Wedding At The Villa Del Sol In Fullerton, CA | Jennifer & Pam

Wedding At The Villa Del Sol

JENNIFER & PAM

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Wedding photos at The Villa Del Sol:

By the time it came around to photographing Pam and Jennifer’s wedding day at The Villa Del Sol in Fullerton, I really felt like we were already old friends. This adorable, fun-loving couple hired me as the wedding photographer for their official marriage in Baguio City in the Philippines earlier in the year, and it was an absolute pleasure to be asked back again for their Southern California celebration to capture this wedding at The Villa Del Sol.

Our connection actually dated back to 2013 when I had been the photographer at the wedding of Pam’s sister, and the couple had treated me like a good friend from the moment I first met them. They had planned this second wedding celebration as many of their Californian friends hadn’t been able to travel to the Philippines, and it was a beautiful, intimate afternoon and evening filled with love and great vibes.

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Pam and Jennifer kiss, surrounded by friends and family with sparklers, during their Villa Del Sol wedding reception.

 

Getting ready photo at the Embassy Suites Anaheim – North:

My photography assistant Nathalie and I met up with the couple at the Embassy Suites Anaheim – North where they had booked a shared suite to get ready together. As they were already officially married, they weren’t so worried about seeing each other before the wedding ceremony itself, and as they didn’t have a bridal party this time around, it was just the two of them. The atmosphere was very laid back, which was perfect for capturing some creative silhouettes and reflective shots, as well as take advantage of the dramatic lighting available.

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A dramatically-lit image of the groom fixing his tie as he prepared for his wedding at the Embassy Suites Anaheim – North.

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A black and white reflective portrait of Jennifer as she was getting ready at the Embassy Suites Anaheim – North.

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A silhouette image of the groom checking his watch before his wedding ceremony at the Embassy Suites Anaheim – North.

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A reflective shot of Jennifer fixing her earrings as she prepared for her Villa Del Sol wedding ceremony.

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A close-up portrait of the gorgeous bride as she prepared for her wedding day at the Embassy Suites Anaheim – North.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at The Villa Del Sol:

We also took time out before the ceremony for some intimate couple portraits in the leafy green surrounds of The Villa Del Sol, as well as in a dimly-lit, rustic stairwell.

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The bride and groom embrace amidst the lush greenery during their wedding photo session at The Villa Del Sol in Fullerton.

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Capturing a warm smile between the bride and groom in this black and white portrait, taken at The Villa Del Sol in Fullerton.

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Pam kisses Jennifer in one of the rustic, dimly-lit stairwells at The Villa Del Sol in Fullerton.

 

Ceremony photos at The Villa Del Sol:

It was then time for the wedding ceremony, and Jennifer walked herself down the aisle in a gorgeous lace, beige-colored bridal gown. I grabbed some candid portraits of the couple’s expressions as they exchanged vows, as well as some wide-angle shots taking in the wedding party as they watched on. I think these Villa Del Sol wedding photos really exude the undeniable love and connection between Pam and Jennifer, even though this wasn’t their first wedding day!

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A silhouette shot of the bride as she enters The Villa Del Sol in Fullerton for her traditional western wedding ceremony.

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Pam greets his bride at the altar during their wedding ceremony at Fullerton’s Villa Del Sol.

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A candid shot of the groom’s expression as he exchanges vows during The Villa Del Sol wedding ceremony.

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Capturing a sweet smile from the bride as she reads her vows during The Villa Del Sol wedding ceremony.

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A wide-angle shot of Pam and Jennifer’s intimate wedding ceremony at Fullerton’s Villa Del Sol.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at The Villa Del Sol:

As the staff of The Villa Del Sol did a “flip”, transforming the ceremony space into a reception venue, the guests headed upstairs for cocktail hour while Pam, Jennifer and I headed outside for another short portrait session in the surrounding streets.

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Capturing a warm embrace between the bride and groom during their late afternoon wedding photo session outside The Villa Del Sol.

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A kiss between the bride and groom is captured in a window reflection during their Villa Del Sol wedding portrait session.

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A wide-angle shot of the bride and groom during their Villa Del Sol wedding photo session.

 

Reception photos at The Villa Del Sol:

The Villa Del Sol reception was a lot of fun to photograph, with not only Pam and Jennifer out to have a great time, but also their fun-loving wedding party. From all the action on the dance floor to candid shots of the bride and groom surrounded by glowing sparklers, I feel like these Villa Del Sol wedding photos are overflowing with the love and celebratory atmosphere of this night.

Before the evening ended, I also grabbed a few nighttime couple portraits of Pam and Jennifer in front of a softly-draped curtain, using an off-camera flash to add some color and depth.

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Pam and Jennifer share a joke during their wedding reception at The Villa Del Sol in Fullerton.

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Looking down across The Villa Del Sol wedding reception from the second floor balcony, with Pam and Jennifer at their sweetheart table in the background.

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The bride and groom getting playful during their cake cutting ceremony at The Villa Del Sol in Fullerton.

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Capturing all the action on the dance floor during Pam and Jennifer’s Villa Del Sol wedding reception.

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The bride surrounded by sparklers during her lively wedding reception at Fullerton’s Villa Del Sol.

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A wedding guest pretending to “fire-eat” a sparkler during Pam and Jennifer’s Villa Del Sol wedding reception.

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One of Jennifer’s best friends on the dance floor during the fun-filled wedding reception at The Villa Del Sol.

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The bride and groom having a blast on the dance floor during their wedding reception at The Villa Del Sol.

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An off-camera flash nighttime portrait of the bride and groom at their Villa Del Sol wedding reception.

 

Wedding photos at The Villa Del Sol:

The time spent with this couple has been such a pleasure since day one, and although I don’t expect there will be a third wedding ceremony to photograph, I really hope our paths cross again soon.

April 15, 2015

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