Santa Monica Pier engagement photos

Wedding Photographer Charleton Churchill
Engagement Session at Santa Monica Pier, Southern California

We all got up early for this engagement session, like 5a.m. in the morning to drive to Santa Monica Pier.  I had a wedding the evening prior near San Diego and went to bed around 1a.m. just after backing up all my wedding images. So, yeah, surviving off 4 hours of sleep, I got my Starbucks and was off with a fashionable couple from Texas, whom are marrying this 2014 year. It was an adventurous time shooting  some lifestyle photography, renting and riding bikes, kissing under the dock, taking some walks on top of the dock while the crowds were not present early in the morning. After 10a.m., everyone and their grandmas were there. While it was very hot and my head got a little sunburned, it was worth it to photograph at this location.  Congratulations to this couple on their engagement and I look forward to shooting their wedding!

fashionable southern California couple on dock early morning

fun on the dock

early morning engagement shoot

southern california couple kissing

santa monica couple holding hands

engaged couple holding each other

romance on the dock

santa monica pier engagement photos

santa monica pier engagement photos

engagement photos

couple washing sand off feet

beach photos of couple

fun couple in sand

cute couple riding bikes on pier

santa monica wedding photography

Santa Monica Pier theme park photos with kissing couple

drinking coke together


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Los Angeles Wedding Photographer, Pacific Palms Resort Wedding, Cary and Anissa

I traveled to Los Angeles for an awesome wedding at the Pacific Palms Resort. I met Cary and Anissa last year at Sally and Justin Arnst’s wedding. I photographed Cary and Anissa’s engagement session earlier at the LA Dodger’s Stadium in September 2010. For some of you who don’t know, Cary is the grandson of the late great Hall of Fame Roy Campanella, which is how we were able to gain access into the Stadium (Cary’s mother is Roy’s daughter who can be seen below in one of the dance images).

It was blue skies for Cary and Anissa, as they expressed their commitment to each other on the golf course by sharing vows before friends and family. After the bridemaid’s were escorted in by the groomsmen, everyone wondered where the bride would make her entrance. I’m not exactly sure how many people knew, but Anissa came riding in on a Cinderella carriage from the distance. Everyone stood in awe.  If you could hear the sounds of everyone ooohhing and aaahhing as she came trotting in with this majestic horse and stoic rider, you would have thought you were in the presence of the true royal queen of England.  The truth is Anissa is a princess, and Cary, her prince charming.  They both came to the alter to commit their lives to each other, for better and for worse. We not only enjoyed our time together at the resort, but apparently everyone in the resort from the 11th floor down could enjoy it with us, since the bass was ricocheting throughout the property.  I’m also glad to have taken my wife and three girls to Disneyland the previous week for some good times.  Here are few images from their wedding day.

Wedding Photography:  Charleton Churchill Photography

Wedding Ceremony:  Pacific Palms Resort

Reception Tent:  Pacific Palms Resort

D.J. – DJ Roland

Make-up Artist: Makeup by Michelle

Hair:  Faye Decai

Catering: Pacific Palms Resort

Cake: Andrea at Royalty Cakes

Photobooth:  Shutter Box


wedding dress at Pacific palms resort

wedding shoes los Anglese photographer

custom hanger for los angeles wedding

groom and groomsmen getting ready at los angeles hotel before a wedding

groomsmen photographs at Pacific Palms

groomsmen party photographs at Pacific Palms

groomsmen at hotel of los angeles

groom at city of industry before a wedding event at venue

bridesmaid getting ready at Pacific Palms Resort for wedding day

bride getting ready in Pacific Palms hotel wedding event

bride putting dress on for wedding day in Los Angeles

bride at Pacific Palms Resort wedding

bridesmaids and bride in Pacific Palms hotel room for pictures

bride and bridesmaids together outside of Pacific palms resort

bridesmaids photographs at Pacific Palms resort

Cinderella wedding with horse carriage and bride escorted at Pacific Palms Resort

bride with father getting off Cinderella carriage for wedding day

father and daughter walking during wedding day at los Angeles wedding event

wedding ceremony at Pacific Palms Resort wedding event

bride and groom smiling at pacific palms wedding ceremony on beautiful sunny day

bride and groom laughing at Los Angeles wedding in the City of Industry Pacific Palms Resort

bride and groom walking down aisle with smiles at Los Angeles wedding venues

wedding party at Los Angeles wedding event at Pacific Palms Resort

wedding party on lawn planned on their special occasion at Pacific Palms wedding location

bride and groom on lawn at Pacific Palms in City of Industry

bride groom creative photographs at City of Industry

Los Angeles wedding photographer at Pacific Palms Resort creative and artistic photography

los angeles creative wedding photographer shooting at Pacific Palms Resort

bride at Pacific Palms Resort wedding during photographs after ceremony

bride and groom photographs during Pacific Palms wedding in Los Angleles

Cool groom during wedding at the resort of the Pacific Palms in Los Angeles during photographer shoot

bride and groom during Pacific Palms wedding with creative and artistic photography

bride pictures at Pacific Palm Resort during photography bridal session in LA Los Angeles

bride and groom dancing during pictures from celebrity photographer in Los Angeles

bride and groom laughing at Pacific Palms Resort by celebrity wedding Photographer

daughter of Roy Campanella with groom at Pacific Palms Resort during wedding event

father daughter dance at Pacific Palms wedding event in tent

bride and groom dance during tent reception at Pacific Palms resort in Los Angeles for photography

bride and groom planned wedding event at Pacific Palms Resort by Los Angeles Celebrity wedding Photographer

bridal bouquet toss at reception of Pacific Palms Resort

dancing at Pacific Palms Resort

Pacific Palms Resort sign entrance in the City of Industry during the wedding day event at his location venue

landscape photograph at Pacific Palms Resort overlooking the city during the wedding day event


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