded by family and friends, at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.

 

Wedding photos at Redondo Beach Historic Library:

The love between Tracey and Michael was really infectious and their wedding day so magical. I want to thank them for selecting me as their Redondo Beach wedding photographer and wish them all the happiness in their future life together.

April 8, 2016

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