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Engagement Session at Santa Monica Pier, CA

January 5th, 2014

I spent an afternoon not all that long ago with Brian and Karen in Santa Monica for their engagement session. The shoot turned out amazing. Brian and Karen wanted to stay away from beach portraits and opted for a more urban background. The Santa Monica pier was also their idea and lent the carnival atmosphere [...]

 

I spent an afternoon not all that long ago with Brian and Karen in Santa Monica for their engagement session. The shoot turned out amazing.
Brian and Karen wanted to stay away from beach portraits and opted for a more urban background. The Santa Monica pier was also their idea and lent the carnival atmosphere they were looking for.
Brian and Karen were at first a little quiet but the fun bubbly, goofy side took over for our shoot.
The two confessed they put some time into picking out outfits for the session together.
They were psyched for the shoot, prepped, and in love. A perfect recipe for some amazing photos.

I love the combination of locations for this shoot. I found some great looking alleys, benches, way cool diner and mixed that with the Santa Monica pier. The Santa Monica pier is always a fun carnival vibe.

You can just tell from the photos how much fun these two had at their engagement session in Santa Monica.
Engagement sessions are great because it’s a chance for the couple to get to know me, and I get to know how to make them more comfortable and how to best get out their true personalities.

Brian and Karen will be getting married in just a few weeks at the end of January.
I will be lighting all of their wedding creatives so this wedding will defiantly have a different look.
They will be married at sunset and wanted a stylized look to their wedding photos.
The background will be lit with blue gelled lights.
I cannot wait to share all the amazing photos with you!
But for now, enjoy their e-sesh!

stephen Orlick-OC Wedding Photography

Orange County and Los Angeles wedding photography services provided by Stephen Orlick, aka Wedding Story Photo, offering wedding photography in the Southern California area.

I’m Stephen Orlick. I am a passionate Orange County wedding photographer. Every wedding I photograph with care and creativity. Your wedding day photography is crafted to offer a one of a kind unique photography experience in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

This is LA wedding photography at its best. I am a international photographer based in Orange County, California, offering wedding coverage in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, and destinations worldwide.

Service Information

Stephen Orlick offers Orange County wedding photography and Los Angeles wedding coverage in Southern California, including but not limited to, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

Location Information

I am located conveniently in Laguna Beach at 577 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California.

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13th Annual Harold And Carole Pump Foundation Gala

December 24th, 2013

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The 13th annual Harold & Carole pump Foundation Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation, is a nonprofit started in 2000 by the twin brothers Dana and David Pump in memory of their father, Harold. This year’s event celebrate’s the life of [...]

 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The 13th annual Harold & Carole pump Foundation Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation, is a nonprofit started in 2000 by the twin brothers Dana and David Pump in memory of their father, Harold.
This year’s event celebrate’s the life of Harold’s wife, Carole Pump, who passed away in 2012.

Fun night for me photographing the Gala dinner. The dinner has a live auction of sports memorabilia, donated products and luxury vacations and experiences.
Shaq was the class clown. Bidding on his own donated sports memorabilia to get the price up on the item for auction.
Shaq even went so far as to bid on, “Dinner with Shaq at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game”, until the auctioneer yelled at Shaq, “Shaq you can’t bid on dinner with yourself”!
Shaq replied, “Why not…” shrugged his shoulders and laughed. He also continued to bid on his own package.
Comedian Kevin Hart presented a humanitarian award to Jammie Foxx. Kevin’s introduction was more of a roast of Jamie and had the audience in laughter for twenty minutes straight.
My other memory of the night was Gabby Douglas making that “McKayla is not impressed face”.

The event benefits the Harold Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, the Carole Pump Women’s Center, and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

Funds raised will also go to establishing a family plan for cancer patients at Northridge Hospital.

The honorees include 15-time NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal, Academy Award® winning actor and Grammy Award winning musical artist Jamie Foxx, four-time World Series Champion manager Joe Torre, and local humanitarian Jeffrey Glassman. The event was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Other athletes and celebrities that attended the Gala and Golf Tournament include: Marcus Allen, Ozzie Smith, Ray Lewis, Tony La Russa, Ronnie Lott, Moses Malone, Bo Jackson, Richard Dent, Joe Morgan, Gale Sayers, Warren Moon, Julius Erving, James Lofton, Gabby Douglas, Bobby Brown, Garry Shandling, Penny Marshall, Casey Jennings, Kerri Walsh Jennings and many others.


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stephen Orlick-OC Wedding Photography

Orange County and Los Angeles wedding photography services provided by Stephen Orlick, aka Wedding Story Photo, offering wedding photography in the Southern California area.

I’m Stephen Orlick. I am a passionate Orange County wedding photographer. Every wedding I photograph with care and creativity. Your wedding day photography is crafted to offer a one of a kind unique photography experience in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

This is LA wedding photography at its best. I am a international photographer based in Orange County, California, offering wedding coverage in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, and destinations worldwide.

Service Information

Stephen Orlick offers Orange County wedding photography and Los Angeles wedding coverage in Southern California, including but not limited to, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

Location Information

I am located conveniently in Laguna Beach at 577 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California.

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Holiday Party at Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills, CA

December 23rd, 2013

It’s always a pleasure to work an event at the elegant and friendly Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills. This holiday celebration for the firm of Foumberg, Juneja and Company was fun and lively. Three generations were there to celebrate and honor friends and co-workers. The peninsula catering department worked with F+J to create two signature cocktails [...]

 

It’s always a pleasure to work an event at the elegant and friendly Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills.
This holiday celebration for the firm of Foumberg, Juneja and Company was fun and lively.
Three generations were there to celebrate and honor friends and co-workers.

The peninsula catering department worked with F+J to create two signature cocktails as well as a full bar menu.
The appetizers included Brie puffs, Lamb bites, short rib sliders on a mini/micro Brioche Bun and Crab cakes.

As everyone settled in for dinner it was announced that that F+B had a few musically talented employees who then performed Christmas carols and Pop tunes.
Dinner was chosen from a menu that included fillet mignon, Halibut and Chicken and a vegetarian choice.
The Peninsula pastry chefs created a lavish desert table with a holiday Snowman and Chocolate sculpture made of milk, dark and white chocolate.

stephen Orlick-OC Wedding Photography

Orange County and Los Angeles wedding photography services provided by Stephen Orlick, aka Wedding Story Photo, offering wedding photography in the Southern California area.

I’m Stephen Orlick. I am a passionate Orange County wedding photographer. Every wedding I photograph with care and creativity. Your wedding day photography is crafted to offer a one of a kind unique photography experience in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

This is LA wedding photography at its best. I am a international photographer based in Orange County, California, offering wedding coverage in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, and destinations worldwide.

Service Information

Stephen Orlick offers Orange County wedding photography and Los Angeles wedding coverage in Southern California, including but not limited to, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

Location Information

I am located conveniently in Laguna Beach at 577 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California.

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DESTINATION WEDDING-CHICAGO – Destination wedding photographer

October 12th, 2013

Napperville, Illinois wedding by Orange County Wedding Photographer, Stephen Orlick Have you ever had that sinking feeling when the flashing lights are in your rearview mirror ? You realize you weren’t paying attention and just maybe traveling a little too fast? As the officer approaches your car you think… is there anyway I can get [...]

 

Napperville, Illinois wedding by Orange County Wedding Photographer, Stephen Orlick

Have you ever had that sinking feeling when the flashing lights are in your rearview mirror ? You realize you weren’t paying attention and just maybe traveling a little too fast?
As the officer approaches your car you think… is there anyway I can get out of this ticket?
If it’s my wife at the wheel… yeah not a problem. There’s a real good chance that they’re going to send her on her way with just a warning and a smile.
With me, it’s about 50-50

So that’s the extent of my experience with those that serve and protect, and that’s a good thing.
Well, now I have had the pleasure to photograph the wedding of two of Naperville’s finest. Meet officer Dan and Mary.

Dan has a quiet easiness about himself , always looking, always engaged, assessing the situation and always in complete control. Quick with a smile and enjoying it all.

Mary’s enjoying the moment with a contagious smile.

You can just sense how much Mary and Dan’s family and friends love them.
It’s fun to photograph a wedding when everybody is closely connected and really enjoying themselves.

Quite a bit of talk about Mary and Dan starting a family and I know that there children will be really beautiful.

Mary and Dan’s wedding venue was at the Hyatt in Lyle Illinois right near the Morton Arboretum.

The ceremony was at their church and after the ceremony Mary, Dan, and their wedding party boarded a “party” bus headed for the Morton Arboretum for creative pictures.

First stop was at, a field a-blaze with yellow flowers and served as a brilliant backdrop for their wedding photography.

Next we did some wedding photos in the fragrance garden which teamed with color from the flowers in bloom in early September.
Then down to the lake with Dan and Mary’s wedding party to photograph the whole bridal party strolling down a path by the lake. Those wedding party images reminds me of a scene out of the movie: “THe Godfather” wedding party in Italy.

The ballroom at the Hyatt was decorated with up lighting which enhanced the experience of the wedding celebration.

The dinner was delicious, oh yes. Dan provided a vendor table for their photographers, DJ and Photo Booth person.
My second photographer was Sharon and she killed it with variations and a second perspective on the events of the day and portraits.
Thank you Sharon for such beautiful photographs.

For me it was a destination wedding photography experience since I live in Orange County California.

I love traveling and experiencing a different climate, city and circumstances. That experience is way cool when I also get to work with or meet really cool people and get to know them a bit.

Thanks for the opportunity to photograph your celebration.
I’m very grateful to be a destination wedding photographer.

stephen Orlick-OC Wedding Photography

Orange County and Los Angeles wedding photography services provided by Stephen Orlick, aka Wedding Story Photo, offering wedding photography in the Southern California area.

I’m Stephen Orlick. I am a passionate Orange County wedding photographer. Every wedding I photograph with care and creativity. Your wedding day photography is crafted to offer a one of a kind unique photography experience in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

This is LA wedding photography at its best. I am a international photographer based in Orange County, California, offering wedding coverage in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, and destinations worldwide.

Service Information

Stephen Orlick offers Orange County wedding photography and Los Angeles wedding coverage in Southern California, including but not limited to, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

Location Information

I am located conveniently in Laguna Beach at 577 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California.

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AMBER + DAVID, NEWLAND BARN WEDDING, HUNTINGTON BEACH

October 11th, 2013

I’m one of those people people that needs to know little bit about everything. That Way I feel comfortable. But here I am photographing a wedding at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach. I know it is of some historical significance but didn’t bother to find out anything about the Newland Barn and Newland family [...]


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I’m one of those people people that needs to know little bit about everything. That Way I feel comfortable.
But here I am photographing a wedding at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach.
I know it is of some historical significance but didn’t bother to find out anything about the Newland Barn and Newland family and why their home and farm is a historical landmark and reserved for generations.
I was just too busy looking at the whole venue and ceremony site and really enjoying the ambience and how beautifully the area was decorated by David and Amber the bride and groom.
Apparently I have some research to do about the Newland Family when I get home.

Dave and Amber put a lot of energy and thought into their wedding day celebration.
They had “Dave and Amber” puzzles, lawn games, appetizers station and cocktails.

Dave even brewed his own beer for the occasion which was touted as: “This is good- wow this is great!!!… and that’s some Killa-brew Bro @$#& !!!

Dave and Amber had a first look ceremony, which was quite emotional, at the Hyatt Beach resort hotel where they got ready and stayed after their wedding.

When we arrived at the Newland Barn the first order of business was taking some family portraits and wedding party pictures in front of the old water tower. Then we headed off to the park or field located just behind the new and barn property
I really need to acknowledge how athletic the women were to walk in high heels, dodging gopher holes and undulations in the field where we took our group wedding party photographs.

Then Amber had to track all the way across the field to the other side of the barn for a really cute shot of her and Dave kissing in front of the barn.

After we got all creative shots out of the way it was time to get married. The processional was very dramatic as the boys and girls did a big circle around the perimeter of the venue and ended up at the wedding site in front of a small gazebo.

The processional was a Great photo op and I think Amber enjoyed her walk with her dad. I heard her exclaim a few times: ” oh my god … oh my God.” (but not with a valley girl voice!)
The ceremony was both funny and heartwarming.
The Minister who perform their marriage knew both Dave and Amber very well he spoke from the heart. He recalled humorous and touching personal experiences that had us included laughing and crying.
What a great wedding. Cool and easy going couple.
This was the first time that where the groom was a little more anxious about the wedding then the bride.
But once the ceremony was over both Dave and Amber relished and enjoyed every moment of their wedding.
Food was provided by Richard Jones Pit Barbeque catering.
Viral Photo Booth service kept all their friends entertaining and gave Dave and Amber a brilliant scrapbook.

Thanks to my second photographer Shelly Hayward she found alternate angles and truly complemented my photography. She did an outstanding job.
Enjoy these images from Dave and Amber’s wedding at the Newland
Barn in Huntington Beach California.

Thank you Dave and Amber for entrusting me to create beautiful images from your wedding.

stephen Orlick-OC Wedding Photography

Orange County and Los Angeles wedding photography services provided by Stephen Orlick, aka Wedding Story Photo, offering wedding photography in the Southern California area.

I’m Stephen Orlick. I am a passionate Orange County wedding photographer. Every wedding I photograph with care and creativity. Your wedding day photography is crafted to offer a one of a kind unique photography experience in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

This is LA wedding photography at its best. I am a international photographer based in Orange County, California, offering wedding coverage in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, and destinations worldwide.

Service Information

Stephen Orlick offers Orange County wedding photography and Los Angeles wedding coverage in Southern California, including but not limited to, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

Location Information

I am located conveniently in Laguna Beach at 577 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California.

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Culver City Wedding-Batman Themed Wedding

September 25th, 2013

DJ – Eddie Deering – djdeering@hotmail. Com. Culverevents.com Make artist: Raquel Garcia. One of the first things that you need to do when you’re planning your wedding is to come up with a color scheme or theme. So what if a bride and groom can’t really decide or agree upon a theme. I’m of the [...]

 

DJ – Eddie Deering – djdeering@hotmail. Com. Culverevents.com

Make artist: Raquel Garcia.

One of the first things that you need to do when you’re planning your wedding is to come up with a color scheme or theme.
So what if a bride and groom can’t really decide or agree upon a theme.
I’m of the opinion that you just let the bride decide… settled. Happy bride /happy wife… happy life.
Well in some cases the groom is actually very involved so was the case with Thomas + Elisa’s.
Thomas was favores the greens and Elisa’s favorite color is purple.

So on a whim Thomas jokingly told his fiancée my favorite comic characters are Batman.
I’m thinking green for the Joker and purple for Batman.
Thomas suggested, “why not a Batman theme wedding”? Let’s do something different, why does it have to be like everybody else’s wedding?
So they agreed to a Batman themed wedding would be a lot of fun and a great way to involve the groom in the wedding.

When I first spoke with them I thought they would be in costume I was somewhat relieved when I find out now they’re just borrowing the colors and some of the graphics from Batman which are indeed very very cool.
Thomas had custom designed Converse “Batman” high tops that had the Batman logo and graphics made for himself as well as his groomsman.
The other Batman tie in was with his custom designed custom-made “Batman” bow ties.
As far as the bride the only thing that was related to Batman was a crazy comic book caption of “ker-plunk”! that she pinned to her wedding dress.

The ring-bearer was so cute in his Batman costume. When little Damien saw the costume, he was ecstatic.
Jumping up-and-down saying: “I want to put on my costume! I want to put on my costume!”
He was excitely yelling to the bride – “thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you… thank you for my costume”!

Thomas and Elisa were responsible for… and work together decorating 200 Chinese lanterns with the Batman logo which they cut out together.
Thomas told me it was a team project set up a total assembly line to get all the decorations ready.

They booked Culver City events which allows you to hire your own caterers bring your own alcohol and hire your own people to serve.
The only cravat to this story is that Culver City this is shutting down as of the end of October 2013. The owner sold the property and will build condos. What a shame, incredible venue with several rooms with a lot of personality and options to decorate.

Really really cool bride and groom love shooting this wedding. So much fun, lots of visuals, exactly what you want.
Very memorable wedding experience. Thank you Thomas and Elisa!

stephen Orlick-OC Wedding Photography

Orange County and Los Angeles wedding photography services provided by Stephen Orlick, aka Wedding Story Photo, offering wedding photography in the Southern California area.

I’m Stephen Orlick. I am a passionate Orange County wedding photographer. Every wedding I photograph with care and creativity. Your wedding day photography is crafted to offer a one of a kind unique photography experience in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

This is LA wedding photography at its best. I am a international photographer based in Orange County, California, offering wedding coverage in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, and destinations worldwide.

Service Information

Stephen Orlick offers Orange County wedding photography and Los Angeles wedding coverage in Southern California, including but not limited to, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

Location Information

I am located conveniently in Laguna Beach at 577 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California.

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Orange County Wedding Photographer-Aliso Creek Inn wedding

September 10th, 2013

Laguna Beach Wedding by Orange County Wedding Photographer, Stephen Orlick Once again it was my pleasure to photograph a wedding with David Howell. David accepted the task to capture the wedding of his high school buddy and full time funny man, Chris. David asked me to shoot as a second photographer for his friends and [...]

 

Laguna Beach Wedding by Orange County Wedding Photographer, Stephen Orlick

Once again it was my pleasure to photograph a wedding with David Howell. David accepted the task to capture the wedding of his high school buddy and full time funny man, Chris.
David asked me to shoot as a second photographer for his friends and it was my pleasure to do so. David warned me… it would be a fun one and it was.
Chris is just cool, easy going and damn funny.
Christy was the mastermind of the Alter piece where she and Chris exchanged their vows.
She also designed and created her wedding dress. It was being altered right up to the ceremony. Very fashionable, couture runway-ish. Reminded me of Project Runway. Make it work… and it did.

Congratulations to Chris and Christy.

I really like the Aliso Creek inn. Sheer beauty and cool canyons filled with a touch of mystery. Hard to believe your a block from the ocean.

Framed amongst the historic and inspiring Aliso and Woods Canyons, the perfect venue for a memorable wedding celebration. The Aliso Creek Inn is a world class, serene and spectacular canyon habitat. The ceremony site is a beautiful panoramic outdoor setting.

Orange County and Los Angeles wedding photography services provided by Stephen Orlick, aka Wedding Story Photo, offering wedding photography in the Southern California area.

I’m Stephen Orlick. I am a passionate Orange County wedding photographer. Every wedding I photograph with care and creativity. Your wedding day photography is crafted to offer a one of a kind unique photography experience in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

This is LA wedding photography at its best. I am a international photographer based in Orange County, California, offering wedding coverage in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, and destinations worldwide.

Service Information

Stephen Orlick offers Orange County wedding photography and Los Angeles wedding coverage in Southern California, including but not limited to, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

Location Information

I am located conveniently in Laguna Beach, California.

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Orange County Wedding Photographer- Laguna Beach Engagement Session

September 9th, 2013

Laguna Beach Engagement Session by Orange County Wedding Photographer, Stephen Orlick Meet Lauren and Joseph certified gym rats. That was inspiration for the beginning of our Engagement session. Whenever I’m shooting I’m thinking of the end product and in this case it’s a beautiful engagement sign in book. Guests at your wedding really enjoy the [...]

 

Laguna Beach Engagement Session by Orange County Wedding Photographer, Stephen Orlick

Meet Lauren and Joseph certified gym rats. That was inspiration for the beginning of our Engagement session.
Whenever I’m shooting I’m thinking of the end product and in this case it’s a beautiful engagement sign in book. Guests at your wedding really enjoy the sign in book because they’re able to look at images from the engagement session as well as Double as a sign in book to treasure forever.

Joseph and Lauren met while out on the town and are planning their wedding next July.

Their venue is The San Diego zoo safari park. It’s located just north of San Diego in Escondido.

The San Diego zoo is not only a wonderful and interesting place to visit and see the animals it also serves to protect animals.
Their wildlife conservancy program is dedicated to bringing species back from the brink of extinction.
They do research in preserving wildlife bu banking genes. This is accomplished by carefully collecting and maintaining frozen tissues and cell cultures from animals and banking been in the frozen zoo. The frozen zoo has specimens from the last 37 years and has unique resources contributing to the description and classification of diverse animals.

Most venues are just beautiful this one is also interesting and serving the planet and all anomals! looking forward to their wedding next July 2014

Orange County and Los Angeles wedding photography services provided by Stephen Orlick, aka Wedding Story Photo, offering wedding photography in the Southern California area.

I’m Stephen Orlick. I am a passionate Orange County wedding photographer. Every wedding I photograph with care and creativity. Your wedding day photography is crafted to offer a one of a kind unique photography experience in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

This is LA wedding photography at its best. I am a international photographer based in Orange County, California, offering wedding coverage in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, and destinations worldwide.

Service Information

Stephen Orlick offers Orange County wedding photography and Los Angeles wedding coverage in Southern California, including but not limited to, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

Location Information

I am located conveniently in Laguna Beach, California.

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7 Tips for Beach Weddings – Orange County Wedding Photographer

May 14th, 2013

SEVEN TIPS FOR A MEMORABLE BEACH WEDDING. Exchanging your wedding vows on a Orange County Beach at sunset with the waves crashing on the shore is very romantic. Planning a beach wedding seems easy enough, but here are a number of details you’ll want to keep in mind to ensure a fabulous beach ceremony. Here [...]

 

SEVEN TIPS FOR A MEMORABLE BEACH WEDDING.

Exchanging your wedding vows on a Orange County Beach at sunset with the waves crashing on the shore is very romantic. Planning a beach wedding seems easy enough, but here are a number of details you’ll want to keep in mind to ensure a fabulous beach ceremony.

Here are the seven tips for a great Beach Wedding.

7. Tides
Consult a tidal chart for the day you are getting married. The time of the day when high/ low tide takes place changes every day. Be sure to check so that you don’t end up in a place where there is no beach left to set up your event.

6. The Magic Hour
The final hour of daylight makes for the most beautiful, golden-light which makes for gorgeous photos as well as an amazing experience for you and your guests. Plan your ceremony to begin 1 hour before sunset. Research exactly when sunset is on your big day. Several Apps and websites can easily help you figure out the sunset and twilight time.

5. “First look”
If you get married at the Magic hour… only problem is there’s no time for your creatives, (Romantic pictures of you as a couple) The “modern” and new trend is for the bride and groom is to see each other for the first time in a private setting before the ceremony (first look) and get most of their creative photographs taken before –rather than after — the ceremony. Most couples are choosing this as a way of reducing the amount of stress and time needed after the ceremony to shoot photos, thereby allowing them to spend more time with their guests at the wedding.

4. Lavaliere your ceremony (“What did she say?”)
The sound of the breaking waves is awesome and beautiful. However your guests came to hear your ceremony and vows… so make sure they are able to by including some kind of microphone or audio system for the officiate and yourselves.

3. Consider alternate shelter ideas
You may want to have a tent reserved or other shelter available to handle unexpected downpours. For guests who cannot tolerate the sun umbrellas or a shelter. Urge your guests to wear light weight cotton or linen to help keep cool.

2. Check access for the elderly or disabled family and friends
Think about using hardboard flooring to create walkways to your beach venue. As alternative make sure those who may not be able to traverse sand can also enjoy the wedding from a distance.

1. Make sure restrooms are available close to your event
Show that you are a considerate host and be sure restrooms are available to your guests.
If not, you may want to rent some.

BONUS TIP!
Security Detail
Some public access beaches like Main Beach in Laguna Beach for example, allow you to hold your ceremony with a permit but do not allow you to rope off or keep the public out. Most people are respectful and appreciate your wedding ceremony, looking on from a distance and not interfering. However, on a public beach… homeless, drunk, and rude people may crash your ceremony. My advise is to hire security. Not Uncle Fred because he’s a big dude, but real off duty police or security person. I watched horrified, as a beautiful ceremony was infringed on twice! Small price to pay to insure your beach wedding goes off without a hitch!

Your Orange County Wedding photography will be amazing!… and a great experience to remember for the rest of your life.

Orange County and Los Angeles wedding photography services provided by Stephen Orlick, aka Wedding Story Photo, offering wedding photography in the Southern California area.

I’m Stephen Orlick. I am a passionate Orange County wedding photographer. Every wedding I photograph with care and creativity. Your wedding day photography is crafted to offer a one of a kind unique photography experience in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

This is LA wedding photography at its best. I am a international photographer based in Orange County, California, offering wedding coverage in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, and destinations worldwide.

Service Information

Stephen Orlick offers Orange County wedding photography and Los Angeles wedding coverage in Southern California, including but not limited to, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

Location Information

I am located conveniently in Laguna Beach, California.

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Hotel Laguna-Laguna Beach Wedding-Orange County Wedding Photographer-

May 7th, 2013

I’ve shot several destination weddings and love the concept. A wedding is special to begin with but then throw on a destination that has some sentimental value or just an exotic twist and you crank up the “wow/ fun” factor. Chris and Mary Ann contacted me because they needed an Orange County wedding photographer based [...]

 

I’ve shot several destination weddings and love the concept. A wedding is special to begin with but then throw on a destination that has some sentimental value or just an exotic twist and you crank up the “wow/ fun” factor.
Chris and Mary Ann contacted me because they needed an Orange County wedding photographer based in Laguna Beach to photograph their destination wedding at the Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach, California.

They told me that Orange County, California had a special place in their hearts and could think of no other place where they’d rather get married.

I was very happy to work with them and create meaningful wedding day images as well as document their wedding day with editorial photo coverage.
The talented photographer David Howell did an amazing job shooting second camera with me on Chris and Mary Ann’s wedding at The Hotel Laguna.
An extremely talented second is one of the important things that sets my coverage apart from other orange county wedding photographers who work alone.
No matter how good the primary shooter is, a second contributes to the wedding coverage with additional angles or vantage points.
Many wonderful things are going on at any time during the wedding and the primary photographer simply can’t be in all places at one time.

Chris and Mary Ann were excited about their first look and it was staged in the courtyard of the Hotel Laguna where often couples exchange their vows at the gazebo.
A large Bogenvia bush served as the foil to conceal Mary Ann until she invited Chris to turn around and see her in her wedding dress for the first time.

Shortly after taking several photos at the courtyard we headed over to Shaw’s Cove, about half a mile up the coast where we continued creating “amazing” pictures

The Gorman’s held their ceremony on the beach, just in front of the Hotel Laguna. Immediately following their vows, “I dos” and smooching guests were invited to the cocktail hour at the Laguna room in the Hotel Laguna just steps from the beach. We finished up with a few family photos and then had fun shooting a few more additional images at the Hotel Laguna Beach Club. I’m really partial to those images at the Beach Club…
however I see some amazing candidates for “Wall Art” from the session at Shaw’s Cove too. It’s nice to have “too” many great pictures!

The reception began with a grand entrance and the Pacific ocean served as the backdrop behind Chris and Mary Ann’s sweetheart table.
Christopher’s best man was called upon for his rendition of what some would consider a toast, others might consider it a roast… in either case he was entertaining to say the least. May Ann’s sister who also was her maid of honor then said a few words that were emotional and sweet, followed by both fathers that wished the couple happiness and toasted their new family.

Thank you Chris and Mary Ann.

I have a feeling they’ll be back to Laguna again and again…

Flowers by Laguna florist Worrell and events design studio.

Music by Mike HALIK a.k.a. DJ first nature.

Wedding Venue: Hotel Laguna




























Orange County and Los Angeles wedding photography services provided by Stephen Orlick, aka Wedding Story Photo, offering wedding photography in the Southern California area.

I’m Stephen Orlick. I am a passionate Orange County wedding photographer. Every wedding I photograph with care and creativity. Your wedding day photography is crafted to offer a one of a kind unique photography experience in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

This is LA wedding photography at its best. I am a international photographer based in Orange County, California, offering wedding coverage in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, and destinations worldwide.

Service Information

Stephen Orlick offers Orange County wedding photography and Los Angeles wedding coverage in Southern California, including but not limited to, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

Location Information

I am located conveniently in Laguna Beach, California.