Wedding At Tiato

Dec 20, 2017

ANNELIE & CAMRON

Locations:

  • Reception: Tiato in Santa Monica, CA

 

Introduction:

Annelie and Camron’s wedding at Tiato was quite a special one for me, as it was the first Christmas-themed wedding I have shot. From the boutonnieres to the reception centerpieces, everything had been given the festive touch, thanks to the creativity of the team at Samantha Hall Events.

I first met Annelie and Camron around a year ago at my home studio to hear about their upcoming wedding plans, then captured their e-session back in June. I was looking forward to reconnecting with them for their special day, which included a church ceremony at the stunning First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles followed by a Christmas-themed reception at Tiato.

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A portrait of the newly married within the dramatic interior of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

 

Getting ready photos at The LINE Los Angeles:

The day all began at the industrial chic hotel of The LINE Los Angeles where Annelie was getting ready with her bridesmaids and mom. I captured candid shots as she had the final touches applied to her makeup and admired her beautiful dress overlooking the Downtown Los Angeles skyline, as well as photographing as her bridesmaids assisted her into her gown.

I also captured some special moments with her mom and documented her bridesmaids opening their gifts from the couple, as well as a black and white reflective shot as Annelie glimpsed herself in the suite mirror.

Annelie is really close to her brother (who was actually part of her bridal party) and she wanted to do a first look with him. I captured their emotional reactions as he walked towards her, as well as the bridesmaids peeking around the suite door.

This was followed by a first look with her obviously proud dad and we used the opportunity for a family portrait in this special moment. With a little bit of time left before we needed to leave for the ceremony, I also grabbed a few portraits of Annelie looking absolutely radiant in her creative suite at The LINE Los Angeles.

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Annelie admires her gorgeous wedding dress within her industrial-inspired suite at The LINE Los Angeles.

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Annelie has the finishing touches applied to her makeup as she was getting ready at The LINE Los Angeles.

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Capturing a special moment between Annelie and her bridesmaids in a suite at The LINE Los Angeles.

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Annelie admires her wedding dress in a window overlooking Downtown Los Angeles at The LINE.

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Annelie’s bridesmaids and mom assist her while getting ready in an industrial-chic suite at The LINE Los Angeles.

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A black and white reflective shot of Annelie in her hotel suite bathroom mirror at The LINE Los Angeles.

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Annelie helps to secure her mom’s earrings as they were getting ready at The LINE Los Angeles.

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Annelie’s bridesmaids help to “fluff” her wedding dress as they prepared for her Christmas-themed wedding.

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The beautiful bride making sure her earrings are secured tightly as she prepared for her special day.

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Capturing a special moment between Annelie and her bridesmaids in a suite at The LINE Los Angeles.

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Annelie’s bridesmaids open gifts from their friend in one of the industrial-inspired suites at The LINE Los Angeles.

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Annelie’s brother walks towards her during their first look in a suite at The LINE Los Angeles.

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Capturing Annelie’s emotional reaction during the first look with her brother at The LINE Los Angeles.

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Annelie’s bridesmaids peeking into the hotel suite at The LINE Los Angeles during the first look with her brother.

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Annelie’s dad walks towards her during their first look session in a suite at The LINE Los Angeles.

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A candid black and white shot of Annelie and her dad embracing during their first look at The LINE Los Angeles.

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A family portrait of Annelie with her brother and parents in a suite at The LINE Los Angeles.

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A portrait of Annelie looking radiant while sitting on a gray couch in her suite at The LINE Los Angeles.

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A portrait of Annelie showcasing her gorgeous bridal train in front of a window overlooking Downtown Los Angeles.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles:

We then made the short drive over to the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles where Annelie and Camron’s wedding ceremony was to be held. They had decided against having a first look but wanted some portraits incorporating both of them before the light faded.

The First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles has an ornate courtyard and balcony area, which provided the perfect setting for some creative portraits of Camron below while Annelie stood above. I also captured a shot of Annelie on the staircase with her groom right below, making sure they couldn’t actually see one another.

Although they didn’t want a first look, Annelie and Camron were up for a first touch, so we positioned them on either side of a pillar in the courtyard. I captured the tender moment as they held hands and Camron turned around to kiss his bride’s hand tenderly.

Camron then went back inside his suite while we grabbed some portraits of Annelie with her bridesmaids and brother in the courtyard of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles. I also captured some portraits of the bride and her bouquet in this romantic setting before she went to hide inside while Camron shared in a special moment with his mom.

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A creative portrait of Annelie and Camron in the courtyard of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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A portrait of Camron waiting patiently for his wedding ceremony to start at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Annelie looks out from the balcony at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles in the lead up to her wedding ceremony.

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A creative shot of Camron in the courtyard of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles while Annelie stands on the staircase above.

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Annelie and Camron hold hands around a pillar at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles during their first touch session.

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Camron kisses Annelie’s hand affectionately during their first touch session at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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A creative bridal party portrait of Annelie with her bridesmaids and brother in the ornate church courtyard.

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A portrait of Annelie on a staircase outside the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles with her Christmas-inspired bouquet.

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Annelie looks up towards her bridesmaids and brother in the courtyard of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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A portrait of Annelie holding her flowing train, framed by the courtyard arches of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing a special moment between Camron and his mom as they prepared for the FCCLA wedding.

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Capturing a playful moment between Camron and his best man as they waited for the FCCLA wedding ceremony to start.

 

Ceremony photos at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles:

After a final playful candid of the groom and his groomsmen, it was time for the wedding ceremony to get underway. I photographed Annelie being escorted down the aisle by her father, backed by the stunning stained-glass windows and dramatic interior of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

Camron was beaming at finally being able to see his bride and I photographed as she was given away by her father at the altar. After pausing to pray, the couple recited personalized vows they had written while their family and friends watched on.

The First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles is a great setting for photography, with lots of different vantage points for capturing reactions and wide-angle shots during the wedding ceremony. The only drawback is that it’s also quite dark, so we had to make the most of the light illuminating the altar.

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Annelie’s father escorts her down the aisle of the Christmas-themed First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing Camron’s reaction at seeing his beautiful bride walk down the aisle of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Annelie walks down the aisle on the arm of her father at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Annelie’s father gives her away to Camron at the altar of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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A wide-angle shot as the couple and their wedding guests pause to pray at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing the reactions of Annelie and Camron during their Christmas-themed wedding ceremony at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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A wide-angle shot of Annelie and Camron exchanging vows, flanked by their bridal party, at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing Annelie’s reaction as she exchanged vows with Camron during their FCCLA wedding ceremony.

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Annelie’s parents and her brother’s girlfriend watch on during the wedding ceremony at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing Camron’s reaction as he exchanged vows with Annelie at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Camron’s parents watch on as the couple exchange vows at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Annelie and Camron look lovingly into each other’s eyes during their Christmas-themed wedding ceremony.

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A wide-angle shot looking down the aisle of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Annelie and Camron kiss after being pronounced “husband and wife” at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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The newly married couple turn to face their wedding guests after being officially wed in Los Angeles.

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Annelie and Camron kiss during their recessional walk down the aisle of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles:

After being pronounced “husband and wife” and making their recessional walk down the aisle, we captured some bridal party and couple portraits at the altar. We had to work fast to get portraits outside the church, with the winter light fading rapidly, and I was lucky to have my wife on hand to assist with the video lighting and off-camera flash.

We captured intimate embraces between the couple outside the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles and beneath the arched colonnades. We also grabbed a few romantic shots flanked by the fairy-lit trees and a black and white along one of the ornate walkways.

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creative bridal party portrait in front of the altar of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing an intimate portrait of the newly weds within the Christmas-themed interior of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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A creative portrait of Annelie and Camron outside the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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An off-camera flash portrait of Annelie and Camron kissing outside the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Annelie and Camron walk hand-in-hand down the steps of the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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An off-camera flash portrait of the newly weds embracing outside the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing a special moment between Annelie and Camron in black and white during their FCCLA wedding portrait session.

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A tender moment between the newly married couple beneath an archway at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Annelie embraces Camron warmly during their Christmas-themed wedding portrait session at the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Annelie and Camron embrace beneath the fairy-lit trees outside the First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the newlyweds during their First Congregational Church Of Los Angeles nighttime portrait session.

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An off-camera flash portrait of the couple kissing, showcasing Annelie’s gorgeous bridal train.

 

Reception photos at Tiato:

It was then time for the wedding reception at Tiato, so we made the 30-minute drive over to Santa Monica. The evening’s proceedings kicked off with a choreographed first dance by Annelie and Camron, followed by “thank you” speeches to welcome their guests. Annelie and her dad then took to the floor for the father-daughter dance, followed by Camron and his mom.

Speeches and toasts from those closest to the couple followed, with Annelie and Camron watching on from their Christmas-themed sweetheart table. The entire reception venue at Tiato had been decorated with red candles and festive holly, as well as a few Christmas trees and even a Santa Claus in the photo booth!

Between documenting the wedding guests dancing and mingling, I photographed Annelie and Camron during their cake cutting ceremony and the bride’s (pretend) bouquet toss. Rather than actually throwing it, she walked over and gave it to her brother’s girlfriend in what was a very sweet gesture.

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Annelie and Camron perform their choreographed first dance during the reception at Tiato in Santa Monica.

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Capturing the big dip during Annelie and Camron’s choreographed first dance at their Tiato wedding reception.

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Camron reads a “thank you” speech for his wedding guests while Annelie watches on at Tiato in Santa Monica.

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Annelie’s dad makes a speech at the start of the Christmas-themed wedding reception at Tiato in Santa Monica.

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Annelie and her dad perform the father-daughter dance during the Tiato reception in Santa Monica.

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A low-angle vantage capturing Annelie dancing with her dad while her wedding guests watch on.

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Capturing Camron’s reaction during the mother-son dance at his Tiato reception in Santa Monica.

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Camron’s mom looks at him proudly during the mother-son dance at Tiato in Santa Monica.

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Capturing a playful moment between the couple and Santa Claus in their Christmas-themed photo booth.

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A fun moment between Annelie’s dad and some wedding guests during the Tiato reception.

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Looking across the Christmas-themed dinner tables during Annelie and Camron’s Tiato wedding reception.

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Camron’s grandma having fun in the photo booth sleigh with Santa Claus during the Tiato reception.

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One of Camron’s co-workers makes a speech during the Christmas-themed reception at Tiato.

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Capturing the reactions of Camron’s family during the speeches and toasts at Tiato in Santa Monica.

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Annelie’s brother makes a speech during the Christmas-themed wedding celebrations at Tiato.

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Capturing the reactions of Annelie and Camron at their Christmas-themed sweetheart table at Tiato.

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Annelie’s maid-of-honor makes a speech backed by the colorful Christmas lights of Tiato in Santa Monica.

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Annelie and Camron watch on as speeches and toasts are made during their Tiato wedding reception.

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Camron’s best man makes a playful speech during the Tiato Christmas-themed wedding celebrations.

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Capturing a tender moment between the newlyweds at their Christmas-themed sweetheart table.

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Annelie and Camron kiss on the dance floor of Tiato during their intimate, Christmas-themed wedding reception.

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Annelie and Camron perform their cake-cutting ceremony during the Christmas-inspired Tiato wedding reception.

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An action shot of Annelie’s bouquet toss at Tiato during her Christmas-themed wedding reception in Santa Monica.

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Annelie and Camron dancing with the bride’s parents and her brother and his girlfriend at Tiato in Santa Monica.

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The groomsmen getting playful on the dance floor during the Christmas-themed reception at Tiato.

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Wedding guests enjoying the dance floor at Tiato to celebrate the union of Annelie and Camron.

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Annelie enjoying the dance floor with her brother during the Tiato reception in Santa Monica.

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The bridesmaids getting down on the dance floor during the wedding reception at Tiato in Santa Monica.

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Annelie letting loose with one of her friends on the dance floor at Tiato during the Santa Monica wedding reception.

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Annelie’s parents enjoying the dance floor at Tiato during the Christmas-themed wedding reception.

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Camron’s sister and her husband on the dance floor during the Tiato wedding reception in Santa Monica.

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Capturing a kiss between Annelie and Camron on the dance floor during their intimate reception at Tiato.

 

Conclusion:

It really was such a pleasure to be part of this festive wedding at Tiato to celebrate the union of Annelie and Camron and I can’t thank them enough for selecting Aevitas Weddings to capture their special day. I know they are off on a multi-country honeymoon to Scotland and France, followed by New Years in New York, so I wish them an incredible time and all the happiness in their married life together.

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