Wedding At Wayfarers Chapel In Rancho Palos Verdes, CA | Margaret & Maureen

Wedding At Wayfarers Chapel

MARGARET & MAUREEN

Locations:

  • Getting ready: Residence Inn in Long Beach, CA (bride and bride)

 

Wedding photos at Wayfarers Chapel:

I first met soon-to-be-married couple Margaret and Maureen a couple of months before their wedding was scheduled in May 2014. They had been referred to me through a wedding planner colleague of mine and I was thrilled that they trusted me to capture this wedding at Wayfarers Chapel.

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The two brides kiss beneath the rustic architecture of Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

 

Getting ready photos at the Residence Inn:

They had planned an intimate, same-sex wedding celebration with just their closest family and friends, and the day all started at the Residence Inn in Long Beach. I captured candid shots of the brides as they made some final adjustments to their wedding dresses, surrounded by their loved ones, and their emotional reactions as they opened gifts they had carefully selected for one another.

They had planned an intimate, same-sex wedding celebration with just their closest family and friends, and the day all started at the Residence Inn in Long Beach. I captured candid shots of the brides as they made some final adjustments to their wedding dresses, surrounded by their loved ones, and their emotional reactions as they opened gifts they had carefully selected for one another.

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Capturing a special moment between Margaret and her parents as they prepared for her wedding day at Residence Inn in Long Beach.

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A black and white shot of Maureen’s reaction to a gift from her bride as they were getting ready at Long Beach’s Residence Inn.

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Margaret’s mom watches on proudly as her daughter prepared for her same-sex wedding at Long Beach’s Residence Inn.

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A reflective shot of Maureen signing the marriage license before her wedding ceremony at Wayfarers Inn in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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A reflective shot as Margaret fixes her veil before the start of her wedding ceremony at Rancho Palos Verdes’ Wayfarers Inn.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Wayfarers Chapel:

Maureen and Margaret decided to do a first look session at Wayfarers Chapel before the ceremony began. This was not only a special moment to capture, but also a fun one as they compared each other’s bridal gowns and choice of shoes. We used the opportunity to do a short couple portrait session around the landscaped gardens of Wayfarers Chapel which has an enviable location overlooking the coast in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Margaret walks towards Maureen during their first look session outside Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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The two brides react upon seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day at Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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A wide angle shot of the two brides within the landscaped gardens of Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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The brides check out each other’s wedding shoes during their first look portrait session at Rancho Palos Verdes’ Wayfarers Chapel.

 

Ceremony photos at Wayfarers Chapel:

Margaret’s father walked her down the aisle to a waiting Maureen, and I looked for creative angles to capture a range of different photographic shots as they exchanged vows. From wide-angle perspectives looking across the intimate setting, to up-close candid shots of the brides’ reactions, I hope these Wayfarers Chapel wedding photos reflect the joy and emotion of the day.

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Maureen’s reaction as her bride walks down the aisle during their same-sex wedding ceremony at Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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The two brides stand together at the altar of Wayfarers Chapel during their same-sex wedding ceremony in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Margaret and Maureen kiss after being pronounced partners for life at Rancho Palos Verdes’ Wayfarers Chapel.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Wayfarers Chapel:

After the wedding ceremony, we had time for a few more couple portraits around the grounds of Wayfarers Chapel before the brides’ departed for their reception at Parkers’ Lighthouse in Long Beach. Rather than a big reception party, they had decided on an intimate luncheon to celebrate their future together and enjoy this moment with those closest to them.

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A couple portrait of the newly married brides outside Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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The newly married brides kiss beneath the arches of Wayfarers Chapel following their same-sex wedding in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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A black and white shot of the newly married couple as they drove from Wayfarers Chapel to their reception at Parkers’ Lighthouse in Long Beach.

 

Wedding photos at Wayfarers Chapel:

It was a real privilege to be the Los Angeles wedding photographer for Margaret and Maureen’s special day and I wish them a life of happiness and joy together.

May 8, 2014

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