Wedding At Terranea Resort In Rancho Palos Verdes, CA | Odette & Victor

Wedding At Terranea Resort

ODETTE & VICTOR

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Wedding photos at Terranea Resort:

I first heard from engaged couple Odette and Victor a few months before they were planning to wed in Rancho Palos Verdes. They emailed me to see if I was available to be their wedding photographer and I was honored that they decided to book me based on my portfolio, without having ever met in person. The first time we actually met was on the day of the wedding itself, ready to capture their ceremony at Wayfarers Chapel, and wedding at Terranea Resort.

Wayfarers Chapel is one of Southern California’s most beautiful wedding ceremony locations, perfect for intimate gatherings like Odette and Victor’s. It was just their immediate family and a few close friends, together with Odette’s two children. I arrived with my assistant Natalie in the late afternoon, with beautiful lighting conditions within the Wayfarers Chapel’s glass-walled structure.

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The newly married couple kiss beneath the sprawling tree branches of the Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Wayfarers Chapel:

We began by capturing a few final moments as Odette was getting ready with her daughter Skye together with some shots as both the bride and groom signed the marriage license separately. The couple had decided to have a first touch session (rather than a first look) and I loved Victor’s intimate gesture of kissing Odette’s hand, without taking a peek at her dressed in her bridal gown!

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The groom signing his marriage license before the start of his Wayfarer’s Chapel wedding ceremony.

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Odette’s daughter helping to secure her bridal gown before the wedding ceremony at Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Victor and Odette’s son open a book given as a surprise gift by Odette before the wedding ceremony at Wayfarer’s Chapel.

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A black and white reflective shot of the bride signing her marriage license before the Wayfarer’s Chapel wedding ceremony.

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Capturing the intimate first touch between Odette and Victor before their Rancho Palos Verdes wedding celebrations.

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Victor playfully kisses Odette’s hand without looking at her during their first touch session at Wayfarer’s Chapel.

 

Ceremony photos at Wayfarers Chapel:

Victor’s reaction when Odette walked down the aisle at the Wayfarers Chapel, arm-in-arm with her son Cole was priceless. This was followed by some very emotional and teary moments as the couple exchanged vows, watched on by their family and friends. I captured both close up shots of Odette and Victor during this special moment, as well as wide angle photos looking down the aisle of this breathtaking setting. After they were pronounced “husband and wife”, they danced back down the aisle, filled with joy!

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Cole walking Odette down the aisle at Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Capturing Victor’s emotional response as he watches Odette walk down the aisle of the Wayfarer’s Chapel.

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Capturing an emotional moment as Victor and Odette exchange vows at the Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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A wide angle shot looking down the aisle of the Wayfarer’s Chapel during Odette and Victor’s wedding ceremony.

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The couple wipe away tears as they exchanged vows at the Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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The newly married couple are congratulated by family after exchanging vows at the Wayfarer’s Chapel.

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The couple stop to kiss during their recessional dance at the Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Capturing a playful moment during the couple’s recessional dance at the Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Wayfarers Chapel and Terranea Resort:

We used the time we had left at Wayfarers Chapel to capture some couple portraits around the landscaped gardens and overlooking the Pacific Ocean along the cliffs of Rancho Palos Verdes. Odette and Victor were completely loved-up following their nuptials and their undeniable chemistry really shone through.

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An intimate portrait of the newly married couple after saying “I do” at Rancho Palos Verdes’ Wayfarer’s Chapel.

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A wide angle shot of Odette and Victor, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, outside the Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Victor embraces Odette along the cliffs of Rancho Palos Verdes following their wedding ceremony at the Wayfarer’s Chapel.

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The couple kiss within the stunning landscaped gardens of the Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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The couple walk arm-in-arm through the luxurious Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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A portrait of the newly married couple kissing within the landscaped gardens of the Terranea Resort.

 

Reception photos at Terranea Resort:

We then headed over to the luxurious Terranea Resort, also in Rancho Palos Verdes, where the couple were having an intimate dinner reception at Marcel’s Restaurant. There were some beautiful candid moments of the couple’s reactions during the speeches and toasts to capture in these Terranea Resort wedding photos, as well as some very playful shenanigans during the cake cutting ceremony.

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A black and white candid shot capturing a playful moment during a toast at Odette and Victor’s Terranea Resort wedding reception.

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A close-up shot of the bride and groom enjoying their wedding reception at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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A black and white shot capturing an emotional moment between Odette and Victor’s sister during the Terranea Resort reception.

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Capturing a playful moment between the bride and groom during their cake cutting ceremony at the Terranea Resort.

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Victor trying to smear cake on Odette’s face during their cake cutting ceremony at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

 

Wedding photos at Terranea Resort:

Everyone was absolutely wonderful to me throughout the day and it was such a pleasure to work with Odette and Victor. I wish them all the happiness in their married life together and hope that these Wayfarers Chapel and Terranea Resort wedding photos forever fill them with warm memories.

June 26, 2016

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