Wedding At West Hills Private Estate In Los Angeles, CA | Jennifer & Gabriel

Wedding At West Hills Private Estate

JENNIFER & GABRIEL

Locations:

  • Getting ready: West Hills Private Estate in Los Angeles, CA (bride and groom)
  • Ceremony and reception: West Hills Private Estate in Los Angeles, CA

 

Wedding photos at West Hills Private Estate:

I first met newly engaged couple, Jennifer and Gabriel, at my studio in Downtown Long Beach where they came to discuss their wedding day plans at the West Hills Private Estate. From the getting ready to all the reception celebrations, everything was going to happen in one place, something that is always welcomed by me! I instantly connected with this easy going, fun-loving couple, and was excited to be the Los Angeles wedding photographer for this wedding at West Hills Private Estate.

My wife, Charlene, was my second photographer for the day, and we drove up to West Hills Private Estate on the morning of the wedding. Jennifer and Gabriel had decided to celebrate with around 100 of their closest family and friends, and there was definitely an atmosphere of high spirits and anticipation when we arrived.

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A reflective portrait of Jennifer and Gabriel beneath one of the ornate lamps at West Hills Private Estate in Los Angeles.

 

Getting ready photos at a West Hills Private Estate:

While I photographed Jennifer as she was getting ready with her bridesmaids and mom, Charlene was with Gabriel and the boys while they prepared for the ceremony. There were some really warm family moments to capture as Jennifer’s dad saw her for the first time in her wedding dress and her mother lovingly helped secure her earrings.

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Jennifer looks at her engagement ring as she prepares for her wedding day at West Hills Private Estate.

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A black and white shot of Gabriel playfully doing his hair before the wedding ceremony at West Hills Private Estate.

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Two young wedding goers play in one of the hallways of Los Angeles’ West Hills Private Estate.

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A black and white shot of one of Jennifer’s bridesmaids helping to secure her wedding dress as they were getting ready at West Hills Private Estate.

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Gabriel’s best man pretends to attack the groom with a knife as they were getting ready at West Hills Private Estate in Los Angeles.

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Capturing a special moment between the bride and her father as they saw each other for the first time on her wedding day.

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A reflective shot of Jennifer’s mother helping to secure the bride’s earrings in a mirror at West Hills Private Estate.

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Jennifer surrounded by her bridesmaids as they prepared for the wedding ceremony at West Hills Private Estate.

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A black and white shot of Jennifer with her parents as they prepared for her wedding ceremony at West Hills Private Estate.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at a West Hills Private Estate:

Gabriel and Jennifer had decided to do a first look session which we staged in one of the elegant, naturally-lit rooms of the West Hills Private Estate. We also used this opportunity to take a few couple portraits within the interior of the estate, before the ceremony started and things started to get busy.

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Gabriel checks out his beautiful bride during their first look session at West Hills Private Estate in Los Angeles.

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A silhouette shot of the bride and groom within one of the elegant hallways of West Hills Private Estate.

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The bride and groom on one of the sofas at West Hills Private Estate during their first look portrait session.

 

Ceremony photos at a West Hills Private Estate:

The wedding ceremony was being held outdoors, beneath a pavilion that overlooked the West Hills Private Estate swimming pool. The warm, mid-afternoon light was perfect for capturing up-close shots of Jennifer and Gabriel’s reactions as they exchanged rings and vows (so good that I also grabbed them for a short couple portrait session around the estate afterwards).

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A reflective black and white shot of Jennifer with Gabriel’s mom as they prepared for the wedding day at West Hills Private Estate.

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A wide angle shot looking across Jennifer and Gabriel’s wedding ceremony at West Hills Private Estate in Los Angeles.

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Jennifer and Gabriel exchange rings during their western wedding ceremony at Los Angeles’ West Hills Private Estate.

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Looking through the lush greenery of West Hills Private Estate as Jennifer and Gabriel exchange vows.

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The bride and groom embrace after being pronounced “husband and wife” during their wedding ceremony at Los Angeles’ West Hills Private Estate.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at a West Hills Private Estate:

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Jennifer and Gabriel kiss beneath one of the entrance gables during their couple portrait session at West Hills Private Estate in Los Angeles.

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A close-up shot of the newly married couple during their wedding day portrait session at West Hills Private Estate.

 

Reception photos at a West Hills Private Estate:

The reception dinner and toasts were also held outdoors, which provided a spectacular setting to capture tender moments such as the father-daughter dance. Then everyone headed inside where the party really kicked off, with plenty of dancing and antics from Jennifer, Gabriel and their fun-loving friends and family.

Both Gabriel and Jennifer love to snowboard (with their wedding cake reflecting that), and we decided to incorporate this into their reception images, as well as lots of other playful moments. I think that these West Hills Private Estate wedding photos reflect the fun-loving nature of this bridal couple, who weren’t shy to be a little silly or crazy as they let loose to party.

I did, however, manage to drag them away from the dance floor for a few minutes to grab a couple of nighttime portraits, utilizing the dramatic lighting and ornate lamps of the West Hills Private Estate.

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Capturing Jennifer and Gabriel’s first dance during their wedding reception at Los Angeles’ West Hills Private Estate.

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A playful moment between the bride and her maid-of-honor during the reception toasts at West Hills Private Estate.

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Capturing the father-daughter dance during Jennifer and Gabriel’s outdoor reception at West Hills Private Estate.

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Capturing a playful moment as the bride and groom eat their wedding reception dinner at West Hills Private Estate.

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The newly married couple play “air guitar” on snowboards during their wedding reception at West Hills Private Estate.

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The best man swings his girlfriend around the dance floor during Jennifer and Gabriel’s West Hills Private Estate wedding reception.

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A black and white shot of the groom catching peanuts in his mouth during the reception celebrations at West Hills Private Estate.

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Kids swimming in the pool at West Hills Private Estate during Jennifer and Gabriel’s wedding day celebrations.

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Capturing a playful moment between the bride and groom during their cake cutting ceremony at West Hills Private Estate in Los Angeles.

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The best man moves in on the bridal couple’s dance during their fun-filled reception celebrations at West Hills Private Estate.

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A young wedding goer looks on with eager eyes at Jennifer and Gabriel’s snowboard-themed wedding cake.

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The bride dancing with her brother during the lively reception party at Los Angeles’ West Hills Private Estate.

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A black and white shot of the newly married couple kissing beneath the ornate lamps of Los Angeles’ West Hills Private Estate.

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A creative shot of Jennifer and Gabriel within the dramatically-lit interior of the West Hills Private Estate in Los Angeles.

 

Wedding photos at West Hills Private Estate:

I had such a blast capturing Gabriel and Jennifer’s wedding day celebrations. Their love for life filled me with such great spirits as I flew out to Nepal the following day to trek to Everest Base Camp and pursue my other passion – travel photography.

April 29, 2014

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