Bay Area Wedding Photographer : Julie and Garth : A Hollywood kind of Wedding

Julie and Garth were my last wedding of 2009 and my last wedding I would shoot as an official Los Angeles wedding photographer. Literally, 2 days after their wedding everything we own was in a moving van being driven up the state of California! I could not have asked for a better send off! They are the sweetest couple with the sweetest families I have ever met and it was such a joy to be a part of their day. The wedding was held at Wolfgang Puck Catering at the Hollywood and Highland Center and was coordinated by the great Lisa Kahn of Lisa Kahn Events with floral design by Tracey at The Flower Tray. Julie got ready for her big day in a gorgeous corner suite with tons of beautiful natural light at The Renaissance Hotel. Almost died when I saw her shoes.

Make up by my favorite, Jasmine Dashtizad!

So handsome :)

That's Regis Chen's arm I am shooting through ;)

Garth is really one of a kind- Regis and I kept giving each other grins from across the room during the ceremony because Garth is the first groom we've seen talk so much during is ceremony. It was totally endearing and so Julie and Garth- relaxed, friendly,  and just plain awesome. He had the whole room in stiches :)

Since Garth and Julie chose to see each other for the first time at the aisle and the sun sets so early in December, we ended up doing all of their bridal party and shots when it was dark which was a relatively new and totally fun experience for me.  Obviously, shooting a wedding after dark is a challenge so I spend a lot of time in my off months perfecting my off camera lighting skills. Luckily, we had plenty of fun light to work with from Hollywood Blvd and also used a handy video light in most shots.

Julie is a dancer as were most of her bridesmaids, so they coordinated the most killer bridal party entry dance ever- One Singular Sensation from A Chorus Line!

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