Wedding At The Langham Huntington In Pasadena, CA | Charles & Luis

Wedding At The Langham Huntington

CHARLES & LUIS

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Wedding photos at The Langham Huntington:

Long term partners Charles and Luis were referred to me through a wedding planner colleague of mine, and from the moment we met at my studio in Downtown Long Beach we really hit it off. Not only do we share a love of astronomy and the outdoors, but they are such wonderful people who are full of energy. Needless to say, it was an absolute privilege capturing this wedding at The Langham Huntington for their same-sex wedding celebrations.

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The two grooms kiss on a red bridge within the beautiful landscaped gardens of The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.

 

Getting ready photos at The Langham Huntington:

Charles and Luis had decided to get ready together at The Langham Huntington hotel in Pasadena, so my second photographer Katie and I headed over in the morning to capture all their getting ready moments. Charles had a close friend and his sister helping him get ready, while Luis had his nephew over from Chile to assist in his final preparations.

We utilized one of the naturally-lit windows of The Langham Huntington hotel suites to capture portraits of both grooms, as well as a few more playful shots as they followed a Youtube video to help with securing their bow ties! The elegant furnishings and reflective mirrors of the suite were perfect for photography and I think these The Langham Huntington wedding photos have a really classic feel to them.

Although the grooms were getting ready together (and therefore not having a first look session), we had time to capture some couple portraits of just the two of them embracing in the suite and during a gift exchange. Luis’ parents had both passed away and Charles gave him a touching pendant with their image.

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Charles getting ready for his wedding day in one of the suites at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.

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A reflective shot of Charles getting ready for his wedding ceremony with one of his friends at The Langham Huntington.

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A black and white shot of Luis preparing for his wedding day in one of the suites at The Langham Huntington.

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The two grooms playfully follow the instructions of a Youtube video as they prepare their bow ties.

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A black and white shot of Charles’ friend helping him fix his cufflinks in one of the suites at The Langham Huntington.

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Charles embraces Luis at one of the naturally lit suite windows at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.

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The grooms offer a gift exchange as they prepare for their same-sex wedding at The Langham Huntington.

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An emotional moment as Luis receives a pendant of his deceased parents from his future husband at The Langham Huntington.

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A portrait of Charles beside a suite window at The Langham Huntington hotel in Pasadena.

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Charles with his sister in one of the classic suites at The Langham Huntington as he prepared for his wedding day.

 

Ceremony photos at the Mount Wilson Observatory:

Drawing on their love of astronomy, Charles and Luis’ same-sex wedding ceremony was actually being held at the Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles, so we drove up and into the mountains to this spectacular venue. Its blue hued interior and dramatic architecture made for an unforgettable backdrop as the grooms exchanged vows and rings in what was an intimate celebration.

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A dramatically-lit portrait of Luis before his wedding ceremony at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.

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A candid shot of a young wedding gooer as he waits for the two grooms to arrive at Mount Wilson Observatory.

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A wide angle shot looking across Charles and Luis’ same-sex wedding ceremony at the Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles.

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Capturing the emotional reaction of Charles as he exchanges vows with his love Luis at the Mount Wilson Observatory.

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Charles and Luis exchange rings during their same-sex wedding ceremony at the Mount Wilson Observatory.

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A black and white candid shot of the two grooms looking into each other’s eyes during their Mount Wilson Observatory wedding ceremony.

 

Portraits at the Mount Wilson Observatory and The Langham Huntington:

After being pronounced partners for life, we had a couple portrait session around the Mount Wilson Observatory before driving back to Pasadena and The Langham Huntington to do the same. The leafy gardens, ornate colonnades, and bright red bridge of the hotel provided an elegant backdrop for intimate shots of the two grooms embracing, as well as a few playful images as their fun-loving personalities really shone through.

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Charles kisses his husband’s hand on a staircase within the Mount Wilson Observatory following their wedding ceremony.

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The newly married grooms embrace within the blue hued interior of the Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles.

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Charles and Luis embrace beneath a walkway at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.

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A playful portrait of the newly married grooms during their Langham Huntington wedding photo session.

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A joyful black and white portrait of Charles and Luis after becoming partners for life at The Langham Huntington.

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Charles making fun of Luis’ height during their The Langham Huntington wedding photo session.

 

Reception photos at The Langham Huntington:

Charles and Luis kicked off their wedding reception with an amazing choreographed first dance, followed by speeches and toasts, before everyone hit the dance floor. In addition to taking a few wide angle shots of them together at their candle-lit bridal table, we also sneaked out for some nighttime couple portraits within the dramatically-lit hallways and fountain courtyard of The Langham Huntington.

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Capturing Charles and Luis’ energetic first dance during their wedding reception at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.

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The newly married grooms enjoying every moment of the first dance during their wedding reception at The Langham Huntington hotel.

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Charles and Luis react to a toast being made by the best woman during their wedding reception at The Langham Huntington hotel.

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Capturing all the dance floor action during Charles and Luis’ same-sex wedding celebrations at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena.

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A black and white shot of the two grooms dancing during their classic-themed wedding reception at The Langham Huntington hotel.

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The newly married grooms embrace beside a naturally-lit window at the elegant Langham Huntington hotel in Pasadena.

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The newly married grooms kiss behind a candle-lit bridal table during their Langham Huntington wedding reception in Pasadena.

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Capturing a touching moment between Charles and Luis within one of the ornate hallways of The Langham Huntington hotel.

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An off-camera flash portrait of the newly married grooms behind a water fountain at The Langham Huntington hotel in Pasadena.

 

Wedding photos at The Langham Huntington:

It was such an honor and privilege to be the same-sex wedding photographer for Charles and Luis’ special day, surrounded by their closest family and friends, and I hope that our paths cross somewhere in the world of astronomy again!

June 17, 2014

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