Archive for March, 2011


The day started out cloudy with some showers here and there… It wasn’t looking too great for Shannon and Michael’s wedding day.

However sometimes, things get darker right before the light peeks through.

Shannon and Michael were married in Hemet, part of the Inland Empire in Southern California, I had never shot a wedding in this area or location before. But I’m always up to try something new.

I was fortunate enough to don a military uniform for a quick career in the US Army and have always played with the thought of photographing a military wedding so when I learned about today, I got anxious.

I’m always grateful to be part of someone’s wedding, but to me, this was very special. I currently have many friends in Afghanistan and I understand the sacrifices one makes daily while serving in the US Armed Forces. To see a decorated Veteran so happy definitely tugged at some heartstrings.

From the moment I saw him and throughout the whole wedding, Michael was smiling- this guy had a grin from ear to ear that got wider the moment he saw Shannon.

Shannon on the other hand is one hilarious gal, always crackin’ jokes whenever the opportunity presented itself. One of Michael’s buddies’ favorite memory of her was their first meeting, where she laughed at his tattoos for hours. Shannon was a trooper, facing some rainy wedding day obstacles without hesitation. She marched through muddy lawns and was able to corral this platoon of leathernecks.

I’m always grateful to be part of any wedding. Shannon and Michael, thank you for allowing me to be part of your wedding day.

 

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These images were shot alongside Andrew Capili of Capirazzi Photography and Matthew Villacarillo.

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Brad and Christine’s wedding ceremony took place on a secluded beach in San Diego. It wasn’t the largest wedding I’ve ever covered but that didn’t take away from the emotions and moments that I was able to witness and capture.

From anxious family members to excited loved ones, this wedding had it all.

Brad and Christine had been together since high school, sharing numerous years of happiness and laughs.

And yes, I mean laughs- Christine loves to play pranks and definitely is the goofball of the relationship, check out her wedding shoes!

As the sun set, and their guests headed to their reception. We photographed their romantic session in front of a beautiful San Diego beach sunset.

 

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These Images were shot alongside Brent Matsuno of Berwick Suburbs.

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Thank You for visiting my wedding photography blog!

If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call at (562)713-2018 or send me an email at John@johncudal.com.

Have a great day!

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Travis and Stephanie had their engagement session in Fullerton. I spent a few hours with them, laughing at jokes, enjoying the stillness, and the rarity of the cool weather we were having that day.

As the day went on, Travis and Stephanie allowed me to get a little closer which gives me the opportunity to capture some of the more intimate moments between them.

The skies were gray and the air was cool. Once in a while Travis would embrace his future bride to share some of his body heat. The 8 years they’ve been together is obvious in just the way she looks at him and gets giddy when he kisses her.

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Travis and Stephanie don’t have kids together. They have these two adorable monsters- Layla and Ellis. Check out the tongues on these babies!!

 

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These images were shot alongside Miguel Pola of Miguel Pola Photographers.

 

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Check back again soon for their Fullerton Wedding Ceremony!

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If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call at (562)713-2018 or send me an email at John@johncudal.com.

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