Mr and Mrs Chong

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!

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It took Karen’s bridesmaids quite some time to get her in her dress. They even had an instructional video to follow!

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The Courtyard outside the Westin has some amazing picture spots

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First look

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I just love Pasadena City Hall.  I could have shot there for hours and hours.

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Love this moment right before Karen walked down the aisle.  She leaned over and whispered to her Dad, “You ready, Daddy?”.

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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!

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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!

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A few more pictures after the ceremony

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I don’t understand how a Bruin can marry a Trojan!  It’s a good thing Karen is a really cool girl ;)

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Karen is so crafty.  She made this cute sign!

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The Westin Pasadena is a gorgeous place for a wedding!

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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!

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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!

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7 Responses to Mr and Mrs Chong

  1. Beautiful pictures Drew! Looks like such a gorgeous wedding.

  2. Miss Darcy says:

    GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely beautiful Drew!

  3. Meghan says:

    I am so excited to see these!! L.O.V.E. them!!! They call can out beautifully!! The ones in the church look great! You would have never known how dark it was. Next time just ask them to “turn the lights up”. :)

  4. Amber says:

    I love the effect of the flashes going off in the pictures at the reception. It’s like a little diamond off to the side! Great pictures!

  5. aaron says:

    I Love those images taken in the city hall, beautiful photo!

  6. Ki says:

    These are so beautiful it made me teary eyed looking at their pictures!! What a great couple! I especially love the one of Karen just before she walks down the aisle. Alex looks great, too!!

    Great seeing you Drew. You were so relaxed when we saw you at the wedding…it reminded me of how nice it was to have you as our professional but cool photographer =D.

  7. Lucy says:

    beautiful pictures! you really captured the joy of that day!

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