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Henry Chen

Henry Chen

Wedding At Trump National Golf Club

Photos from Andrea and John-Ray’s wedding at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, including a romantic first look session on a shaded golf cart trail. This was followed by their Catholic wedding ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean and a lively ballroom reception where they celebrated with family and friends.

ANDREA & JOHN-RAY

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Wedding photos at Trump National Golf Club:

I first met Andrea and John-Ray at the wedding of Vithya and Peter in La Joya last year when they were both part of the bridal party. I was honored that they considered me as their photographer for this wedding at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, based on the experience of their friends. They’ve been together since high school and currently live in Seattle, although they both love to travel whenever possible.

While John-Ray and his groomsmen were getting ready at Terranea Resort (where my second photographer headed), the girls were making their final preparations in the bridal suite at Trump National Golf Club, which is where I met up with Andrea.

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Andrea and John-Ray embrace in front of their floral bridal arch at the Trump National Golf Club wedding ceremony site.

 

Getting ready photos at Trump National Golf Club:

I captured some up-close shots as Andrea had the final touches applied to her makeup and shared in this special moment with her mom and sister. In addition to photos of the bride in her elegant white dressing gown, I also captured some shots once she was in her wedding dress on the bridal suite porch as her bridesmaids helped to “fluff” the train. Andrea’s very cute ring bearer then turned up in his mini suit and bow tie, so I also grabbed some photos of the girls reacting to this adorable sight.

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A close-up shot of Andrea having the final touches applied to her makeup while getting ready for her wedding at Trump National Golf Club.
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Capturing a special moment between Andrea, her mom and sister in their dressing gowns at Trump National Golf Club.
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A portrait of Andrea in her elegant white robe as she prepared for her wedding at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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Andrea admires her wedding dress with her mom and sister in the bridal suite at Trump National Golf Club.
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A portrait of Andrea surrounded by her bridesmaids in their soft pink dressing gowns at the Trump National Golf Club bridal suite.
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Andrea’s bridesmaids assist her in getting ready for her wedding at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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A photo of Andrea’s bridesmaids helping to “fluff” her wedding dress while getting ready at Trump National Golf Club.
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Andrea’s bridesmaids assist as she steps into her wedding shoes outside the bridal suite at Trump National Golf Club.
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A candid photo of the cute ring bearer outside the bridal suite at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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Andrea and her bridesmaids react to seeing the cute ring bearer while getting ready for the Trump National Golf Club wedding.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Trump National Golf Club:

It was then time for the first look session, with John-Ray and his groomsmen making their way over to Trump National Golf Club from Terranea Resort. We found a shaded spot on one of the golf cart trails to capture the moment that Andrea walked up behind her groom and their reactions at seeing one another for the first time on their special day.

We used the time available for some portraits of the couple in this loved-up moment, with John-Ray twirling his bride and looking lovingly into her eyes. We also captured some playful bridal party portraits and some more shots of Andrea looking absolutely radiant outside her getting ready cottage.

The bride’s dad then arrived for the father-daughter first look and appeared undeniably proud at seeing Andrea looking so beautiful. I also grabbed a portrait of the bride with her parents in this special moment before it was time for the ceremony to get underway.

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Andrea walks up behind John-Ray during their first look session in the gardens of Trump National Golf Club.
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Capturing the reactions of Andrea and John-Ray during their first look session at Trump National Golf Club.
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Andrea and John-Ray share a laugh during their Rancho Palos Verdes first look session.
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Andrea and John-Ray look lovingly into one another’s eyes during their Trump National Golf Club first look session.
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John-Ray twirls Andrea during their first look session in the gardens of Trump National Golf Club.
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A candid photo of Andrea laughing while being embraced by John-Ray during their Trump National Golf Club wedding portrait session.
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Capturing a tender moment between Andrea and John-Ray during their Trump National Golf Club wedding portrait session.
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Andrea and John-Ray stand hand-in-hand beneath a shady tree at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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Capturing a kiss between the couple during their wedding portrait session at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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A playful portrait of Andrea with her bridesmaids covering their eyes in the gardens of Trump National Golf Club.
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An elegant portrait of Andrea looking down towards her stunning bouquet at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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A portrait of Andrea looking stunning in her wedding dress during her Trump National Golf Club celebrations.
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Andrea shows off her stunning train in a rustic courtyard at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.

 

Ceremony photos at Trump National Golf Club:

Andrea and John-Ray’s wedding ceremony was being held on the grassy lawns of Trump National Golf Club, overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. The groom was escorted down the aisle by his parents before being followed by a slightly upset young flower girl who ran towards him.

Andrea then walked down the aisle between her mom and dad, with John-Ray looking on in admiration. The couple’s ceremony included numerous Catholic rituals and Filipino wedding traditions, including the lighting of a unity candle and being covered in a veil by their Godparents.

I tried to capture the ceremony from various angles, getting up high for some elevated views across this stunning Rancho Palos Verdes wedding venue and looking down the aisle. I also documented the couple’s reactions as they exchanged vows and rings, before being pronounced “husband and wife”.

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Capturing the father-daughter first look between Andrea and her dad at Trump National Golf Club.
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Andrea and her father kiss one another on the cheek during their first look session outside the Trump National Golf Club bridal suite.
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A portrait of Andrea with her parents in the bridal suite courtyard at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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John-Ray is escorted down the aisle by his parents at the start of the Trump National Golf Club wedding ceremony.
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John-Ray kisses his mom on the cheek at the start of his wedding ceremony at Trump National Golf Club.
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A young flower girl cries while running down the aisle during the Trump National Golf Club wedding ceremony.
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Andrea is escorted down the aisle by her parents at the start of her wedding ceremony at Trump National Golf Club.
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Capturing the reaction of John-Ray as he watched Andrea walk down the aisle during their garden wedding ceremony in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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Andrea is given away to John-Ray by her parents during the Trump National Golf Club wedding ceremony.
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An elevated view looking over Andrea and John-Ray’s oceanside wedding ceremony at Trump National Golf Club.
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A candid photo of John-Ray removing Andrea’s veil during their outdoor wedding ceremony at Trump National Golf Club.
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Andrea and John-Ray light a unity candle during their Catholic wedding ceremony at Trump National Golf Club.
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Capturing a tender moment between the couple during their intimate garden wedding ceremony in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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Andrea and John-Ray are covered with a veil during their Catholic wedding ceremony at Trump National Golf Club.
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A creative photo looking down the aisle during Andrea and John-Ray’s wedding ceremony on the lawns of Trump National Golf Club.
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A candid black and white photo of Andrea and John-Ray laughing during their Trump National Golf Club wedding ceremony.
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John-Ray tenderly kisses Andrea’s hand during their Catholic wedding ceremony at Trump National Golf Club.
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The couple smile while John-Ray reads his personalized vows during the Trump National Golf Club wedding ceremony.
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A candid photo of John-Ray wiping away Andrea’s tears during their emotional wedding ceremony.
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John-Ray looks lovingly into Andrea’s eyes during their wedding ceremony at Trump National Golf Club
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Capturing Andrea’s reaction as she exchanged vows with John-Ray on the grassy lawns of Trump National Golf Club.
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John-Ray places a ring on Andrea’s finger during their Catholic wedding ceremony at Trump National Golf Club.
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Andrea and John-Ray kiss after being pronounced “husband and wife” at Trump National Golf Club.
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The newly married couple make their recessional walk, followed by their family and friends.
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A candid black and white photo of Andrea being congratulated by her father after becoming officially married.
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Capturing a special moment between the newly married couple and John-Ray’s mom at Trump National Golf Club.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Trump National Golf Club:

After making their recessional walk down the aisle and being congratulated by family and friends, we took advantage of the gorgeous late-afternoon light for another portrait session. I photographed the couple embracing in front of their bridal arch and looking out across the golf course together, as well as grabbing a fun bridal party portrait as they kissed.

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Andrea and John-Ray kiss while their bridal party celebrate around them during their Trump National Golf Club wedding portrait session.
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A romantic portrait of Andrea and John-Ray amidst the lush greenery of Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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A creative portrait of the newlyweds looking out across the golf course during their Rancho Palos Verdes wedding.
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Andrea and John-Ray kiss in the late afternoon light during their Trump National Golf Club wedding portrait session.
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A portrait of the newlyweds on the rustic stone steps of Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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Andrea and John-Ray embrace in front of their floral bridal arch at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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The newly married couple look out across the golf course with the Pacific Ocean in the distance.

 

Reception photos at Trump National Golf Club:

The newlyweds kicked off their ballroom reception at Trump National Golf Club with a first dance, before sneaking outside for a few atmospheric portraits at dusk. Everyone then surrounded the couple on the dance floor to celebrate, accompanied by a live band, before being seated for speeches and toasts from their maid-of-honor and best man.

The father-daughter and mother-son dances followed before more open dancing, then a champagne toast during Andrea and John-Ray’s cake-cutting ceremony. I also captured some action shots of the bride’s bouquet toss and the groom’s playful garter removal before grabbing a final kiss between the couple in front of their white floral wall feature.

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Andrea and John-Ray make their grand entrance into the ballroom reception at Trump National Golf Club.
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Andrea and John-Ray perform their first dance to a live band during the Trump National Golf Club wedding reception.
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Capturing a kiss between the newlyweds at dusk during their wedding reception at Trump National Golf Club.
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John-Ray lifts Andrea into their air during their dusk wedding portrait session at Trump National Golf Club.
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John-Ray twirls Andrea on the grassy lawns of Trump National Golf Club, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
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Andrea and John-Ray kiss during their post-sunset wedding portrait session at Trump National Golf Club.
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A candid photo of Andrea and John-Ray dancing, surrounded by their family and friends, during the Trump National Golf Club ballroom reception.
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A candid photo of wedding guests enjoying the dance floor during the Trump National Golf Club wedding reception.
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Capturing a tender moment between the newlyweds on the dance floor during their Trump National Golf Club reception.
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A live band performs during Andrea and John-Ray’s Trump National Golf Club ballroom wedding reception.
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A candid photo of Andrea enjoying the dance floor with her guests during the Trump National Golf Club wedding reception.
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A cute flower girl enjoying the reception festivities during the Trump National Golf Club ballroom reception.
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Andrea and John-Ray dancing surrounded by their friends in the reception ballroom of Trump National Golf Club.
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A candid photo of Andrea and her bridesmaids looking at a cell phone during the Trump National Golf Club reception.
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Andrea and John-Ray enjoying a special moment at their sweetheart table during the Trump National Golf Club ballroom reception.
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A candid photo of Andrea’s maid-of-honor making a reception speech in the ballroom of Trump National Golf Club.
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Andrea wipes away tears during the speeches and toasts at her Trump National Golf Club wedding reception.
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John-Ray’s best man makes a reception speech in the ballroom of the Trump National Golf Club.
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Andrea and John-Ray share a laugh during the speeches and toasts at their Trump National Golf Club wedding reception.
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Andrea and John-Ray make a thank you toast for their wedding guests during the Trump National Golf Club reception.
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Andrea and her dad perform their father-daughter dance during the Trump National Golf Club wedding reception.
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A candid photo of Andrea’s mom watching on during the father-daughter wedding reception dance.
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Andrea’s dad twirls the bride during the father-daughter dance at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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A candid photo of Andrea’s sister watching the father-daughter dance during the Trump National Golf Club reception.
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Capturing the reaction of Andrea’s dad during the father-daughter wedding reception dance.
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John-Ray leads his mom onto the dance floor for their mother-son dance during the Trump National Golf Club reception.
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John-Ray and his mom perform their mother-son dance to a live band during the Trump National Golf Club ballroom reception.
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John-Ray’s dad watches on during the mother-son dance at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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John-Ray and his mom look lovingly at one another during their Trump National Golf Club parental dance.
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A candid photo of John-Ray enjoying the dance floor with his friends in the ballroom of Trump National Golf Club.
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Andrea getting down on the dance floor with her friends during the Trump National Golf Club ballroom reception.
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An elevated view of wedding guests enjoying the festivities during the Trump National Golf Club ballroom reception.
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Two wedding guests dancing in the glamorous ballroom of Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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Andrea and John-Ray in a huddle with their wedding guests on the dance floor at Trump National Golf Club.
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Andrea’s sister and partner enjoying the dance floor during the Trump National Golf Club ballroom wedding reception.
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Andrea and John-Ray feed one another cake during their wedding reception cake-cutting ceremony at Trump National Golf Club.
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A candid photo of the newlyweds kissing during their cake-cutting ceremony at Trump National Golf Club.
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Andrea prepares for her bouquet toss in the glamorous ballroom at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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An actions shot of Andrea’s bouquet toss, with a group of expectant ladies standing on the dance floor behind.
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Capturing a playful moment during the couple’s garter removal in the ballroom of Trump National Golf Club.
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An action shot of John-Ray’s garter toss to a group of men jostling on the dance floor behind.
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Andrea enjoying the dance floor with her bridesmaids during the Trump National Golf Club ballroom reception.
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An action shot of two wedding guests letting loose on the dance floor of the Trump National Golf Club ballroom.
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Andrea enjoying the dance floor, surrounded by her family and friends, in the ballroom of Trump National Golf Club.
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A candid photo of John-Ray’s parents on the dance floor during the Trump National Golf Club ballroom reception.
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Andrea dancing with her parents and sister during the Trump National Golf Club wedding celebrations.
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Andrea and John-Ray kiss in front of a floral wall during their ballroom reception at Trump National Golf Club.

 

Wedding photos at Trump National Golf Club:

It was such a beautiful day with amazing weather for Andrea and John-Ray’s wedding at Trump National Golf Club and I can’t thank Vithya and Peter enough for making it possible. I wish Andrea and John-Ray all the happiness as they start their new chapter together in Seattle and hope they enjoy these memories of their special day.

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