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Marissa and Randall’s wedding was a day to remember. There is nothing we love more than a wedding that is heart felt and filled with so much emotion. Streams of tears, smiles so wide, and endless laughter filled this day beautifully.

You can view their engagement session here.

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We shot Paul and Maggie’s Engagement Session a while back, check it out if you haven’t seen it 🙂

We photographed their wedding at St Anne’s Catholic Church in Seal Beach, California.

Many wedding days go without a hiccup, many go slowly, many go quickly, but no two are ever alike.

Paul and Maggie’s wedding is one I won’t soon forget.

Their ceremony was small, quiet, and sincere. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

While walking around their ceremony, I ran into an old friend. I stumbled upon my childhood neighbor, Timmy- who played beautiful music during the ceremony.

For their romantic session, we walked around and shot around Main Street.

Just like before, Paul was extremely goofy- which came very appreciated as I sometimes get too caught up with taking photos and can get too serious.

Their reception at the Grand in Long Beach, was just as special.

Surrounded by their friends and loved ones, the night went on filled with captivating music, laughs and good times.

This past winter Paul and Maggie had their daughter and I couldn’t be happier for them.

Congrats Paul and Maggie!

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Randall and Marissa had their engagement session in the Art District in Downtown Los Angeles.

We started about midnoon and enjoyed the colors other artists had painted on the walls.

Engagement sessions are a great time for us to get to know our clients better.

We spoke about what they looked forward to most about their wedding, what was left to be planned, and what excites them most about married life.

We learned that Marissa is absolutely in love with Randall and love his jokes. It was hard not to photograph her laughing.

I learned that me and Randall are both Louis CK fans.

Stay tuned for their Orange County Wedding!

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Kat and Jan were married at the end of summer at the Retro Ranch in Temecula, California. They were referred to me by one of our  favorite second shooters, Ferdinand.

Kat and Jan both love to rock climb and paintball- I doubt they do both at the same time, but I may have just created a new sport.

From what I can remember, it was 110 degrees on their wedding day- people were anxiously fanning themselves to stave the heat.

A dry hot wind blew and it made it hard for the mothers’ to light the candle as the ceremony started.

The anxiety went disappeared and time slowed as soon as Kat began walking down the aisle.

There were several tears that dropped and laughters shared that day.

My favorite moment was when Kat’s dad had pulled the trigger a bit too soon and mistook Kat and Jan’s first dance as the father-daughter dance. Jan played on like a true gentleman and kept his cool.

Right after the first dance, a flashmob broke out and a large group of cousins, colleagues, and friends danced in celebration of the beautiful newlyweds.

Enjoy their photos as we enjoyed being a part of their wedding.

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I photographed Rae and Mark last august at Balboa Park in San Diego. I thought that it might’ve been a place that I’ve shot at before and when I got there, boy did I have a surprised look on my face. Balboa Park blew me away. I couldn’t believe how big it was. I’ve tried to make it back a few times, but I haven’t taken the time to go through the entire park.

I had a lot of fun with Rae and Mark during their engagement session. We talked about how they met at an airport (note the plane in one the shots.) We cracked jokes and laughed all the park as we stopped and took photos from spot to spot.

After shooting past the sunset, we finished the night off by grabbing some In-n-Out somewhere along the 5.

Enjoy their engagement session and stay tuned for their Long Beach Wedding!

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SHOT SHOW 2014!

January 16th, 2014

As some of you may know, I attended SHOT SHOW 2014. On the second day I eventually ran out of business cards for my other site. If I handed a card to you please visit JohnCudal.net for more SHOT SHOW coverage. Since this is my Wedding Photography Blog, I feel like I should post a […]

 

As some of you may know, I attended SHOT SHOW 2014. On the second day I eventually ran out of business cards for my other site. If I handed a card to you please visit JohnCudal.net for more SHOT SHOW coverage.

Since this is my Wedding Photography Blog, I feel like I should post a ring photo. It only makes sense right?

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Also, here’s a little something different I’ve been working on.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Sheena and Terell Teasers!

September 15th, 2013

There’s nothing better than photographing my own family members. Congratulations to my sister and her fiancee! Stay tuned for more on our amazing shoot with Sheena and Terell!  

 

There’s nothing better than photographing my own family members. Congratulations to my sister and her fiancee!

Stay tuned for more on our amazing shoot with Sheena and Terell!

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