Karen and Alex were married on a perfect August day in Pasadena. They got lucky with a very mild August day (75 degrees!). I got lucky because a very nice security guard let us shoot at Pasadena City Hall after we had been denied a permit (they were shooting a movie). It’s such a perfect backdrop for pictures!
It took Karen’s bridesmaids quite some time to get her in her dress. They even had an instructional video to follow!
The Courtyard outside the Westin has some amazing picture spots
I just love Pasadena City Hall. I could have shot there for hours and hours.
Love this moment right before Karen walked down the aisle. She leaned over and whispered to her Dad, “You ready, Daddy?”.
For you photogs out there, this church was DARK. No flash allowed and of course we had to stand at the back of the aisle. This shot was taken with an ISO of 4000! Thank goodness for the 5D Mark II and for the amazing noise reduction in Lightroom 3!
This shot was taken with the original 5D at only a 1600 ISO, but without the noise reduction in Light Room 3 it would have looked horrible!
A few more pictures after the ceremony
I don’t understand how a Bruin can marry a Trojan! It’s a good thing Karen is a really cool girl
Karen is so crafty. She made this cute sign!
The Westin Pasadena is a gorgeous place for a wedding!
Right before Karen and Alex did their grand entrance a huge ceiling tile came crashing down! I was too shocked to get a picture of it. Thankfully no one was hurt!
Congratulations, Alex and Karen! I have enjoyed getting to know the both of you so much. Your love for one another is so evident and I have been honored to be able to capture it. I hope you are enjoying your South African honeymoon! Hopefully you didn’t lose any limbs feeding the great whites Here’s your slideshow!