The Lakes at El Segundo Wedding – Luara and Adam

A quick trip to the airport, a short flight to Los Angeles International and a very short drive to El Segundo from the airport got me to the splendid outdoor wedding of Laura and Adam at the Lakes at El Segundo.
A more formal pose of the bride and groom - the Lakes at El Segundo

Reflection of the bride while she gets ready for the wedding ceremony.

Bride reflection in the mirror while she is getting ready for the wedding. The engagement ring on a golf ball from the Lakes at El Segundo

Father of the bride walks her on the grass field to the wedding site at the Lakes at El Segundo. Flower decorations wait each guest on their tables during wedding the Lakes at El Segundo. The bride and groom exchange rings during their wedding ceremony at the Lakes at El Segundo The bride and groom raise their arms to celebrate their wedding - the Lakes at El Segundo Bridal portrait - the Lakes at El Segundo The bride's wedding bouquet

It’s rare that during one of the toasts for the bride and groom swim goggles are presented to the couple. Unless of course the groom is a life guard.

Wedding reception speech - the Lakes at El Segundo

The old wedding rings in the champagne glass ring photo.

The wedding rings in a champagne glass with bubbles. Bride on the dance floor with her friends. - the Lakes at El Segundo

Villa Montalvo Saratoga Wedding – High Dynamic Range Images

One of the benefits of working as wedding photographer is occasionally working a another photographer providing their second photographer coverage. It allows you to photograph a wedding from slightly different angles and then process your images high dynamic range ( HDR ) processing. A while back I had the pleasure of providing 2nd photographer wedding coverage for Chris Werner at Vila Montalvo in Saratoga. Here are some of the images, many processed using HDR.

 The contrast between the colorful flip flops and wedding shoes make this an interesting photo.

The guys pose with the groom as the Chairmen of the Board.

The whole crew of guys who are getting ready pose for a board room type photo. The slow shutter speed and image stabilization allow for the water drops to blur in the fountain. The bride and her father walk towards their guests and the groom waiting to get married at Vila Montalvo, Saratoga. The just married bride and groom wave to their guests after their wedding ceremony at Vila Montalvo, Saratoga. A colorful table decoration with flowers awaits guests at Vila Montalvo, Saratoga. The wedding cake has a mr and mrs sign on top. A bridesmaid listens to the father of the groom giving a speech to the bride and groom

The speech was so dynamic the best man had to use arms to  convey the message.

The best man waves his arm with his speech notes griped tightly. Glasses with champagne for the newly minted mr. and mrs. at Vila Montalvo, Saratoga. The lights at the Vila Montalvo, Saratoga are turned low for the bride and groom's first dance as husband and wife. The bride and a guest smile for a photo during the reception. The night lights illuminate the outdoor fountain at the Vila Montalvo in Saratoga.