Wedding At Richard Nixon Library In Yorba Linda, CA | Kriss & PJ

Wedding At Richard Nixon Library

KRISS & PJ

Locations:

  • Getting ready: Hotel in Buena Park, CA (bride and groom)

 

Wedding photos at Richard Nixon Library:

I first met Kriss and PJ at my studio in Downtown Long Beach about a year before their wedding at Richard Nixon Library, and from the moment they walked in, we just clicked! We cracked so many jokes and just laughed a whole lot, and I knew that it was going to be great working with them.

I had told them that I was getting married in a few weeks time and they were so excited for me, as though we had known each other for ages. We met up again for their e-session a few months ago, and I was really looking forward to the date that their summer wedding in Yorba Linda rolled around.

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An intimate nighttime couple portrait of Kriss and PJ within a beautifully-lit garden gazebo at the Richard Nixon Library.

 

Getting ready photos at a Hotel in Buena Park:

The day all started at a Hotel in Buena Park where the couple were getting ready in separate suites. While my second photographer was with PJ and the boys, I was with Kriss and her beautiful bridesmaids as they made their final preparations.

I captured a range of creative shots as she admired her absolutely gorgeous gown and chandelier veil, as well as a cute black and white of her mom placing a kiss on her cheek. Once she was ready in her dress, we had time for a few portraits of Kriss looking absolutely stunning, utilizing the natural lighting of the expansive hotel window.

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Kriss admires her bridal gown and veil as she was getting ready for her special day at a Hotel in Buena Park.

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A reflective photo of Kriss being fitted with her veil as she prepared for her wedding at a Hotel in Buena Park.

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A black and white photo of Kriss’ mom kissing her cheek, watched on by her beautiful bridesmaids.

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Kriss’ bridesmaids help to “fluff” her wedding dress as they were getting ready at a Hotel in Buena Park.

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A portrait of Kriss in her gorgeous gown and veil before her wedding ceremony in Buena Park.

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A portrait of Kriss peeking out her hotel suite window as she prepared for her wedding in Buena Park.

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Kriss standing at the hotel suite window in her gorgeous wedding dress and cathedral veil.

 

Ceremony photos at Saint Pius V Catholic Church:

Kriss and PJ had decided to keep things traditional and not do a first look, making the bride’s entrance at Saint Pius V Catholic Church in Buena Park all the more special. I photographed her as she pulled up in a classic car and waited expectantly for her wedding ceremony to start, then the moment her wedding guests turned to watch her walk down the aisle.

There were lots of Catholic rites and rituals to capture throughout Kriss and PJ’s wedding ceremony at Saint Pius V Catholic Church in Buena Park, including the lighting of a unity candle and the taking of communion. They then made their recessional walk down the aisle to be congratulated by family and friends as “husband and wife”.

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Kriss waits outside Saint Pius V Catholic Church in a classic car before her Buena Park wedding.

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Looking down the aisle of Saint Pius V Catholic Church in Buena Park as Kriss walks down the aisle.

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A black and white photo of Kriss’ parents giving her away at the altar to PJ at Saint Pius V Catholic Church in Buena Park.

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Kriss and PJ light a unity candle together during their Catholic wedding ceremony in Buena Park.

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A creative black and white photo of Kriss and PJ during their Catholic wedding ceremony at Saint Pius V in Buena Park.

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Kriss and PJ take communion during their Catholic wedding ceremony at Saint Pius V Catholic Church in Buena Park.

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Kriss and PJ deep in prayer during their Catholic wedding ceremony at Saint Pius V Catholic Church in Buena Park.

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Kriss and PJ make their recessional walk down the aisle as “husband and wife” at Saint Pius V Catholic Church in Buena Park.

 

Portraits at Richard Nixon Library:

Before the reception proceedings got under way, we had time for a couple portrait session around the gardens of Richard Nixon Library. After capturing an intimate, black and white shot of the couple in their classic car, I took a reflective portrait of PJ lifting Kriss into the air beside the tranquil pond.

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A black and white portrait of the newly married couple in the back of their classic car following their Buena Park wedding ceremony.

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PJ lifts Kriss into the air beside a pond at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.

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A silhouette portrait of Kriss and PJ drinking champagne in the back of their classic car.

 

Reception photos at Richard Nixon Library:

Their wedding party at the Richard Nixon Library then kicked off, with a romantic first dance between the couple, and speeches and toasts from their family and friends. I captured the couple’s reactions as they sat together at their sweetheart table, as well as a playful moment during their cake cutting ceremony and bouquet toss.

Part way through the evening, we snuck out for a short nighttime couple portrait session around Richard Nixon Library, including the romantic lighting of its gazebo. Kriss and PJ then returned to their lavish ballroom venue where everyone hit the dance floor and partied well into the night.

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Kriss and PJ perform their first dance beneath the chandeliers of the Richard Nixon Library’s ballroom.

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Capturing the newly married couple’s reactions as speeches and toasts are made at their Richard Nixon Library reception.

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Kriss and PJ at their sweetheart table within the Richard Nixon Library’s ballroom during the best man’s speeches.

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A playful moment during Kriss and PJ’s cake cutting ceremony at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.

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A creative shot of Kriss and PJ making their “thank you” speech at their Richard Nixon Library wedding reception.

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Capturing Kriss’ expression during her bouquet toss at the Richard Nixon Library ballroom.

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An intimate nighttime couple of Kriss and PJ in the gardens of the Richard Nixon Library.

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A dramatic, off-camera flash nighttime couple portrait of Kriss and PJ at the Richard Nixon Library.

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A black and white candid shot of the bride embracing a friend during her ballroom wedding reception in Yorba Linda.

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PJ letting loose on the dance floor during his ballroom reception at the Richard Nixon Library.

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The newly married couple drinking beer together during their fun-filled wedding reception in Yorba Linda.

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A funny photo of a wedding guest taking a “selfie” on the dance floor at Kriss and PJ’s reception.

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Kriss surrounded by her family and friends on the dance floor at the Richard Nixon Library.

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Kriss and PJ getting down on the dance floor in a synchronized routine at the Richard Nixon Library.

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PJ dips Kriss in the center of the ballroom of the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.

 

Wedding photos at Richard Nixon Library:

It was such an honor to be the photographer for this wedding at Richard Nixon Library and get to know Kriss and PJ over the past year. While their wedding was a really classic, timeless event, they also know how to have a good time and party, and I hope these photos are infused with the love and energy of their special day.

July 12, 2013

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