Forgive me :)


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Long veils are the best:


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A few pretties:


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Marty, looking absolutely dapper:


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and having some fun with his favorite men before the ceremony:


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I love shots like this where every single person tells a story:


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Kim's proud parents look on:


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I had to make some soft portraits of Kim:


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Arriving at church!


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Processional & recessional:


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...and everything in between (this shot was by Katie up in the balcony. I love the balcony here!


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I was up front getting some expressions during the ceremony:


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and roaming around:


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Married and finally RELAXED!


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It was a grey day but it doesn't make Santa Monica any less cool:


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actually, I think it adds to the atmosphere of these photos:


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I don't know what he said, but it was really really funny!


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Newlywed time :)


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One thing I always try to do is photograph the bride alone a few times. Most brides hate when their hair blows in the wind, but Kim rocked it like a champ:


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More walking, kissing, and showing off amazing shoes:


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A little black and white goes a long way:


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two of my faves:


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boardwalks and deserted beaches = rad:


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Love the feeling here:


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One in the lobby of Casa del Mar:


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the room: elegant and classy without being garish. they really hit the mark on this one:


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I loved the pop of color in the lower arrangements:


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and the crystals in the larger ones:


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More fun stuff:


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First dance:


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toasting:


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Kim and Marty's wedding in Santa Monica was definitely the event of the season! While I love every wedding I get to be a part of, there are a few each year that I really look forward to for one reason or another, and this was one of them.  Part of it was the location--Casa Del Mar and St. Monica's are two places in LA that I think are just really beautiful and located perfectly for photography.  I photographed a wedding a few years ago with that exact combination that I just loved so it was familiar territory.  Also, when I heard that Kelley Gin of PIcture Perfect Events was the coordinator on this wedding, I knew the day would run perfectly with, of course, plenty of time for photos :)

The icing on the cake though, was Kim & Marty.  When you get a really welcoming, kind couple who orchestrate a beautifully detailed and meaningful day, you just can't lose!

Kim getting ready at Casa Del Mar in beautiful morning light:


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An invitation suite by the famed Ceci of New York complete with custom laser cut invites & envelopes:


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The invitation paper was so thick and regal feeling that i just HAD to use it for something!


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A Monique Lhuillier gown to die for:


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Seriously, I was obsessed with it:


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The flowers were done by another vendor I had been dying to work with, Eddie from TIc Tock in LA:


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Kim was the picture of a beautiful, calm bride:


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In an (again) INCREDIBLE gown:


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Every bride needs a little help:


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I LOVE the father daughter dance, always.


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but i have to admit that since having my son, i feel something special when I watch a mom dance with her son now too:


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observing:


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My fave reception shot of the evening:


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I can STILL smell how good this cake was:


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Party!!


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Kim & Marty, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day! I absolutely loved it.